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November 27, 2022

Driving innovation

The UW team earned the EcoCAR Collaboration Award at last spring's Mobility Challenge.


Solidarity forever

After three decades, the UW Bridges Center continues to grow, as does union membership nationwide.


Bruce Lee ascending

A new art installation on the central staircase of Odegaard Undergraduate Library celebrates actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee.


Hip-hop and hype

The UW Graduate School will host an “Evening with Chuck D” for its public lecture series.


A Husky who did it all

Rick Redman was a star on both sides of the ball for the UW football team, playing guard and linebacker, and he shined on special teams as a punter.


November 23, 2022

Our first astronaut

In 1969, NASA launched Apollo 12, which took Richard F. Gordon, '51, to the moon and back.


November 3, 2022

Uprooting exclusivity

The UW seeks to make the Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture more inclusive.


At home on campus

Studies show that students who feel a sense of belonging are more likely to thrive in college and experience better personal wellbeing.


A name for themselves

Vern Harner led the effort to change University policy for names on diplomas. Now, trans students' diplomas can reflect their chosen names.


September 28, 2022

Test your UW smarts

Most of us know the school colors, mascot and maybe a few building names...but how deep does your UW knowledge go? Take our quiz to find out.


September 20, 2022

A body in motion


Making history

History professor Margaret O'Mara explains how prior generations handled a pandemic and what we can learn from their mistakes.


September 16, 2022

Hall of famer

The former Husky defensive back turned football upside down with his unstoppable “Air Coryell” passing attack.


September 11, 2022

Huskies in our hearts

On a tragic anniversary in UW history, editor Jon Marmor pays tribute to the 17 Huskies who lost their lives on 9/11 and 9/12.


September 8, 2022

Farewell, Queen Elizabeth

Nearly 40 years ago, when Jon Marmor was a newspaper editor, he met the queen during an assignment in the Bahamas. No kidding.


September 4, 2022

UW’s Brotherhood Initiative builds a community of success for men of color

As the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative grows—and welcomes a counterpart Sisterhood Initiative—students like senior Noah Stanigar continue to soar.


September 2, 2022

Ever forward

Thanks to a catalyzing donation, the ASUW Shell House—a location with a rich history—is on the way to being renovated for another century of service for campus and the community.


August 31, 2022

Sailgating

UW's Husky Stadium boasts an extraordinary way to get to football games.


August 10, 2022

MAP Maker

A “true leader,” Thaddeus Spratlen brought dignity, dedication and a scholarly approach to the Multicultural Alumni Partnership.


June 15, 2022

Good, better, best!

They garden, they read, they cook and they dream of becoming dentists. Teachers: They're just like us! But these six are the cream of the crop.


May 29, 2022

Immersive art

The Henry Art Gallery’s commissioned work from Bolivian-American artist Donna Huanca is on display through April 2023.


Out of style

The HUB has been home to a hair stylist since 1952. Now, salon operator Jane Snell hangs up her shears and closes the Scissor’s Edge.


Chilling out

For most people, camping season starts in early summer. For a few hardy UW students, it started in March.


May 16, 2022

Why we love the ECC

As the ECC celebrates 50 years of creating a space for diversity and inclusion, alumni share fond memories of the space.


Care Package Community

The UW Champions Program was established in 2011 to serve former foster youth. Recent expansions help students who experienced unaccompanied homelessness as youth.


March 11, 2022

Remembering Desmond Tutu

Twenty years ago, the human rights leader delivered a message of hope to Seattle.


March 5, 2022

Fungi friendly

The Northwest is the perfect place for a mushroom enthusiast; one digs into the Burke Museum’s collection.


March 4, 2022

Show us the Shell House

Efforts to preserve and renovate the historic ASUW Shell House on the Montlake Cut continue full speed ahead.


Sweet success

Carlton Olson, ’61, overcame Type 1 diabetes to play 4 years of Husky baseball.


Galaxy gazing

The Manastash Ridge, a basalt plateau that runs between Ellensburg and Yakima, is home to the UW’s 50-year-old observatory.


Biodiversity in a box

Nature photographer David Liittschwager captures biodiversity in one cubic foot of space.


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.


March 1, 2022

One momentous week

In the span of seven days in November 1961, civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy spoke on campus.


December 4, 2021

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UW in the cards

‘Down the Ave,’ a card game developed by business students, is full of UW and Seattle references.


Dancer Abdiel Jacobsen poses wearing dark blue pants, a light blue tank top and a pink cardigan.

Stepping up

Dance students and faculty once again get a chance to strut their stuff.


A biology student wearing denim overalls and a cloth mask carries a large pot through a greenhouse.

Room to grow

The Biology plant collection settles into its new home, a state-of-the-art greenhouse.


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.


Imogen Cunningham takes a black-and-white self portrait in a storefront window.

Imogen exposed

Imogen Cunningham was an innovative and influential fine art photographer. A retrospective features nearly 200 of her works.


November 19, 2021

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Kelly ECC turns 50

Starting in fall 2021 and well into 2022, the Kelly ECC is celebrating 50 years of serving the student community.


Rising above hate

A Japanese American UW grad turned businessman, Harry Kawabe was a humanitarian who built economies in two U.S. cities and dedicated his life to building community.


Beacon in the HUB

While Black fraternities and sororities have thrived at the UW, their presence has gone generally unrecognized. Now their crests are on display in the HUB.


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Indigenous walking tour

A walking tour of the UW campus highlights sites that are relevant to the Native American experience.


September 11, 2021

Ballet in the Cold War

The Cold War played out on exotic battlegrounds. Perhaps none were stranger—and had more unexpected outcomes—than cultural-exchange ballet tours.


September 4, 2021

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.


The ‘Renton Redhead’

Kermit Jorgensen was part of a Husky team that notched back-to-back Rose Bowl victories.


August 31, 2021

A name that stuck

Cassandra Amesley, ’77, ’81, made ‘Red Square’ catch on and etched her name in Husky history.


March 9, 2021

Sign of the times

A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”


March 4, 2021

Stories of home

The UW Alumni Association recently invited a group of Native storytellers for a virtual event to discuss the meaning of sense of place.


January 11, 2021

Books and conversation

To date, more than 1,600 readers have joined the UW Alumni Book Club, representing alumni from every college and school across all three campuses.


December 16, 2020

Whale on display

The skeleton of a 39-foot-long Baird’s beaked whale is now on permanent display in the Burke Museum lobby.


December 11, 2020

Sign of the times

A campus road has been renamed sluʔwiɫ, a word in the Lushootseed language that loosely translates to “Little Canoe Channel.”


December 10, 2020

Voice of the band

Frazer Cook called his time with the Husky Marching Band “an honor, a privilege and a pleasure.” Husky fans everywhere felt the same way about him.


September 30, 2020

Campus ambassador

Our sketchbook profiles Alice Lee, manager of the UW Visitors Center.


September 16, 2020

From war to hoops

After taking a bullet in World War II, Charles Sheaffer returned to captain the Husky basketball team in his senior season.


September 11, 2020

Beauty by all accounts

To experience the true beauty of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, look no further than the photographs of Loyd Heath.


Grand stand

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


June 20, 2020

New reality for students

A graduating student reflects on the coronavirus outbreak that disrupted the last half of her senior year. 


June 14, 2020

Impact from afar

The UW faculty are impactful even when they find themselves having to venture into uncomfortable territory. They “flatten the curve” while still producing and disseminating knowledge.


June 10, 2020

Book Store stays essential

A quick trip through the University Book Store’s 120 years.


16 years of inclusion

After 16 years of inclusion, UW’s Q Center is just getting started.


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 14, 2020

Out of print

Pike Place Market's last newsstand goes out of print as UW alumnus closes shop.


April 2, 2020

Impact personified

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


March 24, 2020

Hummingbird man

What makes hummingbirds so fascinating? We asked UW expert Alejandro Rico-Guevara.


March 13, 2020

A legacy of caring

For a life dedicated to students of color, the UW honors Emile Pitre with the 2020 Charles E. Odegaard Award.


December 9, 2019

Roman revival

The UW has had a home in Rome since 1970. Now the UW’s Rome Center is undergoing a much-needed renovation.


