Posts Tagged ‘Funding’

September 27th, 2012 - 3:47 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

How to Fund a Major University

A serious challenge faces all of us at the UW.  What are we going to be?  How do we attract new, young faculty  competitive enough to eventually win a federal grants or stimulate their students to greatness? The desperate reaction to Washington state’s cuts to higher education have led, rig[...]

July 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Do the Dems Understand HIGHER Ed is not LOTS OF Ed?

Candidate Answers 36th Legislative District Gael Tarleton by Carl, at HorsesAss Carl’s  questions in bold, Gael Tarlton’s answers are below. 1) The state’s paramount duty is education. Do you feel the state is living up to that duty? If not, what needs to happen to live up to it? We are n[...]

June 28th, 2012 - 8:29 am § in UW

UW Recruits Top Faculty in Artificial Intelligence

The new recruits include Carlos Guestrin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Emily Fox and Ben Taskar, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jeff Heer, a professor at Stanford University. These are all outstanding computer scientists who will continue the thrust Ed Lazowska [...]

March 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 am § in Misc., UW

Allen Brain Institute Becomes Impressive

Paul Allen’s support for the Allen Institute has always seemed more a personal and, perhaps, amateurish effort to do something impressive than the sort of hard-edged .. almost industrial commitment … his buddy Gates has made in malaria research or the fundamental science that has driven [...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:51 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

NIH Budget Crunch

There is a petition to the White House to increase the NIH budget for FY 2013. This petition was started by Steve Metzler at Johns Hopkins. The current White House proposal calls for a flat NIH budget. After factoring in inflation, flat funding is an equivalent of a funding cut. Research is already [...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 6:37 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

Goldy Disses UW President For Not Supporting Tax Reform, Republican Pushes FOR Tax reform,

While over at the SLOG, David Goldstein criticizes UW President Young for not arguing for tax reform at the TownHall Forum. how many liberals are aware that a Republican, WA Senator Michael Baumgartner, has proposed a constitutional amendment to force the State to support higher ed? For what it is w[...]

December 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm § in UW

UW part of .4 billion dollar, four year mega effort in genomics.

NIH Plans $416-Million for Genomics Research  The NIH  will spend $416 million over the next four years in its version of “big science.”  Most of this underwrites  large-scale sequencing programs at the Broad Institute in Massachusetts, the Genome Institute at Washington University i[...]

December 1st, 2011 - 11:27 am § in Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Has WASTATE benefited from its tobacco money?

Cutting-edge research is whittled by state Over at Crosscut, John Stang bemoans the fact that less money than expected has gone into Chris Gregoire’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund.   grew out of the tobacco settlement with big hopes for promoting health and jobs in Washington. Stang’s ar[...]

November 4th, 2011 - 1:30 pm § in UW

Seattle Childrens Gets $50.000.000 Gift for Research

Seattle Children’s Nabs $50M Donation for Research, Plus $15M for Nursing, Clinical Care Luke Timmerman 10/31/11 Seattle Children’s Hospital probably has more fun than most hospitals every year on Halloween, but this year it has something really big to celebrate. The hospital said today it has [...]