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The Soul Catcher’s Story

The nationally ranked UW School of Public Health is renowned for its work in a variety of fields. But the school is just as well known for its distinctive logo, the Soul Catcher, a Northwest Indian symbol for physical and spiritual well-being. Designed in 1981 by Marvin Oliver, UW professor of American Indian Studies and an internationally acclaimed printmaker, the Soul Catcher symbolizes the school’s mission to promote better health, prevent illness and injury, and ensure more efficient and cost-effective health-care services through education, research and service.

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