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A twist of fate

The life of engineering alumna Ayan Hassan, ’12, ’16, was changed by the UW’s Making Connections program. But she didn’t expect it to be saved by one of the program’s founders.

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#PopulationHealth

Racing against a pandemic

Last winter, King County became the nation’s COVID-19 epicenter. The UW’s quick response was months, even years, in the making.

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#PopulationHealth

A new age of fires

As wildfires grow in severity, UW researchers are helping our region create a path forward — for the health of our forests and all who live here.

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#PopulationHealth

Healthy planet,
healthy people

How can we recover from a health crisis during a climate crisis? Five UW experts weigh in. 

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News & Events

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Engineering

Airdropping sensors from moths

UW researchers have created a sensor system that can ride aboard a small drone or an insect, such as a moth, until it gets to its destination. Once a mechanism is developed to recover sensors after their batteries have died, the team expects their system could be used to study a wide variety of locations, including environmentally sensitive areas.

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Miranda Belarde-Lewis
Information School

For Information School scholar, art holds key to Native knowledge

For many years, the only safe way for American Indians to express their culture was through artwork, commodities often sold to tourists, says Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit), an assistant professor in the Information School. She has studied Native art in her work at museums and now in her academic career at the UW.

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Coronavirus

Enroll in the UW Husky Coronavirus Testing program

Students and employees at all three UW campuses can now sign up for Husky Coronavirus Testing. Any UW community member who will be on campus, or who is living with several other people in neighborhoods near campus, is strongly encouraged to enroll.

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Rankings

The UW was named the most innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2019.

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