December 5, 2019

Coming soon: The new U District

Change is coming to the UW's front door. Here's what it means for all of us.


November 24, 2019

Roman revival

A special place in the hearts of many, the UW’s Rome Center is undergoing a needed restoration.


November 17, 2019

A story of triumph

A night with Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank.


September 28, 2019

Bedtime reading

Charles Johnson rounded up 11 of his “Bedtime Stories” from more than a decade—and added a new one—for a collection titled “Night Hawks: Stories.”


September 19, 2019

Call her ‘Grammar Girl’

Is it who or whom? Affect or effect? Mignon Fogarty, '90, became internet famous for answering such questions.


June 4, 2019

At bat for Mom

Former Husky outfielder Braden Bishop's charity event raised $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research.


Global approach

The Husky women’s golf team isn’t just great, it’s quite international: Six of the eight players are from outside the United States.


Give Me 5

Melanie Jackson, a 1993 All-American soccer player at the UW, is now a senior editor and writer with ESPNW.


Fossil flosser

Some might find the work of dusting and dabbing sand away from a fossil tedious, but Jean Primozich still marvels at it.


June 3, 2019

‘Cathedral’ on the Cut

Nearly torn down in 1975, the ASUW Shell House is still a beloved building on the UW campus.


June 2, 2019

Where it all began

The 101-year-old ASUW Shell House was home to the famed “Boys in the Boat.”


April 3, 2019

Cherry hysteria

A weekend at the UW Quad during peak bloom.


March 1, 2019

IMA at 50

Since the late 1960s, students who wanted to clear their heads and have some fun have headed down to the IMA Building.


Have glove, will travel

The Husky baseball team is no stranger to globetrotting.


Unsung healer

Alice Augusta Ball was the first woman and first African American to earn a master’s degree in chemistry, and at age 23, developed an early treatment for leprosy.


December 13, 2018

Hoaxes, humbug and lies

An interview about race and identity with poet and scholar Kevin Young.


December 7, 2018

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Thanks, Professor Banks

‘The Father of Multicultural Education’ is retiring after 50 years.


November 30, 2018

Gratefully remastered

A 1974 concert at Hec Ed Pavilion, long a favorite of Dead Heads, is one of six historic concerts being released in a beautiful new boxed set,


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A life in computing

We explore the legacy of Microsoft’s late co-founder by photographing items from one of his museums.


August 3, 2018

A slice of UW history

Saying goodbye to the original Pagliacci Pizza on the Ave.


June 6, 2018

Hot plates!

Help us catch the Cougs by adding purple pride to your license plate—and raise money for students along the way.


April 5, 2018

The return of Café Racer

The U District hangout will reopen under a new owner.


March 8, 2018

A day with DeRay

Few activists have a higher profile than DeRay Mckesson, who spent the final day of Black History Month with UW students, staff and faculty.


March 3, 2018

‘Patina of history’

Some UW students travel to Europe to sample castles and cafés, but for many the trip has been much shorter—just through the doors of the Burke Museum.


OMA&D at 50: The people behind the movement

Student activism in 1968 led the UW to create one of the nation’s first offices of minority affairs. Here’s their story. And their outlook for the future.


February 14, 2018

A story in every bottle

Jackson Rohrbaugh, ’09, is the newly minted master sommelier at Canlis, one of Seattle's premier fine-dining spots.


January 5, 2018

He's got rhythm

Discovering the molecular mechanisms that guide our circadian rhythm makes Jeffrey C. Hall the fifth alum to receive a Nobel Prize.


December 30, 2017

Band royalty

For Fiesta Bowl week, we tour campus with seven veterans of the Husky Marching Band.


November 18, 2017

Great Scott

Famed astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave.


September 19, 2017

A wooly discovery

Long considered to be a myth, a Native blanket made of dog hair has surfaced at the Burke Museum.


August 18, 2017

Bill Hardwick (1944–2017)

The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.


July 6, 2017

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'Daduation'

Ned Porges, 76, finished his Ph.D. after four decades.


June 27, 2017

Welcome back, Paul Allen

Before he funded UW's computer science labs, Paul Allen got kicked out of them.