News

June 7, 2024

Husky Basketball's new home

Crews have broken ground on the 36,000 square-foot, $60 million facility.


June 6, 2024

Best of the best

They are voracious learners who instruct and inspire their students and have an impact that lasts a lifetime. Meet this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Awards.


May 21, 2024

Stitched with love

Sharon Thayer's quilting started as a retirement hobby. Five hundred quilts later, it's become much more.


For the common good

The UW recognizes Shauna Elbers Carlisle for her outstanding work in and out of the classroom.


Big impact

Louise Little is the 2024 recipient of the UW Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award in honor of her decades of service to the UW community.


Golden grad

The UW Alumni Association proudly presents Patti Warashina with the 2024 Golden Graduate Award.


May 17, 2024

A new Spark Award

Mariama Suwaneh, ’17, was an engaged student leader and activist on campus and continues to build community everywhere she goes.


Art direction

Jordan Jones will provide curation, programming and leadership to the gallery.


May 9, 2024

Campus was their canvas

Eddie Demmings, E.J. Brisker and Eddie Ray Walker—founding members of the UW's Black Student Union—fought for a better University.


Preserving the past, protecting the future

Leonard Forsman's love for cultural preservation has led to a life of service.


April 30, 2024

Art under cover

In a city known for its literature, Tom Eykemans and Jayme Yen created a festival that celebrates the beauty of books.


April 24, 2024

The replacement

Braden Bishop starred in the outfield at the UW, but it’s a Mariner moment for which he’ll never be forgotten.


April 12, 2024

Coffee and community

Efrem Fesaha showcases the history of coffee in Africa through Boon Boona Coffee.


April 11, 2024

The last DJ

After a career of shaved turkey legs and tartar-sauce baths, Tim Hunter can’t quite turn the dial.


February 24, 2024

Two illustrated figures - one outlined in blue and the other in red - stand on stilts above a mess of blue and red barbed wire

Civic and civil

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


February 23, 2024

KEXP branches out

KEXP bought Alameda/San Francisco radio station KREV 92.7 FM as part of a bankruptcy auction.


An older man wearing a purple suit and a striped tie smiles in Husky Stadium

Swan song

Brad McDavid, the longest-serving band director in UW history, is calling it a career.


A group of men holding long fishing poles wade in a large body of water

Boldt Decision echoes today

The Boldt Decision, which turns 50 this year, reaffirmed tribal fishing rights in Washington and marked a turning point for tribal sovereignty.


Margaret Cho, a woman wearing a shiny red corset and black tank top, smiles while posing her tattooed arms.

Always identity forward

Margaret Cho brings her socially and personally aware comedy to UW Graduate School's Public Lecture Series.


February 7, 2024

Close up on a mural of a colorful bird

Beauty after chaos

The Wing Luke Museum unveils a new mural across Canton Alley after the museum's windows and doors were vandalized in an alleged hate crime in September.


December 18, 2023

People walk down a street filled with tents selling vegetables, milk, eggs, meat and other goods.

Treasure on the Ave

The "granddaddy" of Seattle farmers markets celebrates 30 years of bringing farm-fresh goods to the University District.


A man smiles in the crowd at the Olympics

The Jim Caple effect

The Husky grad, Daily writer, IMA softball champ and all-around good guy entertained us with his clever writing and sharp mind.


December 13, 2023

A man smiles in the projection booth of a theater, holding a film reel.

Cinema steward

Tom Mara, who helms the Seattle International Film festival, is making history by transforming the Cinerama into SIFF Cinema Downtown.


November 30, 2023

Good eats

Find out which seven alumni-owned restaurants are getting national attention.


November 29, 2023

Fulfilling a vision

The original vision for wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (the Intellectual House) included workshop space. That vision is on its way to becoming a reality.


November 26, 2023

A culture of learning

A new cohort of Indigenous students in the College of Education is ushering in an early-learning program that puts language and culture first.


November 25, 2023

First lady visits

The first lady, Jill Biden, visited the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center this fall, discussing the Biden Cancer Moonshot.


November 9, 2023

A requiem for Burgermaster

A hotspot for UW rowers and other community members, Burgermaster's flagship location has an uncertain future.


September 2, 2023

Astronomical data

A tool developed by the UW’s Institute for Data Intensive Research in Astrophysics & Cosmology will help manage massive amounts of data.


UW alum succeeds Fauci

Jeanne Marrazzo has become the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


Compostable plastic

UW researchers have developed new bioplastics that degrade on the same timeline as a banana peel in a backyard compost bin.


August 28, 2023

Welcome to campus

UW President Ana Mari Cauce provides an update on the University and its surrounding community.


June 10, 2023

Robinson’s words

Marilynne Robinson's remarks upon receiving the University of Washington's Alumna Summa Laude Dignata Award


May 28, 2023

Will Parnassus return?

Students returning to campus after winter break this year found the doors to historic Parnassus closed indefinitely.


The Jake awakes

In 1994, the art school’s instructional gallery was dedicated to Jacob Lawrence, recognizing his influence and vision. The time had come for a refresh and a slight relocation.


Seeps from the deep

A recent UW-led study exploring the seafloor about 50 miles off Newport, Oregon, discovered seeps of warm, chemically distinct liquid shooting up.


April 21, 2023

Full circle

Sherri Berdine supports and strengthens the University’s relationships with nearly 40 tribal nations in the Pacific Northwest.


A source of support

The Instructional Center helps more than 2,000 students a year succeed, even in their most challenging classes. More could use its resources.


February 25, 2023

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.


