Out and About around the Husky Globe: Summer 2019


Thailand Huskies Host Provost

Sneha Indrajit

University of Washington Provost Mark Richards, who joined the UW last year, traveled to Asia in April with Jeffrey Riedinger, UW’s vice provost for global affairs. During their visit to Bangkok, they attended a reception hosted by the Thailand Huskies and outgoing Thailand Huskies’ President, Boon Chaya, ’78. They also made stops in China, meeting with Huskies and helping further UW’s partnerships with universities across the region.


Alumna Joins Yenching Academy Scholars

Sneha Indrajit

Sneha Indrajit, ’18, was recently selected for the competitive Yenching Academy Scholars program at Peking University. Indrajit earned her degree with honors in international studies and is one of approximately 125 scholars from around the world selected to be in their 2019-20 cohort. The opportunity to join the Yenching Academy is competitive. Only six scholars came from U.S. public universities in last year’s cohort, including two University of Washington alumni. You can learn more here.


Remembering David Thouless

David Thouless

David James Thouless, Nobel laureate and a professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6, 2019. He was 84 years old. Thouless was a theoretical physicist whose most well-known work focused on the properties of matter in extremely thin layers. His research explained the behavior of matter in some of its most unusual states — including superfluidity and superconductivity. For these efforts, in 2016 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with his collaborator J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University and F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University. Read the full obituary.