Office of Global Affairs

Asia


July 18, 2018

From Japan, an award honoring scholarship and community-building

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is honoring the University of Washington Department of Asian Language and Literature for its outstanding contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and the U.S. The UW is deeply and intrinsically connected to the Pacific Rim and the world. Our Department of Asian Languages and Literature embodies this…


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…


October 24, 2016

Arts partnership captures a refugee experience in Seattle

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A new exhibition and video documentary tell the story of a refugee family. These were developed by ART WORKS Projects in collaboration with the UW Center for Global Studies, The Seattle Times, UW Libraries and the King County Library System. See photos and video from The Seattle Times…


September 27, 2016

As 1 Million Strong implementation partner, the UW is creating a pipeline of China-savvy leaders

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On the anniversary of its 1 Million Strong initiative, the US-China Strong Foundation, a global nonprofit committed to strengthening US-China relations, announced its new 1 Million Strong implementation partners – including the University of Washington – who will help guide the initiative’s growth. Announced in September 2015 by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping during…


September 15, 2016

Researchers document winds that have blown across central Asia for 42 million years

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UW geologist Alexis Licht led a team that has discovered a surprising resilience to one of the world’s dominant weather systems. The finding could help long-term climate forecasts, since it suggests these winds are likely to persist through radical climate shifts. Read more…


August 16, 2016

Professor embarks on 100th field course in Indonesia

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A chance meeting with a fellow scientist 27 years ago forever changed Randy Kyes’ life — catapulting him from North Carolina to Indonesia and beyond. As the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Global Field Study and head of the Division of Global Programs at the Washington National Primate Research Center, Kyes…


August 8, 2016

Tracing China’s past with geologic and oral history

Emperor Yu is famous through Chinese legends in which he worked to control persistent flooding.

A paper published this week in Science finds evidence to support stories that a huge flood took place in China about 4,000 years ago, during the reign of Emperor Yu. The study, led by Chinese researcher Qinglong Wu, finds evidence for a massive landslide dam break that could have redirected the course of the Yellow…


July 21, 2016

Global learning on campus

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40 UW students engaged in a case simulation this summer, working to defuse the developing crisis in the South China Sea. Thanks to a partnership between the Jackson School of International Studies Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) and the U.S. Army War College, students from the Jackson School, Foster School of Business, School…


May 25, 2016

Innovative cup designed to save babies

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Experts from the University of Washington and PATH have invented a special low-cost cup for feeding special needs babies. Each year in the developing world, millions of babies are born with health challenges that impair feeding and can lead to starvation. The $1 NIFTY cup provides a new solution. Read more from The Seattle Times…


May 17, 2016

US-India collaboration finds molecular signatures of severe malaria

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The University of Washington’s International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research in South Asia — along with partners at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) and Goa Medical College (GMC) of India — have discovered that specific types of parasite proteins, when combined with high parasite biomass, strongly predict severe malaria disease in adults. The…



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