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April 26, 2016
Some composers transcend the music they create, coming alive in the popular imagination as figures of interest. Music + history join to offer a truly unique experience of one such composer. On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the UW School of Music hosts a Schubertiade , free and open to the public. Come hear live performances of the music of Franz Schubert, and learn about his cultural presence throughout history through narration and a pre-concert lecture. Read More
March 22, 2016
Recent honors to College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff. Read More
Students with smart phones in Myanmar.
March 22, 2016
With Myanmar's transition to democracy, access to information has surged. UW helps Myanmar's citizens navigate this new reality. Read More
Dee Boersma at Punta Tombo in Argentina.
March 22, 2016
Biology professor Dee Boersma is a finalist for the Indianapolis Prize, the highest honor for animal conservationists. Read More
Marcin Pączkowski performing one of his compositions
March 22, 2016
Composer Marcin Pączkowski uses sensor technology to alter music through specific movements. Read More
Astronomy Professor Bruce Balick
March 22, 2016
Astronomy's "Cosmologies and Cultures" course explores the Big Bang theory but also other stories about the Universe's origins. Read More
David Borning
March 22, 2016
With a major award and internship from Disney, drama major David Borning is one step closer to his dream of designing theme parks. Read More
The Temple of Baalshamin in Syria being destroyed by ISIS in 2015.
March 22, 2016
As ancient cultural sites are pillaged in war-torn regions, a new course asks what can be done to stem the destruction. Read More
photo of cat
February 9, 2016
Three A&S alumni recently opened Seattle's first cat café, which brings together two Northwest favorites: coffee and kitties. Read More
Dean Robert Stacey
February 9, 2016
Mentorship, career workshops, internships, and other A&S programs help smooth students' transition from college to career. Read More
Julia Tai conducting
February 9, 2016
Julia Tai (2010), a conductor in Seattle, loves "the challenge of...pulling all the sound together to make something great." Read More
Shirley Malcom
February 9, 2016
Shirley Malcom (1967) has been a vocal advocate for equity in STEM fields, building on her own experiences in the sciences. Read More
Ambassador Alan Mustard with a Turkmenistan government official
February 9, 2016
"A strong sense of curiosity is an absolute necessity," says Allan Mustard (1978), U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan. Read More
Matthew Moore
February 9, 2016
Matthew Moore (2008), a game designer at Disney Interactive, says studying the humanities has made him a better designer. Read More
Boy drinking safe water thanks to the nonprofit Splash.
February 9, 2016
Eric Stowe (2001, 2003) founded Splash to ensure safe water for children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa. Read More
Doug and Maggie Walker
January 7, 2016
Pioneer, adventurist, and 'Renaissance man' Doug Walker remembered Read More
December 9, 2015
Recent awards and honors to faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read More
Mother playing with her child.
December 9, 2015
Through a pilot program, parents learn how they can help their children develop the skills of self-regulation and effortful control. Read More
Nancy Wick and Rudy Roushdi
December 9, 2015
Why do people give to the College of Arts and Sciences? Three donors share their stories. Read More
Catherine Connors, UW Dept of Classics
December 9, 2015
Faculty across the College recommend a favorite book related to their field. Read More