December 14, 2017

Volleyball ace Krista Vansant joins Husky royalty with jersey retirement

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

December 7, 2017

Electric bike on a budget: Seattle startup aims for sweet spot between DIY and $$$

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

A new and inclusive Northwest history

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, taking back control

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

November 15, 2017

Changing the faces and future of conservation

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

November 9, 2017

UW librarian Karyl Winn was a guardian and champion of Northwest history

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

October 19, 2017

MFA painter Arely Morales brings laborers into the limelight

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

September 27, 2017

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter on feature film

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

Character: Theater teacher Tim Bond

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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Staying on the track

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

City of Asylum: Helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh

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

Scions of Spokane: How two brothers tapped into the soul of their city

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

Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman put people and principles above profit

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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Searching for owls in Discovery Park with wildlife photographer Paul Bannick

“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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UWAA names Bill Cole the first recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award

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

Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality.

August 18, 2017

The wait was long and cold, but very worth it

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

Bill Hardwick (1944–2017) carried on a family legacy with ‘sheer force of will’

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

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‘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’: The inspiring energy of Roger Sale

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

How do you spell ‘secret’ in Swedish?

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

June 19, 2017

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Character: Campus groomer Kandis Byrd

"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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‘I starting out singing to my chickens’

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

She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers

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

June 13, 2017

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Law school grad stays connected to the people of Nepal from her Spokane home

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

June 12, 2017

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

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

June 7, 2017


The greatness of Brink

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

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State Rep. Melanie Stambaugh brings a youthful voice to the Legislature

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

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Florist reflects on her time in the Obama White House

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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An optimistic Rick Welts enters another agonizing 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: Norman Rice remains one of Seattle’s most dedicated public servants

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


For faculty of color, there are many ways of measuring success

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


Bob Ferguson, Washington’s top lawyer, talks travel bans and Trump

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

May 1, 2017

A half-century after graduating, Golden Grad still active at the UW

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

Bruce and Joannne Harrell honored with Charles Odegaard Award.

Memorials: March 2017 Issue

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February 28, 2017

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iSchool alum Jill Bourne named 2017 Librarian of the Year

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

The legacy of Willis Konick (1930-2016) and Al Sugiyama (1949-2017)

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

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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.


Alumni join students for 10-week workshop about race relations

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

Daniele Meñez, ASUW president

ASUW president steps up to serve students in turbulent political year

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

Hoisting higher education in Haiti

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

Emily Cabaniss

iSchool grad is one of the only opera company librarians in the U.S.

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.

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Richard Cooley (1923-2016)

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

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Walt Parietti, known for ‘Puck Talk’ column, dies at 89

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

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Bert Pound (1916-2016)

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: Buying Bruce Lee’s signature

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

February 27, 2017

Tarlee W. Brown (1940-2016)

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

February 26, 2017

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Celebrating Jacob Lawrence’s 100th birthday

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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Showing Seattle students how to break the cycle

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

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Michael Lewis Goldberg (1959-2016)

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

December 16, 2016

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Australia celebrates prolific career of UW-trained architect

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

December 15, 2016

Peter W. Chiarelli receives 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

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

Marilyn Strickland

Character: Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

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

Rep. Jim McDermott retires from Congress after 14 terms

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

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Weatherman Steve Pool celebrates 40 years at KOMO-TV

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

Kathleen Alcala

Bainbridge author Kathleen Alcalá cooks up guide to food activism

Bainbridge Island author Kathleen Alcalá, ’85, cooks up a guide to food activism.