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Elderly who don't want dialysis often pressured to get it | Reuters
Doctors tend to steer elderly people with failing kidneys toward dialysis even when patients say they’d rather avoid such treatments, a new study finds. Dr. Susan Wong, an assistant professor of nephrology at the UW, is quoted.
Reuters  !UWitM  2019  natl  Wong.Susan  Department:Nephrology  UW:Medicine 
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UW research: Western glaciers losing ice at an increasing rate, but less so in Washington state | KNKX
It appears a pattern of heavy storms in the Pacific Northwest may have obscured the effects of climate change over the past 20 years. Researchers here have identified a southern shift in the jet stream as a source of heavy precipitation that built up snow pack and glacier mass in Washington and Oregon, while they were declining elsewhere. David Shean, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Shean.David  !UWitM  2019  regl  KNKX  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  glaciers 
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Nvidia launches new robotics lab in Seattle | IEEE Spectrum
Nvidia has established a shiny new robotics research lab in Seattle, which will be led by Dieter Fox, professor of computer science and engineering at the UW.
IEEE  !UWitM  2019  natl  Fox.Dieter  College:Engineering  Allen.School  CoMotion 
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Wolves making faster comeback than expected in Washington state | KING 5
There are more wolves in Washington state than officials originally estimated. Sam Wasser, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.
Wasser.Sam  !UWitM  2019  regl  KING  Department:Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Center.Conservation.Biology  conservation 
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Seattle study looking for sick visitors at new flu kiosks | KING 5
New kiosks will be stationed around Seattle to study how the flu spreads, as researchers look for ways to develop better vaccines and improve early detection. The study is being conducted by the UW-based Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine.
KING  !UWitM  2019  regl  Brotman.Baty.Institute  UW:Medicine 
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Accessing health records on your iPhone is a dream and a nightmare | Popular Science
NYU Langone Health started allowing its patients to access their medical records through the health records feature on Apple’s Health app in a wave of health care organizations integrating the Apple platform last winter. Wanda Pratt, a professor in the Information School at the UW, is quoted.
Pratt.Wanda  Information.School  !UWitM  2019  natl  Popular.Science 
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Editorial: Assessing health risks crucial to our decisions | The Columbian
"When carving out policy, leaders at the federal, state and local levels must make public health a primary consideration," writes The Columbian Editorial Board. A UW study is referenced.
The.Columbian  !UWitM  2019  regl 
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King tides viewing party showcases dangers of sea level rise | The Daily World
To foreshadow more extreme high tides that could be the norm because of sea level rise in the future, several organizations hosted a “viewing party” for the especially high “king tide” Tuesday in Raymond. The event was held at Willapa Landing Park and hosted by the UW-based Washington Sea Grant, the Nature Conservancy and Surfrider Foundation.
The.Daily.World  !UWitM  2019  regl  Washington.Sea.Grant  Climate.Change  College:Environment 
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How companies secretly boost their Glassdoor ratings | The Wall Street Journal
Last summer, employees of Guaranteed Rate Inc. posted a stream of negative reviews about the mortgage broker on Glassdoor, a company-ratings website. Concerned that negative reviews could hurt recruiting, Guaranteed Rate CEO Victor Ciardelli instructed his team to enlist employees likely to post positive reviews. Statisticians with the UW helped The Wall Street Journal develop its methodology for an analysis of Glassdoor data.
Department:Statistics  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019  Wall.Street.Journal  natl 
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How to spend way less time on email every day | Harvard Business Review
The average professional spends 28 percent of the work day reading and answering email, according to a McKinsey analysis. For the average full-time worker in America, that amounts to a staggering 2.6 hours spent and 120 messages received per day. Research from Sophie Leroy, assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Business, is referenced.
Leroy.Sophie  Harvard.Business.Review  !UWitM  2019  natl  UW:Bothell 
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How much have the Northwest's glaciers melted? | KUOW
A new study shows how much Northwest glaciers have melted over the past 18 years. Scientists at the UW were involved in the study.
regl  !UWitM  2019  radio  KUOW  Polar.Science.Center 
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Study on socially transitioned children | KOMO Radio
A new UW study seeks to answer an important question about social gender identity: Is it possible to predict who will socially transition to another gender? Kristina Olson, lead author of the study and associate professor of psychology at the UW, is mentioned.
KOMO  radio  regl  !UWitM  2019  Olson.Kristina  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  transgender  TransYouth.Project 
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Mark Smith on the politics of the government shutdown | KOMO Radio
KOMO Radio interviewed Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, about President Trump's political angle of the government shutdown over the potential border wall.
KOMO  radio  Smith.Mark  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  politics 
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What killed Washington’s carbon tax? | High Country News
The failure of Washington's carbon tax proved a dim coda to the state’s long fight to control rising temperatures and reverse their effects on its most vulnerable communities. The UW's Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, and Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
High.Country.News  !UWitM  2019  natl  Climate.Change  Prakash.Aseem  College:Arts&Sciences  Center.Environmental.Politics  Department:Political.Science  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  Dolsak.Nives 
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Reflections on Trump as an 'American con man,' by author David Shields | KUOW
In this conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, UW English professor David Sheilds shares his frustration and fascination with all things Trump.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2019  Shields.David  Department:English  College:Arts&Sciences  politics 
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A major highway closure has Seattle commuters bracing for months of brutal backups | WBUR
Commuters in Seattle are bracing for weeks of traffic headaches as the city begins a six-month overhaul of the 66-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the UW-based Washington State Transportation Center, is interviewed.
Hallenbeck.Mark  transportation  natl  WBUR  !UWitM  2019  College:Engineering 
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Scientists’ salary data highlight US$18,000 gender pay gap | Nature
Male researchers who gained PhDs in 2017, with jobs lined up, expect to earn median annual salaries of US$88,000, compared to $70,000 for women, the U.S. National Science Foundation’s annual census has found. Denise Wilson, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UW, is quoted.
Nature  !UWitM  2019  natl  Wilson.Denise  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering 
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Evictions feed the cycle of homelessness, UW expert tells state lawmakers | The News Tribune
In Washington state, $100 can make the difference between having a roof over your head or being evicted. Tim Thomas, a postdoctoral researcher in social work at the UW, is quoted.
Thomas.Tim  TNT  !UWitM  2019  regl  School:Social.Work 
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Student voices: Storytelling shouldn’t be confined to the humanities | The Seattle Times
"Stories are what stick, and they enable us to make connections to the work we do. Storytelling is a valuable skill that can be applied in any field — not just traditional writing and marketing jobs," UW student Aleenah Ansari writes.
students  opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2019  Seattle.Times  regl  College:Engineering  Human.Centered.Design&Engineering  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Comparative.History.Ideas 
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Opinion: Ways to help kids cope with — and help combat — climate change | The Washington Post
"News of the coming environmental collapse has broken with unnerving regularity, and with each new tidbit ... my anxiety about the future grows," writes Ronit Feinglass Plank for The Washington Post. Laura Kastner, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Kastner.Laura  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  !UWitM  2019  natl  Washington.Post  UW:Medicine  Climate.Change 
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