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Jackson School hosts talk on Hong Kong and the shadow of Tiananmen

According to UW postdoctoral fellow Justin Tse, the ongoing Hong Kong protests, now dubbed internationally as the Umbrella Movement, is the climax of a deeply rooted Christian democratic movement in China and in Hong Kong.

Panelists address Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Despite recent fears, an Ebola epidemic in the United States is a highly unlikely event, according to experts at the UW’s “Ebola: What’s Next?” panel Tuesday afternoon.

Crime Blotter

In this week’s crime blotter, a vandal writes Satanic messages on a blackboard, a scam artist claims to be the state police, and the reign of the Odegaard left-shoe thief continues.


Sports

Video: Jonathan Smith, Colin Tanigawa, Chris Strausser, Keith Bhonapha after practice

Offensive players and coaches met with the media Wednesday to talk about Washington's running game, playing Arizona, and the progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Troy Williams.

Tale of two quarterbacks

Six games an two quarterbacks into the season, the No. 14 Arizona State Sun Devils are in the thick of the Pac-12 South race.

Pac-12 volleyball power rankings

After an unprecedented five-way tie for fifth in last week’s rankings, things have begun to shake out in the Pac-12. Sort of. While we now have all dozen of the Pac-12 teams in their own spot, this weekend’s slate of games could shake things up again.


Opinion

Will's word of the week: coxcomb

Inspiration for these columns comes from all sorts of places. My research, my friends, my students, and yes, of course, you, my dear and diligent readers. But there’s also the vast storehouse of wacky words that can be found in popular culture. The impetus for this week’s word, for example, comes from ABC’s new fall show, “Selfie.” Yes, yes, I know: perhaps not the height of culture. But Shakespeare was middlebrow once, in his way, and so I present to you “coxcomb,” deployed as an insult in the Pygmalion-style plot of the show.

Safety implementation ≠ rape prevention

About two weeks ago, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department published a crime prevention tip sheet on their online journal titled, “Shedding the Victim Persona: Staying Safe on Campus.” They focused on how students, faculty, and staff can ensue their own safety on campus by following standard safety tips such as “don’t travel alone,” “travel on well-lit paths,” and “drink responsibly.”

Fix the world in five minutes or less: Don't filter me, bro

The advent of the Internet changed how we consume media. Instead of simply being stuck with the content available in our local newspapers and magazines, we were suddenly able to access information from around the world. Communication increased, worldviews expanded, and society moved forward.


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Features

Opera aspirations

Last spring, a graduating UW senior unlike any other, took the stage at the UW commencement ceremony to deliver a powerful rendition of the national anthem that belied her 5-foot stature and 16 years of age.

“I was grinning through the whole song,” Denná Good-Mojab, now 17, said. “The second I got off stage I said, ‘I just wanna do it again.’”

An aspiring opera singer, Good-Mojab sang the national anthem for a crowd of 40,000 at Husky Stadium. But she wasn’t fazed by the audience.

Mindfulness mission

Last year, when Yogis at UW (YUW) reached its 300-person capacity within the first month of school, the club founder, Alysha Greig, realized that the UW needed something bigger than a Registered Student Organization (RSO) to take care of students’ mental health.    

Transit troubles

Heron Paulson-Quick has a passion for dancing. She’s been doing it for four years, and though she lives on campus in Seattle, she’s willing to make a trek to Zamani Culture House, a dance studio in Bothell, to continue, because it’s the only place in the area that teaches the styles she’s interested in. Her journey consists of 40 minutes walking, and 35 minutes on two buses. 

Each night she goes to Bothell, Paulson-Quick takes two dance classes, totaling two and a half hours. 


Science

Campus Pulse

An unlikely source affecting ocean chemistry 

The migration of tiny zooplankton and crustaceans like krill has a great effect on ocean chemistry, according to new research from the UW.

During these large migrations, urine is secreted. The ammonia in the urine plays a significant role in some regions of the ocean that aren’t as oxygenated. 

UW researcher predicts population increase

The global population is on the rise. Using new statistical models, never before applied to population estimates, statisticians have determined global population could be 11 billion people by 2100, 2 billion more than previously predicted. 

The figure comes from a new Bayesian statistical model, which uses the most recent data on population, fertility, and mortality, and also allows researchers to incorporate past experience in future projections. 

Campus Pulse

Songbird singing reveals cell growth 

During the breeding season, songbirds sing the melodies they do because their specialized brain cells are multiplying. A new UW study sheds light on this ornithological phenomenon, which may in turn provide insight into cell replacement in humans.


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