December 1995
Table of Contents


The Fall and (Rise?) of the Ave: How the U District's Main Street Fell Apart and How It Might Come Back.
Playing with History: The Revival of a Controversial 1936 Black Drama Fulfills the Dream of One Determined UW Director.
Plugged In: Giving 65 Freshmen a Laptop Computer Was a Gamble, But the Results are Producing a Jackpot in Undergraduate Learning.
Of Mice and Men: When Scientists at the UW and Penn Found a Way to Make "Super Mice," They Advanced the Genetic Engineering of Animals--and Humans.

Briefings: News about the UW

President McCormick's First Weeks Cover UW and the State
Huskies Head for the Sun Bowl
UW Seeks Matching Funds from Lawmakers
Research Funds Reach All-Time High Close to 1/2 Billion
UW Physicist Hans Dehmelt Receives National Medal of Science
Study Ranks UW 16th Nationally in Quality of Doctoral Programs
Higher Graduation Rate Frees Up Space for New Freshmen
Gift Aids Bid to Hire Top Scientist


Our Back Pages: History Columns Looks at 1950 Flap Over Photos of Nude UW Coeds
On and Off the Ave: A Lighter Look at the U. Includes the Ignobel Prize, Library Usage Stats
Vistas: Research Briefs on Self-Esteem, Folic Acid and the World Wide Web
Passages: Appointments and Retirements
Letters to the Editor: Greeks, Questionable Cartoons, Law or Geology?
Prelude: Editor's Personal Look at the Ave.

Alumni News

Depression and Dictators: Professor Bridgman to Lecture on 1930s This series is sold out.
Names Sought for Top Teachers, Alumni, Volunteers
New Member Benefits Include Book, Alumni Directory
Career Services for UWAA Members Begins with Seminar, Web Page
Odegaard, Four Alumni Honored by Multicultural Group
UWAA Travel Program for 1996
Annual Report: Kraft Says It's a World-Class Association
Annual Report: Executive Director Warns of Wolves at the Door
Annual Report: Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses
Local Events Calendar: Dec. to March
Geographic Events and Club Contacts

News of the Classes

Alum of the Month: Don Pierce
Class Notes 1930-1994
In Memory: Kathy Niccols 1948-1995
Obituaries of Alumni and UW Faculty and Friends

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