Arts & Sciences in the News

Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick

Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. Learn more at UW Today.

UW journalism student on covering Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone

KUOW talks with Cooper Inveen, a UW journalism student, about his experience in Sierra Leone as Ebola spread through West Africa. Learn more at KUOW .

Professor Vicente Rafael on Filipino folklore origins

RadioActive youth reporter Maria Caoagdan interviewed Vicente Rafael, professor of history, for her story exploring Filipino supernatural creatures. Learn more at KUOW .

UW professor's book reframes issues of race and politics

The Bellingham Herald reviews "The Rising Tide of Color," edited by Moon-Ho Jung, associate professor of history, and published by UW Press. Learn more at the Bellingham Herald.

Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

New research from the University of Washington examines the surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface, and shows that it is part of a naturally occurring cycle. Learn more at UW Today.

UW project becomes a focal point in hunt for dark matter

Three major experiments aimed at detecting elusive dark matter particles believed to make up most of the matter in the universe have gotten a financial shot in the arm. Two of the projects are at large national laboratories; the other is at the University of Washington. Learn more at UW Today.

How Microsoft money is driving Washington's gun background check debate

It looks like you're trying to add gun controls. Can Microsoft help? Matt Barreto, associate professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at the Washington Post .

Competing gun initiatives already drawing big donations

Money is already pouring into campaigns for two gun-related state ballot measures in advance of the November election. Matt Barreto, associate professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Study: Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion

Sarah Diefendorf, a sociology graduate student, studied a group of 15 young evangelical Christian men. She learned that support groups were key in helping the men during their pre-marital years. But once married, they faced trouble. Learn more at UW Today.

Unraveling the past, present and future of SLU, Seattle

KUOW enlists the help of UW historian Margaret O'Mara to discover what's behind one of Seattle's fastest growing neighborhoods. Learn more at KUOW.


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