Feature Stories

  • Portrait of Professor Victoria Lawson

    September 30, 2014

    New director maps social justice to Honors Program landscape

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This fall, the University Honors Program welcomed a new director, Victoria Lawson, professor of geography, internationally-recognized scholar on global poverty and co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network. Victoria Lawson, professor of geography, is the new director of the University Honors Program. “Honors is amazing. It drew me in because of what it does,” says Lawson.…

  • Photo of students in W formation

    September 22, 2014

    "W" stands for welcome!

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    On September 21, 2014, thousands of new University of Washington freshmen and transfer students formed a gigantic W on the field at Husky Stadium and had their class photo taken. The big "W" Entering students stand together to form a giant W on Husky Field.   The W photo tradition began in 2005 as a…

  • Picture of students talking on the grass

    August 19, 2014

    Summer is for undergraduate research at the UW

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    For most, campus life is a little quieter during the summer but undergraduates continue to pursue research in a range of disciplines, from STEM fields to the humanities. They’re preparing to show their summer projects to a broader audience as well. Undergraduates participating in one of several summer research opportunities at the University of Washington…

  • Video still of Ed Taylor speaking at COllege of Education graduation

    June 30, 2014

    Video: 2014 UW College of Education Graduation: Ed Taylor, Alumni Keynote Speaker

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, was selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. Enjoy this video of his keynote address!

  • Globe image

    June 25, 2014

    Autumn 2014 Collegium Seminars course descriptions

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Welcome to the University of Washington! Are you looking for an interesting class to fill out your schedule? Maybe a class that’s a little different from what you normally have to take? Maybe something fresh, lively, a little off-beat? Collegium Seminars are distinctive classes for freshmen in which you can meet other people and get…

  • Still of Zack Peggins

    June 15, 2014

    Celebrating service and leadership

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Each year, thousands of UW undergraduates engage in service and leadership projects on campus and in the community, bringing the classroom beyond the four walls that house desks and chairs. At the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, students showcase their work and learning related to these projects. Students, staff, faculty and community members…

  • Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    June 12, 2014

    Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor receives College of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has been selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. The faculty of the College of Education votes upon and bestows this award.

  • Photo of Oscar Alejandre

    May 14, 2014

    Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. Students in the Dream Project overcome incredible obstacles to attend college, but the challenges—and rewards—don’t end once they step foot on campus. Three Dream Project students describe their journey to UW, what they’ve learned their first year, and how it feels…

  • Photo of Ashwin Nitin Karnik

    May 14, 2014

    Honors students discover the world, themselves

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students at UW achieve incredible individual accomplishments and successes. But part of a good education is becoming aware that no man is an island. Learn how these five Honors students discovered the world and just how interconnected and global our lives truly are.

  • Photo of Kirsten Rogers and her father

    May 14, 2014

    Entrepreneur Kirsten Rogers aims to take a bite out of cancer

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    In 2013, David Rogers was retired and living his dream, having made his boat his home, sailing with his wife through the Sea of Cortez, when he became very ill. He was advised to return to the States, where he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, most people…

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