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April 21, 1999

Sundial will mark passage of days, seasons on Mars

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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.

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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.”

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UW bringing together students from around the world for first Global Business Challenge competition

As University of Washington Business School students prepare to enter the global marketplace, they are bringing peers from around the globe to Seattle for a week of events culminating in the West Coast’s first international business case competition.

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April 16, 1999

New “walking epidural” technique developed at UW Medical Center

Recently, anesthesiologists at University of Washington Medical Center have refined the “walking epidural” technique by using meperidine (Demerol), thus minimizing uncomfortable side effects that can occur with commonly used pain control techniques.

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April 14, 1999

New coating process may prevent body from rejecting medical implants

Reporting in the April 15 issue of Nature, Ratner and Galen Shi, a graduate student in the UW Department of Bioengineering, describe a technique they developed for coating a biomaterial surface with tiny keyhole-like indentions that bind specific proteins to potentially unlock the body’s natural healing process.

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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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