May 7, 1999
School of Nursing’s 20th Soule Lecture focuses on ethical challenges posed by genetics testing
Deciphering the human genome and the increasing availability of genetic testing raise ethical, legal and social challenges. The University of Washington School of Nursing will address these challenges when it hosts the 20th annual Elizabeth Sterling Soule Lecture.
May 4, 1999
Evidence found for three prehistoric Everett-area earthquakes
Western Washington’s two major earthquakes this century had minimal impact north of Seattle. But new evidence suggests that in the previous 1,100 years an area between Everett and Marysville experienced at least three earthquakes of at least moderate intensity that produced liquefaction.
May 3, 1999
Geologists review history of huge Cascadia earthquakes
Major Puget Sound-area earthquakes in 1949 and 1965 are but a dim memory for most people who lived through them. But geological records going back thousands of years imply an even greater hazard in the Cascadia subduction zone than is reflected in 200 years of written history.
Log pinpoints timing of Puget Sound earthquake 1,100 years ago
A Douglas fir log plucked from a sewer trench along the shores of Puget Sound has helped scientists narrow the time frame for a major earthquake more than a millenium ago, the last big rupture of the Seattle fault.
April 30, 1999
UW professor wins only Guggenheim Fellowship given in medicine this year
Dr. Robb Glenny, associate professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics at the University of Washington, has won the only Guggenheim Fellowship Award given in medicine this year.
Student entrepreneurs woo investors in UW business plan competition
Hoping to add their names to Seattle’s growing ranks of successful entrepreneurs, contestants in the University of Washington Business School’s student business plan competition will vie for $25,000 in seed capital to launch companies that may become the next REI, Visio or Wizards of the Coast.
April 29, 1999
300 couples experiencing marital troubles sought for study, free marriage enrichment program
Researchers at the University of Washington are testing programs to improve the shaky state of many marriages and are looking for 300 Puget Sound couples who, if they are not exactly undergoing the worst of times, are experiencing problems in their relationships.
April 26, 1999
New techniques in prostate surgery improve quality of life
Recent developments in surgical techniques and technology are boosting the chances of regaining sexual function and continence for men who have undergone radical prostatectomies.
April 21, 1999
Sundial will mark passage of days, seasons on Mars
You could call it Martian Standard Time. The new “time zone” takes effect in January 2002 when a sundial designed and assembled at the University of Washington lands on the red planet aboard NASA’s 2001 Mars Surveyor.
UW’s Hood and National Library of Medicine’s Lindberg to speak at 50th anniversary symposium
The 50th anniversary of the UW Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center will be celebrated next week with a symposium on “The Health Information Challenge: Connecting People to Knowledge for Life.”« Previous Page Next Page »