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Powering possibility

Raised as a shepherd in Ghana, Francis Abugbilla saw his first computer when he was 17. Today he’s a doctoral student in international studies — and with the help of a scholarship, he’s bringing solar power to his home village.

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Changing oceans, innovative solutions

Driven by rising carbon dioxide emissions, ocean acidification is already affecting our food web — from salmon to shellfish and beyond. UW researchers are helping business and community partners find solutions to a growing problem.

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Safeguarding an
essential food

UW graduate student Yasmine Farhat is part of a team working to understand how rice — Cambodia’s most important crop — will be affected by hydropower dams along the Mekong River.

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Building healthier,
happier cities

Interacting with nature has been shown to improve mental health. A team led by the UW and Stanford University will help city planners create urban environments that benefit the people who live there.

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Honors and Awards

UW is a ‘Great College to Work For,’ according to new survey

The University of Washington was specifically recognized in four categories: job satisfaction; work/life balance; tenure clarity and process; and teaching environment.

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On Campus

New Student Convocation

The UW welcomes new students this Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Following the event, President Ana Mari Cauce will host the President’s Picnic on Rainier Vista.

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UW at No. 26 in the world, fourth among U.S. public institutions

“We are honored to be recognized for the growing impact of the outstanding teaching and discovery taking place at the University of Washington,” UW President Ana Mari Cauce said.

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Did you know?

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