Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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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.

  • One big Husky family

    September 30, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students come from all across Washington state, the country and the world, but when they come here, they are all part of the same Husky family. Watch as they come together in one gigantic W. (Video)

  • Fast facts on helping students transition to the UW

    September 27, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Check out this fact sheet on Advising and Orientation, and learn about first-year students’ pathway into understanding UW values and the Husky Experience as well as the impact a thoughtful University transition has on student retention.

  • Cathy Beyer reflects on her career at UW

    September 13, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    After 30 years of working at the University of Washington, Catharine Beyer retired. During that time, she spent 17 years working in the Office of Educational Assessment and three in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program. We chatted with her to learn more about her time at the UW. What drew you to the UW? At 37,…

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The Seattle Times | 7/29/16

Undergraduate Research Symposium to highlight students' efforts
The Daily | 5/19/16

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UW Today | 5/20/15

Colleges strive to meet demand for a more hands-on education
The Chronicle of Higher Education | 5/15/15

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The Daily | 3/11/15

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