January 22, 1998
Staff Forum gathers first time Jan. 26
President Richard L.
January 16, 1998
New pacemaker implant helps patients with tremor
A 70-year-old Bellevue man has become the first local resident to receive a new treatment to alleviate the tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor.
January 15, 1998
Images of the brain in action may hold clues to recovery from stroke
Images of the living brain, made while stroke victims and normal subjects tap their fingers, are revealing how some stroke patients regain lost strength.
January 12, 1998
UW conference helps women engineering students build bridges to top firms
Female students looking for mentors or role models in science and engineering often find themselves swimming upstream. The eighth annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference at the University of Washington aims to buoy the efforts of these students by providing workshops and networking opportunities with women scientists, engineers and managers from more than 30 top companies.
January 7, 1998
Five rural towns slated as training sites for new, six-month program for University of Washington medical students
Four University of Washington third-year medical students are currently participating in a new program to provide these future physicians with extensive training in rural medicine. Another training site will open in 1999.
January 5, 1998
Magnetic stimulation offers new hope for people with depression
Magnetic stimulation–a method of stimulating a part of the brain involved with mood regulation–offers new hope for people whose depression has failed to be helped by medications.
January 2, 1998
University of Washington marks 50th anniversary of anti-Communist investigations with
In 1948, the University of Washington fired three tenured professors for alleged Communist sympathies. It was a controversial action in a time full of such actions. McCarthy, the blacklist, loyalty oaths-most Americans have heard of post-war anti-Commun ist fervor, though it is hard for those who didn’t live through it to understand what happened and why. To address some of those questions, the University will mark the 50th anniversary of the firings this winter with a series of events called the “All Powers Project.”
December 23, 1997
How to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions, researchers find commitment is the secret of success
In the next week or so, about 100 million Americans will venture down a well-traveled path paved with bold and sometimes hastily conceived New Year’s resolutions. All are not necessarily broken promises. According to a new University of Washington survey, 63 percent of the people questioned were still keeping their number one 1997 New Year’s resolution after two months.
December 22, 1997
In 17 days at sea, four UW undergraduates help investigate ocean’s ability to absorb greenhouse gas
Two days after their most recent research piece appeared in the journal Nature, University of Washington oceanography professors Steve Emerson and Paul Quay set sail on the UW’s Thomas G. Thompson to seek more answers about subtropical oceans and how they absorb carbon dioxide, one of the so-called greenhouse gases.
December 15, 1997
UW astronomer to show spectacular pictures of distant stars in the final stages of death
What do the “Siamese squid,” the “double Hubble,” the “blinking planetary” and the “Saturn nebula” have in common? All are distant, dying stars, whose images have been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.« Previous Page Next Page »