UW and the Community

  • 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
  • UW's Burke Museum working with Native tribes to repatriate Indigenous artifacts

    Museums across Washington state may no longer display some Native artifacts without permission under a new federal rule. The UW's Justice McNeeley, repatriation coordinator and assistant registrar at the Burke Museum; and Sara Gonzalez, associate professor of anthropology and curator of archaeology at the Burke Museum, are quoted.
    02/09/2024 | KUOW
  • Lunar New Year stamp unveiled in CID

    The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the Lunar New Year "Year of the Dragon" Forever stamp in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in Seattle on Thursday. The Postal Service printed 22 million stamps that are now on sale at post offices and usps.com. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    01/26/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • What happened to Seattle's relationship with Boeing?

    Boeing is still a force locally, both in influence and sheer numbers. The company still receives very generous tax benefits from Washington, notes Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW. Yet its presence in the region isn’t top of mind for many anymore.
    01/19/2024 | Seattle Met
  • Professor John Findlay presents lecture on history of immigration and citizenship in Seattle

    In the first of the history department’s annual History Lecture Series, Professor Emeritus John Findlay presented “City and Citizens: Seattleites and Their Rights, 1850-2000,” reflecting on different groups that have immigrated to Seattle.

    01/17/2024 | The Daily UW
  • On being a Husky fan: ‘Pacing, yelling, kneeling’ — sometimes praying

    On Monday, when Washington plays Michigan for the national title, it will have been 128 days since the Husky football ride began. The UW's Sonny Sixkiller, senior associate general manager at UW Athletics, and Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology, are quoted.
    01/08/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Why DK Metcalf's use of ASL means more than just talking smack

    Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf has been learning American Sign Language and has taken some of this newfound knowledge to the field, signing his celebrations after scoring. What began as a hobby has become a means of self-expression, and as Metcalf has gained attention for signing during games, he has realized it has a great significance to those who use ASL to communicate and the deaf community. The UW's Dan Mathis, assistant teaching professor of linguistics, and Kristi Winter, associate teaching professor of linguistics, are quoted.
    01/04/2024 | ESPN
  • Opinion: The growth of Southeast Asian and Korean programs at the UW

    "Asian communities in Washington are changing, and our state’s century-old Asian languages department must change as well. Comparison of the U.S. 2020 Census results with the previous 2010 Census demonstrates that Asian demographics in our state and region are undergoing dramatic changes," writes Zev Handel, professor and department chair of Asian languages and literature at the UW.
    01/04/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • Colleen McElroy, poet and UW’s first full-time Black female faculty member, dies

    Colleen J. McElroy, a nationally known poet and the first Black woman to serve as a full-time faculty member at the UW, died of natural causes Dec. 12. She was 88. Frances McCue, a teaching professor of English at the UW, is quoted.
    01/02/2024 | The Seattle Times
  • Navigating the dual pandemics through 'radical listening'

    The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd in 2020 changed us. While we may be ready to move on, bearing witness for one another can teach us about ourselves, our resilience and our communities. Timeka Tounsel, assistant professor of Black studies in communication at the UW, is quoted.
    12/05/2023 | The Seattle Medium
  • A Concert Course Reimagined

    Professor Mark Rodgers has reimagined "The Concert Season," a course to familiarize students with jazz and classical music performances. Students can now personalize the course to fit their interests. 

    December 2023 Perspectives
  • 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”,...
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  • I am First-Generation: Annegret Oehme

    "Seek mentors and advisors whom you can trust and who also understand your situation. Ask questions if you are unsure about procedures, classes, or course of studies! Use the resources you have available. Don’t ever feel embarrassed for asking for advice or help! UW holds many resources and nobody wants to see you fail!" - Annegret Oehme, Associate Professor, Department of German Studies

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  • I am First-Generation: Juan Rodriguez

    "There are going to be many days where it doesn't seem to make sense, and that is an incredibly vulnerable space to maneuver, but just know that you belong here at this incredible university along with every great opportunity you come across in your journey.  It's okay to not have the answers or feel entirely comfortable in new spaces you'll find yourself in. Use curiosity to your advantage and ask questions, read for fun beyond the classroom, listen to new music that makes you want to bop around, or take a walk, and look for chances to join student organizations. Curiosity is a great tool in the classroom, and it will also serve you well beyond the University of Washington. Give it your all because you'll get back what you put in." - Juan Rodriguez, Marketing Production Specialist, College of Arts & Sciences

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  • ArtSci Roundup: UW Pandemic Project Radical Listening Session, National First-Generation College Celebration, and more

    This week, attend the UW Pandemic Project’s Radical Listening Session to honor each individual’s lived pandemics experiences, head to Meany Hall for Garrick Ohlsson’s piano performance, celebrate Diwali with the Burke Museum, and more. November 7, 4:30 – 6:00pm | Sharon Stein, “The University and Its Responsibility for Repair: Confronting Colonial Foundations and Enabling Different...
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