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Featured stories in the latest issue

Hometown health care

Wyatt Bowles, who grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho, is learning rural medicine at the UW so he can return home to practice.


The art of early engineering education

Four UW faculty members are inspiring the next generation of engineers through art and visual storytelling.


El Niño shows us the true face of climate change

The global climate pattern may be giving us a glimpse of what’s to come if climate change is not curtailed soon.