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September 2016

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. 
An A&S board member shares her experience of traveling in Rome with English professor Shawn Wong and Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity students.
A Pacific Science Center exhibit features the work—and snacks—of grad students in the Department of Chemistry. 
Working with Somali community leaders, a UW psychology professor has developed a trauma intervention program for the Somali community.  
Undergraduates participating in the College's first Ideathon spent 48 hours brainstorming about engagement in the humanities.

March 2016

Recent honors to College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff.
With Myanmar's transition to democracy, access to information has surged. UW helps Myanmar's citizens navigate this new reality.