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First Nations Powwows Honor Native Traditions
First Nations Powwows Honor Native Traditions

Every year since 1971, the UW has held two powwows celebrating Native American cultures, hosted by First Nations@UW.  The more informal event is in January.  The larger Spring PowWow in April attracts thousands to Hec Edmundson Pavilion.  It is the largest […]

UW Story
2012
Hirabayashi receives Medal of Freedom
Hirabayashi receives Medal of Freedom

“Hirabayashi openly defied the forced relocation and internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, he refused the order to report for evacuation to an internment camp, instead turning himself in to […]

UW Story
2012
Who Cares’
Who Cares’

The Dawg Pack holds up The Daily’s “Who Cares?” poster as the Oregon State basketball team is introduced at the January 8, 2010 game at the…

The Daily
2011
Morning On The Quad
Morning On The Quad

With cherry trees. Today’s 365 Project photo.

Kathy E Gill
2011
It’s Spring at the UW
It’s Spring at the UW

Yoshino cherry trees mark the start of spring on the UW Seattle campus

Tim Knight
2011
My first visit to the UW Media Space room, w/ @scottmacklin & @hrhmedia
My first visit to the UW Media Space room, w/ @scottmacklin & @hrhmedia

Seriously cool set up in here. Hook up your laptop to a dongle, tap a big button to share your screen. Rinse and repeat. That’s Scott’s…

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2011
UW Softball home opener on Friday
UW Softball home opener on Friday

The UW women’s softball team is off to a great start with a 16-0 record. This weekend the dawgs will be hosting a tournament at the UW…

Tim Knight
2011
Backstory: A Filmmaker’s Vision ‘ Sneak Peek!
Backstory: A Filmmaker’s Vision ‘ Sneak Peek!

Today, we finally began shooting the first segments of our new show, “Backstory: A Filmmaker’s Vision.” The show is a collaboration with…

UWTV
2011
Denny Hall Sunset
Denny Hall Sunset

Really, not a bad way to end the day.

Corey Murata
2011
PAA Library

I came here because AMATH was let out early and someone told me it was downgraded to a reading room. It’s got a great view of the water.

Bryan Trinh
2011
Cheering on Lake Union Crew at the Windermere Cup
Cheering on Lake Union Crew at the Windermere Cup

I’ve written about this event a couple of times for the P-I, but this is the first time I’ve actually come. My friend Kim, who brought me…

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2011
A tour of presidential standards!
A tour of presidential standards!

Ok- so I think im in the wrong profession…apparently I shouldve been a University president for an American College…stunning residency!

Kim Burdett
2011
Real Dawgs Wear Purple
Real Dawgs Wear Purple

… Every Friday ;) — Read – Oops..

Tim Knight
2011
Senior lecturer becomes Libya’s finance minister

When full-scale revolts broke out in Libya in February 2011, Ali Tarhouni’s finance and business economics students were surprised when he announced that he once had been a pro-democracy activist in Libya and was returning to help the revolution after being stripped of his citizenship in 1973.

UW Story
2011
Welcome to the UW’s 150th
Welcome to the UW’s 150th

Welcome to the UW’s 150th In November, the UW will mark 150 years of providing a world-class education to generations of leaders, thinkers and doers. Join us on a stroll down memory lane by exploring the rich collection of stories […]

UW Story
2011
Peace Corps ranking

The UW ranked No.3 on the Peace Corps’ 2011 rankings of large university-based recruitment, with 94 undergraduate alumni currently serving as volunteers.

UW Story
2011
At home in UW Mystery
At home in UW Mystery

I first climbed the steps of Denny Hall as a freshman in the fall of 1981.I was impressed with the beautiful old building and loved the echo of the halls and history in the walls.

Bernadette Pajer
2011
Experience
Experience

UW was one of my wonderful and forever experience I got. As a freshman from Kenya I was delighted to get more helping professor on campus and other students…

Immanuel Gitamo
2011
What a surprise!

What a surprise it was to sit down several years ago with my cousin, Gary Millar, (of the UW Long Range Planning Department) and find out that our grandfather, James W.

Rebecca Hodge Strand
2011
Sometimes amazing moments are taken for granted.

I was about to write about a memory that would have included either my first day on campus next to the fountain, a tough fought victory for a sporting event, or even graduation day.

Christian Vera-Cadena
2011
The Trek
The Trek

For years I had been stalking the UW website.I was looking at it even before it got its beautiful upgrade.I looked at all the pictures on the site and I even used that interactive map with Dubs showing me around.

Alex Mostaghni
2011
Journalism Day At UW For High-Schoolers

I was privileged to lead a discussion today on “Mining Information” for high school newspaper reporters and editors, as part of the…

Matt Rosenberg
2010
Lei & Darren’s Wedding (with Husky cake)
Lei & Darren’s Wedding (with Husky cake)

Darren and Leila, two of our best friends, got married on 7/9/10. Darren is one of the most avid Husky fans I’ve ever met…they even had a…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2010
Did Your Dreams Come True’
Did Your Dreams Come True’

Much to my surprise tomorrow marks the ten-year anniversary of my graduation from University of Washington. Unlike the cliché uttering of…

Howard Wu
2010
UW Information School holds annual Dean’s Club dinner
UW Information School holds annual Dean’s Club dinner

Students are welcoming guests to the 2010 UW iSchool Dean’s Club dinner.

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2010
RT @westseattleblog: Huskies’

RT @westseattleblog: Huskies beat Marquette 80-78 on a Quincy Pondexter drive with 1.7 seconds to go.

Melissa Tizon
2010
A sneak preview of Intersect
A sneak preview of Intersect

At a Journalism That Matters conference at the University of Washington, we gave a handful of people a sneak preview of Intersect.

Peter Rinearson
2010
New documentary about violinmakers at the Henry tomorrow

Violin Masters: Two Gentlemen of Cremona Thursday, December 9, 2010, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Henry Auditorium The Seattle Chamber Music Society…

Betsey Brock
2010
Running into royalty at UW
Running into royalty at UW

Sahara and Duane explained they were taking pictures in royal garb around the university as part of an effort to call some attention to the…

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2010
Jordy’s First UW Basketball Game
Jordy’s First UW Basketball Game

Jordy loved the warm-ups and the actual shooting, but wasn’t so sure about his first introduction to Harry the Husky by Grandma. Oh well!

Nicole Morry Dierks
2010
Media Space with Monica Harrington
Media Space with Monica Harrington

Monica Harrington joined us for our 4th espisode of Media Space – Entrepreneurship & Innovation: “How do we innovate?” Watch short clip…

Scott Macklin
2010
Seattle shines at TEDxChange networking breakfast
Seattle shines at TEDxChange networking breakfast

Seattle is a storytelling capital. That statement, along with an announcement of an ambitious new event coming to the city, was how…

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2010
President Obama visits campus

On October 21, 2010, President Barack Obama visited the campus for a rally in support of the re-election of Senator Patty Murray.

UW Story
2010
Studied Abroad in Granada, Spain

Last summer, I studied abroad in Granada, Spain! We (two friends from UW and I) set out on our adventure with no idea where we were staying…

Lauren Olsen
2010
Scientists look inside a child’s mind
Scientists look inside a child’s mind

What parent has not wanted to know what is going on in a child’s mind? That mystery is particularly profound with infants, who learn rapidly but are unable to speak.

UW Story
2010
Husky Marching Band at the Holiday Bowl
Husky Marching Band at the Holiday Bowl

I entered UW as a freshman in September of 2010. While many things were brand new to me, one thing in my life stayed constant throughout this transition, and that was my involvement in marching band

Veronica McLaughlin
2010
School of Pharmacy, Dean Emeritus honored for service and research contributions
School of Pharmacy, Dean Emeritus honored for service and research contributions

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) announced in November 2010 that the UW School of Pharmacy was the recipient of the 2010-11 Transformative Community Service Award.

UW School of Pharmacy
2010
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Inception

The 2010-2011 Academic Year marked the first year of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus.

Luz Iniguez
2010
GO-MAP Celebrates 40 Years of Diversity in Graduate Education
GO-MAP Celebrates 40 Years of Diversity in Graduate Education

On July 1, 1969 the Office for the Recruitment of Minority Graduate and Professional Students was created to serve the needs of graduate students of color at the University of Washington.  In the first year, staff members traversed the nation […]

UW Story
2010
Start ‘em young.  A UW baby is born.
Start ‘em young. A UW baby is born.

UW Medical Center is awesome! My littlest guy was born there. Had a view of Husky Stadium out my window… what could be better than that. :o)

Miranda Dixon
2009
Technology and Life Skills A Path out of Homelessness for U-District Youth
Technology and Life Skills A Path out of Homelessness for U-District Youth

By Ann Beckmann For homeless youth, access to computers is far from an everyday occurrence. Yet self-reflection, greater confidence and…

UW Information School
2009
iSchool in the high schools: Information technology course offered at three local high schools
iSchool in the high schools: Information technology course offered at three local high schools

By Catherine O’Donnell When Michael Marczewski registered for FIT 100: Fluency in Technology at Tahoma High School in Covington last…

UW Information School
2009
Student Enrollment: 2000s

During the 2009-2010 academic year, each of the University’s three campuses showed significant growth compared to the previous decade. During autumn quarter 2009, 42,933 students were registered on the Seattle campus, an increase of 14% compared to autumn quarter of 1999.

UW Story
2009
Burkemobile starts rolling
Burkemobile starts rolling

The Burkemobile is a statewide outreach program that sends three to four Burke educators into classrooms to teach students about fossils, ecology and Native cultures.

UW Story
2009
Intellectual House
Intellectual House

In April 2009, a land blessing ceremony was held in the N6 parking lot by McMahon Hall, the future site of the UW Intellectual House.

The longhouse-style facility is expected to help improve recruitment, retention, and graduation rates for Native American UW students, and will feature classroom space, a student lounge, computer and resource center, office space, and a large central gathering space.

UW Story
2009
Tree Campus USA

In 2009, the UW became the first college in Washington state to be declared a “Tree Campus USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the UW’s dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.

UW Story
2009
Diversity studies pioneer named recipient of endowed chair
Diversity studies pioneer named recipient of endowed chair

The UW’s James Banks is a pioneer in diversity studies. In 2009, he was named the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies. Banks has written or edited 15 books in multicultural and social studies education.

UW Story
2009
Distinguished Staff award recepient
Distinguished Staff award recepient

I started work at UW in 1998 at the UWB campus but have been a part of UW since I can remember. My mom, MarDee Schaefer, began her career here in 1981.

Gretchen Littell
2009
Welcome Dubs!
Welcome Dubs!

Dubs becomes the 13th live mascot for the University of Washington.Isn’t he the cutest! In fact, in March 17 2009, Petside.com named Dubs the No.1 mascot of the 2009 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Your Name
2009
40 to Watch
40 to Watch

In Spring 2009, in conjuction with UW’s celebration of 40 years of diversity, Viewpoints Magazine published a special issue to  honor emerging leaders who make a difference. More information:  http://www.washington.edu/alumni/viewpoints/pdf/viewpoints_2009spring.pdf

UW Story
2009
Moving out
Moving out

It was perfect. A turn-of-the-century building minutes away from the University of Washington, on the corner of one of the busiest streets…

Vivian J Luu
2008
Visiting my Husky Football office
Visiting my Husky Football office

My office while I was Director of External Relations for Husky Football was always full of people, especially when my son Jordy came to…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2008
Welcome back, Lawyer!
Welcome back, Lawyer!

College buddy, former UW All-American and pro player Lawyer Milloy rolled through to visit Coach Donatell. Quinton Richardson and Johri…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2008
Keeping the Emerald City Mobile: A team of researchers from the iSchool is helping keep Seattle ahead of the curve
Keeping the Emerald City Mobile: A team of researchers from the iSchool is helping keep Seattle ahead of the curve

By Ann Beckmann It takes visionaries to discover how government can be improved with mobile technology. Over the past three years, the…

UW Information School
2008
Dalai Lama visits campus

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited campus on April 14th, 2008, for a special convocation that was part of his five-day trip to Seattle.

UW Story
2008
Began time at UW and joined A”!
Began time at UW and joined A”!

I came from a small town down to Seattle as an 18 year-old freshman excited to begin my time as a University of Washington student! I was…

Lauren Olsen
2008
OneBusAway

In 2008, Computer Science & Engineering graduate student Brian Ferris and Civil Engineering graduate student Kari Watkins launched OneBusAway, an online service that provides real-time transit information for the Puget Sound region.

UW Story
2008
A new brand makeover: UW Professional & Continuing Education arrives
A new brand makeover: UW Professional & Continuing Education arrives

UW Educational Outreach re-branded in 2007-08, launching UW Professional & Continuing Education as the public-facing entity which provides a wide variety of programs for lifelong learners.  Meeting the needs of different populations, UWPCE transforms lives through education, reaching a global […]

UW Story
2008
Taking IT to the People
Taking IT to the People

MSIM alumnus Tariq Alam brings information technology to the businesses and villages of rural Bangladesh Spreading the bounty and promise…

UW Information School
2007
Closing the Digital Divide
Closing the Digital Divide

iSchool helps the statewide Communities Connect Network seek better access to information technology for all Washingtonians With Microsoft…

UW Information School
2007
Partnership for social change in child welfare

In 2007, the School of Social Work launched Partners for Our Children (POC) to focus new thinking, resources and expertise on Washington state’s child welfare system.

UW Story
2007
Betsy Wilson wins Librarian of the Year
Betsy Wilson wins Librarian of the Year

The UW’s Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson received the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year award in 2007.

UW Story
2007
Peter Kithene, ’07
Peter Kithene, ’07

As an orphaned teenager in Kenya, Kithene raised three siblings by himself. As a UW undergrad, he raised enough money to found a health clinic in his home village. Now he’s raising his own baby son while completing a master’s […]

UW Story
2007
Office of Equity & Diversity Opens at UWT
Office of Equity & Diversity Opens at UWT

In 2007, UW Tacoma created the position of Assistant Chancellor for Equity & Diversity to lead and oversee diversity issues on the Tacoma campus. Dr. Sharon Parker is the first person to serve in this capacity. That year also marked […]

UW Story
2007
Searchers in Seattle ‘ More than 700 Information Retrievers Gathered at SIGIR 2006
Searchers in Seattle ‘ More than 700 Information Retrievers Gathered at SIGIR 2006

The 29th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference was held at the UW campus in Seattle, August 6-11, 2006. Organized by the Information…

UW Information School
2006
PROGRAM NOTES: Library and Information Science (MLIS) ‘ MLIS Student Gains International Library Experience
PROGRAM NOTES: Library and Information Science (MLIS) ‘ MLIS Student Gains International Library Experience

MLIS candidate Jeanne Doherty spent eight weeks in July and August 2005 as an intern for the United Nations International Court of Justice…

UW Information School
2006
Ramona Forever ‘ Beverly Cleary Turns 90!
Ramona Forever ‘ Beverly Cleary Turns 90!

Our beloved Beverly Cleary, famous iSchool alumna and creator of the lovable Ramona Quimby, celebrated her 90th birthday last April. The…

UW Information School
2006
Getting five thousand freshmen on the same page
Getting five thousand freshmen on the same page

Students entering the UW in the fall of 2006 were given an early assignment: to read the book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder.

UW Story
2006
Physware

In 2006, UW electrical engineering professor Vikram Jandhyala launched the start-up company Physware to help customers in the microelectronics industry solve design problems for microprocessors, FPGAs, memory, wireless RF systems, analog systems, and high-speed serial and parallel channels.

UW Story
2006
Watched UW Women’s Volleyball win their first NCAA Championship

Time: Dec 17, 2005Place: Seattle, WA, USA Go to the intersection of Dec 17, 2005 & Seattle, WA, USA

Bennett Sung
2005
Alumni Spotlight: Joanne and Lisa Euster ‘ Mother and daughter earn the same degree in very different eras
Alumni Spotlight: Joanne and Lisa Euster ‘ Mother and daughter earn the same degree in very different eras

When Joanne Euster graduated with a Master’s of Library Science degree from the University of Washington in 1968, war raged in Vietnam, gas…

UW Information School
2005
The Story of His Life: Educator, librarian and storyteller Spencer Shaw leaves a legacy to support his lecture series
The Story of His Life: Educator, librarian and storyteller Spencer Shaw leaves a legacy to support his lecture series

Spencer Shaw picked his profession by the time he reached high school. Books and reading were important parts of his family life, and so…

UW Information School
2005
Dream Project established

The Dream Project was founded in 2005 by students – spearheaded by then-freshman Alula Asfaw – in an effort to help first-generation and low-income students reach their goal of attaining higher education, as well as raising awareness surrounding issues of educational opportunity and social mobility.

UW Story
2005
Technological study aids hit the scene

In 2005, the University of Washington began offering a new tune for students’ MP3 players: that of their professors’ lectures.

UW Story
2005
Ackerley Partner School Network
Ackerley Partner School Network

In 2005, the College of Education launched the Ackerley Partner School Network, a partnership between the UW and the Ginger & Barry Ackerley Family Foundation that offers teachers at high-needs schools added support through mentors and online support groups used to develop teaching techniques.

UW Story
2005
Love of my life

I was an undergraduate exchange student from Sichuan University in China for the 05~06 year.Upon arrival at UW, I joined the FIUTS and started my wonderful international friends history.

Your Name
2005
Upper Skagit Elder Vi Hilbert Donates Research to UW
Upper Skagit Elder Vi Hilbert Donates Research to UW

 Upper Skagit Tribe elder Vi Hilbert (1919-2009) donates her extensive Lushootseed materials to the University Libraries.  The Ethnomusicology Archives have created a website to honor her memory: http://music.washington.edu/ethno/hilbert/

UW Story
2005
Quintard Taylor Inaugurates Samuel Kelly Distinguished Lecture
Quintard Taylor Inaugurates Samuel Kelly Distinguished Lecture

In 2005, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity created a distinguished faculty lecture series to honor Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, the first Vicby a UW faculty member focusing on diversity and social justice. The first lecturer was Dr. Quintard […]

UW Story
2005
Big book about Bhutan
Big book about Bhutan

One of the biggest books in the world, Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom was donated to the UW in 2004 and is on permanent display outside the Reading Room in Suzzallo Library.

UW Story
2004
UW launches prenatal drug research unit

In the summer of 2004, then-associate professor of pharmacy Mary Hebert received a $2.8 million National Institutes of Health grant to study drugs in pregnancy.

UW School of Pharmacy
2004
UW Stomps Oregon 42-10
UW Stomps Oregon 42-10

Another cold night, but a satisfying win over the ducks! http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/110103aac.html

Nicole Morry Dierks
2003
#17 UW loses @ #2 Ohio State 28-9
#17 UW loses @ #2 Ohio State 28-9

I want to try to see as many major sports venues as possible, so the 2003 UW @ Ohio State game was a must. Not the outcome I’d hoped for…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2003
New home for School of Law
New home for School of Law

William H. Gates Hall became the new home of the School of Law in autumn quarter 2003, bringing all the school’s programs and activities under one roof for the first time in 20 years.

UW Story
2003
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering opens
Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering opens

As teenagers, Paul Allen and Bill Gates would sneak into the graduate computer center at Roberts Hall to get time and experience on the machines.

UW Story
2003
Convocation Award Winners
Convocation Award Winners

Ruth Worden Award Trent Hill, MLIS Trent Hill will likely be remembered among his classmates and professors as Book and Media Sale…

UW Information School
2002
ROBOTIC DOG HAS ITS DAY
ROBOTIC DOG HAS ITS DAY

iSchool researchers study kids and computerized pets to map the intersection of technology, information and nature. Pets can help children…

UW Information School
2002
iSchool Students Aid South African Libraries
iSchool Students Aid South African Libraries

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks heightened interest in using information to break down barriers and increase understanding between cultures…

UW Information School
2002
Student environmental group sprouts

During the 2002-2003 school year, a group of students grew frustrated when the only way to recycle paper in the dorms was to take it to…

University of Washington
2002
The 1st Desi Dhamaka at UW
The 1st Desi Dhamaka at UW

Desi Dhamaka is an annual student run South Asian Performing Arts and Culture show at the University of Washington.It is know as “the largest South Asian cultural show in the Pacific Northwest.” The Desi Dhamaka is a Registered Student Organization at the UW, and is currently a collaboration of members from the 5 on-campus South Asian student organizations: South Asian Students Association (SASA), Indian Students Association (ISA), Pakistani Students Association (PSA), Bengali Students Association (BSA), and Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.

