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Business opportunity

For Yakima-born Yesenia Velasquez, the Young Executives of Color program at the Foster School of Business has opened the door to a promising future she never knew existed.

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Animal instinct

Armed with DNA and forensic science, UW biology professor Sam Wasser fights to save endangered species.

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Reaching for the stars

Growing up in eastern Washington, Lupita Tovar didn’t think college was in her future. But with the help of a NASA Space Grant, she succeeded as an undergraduate and is now about to become a PhD student in astronomy and astrobiology.

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Garden cities

At the UW’s College of Built Environments, students like David de la Cruz, ’17, are partnering with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities in the fight for environmental justice.

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Be Boundless

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Be A World of Good

UW receives record level of philanthropic support

More than 150,000 donors have joined the ‘Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World’ campaign in the past year, contributing more than $560 million. Your support is making an impact — here and around the world.

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Babies learn second language in iLabs study
Social Science

How exposure to a foreign language ignites learning

A new study sought to answer a fundamental question: Can babies be taught a second language if they don’t get foreign language exposure at home?

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Chronicle of Higher Education

UW named ‘Great College to Work For,’ makes honor roll

The University received accolades in seven categories – the most to date – in addition to making the honor roll, a special distinction for institutions that were cited for recognition most often in their size group.

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