You know you’ve come to a challenging work environment when, shortly after you arrive, resignations leave you with a skeleton staff of strangers and you have to put yourself on the payroll because no one else knows how.
Erasmo Gamboa spends a lot of time on the golf course, but he’s not trying to improve his handicap.
Minh-An Nguyen, 21, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has been named a President’s Medalist – the outstanding student to complete at least three-fourths of her education at the UW.
Now well into his third decade of service at the UW, Lauro Flores, professor and chair in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, is a consummate teacher and a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion.
Michelle Williams says she created the Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program to “allow minority students to have an international experience, something I didn’t have until I was a graduate student.
While the city of Seattle today enjoys a reputation as a livable,friendly and politically correct metropolis, as recently as 1966 racially segregated schools and neighborhoods were de rigueur.
Elise Saba, who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, has been awarded a President’s Medal for scholarship as a transfer student — an award given to a student who entered the UW with at least 60 transfer credits from a Washington community college.
Doug Black didn’t set out to earn one of the UW’s Distinguished Teaching awards; he didn’t even set out to have an academic career.
Mining the expertise at the UW has allowed the Program on the Environment (PoE) to generate as many bachelor’s degrees, about 50 each year, as some departments do, all without having any faculty of its own.
Trained as an anthropologist and a physician, J.