• How to bargain in foreign markets without offending locals

    Bargaining is the norm in many foreign markets, but you’ll need the right mind-set. Anu Taranath, teaching professor of English and of Comparative History of Ideas at the UW, is quoted.
    07/12/2024 | The Washington Post
  • UW announces 2024 Awards of Excellence recipients

    The UW is delighted to announce the recipients of the 54th annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community.

    06/15/2024 | University of Washington
  • Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher retires from Orca K-8

    After more than 50 years in the classroom, Seattle Public Schools’ longest-serving teacher is retiring from the post she’s held teaching kindergartners at Orca K-8 for almost a half-century. Marletta Iwasyk, 84, started teaching in Seattle at age 28 after she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Norwegian.

    06/14/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Celebrating Contemporary Indigenous Music

    Markus Teuton, a musician and citizen of Cherokee Nation, explores contemporary Indigenous music through his academic work and as host of “Indigenous Jazz,” a radio show.

    June 2024 Perspectives
  • Infants hear significantly more speech than music at home, UW study finds

    A new University of Washington study, published in Developmental Science, is the first to compare the amount of music and speech that children hear in infancy. Results showed that infants hear more spoken language than music, with the gap widening as the babies get older. Naja Ferjan Ramírez, assistant professor of linguistics, is a co-author of the study.

    UW News
  • Japanese and Chinese languages lead language learning trends in WA state

    From high school to college, interest in learning a language can come from cultural obsessions, to hopes for a career in business, to fascination in personal ancestry. Kaoru Ohta, teaching professor of Asian languages and literature at the UW, is quoted.
    Northwest Asian Weekly
  • New chapter for Northwest Asian Weekly after decades of community coverage

    Assunta Ng, founder and publisher of Northwest Asian Weekly, has sold the 41-year-old newspaper to a group of Seattle-area investors. Ng, who will continue to advise the partners during the transition as publisher emeritus, said she believes the buyers share the same basic mission she started out with more than 40 years ago. “So I’m excited for them to take over and see what they can achieve,” she said.

    The Seattle Times
  • Google's AI tool is producing misleading responses that have experts worried

    Ask Google if cats have been on the moon and it used to spit out a ranked list of websites so you could discover the answer for yourself. Now it comes up with an instant answer generated by artificial intelligence — which may or may not be correct. Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted and Chirag Shah, professor in the UW Information School, is mentioned.
    Associated Press
  • Getting Personal About Wilderness

    UW senior Tisbe Rinehart, a wilderness guide for UW adventures, attended a wilderness therapy program as a teen — a difficult experience she explores in her CHID senior thesis.

    June 2024 Perspectives
  • In theory of mind tests, AI beats humans

    Large language models convincingly mimic the understanding of mental states. Emily Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted.
    IEEE Spectrum
  • 2024 Husky 100

    The College of Arts & Sciences celebrates undergraduate and graduate students from across all four divisions, who are recognized for making the most of their time at the UW. 

    University of Washington
  • Learning Through Storytelling

    Through a UW-led storytelling workshop and course, English language learners in the Seattle area strengthened their language skills and built community.

    May 2024 Perspectives
  • 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.
    UW News
  • 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.

    University of Washington Magazine
  • 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.
    Washington Post