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Phyllis Wise looks ahead in her first address as UW President

University of Washington Interim President Phyllis Wise delivered the President’s Annual Address on Tuesday, October 12 at Kane Hall.

Wise outlined her goals for her tenure and for the future of the University. Andrew Doughman of The Daily wrote, “She described a university reeling from consecutive years of budget cuts with no promise for relief for the next two years. But even in this climate, Wise rolled out a policy agenda that she said could position the university to emerge from the recession stronger than when it hit.”

Read the entire story from The Daily, and enjoy this week’s Dawg Treats:

  • A vigil was held for Carly Henley, the UW student who committed suicide last week, from KING 5-TV.
  • Slavic Languages and Literature Professor Jose Alaniz donated his treasured comic book collection to UW Libraries, from KOMO 4-TV.
  • Are Americans taking too many drugs? UW Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Bruce Psaty weighs in on this story from U.S. News & World Report.
  • Get ready for the flu season with tips from UW Medicine’s Dr. Yunyu Cao.
  • UW sociologist and sex expert Pepper Schwartz spoke to the Orange County Register for this story on a recent study suggesting men over 50 are not using condoms. And here’s another Schwartz sighting on the subject from the New York Times.
  • Steve Sarkisian released a new iPhone app. All proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
  • Local basketball star Tony Wroten Jr. chose the UW. His father played football for the Huskies in the 1980s.

  • Oren Etzioni, a computer scientist at the UW, leads a project called TextRunner, which reads the Web to extract facts. He is quoted in this New York Times story on machine’s learning to teach themselves.
  • Seattle’s Museum of Flight honored UW alum Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, Boeing’s first female production test pilot, with a prestigious Pathfinder Award. Darcy-Hennemann started with Boeing as a tech aide in 1974, learned to fly through the Boeing Employees Flying Association and achieved captain status on the Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777 jetliners.
  • Hear what Bonderman Fellow alumni have to say about their experiences in this audio slideshow produced for the 15th anniversary of the fellowships.
  • The Department of Communication scored well in the latest National Research Council doctoral program rankings.
  • Living Voters Guide is a digital crowd-sourced voters guide. UW Communication and Political Science Professor Lance Bennett, along with UW Computer Science and Engineering Professor Alan Borning, have worked closely with the community organization CityClub, to get the guide up and running in time for the November elections.
  • Raymond Huey, a UW professor of biology, chimes in on this story about the impact of global warming affecting life in the tropics.

Photo by Patrick Riley, The Daily.

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