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Fighting Wildlife Crime Through DNA Mapping
June 12, 2015
Elephants are being killed at an alarming rate for their tusks and the illegal ivory trade can fuel terrorism. But Sam Wasser, a UW biology professor, has a solution that can track ivory back to it's source and help law enforcement catch criminals. Read More
Chris Laws
June 12, 2015
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW. Read More
Alina Aleaga
June 11, 2015
Anthropology major Alina Aleaga developed curricula that encourage Pacific Islander students to explore their heritage—and the Burke Museum. Read More
David Jekel
June 11, 2015
"Scary-smart" is how one professor describes David Jekel, who majored in math and classics. Read More
Romaric Pokorny
June 10, 2015
A violist, an economist, a poet, and a mathematician share the College of Arts & Sciences’ highest undergraduate honor, the Dean's Medal. Read More
Austin Williams
June 4, 2015
Newly minted UW alum Austin Williams has built What's Good 206 into a go-to website for positive stories. Read More
Simon Walker
June 3, 2015
Disenchanted with his career as an Audi technician, Simon Walker returned to school and discovered a passion for international studies. Read More
Elizabeth Wu
June 3, 2015
Elizabeth Wu's passion for theater led her to direct a play and organize a theater conference—all in her senior year at the UW. Read More
Caleb Powerll, David Shields, and James Franco (from left) during a break from filming.
April 28, 2015
In a new book and film, Professor David Shields and his former student Caleb Powell debate life and art. Read More
Chuck Corey playing Harry Partch's Diamond Marimba.
April 28, 2015
In May, School of Music faculty and students will perform the music of Harry Partch on unique instruments built by the composer. Read More
Jeff Coats at the time of his arrest.
April 28, 2015
A radio documentary, produced by a UW team with Canadian colleagues, focuses on the potential for former prisoners to succeed post-incarceration. Read More
Burke Museum experts identify objects on Artifact ID Day.
April 28, 2015
Bring your treasures to the Burke Museum on May 9 to learn more about them from the Burke's experts. Read More
Koru Featured Image
April 17, 2015
The University of Washington College of Arts & Sciences is teaming up with Koru to host a two-week, immersive career accelerator. Read More
Jon Bridgman
April 7, 2015
To acknowledge the passing of beloved history professor Jon Bridgman (1930-2015), the College shares a 2001 profile in which he discusses his teaching, his colleagues, and more. Read More
March 24, 2015
A new study by a UW psychology professor looks at transgender children ages 5 to 12. Read More
Generation Putin graphic
March 24, 2015
An audio documentary about young activists in the former Soviet Union earns UW faculty a top journalism award. Read More
Facutly involved in Texts and Teachers Program
March 24, 2015
Texts and Teachers bridges the gap between high school and college through parallel courses and campus visits. Read More
A kanyeleng group in The Gambia
March 24, 2015
A UW doctoral student studies the powerful role of performance in providing health education in The Gambia, Africa. Read More
A medieval knight and soldier pose with swords--in UW's Smith Hall..
March 24, 2015
In a new medieval history course, role playing is serious business as students learn about the past by living it. Read More
March 23, 2015
From UW Innovation Awards to NSF CAREER Awards to a nod from Fast Company magazine, dozens of Arts & Sciences accomplishments have been recognized in recent months. Read More

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