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Dance Program concert in collaboration with DXARTS, 2006
September 24, 2015
The Dance Program celebrates several milestones with a festival featuring performances, panel discussions, master classes, and more. Read More
3.5 meter telescope at Apache Point Observatory
September 24, 2015
The Department of Astronomy celebrates its 50th anniversary with lectures, a concert, and—just maybe—an exploding star. Read More
book jacket for The Shape of the New
August 11, 2015
In The Shape of the New, two UW professors share four 'big ideas' that shaped the modern world. Read More
Phillip Thurtle
August 11, 2015
A former scientist, now a humanities professor, teaches a course that explores legal, ethical, scientific, and commercial aspects of biotechnology. Read More
UW and SEU touring gardens in Suzhou, China
August 11, 2015
Design students from the UW School of Art and Southeastern University in Nanjing, China did parallel projects, then met in China to share their work. Read More
Bob Stacey, Dean of Arts and Sciences
August 11, 2015
Dean Robert Stacey's thoughts on how an improved budget could lead students to explore the College's tremendous breadth. Read More
Brandon Peecook (left) and Christian Sidor
August 11, 2015
Researchers have identified a fossil found in the San Juan Islands as a dinosaur bone dating back 80 million years. Read More
Diane Kendall with colleagues in South Africa.
August 11, 2015
Faculty have the rare opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a scholarly or pedagogical project during sabbaticals. Read More
Jason Ohlberg
June 23, 2015
Four students who earned graduate degrees this year have been named A&S Graduate Medalists for 2015. Read More
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