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Books by A&S Alums
December 11, 2014
Books make great gifts. Books by Arts & Sciences alumni? Even better. Here are some recent arrivals, from fiction to nonfiction to memoir to poetry. Read More
Speech and Hearing students
December 10, 2014
Thunderous stadium noise is exhilarating for sports fans—and harmful for their ears. A class project aims to protect hearing without sacrificing team spirit. Read More
John Findlay, UW History
December 10, 2014
Would you have been eligible for U.S. citizenship in the late 1700s? The late 1800s? A new course looks at evolving citizenship laws and what they say about our nation. Read More
first campus building
December 10, 2014
Answers to the UW Campus History Quiz Read More
Jason Young
October 29, 2014
During a visit to the Canadian Arctic to study Inuktitut, the Inuit language, students experienced firsthand the language's connection to the land. Read More
October 28, 2014
News and award announcements from the UW College of Arts & Sciences. Read More
Sandor and Timea
October 28, 2014
A mathematician and artist, married for decades, teach a course that explores the creative process at the core of both disciplines. Read More
Sweet Charity
October 28, 2014
Sweet Charity, the inaugural production of the UW's new interdisciplinary Musical Theater program, opens November 14. Read More
Laura McGarrity
October 28, 2014
Got your attention? Turns out swear words provide unique insights into how language works. Read More
Addressing  Peer Review Bias
October 28, 2014
A philosopher and a statistician won an NIH competition that addresses the problem of bias in academic peer review. Read More
October 28, 2014
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will photograph the visible sky 1,000 times over ten years, providing unparalleled data about our universe. Read More
C21 Leon Spain 2014
September 24, 2014
In July of 2014, more than 60 freshmen traveled to Leon Spain for a unique chance to discover the power of liberal arts learning. Accompanied by the staff of the Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning (C21) and the Dean of the College of Arts and Science, the students grew together as a community and prepared for their first year of college. Learn more about C21: Read More
Bob Stacey in Leon
September 16, 2014
Dean Robert Stacey reflects on his stay in León, Spain, where he spent time with entering freshmen through a new Arts & Sciences program. Read More
September 16, 2014
Undergraduates in an immersive summer program in Tahiti looked beyond the tourist appeal of French Polynesia to the implications of it being a French colony. Read More
Popular Biology Lecture Courses Ditch the Lectures
September 16, 2014
The Biology Department has redesigned its introductory courses so that students actively participate in class, even in its largest lecture courses. Read More
 UW Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities
September 16, 2014
Nine weeks to complete an independent research project? Students in the Summer Institute for the Arts and Humanities embraced that challenge. Read More
Touring Salamanca
September 16, 2014
Sixty entering freshmen launched their UW careers in León, Spain through a new study abroad program offered by the College. Read More
September 14, 2014
Discover artworks in unexpected spaces on the UW's Seattle campus through Mad Campus, a temporary exhibition on view through October 25. Read More
Sarah Nash Gates
August 5, 2014
Sarah Nash Gates reflects on two memorable decades as executive director of the School of Drama and welcomes successor Todd London. Read More
August 5, 2014
Fear spiders and love sweets? Blame it on your Pleistocene ancestors. Professor Emeritus Gordon Orians explains the connection in a new book. Read More