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November 2016

Professor Emeritus David Thouless is the Physics Department's second Nobel Prize recipient. 
Mikayla Hall (2011), speechwriter for the House Republican Conference, got her start at the UW Speaking Center.
More than 2000 US citizens filed as Presidential candidates. Craig Tomashoff (1982) wanted to know why.
UW professor Margaret O'Mara offers historical context for the 2016 Presidential election.

September 2016

A UW anthropologist explores the potential impact of making PrEP, an HIV prevention drug, more available to teens.
Recent honors for Arts & Sciences faculty and staff.
Teachers at the Burke's DIG Field School in Montana had a close encounter with a long-buried T. rex.
Dance major Angel Langley celebrates women dancing in the hip hop style known as popping.
Grad students in diverse creative fields collaborated through a summer colloquium, Multiplying Mediums. 
Teens improve their Russian language skills while learning about aviation and space exploration.

August 2016

What does it take to prove that you are more human than a computer? A&S alum Brian Christian (MFA, Creative Writing, 2008) finds out. 
DXARTS faculty and students find artistic inspiration in the tools of neuroscience.
A&S faculty, students, and alumni are making remarkable breakthroughs in our understanding of the brain.
A question-and-answer game tests the potential for direct brain-to-brain connection.
Philosophers and scientists collaborate to explore ethical questions raised by neuroscience.
Jason Yeatman's research may eventually lead to personalized intervention programs for dyslexia.
Bing Brunton searches for meaningful patterns in data from electrical signals in the brain.

June 2016

In his academic work and community involvement, Dustin Abrahamson is committed to addressing racism.
Tzyy Yi Young's artistic talent impressed her teachers and peers—and the design company Roche Bobois.
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW.
The College of Arts & Sciences awarded its 2016 Graduate Medal to three exceptional graduate students.
Whether in a laboratory or on a soccer field, student athlete Megan Kufeld was "all in, all the time" at the UW.
When an assistant racehorse trainer and mother of three returned to school, she discovered a passion for research.

May 2016

Knighthood, a Woman of Courage award, and more honors for faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.
For the Skies Over Seattle project, drama students are devising original theater pieces inspired by community organizations in the U-District.