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The undergraduate experience at the University of Washington is, like our students, dynamic and diverse. Gain behind-the-scenes insight into the way UAA deepens and expands academics at the UW through stories about the people and programs in UAA.

Feature Stories


  • New Huskies kick off 2018 academic year - watch the video

    October 1, 2018

    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…

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  • Fall 2018 welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    September 26, 2018

    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…

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  • Resilience Lab announces 2018 seed grant recipients

    August 3, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Grass seedlings image

    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…

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  • Sean Gehrke named director of the Office of Educational Assessment

    July 23, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Sean Gehrke

    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…

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  • 2018 UAA staff awardees announced

    July 21, 2018

    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…

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  • Five UW undergraduates receive prestigious Fulbright scholarships for 2018-19

    June 11, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    From left to right, top to bottom: Jake Hansen, Kylie Luse, Yesenia Navarro-Aguirre, Philip Palios, Anika Patel, Caleb Perez, Nicole Shermer, Tammy Tarhini 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…

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  • UW undergrad presents her research to senators in the "other Washington"

    June 11, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    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…

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

    May 24, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Janice DeCosmo

    Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost and associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs 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,…

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  • Two UW undergrads receive the Udall Award

    May 23, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Ashley Lewis and Alishia Orloff

    Udall scholars Ashley Lewis (left) and Alishia Orloff (right). 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,…

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  • Spring Celebration honors Huskies' commitment to service and leadership

    May 22, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Poster session at Spring Celebration

    University of Washington students’ dedication to community-based service and activism will be recognized at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 23 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) on the UW Seattle campus. The annual event showcases UW undergraduate and graduate students who develop their leadership skills while…

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