The Daily | 5/21/12
Nearly 1,000 undergraduate students flooded Mary Gates Hall last Friday during the UW’s 15th-annual undergraduate research symposium, the biggest yet in university history and one of the largest such symposia in the country.
UW Today | 5/8/12
University of Washington undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects at the annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 on the second floor of Kane Hall.
The Daily | 2/13/12
A pop-up museum has nothing in common with a pop-up book. These museums, if you can call them that, quite literally “pop up” for a matter of hours and vanish without a trace. Read about one of the museums hosted in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.
UW Today | 1/12/2012
Ask Rachel Vaughn about her new job as director of the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center — or her own recent honor from the ROOTS Youth Shelter — and she’s likely to talk more about the center’s hard-working students and staff than herself.
The Daily | 11/23/11
Seniors Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle could not convince their moms they had won the Rhodes Scholarship. Gray and Turtle were able to put the UW on the map as the only public university with more than one student winning the scholarship.
The Daily | 10/27/11
The UW Global Opportunities program offers two scholarships specifically for students going abroad. The first is the Global Opportunities (GO!) Scholarship, which is open to all majors who are Pell Grant and Husky Promise-eligible, and the second is the Fritz, which is open to students majoring in the humanities and social sciences. GO! and Fritz Scholarship awards range between $2,000 and $5,000 for each recipient.
TechFlash | 11/21/11
Two University of Washington students have been named Rhodes Scholars.
Tacoma News Tribune / Associated Press | 11/21/11
Two University of Washington students are among 32 Rhodes Scholars named Sunday. They are Byron D. Gray of Post Falls, Idaho, and Cameron W. Turtle of Pullman.
Seattle Times | 11/21/11
Two University of Washington students have been named Rhodes scholars for 2012. Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle were selected from among 830 candidates nominated by their colleges and universities.
ABC News / Associated Press | 11/20/11
The 32 American students chosen as Rhodes Scholars for 2012 include the UW’s Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle.
Inside Higher Ed | 11/21/11
Thirty-two American students were named Saturday as Rhodes Scholars. This year’s winners include two from the University of Washington.
Bloomberg Businessweek | 11/20/11
The 32 U.S. recipients of one of the world’s most prestigious academic awards were named yesterday. The University of Washington had two scholars.
Chronicle of Higher Education | 11/20/11
The 32 American winners of Rhodes scholarships for 2012 were announced on Saturday. The University of Washington had two winners.
UW Today | 11/21/11
Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle, University of Washington seniors, are among 32 Rhodes Scholars just named for 2012. The UW is the only public university in the nation with more than one new scholar.
The Daily | 11/20/11
Seniors Byron Gray and Cameron Turtle have been named two of this year’s Rhodes Scholars and will head to the University of Oxford at the end of next year.
Seattle Times | 11/7/11
A team of UW undergrads won the World Championship in synthetic biology at an annual competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the students, Liz Stanley, is also a Washington Research Foundation scholar.
U.S. News & World Report | 9/23/11
The Pacific Northwest is a panoramic playground of mountains, rivers, and wind farms, and this topographical wonderland plays an important role in student life—academic and otherwise—at these five schools. UAA Associate Dean Janice DeCosmo quoted.
The Daily | 6/29/11
The UW offers two scholarships specifically for students going abroad. The Global Opportunities (GO!) Scholarship and the Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship both award between $2,000 and $5,000 to each recipient.
The Daily | 5/10/11
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed visited the university to speak at the UW Center of Experiential Learning’s (EXP) Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, as part of his annual spring tour of college campuses statewide to promote civil engagement in young adults. The event honored more than 100 UW students for their participation in community service.
Seattle Times | 5/20/11
About 900 University of Washington undergraduate students came together Friday for the school’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, sharing the kind of cutting-edge research and novel thinking they’ve done during their college years.
Wenatchee World | 4/14/11
The writing assignment was OK. The books they made were fun.
But what students in Vicki Kiefer’s fourth-grade class at Paschal Sherman Elementary School said they enjoyed most was spending time with the college kids who led the whole thing. Article about the Pipeline Project’s Alternative Spring Break program.
Tacoma News Tribune | 3/28/11
Profile on UW alumnus Brandon Stogsdill, who earned a Mary Gates Leadership scholarship among other awards when he was a student.
UW Today | 3/2/11
Fred Mednick was a teacher and then a school principal. In 2000, he founded Teachers Without Borders, and just like that, he became the director of a nongovernmental organization involved in international affairs. Now he’s teaching again — a seminar at the UW called Human Rights and Education, designed for students who are enrolled in the Pipeline Project.
