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Victoria Meadows, PI for the Virtual Planetary Lab
November 13, 2018
Wondering if we've got neighbors? UW astrobiologists are looking for signs of life elsewhere in the Universe. Read More
A student in the hot glass shop.
November 13, 2018
With ingenuity and perseverance, faculty and staff built the UW glass program one kiln at a time. Read More
Kristina Olson
November 13, 2018
A roundup of recent awards in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read More
Donghui Park at his computer.
November 12, 2018
A doctoral student explains how one online hacker can be more powerful than 10,000 soldiers. Read More
Illustration of man in boxers holding up devil costume
November 12, 2018
A Germanics course explores how sympathy can be used for good but can also serve a darker purpose. Read More
 Left to right, Jamie Walker, Director of the UW School of Art + Art History + Design; Dorothy Dunn, Special Trustee of the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation; Bruce R. Moen, Trustee of the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation.
November 6, 2018
The University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) announced that the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation has made a $200,000 gift to benefit underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students pursuing design degrees within the School of Art + Art History + Design. Read More
A soldier crosses a rice paddy in Vietnam/ flickr photo by manhhai
November 6, 2018
For years, alumnus Bill Lord suppressed memories of fighting in Vietnam. Now he explores that period of his life in a new book. Read More
close up photo of mussels
October 30, 2018
A paper published in the Royal Society’s journal Interface explores the effects of seawater on protein-based adhesives produced by marine mussels ( bivalve mollusks ). According to the study conducted by UW researchers, low pH and oxygen conditions in seawater cause the mussel’s adhesive plaques to weaken. Read More
Paul Allen
October 16, 2018
The College of Arts and Sciences mourns the loss of Paul G. Allen, a long-time friend of the UW, innovator and philanthropist. UW President Ana Mari Cauce called Mr. Allen a “man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound.” Read More
Canoes arriving at Alki Beach during the Tribal Canoe Journeys
September 11, 2018
In an introductory American Indian Studies course, students left the classroom to learn about Indigenous cultures. Read More
Mike Halperin, Jodi Green, and Walt Halperin looking at a plant along a trail.
September 11, 2018
Jodi Green and Mike Halperin discuss their personal inspiration for creating an endowed professorship in biology. Read More
Life Sciences Building at University of Washington
September 11, 2018
Biology faculty and students will soon fill the UW's new Life Sciences Building along Stevens Way. Read More
Seattle skyline at night
September 11, 2018
Students in the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities dug into Seattle history and unearthed some surprises. Read More
Allison Dumitriu Coroana
September 11, 2018
A UW pre-med student explains why her academic major — Italian — will make her a better doctor. Read More
Claire Kenny at a microscope, treating an artwork.
July 17, 2018
Art conservator Claire Kenny works with collections at the Henry Art Gallery and University Libraries. Read More
Portrait  photo of Nick Hanauer
July 17, 2018
Nick Hanauer is grateful that he majored in philosophy. In a speech at the 2018 Department of Philosophy graduation reception, he explains why. Read More
Creative writing and art students making artist books.
July 17, 2018
Art and creative writing students collaborated on artist books through an interdisciplinary course. Read More
Gloria Hewitt at a blackboard while teaching at University of Montana
July 17, 2018
Race and gender challenges did not deter two brilliant alumnae in the mathematical sciences. Read More
Students and organization representatives holding up oversized checks at LSJ giving ceremony.
July 17, 2018
Students had $50,000 to spend (for real) in a new UW course on responsible philanthropy. Read More
close up of UW Award of Excellence medal
July 17, 2018
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW. Read More

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