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April 30, 1997

New study of the genetic causes of obesity defies traditional thinking about the role of adrenaline

New studies reported in the May 1 edition of Nature appear to contradict traditional thinking about the sympathetic nervous system’s influence in people who never gain weight no matter how much they eat, versus those who seemingly put on pounds if a piece of cheesecake is merely passed under their nose.

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April 29, 1997

The UW’s super-spanners set their sights on becoming the nation’s champion bridge builders

She’s only 22, but already Cheryl Burwell, a University of Washington senior, is a champion bridge builder. A month ago, Burwell and her team of nine other civil engineering seniors, showed their mettle, as well as their metal, with an upset victory at the regional bridge-building championships in Alaska.

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The UW’s super-spanners set their sights on becoming the nation’s champion bridge builders

She’s only 22, but already Cheryl Burwell, a University of Washington senior, is a champion bridge builder. A month ago, Burwell and her team of nine other civil engineering seniors, showed their mettle, as well as their metal, with an upset victory at the regional bridge-building championships in Alaska.

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Health Source: Medical News from the University of Washington

A NEW LASER HEART SURGERY TECHNIQUE for patients with coronary heart disease is being tested at University of Washington Medical Center.

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April 28, 1997

Dean of Nursing Sue T. Hegyvary to Resign; Will Remain on Faculty

Dr. Sue T. Hegyvary, dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing since 1986, will resign from her administrative post effective July 1, 1998. She will remain on the faculty in the Department of Biobehaviorial Nursing and Health Systems.

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Second candidate for vice president for medical affairs/dean of medicine scheduled to visit UW campus for interviews

A second candidate for the position of vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine has been invited to visit the University of Washington campus for formal interviews in May.

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April 25, 1997

UW program for students with disabilities to be featured

As Gen. Colin Powell convenes the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future this weekend in Philadelphia to promote volunteerism and service, representatives of a unique University of Washington program will be on hand to demonstrate how to DO-IT.

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April 24, 1997

UW’s $154.6 million in private giving is second highest among public universities

The latest figures on private giving to universities show that the University of Washington ranked second in the country among public universities last year.

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April 23, 1997

South Seattle resident is among four UW undergraduates to win national scholarship awards

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Four University of Washington students, including a South Seattle resident, have been awarded one of the most prestigious national scholarships for mathematics, science, and engineering majors.

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April 21, 1997

Wyoming will enter University of Washington medical school’s multi-state educational partnership

The University of Washington School of Medicine will enter into a regional medical education partnership with Wyoming, Dr. John B. Coombs, acting vice president for medical affairs and acting dean of the School of Medicine, announced today, April 21.

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