UW http://kplu.org en Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur http://kplu.org/post/why-it-took-more-80-years-identify-worlds-oldest-dinosaur <p></p><p>A researcher at the University of Washington says he’s identified the oldest dinosaur ever – pushing back the emergence of dinosaurs by millions of years.</p><p>The fossilized bones were discovered back in the 1930s, in Tanzania, in a major find that included a vast collection of specimens. They were gathering dust at the Natural History Museum, London, until the scientist who had custody passed away.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Longest unpublished dissertation ever?</strong></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:02:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7281 at http://kplu.org Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur UW professor integral part of new Libyan opposition government http://kplu.org/post/uw-professor-integral-part-new-libyan-opposition-government <p>A longtime University of Washington economics professor has quickly found himself in a lead role with fellow Libyans fighting to defeat ruler Col. Moammar&nbsp;Gadhafi&#39;s forces.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 1.5em; line-height: 1.467em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); ">Shortly after Ali Al Tarhouni&nbsp;returned to Libya weeks ago, he was named finance minister for Libya&#39;s opposition movement, according to a statement Wednesday from the University of Washington press office.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 22:34:02 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1069 at http://kplu.org UW professor integral part of new Libyan opposition government Feds deny funding to UW health project in Mozambique http://kplu.org/post/feds-deny-funding-uw-health-project-mozambique <p>The Obama Administration says it wants to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.modernizingforeignassistance.org/blog/2011/01/20/shah-introduces-the-%E2%80%98modern-development-enterprise%E2%80%99/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">re-invent foreign aid</a>&nbsp;and one of its mantras is to increase “country ownership” of the programs it funds for improving health and welfare in poor countries.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Given this, it came as a shock to Dr. Stephen Gloyd and others at the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.healthallianceinternational.org/" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); text-decoration: none; font-weight: bold; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; " target="_blank">UW’s Health Alliance International&nbsp;</a>(HAI) when the government basically pulled the plug on a long-running AIDS health care project in Mozambique that is, or was anyway, widely regarded as a model of doing just that.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">“It’s ironic given their goal of wanting to strengthen local governance,” said Gloyd, director at HAI.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; 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background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:31:26 +0000 Tom Paulson 715 at http://kplu.org Feds deny funding to UW health project in Mozambique