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Data reawakening | Science Friday
As archivists struggle to store the mountain of data on the internet, researchers are trying to use atoms, diamonds, and DNA to let data live on forever. Luis Ceze, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Ceze.Luis  !UWitM  2017  Science.Friday  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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How counting the dead will help the living | Bloomberg
In Myanmar, most deaths occur at home and only a quarter are certified by doctors. That’s worrisome, since not knowing why people die can undermine efforts to save lives. Dr. Christopher Murray, professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Bloomberg  School:Public.Health  Department:Global.Health 
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After backlash, animal shelter fires security robot, 'effective immediately' | Ars Technica
As of Thursday morning local time, a San Francisco animal adoption agency will immediately halt its recent use of a controversial security robot. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  Ars.Technica  School:Law 
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Missing from Amazon's search for a second home: The climate effects | HuffPost
Amazon made no mention of climate change in its “HQ2” requests for proposals. Few, if any, of the public bids from 238 cities in 54 states, provinces and territories throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico included risks from warming temperatures. UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics) are quoted.
Center.Environmental.Politics  Prakash.Aseem  Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2017  amazon  Dolsak.Nives  Climate.Change 
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The hard math behind Bitcoin's global warming problem | WIRED
Writing for Grist, Eric Holthaus calculated that by July 2019, the Bitcoin peer-to-peer network—remember BitTorrent? Like that—would require more electricity than all of the United States. And by November of 2020, it’d use more electricity than the entire world does today. Michael Taylor, professor of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering at the UW, is quoted.
WIRED  !UWitM  2017  Taylor.Michael  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
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Is your child ready for kindergarten? Here are a few things to consider | The Seattle Times
With school sign-up time approaching, this is the time of year many parents have to ask a tricky question: Is my child ready for kindergarten? Kristen Missall, associate professor at the UW College of Education, is quoted.
Missall.Kristen  College:Education  Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017 
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A decade after the recession, pain and fear linger | The Everett Herald
A decade ago, the U.S. slipped into the worst recession in a generation after the collapse of the real estate market. Bianca Frogner, an associate professor of family medicine at the UW, is quoted.
Frogner.Bianca  Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
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US less generous than European nations with development assistance | Reuters
The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity falls short when compared in terms of size and wealth, a new study found. Joseph Dieleman, a professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Dieleman.Joseph  !UWitM  2017  Reuters  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine 
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The story of a Seattle man whose sister saved his life in the most unexpected way | The Seattle Times
After a long wait on the transplant list for a liver, Paul Hamilton had a donor: His sister. The transplant was done using a new technique called "liver in a box" at the UW.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2017  UW:Medicine 
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UW team studies how to power Puerto Rico with clean energy | KING 5
A team from the UW hopes to revitalize Puerto Rico's power grid and make it more resilient in the future. Lilo Pozzo, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the UW, is featured.
Pozzo.Lilo  KING  !UWitM  2017  Department:Chemical.Engineering  College:Engineering 
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Scientists steal tricks from a virus to build proteins into capsules | GeekWire
University of Washington researchers have taken a page from the viral playbook to create microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material — with the goal of using the system for targeted drug delivery. Marc Lajoie, a postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry at the UW, is quoted.
Lajoie.Marc  Department:Biochemistry  GeekWire  !UWitM  2017  Institute.Protein.Design 
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No more stealing computer time: Bill Gates marks key milestone for UW computer science expansion | GeekWire
Bill and Melinda Gates joined hundreds of supporters from Seattle and the UW at the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering on Wednesday to celebrate the end of the first phase of construction for the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gates.Foundation  !UWitM  2017  Gates.Center  GeekWire  Cauce.Ana.Mari  Lazowska.Ed 
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ATI commits to enroll and support high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students | Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Since its launch in December 2016, the American Talent Initiative, a Bloomberg Philanthropies effort led by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program and Ithaka S+R, has grown from 30 to 86 member institutions, including most recently the UW.
Diverse.Education  !UWitM  2017  ATI 
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Gates Center tops out at UW, with more space for computer science | Daily Journal of Commerce
There will be more space for more computer science students at the University of Washington a year from now when the school opens the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering.
College:Engineering  Allen.School  !UWitM  2017  Gates.Foundation  Daily.Journal.Commerce 
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Gateses pledge $15M for UW computer science building named for them | Xconomy
First their friends named the new University of Washington computer science building in their honor. Now Bill and Melinda Gates have contributed $15 million to complete the fundraising drive for the project, which marks a construction milestone on Wednesday.
Xconomy  !UWitM  2017  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Gates.Foundation 
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Small earthquake shakes Oregon | KATU
A 4.0 earthquake shook Oregon Wednesday. Data from the UW is referenced.
KATU  !UWitM  2017  video  earthquakes  College:Environment  PNSN 
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Universities have a sexual harassment problem — can they fix it? | Vox
Recent surveys have shown that large percentages of people working in academic fields — especially women and graduate students — have been victims of some form of sexual misconduct. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics at the UW, is quoted.
Prescod-Weinstein.Chanda  !UWitM  2017  VOX  Department:Astronomy  College:Arts&Sciences 
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3D-printed objects can connect to Wi-Fi without electronics | Digital Trends
Researchers at the University of Washington have made it easier to bring mundane objects online, enabling them to connect to Wi-Fi without electronics or batteries. Justin Chan, doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Chan.Justin  students  Digital.Trends  College:Engineering  Allen.School  Department:Electrical.Engineering  !UWitM  2017  3-D 
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Analysis | Designer proteins that package genetic material could help deliver gene therapy | US News
When it comes to genome editing, good packaging is crucial, writes Ian Haydon, a UW doctoral student in biochemistry. (This article originally appeared on The Conversation)
US.News  The.Conversation  !UWitM  2017  opinion.analysis 
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Overburdened mental health providers thwart police push for drug treatment | HuffPost
With many people outside of the criminal justice system on waiting lists for treatment, some mental health providers are unable to make room for drug users who have been referred to treatment as a way of avoiding arrest. A UW study is referenced.
UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post  drugs  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences 
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