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Perspectives Archive

February 2016

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.

September 2015

For 20 years, UW students have participated in field research on a tropical island that's home to more than a thousand monkeys.
Playwrights and scientists pair up to explore what it means to be human in light of current developments in science and technology.
An October 5 conference addresses how access to information can be a tool in securing truth, justice, and reparations in human rights cases.
A benefit concert for the Astrobiology Program and Astronomy Department combines original symphonic music with spectacular imagery from space.
The Dance Program celebrates several milestones with a festival featuring performances, panel discussions, master classes, and more.
The Department of Astronomy celebrates its 50th anniversary with lectures, a concert, and—just maybe—an exploding star.

August 2015

In The Shape of the New, two UW professors share four 'big ideas' that shaped the modern world.
A former scientist, now a humanities professor, teaches a course that explores legal, ethical, scientific, and commercial aspects of biotechnology.
Design students from the UW School of Art and Southeastern University in Nanjing, China did parallel projects, then met in China to share their work.
Dean Robert Stacey's thoughts on how an improved budget could lead students to explore the College's tremendous breadth.