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In New Book, UW’s Estella Leopold Revisits Childhood at the Family Shack, Described in Aldo Leopold’s Best-Seller ‘A Sand County Almanac’

Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, has written a new memoir of her formative years, "Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited." She describes life on the land where her father, Aldo Leopold,...
13-Oct-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cars vs. Health: UW's Moudon, Dannenberg Contribute to Lancet Series on Urban Planning, Public Health

Automobiles — and the planning and infrastructure to support them — are making our cities sick, says an international group of researchers now publishing a three-part series in the British medical journal The Lancet.
12-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Do Some STEM Fields Have Fewer Women Than Others? UW Study May Have the Answer

A new University of Washington study is among the first to look at why women are more represented in some STEM fields than others. Their conclusion: a masculine culture is the most powerful factor.
12-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

As Online Retailing Booms, UW's New Urban Freight Lab to Work with Industry, SDOT on Delivery Challenges


As online retailing booms, the new University of Washington Urban Freight Lab will partner with UPS, Costco, Nordstrom and Seattle Department of Transportation to research solutions for businesses delivering goods in urban settings and cities trying...
12-Oct-2016 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Morel Mushrooms Pop Up, Cluster Together After Wildfires

A paper published Oct. 1 in the journal Forest Ecology and Management is one of only a handful of reports documenting and analyzing the patterns of morel mushroom growth following a wildfire. Within Yosemite National Park, morels were most likely to...
10-Oct-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Atlantic Ocean's Slowdown Tied to Changes in the Southern Hemisphere


Unlike in the movies, and in some theories of climate change, the recent slowdown of Atlantic Ocean circulation is not connected with the melting of the Arctic sea ice. Instead, it seems to be connected to shifts around the southern tip of Africa.
5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$4M Grant Funds New UW RAPID Facility to Investigate Natural Disasters Worldwide

A new disaster investigation center housed at the University of Washington and funded by a $4 million National Science Foundation grant will collect and analyze critical data that's often lost in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes and earthquakes...
5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UW Professor Emeritus David J. Thouless wins Nobel Prize in physics for exploring exotic states of matter


David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, will share the 2016 physics Nobel Prize with Professor F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University “for theoretical...
4-Oct-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing


University of Washington professor Sally Brown and collaborators have published the most extensive compilation to date explaining how to grow urban agriculture, and how doing so could save American cities.
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT

How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has adapted his Implicit Association Test on hidden biases to determine how strongly a football fan supports a certain team.
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST

Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Infrastructure Experts: Engineers Who Can Speak About Bridge Collapse

24-May-2013 2:00 PM EDT

Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink...
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST

Axel Schweiger, Chair of UW's Polar Science Center, an Excellent Source for Writing About Melting Sea Ice

6-Sep-2012 9:00 AM EDT

Expert Available on Health Care Markets, Health Sector Leadership and Social/Political Determinants

22-Jun-2012 5:15 PM EDT

Sallie Sanford, University of Washington Law Professor / Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Available to Discuss SCOTUS Health Care Decision

22-Jun-2012 2:00 PM EDT

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