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Scene of change

As climate change heightens conflict between humans and wildlife, UW professor Briana Abrahms is using data to help people and animals cope — and coexist.

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Learn how College of Engineering and College of Arts & Sciences researchers are helping to establish the UW as a global leader of the coming quantum age. 

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The MacArthur Foundation honors UW Professor Yejin Choi, who teaches human language to computers.

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Mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate Malia Steward works to discover how solar cells can more efficiently convert light to electricity.

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Michael S. Spencer looking at camera in faculty portrait

Dr. Michael S. Spencer selected as next dean of the School of Social Work

Michael S. Spencer, who’s served as the interim dean since Jan. 1, has been appointed the Ballmer Endowed Dean of the School of Social Work beginning July 1 pending approval by the UW Board of Regents.

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University Faculty Lecture

Rocking the world of physics

Our best theory of how the universe works may be imperfect. Join UW Physics Professor David W. Hertzog on March 29 for the 2023 University Faculty Lecture, where he will explore how scientists are using subatomic particles called muons to do some detective work.

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cherry blossoms in the UW quad
Cherry Blossom Watch

Cherry blossoms on track for early April peak bloom

This year’s colder-than-usual spring delays the peak bloom slightly with blossoms set to emerge the week of March 20, according to the UW campus arborist. A new visitor’s website will have all of the updates an information needed, including a blossom tracker and details on transportation, activities, amenities and more.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

Honors & Awards

7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize