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The Next-Generation of
Breast Cancer Care

By applying PET technology to a standard mammography machine, UW startup PET/X hopes to streamline treatment for breast cancer patients, knocking out costs and side effects along the way.

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Advocating for hope

Thanks to scholarship support, Dashni Amin was able to draw inspiration from her parents’ sacrifices — and prepare herself for a future of helping others.

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A Spring Break
of Service

A first-generation student from a migrant farming family, Salvador Gomez is donating his spring break to the Pipeline Project, tutoring and mentoring children in rural Washington whose childhoods remind him of his own.

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A global citizen

Thanks to scholarship support, UW resident adviser Louie Vital is forging her passion for academics, leadership and study abroad — from Spain to the Philippines.

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Be Boundless

On Campus

Seattle Minimum Wage Study

UW faculty team for five-year study of Seattle’s minimum wage increase

What will be the effects on workers, businesses, consumers and families of the city of Seattle’s ordinance increasing the minimum hourly wage to $15 by the year 2022?

UW Today

Arts & Sciences

Medieval scheming and sabotage in Smith Hall

In a new medieval history course, role playing is serious business as students learn about the past by living it.


Brain scan
In the News

$6 million gift will propel research at Alzheimer’s center

With the investment from the Ellison Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the UW will begin a project unique in the United States, one that could revolutionize care for Alzheimer’s.

Health Sciences

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