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September 26, 2017

Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Headshot of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

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.

July 18, 2017

2017 UAA Staff Awardees Announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Drawing of a trophy

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff recognition awardees. Selected for their dedication to supporting UAA’s mission of creating innovative academic experiences for undergraduates, these six UAA staff members made an indelible impact on UW students, faculty and staff. And the awardees are… Award for Excellence Aley Mills Willis, director of academic services, Honors…

April 24, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Levinson Emerging Scholars

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

  Since 2007, the Levinson Emerging Scholars Awards have supported undergraduate researchers whose passion for science never rests. Mentored by and working alongside some of the University of Washington’s most accomplished researchers and teachers, these students participate in the invigorating work of advancing knowledge to solve some of society’s most intractable problems. Meet this remarkable…

June 14, 2016

UW Alums Gonzalo and Danielle Guzman Think Global, Act Local

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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 action. He received both a Mary Gates…

June 7, 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

It’s graduation season and we wanted to hear more about our graduating seniors’ time at the UW. We asked and they answered the following questions: What advice do you have for the incoming class? Tell us about your proudest achievement beyond the classroom (ex. community-based service, research learning, leadership, etc.)? Who had the biggest impact…

April 19, 2016

UW student and alumna named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Krittika D'Silva

“My undergraduate research experience creating software for developing countries has motivated me to pursue a career as an academic researcher,” reflects UW senior and Gates-Cambridge scholar Krittika D’Silva. D’Silva is one of two University of Washington students selected for the prestigious, international scholarship.

March 14, 2016

2014-15 President’s Medalists contribute to a world of good, as undergraduates

Bryan Nakata

Portrait of Junior medalist Calvin Le

Each year, undergraduate students of the highest caliber are selected for the prestigious President’s medal. For 2014-15, the President’s Medalists are active within and beyond the four walls of a classroom. Whether it’s through research, teaching dance or volunteering in hospitals, these students aren’t waiting until they graduate to contribute to a world of good. They’re busy making the world a better place right now.

January 14, 2016

Remembering King: Students’ voices push arc toward justice – and we should listen

Ed Taylor

Portrait of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Some 48 years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will undoubtedly bring protests to college campuses around the country, including here at the University of Washington. The students will march peacefully and forcefully. They will ask how long it will take to create a climate that welcomes every student. They will ask how we, as a university, plan to address “economic colonialism“ and how administrators plan to create a true multiracial campus that will serve as prelude to a “multiracial nation where all groups are dependent on each other.”

September 22, 2015

Transfer students realize their dreams, thanks to Martin Family Foundation

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Martin Scholar David Atik

For 20 years, the Martin Family Foundation has supported students transferring to the University of Washington from Washington state community colleges. Martin Scholars cite not just the financial help in supporting their dreams of a college education, but also the encouragement that came with the recognition.

June 11, 2015

Six UW undergrads selected as Fulbright Scholars

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Sharon Newman

Of the 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad in 2015-16 through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, nine hail from the University of Washington, and six of them are undergraduates!

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