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October 13, 1998

“Health of Hanford” conference gathers diverse audience to review and discuss health issues

Emergency preparedness, ecological contamination, worker health and groundwater quality in and around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are among topics to be addressed during a two-day conference Nov. 3 and 4 in Richland, Wash.

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Pacific Northwest Roundtable bringing together leaders from academia, government and industry to assess region’s engineering education

Educational institutions must work more closely with government and industry if they are to succeed in the increasingly competitive global environment. That is the motivation behind the Pacific Northwest Regional Roundtable for Enhancing Engineering and Technology Education, which will hold its first meeting from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the University of Washington Husky Union Building.

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October 8, 1998

UW School of Medicine receives funds from grateful patient for endowed professorship in orthopaedics

Grateful for the excellent care he received in 1994 at Harborview Medical Center after a serious foot injury, a California man has donated $500,000 to the University of Washington School of Medicine to create an endowed professorship in the Department of Orthopaedics.

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UW School of Medicine establishes Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

The University of Washington School of Medicine has established the Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, funded through contributions of $1.5 million from Grace E. Hill and her late husband, Ray Hill, who graduated from the UW in economics in 1924.

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33,000 Web tests show unconscious roots of racism, ageism

People have taken more than 33,000 tests that measure unconscious components of prejudice and stereotyping in the first week since twin Web sites were opened to the public by psychologists from the University of Washington and Yale University.

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New project will provide real-time weather and road reports covering all of Washington state

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Everyone in the Northwest talks about the weather. Now a University of Washington atmospheric scientist and the state Department of Transportation plan to do something about it.

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Former president of Harvard to address UW Board of Regents on affirmative action

News and Information

Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University and the co-author of a book that is the most comprehensive analysis of the effects of racial preferences in higher education, will be a guest speaker at the University of Washington Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Walker-Ames Room.

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October 2, 1998

Rumors of disastrous winter amount to irresponsible hype, UW scientists say

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Recent rumors that Western Washington is in for its severest winter in 50 years are nothing more than unsupported hype that goes well beyond current forecast abilities, according to University of Washington atmospheric scientists.

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October 1, 1998

New studies could help predict Snoqualmie Pass avalanches

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Two new studies of avalanches in Snoqualmie Pass in the Washington Cascades near Seattle could bring about more accurate predictions that will safeguard travelers in quickly changing conditions.

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September 30, 1998

Wyoming towns Powell and Buffalo chosen as family medicine training sites for University of Washington third-year medical students

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Two Wyoming towns, Powell and Buffalo, have been chosen as family practice training sites for third-year University of Washington (UW) medical students. Beginning in July of 1999, selected medical students will take their required, six-week clerkship in family medicine in these towns.

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