National Newsletter

Husky National – Fall 2018

Featured Stories

California Plain Shows Surprising Results from Prolonged Drought

Carrizo PlainA long-term UW study tracked how hundreds of species in this valley fared during the historic drought that struck California from 2012 to 2015. It shows surprising winners and losers, uncovering patterns that may be relevant for climate change. Go Inside the Research


From a Ranch in Montana to Medical School

Justin LahayeRanch life is unabashedly tough and unpredictable. The work is constant and some days, it’s a life-or-death struggle. UW School of Medicine student Justinn Lahaye hopes to give back to the communities where she grew up. Ride Along With Justinn


Arizona Husky’s Improbable Journey to Federal STEM Panel

Gabriela GonzalezThree years after arriving in the U.S. from Mexico Gabriela González, ‘92, was facing a precarious future. She was living on her own while attending high school. Her grades were good and she wanted to continue her education, but college seemed out of reach. Learn How She Succeeded


D.C. Husky Showcases the Road to Burning Man

Nora AtkinsonThe idea for an exhibition of the art created at Burning Man had been in Nora Atkinson’s, ’02, mind for years. In March 2018, she realized that idea and opened her exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. Travel the Road to Burning Man


Professor Explores Play and the “Science of Skateboarding”

Children skateboardingProfessor Kristen Missall is exploring how to strengthen learning in informal, play-based settings as part of a National Science Foundation-funded project to redesign an exhibit at the Iowa Children’s Museum. Find out how she Makes Science Radical



Portland Husky Business Network

Portland Skyline Nov. 13, 2018

This quarterly networking night is a great opportunity to connect with local Husky businesses. Learn More

Reception with President Cauce

UW President Ana Mari Cauce Jan. 28, 2018
Save the date for the upcoming reception with UW President Ana Maria Cauce in Portland, OR. Invites are coming soon.

Dawg Days in the Desert

Southern California Palm TreesMar. 18–20, 2019
Be sure to add UW’s signature event in the Coachella Valley to your calendar and be on the lookout for more info.

Apple Cup Viewing Party in D.C.

Husky Fan Nov. 23, 2018
On Nov. 23, the DC Dawgs and the WSU DC Cougs will co-host an Apple Cup viewing party for the 17th year in a row! Traditions include friendly trash talking, singing respective fight songs after touchdowns and fundraising for student scholarships. If you go to one viewing party this year, make it this one! D.C. Viewing Party Info


Alumni Spotlight

Jeff’s Corner

Jeff Adams HeadshotUWAA’s out-of-state trustee, Jeff Adams shares updates from across the country and reflects on a fall full of Husky activity from coast to coast. Head Down to Jeff’s Corner

Patti Taylor, ’96, is This Year’s Distinguished Alumni Veteran

DAVAShe was raised with the sense of duty, honor, sacrifice, service and selflessness. Beginning at age 5, Patti started learning the lessons taught by her grandmother and women from the community as they sat around a quilt frame during the Korean War. Read Her Story in Columns

With his Wife as Caddie, C.T. Pan Nearly Nabs First PGA Trophy

Pan Cheng Tsung and WifeThe top Husky on the PGA Tour fell just short of winning his first tournament, tying for second place in the Wyndham Championship, hosted in Greensboro, North Carolina. His wife was with him for every swing. Read About Love on The Links

Bobby Jones, ’06, Refuses to Stop

Bobby JonesHe grew up in Compton then played next to Brandon Roy and Nate Robinson at UW. He set an NBA record that will be hard to beat. And for the last eight years, he’s become a global ambassador of basketball. See The World With “Basketball Jones”


Did You Know?

UW has 1,104 President's Circle members in states outside of WA


Campus Connections

UW Named One of The Ten Best Universities in the World

Denny HallUW joins the company of Ivy League schools and the most select public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities of 2019 ranking, which evaluated 1,250 universities across 75 countries. Read About The Ranking


Your Guide to Secret Study Spots and Hidden Gems

Campus TourTake a walk around campus without ever leaving home. In this virtual tour, you’ll see lesser-known nooks and relaxation spots hiding in plain sight. Watch The Video


Life Sciences Building Opens Doors to Bring Problem-Solvers Together

Life Sciences BuildingNature is an interconnected web of life. UW’s new Life Sciences building captures that—promoting collaboration among scientists and students who are tackling our most pressing problems. Read The Story in Columns 

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