February 25, 2023
John Pariseau worked at the UW for more than 50 years and served as director of intramural sports.
January 27, 2023
Former New York Giants player Carl Fennema attended Husky football games for decades; his love for his alma mater never flagged despite age and injury.
The late Jerry Thornton was a great ballplayer and a real family man.
November 27, 2022
Rick Redman was a star on both sides of the ball for the UW football team, playing guard and linebacker, and he shined on special teams as a punter.
November 26, 2022
“She was a maverick, and she placed the most vulnerable and marginalized populations—primarily women and children—at the center of her work.”
November 9, 2022
John E. Kurnick, '67, climbed all 68 of the 14,000-foot peaks in the contiguous United States.
September 2, 2022
Philanthropist Harriet Stimson Bullitt’s advocacy for Earth knew no bounds.
August 10, 2022
A “true leader,” Thaddeus Spratlen brought dignity, dedication and a scholarly approach to the Multicultural Alumni Partnership.
July 21, 2022
Famed movie critic John Hartl had a thoughtful eye, an unusually high IQ and an encyclopedic knowledge of film.
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 17, 2022
A gifted actor and director—and one of "The Five Who Dared"—Harvy Blanks made history.
March 11, 2022
Twenty years ago, the human rights leader delivered a message of hope to Seattle.
March 4, 2022
Millie L.B. Russell, who passed away in November, helped generations of BIPOC students become medical professionals.
December 4, 2021
Junior Coffey, who passed away recently, overcame traumatic experiences to become a Husky football star and racehorse trainer.
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.
One of Seattle’s few Black nurses in the 1940s, Rachel Suggs Pitts helped create a network of support for her colleagues and nursing students.
September 4, 2021
Kermit Jorgensen was part of a Husky team that notched back-to-back Rose Bowl victories.
August 31, 2021
Thaddeus Spratlen was a trailblazing business educator, a prolific scholar, a mentor and role model for generations of students.
June 10, 2021
W. Thomas Porter, ’59, served in the army, earned his MBA from the Foster School of Business, taught at the UW, and loved Husky athletics with all his might.
June 7, 2021
Dubs I, an Alaskan Malamute who was the Huskies’ cheerful and beloved mascot for a decade, died on April 3. He was 12.
June 3, 2021
Joy B. Plein, ’51, ’57, dedicated her long life to researching, teaching and sponsoring pharmaceutical research at the University of Washington.
By the time of her death at the age of 104, Beverly Cleary’s books had sold more than 85 million copies.
May 10, 2021
Brian Monroe, ’87, headed a Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper team and being the first print journalist to interview the country’s first Black president-elect.
March 11, 2021
Colleagues remember the remarkable life of Charles V. Johnson, ’57.
December 10, 2020
Frazer Cook called his time with the Husky Marching Band “an honor, a privilege and a pleasure.” Husky fans everywhere felt the same way about him.
December 7, 2020
A titan of the law and a trailblazer on the bench, Judge Joseph Jerome Farris sat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for 41 years.
November 29, 2020
As a leader in public service and champion of the UW, Bill Gates Sr. leaves a legacy far beyond his legal contributions.
September 16, 2020
Edean Anderson Ihlanfeldt started the UW women’s golf team in 1974-75 and coached it for eight years.
Rod Stanley, a Federal Way High School graduate who was a beloved member of the Husky football teams of the early 1970s, died in 2018.
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.
June 10, 2020
Virginia Bloedel Wright, 1929-2020, brought the Broken Obelisk to the UW and funded countless shows at the Henry Art Gallery.
April 2, 2020
Alum and former UW regent Jim Ellis was driven to serve the public good.
January 9, 2020
He was the ultimate party host, a self-described bon vivant and a Husky superfan.
March 1, 2019
A longtime leader of a family company, he went out of his way to connect with customers, employees and community members.
January 7, 2019
Two things mattered most to Barbara Bailey: reading and serving the community.
December 1, 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.
Donald J. Covey, ’53, was a dedicated business and community leader who served as president and CEO of UNICO Properties.
