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January 19, 2016

We the people: Race & equity at the UW

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The Race & Equity Initiative builds on the University of Washington’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and social justice. The Initiative centers on creating an inclusive experience for students, faculty and staff, addresses institutional bias and racism, and engages our communities to help us work through our shared challenges for a world of good. Read more…


January 4, 2016

UW Nursing alumna makes an impact on floating hospital

Photo Credit Katie Keegan - OR Nurse Emily DUNHAM (USA) assists plastic surgeon Dr. Tertius VENTER (ZAF)

Nurse Emily Dunham left her job at the Harborview Medical Center to volunteer with Mercy Ships, a global charity which operates hospital ships in developing nations. Dunham worked off the coast of Africa for nine weeks, assisting with life-changing procedures including cleft palate repair, cataract removal and obstetric fistula repair.   Read more from Auburn Reporter…


August 5, 2014

Burke Museum exchange connects Washington and Filipino communities

Lace Thornberg

Burke Museum project manager Lace Thornberg (MA, 2010) developed a program connecting tribal community members from Washington with residents of a remote island in the Philippines. Washington and Filipino community members made transcontinental visits for cultural exchange and are now building unique museum exhibits based on their experiences. Read more from Perspectives Newsletter… 


July 2, 2014

‘Support global health workers’, urges alumna in TEDx talk

Julia Robinson at TEDxUofW

At last month’s TEDxUofW event, UW alumna Julia Robinson spoke candidly about the importance of human resources in solving global health challenges like AIDS. New technologies are getting a lot of buzz, she told the crowd, but supporting health workers is the best way to solve health challenges globally. “I think technology is amazing, but I also believe……


October 8, 2013

UW named top produced of Fulbright scholars

Sam Lim

The Institute for International Education recently named UW a top producer of Fulbright scholars. The efforts of UW staff and faculty members are key to the scholars’ success, both on-campus and abroad. In late September, 51 UW faculty and staff members volunteered to serve as Fulbright campus interviewers, providing feedback to 58 UW seniors and…