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May 2019

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. 
With ingenuity and perseverance, faculty and staff built the UW glass program one kiln at a time.
A roundup of recent awards in the College of Arts & Sciences. 
A doctoral student explains how one online hacker can be more powerful than 10,000 soldiers.
A Germanics course explores how sympathy can be used for good but can also serve a darker purpose.
For years, alumnus Bill Lord suppressed memories of fighting in Vietnam. Now he explores that period of his life in a new book. 

September 2018

In an introductory American Indian Studies course, students left the classroom to learn about Indigenous cultures.
Jodi Green and Mike Halperin discuss their personal inspiration for creating an endowed professorship in biology.
Biology faculty and students will soon fill the UW's new Life Sciences Building along Stevens Way. 
Students in the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities dug into Seattle history and unearthed some surprises. 
A UW pre-med student explains why her academic major — Italian — will make her a better doctor.