October 2, 2018

War in the eyes of an 11-year-old

In an essay, a 1953 alum shares how wartime affected every aspect of growing up stateside during the 1940s.

June 20, 2018

James bronzed

The new Don James statue outside Husky Stadium will stop you dead in your tracks.

June 1, 2015

I, too, am America

The first time I visited the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, I was swept with grief. It was the first point during our UW-led Civil Rights pilgrimage where we faced the reality that the price of being black had been paid with innocent lives.

March 1, 2015

Character: Janis Avery

Janis Avery has one mission in life: shoring up support for foster children so they can make the grade in school.

June 1, 2014

'Time to flex'

Cristobal J. Alex is out to change the political landscape of the United States as the head of the Latino Victory Project.

Planetary bonanza

University of Washington astronomer Eric Agol played a key role in the discovery of 715 new exoplanets announced by NASA Feb. 26. Agol was on a team that found seven of those worlds, all in orbit around the same star, Kepler-90.

March 1, 2013

Lake life

They were complete dumps. Old houses were nailed to giant logs and towed to the water. Houses were roped to low pilings situated every three to four feet on both sides of rickety, teetering and creaking docks with missing cross boards. Planks of wood bridged the gap between the dirt paths leading from the streets...

Soviets in Seattle

When Washington hosted the inaugural Windermere Cup in 1987, it was the first competition for Soviet rowers in the United States in 25 years.

December 1, 2012

Poetry priestess

Catching up with Kathleen Flenniken, ’88, a civil engineer turned poet. Recently she was appointed Washington State Poet Laureate for 2012–2014.

December 1, 2009

Turning to tech

Two University of Washington alums—Steve Singer, ’81, and Ryan Oftebro, ’95, ’03—are carrying on the School of Pharmacy’s tradition of pioneering innovations.

June 1, 2003

Gates gift for genomics

The University of Washington announced April 24 the largest gift in its 142-year history — $70 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ensure construction of research space for the Department of Genome Sciences and to strengthen programs in global health.

Setting the standard

In recognition of their excellence in undergraduate education, the UW School of Drama and the UW Transition School/Early Entrance Program share the 2003 Brotman Awards for Instructional Excellence, the UW announced April 3.

June 1, 2002

Award winners

The UW Dance Program and the Friday Harbor Labs Apprenticeship Program share the 2002 Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence for their efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate education at the UW.