• 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
  • 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. 

    05/01/2024 | University of Washington
  • Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident Simon Benjamin’s “A Bolt from the Blue” is a living space of contemplation

    Every January, the Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency program invites an up-and-coming Black artist to exhibit new work and carry on the legacy of the late Jacob Lawrence. This year, the exhibition showcases Simon Benjamin, a Jamaican multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in New York. The School of Art + Art History + Design is mentioned.

    04/26/2024 | The Daily
  • Latest News in Black Art: New University Museum Directors, Infiniti Award for Photog Renell ...

    Jordan Jones has been appointed as the next Director and Curator of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, to begin in April 2024. In her role as Director and Curator, Jones will provide curatorial, programming, and administrative leadership and oversight in a newly renovated state-of-the-art exhibition space within the School of Art + Art History + Design at the UW Seattle campus. 

    04/17/2024 | Culture Type
  • Sitting down with Jordan Jones

    “For me, art has always been, more than anything, a container for conversation … I want [this gallery] to be a space where folks can meet and have a really vital, productive kind of social experience," said Jordan Jones. Getting to know Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s new director and curator. 

    04/17/2024 | The Daily
  • 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
  • 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, teacher of design at the UW, is mentioned.
    04/05/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Two Majors, Complementary Skills

    Elizabeth Xiong (2024), a double major in art history and computer science, shares how she gained different and complementary skills from each major.

    April 2024 Perspectives
  • 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
  • How a Millennial Estée Lauder Built a Widely Popular Beauty Brand

    To build a brand—and to fill a room—Ms. Bodnar has played not on her name but on consumers’ desire to do good with their dollars and belong to something bigger than… well, beauty. Call her the Estée Lauder that hustle culture built. Karissa Bodnar, School of Art alumni, is featured.

    The New York Times
  • The reopening of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    The gallery dedicated to late UW Art Professor Lawrence was relocated from the basement to a space at the front of the building facing Stevens Way. With new lights, better internet connectivity, security, and climate control, contributing writer Corissa Bradley explains how the new facility will serve as a gathering place for artists and students.

    The Daily
  • ArtSci Roundup: Diversity Lecture Series, Jacob Lawrence Gallery Reopening, Sacred Breath, and more.

    This week, attend the Diversity Lecture Series “Unveiling Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States”, celebrate the Jacob Lawrence Gallery Reopening, listen to Indigenous storytellers at Sacred Breath, and more. November 13, 3:00 – 4:30pm | Diversity Lecture Series: “Unveiling Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the United States: Disparities and Challenges in Women’s Health”,...
    UW News
  • I am First-Generation: Leo Carmona

    "I think that my experience as a first-gen really gave me an awareness of and empathy for the world around me that is reflected across all areas of my work. Since my college days, the concepts of social justice, cultural identity, diversity, and inclusion became fundamental aspects of how I approach my personal and professional life — from the stories I want/need to share, the communities I want to make an impact on, to voicing my ideas and concerns on practices that will improve the experiences and outcomes for all students, staff, and faculty." - Leo Carmona (B.A., Psychology, 2016), Media Relations Specialist, School of Art + Art History + Design

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • We are First-Generation: College of Arts & Sciences Faculty and Staff

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

    10/05/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences