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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.



Harnessing wireless connectivity

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

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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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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.



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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Husky Football

Dawgs return from the desert to host Cardinal

Washington’s overtime victory over Arizona sets up a top 10 showdown with Stanford on Friday night at Husky Stadium.

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Honors and Awards

UW lands at No. 25, fourth among U.S. public institutions

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

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Honors and Awards

UW jumps to No. 2 in the world for clinical medicine, pharmacy; remains No. 6 in life sciences

The study was conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which evaluates more than 1,200 universities.

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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.