The sole aim of Desi Dhamaka is to showcase the South Asian Performing Arts, at both the UW community and the greater Seattle area.

Your Name
2002
Nisqually Earthquake At UW

When the quake hit I was sitting in class at UW in one of the oldest buildings. We were on the 1st floor with 4 floors above us. I remember…

Jenni Hogan
2001
Focusing on a baby’s first three years
Focusing on a baby’s first three years

The School of Nursing’s Center on Infant Mental Health and Development (CIMHD) is guided by a simple vision: Every child has the right to early nurturing relationships that are the foundation for life-long healthy development.

UW Story
2001
Nisqually quake

I was sitting in the basement of the marine sciences building, can’t remember what class it actually was, and I started feeling the back of my chair shake

Jaime Newberry
2001
Margaret Chisholm, Celebration of Life
Margaret Chisholm, Celebration of Life

An event celebrating the life of former School of Library and Information Science Director Dr. Margaret Chisholm was held at the UW Faculty…

UW Information School
2000
Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

In 2000, Jon (B.S., B.A.’65) and Judy (J.D.’74) Runstad pledged $1 million to the University of Washington to support a comprehensive new real estate program in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (now the College of Built Environments).

UW Story
2000
Founding the Washington State Model United Nations Conference at the UW
Founding the Washington State Model United Nations Conference at the UW

The Washington State Model United Nations (WASMUN) Conference and the WASMUN Student Association were founded at the UW in March 2000 by Jorge Roberts (BS,BA, 2002) and Gary Cannon (MMus., 2003), both UW students, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Seattle and with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Jorge Roberts
2000
My first job at the University of Washington

When I moved to Seattle in 1999, my first job was serving as assistant editor for the faculty-staff newspaper, University Week. It was a…

Elise Perachio Daniel
1999
de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging
de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging

Americans are living longer than their grandparents did, but what is their quality of life in those extra years?

UW Story
1999
Thank you UW Bothell
Thank you UW Bothell

I was just about finished with my AA and was thinking about how and where I would finish my degree. As a “non-traditional” (read “older”) student living in Everett, the idea of entering UW Seattle as a sophomore was daunting; enough so that I was actually considering commuting to Western! Then one day while driving on I-405 I spotted a sign for UW Bothell (then located at Canyon Park).

Mary Howisey
1999
David Szatmary becomes vice provost of UW Educational Outreach
David Szatmary becomes vice provost of UW Educational Outreach

After sixteen years as the leader of UW Educational Outreach, Richard Lorenzen left the position in 1999. The role was filled by David Szatmary, who had worked for UWEO since 1984, where he had been instrumental in creating and launching […]

UW Story
1999
TV’still’
TV’still’

I left the TV business for good in 2004, after a last stint in Iraq with NBC News. I found it a profoundly dissatisfying storytelling…

Hanson Hosein
1997
Peter Adkison, ’97
Peter Adkison, ’97

Adkison knows how to make magic. The founder of game-publishing company Wizards of the Coast, he helped launch wildly successful card games like Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon. He also used his business savvy to acquire Dungeons and Dragons, the […]

UW Story
1997
Major investment in undergraduates
Major investment in undergraduates

In 1996, the Mary Gates Endowment for Students was established with a gift of $10 million by Bill and Melinda Gates to honor the memory of Bill’s mother, Mary Gates (1929-1994).

UW Story
1996
UW Educational Outreach is born
UW Educational Outreach is born

After 84 years known variously as Extension, Continuing Education, Adult Education or some combination, all outreach offerings were brought together under one new name: UW Educational Outreach. This was intended to emphasize the outreach similarities between the many varied UW […]

UW Story
1996
Hula Bowl Dawgs 1994
Hula Bowl Dawgs 1994

I worked for the Hula Bowl after graduating from UW in 1993. I’m pictured here with the two Huskies who played in the game, Hillary Butler…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1994
UW vs. Oregon State 1992

Pictured with some of the other Husky Hostesses on the field at our last game as students in Husky Stadium. UW routed Oregon State 45–16 in…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1992
Sitting in the Student Section at Hec Ed
Sitting in the Student Section at Hec Ed

At 31, I realized too late that I was too old to be sitting in the student section during a Husky football game. As a younger student…

Jill Rinearson
1992
Profile of undergraduate education raised

In 1992, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (originally named Office of Undergraduate Education) was created to steward the undergraduate experience at the University of Washington, ensuring that undergraduates could better access the benefits and opportunities of a large research institution.

UW Story
1992
I met my wife through the U of W
I met my wife through the U of W

During the school-year 1992 – 93 I was a visiting graduate student.I signed up for the FIUTS ski trip to Chrystal Mountain as both a driver and a ski – teacher.

Ole Kristian Gravrok
1992
U-PASS
U-PASS

This year, UW’s Award-winning U-PASS program celebrates 20 years of making it easier for UW commuters to leave their cars at home.

Since its 1991 launch, the U-PASS transportation program has been creating a culture of transit use and low impact commuting.

UW Story
1991
Intramural Soccer @ UW
Intramural Soccer @ UW

Some of the girls in my house (ADPi) and guys in a fraternity across the street (Psi U) fielded an IMA soccer team each fall and spring…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1990
Student Life in the 1990s: New campuses and emergence of the internet

Two historic events of the 1990s changed student life at the University of Washington forever: the opening of branch campuses in Tacoma and Bothell and the emergence of the World Wide Web.

UW Story
1990
UW Bothell opens
UW Bothell opens

On October 1, 1990, UW Bothell opened with 155 juniors and seniors at the Canyon Park Business Center. The opening followed the Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 1989 selection of Bothell and Tacoma as branch campus locations for the University of Washington as a way to serve upper-division students coming out of community college.

UW Story
1990
Evening degree completion programs introduced
Evening degree completion programs introduced

Funding cuts in the early 1980’s had ended the University’s previous evening degree offerings, but in 1990 these programs were reintroduced. Adults who had at least 75 academic credits from another college or university – including community colleges – could […]

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1990
Husky Football Job #1
Husky Football Job #1

My college experience was truly unique – I had the best job around working in the UW Football office. The photo here is of the board in my…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1989
First Nobel Prize for the UW
First Nobel Prize for the UW

Hans Dehmelt was the first active UW faculty member to win a Nobel Prize, sharing the prize in physics with two other researchers in 1989.

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1989
Dimitri Kieffer, ’89
Dimitri Kieffer, ’89

Dimitri Kieffer is trying to circle the globe under his own power—hiking across Asia, bicycling across North Africa, paddling across the Atlantic, etc. Don’t bet against him: he’s already walked from Alaska to Siberia across the not-entirely-frozen Bering Strait. He […]

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1989
Rebecca Nelson, ’88
Rebecca Nelson, ’88

Rebecca Nelson, ’88, was discussing potato diseases with a colleague when she received a phone call telling her that she’d received a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship, or “genius grant,” for—you guessed it—her work in combating potato blight. Photo courtesy of Rebecca […]

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1988
Love, Italian Style
Love, Italian Style

He was a postbac, taking Italian courses to improve the language he heard growing up but never fully mastered.I was an art history graduate student, working on my language proficiency requirement for a masters degree.

Cynthia Graber Caci
1987
UW opens Rome Center

Since 1985, the UW’s Rome Center, based in the Palazzo Pio in the heart of Rome, has provided a unique home in Rome for undergraduate and…

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1985
Scott Carson, ’85
Scott Carson, ’85

A former director of sales for the Boeing Co., Scott Carson is given considerable credit for helping reverse the company’s bad fortunes. Now CEO of the commercial aircraft unit, he’s overseeing the production of the 787 Dreamliner. Photo courtesy of […]

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1985
From Continuing Education back to Extension

In 1984, after twenty years known as Continuing Education, the name reverted back to University Extension. The Extension name would itself later be faded out during the last years of the century, eventually becoming University of Washington Educational Outreach and […]

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1984
Shareware

PC-WRITE, written by Bob Wallace, ’78, was the first software program distributed for free with a proviso asking for a contribution. If the user sent back the fee, he or she would receive added features. Wallace dubbed the idea “shareware,” a concept that has spread worldwide with the birth of the Internet.

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1983
I Miss Memorial Way.
I Miss Memorial Way.

On graduation day, when the waterlogged mortarboard drooped over my eyes and I wiped away fat drops of Washington rain from my diploma, I wondered what my next chapter would be.

Brandon Hoang
1983
A passion for penguins
A passion for penguins

UW Biology Professor Dee Boersma knows her penguins: since 1982 she has directed the Magellanic Penguin Project at Punta Tombo, Argentina, in her role as a scientific fellow for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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1982
Julia Sweeney, ’82
Julia Sweeney, ’82

Who’s that? That’s Pat, though you wouldn’t know by looking at the sparkling Julia Sweeney. Best known as the androgynous Pat on Saturday Night Live, Sweeney is responsible for the acclaimed one-person shows “God Said, ‘Ha!’” and “In The Family […]

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1982
Washington MESA Established
Washington MESA Established

The Washington State Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program (MESA) provides enriching opportunities in mathematics, engineering and science for underrepresented students in grades K-12.  It was formally started in 1982 it has consistently served students throughout the state and won awards […]

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1982
John Carlson, ’81
John Carlson, ’81

A well-known Seattle-area conservative, John Carlson raised his voice against what he considered an unfair quota system by pushing I-200 in 1997. The initiative, which passed overwhelmingly, eliminated affirmative action in UW admission policies. Photo courtesy of Fisher Radio Seattle. […]

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1981
Basic Science that Saves Lives – Ben Hall and the Hepatitis B Vaccine

Professor Emeritus Benjamin D. Hall has the kind of curiosity that drives basic science and leads to unexpected outcomes.

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1981
National computer networking comes to UW and the Northwest

In 1981, the Department of Computer Science became part of the ARPANET, a research network established by the government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. It was the predecessor to today’s Internet. In 1986, the UW connects to NSFNET, the next step […]

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1981
Rollerskating at the IMA
Rollerskating at the IMA

How many knew there was rollerskating at the UW? During my second year, I took a backwards rollerskating class at the IMA. I didn’t…

Jill Rinearson
1980
Mount St. Helens provides fertile learning ground

The eruption of Mount St.Helens on the morning of May 18, 1980, included an earthquake that collapsed one side of the mountain, a release of pressurized gases and pulverized rock that blew over or killed trees in 150 square miles of forest, and a cloud of volcanic ash five miles high that turned the sky dark as prevailing winds carried falling ash over Eastern Washington and states beyond.

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1980
UW Student Wins Miss Seafair, Queen of the Seas
UW Student Wins Miss Seafair, Queen of the Seas

Brigitte Grossrieder, a Violin Performance and Education double-major, has won the title of Miss Seafair, Queen of the Seas 1980-81! As a student of Professor Zigmundy from the UW School of Music, Miss Grossrieder worked to perfect her 3-minute piece, DeFalla’s Dance Espagnole, for the talent portion of the competition.

Brigitte Ruth Grossrieder-Tennis
1980
Student Enrollment: 1970s

During the 1979-1980 academic year, 45,596 individual students attended the University of Washington, an increase of 5% compared to a decade before. During autumn quarter 1979 alone, 37,547 students were registered, as the University made efforts to cap enrollment on its single Seattle campus.

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1979
Graduated with help from the GI Bill
Graduated with help from the GI Bill

I got out of the Navy in Texas with my UW acceptance in hand and drove north. I was so excited to start this new phase of my life

Shari Wassmann
1979
Student pharmacists keep students healthy
Student pharmacists keep students healthy

When students at the University need health care, they often turn to the closest place available: Hall Health Center. Amid the clinics for primary care or exotic travel, they also can find the Rubenstein Memorial Pharmacy, which connects the early days of Seattle’s history with its present and future.

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1978
Tim Paterson, ’78
Tim Paterson, ’78

As an unknown 23-year-old computer designer and engineer, Tim Paterson wrote what became known as the original MS-DOS—the most widely used computer operating system in the 1980s. Photo courtesy of Tim Paterson. This alumni profile is excerpted from the “Our […]

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1978
Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) becomes self-sustaining unit of School of Nursing

Initially established with a grant in 1971, the School of Nursing’s Continuing Nursing Education unit became self-sustaining and nationally-accredited by the ANA in 1978. With exceptional faculty, staff and student involvement over the past four decades, the UWCNE program has […]

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1978
First female publisher

Barbara A. Krohn was the first woman publisher of the UW Daily, starting in that position in 1977 and retiring in 1991. She started her…

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1977
Margarethe Cammermeyer, ’76, ’91
Margarethe Cammermeyer, ’76, ’91

After disclosing she was a lesbian, Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer was discharged from the National Guard. She fought back with a lawsuit and in 1994 a Seattle judge ruled the ban on homosexuals in the military unconstitutional. Her memoir, Serving in […]

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1976
Art Wolfe, ’75
Art Wolfe, ’75

His brilliantly colorful and stunningly composed nature photographs have appeared in major magazines, in dozens of books and on two U.S. postage stamps. Fans can catch up with him on his new public television series, Travels to the Edge with […]

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1975
Pablo O’Higgins Mural Placed in Kane Hall
Pablo O’Higgins Mural Placed in Kane Hall

The Pablo O’Higgins mural “The Struggle Against Racial Discrimination,” now hanging in UW’s Kane Hall, was painted in 1945 for the Seattle Ship Scaler’s Union. The mural was later donated to the University of Washington, and after a campaign led […]

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1975
I have a story to tell about University Of Washington School of Art, Seattle

I was here!

Katherine VeHaun Malmsten
1974
Moving into McMahon Hall
Moving into McMahon Hall

I moved here to be closer to the UW Daily office, because by this time I was managing editor of the school newspaper. I had a single room…

Peter Rinearson
1974
PC Operating Systems

Before there was MS-DOS, there was CP/M and QDOS.

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1974
Loren Carpenter, ’74, ’76
Loren Carpenter, ’74, ’76

Part of the Pixar founding team and now its chief scientist, Loren Carpenter celebrated an Academy Award win in 2000 for advancements in motion picture rendering by Pixar’s RenderMan software. He helped develop the software, which made possible the stunning […]

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1974
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

UW Professors David Smith and Ann Streissguth and student Kenneth Jones published the first definition of fetal alcohol syndrome and its characteristic physical and behavior features. They also created new screening methods for the condition.

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1973
Title IX Launches an Era of Equal Opportunity for Women

“Title IX” is a shorthand expression referring to federal legislation in 1972 that outlawed discrimination based on sex under “any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” While athletics were not specified in the legislation, Title IX is widely credited for increased support for and recognition of women athletes.

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1972
UW restores nearby habitat

Managed by UW Botanic Gardens, the Union Bay Natural Area is a public wildlife area, natural restoration laboratory and significant habitat next to Lake Washington.

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1972
Robb Weller, ’72
Robb Weller, ’72

In front of the camera, Weller is the host of A&E’s Top 10, and formerly co-anchor of Entertainment Tonight. Behind the camera he’s partner/executive producer of Weller/Grossman Productions, the company responsible for bringing reality and documentary shows to life for […]

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1972
Artist Jacob Lawrence joins the faculty
Artist Jacob Lawrence joins the faculty

Jacob Lawrence was already a famous artist when he joined the UW faculty in 1971, after he and his wife, the artist Gwendolyn Knight, moved to Seattle.

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1971
Saving Pike Place Market
Saving Pike Place Market

In the 1960s, “urban renewal” usually meant tearing down old buildings to make way for new ones. Several of Seattle’s beloved landmarks, including Pioneer Square and the Pike Place Market, almost became victims of that trend.

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1971
Steven Holl, ’71
Steven Holl, ’71

The chance to design an addition to Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art drew interest from some of America’s top architects, but the contract ultimately went to the one who “broke all the rules.” Named “America’s Best Architect” by Time […]

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1971
The 1970s: A turbulent decade
The 1970s: A turbulent decade

“Today’s Students Demand Changes” was a bold headline, and a constant theme, of the 1970 TYEE yearbook.

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1970
University District hosts nation’s longest-running street fair
University District hosts nation’s longest-running street fair

Every year on a weekend in May, University Way is crowded with merchants, food vendors, artists, and many others that comprise the famous University District Street Fair, which is the longest-running event of its kind in the U.S.

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1970
Medic One, saving lives since 1970
Medic One, saving lives since 1970

People across the country take for granted that when they can call 911 in the event of a medical emergency, they receive care within minutes from firefighters or specially trained medics. That wasn’t always the case.

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1970
First Programs in Minority Affairs Established
First Programs in Minority Affairs Established

In the early 1970s, the Educational Opportunity Program Counseling (EOP), Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) &Theatre, and the Instructional Center were created to serve new populations of students coming to the UW. EOP counselors assist students with academic, financial, and personal […]

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1970
A “Nobel” Introduction to my Major

I started at UW thinking I wanted to study Oceanography, but that first year of science and math was not really want I wanted to do. The Introduction to Economics course was taught by the chair of the department that […]

Kerry Kahl
1970
Fouad Ajami, ’69, ’73
Fouad Ajami, ’69, ’73

Born and raised in Lebanon, Fouad Ajami is a professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a prominent public intellectual. He writes on Middle Eastern affairs for the Wall Street Journal and other publications, and has served […]

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1969
Christine Gregoire, ’69, ’71
Christine Gregoire, ’69, ’71

Christine Gregoire was the first woman to be elected attorney general in Washington and served three terms, notably winning a $4.5 billion share for the state in a tobacco settlement. In 2004, she became Washington’s second female governor. Photo by […]

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1969
Founding of the Educational Opportunity Program
Founding of the Educational Opportunity Program

Charles Odegaard kept his May 1968 promise to the Black Student Union, creating a new program to recruit and support underrepresented minority students to the UW.

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1968
Eric Nalder, ’68
Eric Nalder, ’68

An investigative reporter for the Seattle P-I who knows how to follow the money, the smoke and the oil slick, Nalder has received two Pulitzers. He exposed dangerous flaws in the regulation of oil tankers, the misuse of HUD funds […]

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1968
Lakeside School computer club connects

In 1968, using money from a Mothers Club rummage sale, Lakeside School set up an ASR-33 Teletype terminal for the school computer club. An eighth grader named Bill Gates used the terminal for his first experience in mainframe programming. The […]

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1968
Shirley Malcom, ’67
Shirley Malcom, ’67

As head of education programs for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Shirley Malcom helps improve public understanding of science, especially among underrepresented groups. In 2003, she received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of […]

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1967
Roberto Maestas, ’66, ’71
Roberto Maestas, ’66, ’71

In 1972, Maestas helped lead a peaceful occupation of the abandoned Beacon Hill Elementary School, protesting cuts to basic education at South Seattle Community College. Today his organization—El Centro de la Raza—owns the building, from which it provides services like […]

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1966
KUOW FM Radio joins Continuing Education

After 15 years in existence since the early 1950’s, the University’s radio station, 94.9 KUOW FM, was added to the Continuing Education Division in 1966. It remained part of this division until 1980, managed along with other diverse offerings for […]

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1966
H. Jon Runstad, ’65
H. Jon Runstad, ’65

UW students aiming for careers in real estate can follow in the footsteps of former Regent Runstad, thanks to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, which he and his wife Judy, […]

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1965
Kitty Kelley, ’64
Kitty Kelley, ’64

Notorious for her unauthorized biographies of the world’s most powerful people, Kitty Kelley has written about the Bush family, the British monarchy, Nancy Reagan and Jackie O. Photo by Ira Schwarz. This alumni profile is excerpted from the “Our Wondrous […]

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1964
Deanship created and Continuing Education gets a new name
Deanship created and Continuing Education gets a new name

After 17 years as head of Adult Education, Lloyd Schram was named Dean of Continuing Education. The promotion was part of a wider reorganization of University Extension offerings as “Continuing Education,” and also recognition of the increased significance of the […]

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1964
The Other Day the Music Died

It was a Friday morning, shortly after 10:00AM. I was in the midst of a Power Distribution Systems class in the basement of the Electrical Engineering Building on lower campus.

