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February 11, 2015

Animating her own evolving story

Audrey Lawrence

Portrait of Viviane Poulain

Viviane Poulain, the 2013-14 freshman president’s medalist, is fusing art and computer science to craft a curriculum that appeals to both sides of her brain.


A legacy of language

Audrey Lawrence

Portrait of Ashley Bobman

Inspired by her ancestors, 2013-14 sophomore president’s medalist Ashley Bobman is translating her work preserving the Ladino language into a future as a nurse practitioner.


Adding drama to neuroscience

Audrey Lawrence

Neurobiology & psychocology major Mitchell Krawczyk has worked on seven productions with the Undergraduate Theater Society.

From introductory Danish courses, to a position at a UW research lab, to volunteering with a local theater group, 2013-14 junior president’s medalist Mitchell Krawczyk is driven to pursue an interdisciplinary path.


April 23, 2014

Undergraduate creates device to help diagnose cancer

Jacob Christensen

Video still of Chris Burfeind

Chris Burfeind is a senior studying mechanical engineering and researching microfluidic devices in Eric Seibel’s lab. With the help of the lab, Chris has created a credit card-sized device that can analyze biopsy tissues and help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes.


February 12, 2014

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UW in March

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

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.


March 15, 2013

Q & A with Luce Scholar Genevieve Gebhart

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Learn more about Gennie Gebhart’s experiences at the UW and what her future plans are in this Q&A, conducted over email while Gennie was on a study abroad experience in Rome. Why did you apply for the Luce Scholarship? I knew that I wanted to take time to travel after graduation, and I knew that…


January 17, 2013

MLK and sacred songs that feed the soul

Ed Taylor

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

I crave the sound of a call and response—the verbal and non-verbal interaction between a speaker and listener—that is endemic to democratic participation in public matters; the kind of call that allows us to acknowledge misfortune, ruination, or loss, followed by a response proclaiming that freedom and justice are close at hand. It’s a reminder…