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Diving into subjects from climate change to Indigenous languages, fisheries management to cultural artifacts, Stephanie Masterman, ’22, earned a B.A. in American Indian Studies and emerged as a tribal leader.

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Ice work

To learn about retreating glaciers, Assistant Professor David Shean’s engineering students hike to Mount Baker’s Easton Glacier for hands-on practice gathering highly precise data about ice melt.

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At every age, cleaner air means better health

Tiny pollution particles can mean big health problems for people of all ages. UW research shows how to minimize the risk.

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Beloved communities

Facing gentrification, some Seattle Black churches are partnering with the UW’s Nehemiah Studio, featuring College of Built Environments faculty and students, to help the organizations thrive into the future.

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UW and the Community

Nominate your Hometown Hero!

Know a military service member, first-responder, front-line worker, teacher, or someone who has made a great impact on the Seattle community? Nominate your Hometown Hero so we can recognize them at a Washington Husky Football game this season.

Nomination form

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UW Medical Center named state’s top hospital

The University of Washington Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metropolitan area, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Safely gathering for summer quarter classes and experiences

Summer quarter classes, experiences and services are being offered largely in person as we continue to stay vigilant to the continued presence of COVID-19. The University strongly recommends wearing a high-quality mask, due to higher case rates in the region.

COVID-19 updates

Fast Facts

Undergrad research

8000+ undergraduate students participate in at least one quarter of research.

Did you know?

There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.