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Dawg Treats: Weekly links to UW stories

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:

  • Lack of sleep linked to child obesity: UW Assistant Professor Janice F. Bell is the lead author in a fascinating new study that’s been all over the news lately.
  • UW to host largest university-based global health conference Sept. 19-21. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) will discuss the role of universities in global health.
  • Sex expert and UW Sociology Professor Pepper Schwartz is quoted in this USA Today story on why more young couples are trying long-distance relationships.
  • After a huge remodel, the 45th Street viaduct re-opened in time for Saturday’s football game. See the story from KING 5-TV.
  • Virginia B. Smith, a 1944 and 1946 UW graduate, was the eighth president of Vassar College and a champion for higher education in California. She passed away at her home in Palo Alto, Calif.
  • UW Professor Dr. Thomas Walsh is quoted in this story on male menopause. Is it reality or myth?
  • UW student Hanna Barket is quoted in this Seattle Times story about helping immigrants learn to talk openly about AIDS.
  • According to a study executed by the University of Washington, the life expectancy of Alzheimer’s patients is 4.2 years for men and 5.7 years for women.
  • A strategy to take over the Waledac botnet is nearing completion. UW and others, including Microsoft, obtained a court order in 2009 to take over and shut down affected domains. Waladec has been described as an “old-school computer virus.”
  • UW researchers seek to improve access to personalized drug therapy for underserved populations.

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