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Pulitzer Prize winner discusses Obama administration

UW students, staff, and community members gathered in Kane Hall on Thursday night to hear from Pulitzer Prize winning author Fredrik Logevall, as he discussed the impact of U.S. foreign policies on countries around the world.

Logevall, a specialist on U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War as well as the vice provost for international affairs and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for international studies at Cornell University, noted the significance of speaking to students about international relations.

Annual FIUTS festival celebrates international culture

Colorful costumes, foreign statues and pictures, and unfamiliar songs and dances came together Thursday to put the whole world in the HUB ballroom. 

Different cultures were presented as part of the International Exposition, the first part of the annual Cultural Festival hosted by the Foundation for the International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS), an outreach group that works with international students at the UW.


Sports

Huskies split at Libby Matson Tournament

The Washington softball team left its one-day excursion to Stockton, Calif., with a split Friday, falling to North Dakota State 6-5 before bouncing back with a 9-0 victory against Pacific in six innings at the Libby Matson Tournament.

Power-hungry Huskies looking for consistency in middle of order

It’s early, but the Washington baseball team’s 2015 season has already seen a few ups and downs. After losing eight players to the MLB Draft last year, they opened this season with a four-game road sweep, then dropped three of four against higher quality opposition at the Pac-12/Big 12 Challenge last weekend.

Avoiding losing streaks leading to early success for UW softball

The taste of losing has not lingered long for the Washington softball team so far in 2015. The Huskies have shown the ability to bounce back from their losses and avoid losing streaks, and are off to a 14-3 start.


Opinion

Free Speech Friday: Week of Feb. 27, 2015

See what The Daily's readers had to say this week.

The take: Better, not fixed — Women’s rights

In 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment, women in the United States gained the right to vote. This was one of the greatest victories for women’s rights by far, but it didn’t solve the problem of systemic sexism. Not by a long shot. 

The take: Better, not fixed — Feminism has room to grow

I’m a strong believer that if you stand behind something, you have to be willing to accept change. You have to be willing to look at it from a different perspective, to grow, to learn. Because we are all human and we live in a society that we have crafted, we must change in order to move forward. And therefore, the movements we participate in cannot stay stagnant either.


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Features

It's not about your age, it's about your attitude

UW Sigma Kappa house director stays active at 85

Coming full circle

UW alumna survives cancer and helps provide scholarships to other patients

Keeping it real

Husky Real Food Challenge hopes to bring higher food standards to campus


Science

Campus Pulse

Urbanization causing ‘rapid evolutionary changes,’ says UW paper

 

A recent paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution explores “rapid evolutionary changes” in the ecosystem caused by urbanization. 

The paper explains that these evolutionary changes are happening more quickly than originally thought and may “have significant implications for ecological and human well-being.”

Meet the poo-sniffin’ pooches of Conservation Canines Saving endangered species one scat at a time

Conservation Canines knows poop. In fact, its fridge is full of “poops” from all over the world. 

At a training facility tucked into a cool corner of UW’s Pack Forest near the foot of Mt. Rainier, the Conservation Canines team trains dogs to sniff out the scat of a variety of animals. Since 1997, they’ve been collecting a myriad of scat to study, ranging from that of local killer whales to tigers in Cambodia to the sesame-seed-sized pooh of Pacific pocket mice. 

Rolandi Research Group develops new water purification system

With the use of a biomaterial found in crustacean shells, the Rolandi Research Group at the UW is working to develop a water purification system for people in developing countries.

This biomaterial, chitin, can be extracted from most crustacean shells, though the research group is specifically working with crab and shrimp shells. Chitin acts as a filter: It absorbs dyes, metals, contaminants, pathogens, and microorganisms from water.


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