ice core Environment

Greenland ice cores show success of U.S. Clean Air Act

Ice cores show smog-related ratios leveling off in 1970, and suggests these deposits are sensitive to the same chemicals that cause acid rain.

UW Today
steve ballmer Graduation

Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (right) will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on June 14.

UW Today
smartphone lens Engineering

UW graduate turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

The Micro Phone Lens, developed by UW mechanical engineering alumnus Thomas Larson (’13), can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope.

UW Today
margaret o'mara Arts & Sciences

The history of innovation and what makes an innovation hub tick

Margaret O'Mara, an associate professor of history at the UW, spends her days analyzing the ingredients that make up a technology hub like Seattle.

Geek Wire
imagine-that Campus Events

'Imagine That' exhibit opens

See some of the most fascinating and rare items from the museum's collection (many of which have never been displayed) and discover what they teach us about our world.

Burke Museum


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working democracy conference

When job security becomes insecurity

April 25 conference will explore the political roots and consequences of inequality and discuss possible solutions to empower workers and make government more responsive.

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Unleashed: Petersen’s instant, lasting impact with Kikaha, Huskies

UW’s new coach allowed co-captain Hau’oli Kikaha to miss the first months of offseason workouts to pursue his passion: studying the culture and history of the Pacific Islands in French Polynesia.

Soweto Gospel Choir

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures – and Music of Today

Music and exhibit openings mark this busy week in the arts.