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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.


October 1, 2018

New Huskies kick off 2018 academic year – watch the video

Bryan Nakata

Students at 2018 Husky Kickoff

This year’s entering class of undergraduates is the University of Washington’s largest group in history. Freshmen and transfer students arrive from all over Washington state, across the country and throughout the world. It may be their first time being away from home, taking college courses or living in the Pacific Northwest climate. Programs in Undergraduate…


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…


July 23, 2018

Sean Gehrke named director of the Office of Educational Assessment

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Undergraduate Academic Affairs is thrilled to announce Sean Gehrke as the new director of the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA). Gehrke brings more than 15 years of experience as an administrator, researcher and leader in higher education. In his new role, Gehrke, along with his colleagues in OEA, will lead the charge in assessing the…


July 21, 2018

2018 UAA staff awardees announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Group photo of the Workday team.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff recognition and distinguished partner awardees. Selected for their dedication to supporting UAA’s mission of creating innovative academic experiences for undergraduates, these 23  staff members made an indelible impact on the UW’s students, faculty, staff and community. And the awardees are… Award for Excellence • Lisa Bruce, Assistant…


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

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…


May 23, 2018

Two UW undergrads receive the Udall Award

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff

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…



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