February 26, 2023
When Raymond Haug got out of prison, he was determined to end the cycle of crime and addiction. With the help of scholarships, he has transformed his life.
February 25, 2023
One athlete journeys from injury to recovery with the help of sports medicine experts at the UW.
When Spain decided to allow Sephardic Jews to reclaim their citizenship, Doreen Alhadeff, ’72, jumped at the chance. She recently earned a knighthood for helping others do the same.
Student-athletes can now benefit from revenue generated by use of their name, image and likeness. The UW does it differently than the rest.
In a time of eroding public trust in institutions, the UW works to show how it benefits individual lives, communities and society.
November 27, 2022
The UW struggles to enroll Black medical students—a trend that is playing out across the nation.
On the 20th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, we remember astronaut Michael Anderson, ’81.
November 26, 2022
Two UW alumni lead separate projects to address some of the biggest social issues of our time.
In data and in the field, professor Briana Abrahms seeks ways for humans and wildlife to coexist as the climate changes.
October 2, 2022
Seattle’s waterfront is getting a major makeover — with a little help from the UW.
September 2, 2022
Collaborating with Will Smith and Dave Chappelle is all in a day’s work for one of TV’s leading women directors.
August 31, 2022
There's a new head coach in town: Kalen DeBoer shares his insights on the upcoming season with editor Jon Marmor.
May 30, 2022
Through public health crisis, nursing leader Pam Cipriano, ’81, has delivered doses of hope and advocacy. The 2022 Alumna Summa Laude Dignata award recognizes her service.
May 29, 2022
The story of the shocking theft, destruction and replacement of George Tsutakawa’s sculptural gates at the Washington Park Arboretum.
We were bipedal before we were human. But science still has much to explore about how we evolved—body and brain—to be walkers.
May 4, 2022
College of Built Environments students help historically Black churches survive gentrification.
March 5, 2022
Software developer Tom Love’s innovative programming language became the backbone of every Mac, iPhone and iPad.
While working on her doctorate, Monica De La Torre, ’16, studied the Yakima Valley's Radio Cadena. She shares their stories in “Feminista Frequencies."
March 4, 2022
Versatility has been Jean Smart’s strength since her UW days. Now, the Emmy-winning actor’s star is shining brighter than ever.
March 3, 2022
Once a student activist’s dream, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrates five decades as a space for diversity and inclusion.
December 4, 2021
Raise a toast to the historic, quirky joint that has come back from a COVID-19 closure.
Longtime prisoners who received life and long sentences as minors benefit from a UW program that sends students and lawyers to help.
The Washington Research Foundation was founded 40 years ago to capture the value of inventions coming out of the UW.
Twisted facts, fake news and social media spoofs can turn society upside down. One UW team is working to help us through the infodemic.
Twelve former student-athletes from five sports receive the highest honor in UW Athletics.
Alfredo Arreguin has painted the official portraits for three justices on the Washington State Supreme Court. At 86, the master of Mexican-American art remains a source of colorful ideas and vivid canvases.
November 19, 2021
One of Seattle’s few Black nurses in the 1940s, Rachel Suggs Pitts helped create a network of support for her colleagues and nursing students.
The most diverse generation in American history, they are engaged, informed, and not content with the status quo.
September 8, 2021
Through the interplay of light with her creations, artist Barbara Earl Thomas creates ‘ordinary magic.’ Her extraordinary work explores childhood, race and religion.
September 4, 2021
Washington has a shortage of mental-health workers and high demand for treatment. The UW is at the center of efforts to turn the tide.
In-person classes and a new U District await students returning to campus this fall.
‘Boys in the Boat’ author Daniel James Brown’s new book depicts the heroism of World War II-era Japanese Americans.
Two decades after Tom Stockley and his wife, Peggy, perished in a plane crash, their daughters curate a new book of his eating pleasures.
Nin Truong brings creativity and sustainability to the world of public art, skateboarding and apparel.
August 31, 2021
After his NFL career, Mark Pattison kept pursuing athletic feats. He recently climbed Mount Everest to complete the Seven Summits challenge, raising more than $56,000 for charity.
Two alumni who escaped the horror of Ground Zero bravely share their stories of trauma and hope.
July 22, 2021
Through feature films, groundbreaking documentaries and shorts, a UW librarian creates a canon of meaningful representation in American cinema.
June 21, 2021
One year into remote learning, these seven distinguished scholars kept class as fresh and relevant as ever. Find a seat and meet your 2021 Distinguished Teachers of the Year.
June 10, 2021
Long lines for vaccines are nothing new to Darrell Salk, whose father created the polio vaccine.
June 4, 2021
From radical youth to senior statesman, Larry Gossett is an activist for us all. The 2021 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus award recognizes his lifetime of service.
June 1, 2021
Taking risks was second nature for Albert Scott Crossfield. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.
May 10, 2021
Nationwide, we’re falling short on distributing vaccines to the communities that need it most.
In the recent years, the UW has seen the highest racial and gender diversity among students in its history, “and yet we have fallen short on our faculty diversity efforts."
March 13, 2021
Here's what it's like to be a student in the University of Washington's class about Indigenous art.
March 11, 2021
Native art is prominent in the life of Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington Information School.
March 4, 2021
UW Libraries has undertaken a massive effort to expand access to digital resources and develop programs that teach students and faculty skills for research in a digital age.
March 3, 2021
With the city changing rapidly, Ron Chew set out to write about one of its beloved communities. It’s a story only he could tell.
UW scientists work toward a revolution in computing power, and consider the side effects it would cause.
March 2, 2021
Thanks in large part to David Bonderman, ’63, the Seattle Kraken is scheduled to make its debut as an NHL expansion team this coming fall.
December 9, 2020
The first Filipino American to graduate from UW medical school, Fernando Vega helped open the path to alternative medicine in the U.S.
December 7, 2020
Ten stories that show how the UW can help people take advantage of second chances.
November 29, 2020
Retiring from the UW doesn’t end the story for faculty and staff. They are driven to serve their communities on a local or global scale.
As a leader in public service and champion of the UW, Bill Gates Sr. leaves a legacy far beyond his legal contributions.
October 27, 2020
Sociology professor Alexes Harris guest edits a collection of essays from Black voices in the University of Washington community.
“We are at a moment for change and we need to apply and support constant pressure and expect certain outcomes,” writes sociology professor Alexes Harris, guest editor of Viewpoint Magazine.“
“Something I hear all the time is that those who are closest to the pain and to the solution are furthest from the power to make the change,” says De’Sean Quinn, a Tukwila City Councilmember.
“It’s important to take stock of what we’ve accomplished so we can remember that our collective activism, past and present, isn’t in vain,” says LaShawnDa Pittman, an assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies.
“We’re moving in the right direction,” says LeAnne Wiles, director of First-Year Programs in Undergraduate Academic Affairs. “Things we’re doing right now might have seemed radical when I first came to the UW in 2009.”
“We need an urgent shift in the climate and system stemmed in anti-racism, anti-colonialism, and any other form of discrimination,” says Claire Gwayi-Chore, a Ph.D. student in Global Health.
September 11, 2020
The first football game at the iconic stadium came on Nov. 27, 1920.
The UW is putting its combined brainpower into population health, improving lives around the world.
August 23, 2020
A Latvian refugee from World War II, the colorful Astra Zarina had a vision to bring UW architecture students to Rome. Today, her students are making sure she is not forgotten.
July 7, 2020
Professor David Baker’s audacious approach to creating new proteins may offer new options for stopping disease—including COVID-19.
June 11, 2020
The unlikely story of two carved canoes, divided by decades, linked in tribal tradition.
Sheltering in place against the novel coronavirus prevented us from photographing our Teachers of the Year as we always do—in person. So we captured them the way students saw them during spring quarter.
June 10, 2020
A portrait photographer in Mexico City photographed eight UW teachers for our June 2020 issue.
June 4, 2020
William Foege, ’61, was instrumental in wiping smallpox off the face of the Earth. The lessons he learned in that fight offer wisdom as we face COVID-19.
May 15, 2020
With compassion, innovation and empathy, public health leader Patty Hayes strives to make life better for all of us.
May 12, 2020
Students from underrepresented communities find funding, social networks and academic support through the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program.
April 2, 2020
Alum and former UW regent Jim Ellis was driven to serve the public good.
March 19, 2020
UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of students, proving that an idea, some energy and valuable mentoring can bring business success.
March 10, 2020
Scientists knew Mount St. Helens would come back to life after the 1980 eruption, but as a new book shows, its resilience still blew them away.
March 5, 2020
The Smithsonian honors Patti Warashina, ’62, ’64, whose humor and innovative perspectives on the human condition put a new face on ceramics.
December 4, 2019
Ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.
November 29, 2019
The Foster School's Consulting and Business Development Center boosts entrepreneurs from underserved communities.
November 24, 2019
Decades ago, he built a foundation for Asian American literature; now, a UW professor is still protecting an alumnus’s classic novel.
September 2, 2019
How the self-proclaimed lover of life followed his passions to become an accomplished photographer, artist and man about town.
In 1972 and 1976, Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson was a candidate for the highest office in the land. I was along for the ride.
Northwest ingredients meet Filipino-influenced cuisine at Archipelago, a Seattle restaurant that has earned rave reviews.
August 25, 2019
In an exciting new building designed by renowned architect Tom Kundig, the Burke Museum's work all comes out into the open.
June 2, 2019
From timber territory to tech hub, the Northwest passion for fashion has flourished.
The 101-year-old ASUW Shell House was home to the famed “Boys in the Boat.”
March 11, 2019
While the UW may look robust, long-standing cuts in state funding are eroding the school’s ability to maintain buildings, raise salaries and retain faculty.
March 1, 2019
House Speaker Frank Chopp has spent his life helping underserved members of the Evergreen State.
Tearjerkers and epic female-driven novels have earned Kristin Hannah, '83, an international following.
A longtime leader of a family company, he went out of his way to connect with customers, employees and community members.
PilotED, an elementary school in Indianapolis, believes identity and civic engagement could transform the educational landscape, especially for students of color.
January 7, 2019
Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni keeps nature in touch.
November 30, 2018
Science fiction has come alive in our modern world—from robots in our homes to the search for life across the universe.
To the late Paul G. Allen, the University of Washington felt like home.
An adventurous alum stricken with heart disease as a young man is thriving after undergoing two heart transplants.
October 19, 2018
Resilience, persistence and belonging help students survive the complexities of college.
Taylor Hoang speaks up for small and immigrant-owned businesses.
An on-campus pantry works to reduce hunger and end the stigma of food insecurity.
Alumnus Lorne Murray, '96, credits his UW mentors for his success.
September 11, 2018
From El Salvador to Spokane, the UW Center for Human Rights seeks justice.
August 30, 2018
Nonconformist and social media star Kevin Ninh shares his story of self-discovery.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a team of UW engineers and scientists went to Puerto Rico to learn and to help.
Nature is an interconnected web of life. A new Life Sciences building takes that to heart.
August 29, 2018
If these puppets could talk, they would describe Aurora Valentinetti as the UW's beloved puppeteer.