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June 14, 2024

Summer reads (and more!)

Whether you need a book to dive into on your next plane ride, a podcast for a long walk or a TV show for a rainy day, UW alumni are ready to keep you company this summer.


June 13, 2024

Behind the lens

From culture to landscapes to wild animals in their natural habitats, these are Art Wolfe's 10 favorite photos, described by the photographer himself.


June 10, 2024

Educational opportunities for all

Meet Emily Yim, a trailblazer in education who is shaping futures and bridging gaps in access and exposure.


Her legacy lives on

Marleigh Lang remembers her late daughter Natalie, whose generosity and inspirational story live on through her namesake scholarship.


Comfort food

Tai Tung owner Harry Chan recounts his years at the beloved restaurant.


Voices of experience

Alvin Wang Graylin and Biraj Karmacharya returned to campus for this year's commencement ceremonies.


June 7, 2024

Moll on a roll

Olympia's Hana Moll earns a track title, as does Luke Houser of Woodinville.


Sketches: Dana Robertson-Halter

Dana Robertson-Halter tells us about her seal encounter last summer near Decatur Island.


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.


Remote learning

UW field biologists flock to Tetiaroa, a bird lover's dream.


Coming home

Every time she returned to her home in White Swan, Nocona Abrams missed her community. So she decided to stay and make it even better.


June 5, 2024

Here we are now

The Rocket landed in Seattle on October 1, 1979. In the years to come, it would nurture some of the most iconic Northwest music acts to ever exist.


June 4, 2024

Farewell to the founders

The University of Washington honors Eddie Walker, Eddie Demmings, E.J. Brisker and Lee Leavy, trailblazing activists who recently died.


June 3, 2024

Lettuce impress you

Introducing the crunchiest registered student organization you've ever heard of.


Subconscious sparks

Whiting Tennis talks about his creative process, his latest exhibitions and his future projects.


Going the distance

Linda Edgar, who applied to the UW School of Dentistry after 15 years as a school teacher, is now the president of the American Dental Association.


May 31, 2024

Homing in on smart solutions

Student housing is—and always has been—a hot topic for UW students and leaders. Smart solutions are in the works.


Finding new horizons

Anu Taranath, author and teaching professor in the departments of English and Comparative History of Ideas, shares an eye-opening experience from her recent travels.


May 30, 2024

A dose of advice

A pediatrician weighs in on the recent spike in melatonin use for kids who can't sleep.


Hero in crisis

Bobbi Campbell, who attended the UW in the 1970s, put a face to the AIDS epidemic.


May 29, 2024

Running with it

Olympic runner Don Kardong started the Bloomsday Run in Spokane in 1977. Since then, it has blossomed.


Ice cream dream

Lois Ko of Sweet Alchemy takes on art in all forms: prints, pottery, watercolor... and ice cream.


May 24, 2024

The wild, wild world of Art Wolfe

The UW and UW Alumni Association present Art Wolfe, '75, with the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, the highest honor bestowed upon a UW graduate.


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 14, 2024

2023 MAP Scholars

UW's MAP proudly presents the five outstanding student recipients of their 2023 MAP awards.


Susie Tennant, 1962–2024

Susie Tennant was beloved for discovering and promoting bands such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Beck.


May 13, 2024

Backyard bliss

Kris Myllenbeck couldn't find a stylish wading pool on the market, so she took the plunge and made her own.


May 9, 2024

Claiming the narrative

Welcome to the spring 2024 issue of Viewpoint. As long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the power of language. I was the shy kid who never spoke up in class, the weird kid pulled out of class to attend speech therapy, the lone Black kid afraid to open my mouth because...


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.


Celebrating AAPI stories

UWT Alumnus and filmmaker Nuk Suwanchote revisited his alma mater to explore the growing community of Asian American and Pacific Islander students, staff and faculty at UW Tacoma.


Sound advice

Tiana Cole, ’21, and Brad Blackburn III, ’21, ’23, are two young alumni offering sound advice in their new podcast.


