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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
Word art
September 1, 2009
With support from a major Challenge Grant, the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities is planning a Digital Humanities Commons to create and evaluate the next generation of digital humanities scholarship. Read More
Ruby Blondell holds a prized possession— an original poster from the 1956 movie, Helen of Troy.
September 1, 2009
Disappointed by the depiction of Helen of Troy in a recent film, Ruby Blondell was inspired to research Helen, whom she describes as “simultaneously the supreme object of men’s desire and the instrument, or agent, of their destruction.” Read More
Savery Hall's exterior looks brighter but basically unchanged. The surprises are inside the building.
September 1, 2009
An economist, a philosopher, and a sociologist walk into a room.... No, it's not a joke. It's what you'll find at the Savery Hall Open House on October 16. The event celebrates completion of the building's two-year renovation. Read More
Megan Webb, the UW student who found the Alexander the Great stone, stands at the site of the excavation.
September 1, 2009
The UW's field school at Tel Dor, Israel, took center stage recently when a student unearthed a very rare gemstone, carved with a portrait of Alexander the Great, that dates back to about 230 BCE. Read More
Floyd and Delores Jones in 2005.
September 1, 2009
Floyd Jones honored his wife’s love of theater with a generous gift that made the School of Drama Playhouse Theatre renovation possible. Read More
Florence James (center) in the Seattle Repertory Playhouse. In its early years, the theatre had a proscenium stage.
September 1, 2009
The School of Drama’s Playhouse Theatre, now the Jones Playhouse, has a long history that includes housing one of the few Negro Theatre Units of the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project in the 1930s. Read More
Keynote speaker Christine Gregoire with Jackson School Director Anand Yang at the Jackson School's Centennial Dinner.
July 2, 2009
Three A&S departments can be traced back to 1909, when the University hired Herbert Gowen to teach "Oriental Subjects." One of the three, the Jackson School of International Studies, recently held a centennial celebration. Read More
Robert Heilman in 1968.
July 1, 2009
In a new book, Robert Heilman's life—including his years as chair of the Department of English—is presented through letters to and from colleagues and renowned writers from Theodore Roethke to Wallace Stegner. Read More
Creators and facilitators of the Mixed Identities and Racialized Bodies course include (back row, from left) Austin Wessling, Jasmine Stork, Landon Tan, Joe Thompson; (front row, from left) Chris Paredes, Sam Gonzalez, Erina Aoyama, April Nishimura, and J
July 1, 2009
Wanting more discussion of mixed-race and mixed-identity issues in their classes, an ambitious group of undergraduates created and taught their own course on the subject. Read More
Students at the Lummi Nation School in Bellingham handle real fossils and rock specimens from the Burke's collections.
July 1, 2009
Burke Museum staff travel to schools across the state to introduce the museum's collections to young students. Read More