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Belonging means believing in college

New students on campus tour

The three University of Washington campuses implemented a “social belonging” program with student orientation. Researchers have found that students who feel they belong on campus are more connected, more productive and more likely to graduate.

 

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The heat islands of Snohomish County

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A UW Bothell Master of Arts in policy studies student mapped the “heat islands” of Snohomish County. Temperatures in areas where nearly all the land is developed or paved can be 10 to 15 degrees warmer at night. The Snohomish Health District is using the research.

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UW Bothell honors community partners

Kara Adams

The University of Washington Bothell honored more than 50 businesses and organizations at a luncheon for its community-based, learning and research partners. The partnerships connect curriculum with experience, create opportunities for faculty research and uphold the University’s mission as a state institution.

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Crowdfunding medical care study draws attention

Bloomberg reports the University of Washington Bothell study “Producing a Worthy Illness: Personal Crowdfunding Amidst Financial Crisis” indicates personal medical campaigns on GoFundMe were likelier to come from people living in states that chose not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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UW, UW Bothell scientists explain new discovery in gravitational wave astronomy

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The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists, including Joey Shapiro Key, assistant professor of physics at the University of Washington Bothell. The discovery was made using a detector located at Hanford in eastern Washington.

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