Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Feature Stories


  • From mentee to mentor and beyond

    January 22, 2015

    Audrey Lawrence

    Already on her way to a career in education, UW sophomore Meili Powell credits the Dream Project and the Pipeline Project with helping her find her way.


  • 6 high notes for Danny Shelton in 2014

    December 29, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Husky senior nose tackle Danny Shelton had a busy year in 2014. Both on and off the field, dedication to his academic studies and leadership on the football field reflect this Husky’s passion and drive.


  • Undergraduate robotics researcher returns to UW as assistant professor

    December 29, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Sam Burden, '08, started as a bored high school student in eastern Washington who wasn’t even planning on going to college to an incoming assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Electrical Engineering Department. Undergraduate research in robotics was key to Burden’s academic experience.


  • From the lab bench to the White House

    December 29, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    When Jennifer Lee, ’06, came to the University of Washington, she expected to earn her bachelor’s degree and then a Ph.D. in a science-related discipline. She didn’t think she’d end up working at the White House.


  • Moving the opportunity needle

    December 26, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    In 2010, the Dream Project received a four-year, $972,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand, deepen and evaluate its program. That grant has concluded and the results are in. See what we’ve learned about the Dream Project impact and what’s in store for the program.


  • Looking at the future of global leadership

    December 23, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    VIDEO — Watch how UW students and students from Waseda University in Tokyo learn across cultures to develop their leadership philosophies and principles, preparing themselves to create global change.


  • Life really does begin at 40

    December 22, 2014

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    As a child, David Olsen visited his grandfather’s Venezuelan health clinic during summer breaks. The elder doctor was a gifted internist who often volunteered his services to treat those in need. As Olsen swept the floors, he observed how one person can truly make a difference.


  • Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    December 22, 2014

    Ed Taylor

    I taught a seminar fall quarter in which students examined leadership across cultures, traditions and countries. Students in my class were from all over the world and it reminded me that there is no single Husky story.


  • Winter 2015 Collegium Seminars course descriptions

    November 14, 2014

    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!…


  • $200,000 in two days!

    October 22, 2014

    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…