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July 9, 1999

UW Medical Center achieves top-20 rankings nationally in seven specialties

University of Washington Medical Center is ranked among the top hospitals in the country in a number of specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1999 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 12.

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July 8, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY: UW’s “corpse flower” begins its collapse

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The Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, that started blooming in the University of Washington botany greenhouse yesterday began to collapse this afternoon, signaling the end of the bloom’s short life.

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Art from the heart: Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway shows his art at UW Medical Center, where he received a new heart

A very special series of paintings and other artworks by Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway is on display at University of Washington Medical Center.

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July 7, 1999

Stench of “corpse flower” fills UW botany greenhouse as blooming begins

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The stench of dead and bloated flesh drifted through the University of Washington botany greenhouse this afternoon as an unusual plant called an Amorphophallus titanum began to bloom.

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July 5, 1999

Scientists grow blood-producing stem cells outside the body

A team of University of Washington scientists working at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI) has found a way to grow blood-producing stem cells in the laboratory – opening the door to helping cancer patients overcome major side effects of treatment and creating greater possibilities for genetic cures of illness.

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June 30, 1999

Conference delves into the World Wide Web’s power to communicate

The UW is hosting an international group of technical communication scholars to explore how people interact with the Web and to design guidelines for evaluating the communication effectiveness of Web sites.

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Research universities to create distance learning web site

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Fourteen major North American universities will have a Web site to showcase some of the best distance learning by some of the best institutions. The Web site, R1.edu, will be operational in September and will be hosted by the University of Washington.

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June 29, 1999

Rare ‘corpse flower’ ready to bloom in UW botany greenhouse

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It stands nearly 5 feet tall and is still growing, and soon it will smell like rotting flesh, but it’s still Douglas Ewing’s baby.

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June 24, 1999

University of Washington Department of Medicine honors five regional faculty members

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Five University of Washington (UW) clinical faculty members at the Department of Medicine’s regional teaching sites have been selected for 1999 WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Awards.

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June 23, 1999

UW Medical Center hosts free public forum on sex and aging

A free public forum on “Sex and Aging: The New Facts of Life” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Edmond Meany Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn in Seattle’s University District.

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