People

June 22, 2018

The Innovation File: A study in persistence

Dennis Edmondson, ’80, ’13, invented the studs inside the Nanoengineering & Molecular Sciences Building.


June 20, 2018

Top of the game

Not many financial advisors make it onto the Forbe’s list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors. But Foster School of Business and UW Law School graduate Stephen Hollomon did.


June 6, 2018

The (tiny) Dawg House

This spring, 20 dawgs teamed up to build a UW-themed tiny house to shelter the homeless.


June 5, 2018

Leading roles

All four of the 2017-18 UW student body presidents were people of color, and each of them saw race, equity and social justice as central to their position.


Three-minute thesis

Five students stood out in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis competition, an annual event sponsored by the Graduate School.


Harold Booker, 1933-2018

The 1955 alumnus spent his life fighting discrimination.


Herb Bridge, 1925-2018

The UW's first Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award honoree was a success in business after his Navy tour.


Dorothy Simpson, 1924-2018

She teamed with her husband to make her mark at the UW through generosity and service.


June 4, 2018

Best lesson ever

What if your class schedule put you in a room with all of this year's best teachers?


Running man

Junior Coffey went from the NFL to training racehorses. He's been one of the most successful trainers at Emerald Downs.


Rethinking drugs

Ingrid Walker wants to change the way media and government frame our perceptions about illicit drugs, and the people who use them.


Give Me 5: Shannon Drayer

A trumpet player in the Husky Marching Band during the late ’80s, she gave acting a try before becoming a sports radio journalist for ESPN 710.


June 2, 2018

Character: Anne-Lise Nilsen

Anne-Lise Nilsen has known the next Husky mascot since he was 9 days old.


Mr. Smith’s journey

With core values formed by his Chehalis upbringing, Orin Smith went on to become a business leader who knew how to treat people right.


May 24, 2018

Meet the artist: Miha Sarani

The painter behind our June 2018 cover is a UW master's student.


April 6, 2018

The year everything changed

Robert Merry, '68, reflects on his graduating class.


April 5, 2018

International problem solvers

Outside of the classroom, UW engineering students solve problems around the world.


Jamming through Japan

Jazz drummer Adam "Von" Baron, '97, is headed to Japan to tour his latest albums.


March 14, 2018

Our man in Turkmenistan

We talk with Ambassador Allan P. Mustard, ’78, America's top diplomat in Turkmenistan.


March 13, 2018

92 years of purple and gold

Pat Miller Evans, ’51, came from a family with strong Seattle and UW roots.


New point of view

Lisa Zurk, ’95, will be the first woman to lead the Applied Physics Laboratory.


Arno Motulsky (1923-2018)

The founder of the UW Division of Genetics in 1957 lived a life of twists and turns.


March 6, 2018

Cyber safe

Stefan Savage, ’02, earned a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work on cyber security.


March 4, 2018

Keeper of the flame

A founding member of UW's Black Student Union, Emile Pitre has spent 50 years building solutions from the inside out.


The man who made us look

Psychology professor Anthony Greenwald developed the Implicit Association Test, a rapid-fire survey that reveals the biases that lurk inside us.


March 3, 2018

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Perfectly Claire

Best-selling feminist author Claire Dederer, ’93, on growing up grunge, creating a literary canon for the Northwest, and bad men who create great art.


Family of philanthropy

The Seeley family follows its passion for science by giving to the UW.


OMA&D at 50: The people behind the movement

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


February 26, 2018

Nurturing higher education

Under the leadership of David Mitchell, Bremerton's Olympic College grew into one of America's best two-year institutions.


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 11, 2018

Woman in blue

After 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Noreen Skagen, ’52, became the first woman U.S. Marshal of Western Washington.


January 9, 2018

The lunch guy

Fueled by an appetite for social justice, Jeffrey Lew, ’06, set out to end the stigma of school lunch debt.


December 15, 2017

Community conscience

Life lessons from newspaper publisher Assunta Ng, ’74, ’76, ’79.


December 14, 2017

No more number 16

The best volleyball player in UW history, Krista Vansant, '15, had her jersey retired.


December 7, 2017

A bike with a boost

A UW-trained engineer quit his job to shake up the burgeoning world of electric bikes.


New Northwest

The first Northwest history textbook written since 1989 isn't a boring list of facts—it's a compilation of riveting, high-stakes stories.


November 30, 2017

Thinking positive

An undiagnosed traumatic brain injury rocked her life. By thinking positive, Shanda Taylor Boyd, '94, took back control.


November 15, 2017

Students of nature

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is changing the faces—and future—of conservation.


November 9, 2017

A guardian of history

Karyl Winn preserved the stories of some of our region’s most important figures.


October 19, 2017

Painting labor

Arely Morales, '17, took inspiration from Latino artists and a poet in developing her style.


September 27, 2017

Family fare

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter to produce a romantic comedy for all ages.


September 20, 2017

Five generations of Huskies

A 1962 grad reflects on her family's history at the UW.


September 14, 2017

Drama king

Tim Bond, '83, returns to the School of Drama as a professor.


September 13, 2017

Humanities anyone?

Society’s focus on STEM careers has contributed to a precipitous drop in liberal arts majors. It could be a problem.


September 12, 2017

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Give Me 5: Staying on the track

Five questions with Anita Campbell, the former Husky running star who came back to UW to coach.


City of Asylum

Brian Kaminski and Cindy Nichols are helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh.


Scions of Spokane

Ted and Jeremy McGregor operate one of the best alternative weekly papers in the nation.


Putting people above profits

To many, he was a “famous entrepreneur” and “beloved boss.” To those closer to him, he was a mentor, role model and dear friend.


September 7, 2017

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Birdman

“We’re in the ideal spot for owls,” says Paul Bannick, a wildlife photographer who climbs trees and hikes tundra to capture images of the nocturnal predator.


