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Perspectives Archive

November 2018

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.

July 2018

Art conservator Claire Kenny works with collections at the Henry Art Gallery and University Libraries.
Nick Hanauer is grateful that he majored in philosophy. In a speech at the 2018 Department of Philosophy graduation reception, he explains why.
Art and creative writing students collaborated on artist books through an interdisciplinary course. 
Race and gender challenges did not deter two brilliant alumnae in the mathematical sciences.
Students had $50,000 to spend (for real) in a new UW course on responsible philanthropy.
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW.

June 2018

Oded Oron witnessed a massive protest of aslyum-seeking refugees in Tel Aviv. Then he wrote a PhD dissertation about it.
Kyki Li came to the UW from China for the freedom to explore. It was everything she'd hoped for.
Scientist, humanist, and ASUW president Osman Salahuddin has experienced the UW from multiple perspectives.
Dean Robert Stacey on the current national conversation about academic majors.
PhD student Arianne Eason believes that understanding what shapes our views on race is the first step toward positive change. 
Aspiring filmmaker Justin Roach says his cinema & media studies major helped him develop "a really good eye" for film. 

April 2018

Communication Leadership students use storytelling to shed light on humans' dependence on the ocean.
Recent awards and honors for College of Arts & Sciences faculty.
Speech & Hearing students role-play as patients with communication disorders to help med students develop communication strategies.