People

June 26, 2020

When takeout takes you across the world

As restaurants scrambled to serve their customers during quarantine, Archipelago innovated with a fresh take on a Filipino immigrant tradition.


Radical listening

Ralina Joseph, professor of communication and director of the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, is leading exercises in “radical listening."


June 24, 2020

Students step up

Students from across the university have volunteered to assist in a variety of support efforts.


June 20, 2020

New reality for students

A graduating student reflects on the coronavirus outbreak that disrupted the last half of her senior year. 


June 14, 2020

Impact from afar

The UW faculty are impactful even when they find themselves having to venture into uncomfortable territory. They “flatten the curve” while still producing and disseminating knowledge.


June 11, 2020

Screen gems

Sheltering in place against the novel coronavirus prevented us from photographing our Teachers of the Year as we always do—in person. So we captured them the way students saw them during spring quarter.


June 10, 2020

Book store stays essential

As the novel coronavirus spread, the University Book Store adapted and began mailing students their textbooks. It’s quite a way to mark the book store’s 120th anniversary.


Stranger than fiction

A writer faces frustration with the release of her first work of fiction during a pandemic.


The Wright eye

Virginia Bloedel Wright, 1929-2020, brought the Broken Obelisk to the UW and funded countless shows at the Henry Art Gallery.


The ultimate puzzle

Doctoral student Emily Rabe loves puzzles. Now she's working on one with high stakes—one that could have a significant impact on our planet’s health.


16 years of inclusion

After 16 years of inclusion, UW’s Q Center is just getting started.


On the trail with Craig Romano

Hiking book author Craig Romano, ’94, ’97, slowed down long enough to tell us about his passion for nature.


Seafood stories

In "Salmon Sisters," Emma Teal Laukitis, ’18, and Claire Neaton share stories from their father's fishing vessel and their clean, elegant approach to food.


June 4, 2020

Her work spans oceans

Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño studies issues such as global environmental change, ocean acidification and microplastics in the ocean.


Stat keeper

Craig Heyamoto, ’75, ’78, has compiled stats for UW football and basketball since the 1970s. Today, he is in charge of the UW stats crew.


The joy of rereading

Like a good friendship, your relationship with a book can become richer as you get to know it better.


Ahead of the curve

Fast, accurate COVID-19 testing quickly went into effect here, thanks to the heroic efforts of UW Medicine faculty and staff.


Smallpox slayer's wisdom

William Foege, ’61, was instrumental in wiping smallpox off the face of the Earth. The lessons he learned in that fight offer wisdom as we face COVID-19.


May 15, 2020

Front and center

With compassion, innovation and empathy, public health leader Patty Hayes strives to make life better for all of us.


May 14, 2020

A lifetime of leadership

For his legacy of serving Washington’s community college system for more than four decades as well as his leadership at the University of Washington Alumni Association, Gary Oertli receives the UW Alumni Association’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award.


Dangerous cells

Professor Dan Berger says incarcerated people must be freed to halt virus spread.


May 12, 2020

UW-trained lawyer takes on Republic of Turkey for violent attack on peaceful protestors

Josh Colangelo-Bryan filed a personal injury suit against the Republic of Turkey for its involvement in an attack on a peaceful protest in a Washington, D.C., park in 2017 that left 20 people with injuries.


Vision for indigenizing

Charlotte Coté, this year’s Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, offers her thoughts on weaving Native understanding into the fabric of the UW.


Justice arrives

Raquel Montoya-Lewis, '95, '96, is the second Native American to ever serve on any state’s supreme court.


May 8, 2020

Serving youth suits her

After deciding medicine wasn't for her, Yasmin Habib created a nonprofit program to serve refugee, immigrant and marginalized children.


May 4, 2020

Grant backs Indigenous vision

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted $1.8 million to the center to support students and research.


A brush with depth

Jake Prendez, ’00, knows what it's like to feel like an outsider. Now he offers fellow Latinx artists a place to showcase their work.


April 14, 2020

Out of print

Pike Place Market's last newsstand goes out of print as UW alumnus closes shop.


April 2, 2020

Impact personified

Alum and former UW regent Jim Ellis was driven to serve the public good.


March 30, 2020

Bonjour, Paris

Meredith Clausen, an architectural historian, shares her Paris apartments with UW scholars.


March 24, 2020

Hummingbird man

What makes hummingbirds so fascinating? We asked UW expert Alejandro Rico-Guevara.


