Features

January 11, 2018

The mom who became Marshal

Noreen Skagen, ’52, spent 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, rising through the ranks to become the first woman U.S. Marshal of Western Washington.


January 9, 2018

Connecting UW Medicine research to primary care clinics around the region

Connecting UW Medicine research to primary care clinics around the region.


One tray at a time, a Seattle dad helps erase school lunch debt around the state

Fueled by an appetite for social justice, Jeffrey Lew, ’06, set out to end the stigma of school lunch debt.


December 30, 2017

Marching around campus with the band

For Fiesta Bowl week, we tour campus with seven veterans of the Husky Marching Band.


December 28, 2017

Cross-laminated timber could ‘forge new links between lands and people’

A new type of fire-resistant wood reduces atmospheric carbon and can be made of damaged trees. Could it revive depressed economies in Washington’s rural timber communities?


December 15, 2017

The puzzle of aging: UW experts are piecing together new ways to live longer and better

Building on decades of research and outreach, UW experts are piecing together new ways to live longer and better.


Character: Newspaper publisher Assunta Ng

Life lessons from newspaper publisher Assunta Ng, ’74, ’76, ’79.


December 11, 2017

After Charlottesville clash, history professor heard echoes of an ugly era

After Charlottesville clash, a history professor heard echoes of an ugly era.


December 8, 2017

Engineering on the brain

Doctors, engineers and other experts work together at the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.


December 7, 2017

Electric bike on a budget: Seattle startup aims for sweet spot between DIY and $$$

A UW-trained engineer quit his job to shake up the burgeoning world of electric bikes.


The opioid boom

The prevailing practice for treating addiction to painkillers led to the worst man-made epidemic in modern medical history.


A new and inclusive Northwest history

The first Northwest history textbook written since 1989 isn't a boring list of facts—it's a compilation of riveting, high-stakes stories.


November 30, 2017

Thinking positive, taking back control

An undiagnosed traumatic brain injury rocked her life. By thinking positive, Shanda Taylor Boyd, '94, took back control.


November 18, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave

Famed astronaut Scott Kelly touches down on the Ave.


November 15, 2017

Changing the faces and future of conservation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is changing the faces—and future—of conservation.


November 8, 2017

How the UW Libraries brings damaged, rare books back to life

The Conservation Center repairs up to 12,000 items each year.


November 1, 2017

A visit from the very funny Anna Faris

The comedic actress, a '99 grad, hosts a popular advice podcast and recently wrote a memoir.


October 19, 2017

MFA painter Arely Morales brings laborers into the limelight

Arely Morales, '17, took inspiration from Latino artists and a poet in developing her style.


September 28, 2017

Why the UW is sending a kidney into outer space

A NASA rocket will blast off for the International Space Station carrying a UW research project called “kidney-on-a-chip.”


How the UW helped a little girl triumph as a reader with dyslexia

My alma mater helped my daughter become a reader.


Understanding homelessness

"It's a symptom of a bigger disease of our society."


September 27, 2017

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter on feature film

Screenwriter Temple Mathews teams up with his daughter to produce a romantic comedy for all ages.


September 20, 2017

Five generations of Huskies

A 1962 grad reflects on her family's history at the UW.


September 14, 2017

Character: Theater teacher Tim Bond

Tim Bond, '83, returns to the School of Drama as a professor.


September 13, 2017

Pairing up to support kidney patients

She leads a running group for transplant patients. He's developing a groundbreaking remedy for kidney stones.


Transplants on the double

UW Medicine’s innovation could yield better results for kidney patients.


Humanities anyone?

Society’s focus on STEM careers has contributed to a precipitous drop in liberal arts majors. It could be a problem.


September 12, 2017

Staying on the track

Five questions with Anita Campbell, the former Husky running star who came back to UW to coach.


City of Asylum: Helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh

Brian Kaminski and Cindy Nichols are helping persecuted artists in Pittsburgh.


Scions of Spokane: How two brothers tapped into the soul of their city

Ted and Jeremy McGregor operate one of the best alternative weekly papers in the nation.


Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman put people and principles above profit

To many, he was a “famous entrepreneur” and “beloved boss.” To those closer to him, he was a mentor, role model and dear friend.


September 7, 2017

Searching for owls in Discovery Park with wildlife photographer Paul Bannick

“We’re in the ideal spot for owls,” says Paul Bannick, a wildlife photographer who climbs trees and hikes tundra to capture images of the nocturnal predator.


August 31, 2017

UWAA names Bill Cole the first recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award

The UW proudly presents Bill Cole with the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Legacy Award.


A lifetime of fight: Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality

Trish Bostrom talks tennis and gender equality.


August 18, 2017

The wait was long and cold, but very worth it

Heather Roskelley, ’83, made a magical image of a notoriously elusive bird.


Bill Hardwick (1944–2017) carried on a family legacy with ‘sheer force of will’

The ’67 grad "put his heart and soul" into carrying on his family's legacy in the U District.


‘We came here to contribute’

As an undocumented immigrant, he dreaded going to the dentist. Now he goes the extra mile to put his patients at ease.


July 28, 2017

‘A genuine citizen’: The inspiring energy of Roger Sale

Roger Sale was one of those professors who changed lives.


July 17, 2017

Seattle stars at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game

At the MLB All-Star Game, a UW-trained engineer crafted the bats and a Mariner took home the MVP.


July 6, 2017

It’s never too late to graduate: 76-year-old finishes Ph.D. after four decades

Ned Porges, 76, finished his Ph.D. after four decades.


June 27, 2017

Before Paul Allen funded UW’s computer science labs, he got kicked out of them

Before he funded UW's computer science labs, Paul Allen got kicked out of them.


June 19, 2017

Character: Campus groomer Kandis Byrd

"I would have laughed hysterically if you told me 20 years ago I’d be doing this."


Johnnetta Betsch Cole to speak at graduation

She's a national leader in education, anthropology and activism.


June 16, 2017

Armed with DNA and forensic science, Sam Wasser fights to save endangered species

Biology professor Sam Wasser fights to save endangered species.


June 15, 2017

A champion for higher ed

Rep. Helen Sommers protected funding and expanded opportunities.


Mobilizing against muscular dystrophy

A family eager to help their son has helped make the UW a leader in facing down an insidious disease.


June 14, 2017

She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers

She left the UW to fly B-29 bombers, but she wasn't considered a veteran after WWII ended.


Brewing a new space in Suzzallo

A Venti-sized coffee shop opens in Suzzallo this fall.


June 13, 2017

Law school grad stays connected to the people of Nepal from her Spokane home

Denise Attwood, '88, helped raise $130,000 for relief efforts after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


June 12, 2017

How prison can cost you ‘A Pound of Flesh’

Fees and fines are the punishment that keeps on giving in the criminal justice system.


In a time before trails, UW climbers found a way to trek the Pacific Northwest

In a time before trails, UW climbers found a way to trek the Pacific Northwest.


June 7, 2017

Florist reflects on her time in the Obama White House

Laura Dowling, ’81, ’91, served as the Chief Floral Designer in the Obama White House.


June 1, 2017

Of the highest grade

Celebrating the 2017 teachers of the year.


An optimistic Rick Welts enters another agonizing Finals week

Rick Welts, president of the Golden State Warriors, returns to the NBA's biggest stage.


May 29, 2017

Man of the city: Norman Rice remains one of Seattle’s most dedicated public servants

In his five decades of public service, Norman Rice has helped build a community we are all proud of.


May 23, 2017

For faculty of color, there are many ways of measuring success

From mentoring students to training allies, faculty of color can measure their success in many ways.


May 8, 2017

Young men of color thriving thanks to Brotherhood Initiative

Inside the new program advocating for black and brown students on campus.


May 6, 2017

Bob Ferguson, Washington’s top lawyer, talks travel bans and Trump

Attorney General Bob Ferguson, '89, returned to campus.


