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Perspectives Archive

June 2019

Yolanda Valencia (PhD, 2019) explores how undocumented immigrants thrive despite US policies. 
Dean Robert Stacey celebrates the College's 2018-2019 accomplishments.
To learn about health care, Thomas Khuu (BS, 2019) tried a little of everything at the UW.
Grecia Leal Pardo (BA, 2019) celebrates stories and storytelling. 
Ryan Robinson (BA, 2019) digs deep for archaeological research.
UW mentors inspired Deja Edwards (BA, 2019) to accomplish more than she'd ever imagined.
Four graduating seniors share the places that defined their UW experience. 

May 2019

A roundup of recent awards in the College of Arts & Sciences. 
Through a Simpson Center program, UW doctoral students explore the challenges and benefits of teaching at a two-year college.
Graduate students in applied mathematics bring their excitement to math events at K-12 schools. 
A new course highlights how disenfranchised communities created a distinctly American art form.
The Black Embodiments Studio examines how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through the arts.
“We want the arts to be part of the DNA of every student’s experience." – Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts. 

March 2019

Students in the Department of English have created an interactive map of site-specific poetry in Washington state.
The Southern Lushootseed language, once spoken where the UW now sits, is finding new speakers through a UW course.
The public may balk at the sharing of social media data, but social scientists use the information to understand our world.
A School of Drama graduate student has found historical treasures among costumes tucked away in storage boxes for decades. 
Flying insects navigate by collecting minimal data, but just the right data — a possible inspiration for new technologies.
Dean Stacey discusses the role of data science at the UW and plans for more introductory data science courses in the College.

January 2019

With Hey Mentor, an online mentoring program, Kevin Truong (BA, 2016) is helping students prepare for college. 
Through dance, Cheryl Delostrinos (BA, 2013) promotes equity and social justice — and the joy of movement. 
Dubs II has big paws to fill as successor to UW mascot Dubs. Anne-Lise Nilsen (BS, 2014) is making sure he's prepared.
As a court interpreter, Kenneth Barger (BA, 2014) has helped hundreds of litigants be understood.
Taber Hand (MA, 1983) has found a cost-effective solution for sewage treatment in challenging settings.

November 2018

Wondering if we've got neighbors? UW astrobiologists are looking for signs of life elsewhere in the Universe.