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ArtSci Roundup: Lux Aeterna, A Gee’s Bend Quilt, and More

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Arts and entertainment August 17, 2021 Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, and more. While you’re enjoying summer break, connect with campus through UW live webcams of Red Square and the quad. Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT.  A Gee’s Bend Quilt by Mary L. Bennett Through October 3 | Henry Art Gallery This iteration of Viewpoints features “Housetop”—nine-block variation (1975) by Mary L. Bennett (b….

Scientist tests soil for hidden contaminants in community gardens

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Education  |  Environment  |  Learning  |  Public Health  |  UW and the community  |  UW News blog  |  Video July 28, 2021 This year saw many people rediscovering an interest in gardening, digging in the dirt and maybe even harvesting vegetables from a garden plot. But around the Puget Sound, not all garden soils are created equal. Soil, particularly in urban areas, can hold contaminants that are unhealthy for people who handle it or eat things grown in the ground. Interested in testing your garden soil? You can find Dr. Malone’s…

UW to lead new NSF institute for using artificial intelligence to understand dynamic systems

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Engineering  |  News releases  |  Research  |  Science  |  Technology July 29, 2021 The UW will lead a new artificial intelligence research institute that will focus on fundamental AI and machine learning theory, algorithms and applications for real-time learning and control of complex dynamic systems, which describe chaotic situations where conditions are constantly shifting and hard to predict.Andy Freeberg/University of Washington The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced 11 new artificial-intelligence research institutes, including one led by the University of Washington. These institutes are part of a $220 million investment…

Drier, warmer night air is making some Western wildfires more active at night

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Environment  |  News releases  |  Research August 5, 2021 A firefighter in Idaho works after dark in 2008. Idaho is one of the places that the new study finds that the drying power of nighttime air has increased dramatically over the past 40 years.Idaho Bureau of Land Management/Flickr Firefighters have reported that Western wildfires are starting earlier in the morning and dying down later at night, hampering their ability to recover and regroup before the next day’s flareup. A study by University of Washington and U.S. Forest Service scientists shows…

New analysis of landmark scurvy study leads to update on vitamin C needs

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Health and medicine  |  News releases  |  Population Health  |  Public Health August 16, 2021 Analysis of a landmark vitamin C study confirms: You need at least 100 milligrams of vitamin C a day to stay healthy.pasja1000/Pixabay It was wartime and food was scarce. Leaders of England’s effort to wage war and help the public survive during World War II needed to know: Were the rations in lifeboats adequate for survival at sea? And, among several experiments important for public as well as military heath, how much vitamin C did…

Study model explores impact of police action on population health

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News releases  |  Politics and government  |  Public Health July 9, 2021 Understanding how law enforcement impacts population health is a complex but important effort.Nathan Rupert/Flickr A specific police action, an arrest or a shooting, has an immediate and direct effect on the individuals involved, but how far and wide do the reverberations of that action spread through the community? What are the health consequences for a specific, though not necessarily geographically defined, population? The authors of a new UW-led study looking into these questions write that because law enforcement…

Youth mental health during the pandemic better with more sleep, structure and time in nature

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Population Health  |  Research  |  Social science  |  UW News blog August 19, 2021 A daily routine, adequate sleep and limited screen time were associated with better mental health of young people during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard University and the University of Washington. The study, published Aug. 11 in the journal PLOS ONE, surveyed more than 200 Seattle-area children and teens before the onset of the pandemic, during the initial lockdown phase in spring 2020, and six months…

Gaming graphics card allows faster, more precise control of fusion energy experiments

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Engineering  |  News releases  |  Research  |  Science  |  Technology July 22, 2021 UW researchers have developed a method that uses a gaming graphics card to control plasma formation in their prototype fusion reactor. Shown here is a view from inside the reactor: Plasma (bright streams) enters from the injectors on the top of the device and then organizes into a ring around the two cones visible in the middle (view here is from the side of the ring). These plasma streams move very quickly — this video is only…

ArtSci Roundup: Hostile Terrain 94, Lux Aeterna, and More

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Arts and entertainment August 10, 2021 Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, and more. While you’re enjoying summer break, connect with campus through UW live webcams of Red Square and the quad. Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT.  Hostile Terrain 94 Through October | Henry Art Gallery Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art exhibition created by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) and directed by…

From ‘distress’ to ‘unscathed’ — mental health of UW students during spring 2020

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Education  |  Health and medicine  |  News releases  |  Social science July 13, 2021 To understand how the UW’s transition to online-only classes affected college students’ mental health in the spring of 2020, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW undergraduates over the 2020 spring quarter.Unsplash In early March 2020, the University of Washington became the first four-year U.S. university to transition to online-only classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many researchers predicted severe consequences of these physical distancing measures. To understand how this change affected college students’ mental health, UW researchers…

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