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Perspectives Archive

March 2016

Biology professor Dee Boersma is a finalist for the Indianapolis Prize, the highest honor for animal conservationists.
Composer Marcin Pączkowski uses sensor technology to alter music through specific movements.
Astronomy's "Cosmologies and Cultures" course explores the Big Bang theory but also other stories about the Universe's origins.
With a major award and internship from Disney, drama major David Borning is one step closer to his dream of designing theme parks.
As ancient cultural sites are pillaged in war-torn regions, a new course asks what can be done to stem the destruction.

February 2016

Three A&S alumni recently opened Seattle's first cat café, which brings together two Northwest favorites: coffee and kitties.  
Mentorship, career workshops, internships, and other A&S programs help smooth students' transition from college to career.
Julia Tai (2010), a conductor in Seattle, loves "the challenge of...pulling all the sound together to make something great."
Shirley Malcom (1967) has been a vocal advocate for equity in STEM fields, building on her own experiences in the sciences.
"A strong sense of curiosity is an absolute necessity," says Allan Mustard (1978), U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan.
Matthew Moore (2008), a game designer at Disney Interactive, says studying the humanities has made him a better designer.
Eric Stowe (2001, 2003) founded Splash to ensure safe water for children living in urban poverty in Asia and Africa.

December 2015

Recent awards and honors to faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Through a pilot program, parents learn how they can help their children develop the skills of self-regulation and effortful control.
Why do people give to the College of Arts and Sciences? Three donors share their stories.
Faculty across the College recommend a favorite book related to their field.
An English Department course takes a serious look at comic book superheroes and what they tell us about history and our changing world.
Recently honored by the Western Museum Association, Burke Museum Executive Director Julie Stein discusses her years at the museum.
Handel's Messiah gets a twist in a production at Meany Hall presented by the UW School of Music and Pacific MusicWorks.

November 2015

Bob Stacey talks about the UW's commitment to veterans and shares why Veteran's Day has personal meaning for him.
Researchers study how animals move, navigate, and use their senses during flight at a new center funded by the Air Force.
Two veterans majoring in art at the UW discuss their military service, their art, and the relationship between the two.
The UW's Integrated Social Sciences degree program allows students to take courses anywhere--including active-duty military stationed abroad.
A new Asia-Pacific Military Fellowship in the Jackson School provides immersion in the history and culture of Asian countries.
English Professor Shawn Wong leads storytelling workshops for soldiers transitioning to civilian life, through the Red Badge Project.