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April 13, 1998

New center aims to promote policy that supports good teaching

A new center that was formally launched at the American Educational Research Association conference hopes to bring together the many different groups who have been talking – mostly separately – about the improvement of teaching.

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Assertive partners can inhibit learning when students work in pairs

Although collaborative learning is a hot idea in education, a new study by University of Washington Assistant Professor of Education Mark Windschitl suggests the amount students learn may be related to whom they’re collaborating with.

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April 8, 1998

Weight loss, not weight gain, a health risk for older adults

Being overweight later in life does not pose a significant risk to your health, according to findings of a comprehensive study published in the April 1998 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. On the contrary, it appears that weight loss is far more unhealthy in those 65 and older.

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UW engineering students paddle concrete canoe to regional title

University of Washington’s concrete canoe team sank the competition Sunday (April 5) to win its first regional title in 16 years at the 1998 Pacific Northwest regional student conference of the American Society of Civil Eng ineers in Seattle.

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April 7, 1998

New test identifies people who can handle high-pressure jobs requiring rapid decision making, large amounts of information

University of Washington psychologists have determined that certain people seem to possess a common trait that enables them to survive, or even flourish, in pressure-cooker situations.

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March 31, 1998

UW hosting concrete canoe races, bridge-building contest as part of civil engineering ‘olympics’

The University of Washington is hosting a civil engineering olympics, of sorts, featuring concrete canoe races and a steel bridge-building cont est.

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March 30, 1998

UW anthropologist uses engineering, mathematics to show short-legged human ancestors were very efficient walkers

She wasn’t faster than a speeding bullet, but new research seems to indicate that Lucy and other early known human ancestors walked with greater ease and efficiency than previously believed, despite their short legs.

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Novel method of gene replacement reported by University of Washington researchers

Dr. David W. Russell, assistant professor of medicine, and Roli Hirata, research technician at the University of Washington, report the successful use of a modified virus to perform a novel method of gene replacement that may be an important step toward overcoming obstacles to efficient gene therapy.

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March 27, 1998

First Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference to be held at the UW

The first Northwest Hispanic Nurses Conference will be held on Friday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Washington’s South Campus Center. The UW School of Nursing is a co-sponsor of the conference.

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March 25, 1998

Health Source: Medical News From the University of Washington

DEVELOPING VITAL NEW MEDICATIONS FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS is the goal of a new therapeutics research center established at the University of Washington and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

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