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    November 14, 2014

    Winter 2015 Collegium Seminars course descriptions

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Congratulations on making it through your first quarter! This coming winter quarter, there are a number of interesting Collegium Seminars for you to choose. Class topics range from drugs, social relationships, art and mathematics, environmental law, robots, and more. You could even take a class about leadership with University of Washington Provost Ana Mari Cauce!…

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    November 4, 2014

    Seeking graduate student assistant communications specialist

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs is seeking a graduate student assistant communications specialist who is a great writer and storyteller, savvy communicator and deadline-driven professional to be a communications specialist and help tell the story of the undergraduate academic experience. The communications specialist will work to elevate the profile of the undergraduate academic experience, increase awareness about…

  • Graphic for undergraduate digital media producer

    November 4, 2014

    UAA seeks undergrad digital media producer

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs is looking for a UW undergraduate student to be our digital media producer and help tell some stories of the amazing things that undergraduate students are doing. Are you a digital storyteller? Do you want to share stories of the undergraduate academic experience? Then we hope you take a look at the…

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    October 22, 2014

    $200,000 in two days!

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Help us reach $200,000 with a gift to any fund during our 48-hour online giving event. Whether you give $5 or $500, don’t miss out on this chance to join in, make an impact and show your #Love4UW! Let’s make a MORE PURPLE world! Join us any time between 2 p.m. on October 22 and…

  • Portrait of Professor Victoria Lawson

    September 30, 2014

    New director maps social justice to Honors Program landscape

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    This fall, the University Honors Program welcomed a new director, Victoria Lawson, professor of geography, internationally-recognized scholar on global poverty and co-founder of the Relational Poverty Network. Victoria Lawson, professor of geography, is the new director of the University Honors Program. “Honors is amazing. It drew me in because of what it does,” says Lawson.…

  • Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    September 23, 2014

    Welcome from the Dean, autumn 2014

    Ed Taylor

    Dear Friends and Colleagues, One of the most commonly-asked questions undergraduates get from family and friends is, “What’s your major?” And it makes sense that people want to know. Choosing a major (or two, or three) is a necessary rite-of-passage in college. At today’s University of Washington, pursuing a degree is just one part of…

  • Photo of students in W formation

    September 22, 2014

    "W" stands for welcome!

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    On September 21, 2014, thousands of new University of Washington freshmen and transfer students formed a gigantic W on the field at Husky Stadium and had their class photo taken. The big "W" Entering students stand together to form a giant W on Husky Field.   The W photo tradition began in 2005 as a…

  • Picture of students talking on the grass

    August 19, 2014

    Summer is for undergraduate research at the UW

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    For most, campus life is a little quieter during the summer but undergraduates continue to pursue research in a range of disciplines, from STEM fields to the humanities. They’re preparing to show their summer projects to a broader audience as well. Undergraduates participating in one of several summer research opportunities at the University of Washington…

  • Video still of Ed Taylor speaking at COllege of Education graduation

    June 30, 2014

    Video: 2014 UW College of Education Graduation: Ed Taylor, Alumni Keynote Speaker

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, was selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. Enjoy this video of his keynote address!

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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…

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