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December 23, 1998

Don’t trip over your New Year’s resolutions

If you are like many Americans, somewhere in the next week you’ll draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions. You’ll pledge to start on a diet, vow to exercise three times a week, promise to stop smoking or maybe try to cut back on your alcohol consumption. Then you’ll spend hours wondering how you can keep your resolutions and why you made them in the first place. But those resolutions aren’t necessarily doomed to fail.

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December 22, 1998

Rathmann Family Foundation commits to funding Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education

Recognizing the vital importance of training physicians who are dedicated to patient-centered care, the Rathmann Family Foundation will contribute $1.5 million to fund an endowed chair in patient-centered clinical education at the University of Washington.

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December 17, 1998

UW astronomers have a hand in ‘Science’ Breakthrough of the Year

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Two University of Washington astronomy professors and two UW graduate students were among dozens of scientists on two teams who this year showed that the expansion of the universe is actually accelerating, a discovery lauded by the journal “Science” in its Dec. 18 edition as the most important science advance of the year.

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December 8, 1998

First complete fossil of fierce prehistoric predator found in South Africa

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Paleontologists from the South African Museum and the University of Washington have discovered what appears to be the first complete fossil of a gorgonopsid, a ferocious predator with both reptilian and mammalian characteristics that became extinct 250 million years ago.

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December 6, 1998

West Coast measurements confirm Asian air pollution can travel to U.S.

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Atmospheric pollution from eastern Asia is beginning to have measurable, though still small, effects on air quality in western North America, a researcher from the University of Washington, Bothell, said today.

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Asian pollution may have triggered stream changes at peninsula research site

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Forest resources experts at the University of Washington suspect that Asian air pollution has contributed to dramatic increases of nitrate, sulfate and acidity in precipitation during four of the last six years at their research site on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.

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December 3, 1998

Statement from UW President Richard L. McCormick regarding Initiative 200

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Statement from UW President Richard L. McCormick regarding Initiative 200

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December 2, 1998

William Bremner named chair of the Department of Medicine

Dr. William J. Bremner has been named chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Subduction zone quake could shake Puget Sound area harder than expected

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Recent satellite measurements by University of Washington seismologists indicate the “locked zone” between the Juan de Fuca and North America plates is wider in the Seattle area than previously believed. That means the Puget Sound lowlands are likely to experience significantly greater motion during a subduction-zone earthquake than scientists earlier thought.

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December 1, 1998

100 policymakers from eight states paired with welfare recipients, will feed their families for a month on food-stamp budget

One hundred legislators and other public officials from eight states across the country are closing out 1998 by learning first-hand more about one of the nation’s most vexing problems, the welfare system.

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