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Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Discovery of a shiny marine fossil is latest evidence that British Columbia was once part of Baja California

Posted: September 11, 1997

Small sea creatures that have lain in pristine condition for eons have given a University of Washington researcher the clearest evidence yet that about 80 million years ago a southern landmass began migrating to the north. And what today are rainy British Columbia and chilly southern Alaska were once the sunny climes of Baja California. Read more »


White House honors UW program for mentoring students with disabilities

White House honors UW program for mentoring students with disabilities

Posted: September 11, 1997

The University of Washington's Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology Program, which has enlisted scientific luminaries such as British physicist Stephen Hawking to encourage teenagers with disabilities to pursue careers in technical fields, has won a 1997 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Read more »


UW sensors take chemical analysis out of lab and into the field

UW sensors take chemical analysis out of lab and into the field

Posted: August 29, 1997

Doctors needing chemical analyses such as blood tests to make life-saving diagnosis and treatment decisions soon won't have to lose precious time waiting for results to come back from the lab. New hand-held sensor technology developed at the University of Washington will allow physicians to bring a sophisticated "laboratory" directly to their patients for instant,… Read more »


Freshman Convocation Sept. 28

Freshman Convocation Sept. 28

Posted: August 25, 1997

At least two thousand freshmen, their parents and guests are expected to attend the 1997 UW Freshman Convocation, to be held at noon, Sunday, Sept. 28 in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. Read more »