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December 2016

Viola Miller, 8, opened her piggy bank to support penguin research.
Dean and Tomilynn McManus's gifts to the UW Costume Shop range from donating vintage clothing to establishing a support fund.
The History and Philosophy of Science program offers humanist insights on past and present scientific advancements.
Mary and Allan Kollar have combined their passions for writing and art through a graduate fellowship that honors both disciplines. 
UW Psychology researchers have developed a remarkably effective therapy for people at high risk for suicide or with other behavior disorders.
Economics alumni share their career knowledge and experience with students through the department's mentorship program.

November 2016

The Implicit Association Test reveals attitudes we may not be aware we have, even regarding Presidential candidates.
Professor Christopher Parker, who studies reactionary politics in America, weighs in on Trump and the Presidential race.
When the election's over and the dust clears, a panel of UW political science faculty will help make sense of it all on November 16.
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.

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