People

February 24, 2024

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.


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.


Serious horsing around

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


Nancy Bell Evans, 1933-2024

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


Reaching and teaching

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


Raves for novelist

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


Clean-energy Republican

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


Civic and civil

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


February 23, 2024

Mix masters

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


Art in action

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


Studying modern slavery

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


Swan song

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


Dazzling display

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


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.


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.


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

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 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

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

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.


October 24, 2023

Canoe Journey

Hosted by the Muckleshoot Tribe, this year's Tribal Canoe Journey welcomed members of the Shell House Canoe Family, č̓away̓altxʷ ʔiišəd.


Elavie Ndura and UW Tacoma “walk the talk” when pursuing equity and inclusion

Elavie Ndura, Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion at UW Tacoma, explains her connection to the University and her passion for equity and inclusion.


A group of young people sits and stands outside a campus building on a sunny day.

Reaching all learners

The Disabilities, Opportunities, Internet-working and Technology Center (DO-IT for short) provides support, advocacy and mentoring to students with disabilities.


Insights from a UWT alum

After serving in the Army, Joe Davis saw college as a pathway to a career in public service.


In pursuit of tech equity

While researching technology, equity and innovation, Ph.D. candidate Jay Cunningham makes time to help steward the University as a UW regent.


A place of promise

For three decades, UW Tacoma has sought to serve not only its students but the community as a whole.


October 6, 2023

A hungry tiger fights best

Toshio Akamatsu began his career as a member of John Bonica's legendary team of pain management experts. Akamatsu died this year at the age of 89.


Community visionary

From canvases in coffee shops to Brooklyn streets, Hoa Hong’s art and impact are far-reaching.


September 8, 2023

Grit City gives back

Andrea Reay loves Tacoma, which is why she became the CEO of their chamber of commerce.


September 2, 2023

Quiet philanthropists

Dan and Pam Baty, recipients of the 2023 Gates Volunteer Service Award, have spent nearly five decades supporting UW programs.


Getting real on mental health

The research-based program helps members of the UW community maintain their mental health.


Joy-filled career

Former UW drama professor Aurora Valentinetti’s indelible impact still delights us today.


Spratlens' legacy

Transferring ownership of a book on African American nurses to a professional organization will raise scholarship funds.


Passion for public health

Throughout his career, George Counts has addressed health and health-care inequities.


Shaping the future

Five industrial designers, five decades of influence and one message for tomorrow’s designers.


He can dig it

David R. Montgomery has a MacArthur “genius grant,” a handful of popular science books, and six albums with the local band Big Dirt under his belt.


UW alum succeeds Fauci

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


Cities at your fingertips

Two graduate students seeking a better transit experience invented an app that is used by millions across the U.S.


September 1, 2023

Smart students, clever tech

Information from fitness trackers and smartphones helps Anind Dey's team learn about student success.


Community classroom

UW Bothell public health students gained a new understanding of rural health care in the developing world.


August 30, 2023

Tribe and timber

By listening to land stewards within the Yakama Nation, Tom Hinckley learned to see the forest for the trees.


Staying tuned

Actor Garret Dillahunt joined the UW Symphony orchestra for an end-of-year performance. An audience of more than 500 were treated to his narration of ‘l'Histoire de Babar, le Petit Éléphant.’


August 29, 2023

Everyone belongs here

As the first UW graduate not from the Seattle campus to serve as president of the UWAA Board of Trustees, Joe Davis took a path less traveled.


August 25, 2023

Legacy of leadership

Cary Bozeman overcame a childhood full of obstacles to become the mayor of Bellevue and then Bremerton.


August 9, 2023

The business of brilliance

Like her fine jewelry, Valerie Madison built a career to last a lifetime.


July 10, 2023

Ordinary to extraordinary

Nathan Vass slows down time with his photography and writing.


June 20, 2023

Historian, tour guide, archive enthusiast

Let Antoinette Wills show you around the UW's campus.


June 10, 2023

Robinson’s words

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


June 9, 2023

Blast off

Watch a video of a recent rocket launch in White Swan, WA with the Washington Space Grant team and Yakama Nation tribal members.


High flyers

Four Huskies have joined the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Read about their achievements in space and beyond.


June 4, 2023

From the outside in

Mentorship, scholarship and compassion made Teresa Dennerlein’s journey to law school possible after an isolated childhood.


Bragging rites

Learn who’s behind those purple, white and gold slogans every rowing season on the Montlake Cut.


A protector of children

Carol Lace Jenkins dedicated her career to helping parents and guardians.


Fraud finder

Josh Crabtree runs a Seattle-based office of special agents and investigative specialists conducting passport and visa fraud investigations.


Down to earth

Blending her own story with tales of climate crisis negotiations, Brianna Craft shows us the world in her memoir.


A KKK ‘monster’ story

Timothy Egan’s latest book, “A Fever in the Heartland," centers on the rise and undoing of D.C. Stephenson, a grand dragon of the KKK


May 29, 2023

Distinguished Service Award

The Desert Scholarship Patrons Committee is this year's recipient of the UWAA Distinguished Service Award.


Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award

John C. Berg was named the recipient of the UW’s 2023 Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.


Smooth sip of success

Pals Manny Chao and Roger Bialous have made Georgetown Brewing a Seattle favorite.


Teachers of the year

From inspiration to impact, this year’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients mentor and nurture students from all disciplines.


Lifesaving ideas

Dr. Leonard Cobb, a UW professor in the 1960s, devoted his career to lifesaving initiatives like Seattle’s Medic One paramedic program.


Powerful prose

Her Northwest connections played a big part in Marilynne Robinson’s path to becoming one of the most important authors of our time.


May 28, 2023

Joe Jarzynka had no fear

Gig Harbor walk-on Joe Jarzynka dazzled the Husky faithful with his fearless play.


The Gen Z's and me

"How wonderful to return to campus and see that the arc of Black history, despite ongoing struggles, still bends toward justice," Audrey Edwards writes.


Will Parnassus return?

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


Our part for the planet

A UW workshop showcases how climate change innovations on campuses can benefit surrounding communities and beyond.


May 19, 2023

Full of surprises

As UW mourns the loss of a beloved artist, we talk with a fellow Husky who saw first-hand how much the acclaimed painter cared about our campus and community.


May 18, 2023

Influencer extraordinaire

Emma Cortes Ellendt explains her journey from business to aeronautics to Instagram in a Q&A with Aleenah Ansari.