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Angelina Godoy (center, in black t-shirt) poses with her students and local residents in the highlands of Guatemala three years ago. Godoy was teaching a five-week course on human rights in that country.
February 1, 2010
The new Center for Human Rights, based in the College of Arts and Sciences with Angelina Godoy as director, hopes to encourage broad collaboration on human rights issues. “It’s gratifying to see how readily colleagues across the campus have embraced the Center’s interdisciplinary vision,” says Godoy. Read More
Portrait of a woman
February 1, 2010
Students in the course ”Fashion, Nation, and Culture” may never look at a three-piece suit the same way again. Or stilettos. Or any other article of clothing. The course explores Italian culture from the late medieval period through the present day through the study of clothing. Read More
Dan Waugh befriends a yak during his travels.
February 1, 2010
“Yes, there is life after retirement, though sometimes I think it will be the death of me,” jokes Dan Waugh, who continues to travel to far-flung locations for his research. Waugh is one of four emeritus faculty, all from the College of Arts and Sciences, selected as Mellon Emeritus Fellows. Read More
Maura O'Neill began working at USAID just ten days before a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti.
February 1, 2010
A&S alumna Maura O’Neill had just begun working for USAID when a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti in January. "As the agency in charge of international development and disaster relief, we kicked into gear minutes after getting notice," recalls O'Neill, who offers an insider's look at the relief effort. Read More
February 1, 2010
Working closely with a Seattle artist with a prosthetic left arm, undergraduates majoring in industrial design tackled an unusual challenge in class last quarter, developing innovative designs for prosthetics. Read More
February 1, 2010
When the economy floundered, Chinese migrant workers were among the largest casualties globally, in part because of a Maoist-era institution known as hukou that continues to function in China today, creating two levels of citizenship. Read More
Biology Book Club founders Kristy Brady and Toby Bradshaw. Kristy holds their first book selection.`Biology Book Club founders Kristy Brady and Toby Bradshaw. Kristy holds their first book selection.
December 22, 2009
Have you ever read a book steeped in science and wished you could discuss it with an expert in the field? That's the idea behind the Biology Book Club, introduced by a professor and a staffer in the Department of Biology. Read More
Haldre Rogers takes field notes as she observes in Guam's forests.
December 1, 2009
Over the past half century, the Brown Treesnake has decimated bird populations in Guam, leading to the extinction of nearly all native birds. Now researchers are studying the impact of bird extinctions on the island's remaining flora and fauna. Read More
Adrian Raftery.
December 1, 2009
Accurate predictions for the spread of AIDS are hard to come by in countries where health data is limited. An A&S professor's new statistical model has improved accuracy of AIDS projections and is now being adopted by many African countries. Read More
Front page of the Seattle Star, March 4, 1933.
December 1, 2009
The current financial crisis has renewed interest in the Great Depression, so a UW history professor has created a website about the period and the School of Drama has scheduled staged readings of two Depression-era plays. Read More
Some of the "certifiably lovable" books suggested for the class by faculty.
December 1, 2009
How's this for a course assignment? Fall in love with a novel and three poems. The assignment hints at what's to come in Writers on Writing, a lecture course designed to remind students that "literature is a joy." Read More
Stewart Parker during her years as Targeted Genetics' CEO.
December 1, 2009
H Stewart Parker ('79, '81) spent nearly two decades at the helm of Targeted Genetics. Now she brings her considerable talents to her role as chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Board. Read More
Barbara Grub (in red vest) with UW colleague Miriam Aldosoro, one of the volunteers from Taiwan, and a passel of kids from Yangjuan and Pianshui.
December 1, 2009
Anthropology Professor Steve Harrell, PhD students Barbara Grub and Tami Blumenfield, and alumna Victoria Poling ('04) created the Cool Mountain Education Fund, providing scholarships for students in China’s Liangshan region to continue their studies beyond primary school. Read More
UW alumnae Harriet Dumba (left) and Agnes Oswaha.
December 1, 2009
Harriet Dumba (‘04, ‘07) and Agnes Oswaha (‘05, ’09) founded the Southern Sudanese Women’s Association to help new refugees connect and settle into life in the U.S. Read More
Matthew Alexander
December 1, 2009
Matthew Alexander (‘01) is founder of Ahmsa, an NGO in Bogotá, Colombia that provides skills training, microcredit, and other support to alleviate poverty in Bogotá. Read More
Craig Nakagawa (center) and VillageReach co-founder Blaise Judja-Sato (left) pause for a photo with health logistics expert Lionel Pierre while doing a survey of health clinics in rural Mozambique.
December 1, 2009
Craig Nakagawa (’89) is co-founder of VillageReach, an NGO aimed at improving health care distribution systems in the most distant reaches of developing countries, beginning with Mozambique. Read More
September 16, 2009
The Department of Scandinavian Studies celebrates its centennial on September 26 with a tree-planting ceremony, live performances, and lots and lots of meatballs. Read More
Brenna Monroe-Cook performing
September 16, 2009
The Chamber Dance Company performs works from the 1930s that were driven by the social issues of the time. Read More
Brenna Monroe-Cook in "Dink's Blues," to be performed in the Chamber Dance Company concert.
September 1, 2009
A visiting artist in dance, a fall Chamber Dance Company concert, and a Wednesday University lecture series explore the role of the arts in dissent and social change. Read More