Seattle Times | 2/20/11
The UW has numerous community-engagement programs, but seven are grouped together in the Center for Experiential Learning. At the heart of that group is the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, started 19 years ago with a grant from the Eddie Carlson family.
The Daily | 2/9/11
Community service has a new look, and service-learning courses are helping to transform it. Since the UW began these courses in 1992, community involvement has been reborn in the form of a more active, more engaging curriculum.
UW Today | 11/17/10
The UW has received a $1 million grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experience to about 100 undergraduate students over the next four years, through the Amgen Scholars Program. The Amgen Scholars Program is administered through the Undergraduate Research Program.
Columns | September 2010
While many of her classmates were relaxing on a sunny beach or catching up on sleep, UW sophomore Dawn Tuason spent last spring break in cool and rainy Forks, Washington. For a week, she helped a spirited group of third-graders write books about their dreams.
U Week | 8/19/10
Fifteen UW alumni and students have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships, joining the more than 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-11 academic year through the Fulbright Student Program. This number of recipients sets an institutional record for the largest number of UW undergraduate Fulbright awardees.
NW Asian Weekly | 8/12/10
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awarded scholarships to 11 University of Washington (UW) alumni who recently earned their undergraduate degrees. For the UW, this is the largest number of undergraduate Fulbright awardees.
U Week | 7/22/10
Seven UW students have been chosen for prestigious national scholarships this year. Two have captured Morris K. Udall Scholarships, one will receive a David L. Boren Scholarship, while four are being honored as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.
U Week | 5/13/10
Nearly 750 of the UW’s most talented and accomplished undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the Thirteenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 21, in Mary Gates Commons.
U Week | 4/22/10
Senior Angelica-Mae Corral is one of more than 120 UW undergraduates who will be presenting at this year’s Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on April 28. The annual event showcases student work that enriches and benefits local non-profit organizations, schools and campus programs.
The Daily | 4/22/10
A panel discussing upcoming renovations to Mary Gates Hall convened yesterday to relay plans for the building’s new organization, which is designed to centralize student services. The renovations are intended to provide a central location for student services.
U Week | 4/8/10
A new study shows that UW undergraduates are doing a great deal of research as a normal part of their undergraduate programs — more than investigators anticipated. Students in the study reported that almost half of the courses they took after their freshman year had required research, most of it concentrated in upper-level courses. The study was conducted by the Office of Educational Assessment.
Seattle Times | 4/9/10
William Johnson will be known forever and all time as a Putnam Fellow. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar, and presenter in the 2010 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
The Daily | 4/9/10
Senior William Johnson didn’t expect to beat his sixth-place score from last year in a national math competition, but he recently became the first UW student to win the competition since it began 72 years ago. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar and presenter in the 2010 Research Symposium.
U Week | 4/1/10
William Johnson, who is majoring in mathematics and computer science, was named a Putnam Fellow, placing among the top five out of more than 4,000 students who competed this year. Johnson is an Honors student, Mary Gates Scholar, and will present at the 2010 Research Symposium.
The Daily | 11/18/09
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) is set to undergo restructuring, which is expected to streamline advising services and bring diversity to the center of campus.
Bellingham Herald | 3/12/10
Three Whatcom County students at the University of Washington received scholarships for research and leadership projects from the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.
U Week | 3/4/10
Jesse Burk-Rafel, a senior honors student in bioengineering, was recently selected as a 2010 11 Luce Scholar. A native of Bainbridge Island and graduate of Bainbridge High School, Burk-Rafel is one of only 18 students nationwide to receive this scholarship.
U Week | 3/4/10
The UW has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The UW is the only public, four-year institution in Washington state to receive the recognition this year.
The Daily | 3/11/10
Senior Angel Corral is one of the almost 6,000 UW students who participated in volunteer work and service learning during the 2008-09 academic year and helped earn the university a place on the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
U Week | 2/11/10
The fourth and final article in U Week’s series on UAA’s Center for Experiential Learning covers the Mary Gates Endowment for Students, the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards, and the Global Opportunities Advisers.
The Daily | 2/9/10
Since its creation in the early 1970s, Books to Prisoners has answered thousands of letters from inmates each year. In 2009, the organization had its busiest year ever, receiving 12,000 requests for books — a jump from 10,000 the previous year — all of which were answered by volunteers. The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is mentioned.
