July 2024 Newsletter

Perspectives is a monthly newsletter that highlights the accomplishments and latest news from the College of Arts & Sciences community. Learn about unusual courses, student projects, faculty research, alumni careers, and more.

Featured Stories This Month

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Working Toward Responsible AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an essential tool at Indeed, a global job-matching and hiring platform. Trey Causey (2013) works to ensure that the company's AI promotes equity and fairness. 

Group of 8 UW students in front of the US Capitol Building.

Putting on My Slacks in DC

Fueled by coffee and enthusiasm, Marina Blatt and other communication majors met with multiple alumni during a Career Exploration trip to Washington, DC. 

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Read or Listen to Faculty Favorites

Looking for book or podcast recommendations this summer? We asked faculty to share their favorites.

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    Four Students Shine as 2024 Dean's Medalists

    This year’s Arts & Sciences Dean's Medalists have wide-ranging interests, from renewable energy to video-game music to the role of nationalism in international conflict.

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    Meet Our 2024 Graduate Medalists

    Dynamic, groundbreaking, and astounding — that’s how faculty describe the work of the College’s 2024 Arts & Sciences Graduate Medalists. 

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    Celebrating Excellence in Arts & Sciences in 2024

    Learn about College of Arts & Sciences faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have been celebrated by the UW this spring for their accomplishments. 

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Opportunities to Explore

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    Meany Center's Upcoming Season

    Subscriptions for Meany Center for the Performing Arts' 2024-25 season are now on sale! Full series packages and the "Choose Your Own Series" ticket options are available. Single tickets go on sale July 31. Check out the coming year's lineup of performances!

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    Exhibition: Hank Willis Thomas

    Through August 4
    Henry Art Gallery

    Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Henry Art Gallery exhibition “Hank Willis Thomas: LOVERULES - From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” with 90 works across a range of media. Through the mining and reframing of iconic imagery and texts, Thomas connects historical moments of resistance to our lives today.

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    Astronomy on Tap

    Monthly, fourth Wednesday, 7 – 9 pm
    Bickersons Brewhouse (Ballard)

    Astronomy on Tap (AoT) presents accessible, engaging science presentations at local breweries on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe, often with games and prizes to test and reward your newfound knowledge. AoT Seattle is organized by UW Astronomy graduate students. Learn more -- including how to get information about upcoming events -- at the link above.

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

In The News


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