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Making art out of rejection: Miha Sarani paints his heroes

Portrait of artist Miha Sarani

Bryan Nakata

Like his paintings, there is a lot more to artist Miha Sarani’s story than what you see at first glance. Watch the video >

 

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  • 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

    Photo of Ernie Tao

    "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.”


  • 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

    Bryan Nakata

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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…


  • Daniel S. Feetham named director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising

    November 21, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs is pleased to welcome Daniel S. Feetham to his new appointment as director of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Advising. Feetham previously served as director of Advising and Student Engagement at the College of Engineering. In that role, he oversaw an award-winning advising staff that served more than 2,000 students annually. He began his…


  • Student draws on her past to inspire the future

    October 27, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Christina Chan

    Christina Chan, ’16, knows first-hand the adversity surrounding college entrance for many high school students, especially for low-income students like herself. When she entered her junior year at Franklin High School, college loomed before her, looking more and more like an unattainable goal. College application forms and personal essays were complicated requirements that she didn’t…


  • One big Husky family

    September 30, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students come from all across Washington state, the country and the world, but when they come here, they are all part of the same Husky family. Watch as they come together in one gigantic W. (Video)


  • Fast facts on helping students transition to the UW

    September 27, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Check out this fact sheet on Advising and Orientation, and learn about first-year students’ pathway into understanding UW values and the Husky Experience as well as the impact a thoughtful University transition has on student retention.