Ron Corcoran
1963
Asian Law Center offers expertise from Japan to Afghanistan

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909 brought the world’s attention to the UW and the region’s ties to countries around the Pacific Rim. A century later, “globalization” is commonly used to describe the changing world of business, government and culture.

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1962
Drumheller Fountain springs to life

Rainier Vista, which provides a view of the majestic mountain from the heart of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, was created…

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1961
Honors program established
Honors program established

The University Honors Program was established as an “experimental” program in the College of Arts & Sciences in 1961 to provide the University’s most academically motivated students with a learning environment connecting them to the increased academic challenge they sought.

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1961
Rita Colwell, ’61
Rita Colwell, ’61

Colwell was the first female director of the National Science Foundation. In 2007, President Bush awarded her the National Medal of Science for her research on marine microbes and the links between environmental and human health. Photo by Jon Marmor. […]

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1961
The 1960s: Civil rights debate comes to campus
The 1960s: Civil rights debate comes to campus

Student life at the UW in the 1960s was shaped by many national trends, one of the most important of which was the fight for civil rights and racial equality.

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1960
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, ’60
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, ’60

In 1964, four years into his career, Japanese deregulation proponent Miyauchi and 12 colleagues founded ORIX Corporation. Under his leadership it has grown to an $8 billion conglomerate with 15,000 employees. In 2005 Miyauchi appeared on the cover of Forbes […]

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1960
Never Had A Clue
Never Had A Clue

In getting to classes at UW back in the 1960s I parked north of the campus and entered on the pathway just west of Denny Field.I walked by this popular recreational field every single day and never had a clue as to its amazingly rich history.

Lynn Borland
1960
Student Enrollment: 1950s

During the 1959-1960 academic year, 23,336 individual students attended the University of Washington an increase of 12% compared to a decade before. During autumn quarter 1959 alone, 16,882 students were registered, nearly the same number as a decade earlier.

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1959
William Bolcom, ’58
William Bolcom, ’58

One of the great virtuosos of American music, William Bolcom is equally comfortable composing symphonies, chamber music, cabaret and ragtime. His many honors include a Pulitzer, the National Medal of Arts, three Grammys and the UW’s Alumnus of the Year […]

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1958
Wayne Quinton, ’58
Wayne Quinton, ’58

The “father of bioengineering,” Wayne Quinton collaborated with physicians to create more than 30 innovative medical devices. One in particular—a shunt that made long-term dialysis therapy possible for patients who had lost their kidney function—has saved millions of lives. He […]

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1958
3 Phases
3 Phases

My father taught General Engineering at the U from around 1955 to 1969 or so. One of my earlier memories is of walking with him down Smith Lane, collecting chestnuts and putting them into the back of my new red and white toy Ford station wagon.

Flash forward to 1982, and I am a MBA candidate, slaving away in study groups, doing HBR cases, and learning the language of business.

Peter Bonow
1957
Hard spacesuit

An electrical engineer, alumnus Siegfried Hansen, ’33, came up with the hard spacesuit NASA has used in space missions. He is called the father of E.V.A. (extravehicular activity).

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1955
Living in the Dorms at UW

Living in the dorms at UW was a great experience. It was pretty noisy, though. I eventually moved along with two other fellows to a quieter location off campus.

Jack Joseph Avril
1955
Alum named UW president

In 1952, Henry Schmitz began his six-year tenure as president of the University, having been the first alumnus of the University to hold the position.

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1952
Hugh McElhenny, ’52
Hugh McElhenny, ’52

His sport was football, but his specialty was the 100-yard dash. Hugh McElhenny is the only player in UW history to record touchdown runs of over 90 yards as a punt returner, a kickoff returner and a rusher from scrimmage. […]

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1952
Tom Foley, ’51, ’57
Tom Foley, ’51, ’57

You might say former U.S. Speaker of the House Tim Foley is a Spokane man—he was born and raised there, and represented the 5th District of Eastern Washington for 30 years in Congress. But he earned his bachelor’s and law […]

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1951
The 1950s: A new normal & a significant election
The 1950s: A new normal & a significant election

The 1950s were a time of tremendous energy at the University of Washington, with new buildings going up, new programs like the School of Medicine, and a new emphasis on research and graduate education, encouraged by both federal and state dollars.

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1950
Don Coryell, ’50, ’51
Don Coryell, ’50, ’51

A Husky defensive back, Don Coryell went on to become a genius on the offensive side of the football. As head coach of the San Diego Chargers, he devised the “Air Coryell” passing system. A pioneer of the I-formation offense, […]

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1950
International airport dedicated

On July 9, 1949, Governor Arthur Langlie presided over the dedication of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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1949
First Environmental Health Graduate: Jack Hatlen

Jack Hatlen graduated with the UW’s first class of Sanitary Science majors in 1949, and joined his classmate, John Fish, at Seattle-King County Public Health

Elizabeth Sharpe
1949
Dan Evans, ’48, ’49, and Norm Rice, ’72, ’74
Dan Evans, ’48, ’49, and Norm Rice, ’72, ’74

Power Lunch: Democrat Rice (right), Seattle’s first and only African American mayor, takes a coffee break in the HUB with Republican Evans, Washington’s beloved former governor and U.S. senator. Rice is currently Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Daniel J. Evans School […]

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1948
Renowned sculptor George Tsutakawa

George Tsutakawa’s life is intimately bound up with the Pacific Northwest and the University of Washington.

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1947
Donald Petersen, ’46
Donald Petersen, ’46

One day Petersen, then president and soon to be CEO of the Ford Motor Company, asked some designers if they were proud of that year’s models. They said no, and the resulting mandate—Petersen told designers to work only on cars […]

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1946
Division of Adult Education and Extension Services created and expanded

World War II created both increased demands and desire for adult education. When the war ended, the University of Washington created a new Division of Adult Education and Extension Services to coordinate and expand these opportunities. The Division, headed by […]

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1946
Mark 9 Torpedo Exploder

Working with the U.S. Navy to come up with a more reliable exploder for torpedoes, UW Physicist Joe Henderson created the Mark 9 Torpedo Exploder in 1945, a significant improvement that would only detonate when it was under the keel of the target ship.

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1945
The GI Bill transforms the UW

The GI Bill—officially called the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944—offered educational and housing benefits to veterans returning from World War II that transformed not only the veterans’ lives but also higher education institutions like the University of Washington.

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1944
Applied Fisheries Laboratory

In response to the development of the atomic bomb in World War II and its effect on fisheries, UW Professor Lauren Donaldson was ordered by the Manhattan Engineering District of the U.S.

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1943
Students on the front lines and the home front during WWII

Like the rest of America, the UW was greatly affected by World War II.

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1941
Student Enrollment: 1930s

During the 1939-1940 academic year, 15,115 individual students attended the University of Washington, an increase of 37% compared to a decade before. During Autumn Quarter 1939 alone, 10,662 students were registered.

More information:

University of Washington, Office of the Registrar, Yearly Statistical Report 1979-1980.

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1939
Husky Crew wins Olympic Gold Medal
Husky Crew wins Olympic Gold Medal

The UW had become well known for the success of its rowing programs over several decades, but in 1936 the Husky varsity crew proved to be the best in the world.

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1936
UW’s Wind Tunnel – From Boeing Airplanes to Lance Armstrong’s bicycle
UW’s Wind Tunnel – From Boeing Airplanes to Lance Armstrong’s bicycle

In a modest brick building on the UW Seattle campus, wind speeds can reach up to 250 miles per hour. The Kirsten Wind Tunnel, built in 1936, is the second wind tunnel built on the UW campus.

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1936
Educational Radio broadcasts begin
Educational Radio broadcasts begin

Radio was still a relatively new technology in the 1930s, but it quickly found a place as a tool for education, extending the classroom and providing increased access. The University of Washington began presenting talks by radio in 1934, and […]

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1934
Talking book

Blind alumnus Robert Irwin, 1906, was the force behind the creation of the “talking book,” which allowed the visually impaired to “read” a book by playing records of spoken text

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1932
Gift brings distinguished speakers to campus

Maud Walker Ames and her husband Edwin Gardner Ames created a unique legacy at the University through a gift made in several stages during the 1930s.

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1931
Roaring 20s Close with a Kissing Ban

After seeing couples “spooning” in the shadows of the Columns one spring evening in 1929, University president Matthew Lyle Spencer banned kissing on campus.

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1929
First national recognition for faculty

The University of Washington faculty was not well known for its scholarship when, in 1928, the first national recognition came to a faculty member: Vernon Louis Parrington.

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1928
Henry Suzzallo & the beginnings of the University Libraries
Henry Suzzallo & the beginnings of the University Libraries

The Suzzallo Library, named after former UW President Henry Suzzallo, opened in 1926. The president, who was instrumental in planning the library starting in 1922, envisioned it to be “the soul of the university.”

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1926
First Rose Bowl appearance

Collegiate football began on the East Coast, and the first collegiate game is credited as happening November 6, 1869, when Rutgers beat Princeton.The University of Washington played its first collegiate opponent—Stanford—on December 29, 1893, losing 40-0 before 600 spectators in West Seattle.

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1924
Sun Dodgers become the Huskies

Washington’s athletic teams had been called the Sun Dodgers since 1919, but a lot of people thought that didn’t do much for the school’s—or the region’s—image.

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1922
Students help raise funds to build Husky Stadium
Students help raise funds to build Husky Stadium

A student-run athletic association managed sports activities in the 1890s, but as the University and the athletics program grew so did the need for funds.

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1920
More than 1,000 students called to active service in World War I

The United States officially entered what would become known as World War I on April 6, 1917.

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1917
Boeing begins making planes in Seattle

On June 15, 1916, William E.Boeing piloted the Bluebill, the first plane he helped to build.

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1916
School of Business created
School of Business created

The School of Business was established in 1914 and is the second-oldest institution of management education on the West Coast.

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1914
Preserving the columns
Preserving the columns

The Sylvan Theater, a tree-enclosed hideaway southeast of Drumheller Fountain, contains four white columns, preserved from the original Territorial University building when it was torn down in 1911.

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1911
Pocock Rowing Shell

A British boat builder and crew racer, George Pocock came to the U.S. and built floatplane pontoons for Boeing. He returned to his first love, boat building, when he joined the UW and built the shell that the then-unknown UW crew team used to win a national championship.

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1911
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition transforms the UW
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition transforms the UW

A group of civic leaders, including Professor Edmond Meany, organized Seattle’s first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, held on the UW campus from June to October 1909.

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1909
Student Enrollment: 1900s

During the 1909-1910 academic year, 2,156 individual students attended the University of Washington, four times as many as a decade before. There were no longer any preparatory students taking pre-collegiate courses.

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1909
Women’s Building Opens
Women’s Building Opens

The Woman’s Building (now Cunningham Hall) opened as part of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the first building built for women in the State of Washington.  Its purpose was to exhibit the work of local women artists and to provide hospitality to […]

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1909
Ten acres that shaped a city

Although many people know that the original site of the Territorial University was 10 acres of what is now downtown Seattle, fewer know that the University still owns the land, which is now crowded with tall buildings.

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1907
Early collaborations with state industries

Henry K.Benson came to the UW in 1904 as assistant professor of chemistry during a time when Washington state’s economy was still based on natural resources—timber, mining, fishing and agriculture.

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1904
The first Summer Quarter

The first UW Summer Quarter was held in 1904 (known as Summer Session at the time), at the urging of the State Teacher’s Association and others who felt need for increased access to education. Initially summer classes targeted teachers and […]

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1904
Nordstrom opens as a shoe store

In 1901, Swedish immigrant John W.Nordstrom and his friend Carl Wallin went into the shoe business and opened the first Nordstrom location in downtown Seattle in 1901.

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1901
Native American influence on student life

Student life in the early years of the University repeatedly showed the influence of the native peoples who lived in the area. Chief Seattle, for whom the new city was named, died in 1866, five years after the Territorial University’s founding, and early settlers were dependent for years on help from the local tribes.

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1900
Law school starts with one instructor
Law school starts with one instructor

Among many characteristics that made John T.Condon an outstanding choice to found the UW Law School in 1899 was the fact that he was born in Washington Territory (in 1863) and attended the Territorial University for part of his pre-college education.

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1899
First fraternity founded

Sigma Nu was the first national fraternity to have a chapter at the University of Washington: the Gamma Chi chapter was founded in 1896…

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1896
University leaves “temptations” of downtown

Keeping a growing student body away from the evils of city life was one reason the University’s Board of Regents asked the state legislature to authorize moving the University to a site larger than the original 10 acres.

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1895
Celebrating Grandma’s 1894 graduation

My grandmother, Helen Mae Anthony, was in the group of the first 13 to graduate from the current campus in 1894 and took a street car from 7th and Pine, where her father was Seattle’s first bookbinder, to the Montlake […]

Sharon Carey LeeMaster
1894
Seattle’s Great Fire

On June 6, 1889, a man named John E.Back caused a fire in the basement of a downtown building that would spread and become known as Seattle’s Great Fire.

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1889
Alumni Association creates connections
Alumni Association creates connections

The University of Washington Alumni Association was founded in 1889, when the Territorial University had 60 living alumni. They wanted to have a way to stay connected and support the University.

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1889
Railroad Tycoon’s $4,000 gift saves the University

The Territorial University was plagued with financial and administrative problems, closing four times in its first 15 years (in 1863, 1867-69, 1874 and again in 1876 after granting its first bachelor’s degree, to Clara McCarty).

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1883
First UW Graduate: Clara McCarty
First UW Graduate: Clara McCarty

Clara McCarty became the first student to receive a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in 1876.

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1876
A historic land donation

In a remarkable and history-changing act of generosity, Arthur and Mary Denny, Charles and Mary Terry and Edward Lander in April of 1861 deeded 10 acres overlooking Elliott Bay that would be used to establish the first University of Washington campus.

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1861
Chief Si’ahl Signs Treaty of Point Elliott
Chief Si’ahl Signs Treaty of Point Elliott

On January 22, 1855, Chief Si’ahl of the Duwamish, along with other chiefs and delegates of tribes, bands, and villages in the Puget Sound region, and Isaac Stevens (1818-1862), Governor of Washington Territory, signed the Point Elliott Treaty.  Through the […]

UW Story
1855
Lewis & Clark enter Washington

After a year of traveling, William Clark and Meriwether Lewis entered what would become the state of Washington on October 10, 1805.

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1805
Ethnic Cultural Center to be named for Samuel E. Kelly
Ethnic Cultural Center to be named for Samuel E. Kelly

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s (OMA&D) new Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) will be named in honor of the late Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the department and a pioneer for diversity […]

UW Story
2012
Orthodontic Mini Residency

Great experience, great job, great knowledge, great university, thank you teachers, one of my best experience in dental educational.

Carlos Sanabria
2012
Covering the Holiday Bowl
Covering the Holiday Bowl

Sports Editor Taylor Soper traveled to San Diego to the Holiday Bowl to watch the UW Huskies win.

The Daily
2011
Just arrived at #fourpeaks salon at UW. I think I see @dakini_3′
Just arrived at #fourpeaks salon at UW. I think I see @dakini_3′

Time: Apr 14, 2011 5:34 PMPlace: Kane Hall, Seattle Go to the intersection of Apr 14, 2011 5:34 PM & Kane Hall, Seattle

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2011
150 years in my hands
150 years in my hands

This was the first day of my internship at UW Marketing. This photo is a historical documentation of the desk at which I was busy at work…

Ivan Vukovic
2011
Seattle-Nairobi Team Has Better Infant HIV Test For Africa
Seattle-Nairobi Team Has Better Infant HIV Test For Africa

Early detection of the HIV-1 virus in infants in Africa is a pressing global health concern but current testing tools are too expensive. A…

Matt Rosenberg
2011
Great start for UW Softball
Great start for UW Softball

The women’s softball team keeps on winning – with a 23-2 record. Husky freshman pitcher Kaitlin Inglesby (Portland, Oregon) was named the…

Tim Knight
2011
2011 UW Distinguished Staff Nominee
2011 UW Distinguished Staff Nominee

folks had some very nice things to say…can you see me blushing through the screen? Every year, the University of Washington honors the…

Scott Macklin
2011
Dirty Non-Secret
Dirty Non-Secret

The University of Washington campus is not being maintained the way it once was. I can see it when I walk to and from my car on those rare…

Peter Rinearson
2011
Beautiful day for the UW @ischoolonline Dean’s Club dinner
Beautiful day for the UW @ischoolonline Dean’s Club dinner

Time: May 19, 2011 6:50 PMPlace: 1801-1807 E Hamlin St, Seattle, WA 98112, USA Go to the intersection of May 19, 2011 6:50 PM & 1801-1807 E Hamlin St, Seattle, WA 98112, USA

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2011
New Chairs

The Daily students got new(er) chairs today, thanks to Intersect!

The Daily
2011
Just ‘hanging around’
Just ‘hanging around’

Student gets a birds-eye view from a tree branch on this stunning Spring day! Not too sure how much study got done though!

Kim Burdett
2011
Oops: Friday is wear purple day at UW, & I showed up in Coug red!
Oops: Friday is wear purple day at UW, & I showed up in Coug red!

Ah, the things you learn. Sorry!

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2011
I have a story to tell about University of Washington, 407 Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-0001, USA

I was here!

Diana Yuen
2011
Suzzallo Library, Then and Now
Suzzallo Library, Then and Now

Am trying out a little ‘then and now’ project with some photos from our Special Collections Campus Photo Collection. These are rough tests…

Christine Tawatao
2011
School of Nursing Holds No. 1 ranking for unprecedented 27 years

The School of Nursing again was again ranked first among nursing schools in the country, according to rankings of 464 schools of nursing provided in March 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Nursing has the distinction […]

UW Story
2011
Value of a UW education
Value of a UW education

I treasure my education at the U Dub. Great professors!
Inspiring surroundings, challenging requirements all
add up to effective preparation for a successful business
life.

Now semi retired, sold my commercial mortgage banking business in 2008….(Whew!), living in Santa Barbara……..Five daughters, ten grandchildren..

Roger Willmon
2011
The Birth of a Dream
The Birth of a Dream

Trying to discover what one great passion to give my life to has been a personal struggle for me; should I be a doctor? –A research scientist? –An Ecologist perhaps? It wasn’t until coming to UW Bothell and becoming part of the closest, most challenging, and most enriching community of learning I have ever experience, that I could find my passion for sustainability and environmental conservation.

Freddie Hensen
2011
A long history of Purple

I was 8 years old when I attended my first UW football game back in 1961. We had seats in the (then) Tyee section So.side upper deck, compliments of my step-father who was a UW track and field star in the early 1930′s.

Todd Case
2011
Faith

I was in Joe Butwin’s Bible as liturature class and he asked me if faith was simple. I said, “yes.” He answered, “That’s the right answer.”….

