February 25, 2023
Vaccines show promise for treating addiction to oxycodone, heroin and other addictive substances.
The Foster School library put a time capsule from the 1990s on display to mark its anniversary.
February 23, 2023
Peter Bacho wrote a love letter to Seattle with “Uncle Rico's Encore,” a book he says he “had to write.”
November 27, 2022
The MacArthur Foundation honors Yejin Choi, a professor who teaches human language to computers.
Gov. Jay Inslee, ’73, selected Professor Alexes Harris, ’97, to serve a three-year term on the University’s highest governing body.
November 26, 2022
In data and in the field, professor Briana Abrahms seeks ways for humans and wildlife to coexist as the climate changes.
November 4, 2022
The UW's new police chief, Craig Wilson, has served 26 years in the department.
November 3, 2022
The UW’s new law dean wants to infuse social justice and civil rights throughout the law school curriculum.
September 20, 2022
History professor Margaret O'Mara explains how prior generations handled a pandemic and what we can learn from their mistakes.
September 9, 2022
Quintard Taylor tells the stories of Seattle’s small, but influential Black community.
September 3, 2022
Neurodiverse UW employees gather to share their stories at a seminar.
September 1, 2022
Early each summer, the University organizes a statewide field trip to introduce new faculty and administrators to Washington.
August 31, 2022
There's a new head coach in town: Kalen DeBoer shares his insights on the upcoming season with editor Jon Marmor.
August 10, 2022
A “true leader,” Thaddeus Spratlen brought dignity, dedication and a scholarly approach to the Multicultural Alumni Partnership.
June 15, 2022
They garden, they read, they cook and they dream of becoming dentists. Teachers: They're just like us! But these six are the cream of the crop.
May 30, 2022
School of Music Director JoAnn Taricani brought joy to her students and colleagues over more than four decades before her sudden death Feb. 1.
May 29, 2022
For the past 31 years, Jeff Bechthold has worked in sports information for the UW athletic department. He handles Husky football and crew.
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
A new campus-wide effort led by Alexes Harris supports underrepresented groups and first-generation faculty.
March 18, 2022
Tres Tracy Ballon, '01, is the master carpenter at the UW School of Drama. We talked to her about squirrels, big ideas and building sets (and boats).
March 5, 2022
UW history professor Margaret O’Mara shares her perspective on the pandemic and its echoes from the past.
March 4, 2022
Evalynn Fae Taganna Romano, ’10, ’21, leads an effort recognize an often overlooked group in the pandemic: campus custodians.
December 11, 2021
Marie Spiker is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health, registered dietitian and enthusiastic kayaker. We asked her about her various passions.
December 4, 2021
Marion Pepper of the School of Medicine helps us better understand the latest COVID-19 shot.
Fruit drinks are often disguised as nutritious alternatives to soda. Researchers try to counter that narrative.
Dance students and faculty once again get a chance to strut their stuff.
Graduate education is more than a ticket to a better future; it’s an engine for the public good.
Associate Professor Wendy Barrington, '12, brings a passion for health equity to her role as director of the Center for Anti-Racism and Community Health.
Maynard Okereke, ’06, makes STEM topics more relatable to kids of color.
Twisted facts, fake news and social media spoofs can turn society upside down. One UW team is working to help us through the infodemic.
November 19, 2021
Thaddeus Spratlen and Lois Price-Spratlen were the UW’s academic power couple—excelling as scholars and opening up opportunities for others.
September 11, 2021
Dentistry professor Theresa Cheng leads a nonprofit organization that connects veterans with resources and employment opportunities.
Sociology Professor Alexes Harris, ’97, works closely with UW Athletics to help student-athletes succeed.
September 4, 2021
A researcher combats cancer with the help of UW doctors and tools developed by his colleagues.
August 31, 2021
Thaddeus Spratlen was a trailblazing business educator, a prolific scholar, a mentor and role model for generations of students.
Ernesto Alvarado will be the first to tell you: You can’t suppress all of a region’s fires when they’re as much a part of the ecology as its flora and fauna.
July 22, 2021
Through feature films, groundbreaking documentaries and shorts, a UW librarian creates a canon of meaningful representation in American cinema.
June 21, 2021
One year into remote learning, these seven distinguished scholars kept class as fresh and relevant as ever. Find a seat and meet your 2021 Distinguished Teachers of the Year.
June 14, 2021
As we celebrate 12,000 new University of Washington graduates, we also have the special opportunity to honor three academic leaders who are retiring.
June 10, 2021
To get vaccines into arms in underserved communities, we need to meet people where they are, Pharmacy Professor Don Downing writes.
UW faculty members used innovative approaches to teaching hands-on courses during the pandemic.
May 11, 2021
Cecilia Aragon’s memoir, “Flying Free,” is for “anybody who has been discouraged all their life,” she says.
May 10, 2021
In the recent years, the UW has seen the highest racial and gender diversity among students in its history, “and yet we have fallen short on our faculty diversity efforts."
