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The UW School of Law recently received $3.75 million as an endowment from late donor John Diehl. The gift will assist graduates in the form of fellowships dedicated to pursuing environmental law as a public service.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a form of blood cancer that is caused by a range of failures of the bone marrow to produce normal functional blood cells. Through reprogramming patient blood cells, researchers recently found a new pathway to study the progression and appropriate treatment …
Researchers from the UW’s department of oceanography shared an exciting announcement at the Astrobiology Science Convention (AbSciCon), a convention held annually in Bellevue: Life on other planets might be even more feasible than ever thought before.
Researchers at the UW are working on BrainNet, a research project that explores how people can send information brain-to-brain using a noninvasive interface.
Climate change is a pressing existential crisis at the forefront of current issues, and buildings generate nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Keeping players safe while maintaining the fundamentals of the game of soccer is a tricky balance to nail. Dr. Sara Chrisman, a pediatrician at UW Medicine Sports Institute, is working to get the ball rolling on the technique behind safe soccer headers.
It’s easy to feel safe in Seattle and to see wildfires as a problem in drier states, especially with our sprawling waterfront and views of green trees in any direction. However, as signs of climate change have become increasingly visible, wildfires become more common and more serious in the …
Summertime provides warm weather and high spirits as students enjoy the sunny atmosphere. However, whether spending a few hours playing soccer at the IMA or trekking through miles of trails around Snoqualmie Pass, unusual levels of heat bring dangerous risks to Seattle.
Scientific study shows that false information spreads faster than true information. According to an article in Science Magazine, “it took the truth about six times as long as falsehood to reach 1,500 people.”
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rollback of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan in June hinders climate efforts in Washington according to officials and scientists.
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center unveiled a large-scale study that tests the efficacy of a novel global HIV vaccine, which included 3800 transgender individuals and men who have sex with men from eight countries.
While a minor in quantitative science is something that most students think is an easier version of math, the program brings an interdisciplinary approach to STEM by targeting real-world problems are relevant to students.
At 2:51 a.m. Friday morning, a 4.6 earthquake struck just north of Monroe in the Three Lakes area and a series of smaller aftershocks were felt in the three hours following the initial earthquake, including a 3.5 magnitude aftershock at 2:53 a.m.
Researchers at the UW Networks & Mobile Systems Lab have developed smart phone and speaker technology to monitor breathing patterns of people at risk for cardiac arrest.
The UW’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and Dan Burgard, a chemistry professor at the University of Puget Sound, analyzed water that shows marijuana consumption has increased since the legalization in 2013.
For new admits to the College of Engineering, peer-led clustered courses known as Engineering First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) seek to help develop strong study skills, a sense of community, and connect to upper-class undergraduate mentors. However, some students feel they are an imperfect …
Foreign languages are taught in around 90% of high schools across America, but only 20.7% of the population can speak a second language, and even fewer can read, speak, and comprehend this language well enough to use it in their everyday lives. Psychology graduate student Margarita Zeitlin i…
In conjunction with Microsoft, Black Girls CODE (BGC) launched its 15th chapter in Seattle in early April.
It’s the morning of your midterm and you forgot a calculator. You don’t have time to return home and your friends have yet to see your frantic texts pleading for help. The UW Student Technology Loan Program (STLP) can help whenever you find yourself lacking the technology you need to succeed.
Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, UW engineers in the department of aeronautics and astronautics recently published an article that suggests new ways to reduce impact force in circumstances like spacecraft landings and car airbag systems.
Those addicted to opioids deserve a second chance.
A recent UW study published in Nature suggests man-made blockades are damaging the biodiversity in rivers.
Faculty, students, and staff gathered in Kane Hall May 30 to celebrate the legacy of renowned psychologist and UW Professor Emeritus Dr. Marsha Linehan. The lecture, put on by the department of psychology, was held to mark Linehan’s retirement from the UW, where she has taught since 1977.
The UW’s Dr. Kelly Stevens, a professor of bioengineering, is leading a group of scientists and bioengineers from the UW, Rice University, and Duke University in an effort to 3D-print organs. Their findings were published on May 3 in Science Magazine.
