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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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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.

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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uw football player scores touchdown.
Husky Football

Washington dominates Stanford in top-10 showdown

The No. 10 Huskies take down No. 7 Stanford in front of a full house at Husky Stadium on Friday night, 44-6.

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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.