Preserving the past, protecting the future

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


May 3, 2024

Finding the words

UW Press celebrates "Aiiieeeee!" and a 50-year legacy of Asian American Literature.


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.


April 4, 2024

Buddhist Bug

UW Bothell Senior Artist-in-Residence Anida Yoeu Ali donned her orange worm-like costume at a recent Seattle Asian Art Museum performance.


March 22, 2024

Highest achievers

The organization that honors Rosa Parks, Elie Wiesel and Jane Goodall has also celebrated three members of the UW community.


March 19, 2024

In focus

Tina Dang and Miguel Laureano Damian combine their skills to create striking imagery and videos.


Huskies on Arrakis

The UW and the Pacific Northwest played their part in the "Dune" universe.


March 15, 2024

Thermal creatures

In her current Seattle exhibit, Saya Moriyasu, ’91, imagines magical mineral spirits in paper and clay.


February 27, 2024

A Black woman sits in an Adirondack chair with her chin resting on a fist.

Colleen McElroy, 1935-2023

Colleen McElroy, 1935-2024, was the first Black woman to be promoted to a full professorship at the UW.


February 24, 2024

A group of four students harvest vegetables in a verdant green field

Living laboratory

Each year, some 1,200 to 1,500 Huskies find their way to the UW Farm through classes, service-learning programs, research projects and clubs.


A man with a beard stares with determination in front of laboratory equipment

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.


A woman in a UW jacket rides a white horse in a covered barn

Serious horsing around

Students from the big city saddle up for fun on the UW Equestrian Team.


A close up of a woman smiling in a vintage family photo

Nancy Bell Evans, 1933-2024

Nancy Bell Evans was an inspiration to UW students as well as one of the University’s biggest supporters.


A woman with honey blonde hair, wearing a brown suede jacket, crosses her arms in a large field with mountains in the background

Reaching and teaching

Teacher Pamela Savagaonkar saw a gap in STEM education for kids and started a venture in Snoqualmie Valley.


A young Korean woman with her dark hair slicked back stares over her shoulder with an inquisitive expression

Raves for novelist

E.J. Koh’s debut novel affirms her place among powerful American storytellers.


A blonde woman in an animal print blazer smiles

Clean-energy Republican

Heather Reams advocates for clean energy and discusses climate change from a Republican perspective.


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

A student wearing a hard hat and safety goggles smiles

Mix masters

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


A museum visitor brings her fact close to Anida Ali, who is wearing a giant orange tube that winds around the room

Art in action

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


Four men in construction uniforms walk near a large stadium construction site

Studying modern slavery

Professor Anita Ramasastry is part of a global commission investigating the rise of forced labor.


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.


People relaxing in a bright yellow museum room. They're staring at the ceiling, which has a large panel of acetate and tape made to look like stained glass.

Dazzling display

Artist Raúl de Nieves blends mystical symbols and Mexican craft in a Henry Art Gallery exhibition.


Collage of images featuring David Plunkert smiling, a green grassy field, a seascape, and a grid of animals and plants, including a bear, a goose, a bee and a tree.

The nature of nature

It’s no surprise that the federal government turned to the UW to head up an assessment of America's lands, waters and wildlife.


An illustration of a Trojan horse reading a giant book

Beware the hollow horse

Words of caution from 2,000 years ago are relevant today as our country experiences an alarming escalation in efforts to censor books.


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.


January 27, 2024

Black and white photograph of a man in a football uniform smiling

City Hall's top dawg

Bruce Harrell, ’81, ’84, talks about football, family and Seattle's transformation in an exclusive Q&A.


January 25, 2024

A woman in a green apron smiles at a customer

Out of the box

Pastry chef Lauren Tran, who bakes up desserts with Southeast Asian flavors, tells us how she got her start.


January 18, 2024

Artist Anida Ali stands in front of a picture of herself wearing a sparkly red chador.

