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April 22, 1998

UW developing fleet of unmanned airplanes to gather Pacific Ocean weather data needed to improve accuracy of Northwest forecasts

Aeronautical engineering researchers at the University of Washington have been awarded a $456,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to launch a fleet of unmanned airplanes to gather this missing weather data.

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April 21, 1998

UW College of Engineering Open House shows why there’s never been a more exciting time to be an engineer

With robots exploring Mars, cars navigating themselves around town and computers beating world chess champions, there’s never been a more exciting time to be an engineer. Students and families from throughout Puget Sound can see for themselves at the University of Washington College of Engineering Open House.

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New surgery at Harborview offers hope for epileptics

Last week, Dana Doyle became the first Seattle-area patient to receive an NCP System implant, or vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) at the University of Washington Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview.

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April 15, 1998

Breast cancer screening exams produce high level of false-positive results

Researchers at the University of Washington and Harvard University have determined that at least one woman in two will receive a false-positive result after having annual screening mammograms for a decade, and almost 20 percent of women will undergo a biopsy.

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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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