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September 11, 1997

A new state of matter turns a solid world into a melting one

A new form of matter, clusters of atoms, has been oberved in recent years behaving in curious ways. Now research indicates that clusters have another, previously unsuspected property: they can melt at different temperatures from “solid” matter.

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

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.

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

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.

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White House honors UW program for mentoring students with disabilities

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.

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September 5, 1997

Ice Station SHEBA, Fact Sheet 3: Opportunities for reporters to visit in spring 1998

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Flights from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ice Station SHEBA are scheduled about every three weeks next spring to rotate crew and scientists.

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Ice Station SHEBA, Fact Sheet 2: SHEBA goal to improve climate predictions

In October a Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker will be frozen in the ice about 300 miles north of Prudhoe Bay and left to drift for a full year as part of the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA) project.

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Ice Station SHEBA/Fact Sheet: Establishing ice station in October

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Establishing the ice station should take about two weeks with most of the work done by Oct.

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September 4, 1997

UW President Richard L. McCormick names acting dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine

University of Washington President Richard L. McCormick today (Thursday, Sept. 4) named Dr. Patricia A. Wahl acting dean of the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

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September 2, 1997

Dr. William M. M. Kirby, long-time medical school faculty member, dies in Seattle

Dr. William M. M. Kirby, one of the longest-serving faculty members of the University of Washington School of Medicine and a pioneer in the field of infectious diseases, died at his home in Seattle on Sunday, Aug. 31, of natural causes.

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August 29, 1997

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

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, on-site chemical analysis.

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