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  • Six scientists and engineers from the University of Washington have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. New members include Joel Kaufman and Howard Frumkin. SHirley Beresford was elected to the society's Board. In the News
    UW News | July 28, 2017
  • The most obvious effect of global warming is not a doomsday scenario. Extreme heat is happening today, and wreaking havoc on vulnerable bodies. Howard Frumkin is quoted. In the News
    New Republic | July 20, 2017
  • A recent New York Times story raised concerns about tosic chemicals in mac cheese but missed some key facts, according to a new article in Slate. Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted. In the News
    Slate | July 19, 2017