The Daily | 2/9/10
Former Center for Experiential Learning employee, Jentery Sayers, was chosen as one of just nine students in the nation to receive the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
U Week | 2/4/10
Alyssa Sheih has been involved with undergraduate research since the day that she started at UW. As an incoming freshman, she was a NASA Space Grant recipient. With that scholarship came the opportunity for hands-on research. Part 3 of 4 in a series describing UAA’s Center for Experiential Learning.
U Week | 1/28/10
The Pipeline Project is part of the Center for Experiential Learning. It’s one of three programs that aim to connect UW students with the community through service (the other two are the Carlson Center and Jumpstart). Part 2 of 4.
U Week | 1/21/10
The University offers students many learning experiences, not all of them in the classroom. Internships, service learning and research with a faculty mentor are just some of the things students can do to add to the traditional "book learning." And to make all those things more accessible, Undergraduate Academic Affairs has gathered them into the Center for Experiential Learning. Part 1 of 4.
The Daily | 1/19/10
These famous words of Martin Luther King Jr. were the motto for this year’s UW Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, yesterday. More than 1,400 UW students, staff and alumni joined together to volunteer in more than 70 projects happening in the greater Seattle area. All these efforts were coordinated by UW’s Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, along with The United Way of King County Volunteer Center.
University Week | 12/3/09
How are you with a hammer? How about a paint brush, a broom or some cleaning products? Whatever your skill level, there’s a local agency that needs your help on the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which is Monday, Jan. 18, 2010. The Carlson Center and United Way of King County coordinate the annual MLK, Jr. Day of Service.
The Daily | 11/18/09
Mary Gates Hall (MGH) is set to undergo restructuring, which is expected to streamline advising services and bring diversity to the center of campus. The renovation will relocate several advising offices across campus into the building, thereby addressing logistical concerns with those resources being separated and centralizing academic services.
University Week | 8.20.09
When doors of collaboration and mutual understanding are opened, good things happen — connections are made and lessons learned that can last a career and improve the work of students and faculty alike. Such is happily the case with the UW’s Summer Institute for the Arts & Humanities, now in its eighth year.
University Week | 8/6/09
The Amgen Scholars program grows the next generation of biomedical researchers by immersing the best students in the laboratory of a top-flight researcher who provides them not just a research experience but becomes a mentor, and have them present their research findings to their peers at a national meeting and local sessions as well.
5.18.09 | The Daily
Nearly 700 undergraduates flooded Mary Gates Hall Friday, showcasing their findings at the 12th annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium held by the university’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP).
5.7.09 | U Week
Nearly 700 UW undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, May 15, in Mary Gates Commons, and is organized by UW’s Undergraduate Research Program, which facilitates research experiences for scholars in all academic disciplines.
U Week | 4.30.09
On May 6, more than 100 UW undergraduates will showcase their civic engagement projects that benefit the local nonprofit organizations, schools, and campus programs with which they volunteer. The 18th Annual Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership happens from 4 to 6 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall.
The Daily | 4.28.09
Though the UW could be raking in stimulus money to fund scientific research, the money will ultimately do little to offset cuts that will affect undergraduate students. Undergraduate Research Program’s Janice DeCosmo and Jennifer Harris quoted.
U Week | 4.23.09
It’s the time of year when major scholarships are announced and student futures are planned. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, part of the Center for Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, has announced student winners of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater, Morris K. Udall and Beinecke scholarships.
The Daily | 4.13.09
Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization based in Boston. The program at the UW (housed within UAA’s Center for Experiential Learning), which is one of 74 across the United States, boasts about 90 corps members, the title given to student volunteers who devote their entire academic year to a classroom in one of five Head Start preschools.
The Daily | 3.31.09
Some UW students returned from spring break with suntans. Some returned with sunburns. Participants in Alternative Spring Break (ASB), however, arrived back on campus perhaps as sun-deprived as when they departed — but no skin tone could match the grins on their faces or the sense of fulfillment in their hearts.
The Daily | 3.13.09
This spring break, Bobby Chien won’t be boarding a plane bound for south of the border to sip icy piña coladas and perfect her suntan.
Rather, Chien’s destination is a bit less exotic: She will be spending the week of March 23-27 volunteering in Tonasket, Wash. as part of the UW Pipeline Project’s Alternative Spring Break.
University Week | 2.12.09
Undergraduate Honors student Sam Sudar is the most recent UW student selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
The Daily News Online | 2.26.09
Gates Cambridge Scholar Sam Sudar is featured in his hometown paper.
The Daily | 1.16.2009
Monday marks the UW’s eighth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, an opportunity for UW students, faculty and alumni to reflect on King’s call for service and respond to his request through participation in community service projects.
University Week | 1.8.09
Make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a day of service and volunteer in area nonprofits. "The Day of Service is a nice way for UW employees and students to come together in a different way," says adviser Kay Balston. Sign up today!
The Daily | 12.4.08
Profile of service learning course supported by Carlson Center. Course is on human rights and in it 32 students from Waseda University in Tokyo watch films like "The Kite Runner," read short fiction stories, and are required to volunteer at service learning sites such as Teen Feed and the Boys & Girls Club.
University Week | 12.4.08
Last January, 1,200 members of the UW community spent the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service helping others. The next Day of Service is Jan. 19, 2009, and there are 57 agencies awaiting your help.
Congratulations Mona Pitre-Collins, UAA colleague and Distinguished Staff Award Recipient!
Before Mona Pitre-Collins became director of the Undergraduate Scholarship Office in 2000, the UW had gone 15 years without a Rhodes scholar. Since then, UW students have been selected for four Rhodes scholarships, four Trumans, six Marshalls, seven Udalls and 22 Goldwaters. That doesn’t count other scholarship awards, either: Mitchell, Merage, Beinecke, Gates Cambridge and Jack Kent Cooke.
University Week | 05/22/08
This course allows an avenue for exploration of the issues of homelessness in young people from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. The course is grounded in a service-learning format; students will work in one of the many homeless youth-serving organizations in the University District as an integral class requirement.
University Week | 05/08/08
Extrabular: That which is rambunctious, extensively extracurricular and spectacularly life-changing. It’s how UW undergraduate Amir Stone describes his research, which uses infrared tracking and real-time imaging in a digital arts installation called "Blight Horizon."
University Week | 04/03/08
Lucy Brennan, a UW sophomore in art and the comparative history of ideas, worked with third and fourth-graders at Forks Elementary School during Alternative Spring Break the last week of March.
University Week | 02/21/08
The UW Seattle has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. The Corporation for National and Community Services bestows the honor.
The Seattle Times | 02/14/08
The University of Washington’s Seattle campus has been chosen by the Corporation for National and Community Services for a President’s Higher Education Community Service award for programs that aid disadvantaged youths.
The Seattle Times | 01/20/08
For the second year in a row, the University of Washington tops the list of large colleges sending volunteers to the Peace Corps. This achievement shines as brightly as the university’s academic and research distinctions.
University Week | 01/10/08
The Central Branch Preschool was founded in 1968, the year Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered. You could help honor King by helping to repaint the school on Jan. 21, as part of the Day of Service in his name.
UW News | 12/06/07
Jeffrey Eaton, a senior at the UW, has been selected as a Marshall scholar, one of the highest awards available to college graduates in the U.S. He and fellow UW student Graham Griffiths were finalists in the competition, which awards full scholarships for graduate study in England to about 40 American students annually.
University Week | 11/29/0
University of Washington graduate student Peter Kithene has won $25,000 as a CNN Heroes honoree. Kithene, 25, was chosen one of six honorees out of 7,000 nominations sent in by CNN viewers in 93 countries.
The Daily | 10/02/07
Ever thought about playing an active role on campus, but haven’t found an outlet on top of a growing workload? From lending a hand to preschool children to traveling and learning about the world, the UW is brimming with a plethora of volunteer opportunities for the next generous Husky to take up the initiative.
University Week | 09/27/07
Last week the UW unveiled and dedicated a permanent exhibit honoring alumni who, as UW undergraduates, achieved prestigious recognition as Rhodes Scholars. Their accomplishments were recognized in remarks by President Mark Emmert, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Dean and Vice Provost Edward Taylor, and UW alum and Rhodes Scholar Bror Saxberg.
University Week | 09/27/07
Kiera Clarke, who earned a B.A. in Italian and minor in international studies at the UW in June, has received a scholarship worth as much as $300,000 for graduate studies.
Seattle PI | 08/23/07
Every once in awhile, Professor Jim Morrow teased his University of Washington math students by tossing out a truly advanced concept. The college kids were interested, yet most realized they wouldn’t be ready to tackle it for a few years. Except Nate Bottman.
University Week | 07/19/07
Kayanna Warren has traveled abroad and even lived a year in China. But this summer the UW alumna is seeing the continental United States from end to end in a biodiesel-fueled bus, both learning and teaching as she goes about environmentally friendly practices and Native American issues.