Edith Marie Hansen
2011
UW Bothell Students Create Husky Packs
UW Bothell Students Create Husky Packs

In the face of rising cost of tuition and other higher education expenses, Ty Edwards, ASUW-Bothell’s Director of Student Advocacy and co-founder James Liu, initiated a program, Husky Packs, for members of the surrounding community. Husky Packs serves both the […]

UW Story
2011
CSI of the Salish Sea: Conservation Canines on the trail of killer whales
CSI of the Salish Sea: Conservation Canines on the trail of killer whales

A story collected from Dr. Wasser’s Celebrate Conservation Canines event on July 22, 2010. Dr. Samuel Wasser uses trained dogs to sniff out…

Lara Seven Phillips
2010
Congratulations, I graduated
Congratulations, I graduated

It’s official! I finally graduated from the University of Washington. Specialty? Journalism and political science. Next? Grad school at The…

Vivian J Luu
2010
Daily made us what we are
Daily made us what we are

Daily made us what we are, let us be who we wanted Published in The Daily on June 4, 2010 By Christian Caple First, you need to know who I…

The Daily
2010
5th Graders from Robert Gray Elementary Visit the Campus
5th Graders from Robert Gray Elementary Visit the Campus

I took my 5th graders to visit the UW campus. All year we had an ongoing discussion about what college is all about and how to prepare for…

Heidi Armenta
2010
Dawg Pack
Dawg Pack

The Daily’s Double Shot created a time-lapse of the Dawg Pack for the game covered by ESPN. This year, 2011, The Daily will be providing…

The Daily
2010
Snowmen of Education Hill
Snowmen of Education Hill

A very small sampling. Actually, these are more properly called “hailmen” as they are built from a two inch dumping of hail the hill…

Wistar Rinearson
2010
Open Secrets: An Open Conversation about Wikileaks and Information Transparency in America
Open Secrets: An Open Conversation about Wikileaks and Information Transparency in America

The UW’s Master of Communication of Digital Media (MCDM), in collaboration with the Seattle Public Library and City Club present: Open…

Scott Macklin
2010
Sharing Intersect at UW
Sharing Intersect at UW

Today, Jason, David, Moni (not pictured) and I headed to the UW campus. Since moving to the Seattle area more than 20 years ago, I’ve…

Monica Harrington
2010
Of college, culture and command lines
Of college, culture and command lines

This morning I had an appointment at the health center at the University of Washington, so I had a chance to walk around the campus. It was…

David Huntsperger
2010
Media Space w/Margaret O’Mara
Media Space w/Margaret O’Mara

This new program from UWTV and the Master of Communication in Digital Media is hosted by award-winning TV correspondent and UW Professor…

Melissa BV Wilkes
2010
UW vs. Nebraska Game & Big W Tailgate

It was great to see old friends at the Big W tailgate. Pete finally got to meet Shane, Mike, Tommie, T-Red, Rich and a bunch of the other…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2010
Center for Pediatric Dentistry opens
Center for Pediatric Dentistry opens

Battling childhood dental disease through early intervention and other innovative approaches, The Center for Pediatric Dentistry is a collaboration between the School of Dentistry and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

UW Story
2010
Hanson Hosein, leading the revolution in digital media
Hanson Hosein, leading the revolution in digital media

Hanson Hosein, assistant professor of communication, defies categorization. He heads the UW’s Masters of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program, hosts a UWTV series, is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, holds law degrees from two countries, and was once a television news producer for NBC News.

UW Story
2010
UW Researchers develop device for Ménière’s Disease treatment

In October 2010, Drs. Jay Rubinstein and James Philips, UW otolaryngologist, introduced the first implantable device that could help patients with Ménière’s disease, a condition believed to be an inner ear problem that causes vertigo, hearing loss, and ringing and pressure in the ear, restore their balance.

UW Story
2010
An Indian Fairy Tale
An Indian Fairy Tale

My husband and I met on campus in 2002 as Sophomores.He was tall, lanky and quiet from Hyderabad.I was short, expressive and loud from Gujarat.It took another year before we realized that we may actually have something there between the two of us.

Neha Nariya
2010
Becoming a Husky, the day I was accepted 5/28/2010

I knew I always wanted to go to the University of Washington, that is where my father went, therefore as a little girl that was my dream. When it was time for me to go to college, I did not do as well as I should have to go to a school like the UW.

Stacey Burton Morrison
2010
Queer & Proud
Queer & Proud

Each year, the Q Faculty and Staff organization (QFSUW), founded to build and facilitate academic and social community for faculty and staff, organizes UW’s participation in the Seattle Pride Parade in June.  In 2011, the Q Center organized a committee […]

UW Story
2010
Integrated Dance Comes to UW
Integrated Dance Comes to UW

Twenty-two dancers converged on the UW Aug. 9-14, 2010. five of them in wheelchairs. The occasion was the Integrated Dance Summer Intensive, and the aim was to share processes whereby dance can be made more accessible to those with disabilities.  The […]

UW Story
2010
Graduation
Graduation

Just a couple weeks before giving birth to Julia, I graduated from the Evans School of Public Affairs with the best cohort ever!

abigail klingbeil
2009
Leading the Field: Recent recognition for UW faculty, alumni and students
Leading the Field: Recent recognition for UW faculty, alumni and students

Karen E. Fisher promoted to full professor Dr. Fisher joined the iSchool in 1999 after two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University…

UW Information School
2009
i Do: Couples who met (and married) at the iSchool
i Do: Couples who met (and married) at the iSchool

By Ann Beckmann It’s remarkable how couples meet and somehow things connect. Similar interests, values, smarts and looks are typically part…

UW Information School
2009
First compostable Coca Cola cup tested here
First compostable Coca Cola cup tested here

The UW became the pilot site for the first compostable paper cup developed for Coca-Cola soft drinks in 2009.

UW Story
2009
Science for teenage girls
Science for teenage girls

Each summer, the Burke Museum offers a week-long program called Girls in Science for teenage girls entering 7th through 9th grades.

UW Story
2009
A center for human rights

Many individuals and departments at the UW have engaged in human rights activities and scholarship over decades, but efforts have always been decentralized.

UW Story
2009
Harnessing more efficient solar energy
Harnessing more efficient solar energy

Sunny afternoons inspire some Seattleites to leave work early. They inspire David Ginger to work harder.

UW Story
2009
UW Medicine launches sports concussion program

In 2009, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s opened a sports concussion program for teen and adult athletes.

UW Story
2009
Pharmacy students’ outreach garners national acclaim
Pharmacy students’ outreach garners national acclaim

In 2009, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy honored a group of eight UW pharmacy students with one of its first-ever Student Community Engaged Service Awards.

The award — which carries an $18,500 prize with it — recognized student-led community outreach projects that encourage service learning.

UW School of Pharmacy
2009
Rushing the field-UW vs USC 16-13

On September 20, 2009 it was a chilly afternoon at Husky Stadium and the Dawgs were taking on the Trojans for the first time under coach Sarkisian.I was late to the game because of a babysitting job so could not squeeze in with my friends in the roaring dawg pack but found a seat on the aisle near the band.

Holly Marie Johnson
2009
Women Faculty ADVANCE in Engineering
Women Faculty ADVANCE in Engineering

In Fall 2009 the University of Washington College of Engineering reached a female faculty rate of 20.5% while the national rate plateaus at 12.7%. Since the initiation of UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change in 2001, the percentage of women […]

UW Story
2009
Future Husky!
Future Husky!

Jordy LOVES this Husky hat…kept wearing it around the house at only 7 months old. :–)

Nicole Morry Dierks
2008
Husky Football Pic Day
Husky Football Pic Day

Since I worked in the office, I was able to bring my family down early. Jordy got to meet the guys and is pictured here with Jake Locker…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2008
MSIM Alum Wants Your Vote’for Trustworthy Electronic Elections
MSIM Alum Wants Your Vote’for Trustworthy Electronic Elections

By Ann Beckmann Trust is tricky business when it comes to elections. After Florida’s hanging chads became a household cliché in the 2000…

UW Information School
2008
My first rehearsal with UW Men’s Glee Club
My first rehearsal with UW Men’s Glee Club

I joined the UW Men’s Glee Club in the second quarter of its reincarnated life. The group was founded in 1895 and was in continuous…

John Burkhardt
2008
Tribal partnerships lead to development of Pacific Northwest bioenergy

In 2008, UW researchers began working with local Native American tribes to develop locally produced bioenergy.

UW Story
2008
Dalai Lama visits UW

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited campus on April 14th, 2008, as a special convocation that was part of his five-day trip to Seattle…

University of Washington
2008
Students help the Seahawks tackle hypertension
Students help the Seahawks tackle hypertension

In 2007, when UW pharmacy students were called upon to help with a hypertension-awareness initiative at Seattle Seahawks games, the students were more than happy to heed that call.

UW School of Pharmacy
2008
UW Professional & Continuing Education moves to UW Tower

A 56-year search for a new location that could house the many diverse programs and functions involved in lifelong learning finally ended in 2008, when UW Professional & Continuing Education moved into the UW Tower at 45th and Brooklyn, previously […]

UW Story
2008
PROGRAM NOTES: MSIM ‘ MSIM Candidate Helps New Olympic Sculpture Park Throw Open Its Virtual Gallery
PROGRAM NOTES: MSIM ‘ MSIM Candidate Helps New Olympic Sculpture Park Throw Open Its Virtual Gallery

Phillip Endicott is no stranger to the Seattle-area arts and culture scene, having held strategic jobs with successful endeavors including…

UW Information School
2007
Husky Promise

Launched in 2007, the Husky Promise is a guarantee to students of Washington state residency that financial challenges will not prevent them from achieving a degree at UW.

UW Story
2007
Exhibit blends Latin American music and UW faculty expertise
Exhibit blends Latin American music and UW faculty expertise

Latino musicians have had a profound influence on popular music in the United States, including jazz, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and hip-hop.

UW Story
2007
Yoky Matsuoka wins MacArthur award
Yoky Matsuoka wins MacArthur award

A tennis prodigy as a youth, Yoky Matsuoka turned to the emerging field of neurobotics when an injury ended her tennis dreams.

UW Story
2007
School of Nursing launches state-of-the-art simulation lab
School of Nursing launches state-of-the-art simulation lab

While bedside “learning” has long been part of the School of Nursing’s curriculum, in 2007 the School launched a redesigned, state of the art Center for Excellence in Nursing Education. This “lab” enables students to experience hands-on patient interactions through […]

UW Story
2007
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute opens
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute opens

In 2007, with funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation, UW Educational Outreach opened the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. The institute provides affordable education to those over 50 on a membership basis. In five years the institute has grown to […]

UW Story
2007
Committed to global engagement
Committed to global engagement

iSchool community seeks to increase understanding of the Middle East and improve learning environments for people in need throughout the…

UW Information School
2006
New Dean’s agenda: Consolidation, strategic growth, excellence, engagement and visibility
New Dean’s agenda: Consolidation, strategic growth, excellence, engagement and visibility

“The School ought to be a prototype, test-bed and model of innovative thinking and leading-edge practice in information.” Harry Bruce, who…

UW Information School
2006
Harnessing Information for the Common Good
Harnessing Information for the Common Good

iSchool helps launch Communities Connect Network to enhance community techno Many diverse organizations across Washington state share an…

UW Information School
2006
Summer Ceramics (Part 3)
Summer Ceramics (Part 3)

(Continued from Part 2) And now begins the Seattle segment of our program. As a graduate student at the University of Washington, I taught…

James Terry
2006
Summer Quarter at UW
Summer Quarter at UW

Not the most desired way to spend your summer but it actually was really nice to absorb the beauty of the campus while taking some needed or fun classes you wouldn’t be able to fit during a quarter!

Here’s a picture of some friends and I out on Lake Washington with canoes with rented from the WAC.

Your Name
2006
Got my first ‘real’ job at UW ‘ and embarked on a nonprofit career!

After struggling to find a job in nonprofit out of college, I finally landed a temp gig in the College of Engineering’s marketing…

Eva Dankanics Conner
2005
Dean’s Corner: Move it On Over
Dean’s Corner: Move it On Over

Fall is always an exiting time for me. The academic year starts, and I get the chance to welcome new faculty and staff and see student…

UW Information School
2005
Faculty Spotlight: Mike Crandall
Faculty Spotlight: Mike Crandall

Mike Crandall has seen the growth of his field and the Information School from both sides now. A 1986 University of Washington graduate in…

UW Information School
2005
Forest Resources professor receives Heinz award
Forest Resources professor receives Heinz award

Jerry Franklin has been a researcher for the Forest Service as well as various academic institutions since 1959. He has mentored more than 40 students, given hundreds of seminars, and authored approximately 450 papers.

UW Story
2005
Gates Public Service Law Program

UW Regent William H.Gates, Sr.(BA ’49, JD ’50) was surprised with an unusual gift in honor of his 80th birthday in 2005. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave the School of Law $33.3 million for scholarships that will allow hundreds of talented students to pursue careers in public service law without worrying about paying off thousands of dollars in debt that law students normally accrue.

UW Story
2005
Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies
Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies

ISIS (The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies) was established in 2005 in response to the need for a centralized interdisciplinary center for simulation training at the UW.

UW Story
2005
Live high definition video broadcast from ocean floor

During the 2000s, the UW led the way in demonstrating the potential for delivering high definition video over the Internet for education and research purposes. An example was the HDTV broadcast of ocean floor research by the Visions 2005 research […]

UW Story
2005
UWT Creates Diversity Resource Center
UWT Creates Diversity Resource Center

In academic year 2005-2006, UW Tacoma established the Diversity Resource Center UWT campus with funding from the Presidents’ Diversity Appraisal Fund.   In 2006 the campus also hosted the Power Of One Conference, a northwest student leadership conference designed to […]

UW Story
2005
College graduate, at last
College graduate, at last

More than 30 years after starting my degree program at the University of Washington, I finished it on December 17, 2004. I’d been two…

Peter Rinearson
2004
Fashion Walk
Fashion Walk

We had to do this fashion walk for the new homosexual fraternity on campus and one person had an outfit completely handmade out of trash…

Candis Anderson
2004
Diversity Research Institute opens doors
Diversity Research Institute opens doors

The University of Washington’s commitment to building and maintaining a diverse faculty was substantiated by the creation of the Diversity Research Institute (DRI). Founded by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity in 2004, the DRI develops a community of […]

UW Story
2004
Go, go, go…go Alpha Gamma!
Go, go, go…go Alpha Gamma!

Candis joined a sorority :)

Candis Anderson
2003
An Indelicate Balancing Act’  The Patriot Act, Intellectual Freedom and National Security
An Indelicate Balancing Act’ The Patriot Act, Intellectual Freedom and National Security

In recent years, Congress has enacted several laws that narrow the scope of various constitutional rights. But none has produced more…

UW Information School
2003
A center for Northwest Coast Art
A center for Northwest Coast Art

Bill Holm first encountered Northwest Coast Art as a teenager, when his mother took him to the Washington State Museum on the University of Washington campus.

UW Story
2003
Farecast

In 2003, UW Computer Science & Engineering Professor Oren Etzioni grew frustrated at the unpredictably (and seemingly arbitrarily) fluctuating prices of airline tickets.

UW Story
2003
Student Achievements

The Information School was home to a remarkable group of students during the 2001/02 academic year. The School congratulates them…

UW Information School
2002
PROGRAM NOTES ‘ Reaching Out to Seattle Youth
PROGRAM NOTES ‘ Reaching Out to Seattle Youth

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM) is well known for its work with the urban homeless population, but the public isn’t as aware of UGM’s…

UW Information School
2002
Libraries React to Sept. 11
Libraries React to Sept. 11

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks shocked and saddened us all. But as recovery began, the world sought information to explain what had…

UW Information School
2002
International Training and Education Center on HIV

Soon after the International Training and Education Center on HIV was founded in 2002, it quickly grew to more than 600 employees working in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

UW Story
2002
UW Hosts National Diversity Conference
UW Hosts National Diversity Conference

In 2002, the Center for Curriculum Transformation hosted a national conference, funded by the Ford Foundation, to celebrate its tenth anniversary.   Project leaders from around the county convened to explore how both individual work and collaborations among faculty members, students, and […]

UW Story
2002
Nisqually earthquake shakes region

On February 28, 2001, the 6.8-magnitude Nisqually earthquake shook much of Western Washington.

UW Story
2001
Lee Hartwell wins 2001 Nobel Prize
Lee Hartwell wins 2001 Nobel Prize

UW genetics professor Leland (Lee) Hartwell was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his basic research on cell division.

UW Story
2001
GEAR UP pup lost, found
GEAR UP pup lost, found

Hope, a special canine mascot at the UW, is safely back at home after wandering alone in the wilds for two days last month. Named by low-income, disadvantaged middle school students enrolled in the GEAR UP program when they were […]

UW Story
2001
Student Life in the 2000s: A revolutionary decade for information

Information technology changed so rapidly in the first decade of the twenty-first century that a whole new language seemed to emerge: podcast, blog, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, and Facebook became part of the educational experience at the UW and on college campuses across the country.

UW Story
2000
Inaugural Lauch of Dawg Daze

Back in the summer of 2000, President McCormick blessed the formation of an all campus welcome week that involved students, faculty and staff better known as Dawg Daze.

Vicki Anderson-Ellis
2000
Last Game in Hec Ed (before renovation)
Last Game in Hec Ed (before renovation)

It’s always exciting o be part of Husky history, In this case, I got to witness the last game in Hec Ed as we knew it before the awesome…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1999
Student Enrollment: 1990s

During the 1999-2000 academic year, the University had three campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. During Autumn Quarter 1999, 37,541 students were registered on the Seattle campus, an increase of 13% compared to autumn quarter of 1989.

UW Story
1999
James Sun, ’99
James Sun, ’99

Thanks to the technology investment company he started as a freshman at the UW, James Sun had over $2 million in the bank by the time he graduated. In the years since, he has founded the networking site Zoodango.com and […]

UW Story
1999
World’s first high definition TV broadcast over the Internet

Using UW-developed software, UW engineers conducted the first high definition television (HDTV) broadcast over the Internet, sending live studio quality HDTV both ways simultaneously between Seattle and a convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, for a […]

UW Story
1999
Met my first awesome professor
Met my first awesome professor

One of my first courses at UW was a Dept. of Communication course about women and minorities portrayals in media/advertising, taught by…

Danielle McGarrity
1998
UW Tacoma opens permanent campus
UW Tacoma opens permanent campus

A grand celebration welcomed students, faculty and staff to UW Tacoma’s permanent campus in 1997. So much attention was showered on the new campus, including significant coverage in the News Tribune, many thought the campus opened that year rather than 1990 when UW Tacoma opened with 176 students in leased space.

UW Story
1997
‘Twas the End of the Quarter

I wrote a little poem to encourage my teacher John Davis to give the students a pre-final cheat sheet in his Psychology class:
‘Twas the end of the quarter and all through Arc Hall, the students were whining for the best grade of all.

Jann Finley
1997
First female engineering dean of a major research institution
First female engineering dean of a major research institution

When UW president Richard L.McCormick began his search for a new engineering dean, he knew he wanted a pioneering leader who understood that success in research and education included a focus on diversity.

UW Story
1996
Amazon.com

Launched in 1995, Amazon.com is considered the pioneer of online retailing. While it started primarily as a book retailer, it is now well known for selling a huge array of items, from groceries to strollers.

UW Story
1995
EthnoMed launches

Since 1994, the website EthnoMed has served as a source of information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other topics relating to the health care of individuals from a wide range of countries and cultures in the United States.

UW Story
1994
Husky Picture Day 1992
Husky Picture Day 1992

Working in the football office through college I made several lifetime friends. I’m pictured here with two of them, Lawyer Milloy and Shane…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1992
Campaign for Washington raises $284 million

The University of Washington began its first university-wide major fund drive on July 1, 1987, with a goal of raising $250 million in five years, half of it for endowment.

UW Story
1992
Sonicare toothbrush

UW researchers David Engel, Joseph Miller and Roy Martin helped entrepreneur David Giuliani make the first sonic toothbrush, whose bristle tips move 100 times faster than you can brush manually. The cleaning action also directs fluids deep between teeth and below the gumline to remove plaque and prevent gum disease.

UW Story
1992
First public release of UW’s “Pine” email program

Originally developed to replace a mainframe mail system serving a few hundred UW administrators, Pine became one of the most important productivity tools on the Internet, eventually used by tens of millions of people at thousands of institutions (educational, government, […]

UW Story
1992
Older Students

Not all UW students were youngsters.I and many of the students in our graduate class at the School of Social Work were middle aged.Going to school was an adventure for us.

Mary Everett
1991
Sisterhood Event ‘ Initiation Week
Sisterhood Event ‘ Initiation Week

One of the greatest experiences at college was being part of a sorority, especially coming to a large school where I knew no one. I’m…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1990
Professor Charles Johnson wins 1990 National Book Award

Charles Johnson joined the UW English department in 1976 with an unusual background in both creative writing (his novel Faith and the Good Thing had been widely praised) and philosophy (the field of his doctoral study).

UW Story
1990
Classes begin at UW Tacoma
Classes begin at UW Tacoma

UW Tacoma opened with 176 students in the fall of 1990, one of five new campuses established across the state in population centers to expand access to higher education.

