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Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discover

Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discover

Posted: May 14, 1997

Starvation is a major cause of death for newly hatched penguins, the result of dwindling marine food reserves. To feed their families, adult birds are forced to forage great distances from their breeding colonies, says Dee Boersma, professor of zoology at the University of Washington and one of the world's leading authorities on temperate-zone penguins. Read more »


Social equity of public transit is topic of 1997 UW Evans lecture

Social equity of public transit is topic of 1997 UW Evans lecture

Posted: May 14, 1997

Who should be served by public transit and who should pay for it? These were among the questions that confronted Puget Sound voters in November's Regional Transportation Authority ballot issue and that will be addressed in the 1997 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture May 29 at the University of Washington. Read more »


UW undergraduate wins national scholarship for public service

UW undergraduate wins national scholarship for public service

Posted: May 13, 1997

A University of Washington undergraduate has been selected to receive a prestigious national scholarship for students preparing for careers in public service. R. Paul Stimers, a junior majoring in political science, has been selected to receive a scholarship awarded by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Read more »