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Shaping a doctor

With Native roots in rural Alaska, Stephen Ellison saw firsthand the need for medical care in small communities. Now the UW School of Medicine graduate is bringing health care back home.

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'Being yourself
is powerful’

Being distinct is an advantage, says Jordan Nicholson, ’12. His unique talent and perspective power his career as a visual artist — and express his love of life.

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Seeing through the walls

Now open to the public, the new Burke turns the museum experience inside out. Visitors can explore a host of exhibits — and peer through the walls for a behind-the-scenes look at a natural history museum in action.

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Policy in Action

Maya Sullivan, ’19, tackled critical policy challenges through the Jackson School’s Task Force program — and set her career in motion.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

Red pine scale damage

How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts

About 450 nonnative, plant-eating insect species live in North American forests. Most of these critters are harmless, but a handful wreak havoc on their new environment.

UW News

Emily M. Bender meets with a student in her office. Since she first offered her Ethics and Natural Language Processing course, ethics topics have been added to courses across the department's computational linguistics curriculum.
Arts & Sciences

Siri, are you guessing?

Linguistics professor Emily Bender explores the challenges involved when computers handle human language, and the ethical issues that can arise


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Fast Facts


The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2018

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