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Browse stories of the people, places and programs that drive the University of Washington to work for a world of good.

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#UWinnovates

Harnessing wireless connectivity

UW researchers created a new way of
communicating that allows devices like
contact lenses or credit cards to talk to
smartphones.

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Decoding dyslexia

For most people, reading is a skill that becomes automatic during grade school. But for people with dyslexia, reading takes effort. Through his research at the I-LABS Brain Development & Education Lab, Professor Jason Yeatman is working to understand why.

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#UWserves

Connecting for better communities

Thanks to a yearlong partnership with the city of Auburn, UW faculty and students are helping create a more livable and sustainable community through the Livable City Year program — all while earning credit.

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Polar bears
in peril

It’s no secret that Arctic sea ice is melting. Polar bears, the poster child for climate change, are among the animals most affected by the seasonal and year-to-year changes in Arctic sea ice.

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Innovation

UW ranked among the top five most innovative universities in the world

The Reuters 100 ranks educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.

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New UW faculty members attend a training session in early September.
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Boosting faculty diversity through recruitment and retention efforts

Over the last four years, the UW’s Office for Faculty Advancement has helped recruit close to 50 faculty members whose work contributes to campus diversity and inclusion.

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Husky Football

No. 10 Huskies and No. 7 Cardinal set for showdown tonight

The national spotlight will shine on Montlake as two top-10 teams meet in Husky Stadium for the first time since 1997. The game will air live on ESPN at 6 p.m.

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Fast Facts

Public service @ the UW

6,659 - Number of students who engaged in University­-sponsored public service, contributing a total of 854,104 hours.

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No. 12 - The UW's ranking among universities in the nation for social mobility and civic engagement.