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Browse stories of the people, places and programs that drive the University of Washington to work for a world of good.

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Helping soldiers tell
their stories

For soldiers-turned-students of the Red Badge Project, creative writing in UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s class isn’t just therapeutic — it’s life-saving.

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#TogetherUndaunted

Race & Equity Initiative inspires change

Through the Race & Equity Initiative, President Cauce hopes the UW can “encourage each of us to recognize the power and responsibility we have individually — and collectively — to create an inclusive society where all can achieve their full potential.”

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Beyond bars

Thanks to a partnership with a local nonprofit, students in the UW’s Law, Societies & Justice program are getting real-world experience in a mixed-enrollment class alongside inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

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#UWdiscovers

'The Really Big One' Q&A

Alongside fellow experts, UW professor John Vidale is working toward making the earthquake-prone Pacific Northwest a safer place. Vidale answers some of our most pressing questions.

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News & Events

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Husky Football

National Signing Day

The Huskies welcomed their future on Wednesday with no surprises. For Coach Petersen, that is something to celebrate.

Husky Athletics

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Arts UW

BANDALOOP, Igor Levit – and the Trisha Brown Dance Company

Catch a vertical dance group suspended from the top of Meany Hall. Plus, pianist Igor Levit makes his Seattle debut.

UW Today

Microscope ID cancer cells
Health and Medicine

New pen-sized microscope can detect cancer cells

A handheld, miniature microscope being developed by University of Washington mechanical engineers could allow surgeons to “see” cancer at a cellular level in the operating room or doctor’s office.

UW Today

Fast Facts

At a glance

The UW has three campuses that offer more than 440 degree options across 280 programs

Academic milestones

87% of 467 patent applications filed by the UW in 2014 were contributed by students262 National Science Foundation fellows in 2014