UW Story
1990
ADPi Presentation Night 1989
ADPi Presentation Night 1989

Sororities have a systemwide event called “Presentation Night” in which your families can come through and meet your new sisters / see your…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1989
Parnassus, the Artsy Coffee Shop
Parnassus, the Artsy Coffee Shop

The Art Building held a cool coffee shop in the basement. This was before coffee shops were considered cool. I can still smell the mixture…

Jill Rinearson
1989
Center for AIDS and STD

Created in 1989 to help fight the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, the UW Center for AIDS and STD is one of the world’s leading AIDS and STD research and training institutions.

UW Story
1989
Sharing Idea for Farmers Market in survey from School Use Advisory Committee

During the Spring Quarter of 1989, when I was still a freshman at the UW, I received a survey in the mail from a local School Use Advisory Committee concerning the closure of the University Heights Elementary School.

Julian Wheeler
1989
UWTV hits airwaves
UWTV hits airwaves

In 1987, the UW first established the television station “Cablearn” through the Continuing Education Department. In the summer of 1994, the station was officially renamed UWTV.

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1987
Different Voices Institute Launches Curriculum Transformation at UW Focused on Women of Color
Different Voices Institute Launches Curriculum Transformation at UW Focused on Women of Color

The Different Voices Institute, a project of the Northwest Center for Research on Women (NWCROW)  directed by Angela Ginorio (currently in the department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), launched a commitment to curriculum transformation at UW that has lasted […]

UW Story
1987
Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi, ’03, and Kim Thayil, ’85
Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi, ’03, and Kim Thayil, ’85

As the heavy-riffing lead guitarist for Soundgarden, Kim Thayil (right) ruled the Seattle music scene at a time—the 1990s—when Seattle music seemed to rule the world. As the furious-fingered turntablist for Blue Scholars and Common Market, “Sabzi” is the hottest […]

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1985
First certificate program launched
First certificate program launched

In 1985, Paralegal Studies became the very first certificate program offered by what was then called University Extension. Designed by current University of Washington Educational Outreach Vice Provost David Szatmary, this program was quickly followed by other certificates such as […]

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1985
English language programs move under UW Extension

Administration of the University’s English Language Programs was moved under UW Extension in 1984. Trish Delamere was appointed to lead English as a Secondary Language, and the first teaching appointments were made in winter quarter, 1984. Today, these courses are […]

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1984
W. Ron Allen, ’83
W. Ron Allen, ’83

As chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in Sequim, Allen works to ensure the sovereignty and economic vitality of his people. He has led the tribe from zero revenue to a $6 million annual operating budget and expanded a landless […]

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1983
Richard Lorenzen selected to lead Continuing Education
Richard Lorenzen selected to lead Continuing Education

In October 1983, Richard Lorenzen became the fourth leader of lifelong learning and educational outreach programs in eight years, taking over from Aldon Bell. Lorenzen was Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences before moving to Continuing Education, as […]

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1983
Kyle MacLachlan, ’82
Kyle MacLachlan, ’82

MacLachlan studied drama at the UW, and he must have studied well. Not long after graduating, he starred in the films Dune and Blue Velvet. A Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy nominee, he can now be seen playing mysterious […]

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1982
Mike Luckovich, ’82
Mike Luckovich, ’82

A former door-to-door salesman, Mike Luckovich today is one of the premier (and funniest) cartoonists in all of journalism. He’s captured two Pulitzer Prizes (1995 and 2006) for his work in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is syndicated nationally in 150 […]

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1982
Honoring a legendary librarian

Lawyers need libraries, and the UW’s law library is one of the best in the nation.

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1981
Timothy Egan, ’81, Ivan Doig, ’69, and Charles Cross, ’81
Timothy Egan, ’81, Ivan Doig, ’69, and Charles Cross, ’81

Seattle is a famously literate city, and here are three reasons why. Cross (right) is the best-selling biographer of Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Doig (center), whose books include The Whistling Season and Prairie Nocturne, is perhaps the dean of […]

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1981
The Wave

Robb Weller, ’72, a former UW yell leader, and Bill Bissell, the Husky Marching Band director, came up with the idea for the Wave in 1981, and it caught on as a staple in sports stadiums nationwide.

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1981
UW in the High School begins
UW in the High School begins

1981 saw the launch of UW in the High School, administered by what is now known as UW Professional & Continuing Education. From humble beginnings, the program today provides opportunities for high school students at partner schools to earn as […]

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1981
Mount St. Helens and its aftermath

The eruption of Mount St. Helens on the morning of May 18, 1980, included an earthquake that collapsed one side of the mountain, a release…

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1980
Student regent appointed

Since 1969, the Board of Regents has invited one representative from the Associated Students of the University of Washington and one from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate to sit at Regents’ meetings.

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1980
First Essay Exam
First Essay Exam

High schoolers these days are so accustomed to essay exams, they can probably take them in their sleep. In my day, we didn’t have many of…

Jill Rinearson
1979
Jill Seaman, ’79
Jill Seaman, ’79

Physician Jill Seaman has spent her adult life battling epidemics in Sudan, personally dealing with, by one doctor’s estimate, more than 10,000 cases of the deadly parasitic disease kala-azar. She’s currently fighting tuberculosis through the Sudan TB Project. Photo by […]

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1979
UW fan
UW fan

I love UW………………………..

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1979
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) was established at the UW in 1978 as a cooperative institute between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University.

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1978
David Guterson, ’78, ’82
David Guterson, ’78, ’82

For 10 years, David Guterson got up early to work on his novel before heading off to teach at Bainbridge High School. The effort paid off. Snow Falling on Cedars spent 87 weeks on the best-seller list and was made […]

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1978
Rose Bowl Win with Warren Moon

The day before I started my UW adventure I watched the Huskies beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl with Warren Moon at quarterback. Thus I began my big adventure at the college of my dreams..

David Buehler
1978
Jeremy Jaech, ’77, ’80
Jeremy Jaech, ’77, ’80

As personal computers have become ubiquitous, so has Jeremy Jaech. He has been involved in creating and running some of the most important software companies in the world: Aldus, Visio, RealNetworks and Trumba. Photographed in Odegaard Library by Kathy Sauber. […]

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1977
Fab Four all win Pac-8 Titles
Fab Four all win Pac-8 Titles

Back in 1976 we were honored to be a part of the Pacific conference History. Husky thorwers Borys Chambul (Discus), Rod Ewaliko (Javelin), Russ Vincent (Shot Put), and Scott Nielson ( Hammer) each won Pac-8 Titles.

Russ Vincent
1976
David Horsey, ’75
David Horsey, ’75

A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, editorial cartoonist David Horsey has entertained, enlightened and sometimes outraged readers of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and 450 other newspapers. He got his start when The Daily staff elected him as editor in 1974, the first […]

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1975
Dean Lloyd Schram retires
Dean Lloyd Schram retires

July 1, 1975 marked the end of an era for what is known today as UW Professional & Continuing Education, with the retirement of Lloyd Schram. He had led the Extension division since 1947, steering it through a period of […]

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1975
Shared house east of University Village
Shared house east of University Village

I shared this rental house with four other UW Daily staffers: Dave Horsey, Charlie Gay, Larry Maloney, Jack Kerstad. Dave and I had…

Peter Rinearson
1974
Caring for Washington citizens with disabilities
Caring for Washington citizens with disabilities

Since 1974, the School of Dentistry’s DECOD program (Dental Education in Care of People with Disabilities) has provided oral care to people with both developmental and acquired disabilities.

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1974
Assunta Ng, ’74, ’76, ’79
Assunta Ng, ’74, ’76, ’79

Frustrated that she “had to get a San Francisco newspaper to get any Chinese news,” Ng founded the Seattle Chinese Post and Northwest Asian Weekly newspapers in the early 1980s. These publications, together with her tireless volunteerism, make Ng an […]

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1974
Moving Up to Room 711, Terry Hall
Moving Up to Room 711, Terry Hall

Upon returning to my dorm room after a summer at my parent’s home, my first task was to set up my waterbed. But I couldn’t find the…

Peter Rinearson
1973
First dorm, and first introduction to a roommate
First dorm, and first introduction to a roommate

My roommate, Glenn, was a pleasant fellow but he rarely left the dorm room except to attend class, and so I never had privacy. The…

Peter Rinearson
1972
Public health collaboration between the UW and Seattle/King County begins

In February 1972, the Seattle King County Public Health Department STD Clinic opened at Harborview Medical Center, starting the first of what would be many collaborative projects between the UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County.

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1972
Lynn Colella, ’72
Lynn Colella, ’72

Colella didn’t walk on water—although that would’ve helped explain some of her achievements in the pool. She won 10 national championships, along with a silver in the 200 butterfly at the 1972 Olympics—the first Olympic medal ever won by a […]

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1972
Popular, outspoken professor wins first Distinguished Teaching Award

Giovanni Costigan taught history with a scholarly passion that made him a legend not only at the UW, but also throughout the Northwest. He…

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1971
Starbucks pours its first cups

The first Starbucks Coffee shop opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in April 1971, becoming an instant success, well known for selling high-quality coffee, dark-roasted in small batches.

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1971
Larry Gossett, ’71
Larry Gossett, ’71

In 1968, a young social activist named Larry Gossett was arrested during a sit-in and locked in a jail cell on the 12th floor of the King County Courthouse. That part of the building now houses Gossett’s own office—he’s chair […]

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1971
Sonny Sixkiller, ’71
Sonny Sixkiller, ’71

Quarterback Sonny Sixkiller not only helped turn around a 1-9 Husky team, he became an inspiration for Native Americans—and aspiring QBs—all over the country. He led the nation in passing in 1970, made the cover of Sports Illustrated, appeared in […]

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1971
Popular, outspoken professor wins first Distinguished Teaching Award

Giovanni Costigan taught history with a scholarly passion that made him a legend not only at the UW, but also throughout the Northwest.

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1970
World’s first trash-in
World’s first trash-in

On February 26, 1970, students on the UW campus were asked to bring in trash from their homes to special bins that were set up around the HUB.

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1970
First compute-intensive research/instructional computing machine on campus

In the early 1970s, a Control Data Corporation CDC 6400 was acquired for compute-intensive research and instructional computing. Initially located in Wilcox Hall, the CDC was eventually moved to the new Academic Computer Center when it was built in 1980. […]

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1970
Introduction of Career Counseling for Women
Introduction of Career Counseling for Women

In the early 1970’s, a new vocational counseling service known as Women’s Studies was launched. The service reflected changing social ideas about women’s role in society, in the family and in the workplace. The service was renamed Career and Life […]

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1970
Student Enrollment: 1960s

During the 1969-1970 academic year, 43,344 individual students attended the University of Washington, an increase of 86% compared to a decade before.During autumn quarter 1969 alone, 32,749 students were registered, almost twice as many as a decade earlier, as the “Baby Boom” generation reached college age.

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1969
Kim Bottomly, ’69, ’75
Kim Bottomly, ’69, ’75

After 27 years as a faculty member and administrator at Yale, Bottomly was recently named the 13th president of Wellesley College. Despite these East Coast affiliations, her ties to her alma mater remain strong. Her daughter, Hannah Janeway, graduated from […]

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1969
Experimental College opened
Experimental College opened

The Experimental College opened in 1968 as a nonprofit organization that gave students and the general public the opportunity to take affordable, recreational, not-for-credit classes in categories that included arts and crafts, dance, business, language, culinary arts, exercise and many others.

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1968
Black Student Union stages a dramatic protest
Black Student Union stages a dramatic protest

One of the most famous photographs in the University’s history shows a black student climbing the front wall of the Administration Building (now Gerberding Hall) on May 20, 1968, to enter President Charles Odegaard’s office by the window.

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1968
First kidney transplant

In 1968, Dr. Tom Marchioro performed Washington State’s first kidney transplant at the UW Medical Center. In 1985, UW Medical Center started its heart transplant program and over the years has become the only center in the region to provide transplants for all solid organs including liver, lungs, pancreas and bowel.

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1968
Center for Bioengineering
Center for Bioengineering

Instruments created by University of Washington alumni and faculty, including the automated dialysis machine (1963), the portable Doppler ultrasound (1958), and the cardiac treadmill (1953), fused medicine and engineering in a completely new way.

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1967
Graduate computer science degrees first offered

In 1967, the Computer Science Group (CSG) was formed to offer M.S. and Ph.D. programs in computer science. CSG acquired a Scientific Data Systems Sigma 5 computer in 1969 and housed it in Wilcox Hall. CSG expanded in 1975 to […]

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1967
Five computers at the UW
Five computers at the UW

In the mid-1960s, computer operations were moved to More Hall, Wilcox Hall, and Roberts Annex. By the end of the 1960s, there were still only five computers at the UW: the IBM 7040/7094 and Burroughs B5500 at the Wilcox Hall, […]

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1966
Dale Chihuly, ’65
Dale Chihuly, ’65

Dale Chihuly brought the notion of collaborative teams to the Studio Glass movement, and made the blown glass form an accepted vehicle for installation art. Once he captured the garden in glass; now his Mille Fiori installations at museums and […]

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1965
Orin C. Smith, ’65
Orin C. Smith, ’65

When Smith was gulping down coffee while cramming for exams at the UW, he probably had no idea that he was holding his future in his hand. As vice president, director, and finally president and CEO of Starbucks, Orin Smith […]

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1965
Jeffrey Brotman, ’64, ’67
Jeffrey Brotman, ’64, ’67

The son of a successful entrepreneur, Jeffrey Brotman has said that he entered law school at the UW “to get out of the retail business.” That didn’t exactly happen. In fact, he went on to co-found Costco Wholesale Corporation, the […]

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1964
Norm Dicks, ’63, ’68
Norm Dicks, ’63, ’68

In early 2006, Dicks thought about retiring from Congress after nearly 30 years representing Western Washington. But that fall’s elections put his party back in power, and now he chairs one of the House’s most important subcommittees, Interior and the […]

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1963
Seattle World’s Fair

Also known as the Century 21 Exposition, the Seattle World’s Fair gave visitors a glimpse into the future and gave Seattle world-wide recognition.

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1962
Chuck Close, ’62
Chuck Close, ’62

Close thinks of himself as one who builds painting experiences for the viewer. His photographs and photorealistic paintings, often produced in very large scale, focus on portraits of himself, his family and friends. His work can be found in the […]

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1962
Drumheller Fountain created
Drumheller Fountain created

Rainier Vista, which provides a view of the majestic mountain from the heart of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, was created as part of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, a world’s fair held on the UW campus in 1909.

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1961
Creating a contemporary School of Drama

Gregory Falls took over as chair of the wildly successful School of Drama in 1961, when the School was performing plays for the public every single week, and was the source for theater and live entertainment in town.

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1961
UW Medicine opens Center for Pain Relief

In 1961, UW opened a multi-disciplinary Center for Pain Relief that would become the world model for diagnosis, study and treatment of chronic and acute pain.

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1961
Student life in a decade of change
Student life in a decade of change

The decade of the 1960s began as an era of hope and enthusiasm for students at the University of Washington.

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1960
Carver Gayton, ’60, ’72, ’76
Carver Gayton, ’60, ’72, ’76

The descendant of Seattle pioneers and early community leaders, Carver Gayton has led a life of pioneering leadership himself: he helped the Huskies win the 1960 Rose Bowl, became the first black FBI agent from the state of Washington, served […]

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1960
Sled Dawgs for Eternity

Standing in a wintry line that stretched from the registrar to Denny Hall, the fleeting thought of “class closed” failed to roil my resolve.

A native of Seattle, I graduated from the University of Washington in 1960 with a Chemistry degree.

Richard Linde
1960
Wayne Quinton and the birth of biotech
Wayne Quinton and the birth of biotech

Alumnus Wayne Quinton’s most influential invention had a humble beginning. In his garage, he tested the prototype cardiac treadmill that would revolutionize diagnoses of heart disease.

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1959
Booth Gardner, ’58
Booth Gardner, ’58

Booth Gardner, a former two-term Washington governor, is on the final campaign of his life: to legalize physician-assisted suicide this September. He’s not fighting for his own right to die—his Parkinson’s disease isn’t considered terminal—but he wants Washington voters to […]

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1958
Summer Quarter added to UW Adult Education and Extension Services
Summer Quarter added to UW Adult Education and Extension Services

In 1958, the UW Summer Quarter was brought under the Department of Adult Education and Extension Services. Summer Quarter remains a significant part of UW Professional & Continuing Education today, which also provides other lifelong learning programs for diverse audiences […]

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1958
Donald Bren, ’56
Donald Bren, ’56

Real estate mogul and philanthropist Donald Bren attended the UW on a ski scholarship and even tried out for the Olympics in 1956. An injury halted his bid, but the Irvine Co. chairman stands high atop the real estate mountain […]

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1956
Charles Z. Smith, ’55
Charles Z. Smith, ’55

Charles Smith planned to be a psychiatrist, but changed fields when he observed a surgery and realized he couldn’t stand the sight of blood. One field’s loss was another’s gain. The UW law school grad became the first person of […]

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1955
Bob Houbregs, ’53
Bob Houbregs, ’53

In 1948, the Husky men’s basketball team failed to make the NCAA tournament, and their talented forward/center was left selling programs outside the Final Four—held, heartbreakingly, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The next year, Houbregs was the program, averaging nearly 35 […]

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1953
KUOW and KCTS begin at the UW

Two of the most influential public broadcast stations in the region began at the University of Washington as educational stations in the 1950s.

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1952
Dolores Sibonga, ’52, ’73
Dolores Sibonga, ’52, ’73

In 1978 Dolores Sibonga—the first Filipina American woman admitted to the Washington state bar—became the first Filipina American to sit on the Seattle City Council. Photo by Mary Levin. This alumni profile is excerpted from the “Our Wondrous One Hundred” […]

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1952
John “Bud” Hawk, ’51, ’52
John “Bud” Hawk, ’51, ’52

A longtime Bremerton educator, John Hawk received the Medal of Honor for his heroism during a battle with German tanks and infantry that left him wounded near Chamois, France, on Aug. 20, 1944. He not only helped fight off an […]

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1951
First cohort of elementary teachers graduates
First cohort of elementary teachers graduates

The Accelerated Teacher Education Program began in the fall of 1949. Former students recall the fifth-year program entailing eight hours of class a day for five days a week.

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1950
Booming enrollment in non-traditional education
Booming enrollment in non-traditional education

During the post-war “baby boom” period following World War II, enrollments in Adult Education and Extension Services exploded from 3,748 in 1947, to 20,120 in 1950, just three years later. Through correspondence, evening and daytime classes, the department served veterans […]

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1950
Husky Union Building (HUB)
Husky Union Building (HUB)

Since it opened in 1949, the Husky Union Building (HUB) has served as a home for student activities, dining and event space on campus. Operated by the Department of Student Activities and Union Facilities, the building has undergone renovations in 1952, 1960 and 1975.

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1949
The Canwell Committee searches for Communists at the UW

The period after World War II was a time of tremendous growth at the UW, with veterans filling classrooms, a new medical school and dental school, and relief that the war was over and normal life could resume.

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1948
John Ellis, ’52, ’53, and Jim Ellis, ’48
John Ellis, ’52, ’53, and Jim Ellis, ’48

When Robert Lee Ellis was killed by a German artillery shell during World War II, the news sent his older brother Jim (right) into a self-destructive rage. But Jim’s wife, Mary Lou, persuaded him to redirect his anger: “Why not […]

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1948
UW Extension gets a new leader
UW Extension gets a new leader

After 20 years leading UW Extension (known today as UW Professional & Continuing Education), Harry Smith retired in 1947. He was replaced by Lloyd Schram, who led the division until his retirement in 1975, nearly 30 years later.   Picture: […]

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1947
Gordon Hirabayahsi, ’46, ’49, ’52
Gordon Hirabayahsi, ’46, ’49, ’52

An American hero, Hirabayashi refused to report to internment camps for Japanese Americans in May 1942. He spent nine months in jail and appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, which affirmed his conviction 9–0 for violating the Army’s […]

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1946
Top-ranked School of Nursing established

Established as the first independent nursing school on the West Coast in 1945, the School of Nursing offers a series of undergraduate…

University of Washington
1945
George W. Jeffs, ’45, ’48
George W. Jeffs, ’45, ’48

A renowned engineer for the Apollo missions to the moon, Jeffs was part of the team that raced the clock to save the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft, which had suffered a catastrophic explosion. The mission operations team won a Presidential […]

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1945
Medical social work during WWII and beyond

During World War II, the Red Cross designated the University of Washington a key medical training center on the West Coast, and in 1944 the UW School of Social Work became one of only 14 schools in the United States eligible to train medical social workers.

