Office of Global Affairs

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  • Fisheries ecologist second in family to win top Canadian award

    November 17, 2014

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    University of Washington fisheries ecologist Daniel Schindler was awarded the highest honor given by the Society of Canadian Limnologists for his work in freshwater science. Schindler is the second in his family to receive the Frank Rigler Award. In 1964 — the first year the honor was awarded — it was presented to Schindler's father, David.…


  • FLAS fellows undaunted in Arctic adventure

    November 3, 2014

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      Jason Young strikes a pose on the Arctic ice near the town of Igloolik in northern Canada.Photo by Walter O'Toole. Jason Young and Walter O’Toole had been stranded on Arctic ice for nearly an hour, unable to find a safe path back to shore, when an Inuit woman observing from her kitchen dispatched her…


  • A world of good rankings: UW rated among top institutions

    October 28, 2014

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    US News & World Report released its first Best Global Universities rankings Tuesday. UW tops the list at #14, edging out many other leading institutions. The ranking system focuses on the academic research and overall reputation of more than 500 institutions across the globe, scoring universities on criteria that includes number of publications, percentage of…


  • From new HUB to new world: Study Abroad fair attracts students driven to discover

    October 27, 2014

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    Hosted for the first time in the renovated UW Husky Union Building, the Study Abroad Fair buzzed with students driven to discover new experiences Thursday, Oct. 23. Nearly 100 exhibitors, including representatives from UW departments, partner universities and affiliated providers such as Peace Corps, were on hand to answer questions and showcase leading-edge student experiences.…


  • MBA students pitch poverty solutions in D-Prize competition

    October 21, 2014

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    Together, aspiring social entrepreneurs from the Foster School of Business are working to address global poverty. The D-Prize competition, hosted by the Global Business Center, challenges social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life-enhancing technologies, while providing crucial funding and support so that these ideas can launch a pilot.  Read more from the Foster…