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Perspectives Archive

March 2018

Visiting artists are immersed in creative research at the UW through an interdisciplinary initiative.
A physics student explores the possibilities of quantum computing — with help from a Microsoft Research Fellowship.
Dean Robert Stacey on exciting changes ahead for the College. 
Trump in the World — a course and lecture series — explores the global impact of Donald Trump's presidency. 
A new psychology course pairs scientific research on happiness with activities that promote a positive outlook.

January 2018

Julian  Fellerman (2011) works abroad for a specialty direct-to-consumer coffee company, combining his personal and professional interests. 
Cindy Roberts (2001) focuses on the well-being of polar bears and other animals in the zoo — and in the wild.
Interaction designer Erin Murphy (2013) brings a fresh perspective as a member of the Mars 2020 rover team.
Meg Lemke (2001) has shared her enthusiasm for graphic novels and other comics throughout her publishing career. 
Civil rights attorney David Owens (2004) represents victims of police misconduct and wrongful conviction. 

December 2017

Seattle Symphony music director Ludovic Morlot plays a significant role in the UW School of Music. 
An annual competition puts undergraduate mathematicians to the ultimate test.
A popular course combines building catapults and other ancient technologies with the study of ancient philosophers. 
A new literature course focuses on Nobel Prize winners and the sometimes surprising factors that led to their win. 
Research involving UW faculty and students shows evidence of humans in Australia much earlier than previously thought.

November 2017

Combat reporter Alex Quade (1992) embeds with U.S. Special Operations Forces to share their stories. 
Recent awards and honors for College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff.
Isaac Alhadeff, survivor of two WWII POW camps, became a generous donor to the UW Sephardic Studies Program.
Julia Sears (2012) and Maggie Moore (2012) collaborated with female veterans to create a play about women in combat.
For Veterans Day, Dean Stacey offers thoughts on Gold Star families and free speech.
Professor Diane Kendall has helped stroke survivors regain communication skills through a Veterans Administration study.

September 2017

During a summer study abroad, students explored LGBTQ issues in the U.S. and Mexico.
Students in the C21 Story Institute get a jumpstart on becoming career professionals.
"Life changing" is one parent's description of APEX Summer Camp for children with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.
Teachers get hands-on with African drums, marimbas, and more during a world music pedagogy workshop.