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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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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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Ballmer Group gifts $43 million to support Washington state early learning programs

Ballmer Group commits $38 million anchor gift to the University of Washington aligned with additional $5 million for early childhood workforce advocacy and programs to foster leaders of color in the field.

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A southern resident orca preying on salmon in the Salish Sea near Seattle.Su Kim/NOAA Fisheries

New research may explain decline of southern orcas

With population numbers of the southern resident orcas back to mid-1970 levels, a new study led by scientists at the UW and NOAA Fisheries shows how different hunting patterns between the southern and northern resident orcas may be the reason.

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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