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    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…

  • 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

    Tony GrobVice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor 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. The Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 1986…

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    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…

  • Poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

    May 12, 2014

    Undergraduate research to take over Mary Gates Hall on May 16

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    On Friday, May 16, more than 1,100 University of Washington undergraduates will participate in the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium—an event that might well be the country’s largest “show and tell” for undergraduate research. The Symposium takes place from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall; select oral presentations will happen in Johnson Hall and…

  • Picture of Hanna Dinh volunteering with young student

    May 12, 2014

    Discover the impact of student service and leadership at the Spring Celebration

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    UW students have a zeal for community service and activism. In 2012-13, more than 7,000 students engaged in academic service-learning, volunteering a staggering 465,000 hours with organizations such as Girls on the Run and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  That’s the equivalent of 53 years of service. UW undergraduate Hanna Dinh volunteering at the…

  • Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    May 7, 2014

    Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    Ed Taylor

    Dear Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Tony GrobVice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor A wonderful juxtaposition is occurring around the University of Washington right now. Very recently, thousands of students committed to coming to the UW next year, representing the class of 2018, and very soon thousands will celebrate their undergraduate accomplishments through the tradition…

  • Picture of Dream Project mentor helping high school student

    May 6, 2014

    UW Dream Project is awarded a $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The Dream Project at the University of Washington has been awarded a three-year, $150,000 College Spark Washington Community Grant today to enhance its current work by improving its curriculum, materials and training of mentors; and improvements to its data management system to better inform efforts to help students avoid remediation.

  • Picture of mountain area with person running

    May 5, 2014

    UW students to explore far reaches of the globe by means of unusual fellowship

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Fourteen University of Washington students were recently awarded Bonderman Travel Fellowships that will enable them to embark on solo journeys that are at least eight months long and take them to at least two regions and six countries of the world. These fellowships, worth $20,000 each, aim to expose students to the intrinsic, often life-changing,…

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