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Perspectives Archive

March 2019

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.

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.