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Perspectives Archive

January 2018

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.
Want career inspiration? Take our quiz to see what alumni with similar interests are doing. 
For students participating in a simulated negotiation about the Cyprus conflict, the simulation felt very real.

July 2017

An international team is studying malaria in India, where malaria parasites are more diverse than anywhere else. 
A Women's Center report addresses human trafficking in Washington state. 
An interactive recycling and composting station designed by a UW team will move to the HUB this summer. 
Faculty and students are digitizing historically valuable texts through Newbook Digital Texts.
UW chemists are developing tools to improve our understanding of cancer cells — and our ability to treat cancer.