Opioid game-changer

Vaccines show promise for treating addiction to oxycodone, heroin and other addictive substances.


Parasite paradox

Using specimens from the Burke Museum, a research team finds a worrisome decline.


The aging cathedral

Landmark status will aid the drive to restore the ASUW Shell House.


November 27, 2022

Solidarity forever

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


Tumor trap

Two interventional cardiologists at the UW Heart Institute were the first to use a basket-shaped, catheter-delivered tool to remove a benign tumor from a heart.


Genius at work

The MacArthur Foundation honors Yejin Choi, a professor who teaches human language to computers.


A seat at the table

Gov. Jay Inslee, ’73, selected Professor Alexes Harris, ’97, to serve a three-year term on the University’s highest governing body.


A medical emergency

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


November 4, 2022

A new era for campus security

The UW's new police chief, Craig Wilson, has served 26 years in the department.


November 3, 2022

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.


October 2, 2022

Turning the tide

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


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

Touch Down

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


August 29, 2022

Doctors in the house

A class of 60 UW School of Medicine students now occupy a state-of-the-art building in Spokane.


May 29, 2022

Earth and space

Gary Lai, the lead architect of Blue Origin’s New Shepard program, heads to the heavens.


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.


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.


UW’s new regent, Leonard Forsman, ’87, looks ahead

Leonard Forsman, '87, is the UW's new regent. He tells Viewpoint his goals and priorities for his six-year term.


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.


May 3, 2022

Supporting diversity

Meet the 2022 recipients of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership awards.


March 11, 2022

Remembering Desmond Tutu

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


March 5, 2022

50 years of equal rights

In 1972, Washington became one of the earlier states to ratify a gender equity amendment.


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.


Native leader joins Regents

As a UW regent, Leonard Forsman plans to help represent Indigenous people.


February 14, 2022

Headshot of Cristobal Alex wearing a suit with the American flag in the background

The power of representation

An El Paso native's journey to UW leads to a key position as the White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary — and a piece of political power.


December 4, 2021

Why get a booster?

Marion Pepper of the School of Medicine helps us better understand the latest COVID-19 shot.


Kelsie Abrams, wearing a bright pink shirt and khaki pants, uses a brush to uncover fossils at a dig site in Montana.

Fossil finds

A site in Montana yields a triceratops skull and other rare dinosaur fossils.


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.


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.


November 19, 2021

Enoka Herat headshot from the shoulders up

Changing the law

Enoka Herat works with law enforcement leaders and the families of people who have died from police violence to change practices in Washington.


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.


A young man gives a speech to a group of formally dressed people in an outdoor plaza

Indigenous walking tour

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


September 11, 2021

Where stars are born

At the UW's Friday Harbor Laboratories, scientists give sunflower sea stars a chance to shine.


September 4, 2021

New chancellors

Sheila Edwards Lange, ’00, ’06, is the new chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma. Kristin Esterberg has been named chancellor at UW Bothell.


Fred Hutch, SCCA merging

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s are restructuring their relationship,.


Anderson honored

James G. Anderson, '66, will receive the 2021 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.


Jewell on faculty

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, ’78, was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky Endowed Chair in Leadership for the 2021-2022 school year.


AAPI stories

A website highlights Asian American and Pacific Islander voices from our community.


June 10, 2021

Bridging the distance

UW faculty members used innovative approaches to teaching hands-on courses during the pandemic.


June 3, 2021

Archives to stay

When the federal government announced it would be closing its national archives at Sand Point, a UW community of alumni and faculty sprang into action to halt the plan.


May 11, 2021

Scholarship boost

Sea Mar partnered with MultiCare Health Systems to develop a $100,000 gift to OMA&D and the Office of Equity and Inclusion at UW Tacoma.


Building opportunity

The Black Opportunity Fund addresses the harmful legacies that colonialism, racism, white supremacy and racial capitalism have on Black communities.


May 10, 2021

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 11, 2021

Aiming at COVID-19

A year after it became one of the first academic labs in the U.S. to develop a COVID-19 test, the UW Medicine Virology Lab continues to innovate in response to the pandemic.


Helen Chu honored

University of Washington Medicine professor Dr. Helen Chu, ’12, “Washingtonian of the Year” by the Washington State Leadership Board.


March 9, 2021

Don’t be a spreader

Some advice about the kind of misinformation you may see in the coming months about COVID-19 vaccines and some tools to stop its spread.


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 8, 2021

The greater Gould

Gould Hall’s original designers created a building that could be modified to serve new generations of students and faculty in the design disciplines.


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.


December 16, 2020

Nobel laureate’s UW ties

Harvey J. Alter, a UW resident in internal medicine from 1964-65, has received a Nobel Prize for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.


UW vs. COVID-19

Recent news in the battle against COVID-19 from the UW community.


The other pandemic: racism

Members of the UW community join to fight “white supremacy as a lethal public health issue.”


10 feel-good stories

In the spirit of Swedish doctor Hans Rosling, we’ve assembled a sampling of good news findings and events with connections to the UW.


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.”


September 21, 2020

Celebrating a milestone

At the end of June, the University closed the books on a historic fundraising campaign, in which more than half a million donors gave a combined $6.3 billion.


Racing a pandemic

Thanks to years of foresight, funding and preparation, two UW labs have been on the forefront of COVID-19 testing.


A brilliant conclusion

In 2016, the UW launched the public phase of its Be Boundless campaign. Since then, the campaign effort has expanded community connections and investment in the work the University does.


September 16, 2020

Fresh fish finder

With many restaurants closed, the Fish Map offers a way for commercial fishing companies to sell their products directly to consumers.