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August 12, 1997

Warm, unusually calm weather may be reason Bristol Bay sockeye run was far smaller than expected

News and Information

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.

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August 8, 1997

First workshop on science education for K-12 teachers to be held in Forks Aug. 18-22

News and Information

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.

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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.

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July 31, 1997

Orcas Island Medical Center becomes a family medicine teaching site for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

UW Health Sciences/UW 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.

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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.

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July 29, 1997

Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

Medical News from the University of Washington

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Formal exchange program with universities in Thailand and Taiwan established

International programs offer UW nursing students health care experience around the world

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