Office of Global Affairs


December 15, 2015

Biology professor advocates for Argentine penguins

Borboroglu and Boersma

The legislature for Chubut province in Argentina has established a new marine protected area off Punta Tombo, which would help preserve the feeding grounds for about 500,000 Magellanic penguins that make their home along this rocky stretch of Argentine coast. University of Washington biology affiliate associate professor Pablo Garcia Borboroglu says, “This new [marine protected area]…

August 7, 2014

UW expert and international colleagues assess risks to global penguin populations

Penguin with two chicks

In the current issue of Conservation Biology, UW Professor Dee Boersma and colleagues around the world outline risks to world penguin populations and urge stakeholders to take action to protect the species. Professor Boersma also directs the UW Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels. Read more from UW Today…

April 3, 2014

Graduate students partner with Peruvian community to build gardens

Landscape architecture student helps residents with design

In poor communities outside Lima, Peru, green space is limited and fresh food is scarce. An interdisciplinary group of UW professors and graduate students aimed to bring change to one community by supporting residents in constructing and cultivating household gardens. Read more from NewsBeat of UW Health Sciences and watch a video about the project…

March 12, 2014

Cross-cultural study examines kids’ understanding of intellectual property

Kristina Olson

Children from the US, China and Mexico participated in a recently-published study by University of Washington researcher Kristina Olson and colleagues from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. The group examined children’s reactions to a video where puppets make their own drawing or copy a friend’s drawing. Despite cultural differences, 5 and 6 year-old children from all…

March 3, 2014

Tribal leader to receive Odegaard Award

The 2014 Charles E. Odegaard Award will honor Denny Hurtado, a Skykomish tribal leader whose leadership has positively impacted the K-12 education system and the University of Washington. Together with the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) Advisory Committee, Hurtado is working to build a longhouse on the UW campus. Read more at UW Today…

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