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September 22, 1998

Response to synthetic growth hormone depends on dosage

Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have shown that older women’s response to treatment with GHRH (a synthetic form of growth hormone releasing hormone) is directly related to the dosage.

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September 21, 1998

Microsoft’s gift to tribal colleges will increase technological access

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In an effort to narrow the digital divide that separates many American Indians from the technological resources available to the rest of the population, the University of Washington announced Microsoft has donated $75,000 cash plus more than $500,000 in software and training to The American Indian Science Technology Education Consortium (AISTEC) to increase technological access at three tribal colleges.

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University of Washington athletes to share stories with kids in Tacoma

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University of Washington basketball stars Jamie Redd and Donald Watts will travel to Tacoma later this month to talk with kids about the way sports has shaped their lives and given them educational opportunities.

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September 18, 1998

Another record year for UW research awards

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The University of Washington received $557 million in grant and contract awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998–an increase of nine percent over the previous year and the highest level of awards ever received at the university.

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September 16, 1998

UW gets $1.2 million Hughes grant for biological science education

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The University of Washington today was awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support undergraduate education in the biological sciences

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September 15, 1998

Foundation celebrates 50 years of building international relationships

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The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events Oct. 1-4.

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Treatment programs for batterers must be tested to see if they prevent abuse or actually place women in further peril, says expert

American society needs to take a critical look at treatment programs for men who batter their wives or girlfriends and stringently test them to make sure that they actually work to end domestic violence, says one of the foremost researchers of abusive relationships.

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September 14, 1998

Popular Saturday Seminars give football fans exercise for their brains

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Can you trust medicines derived from plants? Will the Microsoft antitrust case aid consumers or simply benefit the company’s competitors? Are ballot initiatives a sign of the strength or weakness of our democratic system? These are some of the issues that will be addressed by distinguished faculty from the University of Washington at Saturday Seminars, which are held before four home football games this year.

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September 11, 1998

Interactive video consultations with UW experts will help several rural school districts serve children with special needs

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In remote rural towns, parents and school districts often are at a disadvantage in obtaining expert consultations for their children with special needs, because most centers for childhood disabilities are in major cities, many miles away. A three-year grant from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the U.S. Department of Education will help several rural districts overcome these obstacles. The project, “Telepartners in Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Children with Disabilities,” will use interactive videoconferencing to connect rural educators and health professionals with special education experts, child psychologists and UW clinicians.

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September 10, 1998

UW announces campus CEO title changes

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UW President Richard L. McCormick announced today new titles for the chief executive officer of its campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. The titles of the heads of the University of Washington, Bothell and the University of Washington, Tacoma will become “Chancellor and Dean,” recognizing the dual roles these individuals play in campus management and external relations, as well as academic, budgetary and capital matters.

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