UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs E-news
October 2009

Welcome from the Dean

Dean Ed Taylor
Dean Ed Taylor

There are three aspects to the University of Washington’s mission: teaching, research, and service. It is very much our intention to live up to all three parts of that mission. With respect to service, we want to be an institution that is as nationally known for our engagement in community and our commitment to the public good as we are known for our research. More...

In the Spotlight

Faculty perspective video

From the Faculty Perspective
We asked three UW faculty members to share what students are talking about, why they incorporate service learning into their teaching, and three books they recommend to better understand what's going on in today's world. Watch the video.

Cammie Croft
Buffy Wicks
Alula Asfaw

UAA Alums in
the Obama Administration
Ever wonder how people end up in careers at the White House? We spoke with four alums to learn about what they do and how they got there. More...

Christine Masuda

From Undergraduate Research
to Teach for America
Christine Masuda, '08
, a neurobiology grad, Levinson Scholar and Undergraduate Research Symposium participant, now teaches high school science through Teach for America at Chavez High School in Houston. How did she end up there? More...

James Keblas

Meet UAA Alumnus James Keblas
As director of Seattle’s Office of Film and Music, James Keblas, ’01, is responsible for creating a vibrant economic environment in Seattle for filmmakers, musicians and their surrounding industries. More...

The Big W

The Big W: Welcome Class of 2013!
There are 5,300 freshmen in the UW class of 2013: 4,000 come from Washington state cities and towns and 1,300 from other states and countries. Together, they make one BIG W! UAA’s First Year Programs welcome the University's newest students. Get a peek at part of Freshman Kickoff.

In Memoriam

Jennifer Caldwell

UW alumna and Bonderman Fellow Jennifer Caldwell, '07, died in a traffic accident in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sept. 14. Caldwell was a brilliant student who saw her education not as an end in itself, nor as a stepping stone to a well-paying career, but as a tool to be employed in numerous social justice struggles. More...

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Undergrad Academic Affairs

Pride Points

ScienceWatch.com recently ranked the UW fourth in a listing of the most-cited academic institutions by published journals.

The UW ranks second on the Sierra Club's "cool school" list of most eco-enlightened American universities.

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