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November 28, 2016

Improving malaria detection through computer vision and machine learning

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Electrical engineering doctoral students Charles Delahunt and Mayoore Jaiswal are applying their skills in computer vision and machine learning to the fight against malaria, a disease that affects over 200 million people each year and is one of the most severe public health problems globally. Working with a team at Intellectual Ventures (IV) Lab and…


October 27, 2016

Helping refugees abroad with a Fulbright scholarship

Hamda Yusuf

Hamda Yusuf ’16 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in a first-ever cohort for a “Community-Based Combined Grant,” which requires both community work and teaching in a foreign country. In fall 2016, she’ll be heading to Austria for 9 months to support Refugees Welcome, a non-profit that is dealing with the Middle East refugee crisis there, and will…


September 14, 2016

From Uganda to Washington: forestry doctoral student wins top prize for wildlife conservation

Carol Bogezi

When graduate student Carol Bogezi heard that Washington has big carnivores, she was sold. Bogezi, who grew up in Uganda and began her doctoral degree several years ago at the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, was excited to track and tag cougars and investigate how the recent return of wolves affects ranchers. Her…


July 21, 2016

Global learning on campus

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40 UW students engaged in a case simulation this summer, working to defuse the developing crisis in the South China Sea. Thanks to a partnership between the Jackson School of International Studies Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) and the U.S. Army War College, students from the Jackson School, Foster School of Business, School…


July 20, 2016

For MEDEX student, a life spent learning patience

Ismail Jatta

Growing up in Gambia with childhood injuries and persistent medical problems, Ismail Jatta cultivated patience that has served him well as a caregiver. Having recently completed physician assistant training at MEDEX Northwest, he reflects on his unique path. Read more from MEDEX Magazine…


July 18, 2016

Undergraduates awarded Gilman Scholarships

This fall, 10 Pell Grant-eligible UW undergraduates will study abroad with the support of the Gilman Scholarship program. Many more students with financial need will receive support from Global Opportunities scholarships and other UW awards.


June 27, 2016

Law student the first Cuban to attend the UW in half a century

David Camps

38-year-old David Camps is studying at the UW School of Law as one of three 2015 fellows in the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services. Launched in 2012 by retired attorney and UW law alumni Stan Barer, the program pays for attorneys from developing countries to spend an academic year studying issues related to health, education and economic…


May 12, 2016

A world of strength: international students and cultural resilience

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International students will share stories of stamina, strength and ultimately success in the face of adversity from their home cultures and at the UW. There will also be opportunities for participants to reflect on the theme of resilience in their own story and context. Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. in Alder Auditorium Free and open to the…


April 29, 2016

Learn locally, speak globally: welcoming students to a world of language study

Asian Languages & Literature

UW students can choose from 45 different languages. Videos created by Asian Languages & Literature introduce students to the study of Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi and Urdu, and offer tips on career opportunities and scholarships available to students of these languages. Watch the videos…


March 25, 2016

Study: Most tweets following fall Paris attacks defended Islam, Muslims

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Researchers at the UW Information School and the Qatar Computing Research Institute analyzed 8.36 million tweets beginning seven hours after the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and continuing for 50 hours. Searching for words and hashtags relevant to the event, the team identified about 900,000 tweets relating to Islam and Muslims. They found that while…



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