- Honors student Genevieve Gebhart selected for Luce Scholarship
Genevieve (Gennie) Gebhart is the UW's most recent Luce Scholar. Genevieve (Gennie) Gebhart, a senior Honors student majoring in international studies and economics, was recently selected as a 2013-14 Luce Scholar. A graduate of Mercer Island High School, Gebhart is one of 18 students nationwide to receive this scholarship this year. The University of Washington…
- Q & A with Luce Scholar Genevieve Gebhart
Learn more about Gennie Gebhart's experiences at the UW and what her future plans are in this Q&A, conducted over email while Gennie was on a study abroad experience in Rome. Why did you apply for the Luce Scholarship? I knew that I wanted to take time to travel after graduation, and I knew that…
- University of Washington named Tillman Military Scholar University Partner
The University of Washington is one of three new universities selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation to partner with the foundation in support of its Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides educational scholarships for veteran and active servicemembers and their spouses.
- From Sputnik to the 21st century: A brief history of the UW Honors Program
Being a student of the popular TV show “Mad Men” isn’t necessary to recognize the significant shifts in American society in the 1960s. The UW Honors Program was created in the midst of these changes. In this brief history, learn how and why the Honors Program came about and how it’s different today.
- Seventh UW Common Book explores the meaning and power of respect
Respect: An Exploration by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has been selected as the seventh University of Washington Common Book. The UW Common Book project welcomes freshmen and transfer students to the University’s academic community through a shared reading experience and offers opportunities for students and faculty to enjoy special common book events and discussions. Respect tells the…
- Janice DeCosmo elected to executive board of national Council on Undergraduate Research
Janice DeCosmo, associate dean in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, was recently elected chair of the division of Undergraduate Research Program directors for the national organization Council on Undergraduate Research. Janice has served as a councilor of that division for several years; being elected chair of that division also includes being a member of the executive board…
- Honors Colloquium showcases student experiential learning experiences
At this year's Honors Colloquium, presentations included students’ research, leadership, travel and service learning experiences. This new premise was designed to align with the alterations to the Honors curriculum, which incorporates each of these four elements (research, service, leadership and travel) into the new set of Honors requirements.
- A detailed look at service-learning
UW students are participating in public service in record numbers, giving back to the community and connecting their academics to their leadership and service work. Learn some details about this work through a series of visuals.
- This I believe: Being open to connection
Mary Gates Leadership Scholar Katie McCorkell wasn’t trying to become a leader when she started to read her poetry out loud. But by reading her work to others and helping establish a poetry group on campus, she gained personal insight that led to deeper connections with her peers and leadership opportunities. These experiences helped her…
- Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor, spring 2012
This year is one full of wonderful milestones. At the University of Washington, we are celebrating the institution’s 150 years of service, research, and teaching. And here in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, we are celebrating several milestones as well.