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UW engineering alumnus behind Ivory, Pampers to turn 100

UW engineering alumnus behind Ivory, Pampers to turn 100

Posted: March 18, 1997

Victor Mills, who graduated from the UW in 1926, helped build The Procter & Gamble Co. into a manufacturing giant by revolutionizing the process for making Ivory soap and developing consumer staples such as Jif peanut butter, Duncan Hines cake mixes, Pringles potato chips and, yes, Pampers disposable diapers. Retired since 1961, Mills lives in… Read more »


Juvenile Offenders: Impacts Felt from Courtrooms to Emergency Rooms

Juvenile Offenders: Impacts Felt from Courtrooms to Emergency Rooms

Posted: March 17, 1997

Juvenile offenders are much more likely to be hospitalized for an injury than nonoffenders. In a study by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC) and the UW Department of Pediatrics, it was discovered that hospitalization of male juvenile offenders for trauma is more than 2.5 times that of nonoffenders. Read more »


Four UW undergraduates take to the skies by doing research with one of the world’s most advanced telescopes

Four UW undergraduates take to the skies by doing research with one of the world’s most advanced telescopes

Posted: March 11, 1997

Katheryn (Katy) Foreman of Portland, Ore., started as a Spanish language major, and now plans a career in radio astronomy. Scott Sullivan of Tacoma began as an electrical engineering major, and now hopes astronomy will prepare him for entry into NASA's astronaut-training program. Jeffrey (Jeff) Balsley of Issaquah, Wash., was a percussionist studying music, and… Read more »