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Newswise: Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health
Released: 23-Jan-2023 12:00 PM EST
Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health
University of Washington

A team led by researchers at the University of Washington studied how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife, where people give each other mental health support. The researchers developed an AI system that suggested changes to participants’ responses to make them more empathetic. The best responses resulted from a collaboration between AI and people.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 6:20 PM EST
Q&A: How ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ impacts financial health
University of Washington

Ed deHaan, associate professor of accounting in the University of Washington Foster School of Business, studies the impact of Buy Now Pay Later on financial health. His research finds that BNPL users faced rapid increases in bank overdraft charges and credit card interests and fees.

Released: 17-Oct-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Q&A: UnlockedMaps provides real-time accessibility information for urban rail transit in six metro areas
University of Washington

Researchers at the University of Washington developed UnlockedMaps, a web-based map that allows users to see in real time how accessible rail transit stations are in six metro areas: Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, New York and the California Bay Area. UnlockedMaps shows which stations are accessible and which ones are experiencing elevator outages.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 5:05 PM EST
FDA permanently approves abortion pills through mail: Source
University of Washington

Dr. Emily Godfrey is an OB-GYN at the UW School of Medicine. She has done research on the demand for abortion pills in different states.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Climate Change to Fuel Increase in Human-Wildlife Conflict
University of Washington

Climate change is further exacerbating human-wildlife conflicts by straining ecosystems and altering behaviors, both of which can deepen the contacts — and potential competition — between people and animals.

Released: 24-Mar-2021 5:15 PM EDT
Resident’s NEJM essay discusses combating anti-Asian hate
University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. James Lee is a Korean-American resident in psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His perspective, “Combating anti-Asian sentiment — a practical guide for clinicians,” was published March 24 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Released: 2-May-2019 1:05 AM EDT
Stars and stories: University of Washington astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on 'true tales of observational astronomy'
University of Washington

Emily Levesque, UW assistant professor of astronomy, and an increasingly well-known name in her field, is working on material for a new book for science-loving general readers, to be called "The Last Stargazers: True Tales of the Colorful and Vanishing World of Observational Astronomy.”

Released: 11-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
How the Roberts-era Supreme Court shows "deepening ambivalence" to voting rights
University of Washington

Recent rulings show the court's willingness to "aid and abet a rollback of voting rights," says University of Washington law professor Lisa Manheim, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk.

Released: 19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
From White House to Tacoma, WA, Urban Agriculture Is Growing
University of Washington

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.

Released: 24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST
How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That
University of Washington

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.

Released: 1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT
Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July
University of Washington

Have a dog with noise phobias, especially fireworks? University of Washington psychologist explains three main ways to calm dogs' fears.

Released: 10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST
Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking
University of Washington

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 moderately, and treatment approaches he's used with people recovering from alcohol problems.

3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT
Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist
University of Washington

On the 20-year anniversary of the World Wide Web, a computer scientist has published a two-page commentary in the journal Nature that calls on the international academic and business communities to take a bolder approach when designing how people find information online.

Released: 18-Mar-2011 3:45 PM EDT
Experts Available on Many Aspects of Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis
University of Washington

These University of Washington experts are available for reporters to contact in the wake of the massive Japan earthquake of March 11 and resulting tsunami and nuclear crisis.

Released: 4-May-2010 12:00 PM EDT
Lessons from Mount St. Helens Being Applied Today
University of Washington

May 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens and scientists continue using what’s learned there to challenge established thinking about how landscapes evolve and rebound.

Released: 17-Jan-2010 9:00 PM EST
University of Washington Experts on the Crisis in Haiti
University of Washington

Here is a list of University of Washington experts who can discuss the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Haiti.

Released: 8-Jun-2009 8:00 PM EDT
Experts on Search, Social Media and Web 2.0
University of Washington

UW experts who can offer insight into the latest communications software, technologies and trends.

Released: 6-May-2009 1:05 PM EDT
UW Will be Prominent in Space Shuttle Mission to Service Hubble Telescope
University of Washington

Next week's mission will replace the Hubble Space Telescope's existing camera with the Wide Field Camera 3, which UW astronomers helped develop. UW engineering graduate Gregory C. Johnson will pilot the shuttle.

Released: 31-Mar-2009 3:40 PM EDT
3-D Printing Hits Rock-Bottom Prices with Homemade Ceramics Mix
University of Washington

A new, not-so-secret recipe uses artist-grade ceramics powder for 3-D printing. Ceramics objects can now be printed for about 3 percent the cost of commercial printing mixes.

Released: 16-Dec-2008 12:10 PM EST
What Does It Take to Make New Year's Resolutions a Reality?
University of Washington

Researchers have devised a new planning tool to help people keep track of day-to-day information that's parked in too many places -- multiple phones, multiple computers, multiple Web applications.

Released: 12-Jun-2008 4:25 PM EDT
Like a Rock: New Mineral Named for Astronomer
University of Washington

A new mineral, the first to be discovered inside a particle from a comet, has officially been named in honor of University of Washington astronomer Donald Brownlee.

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