Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Spring 2013

June 28, 2013

Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Dear Alumni and Friends of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, We recently celebrated the University of Washington’s 138th Commencement Ceremony. Each year, graduation is an opportunity for me to reflect on the early accomplishments of our newest alumni and anticipate their future contributions to the world. University of Washington undergraduates are getting involved on campus and beyond…

Leadership: Beyond the yellow brick road

Asa Irwin

Ackerly Foundation representatives and students

Transforming the world of Oz was a team effort by Dorothy, the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow. What was their secret to success? How did they lead? Here at the University of Washington, we know that successful leadership begins with learning to lead and includes meaningful—and multiple—ways to practice and sharpen those skills. The…

A Day in the Life: Dawn Tuason

Dawn Tuason

Dawn in her cap and gown

If the University of Washington were a swimming pool, Dawn Tuason has not only swam the length of it, she’s swam the width of it as well. Involved in service, research, and scholarship, Dawn exemplifies the potential of a UW undergraduate experience like no other. Throughout her time as an undergraduate, Dawn has been a…

Oh the places they’ll go! New grads and their plans

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Merzamie Cagaitan

Taking our inspiration from the classic children’s book (and graduation gift), Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, we asked some new graduates a couple questions. Those questions are: What’s your most memorable experience with an Undergraduate Academic Affairs program? Dr. Seuss says, “You have brains in your head. / You have feet in…

Football intelligence: UW athletes squash stereotypes at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Deanna Duff

John Timu and Hau'oli Jamora

UW junior John Timu took a noticeably deep breath as he and classmate Hau’oli Jamora prepared to present at the 2013 UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. As Husky football players, they’re celebrated for accomplishments on the gridiron, but the classroom is a different playing field. Outfitted in letterman jackets, they took position behind the podium, ready…