Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

Some coral reefs thrive at the darkest depths of the ocean. To understand how, Assistant Professor Jacqueline Padilla-Gamino is going beyond where most divers can go.  

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The surprising history of musical theater

At the UW School of Drama, Seattle theater legend David Armstrong teaches the history of Broadway musicals — and of the immigrant, LGBTQ, Jewish and African American creatives who shaped this American institution.

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Costumes with a story to tell

School of Drama graduate student in costume design, Chanté Hamann, tells the stories of vintage costumes.

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Solar-powered passion

UW Solar helps civil and environmental engineering students like Alex Ratcliff, ’19, get hands-on experience with increasing sustainability on our campuses and beyond.

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Igniting a passion

For the UW SARP team, it really is rocket science.

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The trouble with sympathy

A Germanics course explores how sympathy can be used for good but can also serve a darker purpose.

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Waging war in cyberspace

A doctoral student explains how one online hacker can be more powerful than 10,000 soldiers.

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Playing with fire

With ingenuity and perseverance, faculty and staff built the UW glass program one kiln at a time.

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Dedicated to the UW’s top dawg

Dubs II has big paws to fill as successor to UW mascot Dubs. Anne-Lise Nilsen, '14, is making sure he's prepared.

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Destined to dance

Through dance, Cheryl Delostrinos, '13, promotes equity and social justice — and the joy of movement.

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A mentoring mastermind

With Hey Mentor, an online mentoring program, Kevin Truong, '16, is helping students prepare for college.

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The path to healing

Srinya Julie Sukrachan overcame many hurdles on her way to becoming a nurse. Now she's using her UW degree to serve others.

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Strength in community

Hayden Campbell, a graduate student in urban planning, is building on his UW education to help create more equitable spaces on campus — and in the city.

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Curating the future

At the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, curatorial interns get hands-on preparation for careers in the art world — and roles in the community.

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Building bridges

From a small Washington town to one of the world's largest cities, Caleb Huffman is on a quest to connect with others — and expand his own perspective in the process.

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Informatics team elevates Airlift Northwest’s use of technology

With an innovative new app, iSchool students are helping connect emergency responders to mission-critical data in the field.

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Meal Matchup

Human Centered Design & Engineering students are reducing food waste and serving the community with a website that connects UW dining halls to local homeless shelters.

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The paper protector

At the Henry Art Gallery and University Libraries, Claire Kenny helps preserve the legacies of master artists past and present.

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Fighting dementia with data

Porsche Everson was looking to improve her career trajectory by earning a Certificate in Data Visualization. But she didn’t foresee using her new skills to help increase awareness of the risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Changing the lives of older adults

Jennifer Jones has twice been able to make a career transformation through a UW certificate program. Now she’s using what she learned in both programs to make a difference in the lives of the elderly.

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The power of an image

Purnima Bhaskaran wanted to take a deeper look at life, and the Certificate in Photography gave her the opportunity to see the world — and her career— in a new way.

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Staying afloat

In the Peruvian Amazon, a team of UW and local researchers are working with a floating village community to improve health and well-being.

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Journey behind bars to aid in prisoners’ learning

Dr. Holly Barker and Burke Museum's Oceania collections assist with University Beyond Bars classroom learning.

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Spurred to succeed

Inspired by her Montana ranching roots, UW School of Medicine student Justinn Lahaye is working toward a career serving patients in rural communities.

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Fostering brotherhood abroad

Study abroad can be life-changing, but it can also seem largely inaccessible to young men of color. The UW Brotherhood Initiative is working to open the door.

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