Out of the ordinary

UW Artist-in-Residence Anida Yoeu Ali opens her show at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, which runs through July 7.


January 8, 2024

A man in a grey cardigan and blue button down shirt smiles in front of an academic building.

A new history

Ned Blackhawk's book about Native Americans in U.S. history won the National Book Award for its enlightening take on "rediscovering" America.


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.


December 12, 2023

Two mannequins (without heads, arms or legs) painted with imagery of roads, people and objects.

East and West

Cheryll Leo-Gwin, '75, '77, draws on her history with fabric and jewelry arts in her new Jack Straw exhibit "Larger than Life."


December 8, 2023

A man wearing a purple and gold uniform holding a football in the rain.

Jake Browning is an NFL star

From practice squad to AFC Player of the Week, Jake Browning is on an upward trajectory in the NFL.


November 30, 2023

Good eats

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


November 29, 2023

Chairmen of the boards

Twin brothers forge a thriving business creating bindings for snowboards and splitboards.


Ann Streissguth, 1932-2023

Ann Streissguth made a name for herself after publishing an article describing what became known as fetal alcohol syndrome.


Looking up

With determination, faith and the UW’s belief in her, Square Donaldson overcame tremendous obstacles.


Seattle's sounds

Daniel Pak, who calls himself the "executive homie" for Totem Star, builds a legacy at their new home.


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.


Hometown health care

Raised on a dairy farm, Wyatt Bowles dreamed of becoming a hometown doctor. Thanks to scholarship support at the UW, that dream can come true.


Wit and whiteout

Haidee Merritt charms readers with her droll and deprecating illustrations about Type 1 diabetes.


Helping PROVAIL prevail

Mike Hatzenbeler’s goal is to help people with disabilities fulfill their life choices.


November 25, 2023

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.


Show stopper

A few thousand Husky faithful turned out for ESPN’s College GameDay before the showdown between Pac-12 football powerhouses UW and Oregon.


Special signing

Seven-year-old Ford Parks, who has a rare genetic condition, signed with the UW as an honorary Husky.


November 24, 2023

Two good

MacArthur Foundation Fellowships that were awarded to two University of Washington graduates recognize their work in disparate fields.


Rousing research

UW leaders thought having students do research would prepare them to take on the future. It became a national model.


An exhilarating story

Author Daniel James Brown recalls writing "The Boys in the Boat": "Anxiety quickly gave way to exhilaration."


Forest chorus

Byron Au Yong, ’96, went to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island to sing with the trees at an outdoor, participatory research event.


November 22, 2023

A Black man wearing a yarmulke sprinkles salt on potatoes in the kitchen.

Taste and time

The first Black author to garner the James Beard Award for Writing, Michael Twitty connects food, ancestry and cultures.


November 17, 2023

Small canvas, big impact

Kela Wong celebrates her Asian American identity through Kela Designs, her small business, selling stickers, pins and more.


November 6, 2023

The legend of Jake Kupp

Husky football star Jake Kupp credits his time at the UW for taking advantage of opportunities to make a career on—and off—the field.


October 30, 2023

Community servant

According to Dr. John Hess, this year's Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award (DAVA) recipient, service is a way of life.


October 27, 2023

Invisible history

Much of the history of Tacoma's Japantown has been forgotten. Tamiko Nimura is bringing it back to life.


Ways of knowing

A new podcast produced in partnership with the UW is dedicated to humanities research and thought.


Stories to tell

See how three museums from the Seattle area draw upon their UW ties and engage in evolving conversations around race, history and identity.


Stories to tell: Sea Mar

The 4-year-old Sea Mar Museum is the first in the Pacific Northwest to represent Chicano and Latino culture.


Stories to tell: NAAM

The Northwest African American Museum, which opened in 1998, has many ties to the UW.


Stories to tell: Wing Luke Museum

The Wing Luke Museum is part of Seattle's community of culturally specific museums that build empathy, promote equity and tell more complete histories.