Richard Haag was the only person to receive two Presidential Awards for Design Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Robert Stevick's research into early Irish and English manuscripts advanced the understanding of arts and literature more than a millennium old.
November 30, 2018
To the late Paul G. Allen, the University of Washington felt like home.
We explore the legacy of Microsoft’s late co-founder by photographing items from one of his museums.
October 4, 2018
Remembering scholar, civic leader and former dean Hubert Locke.
June 5, 2018
The 1955 alumnus spent his life fighting discrimination.
The UW's first Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award honoree was a success in business after his Navy tour.
She teamed with her husband to make her mark at the UW through generosity and service.
June 2, 2018
With core values formed by his Chehalis upbringing, Orin Smith went on to become a business leader who knew how to treat people right.
March 13, 2018
The founder of the UW Division of Genetics in 1957 lived a life of twists and turns.
March 1, 2018
In post-Vietnam America, when political activity on college campuses caused rising tensions, Donald Matthews used his passion for politics to ease conflict and create a lasting legacy. The political science professor died Nov. 3.
January 11, 2018
After 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Noreen Skagen, ’52, became the first woman U.S. Marshal of Western Washington.
November 9, 2017
Karyl Winn preserved the stories of some of our region’s most important figures.
September 12, 2017
To many, he was a “famous entrepreneur” and “beloved boss.” To those closer to him, he was a mentor, role model and dear friend.
August 18, 2017
The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.
July 28, 2017
Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.
July 26, 2017
Theodore R. Anderson Jr. (1937-2017) met his wife when they both were applying for positions at Ski Patrol.
By eavesdropping on her parents, Pearl Engebord Catlin learned a new language.
June 15, 2017
Rep. Helen Sommers protected funding and expanded opportunities.
June 7, 2017
Remembering UW tennis great Jim Brink (1925-2017).
March 24, 2017
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February 28, 2017
Willis Konick and Al Sugiyama committed their lives to education and social justice.
The sculptor was a master of making people smile with his beautiful and sometimes cartoonish works.
The founder of the School of Dentistry’s dental hygiene program, known as the godmother of modern dental hygiene, died Dec. 12 in Boston.
Remembering Richard Cooley, a chairman of Wells Fargo who taught in the Foster School of Business.
Walt Parietti, known for 'Puck Talk' column, dies at 89.
Remembering Bert Pound, ’37, who played for the "boys in the boat" and did one-armed push-ups at UW football games.
February 27, 2017
Remembering architect and urban planner Tarlee Brown (1940-2016).
June 1, 2015
Whenever I wander by Smith Hall, I reflect about the home of the UW’s esteemed History Department, as well as the place where, in 1969, a doctoral student wrote a memoir about losing his mother at age 6 and being raised by his father and grandma in hardscrabble Montana. Of course, I am referring to Ivan Doig’s first book.
In the 1950 film La Ronde, the narrator states: “I adore the past. It’s so much more restful than the present and so much more certain than the future.” History Professor Jon Bridgman said that this scene captured his perspective.
Professor Emeritus Norman Johnston had the buttons on his blazers replaced by those bearing the University of Washington’s crest; such was his love for this University.
March 1, 2015
Though the longest-serving president in UW history (from 1979 to 1995) is no longer with us—the North Dakota native died Dec. 27 at the age of 85 after suffering a stroke—his imprint on the University is indelible.
Often referred to as UW’s “father of bioengineering,” Wayne Quinton drew upon his knowledge in electronics, physics and materials to address unmet needs, especially in the field of medicine.
Naomi Brenner Pascal was a legend, not only at the UW, but also in the world of international academic publishing.
Albert L. “Les” Babb joined the UW chemical engineering faculty in 1952 and spent more than 40 years at the UW. He led the development of a curriculum in nuclear engineering and chaired the Department of Nuclear Engineering from 1965 to 1982.
March 1, 2014
Sally Skinner Behnke, who died Dec. 12 at age 90, made a huge difference in the Seattle community—and to the UW.
