Check out the University of Washington's main campus, with a look at the natural beauty and architectural wonders that make the campus a Seattle treasure. Plus, you'll see UW President, Michael K. Young at his motorbike-riding finest! 08/20/2012
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Linguist Noam Chomsky, professor at MIT, discusses the ways in which language changes over time and how the idea of a national language is a modern phenomenon. In this University of Washington interview, Upon Reflection host Al Page speaks with Chomsky about how languages are systems of communication rooted in human nature.
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University of Washington professor of psychology Dr. John Gottman can tell if a marriage is doomed. After 14 years of studying 650 couples with the aid of videotape and sensors, Gottman needs only a half hour with a couple to predict with 90 percent accuracy whether they will stay married. Upon Reflection host Ross Reynolds engages in a fascinating conversation with Gottman about the warning signs of relationship problems and his techniques for integrating mathematics into marriage research.
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Learn to live simply with Vicki Robin, co-founder of The New Road Map Foundation and author of the bestselling novel " Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence." Robin discusses the voluntary simplicity movement with Upon Reflection host Ross Reynolds in this 1998 University of Washington video. She stresses the importance of deemphasizing the "more is better" mantra of today's consumerist society.
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In this interview from the University of Washington, Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar explores the work of author and humorist Fran Lebowitz. Lebowitz shares her latest work, "Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas," a children's book, and her views on childhood in today's television-dominated society. She also discusses fame, the publishing industry and the challenges she has faced.
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From Tibetan monk to Columbia scholar, Robert Thurman is not your typical academic. In this 1998 interview from the University of Washington with Upon Reflection host Ross Reynolds, join a man who turned conventional philosophy on its head, sought liberation from suffering and the self and lived alongside the 14th Dalai Lama. Thurman, now a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and father of actress Uma Thurman, talks about his book "Inner Revolution" and shares his experience with Buddhism as a gentle, but powerful, force for social change.
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Host Al Page speaks with John Updike, an American author. Updike discusses diffferences between the American and the European novel. He also opines on the classic American novelist, movements in American literature and what it takes to be a good novelist.
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UW|360 Season 5: Episode 1 - Dubs Gets His Degree Follow Dubs, the beloved Husky mascot, as he receives his degree from the UW. Meet Dubs' owner, Jennifer McBride, and learn why getting a selfie with Dubs is on every student's bucket list before graduating. 10/26/2014 http://uwtv.org
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a trans-diagnostic modular behavioral intervention that integrates principles of behavioral science with those of Zen mindfulness practice to provide a synthesis of change and acceptance. UW Professor Marsha Linehan discusses how this behavioral intervention is one of the few treatments that has been replicated as effective for reducing risk of suicide and what to expect from the future of DBT. Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., ABPP, professor, Department of Psychology, director, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics, University of Washington 04/20/16 http://www.psych.uw.edu/ http://uwtv.org
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The University of Washington women's softball program is one of the best in the country. And as Head Coach Heather Tarr enters her 13th season, her goals for her team remain the same: teach the game, promote husky softball culture and of course, win another national championship. Who better to help teach those lessons than former standout player, Jenn Salling, who helped coach Tarr and the Huskies win a national title in 2009. Heather Tarr, head coach, softball, UW Jenn Salling, graduate assistant manager, softball, UW Ali Aguilar, student athlete, softball, UW 05/21/17 http://uwtv.org
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"Bow Down to Washington," Husky Nation's beloved anthem turns 100 in 2015. From its start as an entry in a contest sponsored by the school newspaper, "Bow Down to Washington" has gone on to become the fight song that has inspired generations of Husky athletes. Brad McDavid, Director of Athletic Bands, UW Lorenzo Romar, men's basketball coach, UW Megan Drews, trombone player, Husky Marching Band Bert Pound, alumnus, UW Richard Perry, alumnus, UW Megan Kufeld, goalie, women's soccer, UW Elise Woodward, alumna and sideline reporter, UW Friday Harbor Laboratories, UW Zac Millan, UW Hip Hop Student Association http://uwtv.org/uw360 3/22/2015
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Perhaps the greatest Husky performance ever by an all time Husky great, Marques Tuiasosopo shows the Dawgs the way in an unbelievable individual effort. Home grown Husky Tuiasosopo passed for 300 yards while rushing for 200...in the same game against Stanford on October 10, 1999. UW fans and players of every generation marvel at the will of the man they call "Tui."
