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Newswise: Stars and stories: University of Washington astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on 'true tales of observational astronomy'

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.”

Channels: Physics, Space and Astronomy,

Released:
2-May-2019 1:05 AM EDT
Newswise: How the Roberts-era Supreme Court shows

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.

Channels: Government/Law, U.S. Politics, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. National Security,

Released:
11-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Law and Public Policy

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

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

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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.

Channels: Agriculture, Environmental Science,

Released:
19-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT
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How Strong of a Football Fan Are You? There's a Test for That

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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.

Channels: Sports,

Released:
24-Jan-2014 6:00 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Calming Your Dog’s Anxiety During Noisy Fourth of July

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

Channels: Pets,

Released:
1-Jul-2013 2:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

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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.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Winter Holidays,

Released:
10-Dec-2012 12:40 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT

Web Search Is Ready for a Shakeup, Says UW Computer Scientist

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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.

Channels: Technology, Internet Trends,

Released:
3-Aug-2011 1:00 PM EDT
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Experts Available on Many Aspects of Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis

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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.

Channels: Earthquakes, Floods, Natural Disasters, Nuclear Power,

Released:
18-Mar-2011 3:45 PM EDT
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Lessons from Mount St. Helens Being Applied Today

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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:
4-May-2010 12:00 PM EDT
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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.

Channels: Earthquakes,

Released:
17-Jan-2010 9:00 PM EST
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