• 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
  • 'Vietnam is more than just a war': How Kieu Chinh helped evolve the Hollywood war machine propaganda

    From "Hamburger Hill" to "The Sympathizer," veteran actor Kieu Chinh discusses how her career shaped Vietnam War memories. Linh Thủy Nguyễn, assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    06/10/2024 | Salon
  • Navigating Crisis: A Journey from Sudan to Safety

    As the war in Sudan unfolded with escalating intensity, its repercussions were felt far beyond the nation’s borders, impacting lives even in distant corners of the globe. For one University of Washington (UW) Seattle graduate student, whose journey was abruptly disrupted by the eruption of conflict, the experience became a harrowing testament to the unpredictability of global events and travel. Meet Yasir Zaidan, whose pursuit of knowledge on port cities led him to Sudan.

    06/01/2024 | UW Global Affairs
  • Analysis: Trump’s prosecution is unprecedented in US — but other countries have prosecuted former leaders

    "While charging a former president with criminal offenses was a first in the United States with Trump, in other countries ex-leaders are routinely investigated, prosecuted and even jailed," co-write the UW's political science professors James Long and Victor Menaldo.
    05/31/2024 | The Conversation
  • Analysis: Why is ‘moral equivalence’ such a bad thing? A political philosopher explains

    "As a political philosopher, I am interested in how concepts like moral equivalence are used in political discussions. Those who use this concept generally do so as a way of asserting that someone is at best deceived – and, at worse, deliberately deceptive – about the moral wrongs done by one side in a conflict," writes Michael Blake, professor of philosophy and of public policy and governance at the UW.
    05/31/2024 | The Conversation
  • Washington Republicans, Democrats react to Trump's guilty verdict

    Donald Trump was found guilty, on Thursday, of falsifying business records in a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election through hush money payments to a porn actor who said the two had sex. The historic verdict makes him the first former president to be convicted. Randy Pepple, assistant teaching professor of political science at the UW, is quoted.
    05/31/2024 | MyNorthwest
  • Never Too Late to Graduate

    At age 83, Linda Allen is graduating from the UW College of Arts & Sciences with a degree in integrated social sciences. "It's never too late to follow a dream," she says.

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Learning Hard Truths Through Internships

    UW senior Sana Shetty, interested in human rights law, has a more nuanced understanding of potential careers thanks to internships.

    June 2024 Perspectives
  • ICE deportee alleged ongoing threats over false sex crime charge

    Immigration officials corrected his record, but the Tacoma center detainee warned of continued risks to himself and his family back in Micronesia. Angelina Godoy, professor of law, societies, and justice and of international studies, as well as director of the Center for Human Rights at the UW, is quoted.
    Crosscut
  • What a 32-hour workweek looks like in San Juan County

    In a survey conducted six months after San Juan County's 32-hour workweek’s October start date, 83% of employees said it had improved their work-life balance, and 78% their mental health. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
    The Seattle Times
  • A Voice for Undocumented Students

    Edgar Quiroz Sanchez, graduating with two bachelor's degrees, has been a powerful voice for the needs of undocumented students at the UW.

    May 2024 Perspectives
  • A ship at the center of the Gulf of Tonkin incident brings naval history to life in Bremerton

    The story of how the USS Turner Joy ended up in middle of one of the defining events of the 20th century, starts deep in the heart of the ship — the Combat Information Center. Christoph Giebel, associate professor of history and of international studies, is quoted.
    KNKX
  • Putting on My Slacks in DC

    Fueled by coffee and enthusiasm, Marina Blatt and other communication majors met with multiple alumni during a Career Exploration trip to Washington, DC. 

    05/09/2024 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Analysis: Everyday life and its variability influenced human evolution at least as much as rare activities like big-game hunting

    "In my research as an anthropologist, I’ve focused on the evolution of human walking and running because I love the flexibility people bring to these behaviors. Humans in all kinds of environments across space and time vary how far they go, when they go and what they go for – whether food, water or friends – based on a multitude of factors, including season, daylight, rituals and family," writes Cara Wall-Scheffler, affiliate assistant professor of anthropology at the UW.
    The Conversation
  • Analysis: As humans, we all want self-respect – and keeping that in mind might be the missing ingredient when you try to change someone’s mind

    "Why is persuasion so hard, even when you have facts on your side? As a philosopher, I’m especially interested in persuasion – not just how to convince someone, but how to do it ethically, without manipulation," writes Colin Marshall, associate professor of philosophy at the UW.
    The Conversation