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When it comes to sustainability, what role should universities, institutions of higher learning, be playing? For the past century, the University of Washington has been searching for the answers. From groundbreaking research, to innovative solutions created by students, we learn how the UW is turning itself inside out by giving our community -- and the world -- solutions for a better world. Its commitment to sustainability has served as a model and a gold standard, to other universities around the country.
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Suzzallo library has served generations of students, professors and visitors for nearly a century. It had a controversial beginning but now stands as one of the great libraries of the U.S. and indeed the world. UW 360 examines the library’s history, a major concern that coincided with the introduction of the Internet, and its flourishing present. We also provide closeup views of one of the wonders of the library world in America: The Reading Room, which more closely resembles a European cathedral than any library facility in the U.S. Adam Hall, operations manager, UW Henry Suzzallo, former president, UW http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org 08/10/2014
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In this 1996 Upon Reflection interview from the University of Washington, host Marcia Alvar is joined by the late evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, longtime professor of zoology and geography at Harvard University and later the American Museum of Natural History. As a writer of popular science literature, he muses on Hollywood's misrepresentation of scientific oddities and his novel "Dinosaur in a Haystack."
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Dr. Gerald Pollack, UW Professor of Bioengineering, has developed a theory of water that has been called revolutionary. The researcher has spent the past decade convincing worldwide audiences that water is not actually a liquid. Pollack explains his fascinating theory in this 32nd Annual Faculty Lecture. 2008 http://uwtv.org
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Step backward in time to visit the age of the dinosaurs with acclaimed American paleontologist Robert Bakker. Bakker shares his fascination for the Jurassic age with Upon Reflection host Al Page and dispels some of the myths and uncertainty surrounding conventional portrayals of dinosaurs. Once a guest lecturer at the University of Washington, he talks about evolution, extinction and his "call to paleontology."
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What can a comic book artist tell us about the Holocaust? Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar speaks with Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the graphic novels "Maus: A Survivor's Tale" and "Maus II." In this 1991 video from the University of Washington, Speigelman ruminates about his own parents' survival in the Holocaust and how he developed a better sense of their generation through story depiction. The tiny pictures of Maus use anthropomorphic characters to relate the war between German and Jew or "cat and mouse."
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At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working independently over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. The dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so.
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Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Samuel Proctor, author of "The Substance of Things Hoped For," Pastor Emeritus at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, and Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University. Proctor chronicles his own life against the whole of Black progress and discusses how it is possible to overcome ongoing prejudice and deceptive racial stereotypes. Proctor, the grandson of slaves, grew up to become president of two colleges, serve in the administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and act as teacher and advisor to such leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jesse Jackson.
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Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Professor Peter Schickele, Professor of Music at the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople, and composer. Professor Schickele, one of the great satirists of the 20th Century, best known as the perpetrator, er, discoverer of the oeuvre of that most classic of all composers, PDQ Bach. Although unknown before Professor Schickele's work of musical anthropology, J. S. Bach's last son, PDQ is now famous for such works as the 1712 Overture; Oedipus Tex; Bob and Ted and Carol and Alice, an Opera in One Un-Natural Act, and, of course, his masterpiece, The Abduction of Figaro, a Simply Grande Opera in Three Acts with Soloists, Chorus and Corpse de Ballet. Professor Schickele has also found time to compose over 100 works for almost every size and type of classical ensemble. He has created music for four feature films as well as for documentaries and television commercials.
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UW 360 looks at the career of UW football's legendary coach, Don James. Exclusive interviews with former players, including Damon Huard, Chuck Nelson, Michael Jackson and Dave Hoffman. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org
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More than 150 years ago, the University of Washington began with just one building and a handful of students. Today, this beautiful campus is home to more than 45,000 students, and growing! In order to support the future growing influx of students, the campus must continue to grow along with it. This story takes a peek at the ideas behind the new Campus Master Plan; one that will guide construction and development on campus for the next ten years. Theresa Doherty, senior project director, Planning and Management, UW Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President for Innovation Strategy, CoMotion, professor, Electrical Engineering, UW Lois Ko, owner and UW alumnus, Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery 12/02/16 http://uwtv.org
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Host Al Page speaks with Charlie Byrd, renowned guitarist. Mr. Byrd brings to life his travel and musical experiences, his influences and his classical as well as his jazz interests. Through his talent, he describes and plays many different styles of music from classical to bossa nova. He also discusses the differences in types and models of guitars and how a musician's experiences combine to form individual musical styles.
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Discover the power of meditation to alleviate stress with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of "Wherever You Go, There You Are" and professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He tells host Marcia Alvar about founding the nation's first hospital-affiliated clinic for stress reduction. In this 1994 Upon Reflection interview from the University of Washington, he recounts pioneering the use of mindfulness meditation techniques for thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain and stress and athletes seeking performance improvement.
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Scientists have learned much about the preschool brain over the past decade, but unless they read medical journals, most parents and caregivers have yet to hear about those discoveries. UW researchers together with a group of nonprofit partners are trying to change that by making outreach and education a bigger part of their work. One these outreach programs, developed by the UW's I-LABS, is a series of free online modules that teach everything from early interactions to understanding emotions. Sarah Roseberry Lytle, PhD, director of outreach and education, UW I-LABS http://ilabs.washington.edu/outreach-modules 11/30/2014
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It's a rapidly growing problem: where to safely store our endless amounts of digital data. There just aren't enough sprawling data centers to keep up with all our baby pictures, financial transactions and funny cat videos. But now, UW scientists have partnered with Microsoft researchers to develop a technique that could solve the world's digital storage needs and transform computer technology as we know it: by storing digital data in a DNA molecule. Karin Strauss, affiliate associate professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UW Luis Ceze, associate professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UW 07/03/16 http://uwtv.org/series/uw360/ http://uwtv.org
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Get caught up with the UW's all-time rushing yards leader, Napoleon Kaufman - from his time as part of the Husky national championship team, through his pro football career, to his current role as a senior pastor for the Well Christian Community Church in Livermore, California. Napoleon Kaufman, former Husky football player, senior pastor, Well Christian Community Church 04/26/2015 uwtv.org/uw360
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Take a tour of world-renowned artist Ann Hamilton's exhibit "the common S E N S E" at the University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery. The installation explores the relationship between humans and animals and features original work by Hamilton and material from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The exhibit is on display October 11, 2014 through April 26, 2015 and evolves over its six-month run and invites visitors to take part. Ann Hamilton, artist Sylvia Wolf, director, Henry Art Gallery 01/20/2015 uwtv.org/uw360
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In an exploration of this year's University of Washington's Common Book, "The Meaning of it All" by Richard Feynman, guest lecturer Persi Diaconis, mathematician and magician, discusses the connections between his work and Feynman's physics. What are the physics of coin tossing? What does it mean to be random? How can we use randomness to understand the world around us and how do you make decisions in the face of uncertainty? In this enlightening talk, Diaconis exposes how mathematical thinking makes the world come alive and how simple questions can unravel what we thought we knew.
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Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Linda Schele, Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin, and co-author of "Maya Cosmos: 3000 Years on the Shaman's Path." Professor Schele recounts her first involvement in the study of the Maya and in deciphering the Mayan glyphs. She discusses the stories and events told by the glyphs, and how they have redefined or disproved our previous conceptions of the Mayan society.
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With a rowing program rich in history dating back to 1901, the University of Washington fields a highly competitive men's crew team year in and year out. Meet the latest champions. Michael Callahan, head coach, UW Men's Crew Team Erin Mayovsky, producer, UWTV 05/24/2015 http://uwtv.org/uw360
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Reporter Erin Mayovsky interviews Michelle Perkins, former UW women's basketball star and current Seattle City Fire Department paramedic. See how the husky athletic experience has helped her in her current profession and how she gives back by coaching high school basketball. Michelle Perkins, paramedic, Seattle Fire Department Joshua Pearson, lieutenant and medical services officer, Seattle Fire Department 03/22/2015 http://uwtv.org/uw360
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Every day countless cities and communities around the world struggle to get clean, safe water. And every day, one University of Washington graduate is getting closer and closer to solving that crisis. Meet Peter Janicki, who's company has come up with a way to transform raw sewage into clean water. Peter Janicki, CEO, Janicki Industries 05/28/17 http://uwtv.org
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The UW's unique Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design program brings together design, technology and the study of human behavior, creating students who can work seamlessly across these fields to create innovative new products, technologies and services. In a year-long, project-based curriculum, students learn the latest tools and techniques in user experience and interface design, prototyping, user research and evaluation. The Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design courses consist of both hands-on studios (often focused on industry-sponsored projects) as well as cutting-edge lecture courses. The combination of theory and practice, with emphasis on making and doing, provides a dynamic and intensive learning experience. Linda Wagner, director, MHCI+D Graduate Program UW Mary Larson, program administrator, MHCI+D Graduate Program UW Andrew Davidson, senior lecturer, Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering, UW 02/22/2015 http://uwtv.org/uw360
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Winner of the 2014 Bronze Telly Award for History/Biography. A collection of recovered films from the 1920s and '30s gives insight into the life and times of the small Washington communities in Grays Harbor County. The films, meticulously restored by the UW Libraries film preservation experts, were shot by photographer Charles D. Anderson and reveals how the sense of community in this southwestern Washington town has stood the test of time.
