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May 16, 2022

Toward a more diverse faculty

A new campus-wide effort led by Alexes Harris supports underrepresented groups and first-generation faculty.


May 5, 2022

From Eastern WA to the 9th Circuit

Judge Sal Mendoza, ’94, made history by becoming the first Hispanic judge from Washington to serve on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


May 3, 2022

Honoring Frank Irigon

Frank Irigon, noted social and civil rights activist, will be honored with the 2022 Charles E. Odegaard award.


June 3, 2019

A joyful privilege

Connie Kravas, who retires from the UW this summer, is one of the most vocal and successful advocates for higher education for all of Washington.


March 7, 2019

Editor’s Eye: Unease

I fear that part of the University is in peril—the humanities, arts, social sciences, museums, libraries.


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

Living on a houseboat was a way of life that brought about a great deal of companionship, sharing and good humor.


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.


September 1, 2000

Father of an island

Richard Evanson dedicated himself to revitalizing an island, turning it into an ecological paradise with the help of Fijian natives.


June 1, 1995

Our first president

Asa Mercer is gained fame for bringing shiploads of women around Cape Horn to the then-wild Puget Sound area in the 1860s.


March 1, 1995

Gains for women

Since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, women—both black and white—have made the greatest gains in the job market, says UW Sociology Professor Paul Burstein.


December 1, 1994

Smarter computers

Software engineers are creating programs that will turn computers into the ultimate in personal assistants.


September 1, 1992

Debate over required classes

The teaching engine that runs undergraduate education is due for an overhaul, say some University of Washington faculty.