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June 3, 1999

Saturday memorial service scheduled for Neil Jacobson, UW psychology professor

A memorial service for Neil Jacobson, University of Washington psychology professor, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Ballroom at the Edmond Meany Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn Ave. NE in the University District.

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Teaching emotional control could be the best Father’s Day present

Fathers are critical in children’s development of emotional control, according to University of Washington psychologist John Gottman, author of “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.”

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June 2, 1999

Women, men view and judge childhood sexual abuse cases differently

A new study by University of Washington researchers, to be presented later this week at the American Psychological Society’s annual meeting in Denver, indicates that men and women view sexual abuse cases differently and could be poles apart in rendering an actual verdict.

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June 1, 1999

Simply reading about a childhood event people said didn’t happen can alter their memories, award-winning undergraduate research shows

Just being exposed to a story about a fictitious childhood experience can alter people’s memories to the point that half of them believe the incident probably occurred even though they previously said it didn’t, University of Washington researchers will report later this week at the American Psychological Society’s annual meeting in Denver.

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Showing pictures of admired blacks or elderly can lower levels of unconscious prejudice

Unconscious prejudice towards blacks and the elderly can be significantly decreased by exposing people to images of admired members of those groups, according to a new series of experiments conducted by University of Washington psychologists.

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Projected snowpack decline could mean drastic changes for region

Despite this year’s record snowfall in the Pacific Northwest, the amount of water stored as mountain snowpack is projected to drop significantly in the long run, a change that could repaint the face of the region and drastically alter how water is used and allocated, according to University of Washington researchers.

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May 27, 1999

Dr. Andrew Ziskind named associate dean for clinical affairs and UW associate vice president for clinical specialty programs

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Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, has named Dr. Andrew A. Ziskind associate dean for clinical affairs and associate vice president for clinical specialty programs.

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May 25, 1999

Expanded University of Washington faculty field tour to introduce new professors to people, places and problems around the state

The University of Washington’s successful 1998 faculty field tour has been expanded to cover more of the state this year. President Richard L. McCormick will lead 30 new professors and librarians from the UW’s Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses on an 1,100-mile, five-day bus trip to learn about the people, places, passions and problems of their home state.

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Randomized contolled study shows neostigmine is an effective treatment for acute colonic pseudo-obstruction

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine have performed the first randomized controlled clinical trial showing that a painful and even life-threatening bowel condition called acute colonic pseudo-obstruction can be effectively treated with intravenous neostigmine.

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May 24, 1999

UW studying new therapy using heat to manage pressure ulcers

Clinical studies are underway at the University of Washington to determine the effectiveness of heat therapy to manage pressure ulcers (bed sores).

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