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1944
War drives Japanese-American students from campus

By the end of spring quarter 1942, more than 450 Japanese-American students at the UW were forced to abandon their studies.

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1942
Grand Coulee Dam completed

When the Grand Coulee Dam was completed in 1941, it was hailed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The dam is the largest hydropower producer in the United States, generating a total capacity of 6,809 megawatts.

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1941
Beverly Cleary, ’39
Beverly Cleary, ’39

One of America’s best-loved authors, Cleary has spent her life writing the kinds of stories she longed to read as a little girl—stories in which children are children, and not merely means to the end of some adult moral. She […]

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1939
Faculty member builds Seattle arts scene

Solomon Katz joined the UW history faculty in 1936 as an instructor. He later chaired the Department of History, served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and became provost and vice president for academic affairs.

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1936
Faculty Speakers’ Bureau added to UW Extension service
Faculty Speakers’ Bureau added to UW Extension service

The Speakers’ Bureau was created after community requests for faculty speakers were centralized under the Extension Service in 1936, with a list of available speakers and subjects published by the Extension Service in February, 1936. The Bureau was an immediate […]

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1936
Rotablator

Professor David Auth invented this device, which uses a tiny catheter for inserting into an artery to clean out a blockage. It has a football-shaped burr at the end, rotating at speeds up to 190,000 rpm. Like a tiny sander, it removes the brittle plaque material while leaving healthy tissue intact.

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1933
Albert Rosellini, ’32, ’33
Albert Rosellini, ’32, ’33

At 98, he’s the oldest living former governor in the United States. Rosellini held Washington’s top office from 1957 to 1965, and has served as a mentor to several of his successors, including Gary Locke and Chris Gregoire, ’69, ’71. […]

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1932
Student life in the 1930s: A time of restraint

The stock market crash of October 1929 is generally considered the event that began the Great Depression of the 1930s. The effect on the University was profound; faculty salaries were cut, first by ten percent and then even more.

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1930
Student Enrollment: 1920s

During the 1929-1930 academic year, 10,998 individual students attended the University of Washington an increase of 54% compared to a decade before.During autumn quarter 1929 alone, 7,258 students were registered.

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1929
Color TV Tube

The process that brought us color television-three beams of electrons (one for each primary color) fired on a screen of small, inverted pyramids, was invented by Willard Geer, a 1927 physics graduate of the UW.

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1927
Henry Art Gallery opens

The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington was the first art museum in the state when it was built in 1927. Horace C. Henry made…

University of Washington
1926
Eight Decades of Rose Bowls

The University of Washington played its first collegiate opponent—Stanford—on December 29, 1893, losing 40-0 before 600 spectators in West…

University of Washington
1924
Island laboratory takes shape

For almost a century, scientists and students have taken advantage of the unique natural setting of the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories (FHL). Located on San Juan Island, the laboratories are well situated for research on many aspects of marine biology and oceanography because the surrounding waters are relatively free from pollution.

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1921
UW starts its presses
UW starts its presses

The Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, published in 1920 and edited by Frederick M.Padelford, was the first book to bear the imprint of the University of Washington Press.

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1920
UW-Boeing partnership shapes both institutions
UW-Boeing partnership shapes both institutions

William Boeing became fascinated with airplanes in 1910, when they were made of wood and fabric.

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1917
UW Extension Provides Medical and Nursing Education

The University of Washington did not have a medical school until 1946, and offered only pre-medical training for undergraduates until then.  But the UW Extension Service, in cooperation with state and county medical societies, began providing Graduate Medical Lectures to […]

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1916
Performing arts programs take shape

The high spirits of UW students often were expressed in performances of plays, as well as many musical clubs—ranging from men’s and women’s glee clubs to mandolin and ukulele clubs.

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1913
A garden of healing planted
A garden of healing planted

In 1911 the University set aside an acre of land for the College (now School) of Pharmacy to cultivate medicinal plants. Using natural plants for medicinal purposes—a discipline called pharmacognosy—was practiced worldwide.

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1911
Women gain right to vote

On November 8, 1910, Washington state’s male electorate granted women the right to vote by adding an amendment to the state constitution.

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1910
A global perspective takes hold

One month before the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition opened on the UW campus, the Reverend Herbert H.Gowen gave a lecture on May 11, 1909, entitled “The Significance of the Orient to the State.”

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1909
Students begin their own newspaper

Students at the University started their own newspapers in the 1890s, the most consistent being The Pacific Wave, which published monthly…

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1909
Attracting international students began early

The UW began attracting students from other countries very early in its history, and in 1908 an International Student Club was formed “for the purpose of bringing into closer touch the students of various nationalities, that thus might be removed the many erroneous ideas they hold of one another.

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1908
Cheshiahud’s Cabin on Portage Bay
Cheshiahud’s Cabin on Portage Bay

A building on the UW campus is barely visible above the trees behind the cabin belonging to Cheshiahud on Portage Bay.  This picture, capturing a ceremony honoring his wife after her death, appeared on the front page of the Seattle […]

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1906
University holds onto downtown land
University holds onto downtown land

Although many people know that the original site of the Territorial University was 10 acres of what is now downtown Seattle, fewer know that the University still owns the land, which is now crowded with tall buildings.

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1904
The Birth of Husky Crew
The Birth of Husky Crew

With two lakes adjoining the new campus, the University of Washington was a natural place to establish a crew program.

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1901
College of Engineering created

The College of Engineering was established in 1901 after the Board of Regents hired and appointed Almon H.Fuller as professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering three years earlier.

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1901
Student Enrollment: 1890s

The University of Washington moved to its current Seattle campus in 1895. During the 1899-1900 academic year, 533 individual students attended, almost twice as many as a decade before.

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1899
Early days of the Burke Museum

In 1899, the state Legislature recognized a museum on campus erected by members of the Young Naturalists Society as the Washington State Museum.

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1899
UW Greek System begins
UW Greek System begins

Sigma Nu was the first national fraternity to have a chapter at the University of Washington: the Gamma Chi chapter was founded in 1896.

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1896
First Japanese Graduates

Japanese students were among the first international students to attend the University of Washington, starting in 1894, when it was still a small institution that had not yet moved from downtown Seattle to its present campus.

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1894
Purple and Gold makes its debut

In 1892, before the University moved to its current Seattle campus, students were forming organizations to promote “college spirit.” An…

University of Washington
1892
Washington becomes 42nd state

President Grover Cleveland selected the anniversary of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, to sign the act that would create the state of Washington.

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1889
Edmond S. Meany: Pioneer, publicist, politician and professor
Edmond S. Meany: Pioneer, publicist, politician and professor

Edmond Meany was one of the earliest graduates of the Territorial University (B.S.1885, M.S.1889), and he devoted his life not only to building the University, the city, and the state but also to preserving and teaching local and regional history.

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1885
Student Enrollment: 1870s

The Territorial University had graduated its first student in 1876.

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1879
Northern Pacific Railroad reaches Washington
Northern Pacific Railroad reaches Washington

In 1873, Northern Pacific Railroad executives announced that Tacoma would serve as their new western terminus, much to the shock and anger of Seattle residents.

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1873
First president helped build first classroom
First president helped build first classroom

Asa Shinn Mercer helped to build the foundations of the University of Washington in ways that his successors never had to; he worked as a common laborer to construct the building that housed the Territorial University.

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1861
Seattle established

On May 23, 1853, the first maps establishing the boundaries of Seattle was were filed.

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1853
40 Moments in UW women’s sports
40 Moments in UW women’s sports

Forty years after the passage of Title IX, we highlight 40 key moments that helped shape the last 40 years in Husky women’s sports.  See the complete list here.

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UW Named Public Agency of the Year
UW Named Public Agency of the Year

On March 9th, 2012, the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest MSDC) awarded its Public Agency of the Year award to the University of Washington at its annual awards gala.  Under the overall coordination by Chesca Ward and the Business Diversity […]

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2012
The Daily is still the Daily’
The Daily is still the Daily’

…and the office, in the Communications Building on the University of Washington campus, looks pretty much the way it did 35 years ago…

Peter Rinearson
2011
My favorite professor

My favorite professor during my time at the UW has to be Dr. Patricia Kramer in the department of anthropology. She is the first professor…

Misty Montejano
2011
2nd Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at PSC
2nd Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at PSC

Worked at an amazing event held at the PSC sharing research from over 30 UW programs and 280+ scientists with the community.

Nicole Morry Dierks
2011
365 Project : Day 227
365 Project : Day 227

And it feels like 200 days of rain, doesn’t it? 365 Project Site

Kathy E Gill
2011
Husky Stadium Rendering
Husky Stadium Rendering

My first opportunity to see what the future Husky Stadium is going to look like!

Nicole Morry Dierks
2011
UW Report Maps Charter School Challenges
UW Report Maps Charter School Challenges

The final report was recently issued in a four-year study by University of Washington education scholars on charter schools in the U.S. It…

Matt Rosenberg
2011
Believe in Zero
Believe in Zero

An eye-catching display, arranged in the form of big Zero, was featured in the Quad of the University of Washington. What does it mean…

Tim Knight
2011
Construction at Foster School of Business
Construction at Foster School of Business

Cold day – busy workers. I am following the new construction at the business school, adjacent to the recently opened PACCAR Hall. It’s fun…

Tim Knight
2011
Students and Libraries
Students and Libraries

It’s Student Employee Appreciation Week at the University of Washington Libraries and I’m at the reception for student employee scholarship…

Christine Tawatao
2011
Welcome package from UW Marketing
Welcome package from UW Marketing

Welcome hamper from UW marketing team when I arrived at my new ‘home’…..just the begining of their amazing hospitality!!!

Kim Burdett
2011
Researching at Suzzallo
Researching at Suzzallo

In honor of my large and extremely stressful imperialism research project for my history class, my dad and I took a trip to the Suzzallo…

Julia Christensen
2011
Imagine UW Flash Mob
Imagine UW Flash Mob

UW Red Square 12:20pm April 15, 2011 Seattle Glee Flash Mob

Scott Macklin
2011
UW by the Numbers
UW by the Numbers

A few interesting facts about the University of Washington: When the University was founded in 1861, Seattle’s population was 250. The UW…

Tim Knight
2011
Faculty named to presidential commission
Faculty named to presidential commission

In May 2011, Luis Fraga, UW associate vice provost for faculty advancement, was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics by President Obama.

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2011
My Tour of UW
My Tour of UW

By the end of June, I went to the UW for my freshman orientation. While taking a tour of the campus I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the campus is

Lavina Joseph
2011
Family Ties

I am proud to be part of the fourth generation of my family to attend the University of Washington. My great grandmother attended the UW but didn’t graduate because her father thought if she graduated she wouldn’t get a husband.

Leslie March
2011
My Dream University

I haven’t got a real experience at UW but I have an ocean full of dream experiences.I have always fantasized about coming to UW since I was a young girl from the moment I a documentary about the school.

Helena Joycelyn Bentil
2011
Purple Toenails
Purple Toenails

Chris and I got matching UW pedicures today.Go Huskies!…………………………………………………………………………………..

Jenna Nicol
2011
Engineering vs Art

I spent my time in both the Electrical Engineering building and in the Art building/ Foundry facilities obtaining a BSE and BFA degree (with honors in both).

Frank Albert Wurden
2011
Everybody Freeze Now
Everybody Freeze Now

At 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, for dozens of participants on Red Square to freeze in place, no matter what they were doing.  For five minutes, passers-by wondered what was happening when people stopped cold.  The event was called “Everybody […]

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2011
Dr. Sam Wasser doggedly pursues endangered animals
Dr. Sam Wasser doggedly pursues endangered animals

Dr. Samuel Wasser of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology is always looking for new fieldwork team members: must…

Lara Seven Phillips
2010
Husky Central Grand Opening
Husky Central Grand Opening

Awesome day opening our new location in Downtown Seattle with our partners at the University Bookstore. Softy and the KJR crew broadcasted…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2010
Ambition and hard work paid off for this UW student
Ambition and hard work paid off for this UW student

Daniel is also telling an incredible story at the UW Dean’s Club dinner. He came from Ethiopia when he was 13 and his father was imprisoned…

Mónica Guzmán Preston
2010
Wish Twitter had a “like’

Wish Twitter had a “like” button. RT @dailysu: #UW is headed to the Sweet 16!! Blew out New Mexico!!!! GO #DAWGS GO!!! #NCAA

Melissa Tizon
2010
It’s about time!
It’s about time!

The Daily, the student newspaper of the University of Washington, expanded to television with its own weekly show, The Daily’s Double Shot…

The Daily
2010
Exciting program later this week

This event is FULL, totally sold out — but the Eleanor Henry Reed Collection Study Center will be open for the evening, and admission on…

Betsey Brock
2010
Last night of Fall Quarter 2010
Last night of Fall Quarter 2010

On the last night of production for the last newspaper of Fall Quarter, The Daily staff celebrated with a tradition slightly updated. In…

The Daily
2010
Intersect invades Gerberding

My thanks to the Monicas, Jason and David for a great presentation/discussion at our E-marketing Working Group at the University of…

Elise Perachio Daniel
2010
Go Dawgs! (or, a funny hat)
Go Dawgs! (or, a funny hat)

Nicole and I always root for the University of Washington football team. UW is our alma mater, but I’ve been a Huskies fan since long…

David Huntsperger
2010
PACCAR Hall ‘ A new business hub
PACCAR Hall ‘ A new business hub

After two years of construction, PACCAR Hall debuts as the innovative hub of the Foster School of Business. The five-story…

Tim Knight
2010
First Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at PSC
First Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at PSC

Learning the ropes after just starting with UW Marketing! Worked the first ever Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2010
Minority Affairs & Diversity: 40 Years of Change
Minority Affairs & Diversity: 40 Years of Change

In 2002, the Office of Minority Affairs was renamed to reflect a larger mission at the University. In addition to the original focus on supporting underrepresented, economically and educationally disadvantaged students, the new mission includes advocating for all areas of diversity: students, faculty and staff, curriculum, research, community outreach and campus climate.

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2010
Major student housing expansion begins
Major student housing expansion begins

In its most ambitious housing construction project since the 1970s, Housing & Food Services in 2010 began its endeavor to remake the residence and apartment experience at UW Seattle.

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2010
UW Staffer Creates New African Union Flag
UW Staffer Creates New African Union Flag

When African leaders launched a competition for the creation of a new African Union flag in 2007, they had no idea how far-flung the results would be

Yadesa Bojia
2010
Lander Hall is my home
Lander Hall is my home

I start of my college experience in the best dorm ever.Lander Hall has been the best place to meet new people and people who will be my friends for life.

CHIA-PEI LIN
2010
UW and area tribes sign Memorandum of Understanding
UW and area tribes sign Memorandum of Understanding

On Sept. 11, 2010, the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) hosted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Commemorative Signing Event at Johnson Hall on the UW campus. The MOU was entered into by the University of Washington and […]

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2010
Diversity Council Charts Way Forward
Diversity Council Charts Way Forward

The University of Washington is engaged in a series of planning initiatives to shape its future as a premier research and education institution in the context of changing demographics, challenges of global scale, and tough economic times. As part of […]

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2010
A New Home for Disability Studies
A New Home for Disability Studies

In Spring 2010, UW’s Disability Studies Program acquired a new administrative home in the College of Arts & Sciences and received a bequest of $500,000 from the estate of Harlan D. Hahn, a longtime disability activist and a political scientist at […]

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2010
Started a new job at UW!
Started a new job at UW!

On June 1, 2009 I started my first job at the University of Washington as an event coordinator in UW Marketing! During my first year I…

Annie Alldredge
2009
Programming Contest at UW
Programming Contest at UW

Time: Dec 12, 2009 9 AM – 2 PMPlace: Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Go to the intersection of Dec 12, 2009 9 AM – 2 PM & Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering […]

Tess Rinearson
2009
Huskies beat USC
Huskies beat USC

Got thinking about great UW games the other day after the Holiday bowl win and decided to resurrect this shot from the USC game last year…

Dean Allen
2009
Law students launch climate justice program
Law students launch climate justice program

A global increase of three degrees Celsius in average temperature may not seem like a lot, but experts concerned about climate change know that increase can threaten basic human rights to health, food and water, security, equity, and justice.

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2009
College of the Environment established

The College of the Environment was established in 2009 and consists of eleven previously existing units and schools, all highly regarded in…

University of Washington
2009
College of the Environment established

The College of the Environment was established in 2009 and consists of 11 previously existing units and schools, all highly regarded in their research and education that draws from natural resources.

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2009
Education center opens
Education center opens

The Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education provides families, researchers, and students the opportunity to work on developing strategies for success in education.

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2009
School of Nursing holds first annual NurseCamp for high school students
School of Nursing holds first annual NurseCamp for high school students

The School of Nursing’s student-led Diversity Awareness Group launched its first annual NurseCamp for high school students. Geared towards high school Juniors and Seniors, as well as underrepresented minority students, the week-long camp was offered free of charge to students […]

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2009
Back for Christmas
Back for Christmas

After spending the most exciting semester abroad at U-Dub, getting to know wonderful people, the husky spirit and the beautiful northwest, I finally went back home dressed in puprle, with 2 kg of crunchy peanut butter and new Christmas tree decoration.

Karsten Asbahr
2009
Cloud computing comes to UW

After extensive testing, contract negotiation, and integration with UW enterprise systems, Microsoft and Google cloud-based collaboration tools became available, initially to UW students and alumni, and subsequently to faculty and staff. More information: http://dailyuw.com/news/2009/oct/08/whos-got-mail/ http://uw.edu/itconnect/teamwork/cloud.html

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2009
My First Husky Football Game
My First Husky Football Game

Took my family to our first Husky football game. Had a blast – GO DAWGS!!

Miranda Dixon
2008
New Cleary Professor a Boon for iSchool
New Cleary Professor a Boon for iSchool

by Ann Beckmann As information gatherers, the Net Generation has distinctive ways of reading and learning. When the digital age emerged, Dr…

UW Information School
2008
Welcome, 2008 Football Freshmen
Welcome, 2008 Football Freshmen

We welcomed the incoming freshmen to the summer bridge program with a BBQ at Coach Willingham’s house. Here’s all of the incoming freshmen…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2008
The UW Facebook page goes live!
The UW Facebook page goes live!

I’ve had the privilege of managing the University of Washington’s Facebook page since it debuted in April 2008. I helped it grow from 7…

Elise Perachio Daniel
2008
UW campus reacts to Obama elected President
UW campus reacts to Obama elected President

Time: Nov 4, 2008Place: Red Square, Seattle, WA 98105, USA Go to the intersection of Nov 4, 2008 & Red Square, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

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2008
Michael Honey receives R.F.K. Book Award
Michael Honey receives R.F.K. Book Award

UW Tacoma Professor Michael Honey received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 2008 for Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign.

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2008
Campaign UW: Creating Futures Raises $2.68B in Private Support

Mark Emmert (’75) returned to Seattle in June 2004 as the UW’s 30th president, and a few months later presided over one of the milestone events in the University’s history: the public launch of Campaign UW: Creating Futures, a fund-raising drive with a goal of raising $2B over eight years.

