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  • President Emeritus Charles Odegaard Dies, Led UW Boom in '60s
    Charles E. Odegaard, who served as the UW's 25th president from 1958 to 1973, died in his sleep Nov. 14 of heart failure. He was 88. During his tenure, Odegaard transformed the UW into a major, national research university. His achievements include boosting minority enrollment, preparing the UW for the "baby boom" of the 1960s, and securing a $195 million construction budget for the UW. See also Seattle P-I obit.
    Dyslexics Use More Brain Area for Simple Tasks
    Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area as normal children while performing a simple language task, according to a new study by an interdisciplinary team of University of Washington researchers. The study shows for the first time that there are chemical differences in the brain function of dyslexic and non-dyslexic children. See also UW press release.
    Charges Filed Against Three Football Players
    The Seattle City Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges Aug. 25 against three UW football players following a May 22nd melee at the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.
    Neuheisel Contract Set at $1 Million
    UW Football Coach Rick Neuheisel is the highest paid coach in the Pac-10 and among the top 10 coaches in college football based on compensation. The pay package includes a base salary, broadcast fees, endorsements and bonuses tied to academic and athletic performance.
    UW, Seahawks Agree on Use of Husky Stadium
    A long-awaited agreement was reached May 21 between the University of Washington and the Seahawks for the NFL team's use of Husky Stadium during the 2000 and 2001 seasons.
    UW President Begins Conversation of the Century
    UW President McCormick has called for a yearlong conversation about the future of the UW. "We want to invite everyone into this look at the future, listen hard to what they say, and give them some ownership of the results," McCormick said. See also Conversation About the Future website.
    Huskies Out Of the Dawghouse
    Both the UW Men's and women's basketball teams will play at the Seattle Center this season as Hec Edmundson Pavilion undergoes a $38 million renovation. The teams will return to the UW campus in November 2000, when the "Old Barn" will reopen with an additional 2,000 seats and seismic retrofitting.
    Huskies Head for Holiday Bowl
    The UW football team has earned a trip to the 1999 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, Calif. The game is scheduled for Dec. 29, at 5 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN.
    I-200 Aftermath: Enrollment Rises, Ethnic Numbers Down
    UW officials reported a 32 percent drop in three underrepresented ethnic groups in this year's freshman class, while total enrollment climbed slightly. UW Director of Admissions W.W. Washburn said the decline in ethnic group enrollment was anticipated after the passage of I-200, which dismantled affirmative action programs across Washington State. See also UW press release.
    Two Foundations Help High Tech Programs Retain, Recruit Faculty
    The UW's Department of Computer Science and Engineering is the recipient of two gifts: $3 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to be used to endow two chairs, and $500,000 from the Washington Research Foundation, also to be applied toward an endowed professorship. See also UW press release.
    UW Sets Record With $600 Million in Grants
    Grant and contract awards to UW for the 1998-1999 year totalled $600 million, an 8 percent increase from the previous year. 75 percent of the total amount comes from the federal government for the support of research and teaching.

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