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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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  • Celebrating 10 years of Levinson Emerging Scholars

    April 24, 2017

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Levinson Emerging Scholar alumni 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


    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.

  • Cathy Beyer reflects on her career at UW

    September 13, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    After 30 years of working at the University of Washington, Catharine Beyer retired. During that time, she spent 17 years working in the Office of Educational Assessment and three in the Interdisciplinary Writing Program. We chatted with her to learn more about her time at the UW. What drew you to the UW? At 37,…

  • Scholarship recipients announced!

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This has been a remarkable year for scholarships! Twenty students, including 10 undergraduates, received Fulbright Scholarships. These students will spend the year either teaching English or researching internationally. Graduating senior, Krittika D’Silva will be attending Cambridge University on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Recent graduate Benjamin Lee will be working on issues of Chinese security as…

  • Ed Taylor Reflects on the 2015-16 School Year

    June 14, 2016

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The common thread running through the University of Washington’s purple and gold tapestry is a campus-wide commitment to service and the public good. I am inspired to watch the Husky culture of service grow year after year.