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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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jake browning throws a pass against arizona
Husky Football

No. 9 Washington defeats Arizona 35-28 in overtime

Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis on a 4-yard touchdown in overtime, Lavon Coleman ran for 181 yards and the Huskies held off the Wildcats on Saturday night in both teams’ Pac-12 opener.


Freshman Convocation
Campus Events

Freshman Convocation

The University of Washington welcomed incoming freshmen, their friends and families on Sunday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Watch a replay of the ceremony on YouTube.


UW biochemistry graduate student and puzzle designer Brian Koepnick works in Foldit.
Health Sciences

Foldit video gamers beat pros in protein-folding contest

A new study demonstrates how crowd-sourced research can help advance science and highlights the value of computer games in learning.

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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.