Someday, you may be able to get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes through a high-speed tube.
A ferry boat hit a humpback whale and The Seattle Times has turned it into a positive story. The collision was said to be the result of an increased population of humpback whales, which have previously had extremely low numbers, so yay! On the negative side, however, the resurgence means Tue…
It is no surprise that the climate emergency, as it becomes a prominent global issue, is a hot-button topic at the UW. UW students themselves are uniquely positioned to take interest in the issue as Seattle prepares to face the impacts of global environmental changes.
The UW Institute for Science + Math Education has partnered with ClimeTime, a Washington public schools initiative for climate science education, to put a $4 million science education grant to work, educating teachers and providing equitable access to STEM education.
After months of networking, proposal submissions, screening, coaching, and an investment round, the 2019 Dempsey Startup Competition culminated in two final rounds and an awards ceremony Thursday, May 23. Fourteen student businesses, including nine from the UW, won a total of $80,000 in priz…
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In addition to breathtaking views and warm weather every spring, enough tourists appear to cause long, winding lines of cars down Pend-Oreille road, crowding the UW campus. Most of these visitors end up swarming one of UW’s more iconic attractions: the cherry blossoms.
Accessibility issues in the greater Seattle area can be painstaking to those are afflicted with physical disabilities. Wheelchair users have reported that deficiencies in the city’s geography such as uneven sidewalks, cracks in the pavement, steep or missing curb ramps, and other difficultie…
For many at the UW, Mount Rainier is a familiar part of our daily environment, towering over our campus with its snow-capped peak. Little do spectators know that this sight is changing, as new scientific evidence points to some alarming changes happening to the 25 major glaciers. It’s anothe…
A team of UW researchers developed an app that can detect ear infections. Such innovations have the potential to make health services more accessible outside of the doctor’s office. The app, in coordination with a paper funnel placed to the ear, measures changes in sound waves as they bounce…
Editor’s note: Our coverage of the UW’s 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium once again seeks to highlight just a small fraction of the over 1,200 UW students who are engaged in research across all disciplines. Students from within the university and across the region descended in wa…
UW professors in the department of political science, Geoffrey Wallace and Sophia Jordán Wallace, published a study in March in which they analyzed which factors drove support for different pathways to citizenship for immigrants.
Your first week in PSYCH 210, Diversity of Human Sexuality, you might know to expect. Rumors about watching porn in class (which happens around week five) zip around UW social circles but beyond that, most students go in blind. Around week two this quarter, professor Nicole McNichols proclai…
"May the fourth be with you" just took on a whole new meaning for UW researchers. In the middle of the night on May 4, otherwise known as “Star Wars Day,” the sky lit up as a SpaceX spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida headed toward the International Space Station (ISS).
According to UW researchers, the effects of historic logging may be quickly changing the topography of our rivers. Geologic processes like erosion can take thousands of years to shape a landscape, but with recent human activity, it may be progressing up to 100 times faster than expected.
Thursday marked the second annual Randall T. Moon lecture presented by the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, which focused on the cell signaling molecule: the hedgehog cell.
More than 500 people gathered in the HUB Ballroom for the Dempsey Startup Competition Investment Round on May 1. The event showcased 36 startups founded by college students from around the Cascadia Corridor with innovations ranging from eyedropper adaptors and battery testing software to bev…
Approximately 300 billion stars, 30 billion planets, and countless asteroids, meteors, comets, and moons. This is just the Milky Way, an average large galaxy in a universe that is estimated to contain at least 200 billion, each with its own star systems.
According to a study by UW researchers in the department of epidemiology and at Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, high levels of income inequality may have negative consequences beyond economic insecurity that are not often considered.
Toss out your quinoa and pull up a chair because, folks, we’re eating seaweed! It’s good for you and for our planet, too. Kelp removes excess chemicals from the ocean, such as carbon dioxide, and cleans our oceans while being harvested. And, good news for us, there are experimental kelp farm…
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