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Through the group Comics on Duty, Drake Witham has made two trips to Iraq to perform for U.S. troops.
October 1, 2007
Drake Witham ('96) has taken his stand-up act to Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and U.S. military bases in Iraq. Read More
Gary Carpenter used terrazzo for the surface of his picnic table and benches at the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge.
October 1, 2007
The Willapa National Wildlife Refuge includes artworks created by UW students enrolled in a UW public art course. Read More
Michael Carter (center) poses with staff of Awoko, the newspaper at which he interned in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
October 1, 2007
Journalism students spent the summer interning at English-language newspapers abroad--in Sierra Leone, Indonesia, and China--through an unusual scholarship in the UW Department of Communication. Read More
The team works at an archaeological site in the Kuril Islands.
October 1, 2007
A team of UW faculty and students, along with Russian and Japanese colleagues, are piecing together a history of the isolated Kuril Islands by studying its archaeological, geological, and biological record. Read More
Robin Stacey
October 1, 2007
History professor Robin Stacey’s love of J. R. R. Tolkien’s work led to a popular course and now a five-part lecture series. Read More
Maurice Woods looks on as a student tries his hand at a design challenge on the first day of the Inneract Project
October 1, 2007
Alumnus Maurice Woods created the Inneract Project, a summer program that introduces inner city youth to graphic design as a career option. The program is offered through the School of Art. Read More
October 1, 2007
The Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization will create a community of scholars studying Western Civilization. Read More
October 1, 2007
The UW Department of Linguistics is offering American Sign Language, with a full-time lecturer teaching two sections of ASL each quarter. Read More
James Clauss, center, visits the Acropolis with Husky basketball team members Quincy Pondexter (left) and Joel Smith.
October 1, 2007
The Husky men’s basketball team took a special five-credit course designed specifically for them and tied to an 11-day basketball tournament trip to Greece. Read More
Juliet McMains and Sean Wilson hit the dance floor at a May 2007 salsa social in Florida.
July 17, 2007
Juliet McMains, assistant professor of dance, studies the rise in salsa’s popularity and its transformation over time. Read More
Nelson Mandela
July 1, 2007
More than 600 students participated in the 2007 Undergraduate Research Symposium, one of several opportunities to present undergraduate research to the community. Read More
Guy teaching girl about bones
July 1, 2007
Students learn about hidden treasures at the Burke Museum and then design activities to share their knowledge with Burke visitors. Read More
July 1, 2007
In the Jackson School's American Foreign Policy course, students gain insight into the process of policy making. Read More
Maya Dietz was working in Baghdad when John Kerry led a congressional delegation to Iraq.
July 1, 2007
Baghdad, Nicaragua, Thailand, and Russia are just a few of the recent assignments for alumni in the Foreign Service. Read More
July 1, 2007
UW students and sixth graders at TOPS, a K-8 school, conduct water quality experiments in the classroom and then in kayaks on Lake Washington. Read More
Alula Asfaw
July 1, 2007
UW junior Alula Asfaw dreamed up The Dream Project, through which undergrads help first-generation, low-income high school students navigation the college application process.. Read More
Andrea Peterson leads students in a song during after-school choir practice.
March 1, 2007
"[The students] make me laugh every day. And they will try anything," says Monte Cristo Elementary School teacher Andrea Peterson ('96), recently named Washington Teacher of the Year. Read More