February 25, 2023
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering was once the College of Mines. The name changed, but advancing technologies and research is stronger than ever.
“Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest,” submerses visitors in traditional tattooing practices and their modern expressions.
Landmark status will aid the drive to restore the ASUW Shell House.
January 26, 2023
Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer, '76, '91, served as an Army Nurse in Vietnam. She reflects on a return trip in 2019 with fellow UW veterans.
November 27, 2022
The UW Graduate School will host an “Evening with Chuck D” for its public lecture series.
November 3, 2022
The UW seeks to make the Washington Park Arboretum and Center for Urban Horticulture more inclusive.
Poet Shin Yu Pai uses everyday objects to explore unique meaning in her new podcast "The Blue Suit."
September 20, 2022
Through the UW Fund and other unrestricted philanthropy, donors to the UW can make an immediate impact where it's needed most.
By supporting students, professors and research-based solutions to global problems, Leo Maddox Schneider's family is honoring his passion for learning and making a difference.
September 4, 2022
Joanne Montgomery, recipient of the 2022 Gates Volunteer Service Award, spent two decades as a nurse—and two more ensuring that the UW is at the forefront of the field.
As the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative grows—and welcomes a counterpart Sisterhood Initiative—students like senior Noah Stanigar continue to soar.
September 3, 2022
Neurodiverse UW employees gather to share their stories at a seminar.
September 2, 2022
Thanks to a catalyzing donation, the ASUW Shell House—a location with a rich history—is on the way to being renovated for another century of service for campus and the community.
After an unprecedented Pacific Northwest heat wave, shellfish died at alarming rates. Tribal scientists and UW researchers figure out why.
May 30, 2022
A new nonprofit called the Husky Sailing Foundation aims to create a more stable future for a sports club that dates back to 1948.
May 29, 2022
The HUB has been home to a hair stylist since 1952. Now, salon operator Jane Snell hangs up her shears and closes the Scissor’s Edge.
May 25, 2022
Michael Verchot receives the 2022 UWAA Distinguished Service Award for his work on behalf of the UW Consulting and Business Development Center.
Ken Sirotnik's legacy remains strong nearly two decades after his death. The UWAA honors him with the 2022 Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.
For his dedication to the UW and Chicano/a/Latino/a communities, Erasmo Gamboa receives the 2022 Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award.
May 16, 2022
Leonard Forsman, '87, is the UW's new regent. He tells Viewpoint his goals and priorities for his six-year term.
May 5, 2022
UW-affiliated public radio stations KUOW and KEXP mark milestones in 2022.
May 4, 2022
College of Built Environments students help historically Black churches survive gentrification.
May 3, 2022
Meet the 2022 recipients of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership awards.
March 3, 2022
Once a student activist’s dream, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center celebrates five decades as a space for diversity and inclusion.
March 2, 2022
Mustapha Samateh, president of the ASUW, reflects on his journey from Gambia to the UW.
March 1, 2022
In the span of seven days in November 1961, civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy spoke on campus.
November 19, 2021
The most diverse generation in American history, they are engaged, informed, and not content with the status quo.
September 11, 2021
From the Bagley Hall attic to global outreach: The School of Dentistry celebrates 75 years.
September 8, 2021
Through the interplay of light with her creations, artist Barbara Earl Thomas creates ‘ordinary magic.’ Her extraordinary work explores childhood, race and religion.
September 4, 2021
‘Boys in the Boat’ author Daniel James Brown’s new book depicts the heroism of World War II-era Japanese Americans.
June 7, 2021
One of the Foster School’s most prolific researchers in organizational behavior, Terence Mitchell has not slowed down since retiring.
June 4, 2021
Anthony Ishisaka’s impact on legions of University of Washington students as well as all of Western Washington shines as bright as ever.
May 11, 2021
Last June, 17 students from the first Brotherhood Initiative cohort graduated, and now three more classes of young men are following in their footsteps.
December 16, 2020
Members of the UW community join to fight “white supremacy as a lethal public health issue.”
In celebration of the Seattle Japanese Garden’s 60th birthday this summer, a number of local artists created works honoring the landscape and the people involved.
December 8, 2020
After a tumultuous 2020, what have we learned that can light our way forward?
November 29, 2020
Retiring from the UW doesn’t end the story for faculty and staff. They are driven to serve their communities on a local or global scale.
September 21, 2020
Ayan Hassan’s life was changed by the Making Connections program—and then unexpectedly saved by one of the program’s founders.
Underrepresented minority communities often view government with mistrust. The ECC is working with those communities to build trust in the U.S. Census.
