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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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  • UW seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman selected as China’s Yenching Academy scholars

    March 13, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman pose together.

    University of Washington seniors Tobi Du and Caleb Huffman will join approximately 125 scholars from around the world as part of the Yenching Academy of Peking University’s 2018-19 cohort. A U.S. News & World Report poll ranked Peking University the fifth best global university in Asia, and second-best university in China. The opportunity to join…

  • Find inspiration through audio from the 2018 Leadership Firesides

    March 7, 2018

    Bryan Nakata

    Photo of Attorney General Bob Ferguson

    Husky Leadership Initiative Leadership Firesides offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys and perspectives on leadership and become momentary mentors for students attending the event. The Firesides are a way for students…

  • Videos and photos from MLK Week 2018

    February 28, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students from the honors program pose during MLK Week 2018

    The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continues with demonstrations of strength, resiliency and compassion. During MLK week, University of Washington students, faculty and staff partnered with surrounding communities to serve and lead together. From prepping food at meal centers and cleaning up neighborhood centers to sharing their stories through the creativity of hip hop…

  • UW senior Timothy Welsh selected to be 1 of 15 Churchill Scholars nationally

    February 16, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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    Timothy Welsh is the University of Washington's most recent Churchill Scholar.Bryan Nakata A Pacific Northwest native, Timothy Welsh grew up fascinated by the natural world. Over the years, his career goals transitioned from geology to forestry, until he discovered chemistry. “What made me finally decide on chemistry as the path for me is an appreciation…

  • 2016-17 President's Medalists announced

    February 12, 2018

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Photo of Grace Wang's illustrations

    For nearly 40 years, the University of Washington has celebrated the top undergraduate in each class by awarding them the President’s Medalist distinction. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, this year’s recipients feature three well-rounded students who excel in both the sciences and the…

  • Let MLK week inspire the birth of a new set of values

    January 12, 2018

    Ed Taylor

    Headshot of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    One of the few days my mother wept in my presence was April 4, 1968, the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Fifty years ago this year. When I think of Dr. King’s life and death, I often think of women like my mother who seemed to hold undisclosed and…

  • Adiam Tesfay named director of Academic Support Programs

    October 3, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Headshot of Adiam Tesfay

    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

    Headshot of Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    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

    UW logo

    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

    Drawing of a trophy

    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…