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Awards of Excellence

Meet the 2022 honorees: inspiring UW faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission.



Discoveries in
dino country

On a pivotal excavation in Montana, UW paleontologists, students and volunteers uncovered clues that shine light on the age of the dinosaurs.

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Planet protectors

How five UW alums’ diverse career paths are
helping improve our environment.

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Software developer and UW alum Tom Love’s innovative programming language became the backbone of every Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

Coronavirus researchers Lexi Walls and David Veesler with 3-D printed, enlarged models of the nanopaticle vaccine.
Health and Medicine

UW Medicine COVID-19 vaccine wins South Korea approval

A vaccine for COVID-19 becomes the first clinical therapeutic approved for use in people to emerge from protein design efforts at UW Medicine. The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety approved its use in individuals 18 years of age and older.

UW Medicine

Portrait of Andre Ritter

André Ritter named dean of the School of Dentistry

Currently a professor in New York University’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Ritter has extensive clinical experience in various settings, from private practice to community public health clinics.

UW News

People wearing face masks walk outdoors on campus

Safely gathering for summer quarter classes and experiences

Summer quarter classes, experiences and services are being offered largely in person as we continue to stay vigilant to the continued presence of COVID-19. The University strongly recommends wearing a high-quality mask, due to higher case rates in the region.

COVID-19 updates

Fast Facts

Undergrad research

8000+ undergraduate students participate in at least one quarter of research.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.