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April 10, 1997

Washington state’s new official insect is a little bizarre, but also darn marvelous, says UW professor

It begins life as a miniature underwater jet engine and ends its days as an aerial dive bomber gathering up its prey in a highly developed “cow catcher.” If that sounds more like the Empire striking back than nature, don’t be fooled. It’s the green darner dragonfly, and it has just been named the official insect of the state of Washington.

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April 9, 1997

Largest gift to UW School of Dentistry will establish first endowed chair

The Washington Dental Service (WDS) and University of Washington School of Dentistry today announced the establishment of the Washington Dental Service Endowed Chair in Dentistry.

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Drs. Blackman and Cleveland named assistant deans for the University of Washington School of Medicine

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Dr. James R. Blackman of Boise and Dr. Philip D. Cleveland of Spokane have been named assistant deans for regional affairs and rural health at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine.

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April 8, 1997

Dr. Samuel Dworkin honored for dentistry research

Dr. Samuel Dworkin, professor of oral medicine at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and a pioneer in research on chronic orofacial pain, has been named the 1997 recipient of the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Award presented by the International Association for Dental Research (IADR).

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Health Sciences Open House coming April 25 and 26

“Health Connections ’97″ is the theme of the 27th open house. The event will include more than 80 interactive, high-tech and educational exhibits staffed by physicians, nurses, dentists and other medical and educational personnel.

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How much old-growth forest is there?

It all depends who you ask, how they map woods and analyze data, says geographer

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April 3, 1997

First heart patient successfully treated with new laser surgery at University of Washington Medical Center

The first patient to participate in a clinical trial of a new laser heart surgery technique at University of Washington Medical Center is now recovering at home. The technique, called transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), creates new pathways for blood to reach oxygen-starved heart tissue in patients with coronary artery disease.

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April 2, 1997

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

The first invitation has been issued for a candidate for the position of vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine to visit the University of Washington campus for formal interviews later this month.

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Self-confidence is a key factor for females pursuing non-traditional fields

Many women enrolled in science and engineering classes at the University of Washington suffer a steep drop in self-confidence following their freshman year and never fully recover, according to a six-year study that will be discussed at the seventh annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference.

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March 27, 1997

Biosolids power plants taking hold in unused roadbeds and log landings

News and Information

Today the demand for biosolids as a fertilizer and soil conditioner outstrips the supply in this state, according to Chuck Henry, research associate professor with the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington.

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