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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


  • Othello: A speech by Samia Ali

    May 23, 2019

    Bryan Nakata

    Samia Ali posing on the University of Washington campus.

    On January 16, 2019, Samia Ali, '19, delivered a powerful speech during the opening celebration for the Othello-UW Commons, a multi-functional partnership space in Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood. Ali's speech details her experience growing up in the area for 11 years, from the vibrant people who live there to the spaces she holds sacred. This video uses parts of…

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  • Three UW students honored by the Boren Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    May 22, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The Boren Awards program honored three University of Washington students, naming Conor Cunningham and Sarah Slack as recipients, and Oliver Lang as an alternate.  A competitive award, more than 850 students applied, and only 244 were offered positions. Boren Scholarships award up to $20,000 to study language and regions critical to U.S. interests. In exchange…

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  • Spring Celebration showcases Huskies' dedication to service and leadership

    May 20, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Student stands in front of her poster and explains her research

    University of Washington students’ dedication to community engagement and leadership will be recognized at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 21 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) on the UW Seattle campus. The annual event showcases UW undergraduates who serve and lead in their communities, both on…

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  • Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 17, 2019

    May 16, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Mary Gates Hall Commons during the Undergraduate Research Symposium

    On Friday, May 17, more than 1,200 University of Washington undergraduates and visiting undergraduate student scholars will participate in the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium — an event that is one of the largest of its kind in the nation. The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present…

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  • Two UW students honored by Goldwater Foundation

    May 1, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    The Goldwater Foundation honored two University of Washington students this year. Selected from 1,223 nominees from across the country, undergraduates Chris Moore and Irika Sinha were named Goldwater Scholars.

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  • Teaching across borders to become a better doctor

    April 30, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Tammy Tarhini

    Tammy Tarhini, '17, graduated knowing she wanted to be a doctor and work with Arabic speaking populations. However, she decided to spend the year before medical school on a Fulbright Fellowship as an English teaching assistant in Berlin, Germany. The question she’s most frequently asked is, “You want to be teacher?” Nope. Here’s why she’s…

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  • UW alumna Sneha Indrajit selected as scholar for China’s Yenching Academy

    April 19, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Sneja Indrajit in Suzzallo Library.

    University of Washington alumna Sneha Indrajit, ’18, was recently selected for the competitive Yenching Academy Scholars program at Peking University. Indrajit earned her degree with honors in international studies and is one of approximately 125 scholars from around the world selected to be in their 2019-20 cohort. The opportunity to join the Yenching Academy is…

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  • Academic Support Programs makes Rome its classroom

    March 18, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Student taking pictures in the Roman Forum.

    This fall, 11 University of Washington students piloted a unique UW study abroad program during early fall start. With Rome as its classroom, the course explored questions of identity and immigration in post-colonial Italy and the U.S. This curriculum was designed to help students return to the UW with an even stronger set of skills,…

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  • Debra Bragg to receive prestigious national award for her research

    February 13, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Debra Bragg

    Debra Bragg, director of the Community College Research Initiative Debra Bragg, director of the University of Washington’s Community College Research Initiative (CCRI), will receive the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students’ (NISTS) most prestigious award: the Bonita C. Jacobs Transfer Champion Award. This honor recognizes exceptional advocacy and leadership in the field of…

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  • 2017-18 President's Medalists announced

    February 1, 2019

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2017-18 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines.

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