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Sea change

Seattle is reimagining and creating a living urban waterfront that ensures a healthy future for the city’s people, sea life, culture and economy. The UW has been part of the project from the start.

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A degree of

With a variety of programs for middle and high school students, the UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity helps reduce barriers and pave the way to higher education.

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Snow sleuths

UW Professor Jessica Lundquist is partnering with researchers around the country to answer a question crucial to regional water patterns: What happens to snow after it falls?

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A blood test developed by a UW-led research team can detect ‘toxic’ proteins long before symptoms emerge — possibly allowing earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

A researcher wearing a winter jacket inspects an ice core in a cold storage room.

Ice cores offer clues on dormant volcanoes

Non-erupting volcanoes leak a surprisingly high amount of sulfur-containing gases, according to a new UW-led study.

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Founders Hall native artwork
Foster School of Business

The art of Founders Hall

Native art installations and historic sculpture enhance the Pacific Northwest aesthetic of the Foster School of Business’s newest building.

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UW epidemiologist Kenneth Mugwanya
Public Health

Fighting the global HIV epidemic

UW epidemiologist Kenneth Mugwanya’s research has led him from studying which drugs can prevent HIV, to determining their safety, to understanding how to deliver them to people who need them.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

Honors & Awards

7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize