Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Undergraduate creates device to help diagnose cancer

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.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to visit UW in March

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.

Welcome from the Dean Autumn 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Fall quarter is always an invigorating time for me. We begin by welcoming our newest students to the academic life of the University of Washington at Freshman Convocation, an event that represents the moment when students fully transition into the UW. These students join those who are settled and have found

MLK and sacred songs that feed the soul

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