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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.
Researchers have identified a fossil found in the San Juan Islands as a dinosaur bone dating back 80 million years.
Faculty have the rare opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a scholarly or pedagogical project during sabbaticals.

June 2015

Four students who earned graduate degrees this year have been named A&S Graduate Medalists for 2015.
From Distinguished Teaching Awards to President's Medals, it's awards season at the UW.
Anthropology major Alina Aleaga developed curricula that encourage Pacific Islander students to explore their heritage—and the Burke Museum.
"Scary-smart" is how one professor describes David Jekel, who majored in math and classics.
A violist, an economist, a poet, and a mathematician share the College of Arts & Sciences’ highest undergraduate honor, the Dean's Medal.
Newly minted UW alum Austin Williams has built What's Good 206 into a go-to website for positive stories.
Disenchanted with his career as an Audi technician, Simon Walker returned to school and discovered a passion for international studies.
Elizabeth Wu's passion for theater led her to direct a play and organize a theater conference—all in her senior year at the UW.

April 2015

In a new book and film, Professor David Shields and his former student Caleb Powell debate life and art.
In May, School of Music faculty and students will perform the music of Harry Partch on unique instruments built by the composer.
A radio documentary, produced by a UW team with Canadian colleagues, focuses on the potential for former prisoners to succeed post-incarceration.
Bring your treasures to the Burke Museum on May 9 to learn more about them from the Burke's experts.
To acknowledge the passing of beloved history professor Jon Bridgman (1930-2015), the College shares a 2001 profile in which he discusses his teaching, his colleagues, and more.