June 10, 1998
Brightest object in universe discovered by UW astronomer
The brightest object yet observed in the universe has been discovered by a University of Washington astronomer and his colleagues.
June 9, 1998
123rd Commencement, President’s Medalist: Elisabeth Marie Zeller
Elisabeth Marie Zeller, 26, will be recognized as the outstanding senior at the university’s 123rd Commencement June 13 in Seattle. She is receiving bachelor’s degrees in history and economics.
The University of Washington’s Class of 1998 totals 9,952, a preliminary count of undergraduate, graduate and professional students receiving degrees at three Commencement ceremonies.
June 8, 1998
University of Washington plays key role in space map project
The University of Washington is a key player in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an ambitious new effort to create the first-ever digital map of the heavens.
Wanted: More women and minority engineers to meet industry demand
The numbers paint a grim picture. While women and minorities are projected to make up 68 percent of new entrants to the U.S. labor force by the year 2000, only a small fraction of them are likely be trained as scientists and engineers.
June 5, 1998
Physicists find evidence that neutrinos have mass
A physics collaboration that includes a team from the University of Washington has unveiled evidence indicating that subatomic particles known as neutrinos have mass.
June 4, 1998
Too much exercise may put some young women at risk for bulimia
New research indicates that young women who are compelled to exercise at excessive levels are at risk for developing eating disorders and general psychological unhappiness.
June 3, 1998
Physics experiment produces highest-energy electrons and positrons ever created in man-made accelerator
Physicists at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva have created the highest-energy electrons and positrons, the anti-matter counterparts of electrons, ever produced in a man-made particle accelerator.
Unique UW animation arts class producing a series of hit graduates
The UW’s animation arts class has been transformed into a full-blown production studio in which art, music and computer science students blend their diverse talents to produce a movie — from storyboards to soundtracks.
May 28, 1998
Effective obesity treatment likely to require targeting of multiple weight control systems
Investigators reviewing three decades of research into body weight regulation conclude that it may not be possible to find a single effective treatment for obesity. Instead, drug therapy may have to target the multiple systems that control weight.« Previous Page Next Page »