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June 2015

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.

March 2015

A new study by a UW psychology professor looks at transgender children ages 5 to 12.
An audio documentary about young activists in the former Soviet Union earns UW faculty a top journalism award.
Texts and Teachers bridges the gap between high school and college through parallel courses and campus visits.
A UW doctoral student studies the powerful role of performance in providing health education in The Gambia, Africa.
In a new medieval history course, role playing is serious business as students learn about the past by living it.
From UW Innovation Awards to NSF CAREER Awards to a nod from Fast Company magazine, dozens of Arts & Sciences accomplishments have been recognized in recent months.

January 2015

"Each wine is a story of my life," says winemaker Angela Jacobs ('03, '10), owner of WineGirl Wines in Lake Chelan, Washington.
When she first heard about Bitcoin, Jinyoung Lee Englund ('06) was puzzled. Now she's a spokesperson for the Bitcoin Foundation.
The economy's no laughing matter, unless you're watching comedian Yoram Bauman ('03), "the world's first and only stand-up economist."
As cofounder of Seattle's Jet City Improv, Andrew McMasters ('95) shares his passion for improvisational theater on stage and in workshops.
A&S Dean Robert Stacey discusses the College's plans to prepare undergraduates for employment—long before they graduate.
Rita Zawaideh ('75), owner of a successful tour company, uses her talents and connections to organize medical missions in the Middle East.

December 2014

Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E, on view at the Henry Art Gallery, encourages give and take, with visitors rarely leaving empty-handed.
Think you know a lot about the University's history? Time to take our quiz.
Books make great gifts. Books by Arts & Sciences alumni? Even better. Here are some recent arrivals, from fiction to nonfiction to memoir to poetry.
Thunderous stadium noise is exhilarating for sports fans—and harmful for their ears. A class project aims to protect hearing without sacrificing team spirit.
Would you have been eligible for U.S. citizenship in the late 1700s? The late 1800s? A new course looks at evolving citizenship laws and what they say about our nation.
Answers to the UW Campus History Quiz

October 2014

During a visit to the Canadian Arctic to study Inuktitut, the Inuit language, students experienced firsthand the language's connection to the land.