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September 8, 1998

Although many Americans wish all that talk about sex would go away, sociologist sees healthy, positive side to frankness about sexuality

Despite a raging but reluctant debate about exactly what kind of relationship the President had with a White House intern, many Americans wish the whole public discourse about sex would just quietly go away. That’s not necessarily a good thing, says Pepper Schwarz, coauthor of a new book, “What I’ve Learned About Sex: Wisdom from Leading Sex Educators, Therapists and Researchers.”

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White House honoring UW Women in Science & Engineering center

The University of Washington Center for Women in Science & Engineering has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

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September 2, 1998

New European Union Center makes University Of Washington a “major player” in European Studies

The University of Washington was recently selected as one of ten American universities to host newly established European Union Centers which will promote the study of the EU, its institutions and policies, and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach programs.

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August 31, 1998

Museum displays earliest known fossil of a toothless whale

News and Information

The world’s oldest known fossil of a toothless whale, a previously unknown genus and species, has yielded clues about the evolution of the ocean-going giants. Now, after five years of study and preparation, it is on public display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.

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August 27, 1998

Novel approach to measuring ocean temperatures proved successful

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An experiment to devise a new method for tracking large-scale changes in ocean temperature associated with events such as El Niño and with global warming indicates that scientists can successfully use low-frequency sound transmissions to measure the temperature of vast expanses of ocean.

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August 26, 1998

$170.3 Million in Private Support for UW Sets New Record

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The University of Washington received $170.3 million in private gifts and grants during the 1997-98 fiscal year, a new record. Gifts alone were $84.8 million, the second highest total in University history.

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August 24, 1998

Freshman Convocation Sept. 27, 1998

News and Information

At least two thousand freshmen, their parents and guests are expected to attend the 1998 UW Freshman Convocation, to be held at noon, Sunday, Sept. 27 in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.

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August 21, 1998

Aerosonde robotic airplane completes historic trans-Atlantic flight

With an assist from Latvia’s lady luck, the third time was
Third time’s the charm for an Aerosonde miniature robotic airplane and its developers in their bid to complete the first trans-Atlantic crossing by an autonomous aircraft.

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August 20, 1998

Wyoming opens its first two clerkship sites for University of Washington medical students this week in Rock Springs and Jackson.

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

This week Wyoming opened its first two community clinical sites for training third-year University of Washington (UW) medical students.

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August 18, 1998

Pediatrician Susan Marshall named assistant dean for curriculum at the University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Susan G. Marshall, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington (UW), has been named assistant dean for curriculum at the UW medical school.

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