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October 8, 1998

UW School of Medicine establishes Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

The University of Washington School of Medicine has established the Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, funded through contributions of $1.5 million from Grace E. Hill and her late husband, Ray Hill, who graduated from the UW in economics in 1924.

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33,000 Web tests show unconscious roots of racism, ageism

People have taken more than 33,000 tests that measure unconscious components of prejudice and stereotyping in the first week since twin Web sites were opened to the public by psychologists from the University of Washington and Yale University.

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New project will provide real-time weather and road reports covering all of Washington state

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Everyone in the Northwest talks about the weather. Now a University of Washington atmospheric scientist and the state Department of Transportation plan to do something about it.

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Former president of Harvard to address UW Board of Regents on affirmative action

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Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University and the co-author of a book that is the most comprehensive analysis of the effects of racial preferences in higher education, will be a guest speaker at the University of Washington Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Walker-Ames Room.

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October 2, 1998

Rumors of disastrous winter amount to irresponsible hype, UW scientists say

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Recent rumors that Western Washington is in for its severest winter in 50 years are nothing more than unsupported hype that goes well beyond current forecast abilities, according to University of Washington atmospheric scientists.

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October 1, 1998

New studies could help predict Snoqualmie Pass avalanches

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Two new studies of avalanches in Snoqualmie Pass in the Washington Cascades near Seattle could bring about more accurate predictions that will safeguard travelers in quickly changing conditions.

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September 30, 1998

Wyoming towns Powell and Buffalo chosen as family medicine training sites for University of Washington third-year medical students

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Two Wyoming towns, Powell and Buffalo, have been chosen as family practice training sites for third-year University of Washington (UW) medical students. Beginning in July of 1999, selected medical students will take their required, six-week clerkship in family medicine in these towns.

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UW prepares for first graduate program in astrobiology to train those who will hunt for life in outer space

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The University of Washington is poised to become the first institution anywhere to launch a doctoral program specifically geared to train scientists to search for life on celestial bodies such as Mars or Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter.

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September 29, 1998

Roots of unconscious prejudice affect 90 to 95 percent of people, psychologists demonstrate at press conference

The pervasiveness of prejudice, affecting 90 to 95 percent of people, was demonstrated today in a Seattle press conference at the University of Washington by psychologists who developed a new tool that measures the unconscious roots of prejudice.

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September 28, 1998

University of Washington raises the Internet speed limit for the Northwest

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The University of Washington today announced two major milestones in advanced Internet connectivity for the Pacific Northwest. Both developments are part of UW’s Pacific Northwest Gigapop project, the recipient of significant support from the 1998 Washington State Legislature.

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