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December 4, 2021

UW in the cards

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


Stepping up

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


Room to grow

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


The Inn crowd is back

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


Imogen exposed

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


November 19, 2021

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.


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.


June 19, 2017

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Campus groomer

"I would have laughed hysterically if you told me 20 years ago I’d be doing this."


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Commencement speaker: Johnnetta Betsch Cole

She's a national leader in education, anthropology and activism.


June 14, 2017

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Brewing a new hangout

A Venti-sized coffee shop opens in Suzzallo this fall.


May 8, 2017

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Brothers, mentors, friends

Inside the new program advocating for black and brown students on campus.


May 6, 2017

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Talking Trump

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, '89, returned to campus.


March 30, 2017

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Busting BS

Inside the class that's training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods.


March 24, 2017

A legacy of access

Celebrating 50 years of the 1967 Community College Act.


March 4, 2017

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A log lost sport

Thanks to a group of adventurous students and staff, log rolling has returned to UW.


February 28, 2017

iNTERREUPTING PRIVILEGE

Interrupting privilege

Students and alumni come together for 10-week workshop about race relations.


February 24, 2017

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Luminary Lewis

Rep. John Lewis, a giant of the Civil Rights movement, comes to campus.


December 29, 2016

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Healthy people, healthy planet

With a $210 million gift, the UW moves forward to become a global hub for human health.


What'd I miss?

UW News compiles a list of the most memorable moments of 2016.


December 19, 2016

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Backpacks to the masses

The rise of the modern book bag can be traced to the UW campus.


December 16, 2016

The Not-So-Daily

The student newspaper formerly known as The Daily is still known as The Daily… despite only coming out two days a week.


Mission-first towels

UW-branded towels support higher education.


The Swedish House

Ballard isn’t Seattle’s only Scandinavian headquarters. Fifty years ago, McMahon Hall was home to Swedish House.


December 15, 2016

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Thouless nabs Nobel

The highest honor in physics goes to Professor Emeritus David Thouless.


Breaking records

UW welcomes most diverse class in 155-year history.


March 1, 2016

KEXP rocks its new digs

KEXP and its predecessor KCMU have been a staple of the Seattle music community for four decades. With new digs at the Seattle Center and a 30-year cooperative agreement with the UW, the station enters its next phase as an independent nonprofit.


December 1, 2015

Editor's Eye: Montlake memories

The parking lot known as E-1 holds a lot of memories in its pavement.


September 1, 2015

High fliers

“Let’s flap.” The 20 adults in the room obediently flapped their arms and when nothing happened, in the face of their leader’s enthusiasm for winged flight and all things avian, began flapping even harder in the vain hope of soaring.


Allen's imprint

UW Libraries is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kenneth S. and Faye G. Allen Library Endowment.


Band life

Senior physics major Carlo Torrella joined the UW’s 240-member marching band in 2011. It has been one of the most demanding experiences of his life. But “I’m so glad I did it,” he says.


UW Press at 100

The University of Washington's press dates back to Edmond Meany's 1915 book on the governors of the state and territory.


December 1, 2014

Birth of an anthem

One of the best fight songs of all time turns 100 in 2015.


June 1, 2013

Moving mission

Catching up with Patrick Gallaher, ’95, founder of the School of Pharmacy’s Memorial Day weekend Border-to-Border relay race that for the past 18 years has raised money for cancer research in honor of his late father.


March 1, 2013

Soviets in Seattle

When Washington hosted the inaugural Windermere Cup in 1987, it was the first competition for Soviet rowers in the United States in 25 years.


June 1, 2012

Brand-new Lander

The new Lander Hall will be a leading-edge residence, part of the UW’s effort to transform west campus into a vibrant community where students feel at home.


Country care

The UW School of Medicine’s multi-regional medical program, WWAMI, is celebrating 40 years—and some serious accomplishments.


March 1, 2012

The Dawgmother

The founding director of UW Student Athlete Academic Services is the recipient of the 2012 Charles Odegaard Award for her work on behalf of diversity.


December 1, 2011

360-degree view

Over the past decade and a half, UW Tacoma has been at the core of the revitalization of downtown Tacoma. Today, with 3,600 students, it still holds the key to the city’s continued economic development.


September 1, 2011

Stadium memories

Venerable Husky Stadium is in need of updating, so after the Nov. 5 game against Oregon, it will close for a year while it undergoes a much-needed makeover.


June 1, 2011

Rousing housing

The University of Washington’s plan to turn its west campus into an urban village will take a big step this fall with the opening of two new residence communities.