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Scott Freeman and Mary Pat Wenderoth talk with a student during a Biology 180 lab session.
May 1, 2010
The Biology Department has tested teaching methods that keep students engaged and accountable, even in its 700-student classes. As a result, more students are passing the courses—with better grades—than in past years. Read More
May 1, 2010
The UW Women's Center is moving from its old home under the Provost's Office to a new one in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read More
Students in the Tribal Museum Program's tribal administration course, held at the Suquamish Museum.
May 1, 2010
A new Tribal Museum Program is now offered through the Northwest Indian College, thanks to the vision of UW Professor Emeritus James Nason and the involvement of Burke Museum staff. Read More
Anthropology students Jenny Marker (left) and Shelbyrae Anderson pose with their senior partner, Louis, in the Pike Place Market.
May 1, 2010
Working in teams with seniors from the Pike Market Senior Center, students in a course on qualitative research methods learned to embrace the "organized chaos" that is field research. Read More
Using a water bottle as a makeshift microphone, Drama MFA student Maura Tang (far right) rehearses a musical number from A U-Dubber Night's Dream with other cast members.
May 1, 2010
Athletes, ROTC students, young scholars, and returning students join with drama students to perform A U-Dubber Night's Dream, a Shakespeare adaptation that incorporates the experiences of UW students. Read More
Graduate student Stephen Lewis demonstrates a math-based card trick during a Math Day session.
May 1, 2010
When 1,200 high school students descend on the UW campus for Math Day each year, they discover that math explains many things—including card tricks and a boomerang's flight path. Read More
Amy Brandle (far left) teaches her classmates a lesson during the Dance Program's teaching methods course.
May 1, 2010
As part of a Dance Program course on teaching methods, UW undergraduates traveled to Yakima to teach dance to high school teens involved in the GEAR UP Program. Read More
Faculty discuss their work and their academic disciplines during an "Inspiration Panel" organized for Academic Learning Link students.
February 1, 2010
Most undergraduates arrive at the UW with only a vague understanding of various academic disciplines and the distinct perspective that each provides. A&S hopes to increase students' awareness of various disciplines through Academic Learning Links, a pilot project for freshmen. Read More
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
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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
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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
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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

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