National Newsletter

Husky National – Winter 2020

Featured Stories

You made a difference last year!

Gene Sequencing Photo-illustration

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

A triumphant send-off!

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The Huskies ended their football season with a resounding 38-7 victory over the Boise State Broncos at the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl. The ensuing celebration was all the more poignant since it marked the end of the Chris Petersen’s tenure as head football coach. Now we’re saying thanks to Coach Pete in a special video. SEE THE REPLAY

Plea for the planet

Jim Anderson Portrait

2019 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus (ASLD), Jim Anderson, ’66, spent his career as a Harvard professor searching for minuscule traces of chemicals that damage Earth’s climate systems. His research led to a worldwide ban on ozone depleting chemicals and now he’s urging divestment in fossil fuels. READ ABOUT JIM / 2020 ASLD NOMINATIONS


Husky Days in the Bay

Golden Gate Illustration
Good news for Huskies in Northern California, Husky Days in the Bay is back Feb. 8–10. Be sure to mark your calendar and keep an eye out for more details. A full list of events and venues is coming soon.

Dawg Days in the Desert

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It’s time once again for our signature series of events in the Coachella Valley. Festivities run March 14–19 and include both theDesert Scholarship Luncheon and Chow Down to Washington.

Alumni Spotlight

Grammar Girl to the rescue

Grammar Girl illustration

If you’ve ever been stumped by a sticky bit of the English language, there’s a good chance you turned to the Grammar Girl for help. Did you know the person offering you that sage advice was none other than Nevada Husky Mignon Fogarty, ’90? READ OUR Q&A

New partnership, new traditions

adidas football gloves

UWAA members in Portland have always been passionate about Husky gear. This year, they had a new venue where they could snag latest creations at 50-percent off. The first ever member night at adidas took place in September and celebrated the partnership between the University and the sports company. SEE THE PHOTOS / BECOME A MEMBER

Coaching hoops and hopes

Charli Turner Thorne portrait

During her time playing for the Stanford University women’s basketball team, Charli Turner Thorne, ‘90, developed a keen interest in helping other athletes perform their best. Now, she is the head coach of the Arizona State University women’s basketball team and the winningest coach in program history. READ OUR STORY

Making waves

Andrea Reister Makes portrait

D.C. Husky Andrea Reister, ’80, made history when she became the first female chief engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station in Keyport, WA. She reflects on a distinguished career and what it meant to be not only the lone woman in the room but often the only woman on the entire ship. READ THE NAVY’S STORY

Paying forward second chances

Shon Hopwood portrait

Shon Hopwood, ’14, has a remarkable story. Before arriving at the UW School of Law, he spent more than a decade in prison for five armed bank robberies. Now he’s a professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he explores what mercy and rehabilitation in the criminal justice system might look like. EXPLORE HIS IDEAS

Lifting up the teaching of Native American history and culture

Alison Martin

Alison Martin, ’19, a recent graduate of the University of Washington’s curriculum and instruction program, participated in a prestigious teacher-in-residence program this past summer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. READ OUR PROFILE

Campus Connections

Connect to campus through a book

Maybe you should talk to someone conver

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

Ancient history gets a new home

Mammoth skeleton

Washington’s oldest museum gets a new home and a bold new approach — an open design that puts both artifacts and researchers on display. TAKE A TOUR

Take a majestic journey to Slovenia

Slovenia landscape with lake and church

No matter where you live, traveling with Huskies is one of the best ways to see the world. Join UWAA tours for an enchanting trip to Slovenia. Tucked between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia, this small country has it all: cosmopolitan cities, shimmering lakes, Alpine mountains and great swaths of forestland. VIEW THE ITINERARY / SEE OTHER TOURS

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