Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor, Fall 2011

Alumni e-News Table of Contents Dear UAA Alumni and Friends With the growth in undergraduate tuition and the complexity of the moment that we live in, this is a remarkable and noteworthy time to be dedicated to the education and preparation of undergraduate students for the 21st century. I was reminded of this at Freshman

University of Washington is No. 6 in the Nation for U.S. Fulbright Students

The University of Washington is sixth in the nation for producing U.S. Fulbright students, as 24 undergraduate and graduate students were recently awarded the prestigious grants for 2011-12.

Dream Project alumna’s work comes full circle

Dream Project alumna and Americorps Retention Project member Janis Lee registered the 500th mentor in the Dream Project’s autumn quarter class. That’s right—500 UW undergraduates have committed to giving back to their communities by helping high-schoolers navigate the college-admissions process.

Volunteers needed for the Dream Project’s Admissions Weekend

Help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college. Join the Dream Project on November 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend and help hundreds of local high school students craft competitive college application essays.

Honors Program writer-in-residence awarded state and national book awards

Frances McCue, Honors Program writer-in-residence and instructor, was recently awarded a 2011 Washington State Book Award for poetry and national Grub Street Book Prize for her most recent book of poems, _The Bled_, published by Factory Hollow Press.