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Wisdom of a smallpox slayer

William Foege, ’61, was instrumental in wiping smallpox off the face of the Earth. The lessons he learned in that fight can be useful as we face COVID-19.

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Is the air getting cleaner during COVID-19?

While stay-at-home orders may have led to a decrease in some pollutants, a new study by UW researchers suggests that fewer cars on the road doesn’t necessarily mean cleaner air.

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Quantum edge

“Quantum everything” is the focus of QuantumX, a UW initiative to study quantum computing and beyond. UW faculty members are among the experts working with industry partners to shape the coming quantum age.

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Radical listening

Anti-racism doesn’t always require immediate action, says Professor Ralina Joseph. Sometimes you can start by listening without judgment.

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Courage. Creativity. Innovation. Respect. These Husky values see us through all kinds of challenges — from facing hard times to righting wrongs and helping to solve problems. Every day, we find tremendous hope in how the UW community pulls together to listen, learn, take action and improve the world.

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UW Medical Center’s care again is ranked No. 1 in state

The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, part of UW Medicine, was named the No. 1 hospital in the state of Washington and in the Seattle metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.

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Hillary Godwin, dean of the UW School of Public Health, wears a facemask

Help protect yourself and others during the pandemic

Washington requires masks to be worn in public. Get information about using face coverings, including what kinds of masks are appropriate to wear and how they protect people.

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32% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

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All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.