In This Issue
Olympia Considers Husky Stadium Renovation Plan
The UW has developed a tiny camera in a pill that can easily be swallowed. This scanning endoscope consists of just a single optical fiber for illumination and six fibers for collecting light, all encased in a pill. The device promises low-cost screenings to prevent esophageal cancer. Read more...
Hooked on Travel? Try Fly-Fishing in Central Washington
The UW Alumni Tours program offers more than 40 trips this year, many to faraway places. But alumni also have the chance to travel closer to home at a very reasonable price. The trips to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and kayaking in the San Juan Islands are extremely popular with the Husky community. Now there is a new getaway to lure alumni: spending a weekend learning how to fly fish on the Yakima River. Alumni can choose from four weekends (May 17–18, July 26–27, Aug. 16–17 and Oct. 11–12) to learn the art of fly fishing in a two-day, hands-on introductory course. Guests will stay in the historic Pine Valley Lodge, which has its own private 160-acre estate on the Yakima River. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit the Fly-Fishing tour page. For information on all alumni tours, see the UW Alumni Tours site.
February 2008 UW NewsLinks Trivia Contest
The UW prides itself on being a "green" campus. During fiscal year 2007, how many tons of paper and cardboard did its students, faculty and staff recycle?
2. 1,255 tons
3. 1,904 tons
4. 2,170 tons
5. 2,434 tons
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