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Her place in history

Turkiya Lowe, Ph.D. ’10, brings a new perspective to the National Park Service, as the first woman and first African American to serve as its chief historian.

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Expedition of a Lifetime

UW Civil and Environmental Engineering alum Madison Smith, ’19, was part of the largest polar expedition in history, which is advancing climate change research.

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Education after prison

Ten UW alums — interviewed by Omari Amili, who earned three UW degrees — share stories of how higher education propelled them forward after incarceration.

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UW in your community

From researching in the foothills of Mount Rainier to training medical students in Seattle and Spokane, the University of Washington is truly the University for Washington.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

Research technician John Carter transports wastewater samples from the pump station to his vehicle.

Detecting COVID-19 in wastewater

Running underneath just about every residential home, apartment building, college residence hall and nursing home is a surprisingly valuable resource for detecting and monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks by neighborhood: the sewer system.

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MLK Week

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Many events have gone virtual in 2021, but there are still plenty of ways to mark the MLK Day holiday this year.


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Virtual events

Arts Roundup: The Converso’s return, drop-in meditation session and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Browse upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

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

For Washington

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