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Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Posted: September 11, 1997

Small sea creatures that have lain in pristine condition for eons have given a University of Washington researcher the clearest evidence yet that about 80 million years ago a southern landmass began migrating to the north. And what today are rainy British Columbia and chilly southern Alaska were once the sunny climes of Baja California. Read more »


Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Posted: September 11, 1997

Small sea creatures that have lain in pristine condition for eons have given a University of Washington researcher the clearest evidence yet that about 80 million years ago a southern landmass began migrating to the north. And what today are rainy British Columbia and chilly southern Alaska were once the sunny climes of Baja California. Read more »


White House honors UW program for mentoring students with disabilities

White House honors UW program for mentoring students with disabilities

Posted: September 11, 1997

The University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology Program, which has enlisted scientific luminaries such as British physicist Stephen Hawking to encourage teenagers with disabilities to pursue careers in technical fields, has won a 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Read more »