March 2009 -
March 2009 Features

Ellen DissanayakeWhy Do We Need Art?
The answer may have come from a scholar with only a masterís degree, a curious mind and the courage to update Darwin.
By Bruce Barcott
Inuit SalmonTribal Counsel
The voices of Native Americans are being heard as never before at the UW.
By Julie Garner
OlympicsSneaker Swim
How 61,000 floating Nikes helped an oceanographer find his calling.
By Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Eric Scigliano
Alumni Vote: Tell us, in a couple of sentences, about a UW degree-holder who's out there making a big difference in the world.

FSC logoThe print version of this issue was printed on a recycled paper from a mill that is just 15 miles from the company that prints Columns. The ink used on these pages is soy-based vegetable ink, meaning it is more biodegradable than standard ink. By using recycled paper, soy-based ink and a reduced carbon footprint, Columns is working to be a better steward of our environment.

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