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Featured stories in the latest issue

Better together

The UW’s Haring Center is helping schools mainstream special education, and all students benefit.


Biodegradable plastics compostable in your backyard

A team led by UW researchers developed new bioplastics that break down in a compost bin as fast as a banana peel.


Poetry for the moon

Inspired by an Intro to Astronomy class at the UW, Patricia Clark, ’74, composed a poem for a special lunar mission. It will travel to the moon aboard a spaceflight in 2024.