Debra Friedman loved the University of Washington. She earned two degrees here, served as a UW faculty member and administrator from 1994 to 2005, and in 2011, became chancellor of UW Tacoma—a job she threw herself into.
When Jack R. MacDonald died Sept. 13 at age 98, a $187.6 million charitable trust was provided for three of this favorite causes in Western Washington: the UW School of Law, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and The Salvation Army’s Northwest Division.
September 1, 2013
Brewster C. Denny, who died June 22 at age 88, held several key roles in the federal government before honoring the call from UW President Charles Odegaard to return home to Seattle to create an academic program in public affairs.
June 1, 2013
The University of Washington community lost one of its most beloved members when Bryan Pearce, longtime University Book Store CEO and UWAA board member, died April 20 at the age of 55 from cancer.
June 1, 2012
Norbert Untersteiner, a UW professor and legendary polar scientist who was considered the founder of modern sea ice physics, died March 14. He was 86.
Thomas James Pressly, who taught history at the UW for almost 40 years, died April 3. He was 93.
Jeanne Quint Benoliel, a longtime member of the UW School of Nursing faculty who was named a “living legend” by the American Academy of Nursing, died Jan. 23. She was 92.
March 1, 2012
For 45 years, Gordon Hirabayashi, ’46, ’49, ’52, who died Jan. 3 at the age of 93, waited for justice after he was imprisoned for challenging the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor at the start of World War II.
December 1, 2011
Without the help of politician Albert Rosellini, ’32, ’33, who died Oct. 10 at the age of 101, the University of Washington School of Medicine might not exist today.
State Sen. Scott White, ’01 who died suddenly Oct. 21 of an undiagnosed heart problem, was a rare individual who never met a person with whom he couldn’t find common ground.
September 1, 2011
Robert Canfield, ’51, was a highly popular professor of restorative dentistry who spent 22 years on the faculty of the UW School of Dentistry.
Diane Gamble, ’59, whose passion for business was matched by her devotion to the University of Washington, died June 14. She was 73.
William R. Lewis, ’42, was the longtime editor and co-publisher of the Lynden Tribune and founder of the popular Chow Down to Washington event.
June 1, 2011
Althea Diesenhaus Stroum, one of the UW’s most renowned philanthropists, died March 14 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
C. Benjamin Graham Jr., ’58, ’62, was the first student in a wheelchair to graduate from medical school at the University of Washington—and possibly the first in the nation.
Karma Hadjimichalakis was a principal lecturer in business economics and finance in the UW’s Foster School of Business and one of the University’s most beloved teachers.
December 1, 2010
Paul Steven Miller was a University of Washington law professor and a major player in the disability rights movement because of his dwarfism.
Roberto F. Maestas, ’66, ’71, was the founder and longtime executive director of El Centro de la Raza.
Virginia B. Smith, ’44, ’46, ’50, helped shape American higher education.
Jon K. Rider was a former Marine commander who changed careers and spent six years as executive director of the University of Washington Alumni Association.
September 1, 2010
Don Coryell, ’50, ’51, was a Husky defensive back who went on to become one of the greatest offensive coaches in football history.
Whitney R. Harris, ’33, was the last of the prosecutors who brought high-ranking Nazi war criminals to justice at the Nuremberg trials, died April 21 at his home in St. Louis.
Spencer G. Shaw was a University of Washington professor emeritus of library science who was a nationally recognized storyteller and advocate for children’s reading.
March 1, 2010
Mary Curtis-Verna, an international opera soprano who spent 20 years as Head of the Voice Department in the University of Washington School of Music, died Dec. 4. She was 88.
Edwin G. Krebs, a UW scientist who shared the 1992 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering a biological switch in cells, died Dec. 21. He was 91.
September 1, 2009
When Gretchen Howison Whiting, ’90, was diagnosed with stage III melanoma in 2004, she began a journey—not just to heal herself but to educate the public about the deadly disease, push for more funding for melanoma research, and continue to live her life to the fullest.
One of the most iconic figures in Husky football history, Jim Owens, died June 6 at his home in Bigfork, Mont. He was 82.