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A burning need

In the aftermath of wildfires, UW researchers conduct vital reconnaissance missions to identify lingering natural hazards that can affect both communities and the environment.

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Death Dodger

Taking risks was second nature for Albert Scott Crossfield, ’49, ’50. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.

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As the first Presidential Scholarship recipients finish their time at the UW, they share favorite moments and future plans.

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Speeding up the science

Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson lost their daughter to an uncommon form of cancer. Their philanthropy aims to expand research and bring hope to patients and their families.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

This photo of sea ice on the Wandel Sea north of Greenland was taken Aug. 16, 2020, from the German icebreaker Polarstern, which passed through the area as part of the year-long MOSAiC Expedition. This area used to remain fully covered in ice throughout the year. Satellite images show that Aug. 14, 2020, was a record low sea ice concentration for this region, at 50%.Felix Linhardt/Kiel University

Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change

The region north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic has been termed the Last Ice Area, where sea ice will remain the longest in summertime, providing a refuge for ice-dependent Arctic species. But conditions last summer show that parts of this region are already experiencing less summer ice due to climate change.

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Arts & Sciences

Dianne Harris named dean of UW College of Arts & Sciences

Harris currently is a senior program officer in The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Higher Learning program. Prior to that, she was dean of the College of Humanities and a history professor at the University of Utah.

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UW announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees

The University of Washington will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn quarter. The UW recently announced that all students must also be vaccinated before fall classes begin.

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Fast Facts


There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

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7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize