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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.



Race & Equity Initiative inspires change

Through the Race & Equity Initiative, President Cauce hopes the UW can “encourage each of us to recognize the power and responsibility we have individually — and collectively — to create an inclusive society where all can achieve their full potential.”

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Beyond bars

Thanks to a partnership with a local nonprofit, students in the UW’s Law, Societies & Justice program are getting real-world experience in a mixed-enrollment class alongside inmates at the Monroe Correctional Complex.

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'The Really Big One' Q&A

Alongside fellow experts, UW professor John Vidale is working toward making the earthquake-prone Pacific Northwest a safer place. Vidale answers some of our most pressing questions.

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Helping soldiers tell
their stories

For soldiers-turned-students of the Red Badge Project, creative writing in UW English Professor Shawn Wong’s class isn’t just therapeutic — it’s life-saving.

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News & Events

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf examines a slide
Health and Medicine

Researching Zika and birth defects

Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf and fellow UW researchers are studying the Zika virus to learn how birth defects can be prevented.



How scientific social work helps people flourish

UW School of Social Work Dean Edwina Satsuki Uehara writes that scientific social work has a good track record when it comes to advancing leading-edge solutions for significant social problems.

Innovation Perspectives

meany hall walking down wall performance
Arts UW

Wall-walking dancer Rachael Lincoln: ‘It’s a duet’

At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Rachael Lincoln leaned slowly out into space, hands at her sides — and then walked down the side of Meany Hall for the Performing Arts.

UW Today

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