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October 2, 1998

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

News and Information

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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UW prepares for first graduate program in astrobiology to train those who will hunt for life in outer space

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The University of Washington is poised to become the first institution anywhere to launch a doctoral program specifically geared to train scientists to search for life on celestial bodies such as Mars or Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter.

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September 29, 1998

Roots of unconscious prejudice affect 90 to 95 percent of people, psychologists demonstrate at press conference

The pervasiveness of prejudice, affecting 90 to 95 percent of people, was demonstrated today in a Seattle press conference at the University of Washington by psychologists who developed a new tool that measures the unconscious roots of prejudice.

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September 28, 1998

University of Washington raises the Internet speed limit for the Northwest

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The University of Washington today announced two major milestones in advanced Internet connectivity for the Pacific Northwest. Both developments are part of UW’s Pacific Northwest Gigapop project, the recipient of significant support from the 1998 Washington State Legislature.

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September 24, 1998

University of Washington lecture series in October plumbs the ocean realm

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A lecture series celebrating the “International Year of the Ocean” will feature UW faculty who’ve traveled to the seafloor in tiny submersibles, studied salmon from the wilds of Alaska to the heart of Seattle, and collected samples from some of the coldest and hottest spots on earth in search of unusual microorganisms.

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September 23, 1998

Pervasiveness of prejudice to be demonstrated at press conference; Americans can go on line to test themselves

A powerful new psychological tool that shows a shocking number of people — as many as 90 to 95 percent — display the unconscious roots of prejudice will be demonstrated at a 10 a.m. press conference Tuesday Oct. 2 at the University of Washington by its developer, UW psychology professor Anthony Greenwald.

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Grant will help encourage low-income and first-generation students to go to college

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A four-year, $1.3 million grant to the University of Washington will be used to encourage students who might not think of higher education to include college in their plans for the future.

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September 22, 1998

Study shows calcitonin-salmon nasal spray helps prevent new spinal fractures in women with existing osteoporosis

A recently completed study shows that calcitonin-salmon nasal spray reduced by 36 percent the incidence of new spinal fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

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