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Havana McElvaine: Changing the game

Havana McElvaine stands against a black background and holds a soccer ball.

A champion for racial equity and social justice, Husky women’s soccer standout Havana McElvaine, ’17, is exploring what it means to be black in America — and around the globe. Read more here.

 

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  • Adiam Tesfay named director of Academic Support Programs

    October 3, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Undergraduate Academic Affairs is thrilled to announce Adiam Tesfay as the new director of Academic Support Programs (ASP). Tesfay joined Academic Support Programs in 2011, first serving as assistant director, then associate director and most recently interim director. Over the course of her tenure, she has actively worked to help students navigate the transition to…


  • Welcome from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    September 26, 2017

    Ed Taylor

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    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…


  • UW values: Committed to our DACA Dreamers

    September 5, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor offered his thoughts on today's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Links to President Cauce's statement and resources are also available here.


  • 2017 UAA Staff Awardees Announced

    July 18, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    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…


  • Lupita Tovar: Mapping New Worlds

    July 5, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Lupita Tovar working at the chalkboard.

    Lupita Tovar originally intended to major in business. However, the opportunity to get involved with research changed her mind. Now an astronomy major, Lupita investigates telescopes to map exoplanets (words outside our solar system). If successful, she’ll pitch her ideas to NASA and the greater science community.


  • Ernie Tao leads with compassion

    June 21, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    "The ideas of service and leadership connect to each other because a good leader is one who serves." — Ernie Tao, ’18, political science and biochemistry and volunteer firefighter For UW student Ernie Tao, volunteering as a firefighter allows him to serve our communities with the highest level of engagement: “his own hands and feet.”


  • 14 ways Huskies are leading the way

    June 14, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Throughout the 2016-17 school year, our undergraduates and alumni made the most of their Husky experience  — designing their own research projects, developing their leadership skills, mentoring each other and more — all with an eye towards leading the way to a better tomorrow. 1. Undergraduates are helping their fellow Huskies ace their classes. In…


  • Celebrating 10 years of Levinson Emerging Scholars

    April 24, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Levinson Emerging Scholar alumnus Jeff Bowman prepares for field work in AntarcticaJeff Bowman   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…


  • 2015-2016 President’s Medalists Announced

    February 24, 2017

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    President Ana Mari Cauce awarded three outstanding undergraduate students with the President’s Medalist award. Selected for their academic performance as well as their co- and extra-curricular involvement, their high grades and well-rounded extra-curriculars, this year’s recipients are: Hannah Werbel, a computer science major; Siena Traverso, an early childhood and family studies major; and Evan Wang,…


  • Innovative paid internship allows student to gain hands-on work experience

    January 9, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    For students at the University of Washington, internships are key to crossing the gap between college and the world of work. However, financial need is a major setback that prevents many students from doing unpaid internships. This is the situation that faced Ruby Vigo. A student from the School of Social Work, Ruby’s longstanding desire…