Arts & Sciences in the News

Arts Roundup: Drama, dance- and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

Have you ever considered the implications of privacy around art and cultural institutions? Then don't miss the three-day symposium "Surveillance and Privacy: Art, Law and Social Practice" hosted by the Henry Art Gallery and DXARTS. Learn more at UW Today.

Bridging Brains

Thanks to UW professors of computer science and engineering and psychology, the team's latest study, "great minds think alike" is no longer just a phrase, but a fact. Learn more at UW Today.

Intergalactic Show and Tell

The University of Washington Astronomy Department is taking starry nights to the schools, inflating its portable planetarium in classrooms across the Seattle area. Learn more at UW Today.

UW statistician, philosopher win prize for detecting bias in peer review

In the wake of a 2011 study that found black applicants for National Institutes of Health grants were significantly less likely to receive funding than their equally qualified white counterparts, the health agency began to look at ways to uncover and address bias in how it awards research funding. Learn more at UW Today.

UW to host second International Ladino Day Dec. 4.

The University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will host the second annual celebration of International Ladino Day with an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Kane Hall room 130. Learn more at UW Today.

Seattle area's growth shows the power of the market, and planning

In an op-ed piece, Dick Morrill, professor emeritus of geography, looks at Seattle's population growth over 64 years, the changing character of the population, 1970 and 2010, and the planning context for growth. Learn more at Crosscut.

Fendall Yerxa, former news anchor, UW professor, dies at 101

Fendall Yerxa, former ABC News anchor, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times and UW journalism professor, died Oct. 19 at 101. Learn more at Seattle Times .

Zebrafish stripped of stripes

Within weeks of publishing surprising new insights about how zebrafish get their stripes, the same University of Washington group is now able to explain how to "erase" them. Learn more at UW Today.

Studies cast doubt on value of Daylight Saving Time

Does Daylight Savings Time save electricity too? Not so fast says assistant economics professor Hendrik Wolf. Learn more at Wall Street Journal .

What caused a Seattle mega-church to disband?

Seattle's Mars Hill Church announced Friday that it will disband its network of churches. James Wellman, associate professor of American religion, is quoted. Learn more at KUOW.


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