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  • Hired at Microsoft, senior reflects on study abroad in Spain

    March 2, 2015


    Months before receiving her diploma, UW Bothell student Eleanor Wort has already secured a position with one of the region’s top employers. In July, she will be utilizing her bachelor of arts in Applied Computing degree as one of Microsoft’s newest associate consultants. During the interview process, Eleanor was flown to Dallas, Texas. Along with…

  • UW leads the nation in Peace Corps volunteers

    February 19, 2015


    The University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers for 2015, reclaiming the top spot with 72 alumni currently in service. The UW, Western Washington University and Gonzaga University combined to lead all three categories – large, medium and small schools – marking the second time in three years that institutions in the state…

  • UW named 'top producer' of Fulbright recipients

    February 17, 2015


    The University of Washington is one of 12 institutions to make the “top producers” list of both Fulbright scholars and students for 2014-15, according to lists released Thursday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship…

  • Jackson School to discuss Paris aftermath, current conflicts

    January 20, 2015


    The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will hold a roundtable discussion on questions of radical Islam, European unity and conflicts in the Middle East, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Room 101 of Thomson Hall. The event — which is free and open to the public — is titled “Paris and Beyond:…

  • Soot or snow? Researchers address climate change in Canadian, US winter wonderlands

    January 9, 2015


    Cheng Dang (foreground) uses a spatula to collect snow in North Dakota. S. Warren | UW University of Washington scientists recently published the first large-scale survey of impurities in North American snow, to see whether they might absorb enough sunlight to speed melt rates and influence climate. The project involved collecting hundreds of snow samples…