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How inequities hurt
our cities

Systemic racism and classism harm not only people but the Earth’s health and biodiversity, says UW Tacoma assistant professor Christopher Schell, lead author on a new review paper that calls on scientists to change their practices.

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Creative thinking

Thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the College of Arts & Sciences is teaching students from many disciplines — from math to social work — how to solve problems with an artist’s eye.

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A body in motion

When Louis Maliyam, ’21, came to the U.S. to study computer science, he never expected that he’d find a second passion — dance. He now brings its lessons of vulnerability and freedom into his work teaching others.

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In Memoriam

Remembering Bill Gates Sr.

With his unparalleled history of service to the University of Washington, Bill Gates Sr. made an enduring impact on our community, state and world.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

Forest fire landscape

Evans School interim dean receives grant to study ‘megafires’

The UW’s Alison Cullen leads a project team that will focus on fires that burn more than 100,000 acres and that, in the late summer of 2020, have wreaked havoc across the West. The simultaneous occurrence of such fires can strain firefighting resources and cause massive damage.

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coronavirus rendering

UW launching Husky Coronavirus Testing program, powered by the Seattle Flu Study

Students and employees at all three UW campuses can enroll in the UW’s testing program starting Sept. 24. The program will operate throughout the academic year and is focused on UW community members who will be at a campus or UW facility. Move-in testing for on-campus and Greek housing residents is also available.

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Pictured left to right: David Baker, a professor in the UW School of Medicine and director of the Institute for Protein Design, won the prize for life sciences, while a team of UW physics professors, including Eric Adelberger, Jens Gundlach and Blayne Heckel, earned the prize for fundamental physics.University of Washington
Honors and Awards

Four UW professors win 2021 Breakthrough Prize — so called ‘Oscars of Science’

The Breakthrough Prize recognizes groundbreaking achievements in the life sciences, fundamental physics and mathematics.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

32% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.