steve ballmer Graduation

Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (right) will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on June 14.

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tilted-orbits Research

Astronomers: ‘Tilt-a-worlds’ could harbor life

Planets turned from their orbital plane by the influence of companion planets are less likely than fixed-spin planets to freeze over.

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Tom Hornbein reaches the summit of Mount Everest in 1963. Alumni

A mountain-climbing legacy

The allure of the mountains has drawn many a UW student, parent, graduate, staff and faculty member up into the rarified air. Read about a few of those bold, strong and determined enough to push the limits.

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Classics Faculty Perspectives

Building diversity, one classicist at a time

The Department of Classics was recently recognized for its efforts to promote equity and diversity in both its faculty and students.

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Awards of Excellence Medal Honors and Awards

2014 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

The University of Washington honors recipients for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.

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Photo gallery: Earth Day at UW

Purple was the new green on the HUB lawn on Tuesday. Check out some of the activities, including the always entertaining Trashion Fashion show, where students turn the toss-away ordinary into the extraordinary.

uw baseball tyler davis

Unleashed: Out of nowhere

Tyler Davis is the guy with the second-most wins among starting pitchers in the country and is the Saturday shutdown artist for seventh-ranked UW.

“Laura” screens at the Henry Art Gallery, April 18.

Arts Roundup: Film, University Symphony and ‘The Beggar’s Opera’

Join the Burke Museum for Native Arts and Artists Day or head to the Jones Playhouse for the debut of “The Beggar’s Opera” presented by the UW School of Drama.