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June 20, 2019

Preparing for what’s next with study abroad

Erika in Spain

Erika Arias ‘19 could be a poster child for UW Study Abroad. During her time as a Husky, this Chelan, Washington native participated in six – count them! – overseas experiences across Asia, Europe and Africa. Along the way, Erika’s confidence grew and she developed a deep interest in comparative politics, international relations and conflict…


April 9, 2019

Building bridges with music

UW students teach kids at a "master class"

For Professor Timothy Salzman, “music is a universal language”. As director of the UW Wind Ensemble, he delights in helping students perfect their playing. But even more so, in using music as a pathway for connecting students with new people and experiences. Over spring break, he brought the entire 56-member UW Wind Ensemble on an…


March 25, 2019

Chasing the butterfly dream: Zhuangzi and early medieval Chinese culture

Professor Ping Wang of the University of Washington Department of Asian Languages & Literature will give a special lecture as part of the “Culture Talk” series from the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. She will provide further insight into the Zhuangzi. Foundational to the Taoism and considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, the stories and anecdotes in…


November 13, 2018

Open Doors: UW a leader in global student engagement

Seattle, Washington The 2018 Open Doors Report on International and Educational Exchange names the University of Washington a leader in global student engagement. Released today by the Institute for International Education (IIE), Open Doors highlights the impact of international engagement on U.S. higher education. Ranked 22nd in the nation among institutions awarding credit for study…


September 24, 2018

Achieving the U.N. goals through education, research and collaboration

Seattle, WA The University of Washington has joined leading universities around the world in signing the newly-launched Declaration on University Global Engagement. This effort further aligns the work of the world’s top universities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a public institution with a passion for promoting the common good, our work in…


December 27, 2017

What It Means to Be ‘Global’ in Seattle

By Jeffrey Riedinger and Akhtar Badshah After the Global Washington conference last month, the two of us have been going back and forth about something that came up during the opening keynote discussion. The discussion, moderated by Akhtar, included UW President Ana Mari Cauce; John Kelly, Starbucks Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs and…


November 13, 2017

UW a leader in global student engagement

Seattle, Washington The 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange ranks the UW in the top 20 institutions for both study abroad and hosting international students. The report was released today by the Institute for International Education. Preparing UW students for successful leadership in today’s global society and interconnected world is essential to the UW’s public…


October 10, 2017

UW honored for inclusive global engagement

The University of Washington has been named a finalist by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) for its Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this November. Honorees demonstrate commitment to and institutional evidence of: Inclusive global engagement by all…


February 8, 2017

Global health symposium draws leaders from afar

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World leaders in global health are featured speakers at the UW public symposium, “Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation” today. The public conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UW Department of Global Health as well as the anniversaries of many other Seattle-based global health organizations. The event is free and open to the public….


January 3, 2017

A new tool in the fight against poaching

Tusks from poached elephants

Smithsonian Magazine profiled the work of passionate UW researcher and conservation advocate Samuel Wasser. He is using wild animal dung to trace and end poaching around the world. Read the full article…



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