People

June 13, 2019

Q Center turns 15

The Q Center continues to evolve and grow. It now serves 500 visitors per month.


June 4, 2019

At bat for Mom

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


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

The Great American Barrier

An encounter between a black social worker and Kirkland police raises questions as old as America.


House Party

We partied like students with the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards.


Climate change expert named 2019 ASLD

One of America's leading climate change scientists is the 2019 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award, the most prestigious honor presented to a UW alum.


Frazer Cook named UWAA Golden Graduates Distinguished Alumnus

Frazer Cook and the Husky Marching Band worked in harmony for 57 years.


James LoGerfo Sr. named 2019 UW Distinguished Retiree

LoGerfo Sr., ’72, has used his time in retirement to expand his training of health-care workers around the world.


A week in ‘Baby Jail’

As a former undocumented immigrant, I felt it was my duty to help.


Energy’s new wave

Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise.


May 22, 2019

John N. “Jack” Lein (1926-2019)

Thanks in part to people like Jack Lein, ’55, UW Medicine created a first-of-its-kind program to educate physicians in rural areas.


May 14, 2019

The many dimensions of Marvin Oliver

Oliver is the recipient of the 2019 Odegaard Award.


April 20, 2019

The ways we see

Professor Stephanie Fryberg draws on her own life to build support for Indigenous children


Mentors in the making

UW postdoc program brings new voices to Eastern Washington


March 12, 2019

A tip of the toque is in order

Renee Erickson, ’95, is short-listed for Outstanding Chef at 2019 James Beard Awards.


Abolished

How UW research convinced our state's highest court to toss out the death penalty.


March 7, 2019

‘One foot at a time’

Billy Price, ’02, made his mark as an inventor of innovative footwear.


Keep it Moovn

Foster grad wants to change how Seattle moves with a homegrown ride-sharing app.


March 5, 2019

Welcome to Noir Town

Greg Olson, film curator at the Seattle Art Museum, has been lurking in the shadows of the city's cinema scene for decades.


March 1, 2019

Gaveling man

House Speaker Frank Chopp has spent his life helping underserved members of the Evergreen State.


Master of the tearjerker

Tearjerkers and epic female-driven novels have earned Kristin Hannah, '83, an international following.


Blake Nordstrom, 1960-2019

A longtime leader of a family company, he went out of his way to connect with customers, employees and community members.


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.


New life for historic hotel

Tidbits of local history are scattered throughout the guest rooms of the Graduate hotel, formerly Hotel Deca.


February 27, 2019

War heroes of Walla Walla

A new World War II Memorial honors approximately 3,800 men and women who answered the call of duty.


Famed flyer

The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame honors Janet Kavandi, who went from dreamer to astronaut to NASA leader.


January 22, 2019

People person

From John F. Kennedy to Janis Joplin, the former UW sociology major and Daily shooter has a knack for making his subjects feel at ease.


January 7, 2019

Natural connection

Forest ecologist Nalini Nadkarni keeps nature in touch.


Barbara Bailey, 1943-2018

Two things mattered most to Barbara Bailey: reading and serving the community.


December 7, 2018

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Thanks, Professor Banks

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


December 1, 2018

John Pettit, 1946-2018; Connie Miller, 1951-2018

John R. Pettit, ’73, was UW’s first risk manager and a longtime senior administrator responsible for police, personnel, publications and purchasing. He was predeceased by his wife Connie J. Miller, ’73, ’79, also a longtime UW senior administrator in student housing.


Don Covey, 1928-2018

Donald J. Covey, ’53, was a dedicated business and community leader who served as president and CEO of UNICO Properties.


Richard Haag, 1923-2018

Richard Haag was the only person to receive two Presidential Awards for Design Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects.


Robert Stevick, 1928-2018

Robert Stevick's research into early Irish and English manuscripts advanced the understanding of arts and literature more than a millennium old.


Powerhouses of poetry

Over the last half century, some of the greatest poets have come to the UW to perform their works.


Signs of success

To recognize Ton Foley and Alan Sugiyama for their drive to make life better, two roadways were named in their honor.


November 30, 2018

Keeping it fresh

The FreshJess founder developed her voice and built a following for her blog, which is going strong after 10 years.


Give Me 5: Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan rowed for UW from 1992-96, competed in the ’04 Olympics and has coached the men’s crew team since 2007.


Paul Allen's legacy

To the late Paul G. Allen, the University of Washington felt like home.


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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.


October 26, 2018

A life in service

For her legacy of service that continues to this day in a volunteer capacity, the University of Washington presented Patti Taylor the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.


October 10, 2018

Beyond the confines of campus

A faculty leader shares her view of the future.


October 4, 2018

Seattle’s public policy professor

Remembering scholar, civic leader and former dean Hubert Locke.


August 30, 2018

Basketball Jones

From Compton to MontIake to Rome, Bobby Jones is Iiving the dream.


‘Yes, I am a boy’

Nonconformist and social media star Kevin Ninh shares his story of self-discovery.


Voice of the Dawgs

Tony Castricone has a passion for sports and a song in his heart.


August 29, 2018

Have a say, your way

A UW summer camp helps teens who stutter find their voices.


August 6, 2018

Shooting for the stars

For 40 years, a group of Seattle-area women has helped UW students strive to be the best in science and engineering.


June 22, 2018

The Innovation File: A study in persistence

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


March 1, 2018

Donald Matthews, 1925-2007

In post-Vietnam America, when political activity on college campuses caused rising tensions, Donald Matthews used his passion for politics to ease conflict and create a lasting legacy. The political science professor died Nov. 3.


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.