Office of Global Affairs

News and features

  • GIX will offer learners a menu of IP options

    December 5, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Vikram Jandhyala

    The Global Innovation Exchange will offer students an education - and a chance to start a company. That's why IP options offered by GIX will include open, shared, or student ownership. Read more from Xconomy...

  • Improving malaria detection through computer vision and machine learning

    November 28, 2016

    Global Affairs


    Electrical engineering doctoral students Charles Delahunt and Mayoore Jaiswal are applying their skills in computer vision and machine learning to the fight against malaria, a disease that affects over 200 million people each year and is one of the most severe public health problems globally. Working with a team at Intellectual Ventures (IV) Lab and…

  • Fostering global connections and understanding for our students and community

    November 14, 2016

    Global Affairs

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    The 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange names the University of Washington a leader in global student engagement. The report was released today by the Institute for International Education. Global engagement is integral to the UW student experience, also known as the Husky Experience. UW graduates leave with a global perspective, the ability…

  • Clues in poached ivory yield ages and locations of origin

    November 8, 2016

    Global Affairs

    Seized ivory

    More than 90 percent of ivory in large, seized shipments came from elephants that died less than three years before, according to a new study. A team of scientists at the University of Utah, the University of Washington and partner institutions came to this conclusion by combining a new approach to radiocarbon dating for ivory samples…

  • The fate of Salonica’s Jews in the city's transition from Ottoman Empire to Greece

    November 3, 2016

    Global Affairs

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    Devin Naar is the Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies — part of the Jackson School of International Studies — and an associate professor in the Department of History. He is the author of “Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece,” published in September by Stanford University…