University of Washington

A department at UW uses reverse engineering to improve flight technology based on nature.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Tom Daniel, director of the University of Washington Air Force Center of Excellence on Nature-Inspired Flight Technologies and Ideas, about how reverse engineering biology can improve flight technology.

University of Washington's Suzzallo Library.
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Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington spokesperson Norm Arkans about Seattle's $15 minimum wage and why the UW is not ready to commit to it. 

Editor’s note: KUOW is a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington. Arkans is an ex-officio member of the Puget Sound Public Radio Board of Directors. 

More than 10 million Americans have trouble distinguishing red from green or blue from yellow, and there's no treatment for colorblindness.

A biotech company and two scientists hope to change that.

Student activists Angela Feng, Sarra Tekola and Alex Lenferna of Divest UW appear before the UW Board of Regents on March 12, 2015 to urge the university to get rid of its coal investments.
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Student activists at the University of Washington urged the Board of Regents on Thursday to dump the university's investments in coal.

University Of Washington Ranked Best In The West For Value

Mar 9, 2015
University of Washington's Suzzallo Library.
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Kim Malcolm talks with Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of the Washington Monthly, about the University of Washington topping the "best bang for the buck" list for Western schools in "The Other College Guide."

Ana Mari Cauce
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Ana Mari Cauce, the University of Washington's new interim president. Cauce has been at the University for 29 years and talks about what the board of regents instructed her to do in her interim role and how her training in psychology helps her.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, and those who live in rural areas are especially at risk.

For young people between the ages of 10 and 24, the suicide rates in rural areas are nearly double those of urban areas, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. And that disparity is growing.

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Early warnings for earthquakes already occur in Japan, and they’re being piloted in California. Now the University of Washington hopes to bring them to the Northwest.

Ana Mari Cauce
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The University of Washington has named its new interim president. As KUOW’s Sara Lerner reports, Ana Mari Cauce is a veteran of the institution.

Signs at the Seahawks' Virginia Mason Athletic Center welcome home the team after the depressing Super Bowl Loss on Feb. 1, 2015.
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We expose you to just enough of the Seahawks' Super Bowl XLIX loss for your antibodies to fight it off. Also, why is the UW president leaving urban Seattle for the Aggies? Why do some rural Washington lawmakers want to split from the urban westside? Should I-405 include a thruway for the rich? And does Washington state need to save daylight?

KUOW’s Bill Radke analyzes the week’s news with author Sherman Alexie, Crosscut columnist Knute Berger and Northwest News Network managing editor Phyllis Fletcher.

Idaho lawmakers are considering a proposal to make more room for Idaho students in a University of Washington med school program.

Michael Young speaks at a cherry tree gift reception at the University of Washington on May 20, 2014.
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Ross Reynolds speaks with Washington state Sen. Barbara Bailey, chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, about University of Washington President Michael Young's surprise decision to leave and take the top job at Texas A&M University.

Amy Radil

In coming months, all patients in the University of Washington health system and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will be asked for their permission to have medical records and leftover blood or tissue made available for future research.

Michael Young speaks at a cherry tree gift reception at the University of Washington on May 20, 2014.
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University of Washington president President Michael Young has a new job lined up: He's set to become the next president of Texas A&M University. The news came as a bit of a surprise to UW officials. 

KUOW's Kim Malcolm talked about why Young is leaving with Seattle Times higher education reporter, Katherine Long.

Manny has worked as a janitor at the UW for three years.  He says he makes about $14 an hour and would like a raise.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Janitors and custodians at the University of Washington plan to rally in the middle of campus Tuesday. Due to budget cuts, there’s now a smaller cleaning staff to cover the huge campus. Many janitors say they’re being asked to do more with less.