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Tropical Pacific “sweet spot” partly responsible for Arctic warming

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An international team of scientists estimate that up to half of the recent global warming in Greenland is caused by natural climate variations. The research, published in the journal Nature, sheds new light on the rapid melting of Greenland’s glaciers. Crucially it indicates that global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions may not be the only factor responsible. Dr Ailie ... Read More »

Australia working with Hebrew University on climate change

climate change

The University of New South Wales has been involved in a joint project with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem dealing with greenhouse gases. The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence? That is an issue on which science is making progress, but the answers are still far from ... Read More »

University of Washington again ranked 16th best in world

University of Washington

The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The study ranked universities on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per capita performance. “We are very gratified by the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking,” said UW President Michael K. ... Read More »

University of Queensland to offer free online courses

University of Queensland

By Tim Dodd University of Queensland vice chancellor Peter Hoj has joined the rush to ­provide free online courses because he believes there is a fundamental change under way in higher education. After announcing last week that UQ would join edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded by Harvard and MIT, Professor Hoj said he believed universities could ... Read More »

Washington State University among research schools vulnerable to sequester

Washington State University

Washington State University researcher Michael Kahn is already reeling from state and federal budget cuts. Now Kahn, the associate director of the university’s Agriculture Research Center, said sequestration may cost the center $500,000. “There aren’t many street corners in Pullman that you can go out and put a cup and get that kind of money,” Kahn said. Washington’s public universities ... Read More »

University of Washington selects Azita Emami as dean of School of Nursing

Azita Emami

University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced the selection of Azita Emami, professor and dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, as the new dean of the UW School of Nursing, effective July 1. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. “We are very excited that Dr. ... Read More »

Temple University’s next president gets ready, postpones inauguration

Temple University

Temple University’s incoming president will take office Monday, but will postpone laying out his agenda in an inauguration speech until October. Neil D. Theobald, whose inauguration had been scheduled for April, said he wanted more time to learn about the 39,000-student university before formulating a solid plan for the future. “The goal is to listen – what should our priorities ... Read More »

Enrollment up at Washington universities

About a thousand more international students are enrolled at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus this fall, but school officials say that doesn’t mean they have cut back on the number of in-state students at the state’s most selective public university. UW also found room for 250 more in-state freshmen this year, along with a few more Washington transfers. The ... Read More »

UW research ranks fourth among world universities

A ranking released by National Taiwan University places the University of Washington fourth among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research, as measured by its faculty’s productivity, research impact and research excellence. The rankings used two prominent scientific databases to measure university research performance. The study chiefly measures performance in the sciences and social sciences. ... Read More »

Australia: Elite colleges transform online higher education

Terence Chea When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers _ without leaving his home in India. “I never imagined that I would be taught by professors from MIT, let alone for free,” said the 24-year-old engineer who works ... Read More »

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