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Boundless Stories

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



China, revisited

Jane Yang, a UW sophomore who grew up in Shanghai, is teaching the UW men’s basketball team about her language and culture. Now, she’s looking at her home — and herself — with fresh eyes.

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Picturing hope

With a deep background in special education, UW graduate Ariane Gauvreau works to make the future brighter for children with special needs — and their families.

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Printing possibilities

Through 3-D printing, UW Bothell’s Ivan Owen is increasing access to prosthetics for children around the world with missing fingers — and inspiring the next generation of innovators along the way.

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Where the music matters

Pressing play on his iSchool education, KEXP librarian Dylan Flesch, ’08, ’14, is combining his love for music and information science to preserve decades of Seattle history.

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News & Events

Bill Gates Sr.
Passion Never Rests

Happy birthday, Bill Gates Sr.

On the occasion of his 90th birthday, we salute the immense contributions Bill Gates Sr. has made to the UW. Ever since he earned his undergraduate and law degrees here, he has been the UW’s biggest champion.

Presidential blog

iStockphoto of a sun/mountain scene by Bartosz Hadyniak

The unburdening effect of forgiveness

Ryan Fehr’s study indicates that the sense of lightness achieved by absolving someone who has wronged us in some way makes us perceive hills as less steep and even jump higher.


husky football helmet
Apple Cup

Dawgs dominate Cougs, 45-10

The Huskies removed any doubt about their postseason status by stemming the best passing game in the country and taking advantage of seven turnovers by Washington State.


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