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  • UW honored for inclusive global engagement

    October 10, 2017

    Global Affairs

    The University of Washington has been named a finalist by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) for its Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this November. Honorees demonstrate commitment to and institutional evidence of: Inclusive global engagement by all…


  • Global health symposium draws leaders from afar

    February 8, 2017

    Global Affairs

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    World leaders in global health are featured speakers at the UW public symposium, "Global Health: Next Decade, Next Generation" today. The public conference marks the 10th anniversary of the UW Department of Global Health as well as the anniversaries of many other Seattle-based global health organizations. The event is free and open to the public.…


  • From refugee to MEDEX student

    February 2, 2017

    Global Affairs

    Frantz Alphonse

    Along with his family, Frantz Alphonse came to the U.S. at age 7 as a refugee from Haiti. This experience has given him a strong sense of empathy underserved communities. Along with eight years as a U.S. Navy hospital corpsman, this experience makes him a great fit for MEDEX. Read more from MEDEX magazine...


  • Reflecting on an innagural visit to Cuba

    January 12, 2017

    Global Affairs

    President Ana Mari Cauce

    Alaska Airlines began the first regular commercial service from the West Coast to Cuba last weekend. President Ana Mari Cauce was part of the delegation that flew to Havana, her birthplace. Read her reflections from the trip...


  • A new tool in the fight against poaching

    January 3, 2017

    Global Affairs

    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...