The Daily | 05/21/07
From the equality of women in Tanzania to the new Human Cytomegalovirus double-stranded RNA-binding proteins, students learned about a variety of topics at Friday’s Undergraduate Research Symposium in Mary Gates Hall.
The Daily | 05/18/07
Students and faculty will have a chance to learn about Cuban music since the fall of the Soviet Union, gender differences in engineering education and robots that detect wear in power cables, as Mary Gates Hall hosts the 10th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium today.
King 5 News | 05/13/07
He was orphaned as a child in his native Kenya. Now, a University of Washington senior is honoring mothers in his village by building and running a medical clinic. Lori Matsukawa talks with Peter Kithene.
University Week | 05/10/07
Katharine Liang, a UW senior, initially got interested in medical research to help her mom, who because of myopic degeneration and glaucoma is legally blind. Now a neurobiology major, Liang studies biomaterials, as they are providing solutions such as artificial lenses and retinal implants.
University Week | 05/10/07
For the people in a new performance at the UW, disrobing is more than taking off clothes. And though there won’t be any actual nudity in the show, there will be an exploration of the fears and blurred boundaries of young adulthood.
The Daily | 04/10/07
Last week, UW senior Alula Asfaw was named a 2007 Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient. The scholarship, worth $30,000, has a long application process, which Asfaw began last year.
UW Office of News and Information | 03/14/07
Teaching middle-school children during Alternative Spring Break changed Nimisha Ghosh Roy’s life. She realized she wants to be a teacher, that she wants to teach physics and Earth science to middle school kids.
The Daily | 02/21/07
With Spring Break less than a month away, UW students are eagerly looking forward to a week of promoting positive change in the greater Seattle area.
University Week | 01/18/07
When Charlene Reyes landed in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, it was her first time outside the three west-coast states. Since then, she’s encountered untold other firsts.
UAA’s Carlson Center helped with the curriculum for this service learning course.
The Daily | 01/16/07
More than 1,200 people from the UW community gave up their day off from work and school yesterday to serve the community as part of the UW’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
UNIVERSITY WEEK | 8.17.06
Nathan Kutz and Josh Proctor have worked, studied, traveled, published and even applied for a patent together in their roles as professor and student, boss and employee and principal investigator and student researcher …
P-I REPORTER | 05.24.06
"Three University of Washington seniors will pursue such ambitions when they move to the United Kingdom this fall as recipients of top university honors — the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge and Marshall scholarships, respectively…"
SEATTLE TIMES | 05.20.06
"A high-tech human exoskeleton powered by compressed air that could one day enable quadriplegics to walk…"
SEATTLE TIMES | 05.19.06
"Three seniors with unusual ambitions and talents who together have landed their school a rare honor…"
SEATTLE P-I | 03.29.06
Suzanne Jeneby went to Kenya on a whim as an undergraduate and never left emotionally …
THE DAILY | 02.08.06
Eliana Hechter never attended her senior prom. She never went to her high school’s homecoming game, and never sat through a high school English exam. Instead, she opted to go to the UW at the age of 14 — but her accomplishments don’t stop there …
THE DAILY | 01.17.06
Nine hundred students, staff, faculty and their families turned out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day the way King would have intended: serving their communities…
THE DAILY | 01.13.06
More than 800 students, faculty, staff and their families are expected to turn out for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday …
UWEEK | Thursday, May 12, 2005
This year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium will attract more than 500 participants — a growth of ten-fold in the program’s eight-year history …
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER | Saturday, June 12, 2004
Jennifer Lenhart graduates from the University of Washington today with the satisfaction of knowing that her research is influencing major international trade policies, with ripples
reaching the nation’s capital and the Third World ..
UWEEK | Thursday, May 13, 2004
Are small-scale stream restoration projects successful? What are the most efficient undergraduate business programs in the Pac-10? And by the way, how have novelty records affected British popular culture? Such questions and scores more ..
YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC | Thursday, March 25, 2004
Eduardo Torres reads his story aloud while University of Washington student Meryl Goodwin pounds away on the keyboard … The effort is part of a UW Pipeline Project, a program in which UW students use their spring break helping elementary students improve their literacy while learning about attending a university …
UWEEK | Thursday, April 10, 2003
First there was Dawn Hewett. Then came Matt Alexander and then there was a third, Jasmin Weaver. The three UW students were selected as Mitchell Scholars in three consecutive years — a sure sign that the University has become a major …