September 11, 2020
We asked three UW experts—a historian, a leader in education and an expert in infectious disease—how we might use this time of challenge and change to plan for a better future.
September 8, 2020
The UW has responded with leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. Now we must make the same commitment to addressing systemic racism and injustice.
June 10, 2020
A quick trip through the University Book Store’s 120 years.
After 16 years of inclusion, UW’s Q Center is just getting started.
May 8, 2020
After deciding medicine wasn't for her, Yasmin Habib created a nonprofit program to serve refugee, immigrant and marginalized children.
November 24, 2019
A special place in the hearts of many, the UW’s Rome Center is undergoing a needed restoration.
The University of Washington's admissions process is vetted and values-driven to produce a talented, diverse student body.
June 4, 2019
Some might find the work of dusting and dabbing sand away from a fossil tedious, but Jean Primozich still marvels at it.
March 1, 2019
Tidbits of local history are scattered throughout the guest rooms of the Graduate hotel, formerly Hotel Deca.
August 30, 2018
Tony Castricone has a passion for sports and a song in his heart.
August 29, 2018
A UW summer camp helps teens who stutter find their voices.
June 2, 2018
Anne-Lise Nilsen has known the next Husky mascot since he was 9 days old.
September 1, 2016
Dave Torrell is the founding curator of the Husky Fever Hall of Fame, which opened in 2002. There are 500 pieces of memorabilia celebrating 21 sports, plus 200 Husky Hall of Fame inductees.
June 1, 2016
“I cry tears of joy every year. UW Commencement is considered to be one of the largest and most prominent ceremonies in the country.”
March 1, 2016
Meet the man who finds new homes for the UW's unwanted and obsolete items.
September 1, 2015
As Terra Hoy and others in the UW community know, changing genders is fraught with challenges -- emotional, physical and societal.
June 1, 2015
The Harborview nurse barters her portraits to help the homeless in Seattle.
September 1, 2013
Getting a little snout time with DUBS, the UW’s 13th live mascot, a 4-year-old Alaskan Malamute who gets to move back into Husky Stadium beginning with the season opener Aug. 31 with Boise State.
June 1, 2012
Decades of industrial and urban waste have badly contaminated South Seattle’s Duwamish waterway, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will determine the long-awaited, final cleanup plan of this Superfund site later this year.
June 1, 2011
Crossword puzzle fanatic Jeff Chen, ’02, doesn’t just fill out crossword puzzles, he writes them, too. He recently had one published by The New York Times. And here he created a special crossword puzzle for Columns readers.
March 1, 2010
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, numerous UW Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, students and health professionals went to Haiti to treat the injured and sick and care for the displaced.
March 1, 2008
Call it “Revenge of the Nerd.” Rainn Wilson was, by his own admission, a hopeless misfit in high school. But when he made a recent appearance at a Kane Hall event, the adoring undergrads had to be turned away by the hundreds.
September 1, 2007
UW communication professors pried open a 51-year-old time capsule on April 26, revealing both its original contents and some more, um, revealing contents.
For the Columns Alumni Vote in June, we asked if alumni attended the main graduation ceremony when they completed their UW degree. The 952 responses broke down to 59 percent “yes” and 41 percent “no.”
“Science on Tap” is a monthly opportunity for folks from the community to get together on a Monday evening and listen to a distinguished scientist while sipping beer.
September 1, 2006
Though live canines have been official UW mascots for decades, Harry, known simply as "The Husky Dawg" at the time, wasn't introduced until the 1995-96 school year.
September 1, 2005
“Professor Chernicoff … in the hall … with the candlestick …” Nightly study sessions solve the puzzle of how to shrink the University.
From parties to salsa competitions to Experimental College dance classes, UW students and alumni alike have been enjoying the Wilsonian Ballroom since the 1920s. That may come to an end, however, as developers plan to demolish the 82-year-old space.
September 1, 2003
A founder of the Multicultural Alumni Partnership, a member of the Washington State Legislature, and a community leader who serves on the National Council on Humanities are among this year’s alumni and friends who will receive awards at the Multicultural Alumni Partnership’s “Bridging the Gap” Breakfast.
December 1, 2002
Hunter and Dottie’s three children, Brooks, Anne, and Chris, were on hand when Regent Daniel J. Evans presented the Simpsons with the first Gates Volunteer Service Award.
June 1, 1993
Former UW Daily Managing Editor and ASUW President Cassandra Amesley, '77, '81, gets the credit (or blame) for using the term.
A fracas that cost a student her eye initiated a new era in which campus officials expect to exert far greater influence over the 4,000 students who reside in the UW's Greek system.