March 13, 2021
Here's what it's like to be a student in the University of Washington's class about Indigenous art.
March 11, 2021
University of Washington Medicine professor Dr. Helen Chu, ’12, “Washingtonian of the Year” by the Washington State Leadership Board.
Native art is prominent in the life of Miranda Belarde-Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington Information School.
March 9, 2021
Some advice about the kind of misinformation you may see in the coming months about COVID-19 vaccines and some tools to stop its spread.
March 4, 2021
Scientists spent decades warning us about what would happen during the 2020s and 2030s. Now we see it.
UW Libraries has undertaken a massive effort to expand access to digital resources and develop programs that teach students and faculty skills for research in a digital age.
December 16, 2020
Historians and information experts encourage us to preserve our memories and mementos so future generations might understand this exceptional time.
December 7, 2020
After earning his doctorate, Christopher Beasley established the Husky Post-Prison Research Lab.
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.
November 12, 2020
Assistant Professor Juliet Sperling, pictured here, began teaching American art history at the University of Washington this fall. She took us on a tour of U.S. history by looking at 18 portraits over four centuries.
September 30, 2020
Our sketchbook profiles Alice Lee, manager of the UW Visitors Center.
September 16, 2020
A book by UW Tacoma Assistant Professor Emily Thuma won the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies.
For many older Americans, the rhythms of every day have not just changed during the COVID-19 pandemic; they have stopped.
September 11, 2020
To experience the true beauty of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, look no further than the photographs of Loyd Heath.
Jennifer Cohen started working at the UW athletic department in 1998 and was promoted to athletic director in 2016.
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.
August 21, 2020
The chair of UW’s Printmaking Program designed a popular new class during the pandemic, stamping out doubt about how effective remote learning can be.
August 4, 2020
Astronomer Emily Levesque’s new book shares the wonder of stargazing—and the adventures it’s taken her on.
June 26, 2020
Ralina Joseph, professor of communication and director of the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, is leading exercises in “radical listening."
June 14, 2020
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
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 4, 2020
Jacqueline Padilla-Gamiño studies issues such as global environmental change, ocean acidification and microplastics in the ocean.
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.
Like a good friendship, your relationship with a book can become richer as you get to know it better.
Fast, accurate COVID-19 testing quickly went into effect here, thanks to the heroic efforts of UW Medicine faculty and staff.
May 14, 2020
Professor Dan Berger says incarcerated people must be freed to halt virus spread.
May 12, 2020
Charlotte Coté, this year’s Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, offers her thoughts on weaving Native understanding into the fabric of the UW.
May 4, 2020
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted $1.8 million to the center to support students and research.
March 30, 2020
Meredith Clausen, an architectural historian, shares her Paris apartments with UW scholars.
March 24, 2020
What makes hummingbirds so fascinating? We asked UW expert Alejandro Rico-Guevara.
March 10, 2020
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.
December 4, 2019
Ecologist Christopher Schell believes that tapping into who he is as a person makes his research better.
December 3, 2019
Recommendations from social psychologist Tabitha Kirkland, whose research explores strategies that nurture our happiness.
November 24, 2019
Chip Lydum, ’84, parlayed a journalism job into a prominent role in Husky athletics.
The University of Washington's admissions process is vetted and values-driven to produce a talented, diverse student body.
Decades ago, he built a foundation for Asian American literature; now, a UW professor is still protecting an alumnus’s classic novel.
September 2, 2019
Benefits to daylight saving time? Let me shine some light on the ways it makes life better.
June 3, 2019
We partied like students with the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Converting ocean waves into electricity poses challenges—and promise.
April 20, 2019
Professor Stephanie Fryberg draws on her own life to build support for Indigenous children
March 12, 2019
How UW research convinced our state's highest court to toss out the death penalty.
December 7, 2018
‘The Father of Multicultural Education’ is retiring after 50 years.
December 1, 2018
Over the last half century, some of the greatest poets have come to the UW to perform their works.
November 30, 2018
Michael Callahan rowed for UW from 1992-96, competed in the ’04 Olympics and has coached the men’s crew team since 2007.
October 10, 2018
A faculty leader shares her view of the future.
October 4, 2018
Remembering scholar, civic leader and former dean Hubert Locke.
June 4, 2018
What if your class schedule put you in a room with all of this year's best teachers?
Ingrid Walker wants to change the way media and government frame our perceptions about illicit drugs, and the people who use them.
March 4, 2018
Psychology professor Anthony Greenwald developed the Implicit Association Test, a rapid-fire survey that reveals the biases that lurk inside us.
September 14, 2017
Tim Bond, '83, returns to the School of Drama as a professor.
August 31, 2017
The UW proudly presents Bill Cole with the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.
July 28, 2017
Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.
June 19, 2017
"I would have laughed hysterically if you told me 20 years ago I’d be doing this."
June 1, 2017
Celebrating the 2017 teachers of the year.
May 23, 2017
From mentoring students to training allies, faculty of color can measure their success in many ways.