September 10, 1998
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.”
White House honoring UW Women in Science & Engineering center
The University of Washington Center for Women in Science & Engineering has been selected to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
September 2, 1998
New European Union Center makes University Of Washington a “major player” in European Studies
The University of Washington was recently selected as one of ten American universities to host newly established European Union Centers which will promote the study of the EU, its institutions and policies, and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach programs.
August 31, 1998
Museum displays earliest known fossil of a toothless whale
The world’s oldest known fossil of a toothless whale, a previously unknown genus and species, has yielded clues about the evolution of the ocean-going giants. Now, after five years of study and preparation, it is on public display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.
August 27, 1998
Novel approach to measuring ocean temperatures proved successful
An experiment to devise a new method for tracking large-scale changes in ocean temperature associated with events such as El Niño and with global warming indicates that scientists can successfully use low-frequency sound transmissions to measure the temperature of vast expanses of ocean.
August 26, 1998
$170.3 Million in Private Support for UW Sets New Record
The University of Washington received $170.3 million in private gifts and grants during the 1997-98 fiscal year, a new record. Gifts alone were $84.8 million, the second highest total in University history.
August 24, 1998
Freshman Convocation Sept. 27, 1998
At least two thousand freshmen, their parents and guests are expected to attend the 1998 UW Freshman Convocation, to be held at noon, Sunday, Sept. 27 in Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.
August 21, 1998
Aerosonde robotic airplane completes historic trans-Atlantic flight
With an assist from Latvia’s lady luck, the third time was
Third time’s the charm for an Aerosonde miniature robotic airplane and its developers in their bid to complete the first trans-Atlantic crossing by an autonomous aircraft.