• Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this September 15 through October 15 by exploring work by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni.

  • 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
  • Advocating for Access

    As a child of Deaf adults, Christine Lew feels blessed to part of — and advocate for — the Deaf community and others.

    June 2021 Perspectives
  • Digging into the Roots of Rap

    A new course explores rap music and its musical influences, with guest musicians and creative assignments.

    May 2021 Perspectives
  • Tatiana Toro: una científica que explica las matemáticas con imágenes (English translation: Tatiana Toro: a scientist who explains mathematics with images)

    En el 2019, Toro ganó el premio Marsha L. Landolt, de la Universidad de Washington, donde trabaja desde 1994. El reconocimiento, que obtuvo por su capacidad pedagógica e interés en enseñar un área a la que muchos le temen, también la ubicó como una de las científicas colombianas más reconocidas y brillantes. (English translation: In 2019, Toro won the Marsha L. Landolt Award from the University of Washington, where she has worked since 1994. The recognition, which she obtained for her pedagogical ability and interest in teaching an area that many fear, also ranked her as one of the most recognized and brilliant Colombian scientists).

    El Espectador
  • Inclusive Biology Lessons with a Global Reach

    UW senior Ishira Parikh helped create an award-winning curriculum using what she'd learned through UW courses and volunteer activities. 

    April 2021 Perspectives
  • An Artist Residency — from Afar

    Artists usually create work on campus during their Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency. COVID changed that, but the spirit of the residency remains.

    January 2021 Perspectives
  • The UW through an Indigenous Lens

    UW senior Owen Oliver grew up on the UW campus. Now he wants others in his community to feel at home at the University.

    January 2021 Perspectives
  • Seattle theater leaders work toward anti-racism

    Dozens of Seattle theater leaders have been meeting for months, aiming to overhaul everything — boards, audiences, casting and more — to create an anti-racist future. It's groundbreaking work that might set a standard that can be exported to other arts disciplines and sectors. Director Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington’s School of Drama, is quoted.

    The Seattle Times
  • Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Patricia Dawson

    Sutapa Basu, Director of the Alene Moris Women's Center, reflects on the life and legacy of board member, donor, and Making Connections program founder, Dr. Patricia Dawson.

  • A Place for History

    As chief historian for the National Park Service, Turkiya Lowe (PhD, History, 2010) helps bring history to life.

    December 2020 Perspectives
  • Two Views of the Korean American Experience

    Two UW authors share very different stories about the Korean American experience.

    December 2020 Perspectives
  • The Magical Language of Others

    UW PhD student E. J. Koh discusses her book The Magical Language of Others

    December 2020 Perspectives
  • The Last Story of Mina Lee

    Nancy Jooyoun Kim (MFA, Creative Writing, 2006) talks about her novel, The Last Story of Mina Lee

    December 2020 Perspectives
  • How to Narrow Achievement Gaps for Underrepresented Students

    “General chemistry has a terrible reputation on most college campuses. It’s seen as a killer—a place where dreams of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) go to die. Now the data have spoken, and their message is clear: The bad rep is justified. And the numbers are especially bleak for students who are underrepresented in STEM,” writes Scott Freeman, teaching professor emeritus in biology at the UW.

    Scientific American