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March 2014 issue

Sally Skinner Behnke, 1923-2013

Sally Skinner Behnke, who died Dec. 12 at age 90, made a huge difference in the Seattle community—and to the UW.


March 2014 issue

Burke Museum curator is a bridge to an ancient world

A trip in 1988 ignited Sven Haakanson's passion for preserving indigenous culture. Now he's the new Curator of Native American Anthropology at the Burke Museum of Natural History.


March 2014 issue

Nurse extends a helping hand far beyond the hospital

Ekene “Kennie” Amaefule is a former Nurse of the Year at Harborview Medical Center who has single-handedly improved health care, education, social services and access to clean water in her native village of Imo State, Nigeria.


March 2014 issue

Husky Ballpark promises to be a big hit

In the shadow of gleaming Husky Stadium, construction continues on another remodeled athletic facility, one that is arguably an even more dramatic upgrade.


March 2014 issue

Theory explains how Mars could have once been warm and wet

The mystery of how the surface of Mars, long dead and dry, could have flowed with water billions of years ago may have been solved by research that included a University of Washington astronomer.


March 2014 issue

Brain could play a key role in diabetes

A growing body of evidence suggests that the brain plays a key role in glucose regulation and the development of type 2 diabetes.


March 2014 issue

Debra Friedman, 1955–2014

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.


March 2014 issue

Jack R. MacDonald, 1915–2013

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.


March 2014 issue

Danger and adventure call UW thrill seekers to the mountains

Mountain climbing has drawn many a UW student, parent, graduate, staff and faculty member up into the rarified air. Here, we highlight a few of those bold, strong and determined enough to push the limits.


March 2014 issue

Second code found hiding in DNA

Researchers led by Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read the instructions contained in DNA and interpret mutations to make sense of health and disease.


March 2014 issue

Sephardic language and culture tether professor to his family’s history


March 2014 issue

Author Teresa Tamura, ’96, captures snapshots of Japanese internment

Teresa Tamura captures poignant stories of hardship from a World War II relocation center in her book "Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp."


March 2014 issue

Editor’s Eye: Conviction gives UW Alumni Association its strength

One hundred twenty-five years ago, the stuff of history books and museum displays happened: Washington was admitted to the union as the 42nd state and the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 destroyed most of downtown. That was also the year the UW Alumni Association was formed.


March 2014 issue

Best minds in ‘big data’ work to harness its power

At the UW, the best minds are collaborating to ask questions and harness the power of “Big Data” to find answers and seek solutions to advance the common good.


March 2014 issue

Professor finds hope after heartache of husband’s suicide


March 2014 issue

A soldier’s promise: ‘We will come back for you’

Haunted by the deaths of two soldiers in a bunker he designed, Rich Kirchner returns to Vietnam to find his fallen comrades.


March 2014 issue

Me and my dad: following in his footsteps on Everest

The first time I approached Everest’s summit in ‘94, tears ran down my face as a deep sense of connection to my father welled up inside of me — a connection as a climber I had finally earned a right to call my own.


March 2014 issue

Excerpt from Ed Viesturs’s ‘The Mountain: My Time on Everest’

The first time I tried to climb Mount Everest was in the spring of 1987. It was a very different mountain then from the swarmed-over scene it’s become today.

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