College of Arts and Sciences

  • ArtSci Roundup: Center for Environmental Politics talk, ‘What Makes a Good Art Critic?’, Yefim Bronfman at Meany Hall and more

    This week, head to Meany Hall for multiple Grammy Awards recipient Yefim Bronfman’s performance, learn from panelists during “What Makes a Good Art Critic?”, explore “The Imperative Challenges of Sustainability for the Forgotten” during the Center for Environmental Politics’ talk, and more. April 15, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | ‘Silver Democracy: Youth Representation...
    04/11/2024 | UW News
  • Subtle Seattle eclipse show couldn't outshine local enthusiasm

    Seattle’s cloudy weather made for an anticlimactic viewing of Monday’s solar eclipse. Still, that didn’t stop dozens of people who flocked to the UW’s Physics-Astronomy Building, hoping for the clouds to lift, so they could catch a glimpse of this once-in-a-generation event. The UW's Oliver Fraser, assistant teaching professor in astronomy, and Giovanni Gollotti, a student, are quoted.
    04/10/2024 | KUOW
  • China’s divided memory of the Cultural Revolution

    “3 Body Problem,” a Netflix adaptation of the popular Chinese sci-fi novel by the same name, is causing controversy in China for its depiction of the Cultural Revolution. How do the Chinese people see this crucial period of their history? Madeleine Dong, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed.
    04/10/2024 | WBUR
  • UW graduate and professional disciplines have strong showing on US Newsâ Best Graduate Schools rankings

    The University of Washingtonâs graduate and professional degree programs were widely recognized as among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Reportâs 2025 Best Graduate Schools rankings released late Monday.
    04/08/2024 | UW News
  • Magnuson Park’s ‘Fin Project’ makes whales, not war, out of old weapons

    The piece called “The Fin Project: From Swords into Plowshares” was created in 1998 by artist John T. Young, professor and chair of the UW School of Art's sculpture program.

    04/08/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Linda Buck, Dale Chihuly and Theodore Roethke among visionaries honored by The Academy of Achievement

    The organization that honors Rosa Parks, Elie Wiesel, and Jane Goodall has also celebrated three members of the UW community. Honorees include: neurobiologist Linda B. Buck, ’75; Theodore Roethke, English professor at the UW, 1947-1963; and master glass artist Dale Chihuly, ’65.

    04/07/2024 | University of Washington Magazine
  • Huskies on Arrakis: The UW’s ties to the “Dune” universe

    If you’re looking for a way to connect your alma mater to Timothée Chalamet, look no further. The star graced screens around the world in the epic films “Dune” and “Dune: Part Two,” which were based on the Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel by former UW student Frank Herbert. Need another tie? Chalamet’s character, Paul Atreides, first appeared on the silver screen in the 1984 version of “Dune.” The actor? Kyle MacLachlan, ’82.

    04/07/2024 | University of Washington Magazine
  • Seattle Civic Poet Shin Yu Pai launches new public poetry project on April 1

    National Poetry Month takes place every year in April. Its purpose is to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry nationwide. This year, Seattle residents will have the privilege and pleasure of discovering, installed throughout various parts of the city, poems by local poets on topics of place and sustainability. Jayme Yen, former artist in residence in design at the UW, is mentioned.

    04/05/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Q&A: Eclipses arenât just good for jaw-dropping views â theyâre also opportunities for stellar science, says UW astronomer

    Eclipses past and present arenât just opportunities for incredible sights. Generations of researchers have used them to study phenomena ranging from the sun itself to the fabric of the universe. UW News intervewed Emily Levesque, author and associate professor of astronomy, about what scientists past and present have learned by studying eclipses.
    04/04/2024 | UW News
  • Is this AI? See if you can spot the technology in your everyday life

    Artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere. Fueled by huge technological advances in recent years and gobs of venture capitalist money, AI has become one of the hottest corporate buzzwords. Roughly 1 in 7 public companies mentioned “artificial intelligence” in their annual filings last year, according to a Washington Post analysis. But the term is fuzzy. Emily Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted.
    04/02/2024 | Washington Post
  • Immigrant rights activist Catalina Velasquez on her life and work

    The Standard spoke to Catalina Velasquez, a doctoral student at the UW, about being one of the few trans, queer people leading the immigrant rights movement in Washington.
    04/02/2024 | Washington State Standard
  • Beyoncé's covers are helping younger generations discover older hits

    Beyoncé's latest album, "Cowboy Carter," pays homage to country and other acts before her time. She covered Dolly Parton's "Jolene" and The Beatles' "Blackbird" and added her own twists. Chart data shows that the artists she spotlights are seeing a streaming boost. Gabriel Solis, professor of music and Divisional Dean of the Arts at the UW, is quoted.
    04/01/2024 | Business Insider
  • 10 Washington road-trip spots recommended by the people who know them best

    A list of 10 recommended road trips in Washington state includes the UW Planetarium. Andy Tzanidakis, a doctoral student in astronomy at the UW and student director of the planetarium, is quoted. Coach Jedd Fisch also is quoted about open-to-the-public football practices beginning April 2.
    03/28/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Hear it again: Documenting local hummingbirds

    Alejandro Rico-Guevara, assistant professor of biology at the UW and curator of ornithology at the UW Burke Museum, remembers when he first realized he was a hummingbird guy — not like an "I fill my hummingbird feeder every week" guy but an “I want to know everything about these birds” guy.
    03/27/2024 | KUOW
  • AAPI voter turnout involves many unseen obstacles

    You are voting for the first time. Your ballot arrives. But you can’t read it. The text is too small. And when you come to the candidates’ names, they look something like this: T *&%$@(“&^, T>>%@)%|\^^. Such was the experience—more or less—of many older residents of the Chinatown International-District (CID) before the Nov. 2023 elections, according to multiple organizations sponsoring a get-out-the vote event. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    03/26/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly