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January 28, 2000

UW study gauges growing economic clout of Washington’s African American businesses and consumers

African Americans have become an increasingly vital force in Washington’s economy, spending more than $2 billion annually and owning more than 6,600 businesses, according to a new University of Washington report.

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January 25, 2000

UW explores aftermath of ‘Battle for Seattle’ and future of WTO

As World Trade Organization delegates left Seattle in a cloud of tear gas and disappointment, University of Washington scholars began studying and debating the outcome and its implications for the future.

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January 24, 2000

Hailey and Sandpoint, Idaho; and Soldotna, Alaska; each welcome UW medical students for six months of training in rural practice

Four University of Washington (UW) third-year medical students have started their six-month WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE) in three rural towns.

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Women’s problems with alcohol have far-reaching consequences

Women who drink heavily are significantly more likely than their male counterparts to suffer from liver disease, depression, psychological distress, and recent physical, emotional or sexual abuse, according to a study by researchers at Harborview Medical Center published in the January 2000 issue of the Journal of Trauma.

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January 20, 2000

Pediatric training unit marks 25th anniversary in Spokane

The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine’s pediatric training unit in Spokane will be honored Jan. 24 for more than a quarter century of teaching UW medical students and pediatric residents about children’s health care.

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Independent audits reveal no major problems

Independent audits of the UW for the year ended June 30, 1999, presented recently to the Board of Regents, show a remarkable lack of major problems for a large, complex and highly decentralized institution.

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Doctors perform region’s first nerve graft to preserve erectile function

University of Washington surgeons performed the region’s first two operations of their kind yesterday to help men avoid their greatest fear about prostate cancer surgery: impotence.

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January 19, 2000

Jon Jory joins faculty at UW School of Drama

Jon Jory, producing director at the acclaimed Actors Theatre of Louisville, has been appointed to the faculty of the nationally renowned University of Washington School of Drama, pending final approval by the Board of Regents on January 21.

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UW surgeon performs region’s first surgery to clear lung arteries

The first surgery of its kind in the region, performed at University of Washington Medical Center, has given a once very ill 48-year-old Alaska man, who faced a lung transplant and/or potentially heart failure, a normal life expectancy and the hope of living a normal life.

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University of Washington president outlines strategies for coping with loss of affirmative action

Richard L. McCormick, in a speech to be delivered Jan. 20 to the Association of American Colleges and Universities at its annual meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., outlines the steps that the university is taking to cope with the passage in November 1998 of Initiative 200, which prohibited the use of race or ethnicity as factors in college admissions

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