• Honoring Sam Dubal's Vision

    A new graduate fellowship in memory of anthropology professor Sam Dubal reflects his commitment to building an anti-racist society. 

    November 2021 Perspectives
  • Dianne Harris named dean of UW College of Arts & Sciences

    University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.

    UW News
  • Archaeologists Propose 4,500-Year-Old Burial Mound Was World’s First Military Memorial

    Mesopotamians turned a community tomb on the Euphrates into a battle monument. Stephanie Selover, adjunct assistant professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.

  • Husky 100

    The 2021 Husky 100, a group of 100 students making the most of their time at the UW, have been announced.

    University of Washington
  • Meet the 2020-21 UW MAP award recipients

    Since 1994, alumni and friends in the Multicultural Alumni Partnership have worked together to promote diversity at the UW and address issues of equity and diversity on our campuses and in our community. This year’s promising scholars range from early undergraduates who are still zeroing in on a major to those pursuing graduate and professional degrees.

    UW Magazine
  • With COVID-19 cases surging, Nepal asks global community for urgent vaccine help

    "As social scientists and public health practitioners familiar with Nepal’s health care delivery and emergency response systems, we recognize that ultimately, the capacity to care for people suffering from COVID-19 in Nepal is severely limited, with roughly 1,500 intensive care beds and just over 800 ventilators in the country. The mountainous terrain throughout much of the country, along with a lack of infrastructure, political marginalization and poverty compound the impacts of infectious disease," write David Citrin, affiliate assistant professor of global health and of anthropology at the UW; Katharine Rankin of the University of Toronto; Galen Murton of James Madison University; and Sienna Craig of Dartmouth College.

    The Conversation
  • How the legacy of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands still affects Spokane’s Marshallese community

    This week is Nuclear Remembrance Week, a virtual forum to commemorate the 67th anniversary of “Bravo” being tested in the Marshall Islands. Members of Spokane's Marshallese community share their stories. Holly Barker, a teaching professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.

    The Spokesman-Review
  • A year with COVID-19: A chronology of how the UW adapted — and responded — to the pandemic

    Take a look back at the last year of the UW's research of and adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    UW News
  • Has the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered human behavior?

    It feels like the pandemic is changing everything, but as vaccine rollout progresses and we squint at what appears to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, the question to ask now is whether any real changes we’ve had to adopt during a year of pandemic life will stick around in the years to come. The UW’s Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Fabio Ghironi, professor of economics, are quoted.

    The Seattle Times
  • Faculty/staff honors: Polymer Physics Prize, anthropology dissertation award

    Ian Kretzler, a Ph.D. anthropology graduate, and Samson Jenekhe, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry, have been recently awarded honors.

    UW News
  • Ancient food scraps provide clues to past rainfall in Australia’s Northern Territory

    Ancient food scraps found at Australia’s earliest site of human occupation, in the Kakadu region of the Northern Territory, are helping researchers generate rainfall records dating back 65,000 years. A new study led by the University of Queensland and involving the University of Washington provides a glimpse into the region’s climate at the time when people first entered the Australian continent from the north.

    UW News
  • The Case for Cannibalism, or: How to Survive the Donner Party

    The article recounts the story of the Donner Party and asks the reader to imagine being part of the doomed trek. Donald Grayson, professor emeritus of anthropology at the UW, is quoted.

  • Origins of human music linked to our ancestors’ daredevil behaviour

    Our primate ancestors might have become “protomusical” to advertise their ability to perform death-defying leaps from tree to tree. David Schruth, a postdoctoral researcher in anthropology at the UW, is referenced.

    New Scientist
  • The Value of a Non-STEM Major, with Dean Stacey

    College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors.

  • Six unique majors that may not be on your radar

    Interested in the College of Arts & Sciences but don’t know what to study? Here are six majors that you may not have discovered yet.

    The Daily