March 30, 2017

Busting BS: Training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods

Inside the class that's training students to catch—and call out—fake news and falsehoods.


March 23, 2017

UW hands Mike Hopkins the keys to the men’s basketball program

UW hands Mike Hopkins the keys to the men's basketball program.


March 4, 2017

UW students and staff revive long-lost sport of log rolling

Thanks to a group of adventurous students and staff, log rolling has returned to UW.


March 3, 2017

With spoken word and hip-hop, a new generation of poets has taken the stage

With spoken word and hip-hop, a new generation of poets has taken the stage.


March 1, 2017

Finding a solution: A history of helping mankind

Tackling the most vexing medical problems facing humankind.


Cancer calamity: Rising rates among low-income and minority Americans

Disparities in health care access hit communities of color hard—particularly when it comes to cancer.


Why Gates gave: What $279 million will do for global health

A historic $279 million donation will enable the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation to forecast health scenarios.


Building a livable city: Lessons from Auburn, Washington

Where we live affects our quality of life in many ways, including our health, happiness and social equity.


Diet and disease: Mapping and combating health disparities

How UW researchers are mapping and combating health disparities.


Scientists, doctors and data collectors join forces for population health

Scientists, doctors and data collectors join forces for population health.


February 28, 2017

Traveling the world like a cocoa bean

UW Bothell lecturer Kristy Leissle is a leading researcher of the global cocoa trade.


Alumni join students for 10-week workshop about race relations

Students and alumni come together for 10-week workshop about race relations.


Hoisting higher education in Haiti

Jean-Elie Gilles, ‘98, ‘02, built a new university in Haiti.


February 27, 2017

The dramatic dynamics of Kathy Hsieh

Stereotypes don't have a chance when Kathy Hsieh, '87, takes center stage.


February 24, 2017

Civil Rights luminary John Lewis comes to campus

Rep. John Lewis, a giant of the Civil Rights movement, comes to campus.


January 30, 2017

Showing Seattle students how to break the cycle

Thanks to teachers like Kert Lin, ’07, ’11, Lakeridge Elementary is a 2016 state School of Distinction.


January 26, 2017

Doing the Donald: UW alum Gregg Henry channels Trump on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Character actor Gregg Henry, '75, channels President Trump on ABC's "Scandal."


January 19, 2017

UW art professor draws a new crowd with video lessons

UW art professor David Brody is teaching the world to draw.


January 17, 2017

UW Medicine lab races to halt the spread of the Zika virus

In South Lake Union, a UW lab races to halt the Zika virus.


December 29, 2016

From UW to Yakima, Dulce Gutiérrez has been guided by love for her community

Dulce Gutiérrez, ’14, is making history as one of Eastern Washington’s first Latina city council members.


UW aims for $5 billion with ambitious, transformative campaign

A look inside UW’s most ambitious fundraising campaign.


How Gilmour Dobie made UW Football a gridiron giant

Under head coach Gilmour Dobie, the UW Football team went undefeated for 10 years.


Why a breast cancer diagnosis isn’t always so simple

Why some women don't get clarity when it comes to a cancer diagnosis.


Michael Lewis Goldberg (1959-2016)

Remembering the lessons of UW Bothell's Michael Lewis Goldberg (1959-2016).


December 19, 2016

The new age of dentistry

Going to the dentist has never been as unpleasant as it’s often made out to be. But new technology and a new teaching philosophy is about to dispel that myth for good. Say ahhh.


December 15, 2016

Peter W. Chiarelli receives 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award

Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, ’80, receives the 2016 UW Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award.


Give Me 5: The repairman behind the Husky Marching Band

The repairman behind the Husky Marching Band.


Character: Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland

Tacoma native Marilyn Strickland, '84, wants to be her city's most vocal advocate for education.


Professor emeritus David Thouless wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

The highest honor in physics goes to Professor Emeritus David Thouless.


Growing up in Union Bay Village

How many of us Union Bay Village kids are left?


December 13, 2016

On the mend

No matter the fate of the Affordable Care Act, UW faculty and alumni continue to seek remedies for our health care system.