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May 14, 1997

Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discovers

Starvation is a major cause of death for newly hatched penguins, the result of dwindling marine food reserves. To feed their families, adult birds are forced to forage great distances from their breeding colonies, says Dee Boersma, professor of zoology at the University of Washington .

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Beset by human competition, penguins have to take marathon food trips to avoid starvation, a UW researcher discover

Starvation is a major cause of death for newly hatched penguins, the result of dwindling marine food reserves. To feed their families, adult birds are forced to forage great distances from their breeding colonies, says Dee Boersma, professor of zoology at the University of Washington and one of the world’s leading authorities on temperate-zone penguins.

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Social equity of public transit is topic of 1997 UW Evans lecture

Who should be served by public transit and who should pay for it? These were among the questions that confronted Puget Sound voters in November’s Regional Transportation Authority ballot issue and that will be addressed in the 1997 Daniel L. and Irma Evans Lecture May 29 at the University of Washington.

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May 13, 1997

UW undergraduate wins Mellon Fellowship

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A University of Washington undergraduate is among the 85 students nationally who have been awarded Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies.

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UW undergraduate wins national scholarship for public service

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A University of Washington undergraduate has been selected to receive a prestigious national scholarship for students preparing for careers in public service. R. Paul Stimers, a junior majoring in political science, has been selected to receive a scholarship awarded by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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May 12, 1997

UW MEDEX satellite training site to remain in Yakima

The University of Washington will maintain a full two-year Yakima training site for its MEDEX Program, UW officials announced today, in addition to establishing a new satellite site in Spokane this fall.

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Allen Foundation pledges $3.2 million for prostatitis research at the University of Washington

The Paul G. Allen Foundation for Medical Research has committed $3.2 million for research at the University of Washington into the causes of and cures for prostatitis, a common but under-studied infection of the prostate gland.

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May 8, 1997

Dr. George N. Aagaard, former dean and long-time medical school faculty member, dies in Seattle

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Dr. George N. Aagaard, former dean and long-time medical school faculty member, dies in Seattle

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UW graduate and professional students present research May 17

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Chimaera, a University of Washington graduate and professional student research forum, will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the HUB

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May 7, 1997

UW researcher who found way to measure infant vision to be honored

A scientist’s curiosity about exactly what her infant children could see nearly three decades ago opened up a lifetime’s work that has provided a new view of how human vision develops.

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