March 19, 2020

How UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of student businesses

UW’s startup culture nurtures a growing number of students, proving that an idea, some energy and valuable mentoring can bring business success.


March 17, 2020

‘Whenever you get, give back’

Jim McCurdy’s mantra spurred support of higher education.


From campus activist to city council

Varisha Khan becomes one of the first Muslim women to hold public office in Washington State.


March 13, 2020

A life study

A devastating fire makes painter Grace Flott struggle for control of her body—and her life.


A legacy of caring

For a life dedicated to students of color, the UW honors Emile Pitre with the 2020 Charles E. Odegaard Award.


March 10, 2020

Off and running

Darhian Mills didn't always love running, but she eventually ran the 400-meter hurdles faster than any woman in UW history.


After the ashes

Scientists knew Mount St. Helens would come back to life after the 1980 eruption, but as a new book shows, its resilience still blew them away.


For an informed public

The UW's Center for an Informed Public is a response to the rise in disinformation and erosion of trust in our most basic societal institutions.


A serving of support

As CEO of FareStart, Angela Dunleavy Stowell gives people a path from poverty to success in the culinary world.


March 5, 2020

Wonder of Warashina

The Smithsonian honors Patti Warashina, ’62, ’64, whose humor and innovative perspectives on the human condition put a new face on ceramics.


January 9, 2020

Remembering Rocky Yeh

He was the ultimate party host, a self-described bon vivant and a Husky superfan.


December 27, 2019

Born in rhythm

We asked percussionist Paul Hansen, ’83, about his life on the drums. Here's what he had to say.


December 26, 2019

Inside the peace

No one else could have written "Surviving the Peace," a new book by Peter Lippman, ’95, after decades of grassroots connections to the people of the Balkans.


December 9, 2019

Human touch

Jill Higson ’86, gives people a chance to communicate through the written word.


December 4, 2019

Seeing himself in the science

Ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.


December 3, 2019

Happy hints

Recommendations from social psychologist Tabitha Kirkland, whose research explores strategies that nurture our happiness.


November 29, 2019

Serving up success

The Foster School's Consulting and Business Development Center boosts entrepreneurs from underserved communities.


November 24, 2019

Granters of wishes

Melissa Arias, ’97, and Trina Cottingham, ’96, are on local Make-A-Wish leadership team.


Building the bones

Chip Lydum, ’84, parlayed a journalism job into a prominent role in Husky athletics.


Roman revival

A special place in the hearts of many, the UW’s Rome Center is undergoing a needed restoration.


Becoming a Husky

The University of Washington's admissions process is vetted and values-driven to produce a talented, diverse student body.


Legacy of ‘No-No Boy’

Decades ago, he built a foundation for Asian American literature; now, a UW professor is still protecting an alumnus’s classic novel.


November 17, 2019

A story of triumph

A night with Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank.


October 31, 2019

The house at 5030

Nearly 40 years ago, 11 friends moved into a U District boarding house. The bonds they made are as strong as ever.


October 23, 2019

From war to law

An owner of three Bronze Stars, the Hon. Ronald E. Cox is UWAA’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award recipient.


October 22, 2019

Plea for the planet

Tenacity led Jim Anderson, ’66, the 2019 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, to help save the ozone; he's not about to give up.


September 23, 2019

What it’s like to have dinner with Seattle chef Melissa Miranda

An intimate conversation with the chef behind Beacon Hill's most anticipated new restaurant.


September 19, 2019

Call her ‘Grammar Girl’

Is it who or whom? Affect or effect? Mignon Fogarty, '90, became internet famous for answering such questions.


September 3, 2019

The third annual Latinx Pride in Seattle

Founded by a UW alum, the celebration focuses on diverse faces in the LGBTQ community.


September 2, 2019

Jordan Nicholson takes off

How the self-proclaimed lover of life followed his passions to become an accomplished photographer, artist and man about town.


When Dad ran for president

In 1972 and 1976, Sen. Henry “Scoop” Jackson was a candidate for the highest office in the land. I was along for the ride.


Arms to table

Northwest ingredients meet Filipino-influenced cuisine at Archipelago, a Seattle restaurant that has earned rave reviews.


Kasia Omilian with a football

Ahead of the herd

Kasia Omilian wants to become the first woman general manager in the National Football League.


Saving time

Benefits to daylight saving time? Let me shine some light on the ways it makes life better.


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.


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.