August 2022 Newsletter




Featured Stories This Month

Jon Wakefield portrait

COVID Findings — With Some Controversy

Statistics professor Jon Wakefield led a team estimating excess deaths due to COVID. The findings caused a stir.

Illustration of students studying in various places

A Milestone for Integrated Social Sciences

Integrated Social Sciences, ranked #2 among online bachelor's degree programs in the social sciences, graduated its 500th student this year. 

Ada Limon at Library of Congress


Ada Limón (BA, Drama, 1998) has received the nation’s highest poetry honor. In July, she was named U.S. Poet Laureate.

  • Illustration of many people walking along a road

    Why We Walk

    We were bipedal before we were human. But science still has much to explore about how we evolved — body and brain — to be walkers.

  • Covers of books written by UW faculty

    New Books by Social Sciences Faculty

    A roundup of recent and upcoming books from UW faculty in political science, history, international studies, and American ethnic studies.


Opportunities to Explore

  • detail of artwork by Donna Huanca

    Exhibition: Donna Huanca: MAGMA SLIT

    Through February 5, 2023
    Henry Art Gallery

    For her commissioned exhibition at the Henry, Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca has created an architecturally immersive environment that aims to evoke a slippage of space and time, inviting participants to both find and lose themselves.

  • Robyn Orlin performing

    Choreographer Robyn Orlin

    September 30 & October 1, 8:00 pm
    Meany Center for the Performing Arts

    South African choreographer Robyn Orlin created a critique of shifting power relationships for the 20th anniversary of the end of Apartheid. The work is a journey through the seven deadly sins that Orlin considers a “requiem for humanity.”

Looking for more events? Visit ArtsUW and the UW Alumni Association website

In The News


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