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June 2017

With degrees in music and speech & hearing sciences, Addison Francis wants to help singers and others protect their voices.

May 2017

Despite its historical importance, the classical language Ge’ez is taught at just three universities in the Western world — including the UW. 
A new online course introduces students to the humanities through A&S faculty's personal stories and favorite artifacts.
Zhi Lin has done extensive research on Chinese immigrants for his artworks, on view at the Tacoma Art Museum in June.
“It felt like a whole quarter-worth of clinical experience in ten days," says a Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences grad student who volunteered in Guatemala.
The Sacred Breath series features Native American writers and storytellers, with an upcoming event on May 10.
Extinction is usually treated as a scientific topic. The course "Cultures of Extinction" explores it with a humanities focus.

March 2017

Recent honors for College of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff. 
Through an NSF grant, scientist Jennifer Nemhauser is hosting three artists in her UW Biology lab over three years. 
The Seattle Globalist, founded at the UW, reports on pressing political and social issues through the lens of diverse contributors. 
Founded 100 years ago with two faculty, the UW Department of Psychology—and the field of psychology—has come a long way. 
UW senior Rhoya Sarikhani Selden explored her Persian heritage in a play that celebrates Iranian Americans from diverse backgrounds. 
A Suzzallo Library exhibit created by history grad student Jessica Bachman highlights Cold War-era cultural ties between India and the USSR. 

January 2017

Sandra Leyva and Shawn Goicoechea (both BA, 2008) have used unorthodox methods to build community in Arkansas. 
Susie Lee's (MFA, 2006) desire to make art accessible to more people led to Siren, an award-winning online dating app. 
Robert Stacey reminds us that higher education's fundamental purpose remains unchanged, even during turbulent times.
Meghan Peters (BA, 2008), who got her start at The Daily, is now developing strategic partnerships at Facebook.
Celeste Marion (BA, 2003) co-founded an innovative school for special education students in Cusco, Peru.
Langdon Cook (MFA, 1994) is an expert on the pleasures of foraging for food.

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.