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UW conference helps women engineering students build bridges to top firms

UW conference helps women engineering students build bridges to top firms

Posted: January 12, 1998

Female students looking for mentors or role models in science and engineering often find themselves swimming upstream. The eighth annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference at the University of Washington aims to buoy the efforts of these students by providing workshops and networking opportunities with women scientists, engineers and managers from more than 30… Read more »


University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with

University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with

Posted: January 2, 1998

In 1948, the University of Washington fired three tenured professors for alleged Communist sympathies. It was a controversial action in a time full of such actions. McCarthy, the blacklist, loyalty oaths-most Americans have heard of post-war anti-Commun ist fervor, though it is hard for those who didn't live through it to understand what happened and… Read more »