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August 4, 1999

‘Shared Space’ allows users to meld virtual reality, real world

A group of researchers at the University of Washington’s Human Interface Technology (HIT) Lab, in collaboration with ATR International of Japan, will demonstrate Shared Space in Los Angeles next week at the 1999 SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on GRAPHics) conference, the Association of Computing Machinery’s annual international gathering that attracts more than 30,000 people from academia and industry.

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August 3, 1999

UW awarded $11 million to study oral health issues for children

A federal agency has awarded the University of Washington $11 million over five years for a research center dedicated to improving the oral health of children

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August 2, 1999

UW professor’s climate change theory leads to NASA mission

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For nearly a decade, University of Washington atmospheric chemist Robert Charlson has advanced the notion that, in some regions, tiny particles from industrial pollution are actually countering the atmospheric warming effects of greenhouse gases. For nearly a decade, University of Washington atmospheric chemist Robert Charlson has advanced the notion that, in some regions, tiny particles from industrial pollution are actually countering the atmospheric warming effects of greenhouse gases.

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July 26, 1999

Research on arctic expeditions suggests private sector may bebetter suited than government for exploring space

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College men nearly as likely as women to report they are victims of unwanted sexual coercion

Men are almost as likely as women to report unwanted sexual contact and coercion, according to a new study of college students conducted by researchers from the University of Washington’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center.

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July 22, 1999

UW Medical Center and Children’s Hospital perform region’s first living-related split-liver transplant

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Kingston, Wash., became the region’s first recipient of a living-related split-liver transplant on Wednesday, July 21 in a coordinated surgery performed by transplant teams from University of Washington Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

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July 21, 1999

UW receives $500,000 to help schools teach genetics at all grade levels

Students at all grade levels will be the beneficiaries of a $500,000 grant to the University of Washington School of Medicine from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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July 20, 1999

UW program shows students with disabilities they can DO-IT

About 60 high school students from across the nation with ambitions to attend college will gather at the University of Washington in July and August for programs filled with typical summer camp activities – games, classes, treasure hunts and late-night pillow fights.

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July 16, 1999

New certificate will give bioengineering grads entrepreneurial edge

The University of Washington Board of Regents today approved a new graduate certificate program aimed at giving UW bioengineering graduates an entrepreneurial edge as they enter the fast-paced and often high-risk world of commercial biotechnology.

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July 14, 1999

Redmond resident donates a kidney to her Kirkland sister using new minimally invasive surgery at UW Medical Center

Two Eastside sisters now have more in common than they ever imagined they’d have: they’re sharing one set of kidneys. Dr. Lucy Wrenshall, a transplant surgeon at University of Washington Medical Center, performed the surgery.

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