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Finding Friday Harbor

UW alumna Susan Harris, ’15, spent a quarter studying everything from orcas to algae on the rocky shores of San Juan Island — right in the Puget Sound’s backyard.

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With a passion for equity, sophomore Joshua Dawson is advocating for — and empowering — underrepresented
pre-med students.

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Brewing up apps

In a city where coffee and technology are king, iSchool graduate Stephen Ramirez, ’15, has found his niche as a developer at Starbucks — with help from the Husky Promise.

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A promise to the public

Second-year law student Raz Barnea has always believed in paying it forward, playing his part in public service through a two-year Peace Corps post in Jamaica.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

UW social work students
In the News

Ballmers’ support for UW School of Social Work reaches $32 million

The UW will help more social work graduate students pay for their studies and start their careers without staggering debt loads, thanks to significant support from Connie and Steve Ballmer.

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Christopher Ré
Honors & Awards

UW computer science alumnus wins a MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’

Christopher Ré pursues new approaches to help computers analyze large, complex datasets. The applications for Ré’s work range from discovering new drugs to fighting human trafficking.

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Ana Mari Cauce

Welcome message from Interim President Ana Mari Cauce

Whether you’re a newcomer to the UW or, like me, a long-time member of the community, I hope you feel the excitement of the start of school. It is a great time for our city and our region!

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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