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August 2015

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.

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.