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Paul Allen
October 16, 2018
The College of Arts and Sciences mourns the loss of Paul G. Allen, a long-time friend of the UW, innovator and philanthropist. UW President Ana Mari Cauce called Mr. Allen a “man of extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity whose impact on our world is profound.” Read More
Canoes arriving at Alki Beach during the Tribal Canoe Journeys
September 11, 2018
In an introductory American Indian Studies course, students left the classroom to learn about Indigenous cultures. Read More
Mike Halperin, Jodi Green, and Walt Halperin looking at a plant along a trail.
September 11, 2018
Jodi Green and Mike Halperin discuss their personal inspiration for creating an endowed professorship in biology. Read More
Life Sciences Building at University of Washington
September 11, 2018
Biology faculty and students will soon fill the UW's new Life Sciences Building along Stevens Way. Read More
Seattle skyline at night
September 11, 2018
Students in the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities dug into Seattle history and unearthed some surprises. Read More
Allison Dumitriu Coroana
September 11, 2018
A UW pre-med student explains why her academic major — Italian — will make her a better doctor. Read More
Claire Kenny at a microscope, treating an artwork.
July 17, 2018
Art conservator Claire Kenny works with collections at the Henry Art Gallery and University Libraries. Read More
Portrait  photo of Nick Hanauer
July 17, 2018
Nick Hanauer is grateful that he majored in philosophy. In a speech at the 2018 Department of Philosophy graduation reception, he explains why. Read More
Creative writing and art students making artist books.
July 17, 2018
Art and creative writing students collaborated on artist books through an interdisciplinary course. Read More
Gloria Hewitt at a blackboard while teaching at University of Montana
July 17, 2018
Race and gender challenges did not deter two brilliant alumnae in the mathematical sciences. Read More
Students and organization representatives holding up oversized checks at LSJ giving ceremony.
July 17, 2018
Students had $50,000 to spend (for real) in a new UW course on responsible philanthropy. Read More
close up of UW Award of Excellence medal
July 17, 2018
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW. Read More
Oded Oron seated on a bench on the UW campus
June 6, 2018
Oded Oron witnessed a massive protest of aslyum-seeking refugees in Tel Aviv. Then he wrote a PhD dissertation about it. Read More
Kyki Li in a UW dance studio
June 6, 2018
Kyki Li came to the UW from China for the freedom to explore. It was everything she'd hoped for. Read More
Osman Salahuddin
June 6, 2018
Scientist, humanist, and ASUW president Osman Salahuddin has experienced the UW from multiple perspectives. Read More
Head shot of Dean Robert Stacey
June 5, 2018
Dean Robert Stacey on the current national conversation about academic majors. Read More
Arianne Eason outside a building on the UW campus.
June 5, 2018
PhD student Arianne Eason believes that understanding what shapes our views on race is the first step toward positive change. Read More
Recent graduate, Justin Roach
June 5, 2018
Aspiring filmmaker Justin Roach says his cinema & media studies major helped him develop "a really good eye" for film. Read More
New Divisional Dean of the Humanities, Brian Reed
May 21, 2018
Chair of the Department of English and Milliman Endowed Chair in the Humanities will be the next Divisional Dean of the Humanities. Read More
Colby K. Neal filming the shoreline from a boat.
April 24, 2018
Communication Leadership students use storytelling to shed light on humans' dependence on the ocean. Read More