August 31, 2017

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The Cole role model

The UW proudly presents Bill Cole with the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.


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A lifetime of fight

Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality.


August 18, 2017

Audobon honors

Heather Roskelley, ’83, made a magical image of a notoriously elusive bird.


Bill Hardwick (1944–2017)

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


Antonio Lopez-Ibarra, tri city dental

'We came here to contribute'

As an undocumented immigrant, he dreaded going to the dentist. Now he goes the extra mile to put his patients at ease.


July 28, 2017

Roger Sale, UW English professor

'A genuine citizen'

Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.


July 26, 2017

Theodore R. Anderson Jr

Romance under wraps

Theodore R. Anderson Jr. (1937-2017) met his wife when they both were applying for positions at Ski Patrol.


Pearl Engebord Catlin

Swedish secrets

By eavesdropping on her parents, Pearl Engebord Catlin learned a new language.


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."


June 15, 2017

A champion for higher ed

Rep. Helen Sommers protected funding and expanded opportunities.


June 14, 2017

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Poultry music

Singer Sarah St. Albin started out singing to her chickens.


Fly gal

She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers, but she wasn't considered a veteran after WWII ended.


June 13, 2017

Denise Attwood, nepal

A conscious connection

Denise Attwood, '88, helped raise $130,000 for relief efforts after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


June 12, 2017

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The Mountaineers

In a time before trails, UW climbers found a way to trek the Pacific Northwest.


June 7, 2017

JIM BRINK, UW TENNIS

The greatness of Brink

Remembering UW tennis great Jim Brink (1925-2017).


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A youthful voice

At 26, State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh is the youngest member of the Washington Legislature.


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Flowers of power

Laura Dowling, ’81, ’91, served as the Chief Floral Designer in the Obama White House.


June 1, 2017

Of the highest grade

Celebrating the 2017 teachers of the year.


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Finals week

Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, returns to the NBA's biggest stage.


May 30, 2017

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Plum gets picked first

Kelsey Plum, '17, is the first UW player to be picked first in a professional basketball draft.


May 29, 2017

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Man of the city

In his five decades of public service, Norman Rice has helped build a community we are all proud of.


May 24, 2017

Making an impact

Eddie Pasatiempo received this year's Distinguished Service Award.


May 23, 2017

RALINA JOSEPH UW

World of difference

From mentoring students to training allies, faculty of color can measure their success in many ways.


May 10, 2017

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A life of Joy

Joy Plein received this year's UW-UWRA Distinguished Retiree
Excellence in Community Service Award.


May 6, 2017

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Talking Trump

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


May 1, 2017

Golden Grad

It's almost like Gary Ausman, ’63, ’74, has never left campus. Because he hasn't.


March 24, 2017

Super citizens

Bruce and Joannne Harrell honored with Charles Odegaard Award.


Memorials: March 2017 Issue

To report an obituary, email columns@uw.edu or write to Columns Magazine.


February 28, 2017

Jill bourne

Branching out

Jill Bourne, an iSchool alum, was named 2017 Librarian of the Year.


Two giants, one legacy

Willis Konick and Al Sugiyama committed their lives to education and social justice.


Esther Wilkins Tufts

Esther M. Wilkins (1916-2016)

The founder of the School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, known as the godmother of modern dental hygiene, died Dec. 12 in Boston.


Young alum takes on role of parent after mother passes away

Overnight, 25-year-old Jenya Dokukina, '14, became the parent of her 11-year-old sister.


iNTERREUPTING PRIVILEGE

Interrupting privilege

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


Daniele Meñez, ASUW president

A student voice

Danielle Meñez is the first Filipina student body president in UW history.


Higher education in Haiti

Jean-Elie Gilles, ‘98, ‘02, built a new university in Haiti.


Emily Cabaniss

Libretti librarian

Emily Bolton Cabaniss, ’14, is the librarian for the Seattle Opera, one of only three opera companies in the entire U.S. to have their own librarian.


richard cooley

Indomitable spirit

Remembering Richard Cooley, a chairman of Wells Fargo who taught in the Foster School of Business.


walt parietti

‘Puck Talk’

Walt Parietti, known for 'Puck Talk' column, dies at 89.


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Marching band man

Remembering Bert Pound, ’37, who played for the "boys in the boat" and did one-armed push-ups at UW football games.


A one-inch autograph

A high school essay by Bruce Lee is one of the earliest examples of his handwriting.


February 27, 2017

Olympian effort

Remembering architect and urban planner Tarlee Brown (1940-2016).


February 26, 2017

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Jacob Lawrence at 100

From his debut in the New York art scene in the 1930s, Jacob Lawrence explored the everyday conditions of the African American working class.


January 30, 2017

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An elementary effort

Thanks to teachers like Kert Lin, ’07, ’11, Lakeridge Elementary is a 2016 state School of Distinction.


January 4, 2017

Winifred Savery (1922-2015)

During World War II, Winnie Savery worked at Boeing, overseeing electrical systems for warplanes. When the war ended, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion: architecture.


December 29, 2016

Michael Lewis Goldberg UW Bothell

Make it better

Remembering the lessons of UW Bothell's Michael Lewis Goldberg (1959-2016).


December 16, 2016

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Australia's architect

Jennifer Taylor, a native-born Aussie, passed away at 80 years old last year.


December 15, 2016

Man of honor

Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, ’80, receives the 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.


Marilyn Strickland

Mayor Marilyn

Tacoma native Marilyn Strickland, '84, wants to be her city's most vocal advocate for education.


Seattle servant

Rep. Jim McDermott, ’68, retires from Congress after 14 terms.


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The weatherman

Steve Pool, ’77, celebrates 40 years on the air at KOMO-TV.