Posts Tagged ‘Mission’

September 23rd, 2013 - 6:28 am § in Misc., UW

UW Entrance Exam

(from 1908) Ancient History (Choose any eight of the following) Describe an Egyptian temple. Compare the early history of Babylonia with that of Egypt. What is an oligarchy? What did Solon do for Athens? Describe slavery in Athens. What causes contributed to Alexander’s victories? What was the[...]

March 3rd, 2013 - 10:23 am § in UW

Happy Dinosaur Day

MARCH 3 … DInosaur Day In honor of this year’s Dino Day, meet the Burke’s terror bird.   (All birds are dinosaurs, but not all dinosaurs are birds!)     Paraphysornis brasiliensis The theme of Dino Day this year is “Predators and Prey”—and terror birds were[...]

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 12th, 2012 - 12:36 pm § in Politics, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Lessons from UV for UW

“What Terry Sullivan’s Reinstatement at U. Va Really Tells Us about the Future of Higher Ed   Does the reappointment of University of Virginia’s president mark a triumph over corporate interests? Or is it more proof that public universities are headed for demise?” By Aaron Bady [...]

July 9th, 2012 - 8:16 am § in Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Washington Post: U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there

The Canary in the Mine: a frightening insight into the US Economic future. Based in part on Washington Post article, “U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren’t there“ Here in Washington state, Ed Lazowska , the Bill and Melinda Gates Professor of Comp Sci at UW, is a very fo[...]

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 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 [...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:11 am § in UW

UW Rankings: UW Med Ranks at the top of BOTH Research and Primary Care!

Somebody should share this with Jim McDermott Our Congressman continues, as far as I know, to be utterly unaware of the prominence of the UW …. By KING 5 News U.S. News & World Report has ranked several University of Washington[...]

March 5th, 2012 - 1:06 pm § in Misc., UW

A CPA Looks at the UW Athletic Department

I attended last Saturday’s Republican caucus to support Rick Santorum.  As a follower of Jefferson, I believe wer need two real parties.  It time the Republican Party run an hoest candidate.   I will write more about this later …now I want to discuss the Huskies. At that SaturdayR[...]