From the Vice Provost and Dean

Betsy Wilson
History made at Suzzallo. It was in the Suzzallo Library Reading Room in 1942 where Gordon K. Hirabayashi, a UW student who eventually earned three degrees at UW, resisted the curfew imposed on anyone of Japanese descent. Later, he refused to report for the incarceration ordered by Executive Order 9066. Learn more.

Latest News

Medal of Freedom
Medal of Freedom given to UW. On February 22, Susan Carnahan, widow of Gordon Hirabayashi, presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Hirabayashi by President Obama in 2012. UW Provost Ana Mari Cauce accepted the Presidential Medal on behalf of the UW.
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Classical scores
Stellar names in classical music part of collector's gift to UW Music Library. The works span about three centuries, from the very late 17th century to the end of the 20th century. The gift will nearly double the UW’s collection of printed rare music scores.
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Chinese treasures
Library collaboration to unveil Chinese treasures. Thousands of long-hidden literary treasures from two of the top Chinese collections in North America will soon be accessible thanks to a unique library project.
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Grays Harbor
Grays Harbor Memories documentary online. A collection of recovered films from the 1920s and ’30s gives insight into the life and times of the small Washington communities in Grays Harbor County is now available to view at
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The Mountaineers
The Mountaineers photo albums online. The Mountaineers promoted the discovery, conservation and documentation of the "mountains, forests and watercourses of the Pacific Northwest." These online albums depict some of the first major expeditions of the Mountaineers, including the first major outing to Mt. Olympus in 1907. Learn more.

Events & Exhibits

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Word Play: The Materiality of Text in Modern
Book Arts.

Through June 6 | Allen Library, basement
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Upcoming EVENTS

April 15: Part one of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Series with John Delaney from the UW School of Oceanography: Our Global Ocean: The Ultimate Planetary Life Support System--New Approaches to an Old Ocean.

May 1: Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species and Nature in a Multicultural Age. An exploration of how to address multiple worldviews that vary in cultural acceptance with Professor Claire Jean Kim.

May 31: UW Day with the Sounders. Enjoy discounted tickets to see the Sounders take on Real Salt Lake. A portion of ticket sales goes to UW scholarship programs.

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