Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines

On Friday, May 20, more than 1,000 University of Washington undergraduates and visiting scholars will participate in the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

UW Alumnus Benjamnin Lee Selected as Carnegie Junior Fellow

Carnegie junior fellows work alongside the endowment's more senior associates. He will be part of the Asia Studies division, working on issues of US-China security. Congratulations Benjamin!

UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholars

Congratulations Krittika D’Silva and Miriam Alvarado! The UW is one of only five universities globally to have both international and U.S. scholars.

MLK Week 2016 wrap up in video and pictures

This year, we expanded our recognition of MLK Day from a day of service to a week of service, leadership, learning, legacy-building and celebration.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students’ voices push the arc toward justice. We have the chance to shape the intelligence, character and heart of the beloved community, which, for King, was a realistic, achievable goal — and it still is. Op-ed by Ed Taylor.


  • Scholarship recipients announced!

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This has been a remarkable year for scholarships! Twenty students, including 10 undergraduates, received Fulbright Scholarships. These students will spend the year either teaching English or researching internationally. Graduating senior, Krittika D’Silva will be attending Cambridge University on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Recent graduate Benjamin Lee will be working on issues of Chinese security as…


  • UW Alums Gonzalo and Danielle Guzman Think Global, Act Local


    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    UW alumni Danielle and Gonzalo GuzmanBryan Nakata When UW alumnus Gonzalo Guzman, ’04, ’06, took American Ethnic Studies as an undergraduate, he realized the absence of Latino history in his schooling. As a Latino growing up in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington, this felt like a big oversight. This realization motivated Gonzalo to take…


  • Ed Taylor Reflects on the 2015-16 School Year

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The common thread running through the University of Washington’s purple and gold tapestry is a campus-wide commitment to service and the public good. I am inspired to watch the Husky culture of service grow year after year.

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