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Become a social media rock star and hedge fund legend

Each week, we’ll gather stories and links about the University of Washington that may be of interest to you. Our aim is to become a hub for Huskies on the web and Dawg Treats is your connection to everything UW:

  • UW alum Matt Bernardy is a social media marketing manager at Microsoft. Read his blog in The Huffington Post on becoming a social media rock star.
  • From Business Insider, learn how legendary hedge funder and UW alum Bill Fleckenstein is investing right now.
  • Congratulations to UW alum Travis Senger, whose film “White Lines and the Fever!” won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival. The tragic story of hip-hop personality Junebug’s double-life as a DJ and drug dealer also won awards at SXSW, Tribeca and several other film festivals. See an interview with Sengar at SXSW.
  • The UW budget office estimates a $20-22 million dollar reduction in state support this year, with approximately $19 million coming from the Seattle campus. Read a joint statement from outgoing UW President Mark Emmert and Interim President Phyllis Wise.
  • UW psychologist Anthony Greenwald testifies in Witt lawsuit, saying America’s policy on gays is hurting the military.
  • Nurse Camp at UW creates opportunities for minority, low-income students.

  • Treating blindness takes more than meets the eye. UW psychologist Ione Fine interviewed for NPR story.
  • Researchers at the UW and the Georgia Institute of Technology have figured out a way to make electronic sensors run for perhaps 50 years on a single battery.
  • A piece in The Seattle Times talks with state higher-education leaders, who fear an erosion of quality schools.
  • The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for accused eco-terrorist Briana Waters, saying her conviction for the May 2001 arson at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture was riddled with judicial errors.
  • UW researcher Emmanuela Gakidou is lead author of a report that details how a mother’s education has a huge effect on a child’s health.

2 Responses to “Become a social media rock star and hedge fund legend”

  1. Steve Austin wrote:
    September 21, 2010

    Solid list here. Thanks for sharing.

    • Derek Belt wrote:
      September 24, 2010

      You’re welcome, Steve. We’re excited to be in this conversation and are thrilled with the response thus far. Thank you for reading!

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