September 28, 1998
University of Washington raises the Internet speed limit for the Northwest
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.
September 24, 1998
University of Washington lecture series in October plumbs the ocean realm
A lecture series celebrating the “International Year of the Ocean” will feature UW faculty who’ve traveled to the seafloor in tiny submersibles, studied salmon from the wilds of Alaska to the heart of Seattle, and collected samples from some of the coldest and hottest spots on earth in search of unusual microorganisms.
September 23, 1998
Pervasiveness of prejudice to be demonstrated at press conference; Americans can go on line to test themselves
A powerful new psychological tool that shows a shocking number of people — as many as 90 to 95 percent — display the unconscious roots of prejudice will be demonstrated at a 10 a.m. press conference Tuesday Oct. 2 at the University of Washington by its developer, UW psychology professor Anthony Greenwald.
Grant will help encourage low-income and first-generation students to go to college
A four-year, $1.3 million grant to the University of Washington will be used to encourage students who might not think of higher education to include college in their plans for the future.
September 22, 1998
Study shows calcitonin-salmon nasal spray helps prevent new spinal fractures in women with existing osteoporosis
A recently completed study shows that calcitonin-salmon nasal spray reduced by 36 percent the incidence of new spinal fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
Response to synthetic growth hormone depends on dosage
Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle have shown that older women’s response to treatment with GHRH (a synthetic form of growth hormone releasing hormone) is directly related to the dosage.
September 21, 1998
Microsoft’s gift to tribal colleges will increase technological access
In an effort to narrow the digital divide that separates many American Indians from the technological resources available to the rest of the population, the University of Washington announced Microsoft has donated $75,000 cash plus more than $500,000 in software and training to The American Indian Science Technology Education Consortium (AISTEC) to increase technological access at three tribal colleges.
University of Washington athletes to share stories with kids in Tacoma
University of Washington basketball stars Jamie Redd and Donald Watts will travel to Tacoma later this month to talk with kids about the way sports has shaped their lives and given them educational opportunities.
September 18, 1998
Another record year for UW research awards
The University of Washington received $557 million in grant and contract awards for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998–an increase of nine percent over the previous year and the highest level of awards ever received at the university.
September 16, 1998
UW gets $1.2 million Hughes grant for biological science education
The University of Washington today was awarded a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to support undergraduate education in the biological sciences« Previous Page Next Page »