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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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August 25, 1997

Freshman Convocation Sept. 28

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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.

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August 20, 1997

University of Washington researchers call for routine testing of expectant women

While there is never a good time to acquire a herpes infection, contracting the virus late in pregnancy can prove catastrophic for the newborn child, with a high risk of severe brain damage or death from neonatal herpes.

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A ‘CAT scan’ of Mount Rainier provides the first look inside potential earthquake hazards in the volcano’s backyard

University of Washington researchers have made the first detailed study of the possible trigger for a devastating eruption.

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August 18, 1997

Is same-sex marriage the death-knell for matrimony?

Reports of the death of American marriage, like the famous pronouncement of Mark Twain’s early demise, may be premature. But exactly where the state of matrimony is headed in the wake of the Hawaiian same-sex marriage case is a question a University of Washington sociologist and commentator on mores will explore when she participates in a symposium at noon today (Aug. 18) in the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

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