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.
School of Art e-news | Winter-Summer 2012
Levi Higgs is an honors student and a student leader in the School of Art. How did a young man who grew up in Wyoming come to the University of Washington to study art history and discover his true passion while in Rome?
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.
King 5 News | 4/27/11
It’s never too late to turn your life around. One Tacoma native learned that through hard times. Brandon Stogsdill shares how he turned from a teen criminal to now a teen counselor with Sound Mental Health. Stogsdill is a Mary Gates Leadership Scholar alum.
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.
Columns Magazine | June 2010
Interview with 2002 grad and Mary Gates Scholar Max Hunter. Pursuing a career in academia—first at Harvard and now as a UW Ph.D. student and teaching fellow at Seattle Pacific University—Hunter has, of late, begun sharing his story. He recently gave a talk in the Veterans of Intercommunal Violence series at UW’s Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue, and is working on a pair of books.
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.
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.
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 | 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.
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 | 1/14/10
Mary Gates Scholar and UW alumna Rose Thornton has a goal. She wants “to communicate the ideals and practices of urban sustainability.” All she had to figure out was how to do it. The answer seemed obvious: reality TV.
KOMO News | 11/3/09
As a child in Kenya, UW alumnus Peter Kithene saw what happens when there is no health care or medicine for miles. It appears the tragedy left a heavy impression on Kithene. The orphaned boy is now a man on a mission, opening medical clinics in remote villages. Kithene is a Mary Gates Leadership Scholar, Munro Public Service Award recipient, and Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Awardee.
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.
NBC Nightly News | 7/14/09
NBC Nightly News interviews the UW’s Dr. Roger Rosenblatt and medical students Brian Rezvani and Meghan O’Connell about the current shortage of primary care doctors. Rezvani is a Mary Gates Scholar.
The Daily | 7/7/09
Story about Seattle’s all-ages music scene highlights the Vera Project, started by Mary Gates Scholars James Keblas and Shannon Stewart. Honors student and musician April Nishimura quoted.
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.
University Week | 04/03/08
Alice Gosti loves airports. So it makes a certain sense, perhaps, that as a dancer she would she would want to perform in them.
UW News| 12/07/07
University of Washington graduate student Peter Kithene has won $25,000 as a CNN Heroes Honoree. Kithene, 25, was chosen as one of six honorees out of 7,000 nominations sent in by CNN viewers in 93 countries.
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.
King 5 News | 06/18/07
Parkour is taking Seattle and the country by storm. The sport is part running, part jumping, and part climbing; and it’s definately turning heads. KING 5’s Lori Matsukawa reports
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
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.
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 CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION | 03.24.06
Mary Gates Endowment Research Scholar Monty Read featured for his lifesuit. He started with scrap metal, but his goal is to computerize and refine the device, and, ultimately, to change paralyzed people’s expectations of their own mobility. His project has been his passion during a remarkable shift in his own fortunes …
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 …