Features

February 24, 2024

Clean-energy urgency

The UW’s Clean Energy Institute is speeding the development of next-generation technology and supporting the experts who will create it.


Civic and civil

Husky Civic Saturdays bring people together to explore moral questions that concern all of us.


Elevated awareness

In his recently released memoir, alpinist and climate advocate Graham Zimmerman reflects on what he’s learned from two decades of climbing some of the world’s highest peaks.


February 23, 2024

Mix masters

At the Concrete Materials Lab, UW students are testing ways to bring concrete into a sustainable future.


Art in action

UW Senior Artist-in-Residence Anida Yoeu Ali opens a solo show at Seattle Asian Art Museum.


November 26, 2023

Delivering hope

A UW program works to improve maternal health outcomes for Black women and other underserved community members.


November 25, 2023

Probing a mystery

A UW center takes an innovative approach to solving one of medicine’s vexing problems: when organ transplants mysteriously lead to cancer.


‘Boys’ on the big screen

Turning "The Boys in the Boat" into a Hollywood movie took a lot of research to re-create the UW of the 1930s.


At peace with the past

Decades after serving in the Vietnam War, Dr. Mike Fey made peace with his past by developing a dental curriculum in Hanoi.


September 2, 2023

Shaping the future

Five industrial designers, five decades of influence and one message for tomorrow’s designers.


Making waves

Like the ‘Boys in the Boat,’ UW women’s rowing has its own inspiring story.


He can dig it

David R. Montgomery has a MacArthur “genius grant,” a handful of popular science books, and six albums with the local band Big Dirt under his belt.


August 30, 2023

Tribe and timber

By listening to land stewards within the Yakama Nation, Tom Hinckley learned to see the forest for the trees.


June 4, 2023

Pulling together

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, the UW crew made history and set a legacy in motion.


May 29, 2023

Teachers of the year

From inspiration to impact, this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients mentor and nurture students from all disciplines.


Coastal meets celestial

While some universities boast of their land grants, the UW is where you’ll find cutting-edge research and education on sea and space.


Lifesaving ideas

Dr. Leonard Cobb, a UW professor in the 1960s, devoted his career to lifesaving initiatives like Seattle’s Medic One paramedic program.


Powerful prose

Her Northwest connections played a big part in Marilynne Robinson’s path to becoming one of the most important authors of our time.


April 27, 2023

Not quite by the book

Preston Wadley explores new truths in old objects through "Abstract Truth" at the Bellevue Arts Museum.


February 26, 2023

Liftoff

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

Comeback trail

One athlete journeys from injury to recovery with the help of sports medicine experts at the UW.


An unlikely knight

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.


How the UW does NIL

Student-athletes can now benefit from revenue generated by use of their name, image and likeness. The UW does it differently than the rest.


The way ahead for higher ed

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

A medical emergency

The UW struggles to enroll Black medical students—a trend that is playing out across the nation.


Star power

On the 20th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy, we remember astronaut Michael Anderson, ’81.


November 26, 2022

The hows of housing

Two UW alumni lead separate projects to address some of the biggest social issues of our time.


On the scene of change

In data and in the field, professor Briana Abrahms seeks ways for humans and wildlife to coexist as the climate changes.


October 2, 2022

Turning the tide

Seattle’s waterfront is getting a major makeover — with a little help from the UW.


September 2, 2022

Hollywood Husky

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

Touch Down

There's a new head coach in town: Kalen DeBoer shares his insights on the upcoming season with editor Jon Marmor.


May 30, 2022

The heart of health care

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

Stolen beauty

The story of the shocking theft, destruction and replacement of George Tsutakawa’s sculptural gates at the Washington Park Arboretum.


Why we walk

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

Beloved communities

College of Built Environments students help historically Black churches survive gentrification.


March 5, 2022

For the Love of iPhone

Software developer Tom Love’s innovative programming language became the backbone of every Mac, iPhone and iPad.


The voice of Yakima Valley

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

A real character

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

The Kelly ECC at 50

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

Jen Gonyer and Al Donahue smiling behind the College Inn bar

The Inn crowd is back

Raise a toast to the historic, quirky joint that has come back from a COVID-19 closure.


Jamar Beaver stands at a construction site, wearing a construction shirt and hat with safety goggles.

Legal relief

Longtime prisoners who received life and long sentences as minors benefit from a UW program that sends students and lawyers to help.


Ben Hall stands at a whiteboard holding a blue marker and wearing a light blue shirt.

License to innovate

The Washington Research Foundation was founded 40 years ago to capture the value of inventions coming out of the UW.


