National Newsletter

Husky National – Fall 2019

Featured Stories

Huskies@Work wants you!

Students at workWhether you’re rocking the 9 to 5 or blazing your own path, you’re perfect for Huskies@Work. We need alumni mentors just like you to share your experiences with current students, talk shop and inspire the next generation of Huskies. All it takes is a little time and a phone call. Make it work!

East Coast summer fun

group photoWe’re moving into fall but it’s always fun to look back. Summer is an exciting time for Husky communities on the East Coast. This year storied traditions and new opportunities came together at events in New York and D.C. View a wrap-up and photos on our website. Peek at the pics

No one is an island

working in the fieldWhen a graduate student from the University of the Virgin Islands lost her lab in back to back Category 5 hurricanes, UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer Julie Masura stepped in to make sure the loss didn’t spell the end of her research or derail her thesis. Explore cross-country connection

Engineers make waves in Hawaii

wave machineIn the near future, wave energy may be the best option to generate power for undersea scientific stations, drones and sensors. That’s why a team of engineers from the UW joined forces with a large group of partners including the University of Hawaii and the U.S. Navy to improve the technology. Dive Into the story

New methods for predicting drought in the South West

paw print in mudMost people in dry regions like California know El Niño influences rainfall but it’s not a perfect predictor. New research from the UW explores what conditions in the ocean and atmosphere lead to prolonged droughts. Absorb the information


Washington Warm Up Presented by Alaska Airlines at Stanford

Football with UW and Stanford logosSaturday, Oct. 5
When the Huskies head to Palo Alto to take on Stanford, get ready to cheer them to victory at the UW’s official pregame party. Don’t miss it! 
Bow Down!

Husky Headquarters at Arizona

the Hut bar in ArizonaSaturday, Oct. 12
Will you be at Arizona Stadium to watch the Huskies take on the Wildcats? Then The Hut is your purple and gold headquarters before kickoff. This tiki-themed bar is where it’s at!
See you there

Husky Basketball in Alaska

basketball playersFriday, Nov. 8
What better environment for a Husky than Alaska? Our men’s basketball team is mushing their way there this November for the 2019 Armed Forces Classic in Anchorage.
Join the Team


Alumni Spotlight

Leading the way for students

Zumeta EdmondThe College of Education profiles Rebecca Zumeta Edmond, ’04, co-director of the D.C. based National Center on Intensive Intervention. Her work supports interventions for students with severe learning and behavioral needs. See how she makes a difference

Making Reign out of Rainbows

Kat ChowAfter 5 years without a football match-up, UW played Hawai’i on Sept. 14. The weekend saw over a hundred Hawaii Huskies connected at gatherings, including a Rainier Vista tailgate. They enjoyed delicious food, a misty Seattle afternoon and a 52-20 UW victory.
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Campus Connections

A nationwide book club

Books in a libraryUWAA is helping Huskies take their reading to the next level. This fall, the UW Alumni Book Club launched as a partnership with UW Libraries. This virtual, self-paced literary educational experience is designed for the eclectic reader and is open to Huskies around the world. Join the Club

Strong showing in new rankings

Suzzallo LibraryThe UW scored top spots on major rankings this summer, including No. 3 and No. 4 among peers in the Academic Ranking of World Universities and by Times Higher Education respectively. It also climbed two spots to No. 5 on Kiplinger’s list of best values among public universities. Read the latest

Save the date for W Day! 

Husky bandIt’s almost time for W Day. On Friday, October 18 the community-wide celebration of the UW’s birthday and Homecoming returns. There will be events and activities all over campus. For Huskies outside of Seattle, remember to wear your best purple and gold gear and help spread UW pride. W Day on the web

Finding lost voices

JazmenBefore joining the UW’s multicultural education program, doctoral student Jazmen Moore was an English language arts teacher and a spoken word coach in Chicago. Now she explores what it means to create learning spaces where young people of color can tell their stories. Find out what she has to say

New UW Medicine PA programs coming to Hawaii

video play buttonStudents interested in the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program may soon be able to complete their degree in Hawaii. A report from KITV4 Island News has all the details.
Watch the video

Keep Connected to UW!