International Newsletter

Husky Global – Winter 2020

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Psychology graduate student Theodros Haile demonstrates BrainNet, a Tetris-like game developed at the UW

You made a difference last year!

As we enter the final year of the Be Boundless campaign, we’re celebrating the investment Huskies like you are making in the University of Washington. Watch a new video to see how generous donors fueled our teaching, research and impact. Then look back on major accomplishments from 2019 in a captivating photo essay. WATCH THE VIDEO / SEE THE PHOTOS

Group photo of UW Converge attendees

The Huskies take Taipei

The UW’s premier gathering of international alumni and friends headed to Taipei last November. It was another stellar year, bringing together Huskies from across the globe. Centered around a summit on artificial intelligence, UW Converge Taipei created a space for learning, connection and fun. Relive the excitement in our full wrap-up story. FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED

UW Rome Center exterior

Restoring Rome

Beloved by many, the UW’s Rome Center is undergoing a much needed restoration. The palatial 15th-century building with a 16th-century facade fronts a small cobblestone piazza in one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Now a three-year project is underway to update the structure to serve students and faculty for decades to come. ROAM TO ROME


Giant basketball looming over Shanghai skyline

Something big is coming to Shanghai

Start clearing your calendar and making your travel plans, UW Converge returns in November 2020 and this year it’s coming to Shanghai for the Pac-12 China Game. Be there to cheer on the Husky Men’s Basketball as they face off against Tulane!


Alumni Spotlight

Kyu "Q" Lee portrait

Q’s Corner

UWAA’s geographic trustee has lots to share about UW Converge Taipei 2019, new international alumni chapters and best wishes for the new year. Join him as he reflects on an exacting 2019 and looks forward to a 2020 packed with promise for UW’s international Husky community. READ HIS LETTER

Group photo of the Japan Huskies

Out and about around the Husky globe

Those Huskies sure do love the holidays. Catch up with a whole slew of festivities and gatherings hosted by our international alumni communities. From Halloween parties in Indonesia to the Holidays in Hong Kong, you won’t want to miss the excitement. READ THE LATEST

Crysti Zinan Chen

Prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship goes to alum

In December, Crysti (Zinan) Chen, ’15, received the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship. She will join 145 scholars from around the world at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where they will immerse themselves in Chinese culture and develop an in-depth understanding of China. FIND OUT MORE

Campus Connections

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Connect to campus through a book

Take your reading to the next level with the UW Alumni Book Club. This self-paced literary educational experience is designed with the eclectic reader in mind. The current selection is “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” by Lori Gottlieb. Every year, nearly 30 million Americans sit on a therapist’s couch—and some of these patients are therapists. GRAB YOUR COPY

K-pop group ACE dances in Red Square (Courtesy Seattle Times)

Student dance crew aces their moves

How does a UW student dance club bring a major name in K-pop to campus? As always, you just have to have the right friends. Find out how the UW’s THE KOMPANY ended up dancing with K-pop boy band A.C.E. in Red Square. FOLLOW THE BEAT

Portraits of six Fulbright scholars


Six Fulbright scholars join UW Department of Global Health

Campus welcomed six Fulbright scholars from Tunisia, Malawi, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Colombia. The Fulbright program provides prestigious grants that cover an academic year of living, studying and engaging with the community at U.S. universities. MEET THE SCHOLARS

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