Profiles

  • Colleen McElroy Honored Through Room Dedication

    The CAS Dean’s Office conference room will now be named in honor of McElroy, the UW’s first full-time African American female faculty member.

    05/05/2022
  • In Ukraine, Language is Political

    Ukraine's national language is Ukrainian, but many citizens grew up speaking Russian. Does that matter? Professor Laada Bilaniuk studies language and Ukrainian identity.

    May 2022 Perspectives
  • Unmasking the Activism of Community Theater

    UW Drama professor Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA, 1996), who will present the University Faculty Lecture on May 3, has been stirring up "good trouble" and courageously unmasking uncomfortable truths for decades. 

    April 2022 Perspectives
  • Women Are Creating a New Culture for Astronomy

    A new generation of scientists is challenging the biased, hierarchical status quo in astronomy. The UW's Jessica Werk, Sarah Tuttle, and Emily Levesque, discuss.

    Scientific American
  • A Window into Art

    When exhibition spaces closed due to COVID, artist and alum Anna Mlasowsky found another way to share artists' work.

    March 2022 Perspectives
  • The Poetics of Barbara Earl Thomas

    In her work, artist and alum Barbara Earl Thomas "offers a lovingly tender elevation of Black people and their stories."

    02/09/2022
  • A Perfect Pairing: Wine & Statistics

    Danni Lin (2011, 2013) finds her statistics and computational finance & risk management degrees helpful as a wine entrepreneur in the US and China. 

    January 2022 Perspectives
  • Ancient Languages, New Technology

    His knowledge of ancient languages led Andrew Glass (2006) to a specialized technology job at Microsoft. 

    January 2022 Perspectives
  • A Designer Reflects on "Making It"

    Industrial design alum Adam Kingman demonstrated skill and creativity on the TV show Making It.

    January 2022 Perspectives
  • The Intersection of Science & Equity

    Biology PhD student Ashely Paynter has created a podcast/organization that reflects her interests in science and activism. 

    October 2021 Perspectives
  • A Russian Reconnection

    Marina Dunaravich reconnected with Russian language and culture years after leaving Russia as a child. A new scholarship celebrates her Russian heritage and family.

    August 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
  • Life Experience, Academic Excellence

    Audi Brown is a scholar, mentor, event planner, and doula — and now the Dean's Medalist in the Social Sciences.

    07/07/2021
  • Immersed in Research, from Solar Cells to T-Cells

    Irika Sinha received numerous awards for her stellar work as a UW undergraduate, including the Dean's Medal in the Natural Sciences.

    07/07/2021
  • A Second Act in Theater

    Jarrett Johnson, Dean's Medalist in the Arts, discovered a love of acting after serving in the US Air Force, 

    07/07/2021