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April 14, 1999

UW Scientific Instruments Division celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Scientific Instruments Division of the University of Washington will celebrate 50 years of achievement with an anniversary celebration and open house.

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April 13, 1999

Portable pump implanted at UW Medical Center keeps Maple Valley man’s heart beating as he awaits a transplant

A 56-year-old Maple Valley man is about to leave UW Medical Center with the help of a new, fully portable heart pump that will assist his failing heart until a donor heart becomes available for transplant.

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Yash P. Gupta chosen dean of UW Business School

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University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick will recommend to the Board of Regents that Yash P. Gupta, dean and professor of management in the College of Business and Administration of the University of Colorado at Denver, be appointed dean of the UW Business School, effective Aug. 1, 1999

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April 9, 1999

Seismologists to mark 50th anniversary of 1949 earthquake

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Tim Walsh, a state DNR geologist, will provide an overview of the effects of the 1949 Olympia earthquake. Stephen Kirby, a USGS senior research geophysicist, then will discuss what can be learned about subduction zone earthquakes from the 1949 event

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April 8, 1999

Alcohol consumption, related problems among high-risk college-age drinkers can be slashed using brief intervention developed at UW

Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems were significantly slashed among a group of high-risk college-age drinkers using a brief, non-confrontational intervention treatment. The study, conducted by a team of UW researchers headed by psychology professor Alan Marlatt, was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and was funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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April 7, 1999

UW student named 1999 Truman Scholar

UW student named 1999 Truman Scholar
Dawn Hewett, a University of Washington junior, was named today as one of 79 1999 Truman Scholars by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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April 6, 1999

New research points the way to restoring noise-induced hearing loss in mammals, including humans

Damage to the sensory hair cells in the inner ear is the most frequent cause of permanent hearing loss.

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UW Business School bringing Eastman Kodak CEO, Harvard professor to Seattle to discuss inner-city economic development

Porter and Eastman Kodak Chairman George Fisher will be in Seattle April 14 to address inner-city economic development issues as guests of the University of Washington Business School’s business and economic development program.

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Upward Bound students learn to build computers–and get to keep them

A group of low-income high school students is learning how to build computers in a UW class–and they will get to keep the product of their labors.

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April 5, 1999

Singapore opposition leader to speak at UW on free speech

Dr. Chee will be giving a lecture titled “Free Speech and the Political Maturation of Singapore.”

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