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Forbes Magazine has named Daniela Witten, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of Washington to its 30 under 30 list. Professor Witten improves the statistical tools used in genetic research. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org
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Cornel West—a self-described intellectual freedom fighter influenced by the Baptist church, American transcendentalism, the Black Panthers and European philosophy—seeks to revive the best of liberalism, populism and democratic socialism. In this talk, West teaches that racial division fosters the poverty, paranoia, fear and distrust that undermine our nation's democratic process. Cornel West, professor of Afro-American Studies and Philosophy of Religion, Harvard University 04/27/2001
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Pick the brain of acclaimed Japanese-British author Kazuo Ishiguro whose novel "The Remains of the Day" won the Booker Prize for Best Fiction in 1989. In this 1995 video from the University of Washington with Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar, Kazuo talks about his writing process, expectations and how coping with failure amidst national changes in culture became a common theme in his work. Kazuo Ishiguro, author; nobel laureate 11/13/1995 http://uwtv.org
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It's something most of us take for granted: the amazing dexterity of the human hand and the impressive amount of brain power it takes to navigate that hand. For decades, scientists have been trying to figure out how to apply that complicated movement to machines. An ambitious dream that a UW team is now marching towards - a robotic hand that can move like a human hand. Vikash Kumar, graduate student, UW 09/04/16 http://uwtv.org
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UW 360 looks at the career of UW football's legendary coach, Don James. Exclusive interviews with former players, including Damon Huard, Chuck Nelson, Michael Jackson and Dave Hoffman. UW 360 hosted by Carolyn Douglas, looks at events, people and places at the University of Washington. http://uwtv.org/uw360 http://uwtv.org 09/01/2014
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Meet Akio Morita, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Sony Corporation, in this 1988 interview from the University of Washington with Upon Reflection host Al Page. Morita offers insightful comparisons of Japanese and American business practices, including the employee selection process and the Japanese long-run view in contrast to the American short-run view. He also discusses American and Japanese competition, the Japanese global outlook, cultural differences and American-Japanese politics.
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Odegaard Undergraduate Library opened its doors this last September - for the first time after a 16-and-a-half million dollar renovation. With all kinds of new equipment, Odegaard is now easily one of the most flexible - and beautiful - learning environments on campus. Find out more about how students have taken this place to heart - and really made it their own. 01/23/2014
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Compilers are caught in a tug-of-war between increasingly exotic architectures and instruction set extensions on one hand, and our desire for advanced programming languages and PL features on the other. A multi-language, multi-target compiler infrastructure such as LLVM ameliorates the situation somewhat, but engineering fast, effective and correct optimizations for LLVM is challenging. Even after a decade of intense development, there is a long tail of unimplemented optimizations. University of Utah Associate Professor John Regehr presents Souper, a superoptimizer that gives us a look at some of the optimizations that are missing from LLVM while also avoiding the bugs that are often found in hand-written optimization passes. Souper works by turning LLVM code into queries for an automated theorem prover. When Souper is run on LLVM itself, it identifies thousands of uncaught optimizations and also ranks them according to the likely improvement in code size or code speed that would result from implementing each one. John Regehr, Associate Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah 12/2/2014 https://www.cs.washington.edu/htbin-post/mvis/mvis?ID=2643 http://uwtv.org
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