Office of Global Affairs

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  • Building bridges with music

    April 9, 2019

    Global Affairs

    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…

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  • Chasing the butterfly dream: Zhuangzi and early medieval Chinese culture

    March 25, 2019

    Global Affairs

    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…

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  • Open Doors: UW a leader in global student engagement

    November 13, 2018

    Global Affairs

    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…

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

    September 24, 2018

    Global Affairs

    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…

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  • From Japan, an award honoring scholarship and community-building

    July 18, 2018

    Global Affairs

    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…

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