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September 23, 1998

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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