• 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
  • Ozempic, Mounjaro users talk about changes to family life after weight loss

    "Impact x Nightline" takes a look at the social effects of weight loss drugs. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
    03/01/2024 | ABC News
  • UW graduate receives prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship

    Sonia Fereidooni, who earned bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from the University of Washington, was selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Fereidooni, 22, will receive a full-cost scholarship to pursue doctoral work in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge, England. The highly competitive scholarship brings recognition of accomplishments and future promise. This year, 26 students...
    02/28/2024 | UW News
  • April 20: Arts and Sciences Events at Admitted Student Day

    Admitted students and families can engage with the College of Arts and Sciences through several department and program specific events over the next few weeks.

    02/26/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • On being a Husky fan: ‘Pacing, yelling, kneeling’ — sometimes praying

    On Monday, when Washington plays Michigan for the national title, it will have been 128 days since the Husky football ride began. The UW's Sonny Sixkiller, senior associate general manager at UW Athletics, and Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology, are quoted.
    01/08/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Analysis: Certain states, including Arizona, have begun scrapping court costs and fees for people unable to pay — two experts on legal punishments explain why

    "In today’s American criminal legal system, courts impose fines and fees as a means to punish people and hold them accountable for legal violations," co-writes Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW.
    12/05/2023 | The Conversation
  • I am First-Generation: Alexes Harris

    "Have faith in yourself. Guide the decisions you make with YOUR passions, YOUR insight, and YOUR questions, what feels good to YOU! Do not let others or your fear force you in a certain direction or limit your potential. I always said, and continue to say to myself, that the only person I am competing with in life is myself.  Do not let anyone hold you back. Ask tons of questions, do not be afraid to ask for support or help when you need it. The smartest people stop and ask for help or clarity when they are unsure. Listen to advice, but seek it from many people and use what resonates with you the most. Do not be afraid to fail or stumble. Everyone does!  Also, have fun." – Alexes Harris (B.A., Sociology), University of Washington Presidential Term Professor, Professor of Sociology; Faculty Regent to the University of Washington Board of Regents; and UW Faculty Athletics Representative

    10/25/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Meet the 2023 Homecoming Scholars

    The UWAA is proud to honor six extraordinary students across the UW whose stories exemplify Husky adaptability, tenacity and resolve. Each student receives a scholarship and was recognized at the Homecoming football game on Sat. Oct. 21, 2023.

    10/21/2023 | UW Alumni Association
  • We are First-Generation: College of Arts & Sciences Students and Alumni

    In the College of Arts & Sciences, we are proud to celebrate our first-generation community through a collection of stories! We honor our students and alumni, and their many contributions to our university community and beyond.

    10/15/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • I am First-Generation: Audrey Mikal

    "First-generation students are pioneers. No one before us had the opportunity to do what we’re doing right now. It requires immense determination and resilience to continue moving forward into this wild unknown. Cultivate your support system, establish routines that nourish your mental, physical, and emotional health, and ask for help every time you need it. Remember: You are legitimate proof that anything is possible and you are worthy of success right now, as you are. Don't let anyone or anything keep you from achieving your dreams. You got this!" - Audrey Mikal (B.A., Sociology, 2025), Treasurer, First-Generation Leaders in Law 

    10/11/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • I am First-Generation: Elizabeth Nova

    "To me, being a current first-generation student navigating a Ph.D. means owning my space in academia. It's a reminder that the path to this point wasn't easy, but now that I'm here, my educational journey holds immense significance for me, my family, and my community. This isn't just about getting a degree—it's about breaking barriers and creating opportunities for those who will come after me. It also means staying grounded and being profoundly grateful for all the doors that opened through my hard work and determination." - Elizabeth Nova (Ph.D. Sociology, 2026)

    10/09/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Riots in France highlight a vicious cycle between police and minorities

    Calls to overhaul the police go back decades. But violent episodes of police enforcement continue. So do violent outpourings on the street. Magda Boutros, assistant professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
    07/17/2023 | The New York Times
  • 2023 Husky 100

    The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW.

    04/24/2023 | University of Washington
  • ArtSci Roundup: Spring Art Exhibitions, The Motherboard Suite, and more

    This week, join fellow art lovers at the Henry Art Gallery for new spring exhibits, watch as The Motherboard Suite brings to life music, and much more. March 31, 7:00 – 9:00 PM |Public Opening: Spring Exhibitions, Henry Art Gallery New art is waiting to be enjoyed at the Henry Art Gallery. Join in celebration...
    03/24/2023 | UW News
  • Connecting with Native Communities

    Community and mentorship made all the difference to Sherri Berdine (2008) as an Alaska Native (Aleut & CIRI Descendent) UW student. Now she's the University's Director of Tribal Relations.

    January 2023 Perspectives