Illustration depicting a giant evil smartphone terrorizing Seattle.

Fighting the infodemic

Twisted facts, fake news and social media spoofs can turn society upside down. One UW team is working to help us through the infodemic.


Headshots of Gregg Alex, Ralph Bayard, Harvy Blanks and Lamar Mills

Hall of Famers

Twelve former student-athletes from five sports receive the highest honor in UW Athletics.


Portraits of justice

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

Sepia toned film headshot of Rachel Suggs Pitts in a nursing uniform

Nursing leader’s legacy

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.


A student sits at home at a corner desk using a laptop

The rise of Gen Z

The most diverse generation in American history, they are engaged, informed, and not content with the status quo.


September 8, 2021

Visual music

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

Crisis state

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.


Welcome back

In-person classes and a new U District await students returning to campus this fall.


The Nisei story

‘Boys in the Boat’ author Daniel James Brown’s new book depicts the heroism of World War II-era Japanese Americans.


Meals & memories

Two decades after Tom Stockley and his wife, Peggy, perished in a plane crash, their daughters curate a new book of his eating pleasures.


A life in design

Nin Truong brings creativity and sustainability to the world of public art, skateboarding and apparel.


August 31, 2021

Higher purpose

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.


9.11.01: I was there

Two alumni who escaped the horror of Ground Zero bravely share their stories of trauma and hope.


July 22, 2021

A fresh lens on QTPOC life

Through feature films, groundbreaking documentaries and shorts, a UW librarian creates a canon of meaningful representation in American cinema.


June 21, 2021

Professors nonpareil

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

Pandemic parallels

Long lines for vaccines are nothing new to Darrell Salk, whose father created the polio vaccine.


June 4, 2021

Can’t hold him back

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

The death dodger

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

Vaccine equity

Nationwide, we’re falling short on distributing vaccines to the communities that need it most.


Diversity takes work

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

Surveying the Native art of the Pacific Northwest

Here's what it's like to be a student in the University of Washington's class about Indigenous art.


March 11, 2021

Native knowledge

Native art is prominent in the life of Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington Information School.


March 4, 2021

Digital dynamo

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

Soul of Seattle

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.


Quantum leap

UW scientists work toward a revolution in computing power, and consider the side effects it would cause.


March 2, 2021

The Kraken are coming!

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

Holistic view

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

After prison

Ten stories that show how the UW can help people take advantage of second chances.


November 29, 2020

For many UW retirees, service never stops

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.


Bill Gates Sr.’s legacy

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

Black Voices: Viewpoint Magazine Fall 2020

Sociology professor Alexes Harris guest edits a collection of essays from Black voices in the University of Washington community.


Lifting our voices

“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.“


How can the UW engage?

“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.


What the UW has gotten right

“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.


Are you part of the solution?

“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.”


Justice should be our North Star

“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

Grand stand

The first football game at the iconic stadium came on Nov. 27, 1920.


For our health

The UW is putting its combined brainpower into population health, improving lives around the world.


August 23, 2020

Under Astra’s spell

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

Protein power

Professor David Baker’s audacious approach to creating new proteins may offer new options for stopping disease—including COVID-19.


June 11, 2020

Unearthed and retooled

The unlikely story of two carved canoes, divided by decades, linked in tribal tradition.


Screen gems

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

Meet the photographer: Jackie Russo

A portrait photographer in Mexico City photographed eight UW teachers for our June 2020 issue.


June 4, 2020

Smallpox slayer's wisdom

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

Front and center

With compassion, innovation and empathy, public health leader Patty Hayes strives to make life better for all of us.


May 12, 2020

Grad students' lifeline

Students from underrepresented communities find funding, social networks and academic support through the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program.


April 2, 2020

Impact personified

Alum and former UW regent Jim Ellis was driven to serve the public good.


March 19, 2020

How UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of student businesses

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

After the ashes

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

Wonder of Warashina

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

Seeing himself in the science

Ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.


November 29, 2019

Serving up success

The Foster School's Consulting and Business Development Center boosts entrepreneurs from underserved communities.


November 24, 2019

Legacy of ‘No-No Boy’

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

Jordan Nicholson takes off

How the self-proclaimed lover of life followed his passions to become an accomplished photographer, artist and man about town.


When Dad ran for president

In 1972 and 1976, Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson was a candidate for the highest office in the land. I was along for the ride.


Arms to table

Northwest ingredients meet Filipino-influenced cuisine at Archipelago, a Seattle restaurant that has earned rave reviews.


August 25, 2019

The Burke, unwrapped

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

Northwest dressed

From timber territory to tech hub, the Northwest passion for fashion has flourished.