Well-placed tweets can help spin news coverage

Graphics used in tweets

Commenting in a recent BBC News article, University of Washington professor Philip Howard explained that military forces like Hamas and the Israeli Defense Force are using social media to influence public opinion about conflicts. Read more from BBC News…


UW ignites international student’s passion for art

Fang seated

College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medalist Jueqian Fang showed promise in the sciences during high school in China. However, she came to UW ready to explore new pathways. Drawn to the arts, Jueqian went on to double major, earning degrees in photomedia in the School of Art + Art History + Design and cinema studies in the Department… Read More


Study abroad programs, scholarships shaped grad’s Husky Experience

GO! and Fritz Scholar Shangé Purnell

English literature major Shangé Purnell was chosen for the honor of carrying the Arts & Sciences college banner at this weekend’s graduation. Study abroad played an important part her Husky Experience and helped develop her exciting future goals. Shangé plans to earn a doctorate in English literature and teach at the college level. Through this work, she wants… Read More


US, Japanese leaders celebrate longstanding relations

New cherry trees

Japanese General Consul Masahiro Omura spoke today near Drumheiller Fountain today to celebrate a recent gift of cherry trees to the UW American Ethnic Studies department from the people of Japan. Also speaking at the ceremony were former congressman and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta and UW President Michael K. Young. The new cherry trees, installed… Read More


Launch party celebrates book by study abroad students

TIPS to Study Abroad flyer

A May 12 launch party will celebrate the publication of TIPS to Study Abroad: Simple Letters for Complex Engagement, a book by students from Professor Anu Taranath’s 2013 study abroad to Bangalore, India. Through the unique medium of students’ letters to Things, Ideas and People (TIPS), the book “offers a simple method to help travelers- students… Read More


Undergrad presents global land use research to DC lawmakers

Mollie Holmberg at 'Posters on the Hill'

Biology major Mollie Holmberg was one of 60 US undergraduates to present research at last week’s Posters on the Hill event in Washington D.C. Supported by Luke Bergmann from the Department of Geography, Mollie investigates the impact of the global economy on agricultural land worldwide. Read more from UW Today…  


Stroum Center for Jewish Studies celebrates 40th anniversary

Stroum Center students

Recognized internationally as a center for research and scholarship, the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate, the center is hosting a 40th Anniversary Spring Gala on May 12. Read about a Stroum Center project from Columns…  


Study abroad students connect with Roma communities

Art Historian Timea Junghaus talks with UW students

During winter quarter, Comparative History of Ideas’ (CHID) Legacies of Empires study abroad program took students on a journey to Rome, Budapest and Istanbul to connect with Roma communities through experiential learning. Read more from CHID…


Michelle Obama praises UW student in Peking University speech

Philmon Haile

First Lady Michelle Obama praised UW senior Philmon Haile during a recent speech at Peking University, quoting from his remarks at a Washington D.C. event celebrating President Obama’s 100,000 Strong initiative. Philmon has studied abroad several times, interning at the US Embassy Beijing, conducting field research in rural China and volunteering in Jordan. He was recently awarded the Rangel… Read More


New UW course explores history, politics of global health intervention

US Army malaria vaccination

A new Department of History course challenges students to explore the complicated history of health intervention. Through critical examination of case studies from the Middle Ages to the present day, Associate Professor Adam Warren hopes to empower and inspire students to take leadership and learn from history. Read more from A&S Perspectives…