Office of Global Affairs

October 21, 2014

MBA students pitch poverty solutions in D-Prize competition

Foster School of Business logo

Together, aspiring social entrepreneurs from the Foster School of Business are working to address global poverty. The D-Prize competition, hosted by the Global Business Center, challenges social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life-enhancing technologies, while providing crucial funding and support so that these ideas can launch a pilot.  Read more from the Foster…

October 6, 2014

The message at Entrepreneur Week? Dare to do.


Entrepreneur Week is an annual window into the world of entrepreneurship, around the corner and across the globe. This year, from October 13-17, the Buerk Center will host events featuring Seattle’s high-profile thinkers, dreamers, innovators and doers. There’s something for everyone: die-hard entrepreneurs, students interested in working for a startup and those who just want to learn more. …

October 3, 2014

In fall classes, students question the answer to global problems


This autumn quarter, UW students are engaging with global issues through courses in a wide variety of fields. One course, Information Assurance and Cyber Security, is a tri-campus, multi-disciplinary effort involving UW Bothell’s Computing and Software Systems Program, the Information School and UW Tacoma’s Institute of Technology. The Criminalization of Immigration course at UW Tacoma digs into global…

September 25, 2014

Dream Act supports undocumented students daring to pursue higher ed

Carlos Escutia

Carlos Escutia is just one of many undocumented students entering UW and other universities this autumn with the support of the Dream Act. KPLU tells the story of Carlos’ passionate pursuit of a UW education. Read more and listen at KPLU 88.5…

August 13, 2014

Grad student gets Young Investigator Award at International AIDS Conference

Jillian Pintye conducting a condom demonstration at a refugee camp

UW School of Nursing Ph.D. student Jillian Pintye has experience fighting health disparities across the globe. She was recognized at the recent 20th International AIDS Conference for her research investigating connections between male circumcision and disease transmission in Uganda and Kenya. Read a conversation with Jillian Pintye from UW Health Sciences NewsBeat…

July 18, 2014

International student first Husky to golf in British Open Championship

Cheng-Tsung Pan

For the first time, golf fans will watch a Husky athlete compete at the Open Championship in Holyoke, England. Representing UW at this week’s tournament is Cheng-Tsung Pan, a senior communications major from Taiwan. Read more from UW Athletics…

June 20, 2014

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…

June 16, 2014

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…

May 23, 2014

Student researchers present at UW Tacoma Global Honors Colloquium

Noelle Gigochi

Presenting at last week’s Global Honors Spring Colloquium, Noelle Gichohi started by thanking her mentors and supporters. “I stood in front of the audience and said, ‘I grew up in a village in Kenya, and it took a village to get me here’”. Her ‘colloquium village’ included UW Tacoma professors and librarians, a Highline Community College…

May 14, 2014

Undergraduates present research with global relevance

Undergraduate Research Symposium participant

This Friday, undergraduate researchers, faculty mentors and community members will converge in Mary Gates Hall for the 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research work at the event, and many of their projects address pressing global issues. Here are four exciting examples of globally-relevant undergraduate research projects: The Role of…

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