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portrait photo of Opal Hicks
January 16, 2019
A dedicated Speech and Hearing Sciences staff member left an unexpected — and very generous — gift to the department through a bequest. Read More
UW Exploration Seminar in Mexico City, Mexico
January 14, 2019
Wondering if study abroad is for you? Here are things to keep in mind. Read More
Kevin Truong in Hey Mentor t-shirt
January 7, 2019
With Hey Mentor, an online mentoring program, Kevin Truong (BA, 2016) is helping students prepare for college. Read More
Cheryl Delostrinos dancing on the street, in front of a mural.
January 7, 2019
Through dance, Cheryl Delostrinos (BA, 2013) promotes equity and social justice — and the joy of movement. Read More
Dubs II licks Anne-Lise's face.
January 7, 2019
Dubs II has big paws to fill as successor to UW mascot Dubs. Anne-Lise Nilsen (BS, 2014) is making sure he's prepared. Read More
Kenneth Barger
January 7, 2019
As a court interpreter, Kenneth Barger (BA, 2014) has helped hundreds of litigants be understood. Read More
Houses in water, on both sides of a river in Cambodia
January 7, 2019
Taber Hand (MA, 1983) has found a cost-effective solution for sewage treatment in challenging settings. Read More
Tia Petersen
December 3, 2018
Arts & Sciences students share their ideas for relieving stress. Read More
Daniel Kroupa
November 20, 2018
Daniel Kroupa , a Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute (CEI), made Forbes' "30 Under 30" list. Read More
Payton Wagner
November 13, 2018
Advice for first-year students from those who've been there. Read More
illustration of planets
November 13, 2018
Wondering if we've got neighbors? UW astrobiologists are looking for signs of life elsewhere in the Universe. Read More
Students at the furnace in the hot glass shop.
November 13, 2018
With ingenuity and perseverance, faculty and staff built the UW glass program one kiln at a time. Read More
Kristina Olson
November 13, 2018
A roundup of recent awards in the College of Arts & Sciences. Read More
Donghui Park at his computer.
November 12, 2018
A doctoral student explains how one online hacker can be more powerful than 10,000 soldiers. Read More
Illustration of man in boxers holding up devil costume
November 12, 2018
A Germanics course explores how sympathy can be used for good but can also serve a darker purpose. Read More
 Left to right, Jamie Walker, Director of the UW School of Art + Art History + Design; Dorothy Dunn, Special Trustee of the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation; Bruce R. Moen, Trustee of the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation.
November 6, 2018
The University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) announced that the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation has made a $200,000 gift to benefit underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students pursuing design degrees within the School of Art + Art History + Design. Read More
A soldier crosses a rice paddy in Vietnam/ flickr photo by manhhai
November 6, 2018
For years, alumnus Bill Lord suppressed memories of fighting in Vietnam. Now he explores that period of his life in a new book. Read More
close up photo of mussels
October 30, 2018
A paper published in the Royal Society’s journal Interface explores the effects of seawater on protein-based adhesives produced by marine mussels ( bivalve mollusks ). According to the study conducted by UW researchers, low pH and oxygen conditions in seawater cause the mussel’s adhesive plaques to weaken. Read More
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