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    February 22, 2014

    Spring 2014 Collegium Seminars lineup

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Congratulations, freshmen! You made it to spring quarter! Undoubtedly, you've checked off many items on your first-year-at-the-UW-to-do list. But have you taken a Collegium Seminar yet? They are only for freshmen so this quarter is your last chance! These unique classes are a great way to fill out your schedule. Take a class that's a…

  • Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    February 12, 2014

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UW in March

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    On March 10, 2014, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit Seattle to talk about My Beloved World, her memoir chronicling her journey from a housing project in the Bronx to her service as a federal judge in New York and ultimately as a Supreme Court Justice.

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    February 10, 2014

    UW to send students to Citizen University 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Looking for a day of inspiration, civic skill-building, and connection with others committed to addressing the pressing social issues of our time?  Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Foster School of Business are partnering with the Husky Leadership Initiative and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center to help students attend Citizen University 2014 on Friday,…

  • Portrait of Megan Kufeld

    January 23, 2014

    Goalkeeper, photographer and skateboarder awarded president's medals

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    University of Washington president's medalists were recently selected for their high scholastic standing and difficulty of coursework. They represent undergraduate scholarship of the highest caliber. The students' academic pursuits show interdisciplinary interests and their co-curricular and extracurricular activities demonstrate their classroom energy and commitment to a host of other interests. They are truly interesting individuals.

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    January 15, 2014

    Thousands from UW community and Seattle to volunteer for MLK Day of Service

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    On January 20, 2014, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, thousands of volunteers will honor the civil rights leader’s legacy of service by volunteering in the community at more than 80 projects identified by local nonprofit organizations. The MLK Day of Service is an annual, national tradition. The University of Washington-coordinated event brings together University…

  • Picture of Guillermo Romano

    December 29, 2013

    There’s no one way to be a Husky

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Nearly 30,000 undergraduates at the UW means 30,000 individual ways to be a Husky. The UW offers students countless opportunities to bring their academics beyond the classroom, grow as leaders, contribute to research, become global citizens, and serve our communities near and far. Learn about some particularly meaningful student experiences.

  • Picture of Roman Camarda

    December 29, 2013

    Novel gift inspired by books

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Roman Camarda Lists of the year’s best books are prolific this time of year and go from very general to very specific. Best books of 2013. The year’s most notable books. Best novels for the year. Best history books. Young adult, cookbooks, science, humor, art, and more all have a list. NPR alone has 26…

  • Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    December 27, 2013

    Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    Ed Taylor

    What have we learned in the last year that will help our communities in the coming year? I am thinking about our students, past and present and how their UW experiences lay a foundation for their future, indeed, but also for the futures of so many others.

  • Picture of Christina Chan, Jason Tan, Allen Chen, and Lukas Svec

    December 27, 2013

    Innovative Robinson Center alumni inspire students

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Students crowded together for the third-annual Robinson Center Alumni Speaker Series. The event’s topic—Startups & Entrepreneurs—energized students to appreciate that today’s studying can blossom into tomorrow’s business opportunity.

  • Oscar Castro Jr with Russell Wilson

    December 27, 2013

    Helping the home team from the dugout

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Four hours in and the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels remain tied at 2-2, a full 18 innings into the game. The Mariners are at bat with the bases loaded and two outs. They send their hitter to the plate, the batter surely feeling the fate of the game push down on his knuckles…

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