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2008
Student Award Honors Dennis Lang
Student Award Honors Dennis Lang

For someone who volunteers his time at the UW, Dennis Lang, guiding light behind the Disability Studies Program, has made a tremendous mark on the University. It was Lang’s activism in part that resulted in the program’s creation. Then just as […]

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2008
Faculty Spotlight: Kevin DeSouza ‘ iSchool assistant professor will head new UW think tank on national security issues
Faculty Spotlight: Kevin DeSouza ‘ iSchool assistant professor will head new UW think tank on national security issues

Assistant professor Kevin Desouza is adept at juggling many projects. Besides being on the iSchool faculty since 2005, he is also an…

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2007
UW @ Hawaii 2007
UW @ Hawaii 2007

The last game of my first season as Director of External Relations for UW Football was in my ‘aina, Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium…

Nicole Morry Dierks
2007
Encouraging dentistry in rural areas
Encouraging dentistry in rural areas

In 2007, the Washington state Legislature approved funding for RIDE (Regional Initiatives in Dental Education), which has since worked to improve access to oral health care around Washington state.

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2007
UW launches Department of Global Health
UW launches Department of Global Health

In response to growing interest in global health, the UW launched the Department of Global Health with generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the state of Washington, and the University of Washington in 2007.

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2007
Research funding milestone

In 2007, the University of Washington received more than $1 billion in grant and contract research funding, marking the first time it had reached this level.

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2007
100th Apple Cup Engagement
100th Apple Cup Engagement

My boyfriend and I were so excited that UW was hosting the 100th Apple Cup that we had to go to the game. As we walked to seats I noticed that my boyfriend seemed a little off, I just thought it was the overwhelming feeling of excitement and the energy of the crowd that had him acting a little strange.

Kimberly Burns Miller
2007
Claire got hitched
Claire got hitched

Claire, a member of my pledge class, was the first to get married and we all sang her a song from the soror. It was a gorgeous wedding.

Candis Anderson
2006
My 2nd UW job
My 2nd UW job

After I left my first job at the University of Washington, I worked at Microsoft for 5 years. After I quit that job, I came back to the…

Elise Perachio Daniel
2006
Making the World Safe for Information: iSchool Professor a Delegate at World Summit on the Information Society
Making the World Safe for Information: iSchool Professor a Delegate at World Summit on the Information Society

A “digital divide” separates participants in the revolution in information and technology from those who are not. It happens across…

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2006
Donald Brownlee and the search for comet dust
Donald Brownlee and the search for comet dust

Most of us want to get rid of dust. Donald Brownlee has spent years focused on obtaining it. Then again, Brownlee’s dust is not the kind to gather under the sofa.

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2006
UW students receive trifecta of prestigious scholarships

In 2006, three UW students were awarded prestigious scholarships that marked the first time that UW “hit the trifecta.”

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2006
T’xwelátse Stone Repatriated
T’xwelátse Stone Repatriated

Bill Colman, a member of the tribal council for the Nooksack Indian Tribe, speaks at the repatriation of the granite sculpture T’xwelátse, seen in the foreground wrapped in a cedar bark cape.  Full story:  http://www.washington.edu/news/archive/id/27333 Photo credit:  Mary Levin

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2006
Encouraging Diversity: Boeing scholarship for Informatics students will help the iSchool broaden the information field
Encouraging Diversity: Boeing scholarship for Informatics students will help the iSchool broaden the information field

The University of Washington’s Information School has embraced diversity in enrollment, hiring and curriculum, and also as a critical…

UW Information School
2005
In Memoriam: Palmer D. Koon

Palmer Dorsey “P.D.” Koon, one of the University of Washington’s greatest benefactors, died in Seattle on Dec. 22, 2004, at the age of 98…

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2005
Informatics Graduation Memories
Informatics Graduation Memories

Running down Meany Hall steps in caps and gowns with Kathryn and her saying, “Ohmigosh just look at us!” Knowing your faculty and academic…

Jamie Prins
2005
UW Tacoma and UW Bothell become four-year-universities
UW Tacoma and UW Bothell become four-year-universities

Historic legislation authorizing UW Tacoma and UW Bothell to accept freshmen and sophomores was signed into law by Gov. Christine Gregoire Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at a ceremony at UW Tacoma.

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2005
Dream Project takes flight

The Dream Project was founded in 2005 by students – spearheaded by then-freshman Alula Asfaw – in an effort to help first-generation and…

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2005
“I can get my whole degree online?”
“I can get my whole degree online?”

I already had an MPH and PhD from the UW and was working at the Seattle-King County public health department, when I decided my life’s work was to become a medical librarian.

Ann Glusker
2005
Collection by Artists of Color Installed in Kane Hall
Collection by Artists of Color Installed in Kane Hall

To add diversity to the permanent art displayed around campus, a group of UW students worked with the Public Art Commission to assemble artworks by some of the country’s most influential and respected artists of color. The Kane Hall Collection […]

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2005
Q Center Opens
Q Center Opens

The University of Washington Q Center facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions. The Q provides access to respectful and expansive gender […]

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2005
Dave Horsey and I stroll down Memory Lane
Dave Horsey and I stroll down Memory Lane

Dave and I looked through a bound copies of the UW Daily from the term in 1974 when he was editor and I was managing editor. We hadn’t…

Peter Rinearson
2004
Decoding sense of smell leads to Nobel Prize
Decoding sense of smell leads to Nobel Prize

UW alumna Linda Buck (BS ’75) became the 11th woman to receive a Nobel Prize in science when she shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard Axel of Columbia University.

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2004
Huskies Take 2003 Apple Cup!
Huskies Take 2003 Apple Cup!

Yup, Huskies win 27-19 over the Cougs. Go Dawgs! http://www.gohuskies.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/112203aaa.html

Nicole Morry Dierks
2003
I have a story to tell about University of Washington, Seattle

I was here!

lydia yang
2003
Milgard gifts
Milgard gifts

The Milgard School of Business at UW Tacoma was named in 2003 in recognition of a generous endowment of $15 million from Gary E. Milgard, the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation and James A. Milgard.

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2003
Using enzymes to treat and detect diseases
Using enzymes to treat and detect diseases

Michael Gelb may one day save your life.

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2003
A Little Boy’s Impression

When I was eight years old, My UW alumna father brought me to my first Huskies game.My grandfather had season tickets to football and basketball so we’d always be in Husky Stadium and Edmunson.

Kolby Rowland
2003
Commencement 2002 Was Something Special for iSchool
Commencement 2002 Was Something Special for iSchool

On the eve of University of Washington’s June 15 commencement exercises, the Information School honored its 115 Master of Library and…

UW Information School
2002
Noted for the Alumni
Noted for the Alumni

Annual Meeting The theme of the University of Washington iSchool Alumni Association—“Staying Connected-Makes a Difference!”—permeated the…

UW Information School
2002
Students express their environmental dedication

During the 2002-2003 school year, a group of students grew frustrated when the only way to recycle paper in the dorms was to take it to outside dumpsters – for some, that meant an 11-floor trip.

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2002
Brad Fitzpatrick, ’02
Brad Fitzpatrick, ’02

What’s a UW student to do when he wants to keep his friends updated on college life? Write a computer program to maintain his online journal, of course. Brad Fitzpatrick did just that when he created LiveJournal, a site that […]

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2002
Continuing Education heats up: “Don’t come in ‘til noon; a little smoke needs to clear”
Continuing Education heats up: “Don’t come in ‘til noon; a little smoke needs to clear”

On December 19, 2002, just six days before Christmas, a three-alarm fire broke out at the Olson Building near University Village. The building housed University of Washington Educational Outreach at the time, but was completely destroyed in the fire. Initially […]

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2002
Saving endangered species
Saving endangered species

When Sam Wasser (Ph.D.’81) joined the UW faculty in 2001, he already was well known as a pioneer in developing non-invasive methods to monitor wildlife.

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2001
Nisqually earthquake

My study buddy and I were on the 4th floor of Smith Hall in the Geography Study/Break room. We were studying, and there was a loudish noise, like someone going down the hallway with a very heavy, loud cart or something.

Kacy Acevedo
2001
Instructional Center Receives Two Brotman Awards
Instructional Center Receives Two Brotman Awards

On June 7, 2001, the Instructional Center (IC) of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity was awarded both of the Brotman Awards which were presented at the annual University Recognition Ceremony. The IC is the first program to receive two Brotman […]

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2001
UW Bothell opens permanent campus
UW Bothell opens permanent campus

On September 25, 2000, the permanent campus for UW Bothell opened with 1,300 upper-division students.The campus is located at the junction of Interstate 405 and State Route 522.

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2000
A proud day for me and my family

As I sat in Husky Stadium on that sunny June day in 2000, it finally really sank in just how proud this day was for me and my mom, who was in the audience.

Will B
2000
Hot Day @ UW Graduation ‘ Go Noelle!
Hot Day @ UW Graduation ‘ Go Noelle!

My sister graduated from the UW on a blazing hot day in Husky Stadium. She’s pictured post-graduation with her husband (then fiance…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1999
WTO Protests

When a World Trade Organization (WTO) conference was held in Seattle from November 30th to December 3rd in 1999, the issues regarding international trade (particularly when it came to agriculture, services, and intellectual property) proved to be quite controversial.

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1999
Nursing fund established

The shortage of trained nurses in America has been a source of national and local concern for more than a decade. In October 2010, a report from the Institute of Medicine called for increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in […]

UW Story
1999
Students Create Outreach Program
Students Create Outreach Program

Students founded the Student Ambassador Program to intensify UW outreach and recruitment in the wake of Initiative 200, barring consideration of race and gender in University admissions. This was the first UW program in which students worked alongside UW recruiters, […]

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1999
Business Plan Competition begins

In 1998, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Foster School of Business launched the UW Business Plan Competition.

Pete Findley (BA 1998), the winner of that first competition, entered with a plan to create a giant campus for the Internet age, a virtual school offering courses that are all too often unavailable to teens attending thinly populated rural schools, cash-strapped urban districts, or who are home-schooled.

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1998
Law School clinics begin Innocence Project Northwest
Law School clinics begin Innocence Project Northwest

Since 1979, the UW School of Law has offered students the opportunity to represent real clients or mediate real cases by working with faculty members through the clinical law program.

UW Story
1997
1996 GSLIS Futures Report

A 1996 “Futures Committee,” chaired by Betty Bengtson, director of University Libraries, was brought together by UW Provost David Thorud to…

UW Information School
1996
Birth of Internet2: The “Next-Generation Internet”

UW was one of 34 universities that banded together in the Fall of 1996 to develop the “Next-Generation Internet”. The goal was to jointly operate a nationwide research network designed to meet the high-bandwidth requirements of advanced applications and computational […]

UW Story
1996
Huckabay family contributes scholarship funds to School of Medicine

Since 1995, the Huckabay family has supported more than 300 medical students at the UW.

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1995
The UW Home Page officially goes online
The UW Home Page officially goes online

In the first five weeks of its life, the site was viewed 25,000 times. An early version of the UW Home page can be seen at http://web.archive.org/web/19961227125219/http://www.washington.edu/ More information: http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/

UW Story
1994
Husky Spring Game 1992
Husky Spring Game 1992

Pictured here escorting All American and friend Mario Bailey for recognition at half time of the Husky Sping game in 1992.

Nicole Morry Dierks
1992
Service finds a center on campus

University of Washington students and faculty have always been service-minded. In 1992, the UW’s service-focus came into a sharper view with the creation of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.

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1992
Fischer and Krebs win Nobel Prize
Fischer and Krebs win Nobel Prize

When Edwin Krebs joined the UW faculty in 1948, the School of Medicine was only two years old.

UW Story
1992
DO-IT Center Opens
DO-IT Center Opens

  The Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Center (DO-IT) Center, which began in 1992 with support from the National Science Foundation, promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in postsecondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.  Now an international […]

UW Story
1992
In Memory of art educator, Hazel Koenig
In Memory of art educator, Hazel Koenig

Hazel Koenig was my first surface design teacher at the University of Washington’s school of art. She was very encouraging of me and my…

Jill Rinearson
1990
Good Enough for a Gift Shop

One of my favorite professors was Michael Spafford who taught drawing, painting and wood-block printmaking. He was always enthusiastic and…

Jill Rinearson
1990
The rise of global business education

Congress created Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, to increase and promote the nation’s capacity for international understanding and economic enterprise.

UW Story
1990
Improving neighborhoods – from trolls to turnips
Improving neighborhoods – from trolls to turnips

The “Fremont Troll,” a sculpture located under the Aurora Bridge, may be the most beloved public artwork in Seattle.

UW Story
1990
Pledging ADPi
Pledging ADPi

Little did I know that some of my best, lifetime friendships could be formed in a matter of a week. Here we are on the front steps of ADPi…

Nicole Morry Dierks
1989
Student Enrollment: 1980s

During the 1989-1990 academic year, the University was preparing to open two branch campuses, one in Tacoma and one in Bothell. During autumn quarter 1989, only 33,238 students were registered on the Seattle campus, a decline of 11% compared to autumn quarter of 1979.

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1989
Understanding human-computer interactions
Understanding human-computer interactions

The 1980s transformed our interactions with computers in many ways. The first affordable home computers introduced and the formal study of human-computer interaction began to gain traction in the early 80s.

UW Story
1989
Chris DeWolfe, ’88
Chris DeWolfe, ’88

Who knew an online networking site like MySpace.com, which hosts over 230 million accounts, would be so popular? MySpace CEO and co-founder DeWolfe did. Launched in 2003, the site quickly took off and has only grown more since News Corp. […]

UW Story
1988
Bryan Monroe, ’87
Bryan Monroe, ’87

It took Bryan Monroe three tries to get into the then-School of Communications at the UW. His tenacity paid off then, and has continued to—he received a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his team’s Hurricane Katrina coverage in The Sun […]

UW Story
1987
Adult education returns to downtown Seattle
Adult education returns to downtown Seattle

Thirty years after closure of the previous downtown center for University Extension (as it was known then), UW adult education returned to downtown Seattle in 1986, with the opening of new classrooms for lifelong learners in the Washington Building on […]

UW Story
1986
A UW home in Rome
A UW home in Rome

In 1985, the UW opened the Rome Center in a renovated seventeenth-century building, the Palazzo Pio, which sits on the foundations of the ancient theater of Pompey (55 B.C.).

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1985
Laura Chang, ’84
Laura Chang, ’84

Laura Chang must have put both of her UW areas of study—journalism and psychology—to good use when she stayed up all night excerpting the Unabomber manifesto for the New York Times in 1995. She’s now the paper’s science editor. Photo […]

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1984
Costco opens first store

In 1983, the first Costco discount warehouse opened on Fourth Avenue South in Seattle. Headquartered in Issaquah, the company’s warehouses offer food, appliances, clothes, office supplies, and many other goods at highly competitive prices.

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1983
Drumheller Fountain – Ponding

After giving my girlfriend my pledge pin, it was tradition at TKE to pond the member.The catch is, you cannot get out of the fountain without help.The bottom is full of duck sludge and kind of siphons you down.

George Frankenfield
1983
Dental Fears Research Clinic
Dental Fears Research Clinic

Established in 1982, the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the School of Dentistry has helped thousands of patients overcome their fear of the dentist while delivering the dental treatment they need.

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1982
Rodney Moore, ’82
Rodney Moore, ’82

It’s a good thing Rodney Moore has experience in office from his time as president of UW’s Black Student Union—he’ll surely use it as president of the National Bar Association, the nation’s largest association of African American lawyers and judges, […]

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1982
Center for Commercialization
Center for Commercialization

The UW Center for Commercialization (C4C) was founded in 1982 as the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.

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1982
Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, ’81
Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, ’81

Your worst nightmare is her dream job. The first woman ever hired as a test pilot at Boeing, Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann has spent 22 years making sure jumbo jets can safely do things they should never be asked to—like stall in […]

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1981
Ed Viesturs, ’81
Ed Viesturs, ’81

On a 27,000-foot peak in Nepal, Ed Viesturs found a young climber—perfectly preserved—who had frozen to death 20 years earlier. It was a harrowing reminder of what he risks every time he goes out. So far, Viesturs has climbed (and […]

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1981
My first job at the U

My first job at the University of Washington was in the Nutritional Sciences and Textiles Department (since disbanded), in Raitt Hall. I have many fond memories of watching students on the Quad, especially, hanging upside down in those beautiful trees, taking photos of the trees in full blossom, as well as the great cafe we had in the basement..

Your Name
1981
Started my fun at the UW by joining AGD
Started my fun at the UW by joining AGD

Time: 1980Place: University of Washington, 407 Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-0001, USA Go to the intersection of 1980 & University of Washington, 407 Gerberding Hall, Seattle, WA 98195-0001, USA

Mary Jean Stephens
1980
Student Life in the 1980s: A return to traditions
Student Life in the 1980s: A return to traditions

“In 1971, when the Tyee last appeared, the average college student was idealistic, socially oriented, and liberal . . . Now, as the Tyee returns in 1986, the average college student is personally oriented, pragmatic and conservative. The ideals yesterday’s student fought for are generally commonplace thinking today.”

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1980
Peter Chiarelli, ’80
Peter Chiarelli, ’80

Lt. Gen. Chiarelli was the No. 2 U.S. military leader in Iraq in 2006. He later became senior military assistant to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, and is a leading candidate to succeed Gen. David H. Petraeus as top commander […]

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1980
Registering for Classes before the Internet
Registering for Classes before the Internet

Registering for classes back in 1979 meant standing in long lines at Schmitz Hall. Schmitz Hall – the upside down ziggurat. (I was so proud…

Jill Rinearson
1979
Richard Karn, ’79
Richard Karn, ’79

In 1991, actor Karn had no savings, no other professional prospects, and no idea whether the show in which he’d been cast was going be a hit. So he kept his day job as the manager of an apartment complex […]

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1979
Spectrum Magazine
Spectrum Magazine

During the 1970’s, UW Professional & Continuing Education (as it’s known today), was perhaps best remembered for Spectrum magazine. This popular, quarterly printed magazine was created in 1962 to inform the greater population about public courses, lectures and activities offered […]

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1979
Rick Steves, ’78
Rick Steves, ’78

When Rick Steves decided to teach a travel class at the UW’s Experimental College, he expected 20 students to attend. Instead, about 100 people showed up and Steves’ multi-million dollar travel empire was born. Fans can follow Steves’ advice through […]

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1978
Kenny Gorelick (“Kenny G”), ’78
Kenny Gorelick (“Kenny G”), ’78

By day he was Kenneth Gorelick, accounting student at the UW. By night, he was Kenny G, saxophone soloist in Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra. Has anyone but Clark Kent had a cooler alter-ego? Kenny G would go on to […]

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1978
New vice provost position created for Continuing Education
New vice provost position created for Continuing Education

In 1978, the recently installed Dean of Continuing Education, Robert Waldo, was promoted to Vice Provost and Dean of Continuing Education, reflecting the growing stature and importance of UW’s lifelong learning division. Today, UW Professional & Continuing Education is home […]

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1978
co-ed and international dorms

McMahon Hall provided co-ed floors for Spanish-speaking students. I was a master’s candidate and loved sharing living space with a French student and 6 Americans.

Jane Scheidecker
1977
Microsoft

Founded in 1975 by Bill Gates III and Paul Allen, Microsoft has stood as the leader of standardized computer software development for the past several decades.

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1975
Labor of love

My Mother started my life out in Purple and Gold. on this date she went into labor with me

Michael Kevin McCoy
1975
Visiting the nation’s newspaper editors ‘ and finding a career
Visiting the nation’s newspaper editors ‘ and finding a career

My friend Dave Horsey and I spent 28 days visiting newspaper editors all across country, exploring the question of whether the media was…

Peter Rinearson
1974
Dining after midnight’Daily
Dining after midnight’Daily

In the spring of 1974, David Horsey was managing editor of The University of Washington Daily, and I was his managing editor. This meant…

Peter Rinearson
1974
Law professor plays important role in ruling about Native American rights

One of the most transformative legal decisions in Washington state history came in 1974, when Federal Judge George Boldt issued a ruling reaffirming the treaty rights of Washington’s Native American tribes to fish in their accustomed places.

