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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.



Husky globetrotter

From Brazil to Berlin, UW senior Kainen Bell has trekked the world as part of his student experience. Now, he’s helping students who share a similar background make their dreams of traveling come true, too.

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Compassion for community

One four-legged friend at a time, Ph.D. student Dr. Heather Fowler is giving back to the community as a volunteer veterinarian for the pets of low-income and homeless Seattleites.

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From the Paralympics to Husky crew, blind student
athlete Eleni Englert continues to blaze her own trail.

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Digging into the past

Prehistory, meet Professor Donald Grayson. As featured speaker for this year’s University Faculty Lecture, he digs into the mystery surrounding mass extinctions at the end of the last Ice Age.

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Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend

The Pacific Science Center welcomes Huskies of all ages for three days of interactive activities, featuring hands-on science experiments for the whole family, May 6-8.

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walk dmc program demonstration

‘Walk-DMC’ aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy

A UW mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control, which could help predict which patients are — or are not — likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions.

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recycle compost bin

New recycle, compost bins shows savings in real time

A new installation at PACCAR Hall by design professors Karen Cheng and Kristine Matthews tells users how much money has been saved by correctly sorting items for composting, recycling or sending to the landfill.

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Undergraduate milestones

Research Symposium1,100+ studentsInternships354,133 hours

Public service @ the UW

Public service @ the UW: 6,659 students / 854,104 hours in 2015