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June 11, 2018

Five UW undergraduates receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships for 2018-19

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Continuing in the University of Washington’s tradition of producing globally-minded students, five undergraduates and bachelor’s alumni have been selected for the 2018-19 Fulbright Student program. In addition, 11 graduate/professional students and alumni were named finalists. Three undergraduates and two graduate students were also selected as alternates. Acceptance to the Fulbright program is competitive, and recipients…


UW undergrad presents her research to senators in the “other Washington”

Jasmine Graham

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Jasmine Graham (bioengineering, ’18) represented the UW and state of Washington at this year’s Posters on the Hill.  Joining 46 other undergraduate researchers from around the country, Graham, along with her peers, presented their research to congress and advocated for continued funding of undergraduate research. Jasmine takes us through her preparation and whirlwind two days…


May 24, 2018

UAA’s Associate Dean Janice DeCosmo elected to president of national Council on Undergraduate Research

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Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost for undergraduate research, associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and affiliate faculty member in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences has been elected president of the national nonprofit Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). A longtime proponent of undergraduate research, DeCosmo was the first director of the UW’s Undergraduate Research Program and…


May 23, 2018

Two UW undergrads receive the Udall Award

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Juniors Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff will join 50 students from around the country as Udall Scholars. A competitive award, the review committee selected this year’s scholars from 437 nominees based on the student’s commitment to careers in the environment, Native health care or tribal policy, as well as their leadership potential, public service and…


May 15, 2018

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 18, 2018

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The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present their research in poster, oral and performing arts sessions in Mary Gates Hall and Johnson Hall, and in a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library (see event details below). UW President Ana Mari Cauce is scheduled to…


April 26, 2018

Three UW undergrads earn competitive Goldwater scholarships

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The Goldwater Foundation honored four University of Washington students this year. Selected from 1,280 nominees from across the country, Nelson Lui, Kimberly Ruth and Tyler Valentine were named Goldwater Scholars. Andrew Luo earned an honorable mention. Goldwater Scholarships are granted to sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise and plan to pursue research careers in…


March 13, 2018

UW seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman selected as China’s Yenching Academy scholars

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University of Washington seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman will join approximately 125 scholars from around the world as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s 2018-19 cohort. A U.S. News & World Report poll ranked Peking University the fifth best global university in Asia, and second-best university in China. The opportunity to join…


February 16, 2018

UW senior Timothy Welsh selected to be 1 of 15 Churchill Scholars nationally

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A Pacific Northwest native, Timothy Welsh grew up fascinated by the natural world. Over the years, his career goals transitioned from geology to forestry, until he discovered chemistry. “What made me finally decide on chemistry as the path for me is an appreciation for the remarkable microscopic and biochemical functions that are crucial to every…


February 12, 2018

2016-17 President’s Medalists announced

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For nearly 40 years, the University of Washington has celebrated the top undergraduate in each class by awarding them the President’s Medalist distinction. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, this year’s recipients feature three well-rounded students who excel in both the sciences and the…


September 26, 2017

Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

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Our work within UAA and out across the University is tied together and interdependent. Research, service and scholarship go hand in hand. The first-year experience, and students’ transitions through to declaring a major and graduating into lives outside the University are one and the same. Leadership, service and ethics all serve the same purpose: To become a more thoughtful and compassionate public.



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