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1974
Jean Smart, ’74
Jean Smart, ’74

Smart may be best known for her role on Designing Women, or for being the emotionally volatile First Lady of the TV series 24, but to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, she’s known as a mentor and fund-raiser. Photo by Chris […]

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1974
A face in Haig Bosmajian’s class

If Bill Johnston was my favorite teacher at the University of Washington, Haig Bosmajian was probably second. I say “probably” because I…

Peter Rinearson
1973
Bill Johnston was an extraordinary teacher
Bill Johnston was an extraordinary teacher

Professor Bill Johnston was my favorite professor at the University of Washington—and he wasn’t even a full professor though he taught…

Peter Rinearson
1972
How the Daily changed my life
How the Daily changed my life

Arguably the watershed moment of my college career came on the second day of my first quarter as a freshman at the University of Washington…

Peter Rinearson
1972
Daniel O’Neill, ’72
Daniel O’Neill, ’72

Most UW students look for a job after graduation. Daniel O’Neill sold his possessions and took off on a volunteer mission to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In 1981, he founded Mercy Corps, a humanitarian organization that has since […]

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1972
School of Social Work responds to rapid social change with innovative classes
School of Social Work responds to rapid social change with innovative classes

During the Vietnam War era, unrest rocked the University of Washington, as students rallied in opposition to the conflict in Southeast Asia. Social change swept the country with the civil rights movement, the war on poverty and the fight for gender equality.

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1971
Faculty member pioneers accessibility technology
Faculty member pioneers accessibility technology

Richard Ladner, Boeing Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, joined the UW faculty in 1971, spending many years involved in theoretical computer science research.

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1971
Patrick Duffy, ’71
Patrick Duffy, ’71

When TV idol Patrick Duffy left the nighttime soap opera Dallas in 1985, the writers simply killed his character off. That proved disastrous for the show’s ratings, and a year later Bobby Ewing was back. The entire 1985–86 season of […]

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1971
UW Medicine establishes multi-state program

In 1971, the UW School of Medicine began a program to train physicians for the surrounding states that did not have a medical school.

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1971
Husky Football legend Sonny Sixkiller gains national attention

Sonny Sixkiller has a memorable name, and sports writers couldn’t resist emphasizing his Cherokee ancestry when they wrote stories about his years as the UW’s quarterback (1970-72).

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1970
School of Public Health established

Established in 1970, the School of Public Health is the only accredited school of its kind north of Berkeley and west of Minneapolis.

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1970
Ethnic Studies, Women Studies Expand the Curriculum
Ethnic Studies, Women Studies Expand the Curriculum

The impetus for the formation of ethnic studies and women studies can be traced to the social protest and political dissent of the Civil Rights Movement and accompanying Black power, Chicano, American Indian, and women’s movements.  Students and supportive faculty […]

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1970
Eco-Trailblazers
Eco-Trailblazers

In the autumn of 1970, a group of students began an experiment on the 8th floor of Lander Hall—an environmental community, the first such learning program in a residence hall.

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1970
UW grads become astronauts

The University of Washington has produced more than a dozen astronauts and other NASA personnel that have served on well known missions and made numerous contributions to the fields of astronautical sciences.

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1969
Linda Bierds, ’69, ’71
Linda Bierds, ’69, ’71

When Bierds studied writing at the UW, she focused on fiction. Small wonder that her celebrated poems read like lyrical short stories—Bierds has a gift for inhabiting lives, and eras, other than her own. A regular in The New Yorker, […]

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1969
From protester to professor

People of Hispanic heritage are becoming the largest minority group in the U.S., yet to many Americans they are a mystery, with stereotypes based on images of migrant farm workers and illegal immigrants.

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1968
Marilynne Robinson, ’68, ’77
Marilynne Robinson, ’68, ’77

Page for page, Robinson may be the most influential fiction writer in America. She has produced only two slender novels—Housekeeping and Gilead—and both are regarded as modern classics. She’s won the Pulitzer, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the […]

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1968
Imparting Wisdom
Imparting Wisdom

Since I completed my Masters at the UW piecemeal
after having four children I had no special class affiliation.There was no free childcare available and parking was a nightmare since I went for one class at a time after my teaching day.

Georgie Bright Kunkel
1968
Alfredo Arreguin, ’67, ’69
Alfredo Arreguin, ’67, ’69

If Arreguin struggled to find his place in the world—he was raised by his grandparents in Mexico until their deaths three days apart—his art hasn’t. His works hang in galleries around the world; he has two paintings in the permanent […]

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1967
Chance Meeting

In the fall of 1967 I was attending Seattle U.and my roommate, a high school friend, was attending the UW. He talked me in to going to a dance at the HUB and in the course of the evening I struck up a conversation with a UW student.

John Watkins
1967
Burroughs B5500
Burroughs B5500

In 1966, a Burroughs B5500 was installed in what is now Wilcox Hall to provide services for both administrative data processing and some student instruction. The machine provided both a multi-processing batch environment and the first time-sharing service on campus […]

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1966
Andrea Peterson, ’96, Charles Mitchell, ’65, and Mark Emmert, ’75
Andrea Peterson, ’96, Charles Mitchell, ’65, and Mark Emmert, ’75

Meeting of the Minds: Emmert has done a superb job as UW president; former football star Mitchell retires this month as chancellor of the Seattle Community College District, following a career of more than 25 years with the colleges; and […]

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1965
UW landscape architect helps reshape Seattle
UW landscape architect helps reshape Seattle

People flying kites from the hill at Seattle’s Gasworks Park may never have heard of Richard Haag, but they profit from his creativity as a landscape architect and his adaptive re-use of existing structures.

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1964
David Kopay, ’64
David Kopay, ’64

A solid college and NFL running back, David Kopay made a real name for himself in a courageous 1975 newspaper interview: he was the first professional team athlete in a major sport to announce that he was gay. Photo by […]

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1964
David Bonderman, ’63
David Bonderman, ’63

Self-made billionaire David “Bondo” Bonderman, founding partner of the Texas Pacific Group, hired the Rolling Stones for his 60th birthday. He also started the Bonderman Honors Travel Fellowship, which offers UW students an opportunity to travel not for research but […]

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1963
Evans School of Public Affairs established
Evans School of Public Affairs established

The Evans School of Public Affairs, formerly the Graduate School of Public Affairs, was founded in 1962, becoming the nation’s first independent school of public administration at a public university.

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1962
Peace Corps program joins UW Adult Education and Extension Services
Peace Corps program joins UW Adult Education and Extension Services

In 1962, new Peace Corps training was added to the Division of Adult Education and Extension Services, known today as UW Professional & Continuing Education. In the first two years the University of Washington conducted 12 training programs, preparing 326 […]

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1962
President Kennedy helps celebrate the UW’s 100th
President Kennedy helps celebrate the UW’s 100th

The Centennial celebration concluded November 16, 1961, when John F. Kennedy came to campus as keynote speaker for an academic convocation in Hec Edmundson Pavilion attended by 11,000 people.

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1961
William Foege, ’61
William Foege, ’61

In 1972, an esteemed senior fellow at the World Health Organization told William Foege, “If you eradicate smallpox from India, I’ll eat the tire off your Jeep.” No word on how that tire tasted, but by 1979 smallpox was gone […]

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1961
Denny Bell Committee begins
Denny Bell Committee begins

Thy silver tongue is silent now Invention steals away thy voice. Thy golden chime has oft arc now Called many laggards to the tryst. –The Daily, Aug. 7, 1928 For 364 days a year, the silver tongue is silent. The […]

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1961
Dawn Wells, ’60
Dawn Wells, ’60

She achieved television immortality as Mary Ann on the short-running, long-syndicated sitcom Gilligan’s Island—the wholesome counterpart to sex-kittenish Ginger Grant. Wells still receives about 50 fan letters a week. Photo by Wally Fong. This alumni profile is excerpted from the […]

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1960
Pioneers in kidney dialysis
Pioneers in kidney dialysis

In 1960, the world’s first long-term dialysis patient was treated at the UW Medical Center (known as University Hospital at the time) using a new device. Previously, a patient could only receive a few dialysis treatments before arteries and veins […]

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1960
First computers used at UW
First computers used at UW

During the 1960s, computers gradually arrived at the UW. Some of the earliest were an IBM 650 on the top floor of Bagley Hall and an IBM 709 in the basement of the Mechanical Engineering building. The computers were described […]

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1960
UW Crew goes behind the Iron Curtain

Although many aspects of student life were lighthearted in the 1950s, the shadow of potential conflict—the “Cold War” between the Soviet Union and the United States, between communism and capitalism—was always present.

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1958
1958 Crew
1958 Crew

The 1958 Husky men’s crew, stung by a loss to Leningrad Trud’s crew at the famous Henley Regatta in England, came back to stun the world champions in Moscow’s Khimi Reservoir by 1 3/4 lengths. It was the first American […]

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1958
College of Built Environments begins

The College of Built Environments comprises four academic departments—architecture, construction management, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning—plus interdisciplinary programs that prepare students for careers that focus on both the built and natural environments.

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1957
Rescuing Lake Washington

Oscillatoria rubescens—blue–green algae—are a sure sign of trouble in a lake, and UW zoology professor W.Thomas Edmondson, UW fisheries professor Lauren Donaldson, and other scientists understood the danger.

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1955
Alex Ekwueme, ’55, ’57
Alex Ekwueme, ’55, ’57

In 1979, Alex Ekwueme became the vice president of Nigeria. Four years later the government was deposed by military coup, and he spent six years in prison. But he has continued, all his life, to take courageous stands for peace […]

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1955
Ann Rule, ’53
Ann Rule, ’53

Ann Rule was going to be a psychology major, but a class with English Professor Markham Harris changed her life, launching a career that has included New York Times best-sellers on notorious crimes. She is perhaps best known for The […]

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1953
UW alum named president

In 1952, Henry Schmitz began his six-year tenure as president of the University, having been the first alum of the University to take on…

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1952
Joe Sutter, ’43, and Bonnie Dunbar, ’71, ’75
Joe Sutter, ’43, and Bonnie Dunbar, ’71, ’75

Earned Wings: Dunbar is one of the world’s most experienced female astronauts, with 50 days in space covering 20.4 million miles on five shuttle flights. Sutter, known as “the father of the Boeing 747,” invented the concept of the “wide […]

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1952
First tuition rise in 30 years for UW Extension

In 1951, after an incredible 30 years at $4 per credit hour, the cost of adult education extension classes was raised to $5 per credit hour. During the period since the previous tuition increase, the United States had been through […]

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1951
Andrew F. Brimmer, ’50, ’51
Andrew F. Brimmer, ’50, ’51

The first African American to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Brimmer has also headed his own financial consulting firm, Brimmer & Co., in Washington, D.C., since 1976. LBJ LIbrary photo by Robert Knudsen. This alumni profile is […]

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1950
Student Enrollment: 1940s

During the 1949-1950 academic year, 20,887 individual students attended the University of Washington, an increase of 38% compared to a decade before. During autumn quarter 1949 alone, 16,380 students were registered.

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1949
Linda Buck, ’75, and William Gates Sr., ’49, ’50
Linda Buck, ’75, and William Gates Sr., ’49, ’50

She’s the 2004 Nobel Laureate in physiology and medicine. He’s the co-chair of the Gates Foundation. And the breakthroughs she’s making in the lab—explaining the human sense of smell, among other things—may one day yield the medicines he’s helping disseminate […]

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1949
Weyerhaeuser Company

Based in Tacoma, Washington, Weyerhaeuser is one of the world’s largest producers of pulp, paper, lumber, packaging materials, and other wood-related products.

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1948
Center for Adult Education opens in downtown Seattle

Complementing a new name (the Division of Adult Education and Extension Services) and a new leader (Lloyd Schram), University Extension opened a new home in 1948. The Center for Adult Education in downtown Seattle’s Denny Regrade area consisted of two […]

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1948
School of Dentistry established

The School of Dentistry, the only dental school in Washington state and one of two in the Pacific Northwest, was founded in 1946.

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1946
School of Medicine established
School of Medicine established

The first entering class of students at the School of Medicine began classes in October of 1946, after Washington state Governor Monard C. Wallgren authorized the formation of the school a year earlier.

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1946
Elizabeth Sterling Soule, first dean of the School of Nursing
Elizabeth Sterling Soule, first dean of the School of Nursing

The worldwide flu epidemic of 1918, which killed more people than World War I, brought issues of public health to the forefront everywhere.

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1945
School of Nursing established
School of Nursing established

Established as the first independent nursing school on the West Coast in 1945, the School of Nursing offers a series of undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral educational programs to approximately 600 students and fellows currently. It holds the great distinction […]

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1945
Tanks roll into Husky Stadium

After the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, student life on the UW campus changed dramatically.

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1943
University Extension Service provides classes for soldiers and civilians during World War II

When the U.S. entered the war after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, students and even faculty members from the UW joined the military, or became involved in the war effort through civilian roles. The University Extension […]

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1942
Edwin Guthman, ’41, ’44
Edwin Guthman, ’41, ’44

Edwin Guthman found it—the guest registry that proved UW Professor Melvin Rader had spent his summer at a resort in the Cascades, not at a communist training school. Guthman’s series of articles for the Seattle Times cleared Rader’s name and […]

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1941
Filipino Students at UW
Filipino Students at UW

This is actually a picture of my father Rufino F.Cacabelos ’39 posing with the Filipino Students Club sometime in 1937.Here is his story about his time at the UW – http://cacabelos.us/Rufinopart2.html
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James Cacabelos
1937
Crew Team unexpectedly triumphs at Berlin Olympics

The UW had become well known for the success of its rowing programs over several decades, but in 1936 the Husky varsity crew proved to be…

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1936
School of Social Work established
School of Social Work established

Driven by its commitment to social and economic justice – and in response to the critical need for social work administrators during the Great Depression – University leaders established the School of Social Work in 1934.

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1934
Whitney Harris, ’33
Whitney Harris, ’33

Whitney Harris knows how to make a convincing case. At the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, he presented evidence against Ernst Kaltenbrunner so overwhelming that the former head of the Gestapo didn’t bother appealing his conviction. At 96, Harris is the […]

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1933
Extension Education for everyone “at wholesale rates”
Extension Education for everyone “at wholesale rates”

In 1932 the Seattle Times profiled “UW Extension,” running an article that profiled some of the students who took classes. The article cheerfully described the mix of students as “mothers, professional men, laborers, factory girls, immigrants, society matrons, school teachers, […]

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1932
Bringing drama to the University
Bringing drama to the University

Before Glenn Hughes took over as head of the UW Division of Drama in 1930, practical training in theater took place mostly by trial-and-error in the professional world.

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1930
Librarian goes to Hollywood
Librarian goes to Hollywood

Margaret Herrick graduated from the University of Washington in the 1920s with a library degree from what is now the Information School and became head librarian of the Yakima Public Library in 1929.

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1929
A home for art is created

The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington was the first art museum in the state when it was built in 1927.

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1926
Husky Heritage

70 years before I was a Husky, my great-grandfather Burt P.Kirkland was one of the first professors of Forestry at the UW. He helped found Pack Forest and advocated for the economic benefits of selective harvesting of timber, instead of clear cutting.

Kelly Kirkland
1925
UW Extension founding director Edwin Start dies, successors carry on his vision
UW Extension founding director Edwin Start dies, successors carry on his vision

In 1923, the unexpected death of founding director Edwin A. Start led to the appointment of Alexander C. Roberts, a member of the University’s Education faculty, as Director of the Extension Service. Roberts was to devote half time to the […]

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1923
UW Extension Service becomes financially self-sustaining

When the UW Extension Division was created in 1912, it received state funds for its activities. In 1921, the state legislature required that the Extension Service become financially self-sufficient.  Although this requirement appeared to impede growth, in the long term […]

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1921
Student Enrollment: 1910s

During the 1919-1920 academic year, 7,135 individual students attended the University of Washington, more than three times as many as a decade before.

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1919
University Extension Service during World War I
University Extension Service during World War I

World War I – then called the Great War – brought enormous changes to the University campus and also to the University Extension Service. To serve military and civilian needs, new courses of instruction were added, including “an intensive evening […]

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1917
Suzzallo brings ambitious vision
Suzzallo brings ambitious vision

Henry Suzzallo’s 11 years as president of the University of Washington (1915-1926) were a time of enormous growth, achievement and also political conflict that ultimately led to his dismissal.

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1915
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education launches as UW Extension
University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education launches as UW Extension

In 1912, following the report of a committee appointed to study the idea of creating a new University Extension Division, UW President Kane hired Edwin A. Start as the first Extension director. Initially, the purposes to be served were both […]

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1912
iSchool created
iSchool created

The Department of Library Economy in the College of Liberal Arts was founded in 1911 and has played a critical role in librarianship across the Northwest for a century.

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1911
Graduate School created

The Graduate School was permanently established in 1910, although the University had awarded its first graduate degree, a Masters of Arts in the field of classical languages, as early as Commencement Day in June of 1885.

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1910
Students begin studying home economics

Home Economics—also known as Domestic Science—was a practical and progressive discipline when it was created at the University in 1909.

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1909
State turns to UW to ensure food safety

In 1909, the Washington state Legislature decided that the UW was the best site for a state Food and Drug Laboratory.

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1909
Students begin daily newspaper

Students at the University started their own newspapers in the 1890s, the most consistent being The Pacific Wave, which was originally published in 1891.

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1908
PACCAR Inc is founded

PACCAR Inc is an international truck manufacturing firm based in Bellevue that is known for selling heavy-duty trucks under the names Kenworth, Peterbilt, DAF, and Foden.

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1905
Students Trade in Books for Shovels on Annual Campus Day
Students Trade in Books for Shovels on Annual Campus Day

“Campus Day” was instituted in April 1904 as a way to accomplish practical physical work on the new campus, which was still mostly wilderness.

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1904
Student government created
Student government created

Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) was created in 1901, replacing the Student Assembly, the Athletic Association and other minor student organizations.

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1901
UW professor saves state’s oyster industry

Trevor Kincaid graduated from the UW in 1899 and was hired two years later as a faculty member in zoology. His most enduring contributions to the Northwest—besides inspiring legions of students who shared his love of nature—include saving Washington’s oyster industry and establishing a marine research station in the San Juan Islands that ultimately became Friday Harbor Laboratories.

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1901
From cows to compost – the evolution of campus sustainability

In 1895, when the University moved from downtown Seattle to its new campus, there were few houses in the neighborhood where students could live.

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1899
Klondike Gold Rush

In July 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska carrying a copious amount of gold, leading way to the Klondike Gold Rush.

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1897
First Impressions of a New Campus
First Impressions of a New Campus

Henry Landes was one of the first faculty members hired when the University moved to its new campus in 1895.

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1895
School of Pharmacy created

Established in 1894, the School of Pharmacy was created through the efforts of the Washington Pharmaceutical Association, which had lobbied in favor of regulating the profession in the state.

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1894
Purple & Gold begins
Purple & Gold begins

In 1892, the newly-formed Athletic Association selected purple and gold as the school colors.

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1892
Student Enrollment: 1880s

The Territorial University was getting crowded by the time of statehood (1889). During the 1889-1890 academic year, 273 individual students attended, almost twice as many as a decade before.

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1889
History of the Burke-Gilman Trail
History of the Burke-Gilman Trail

The Burke-Gilman Trail is a popular recreational trail with runners, cyclists, walkers, and commuters.Jointly maintained by the Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks & Recreation, it stretches over 18 miles from Shilshole Bay to the City of Bothell where it intersects with the Sammamish River Trail.

The trail dates back to 1885 when Judge Thomas Burke and Daniel Gilman were among a dozen investors who set out to establish a Seattle-based railroad.

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1885
UW begins teaching future teachers

Preparing young men and women to become teachers was an important function of the University from its early days. After becoming the Territorial University’s first graduate in 1876, Clara McCarty became a teacher, the usual career for an educated woman at the time.

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1878
Classes begin with 1 room, 1 instructor and 30 students
Classes begin with 1 room, 1 instructor and 30 students

On November 4, 1861, the University of Washington opened its doors at its original campus at present-day Fourth Avenue and University Street in downtown Seattle.

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1861
University starts with Arts & Sciences classes
University starts with Arts & Sciences classes

The Territorial Legislature stipulated that the fledgling university have four departments: literature, science and the arts; law; medicine; and a military department.

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1861
Washington and Oregon separate

On February 8, 1853, a federal bill was introduced to separate the “Columbia Territory” from Oregon, born out of the growing resentment that the people living north of the Columbia River had regarding the distance between them and the capital in Salem.

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1853