Feature Stories

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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!

  • Globe image

    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…

  • Still of Zack Peggins

    June 15, 2014

    Celebrating service and leadership

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Each year, thousands of UW undergraduates engage in service and leadership projects on campus and in the community, bringing the classroom beyond the four walls that house desks and chairs. At the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, students showcase their work and learning related to these projects. Students, staff, faculty and community members…

  • Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

    June 12, 2014

    Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor receives College of Education Distinguished Graduate Award

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    Ed Taylor, vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has been selected for the 2014 Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Washington College of Education. The faculty of the College of Education votes upon and bestows this award.

  • Photo of Oscar Alejandre

    May 14, 2014

    Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

    Undergraduate Academic Affairs

    The Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. Students in the Dream Project overcome incredible obstacles to attend college, but the challenges—and rewards—don’t end once they step foot on campus. Three Dream Project students describe their journey to UW, what they’ve learned their first year, and how it feels…

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