Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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December 10, 2018

What my “yikes” moments taught me about leadership

Gigi Gaultier

Gigi looks at her students' final projects.

I gripped the edges of my letter from the University of Washington. Waitlisted. I knew I was in over my head expecting myself to get into UW. I had set myself off from the “normal” track by doing Running Start and was worried that this put me at a disadvantage, especially because I wasn’t an…


December 3, 2018

UW alum Henry Chan named Schwarzman Scholar

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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University of Washington alumnus Henry (On Man) Chan, ’14, is the first UW student or alum to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship. An extremely competitive scholarship, only 147 of the 2,887 candidates were selected to join this one-of-a kind program that focuses on developing the next generation of global leaders. Schwarzman Scholars will come from around…


UW’s Havana McElvaine selected as prestigious Marshall scholar

Jackson Holtz

Image of Havana McElvaine playing soccer and city-based portrait

University of Washington alumna Havana McElvaine, Class of 2017, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest honors available to college graduates in the U.S.


October 24, 2018

How research changed Melissa’s life

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Melissa Krook always knew she wanted a career helping people. That was the easy part. Figuring out how was the challenge. Early on, Melissa had friends of all ages. Her grandmother, a nurse, operated a nursing home within her home in Federal Way, Washington. There, Melissa learned that friends come at all ages…


October 19, 2018

Francesca Lo named executive director of leadership education in Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Undergraduate Academic Affairs is pleased to announce organizational shifts designed to more proactively align the unit’s community engagement and student leadership development work.


September 26, 2018

Fall 2018 welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Ed Taylor

Dear Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, As a first-generation student at Gonzaga University in Spokane, where I earned my bachelors’ and master’s degrees, and here at the UW where I earned my Ph.D., I found points of connection with faculty and advisers who were truly devoted to the well-being of students and who created a…


August 3, 2018

Resilience Lab announces 2018 seed grant recipients

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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The University of Washington Resilience Lab recently awarded 16 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate kindness, compassion and gratitude; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with compassion and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human experience. Students, staff and faculty from all three…


June 11, 2018

Five UW undergraduates receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships for 2018-19

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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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

Jasmine Graham with Parry Murray

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

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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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…



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