August 12, 1997
Warm, unusually calm weather may be reason Bristol Bay sockeye run was far smaller than expected
The return of sockeye salmon to Alaska’s Bristol Bay fell 15 to 20 million fish short of expectations, leading to significant economic and social hardship for fishermen, processors and local communities.
August 8, 1997
First workshop on science education for K-12 teachers to be held in Forks Aug. 18-22
A one-week intensive workshop, designed to help teachers interpret and implement new state and national standards in science education, will be held at the Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks Aug. 18-22.
August 1, 1997
UW smogmobile is cleaner, safer alternative to gas or electric cars
When engineers at the University of Washington set out to create a vehicle that is cleaner and safer to operate than gas or electric cars, they jokingly named it the smogmobile after a L’il Abner cartoon depicting a car fueled by air pollution. But the vehicle developed by the UW team almost lives up to its name. Running on liquid nitrogen, the smogmobile generates no harmful emissions and actually creates an opportunity for pollutants to be removed from the air as its fuel is produced.
July 31, 1997
Orcas Island Medical Center becomes a family medicine teaching site for the University of Washington School of Medicine.
What’s it like to practice family medicine on a small, rural island in Puget Sound,where the nearest hospital, on the mainland, can be reached only by sea or sky? Some University of Washington (UW) third-year medical students now have the opportunity to find out.
It may be baby talk, but ‘parentese’ is an infant’s pathway to learning the language, international study shows
Parentese, the exaggerated, drawn-out form of speech that people use to communicate with babies, apparently is universal and plays a vital role in helping infants to analyze and absorb the phonetic elements of their parents’ language.
July 29, 1997
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July 22, 1997
UW Medical Center opens Melanoma Center to provide advanced treatment of deadly skin cancer
Bringing together the most advanced medical, surgical and research resources available to fight the most virulent form of skin cancer, University of Washington Medical Center has established a multidisciplinary Melanoma Center.
July 18, 1997
UWMC among top 10 in the nation in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals
University of Washington Medical Center is again ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1997 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 21.
July 14, 1997
Seven UW doctors named among the best in America for women’s health care, in Good Housekeeping magazine poll
Seven physicians at University of Washington Medical Center were named among The Best Doctors For Women in a new poll commissioned by Good Housekeeping magazine and published in the August 1997 issue, currently on newsstands.
Formal exchange program with universities in Thailand and Taiwan established
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