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
September 15, 1998
Foundation celebrates 50 years of building international relationships
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a series of events Oct. 1-4.
Treatment programs for batterers must be tested to see if they prevent abuse or actually place women in further peril, says expert
American society needs to take a critical look at treatment programs for men who batter their wives or girlfriends and stringently test them to make sure that they actually work to end domestic violence, says one of the foremost researchers of abusive relationships.
September 14, 1998
Popular Saturday Seminars give football fans exercise for their brains
Can you trust medicines derived from plants? Will the Microsoft antitrust case aid consumers or simply benefit the company’s competitors? Are ballot initiatives a sign of the strength or weakness of our democratic system? These are some of the issues that will be addressed by distinguished faculty from the University of Washington at Saturday Seminars, which are held before four home football games this year.
September 11, 1998
Interactive video consultations with UW experts will help several rural school districts serve children with special needs
In remote rural towns, parents and school districts often are at a disadvantage in obtaining expert consultations for their children with special needs, because most centers for childhood disabilities are in major cities, many miles away. A three-year grant from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services of the U.S. Department of Education will help several rural districts overcome these obstacles. The project, “Telepartners in Early Diagnosis and Intervention for Children with Disabilities,” will use interactive videoconferencing to connect rural educators and health professionals with special education experts, child psychologists and UW clinicians.
September 10, 1998
UW announces campus CEO title changes
UW President Richard L. McCormick announced today new titles for the chief executive officer of its campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. The titles of the heads of the University of Washington, Bothell and the University of Washington, Tacoma will become “Chancellor and Dean,” recognizing the dual roles these individuals play in campus management and external relations, as well as academic, budgetary and capital matters.
Hunting for Fort Clatsop: How UW archaeologists are trying to find Lewis and Clark’s winter camp
The exact location of Fort Clatsop, Lewis and Clark’s winter camp near the Oregon Coast, has eluded searching archaeologists for more than half a century. This month, anthropology professor Julie Stein heads a team of archaeologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture who are joining the hunt for the fort.
The hunt for Fort Clatsop goes on: Archaeologists trying to pinpoint site of Lewis and Clark’s winter camp
A team of archaeologists from the National Park Service, the Museum of the Rockies and the University of Washington will show how they are trying the find the precise location of Lewis and Clark’s winter camp and what they learned so far at a media briefing.
September 9, 1998
Monument to Spanish Civil War volunteers to be dedicated Oct. 14
The first major monument in the United States to American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War will be dedicated at 2 p.m., Oct. 14 in the auditorium of the Husky Union Building (HUB) at the University of Washington.
September 8, 1998
Although many Americans wish all that talk about sex would go away, sociologist sees healthy, positive side to frankness about sexuality
Despite a raging but reluctant debate about exactly what kind of relationship the President had with a White House intern, many Americans wish the whole public discourse about sex would just quietly go away. That’s not necessarily a good thing, says Pepper Schwarz, coauthor of a new book, “What I’ve Learned About Sex: Wisdom from Leading Sex Educators, Therapists and Researchers.”« Previous Page Next Page »