Together We Will
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UW Wind Ensemble plays on

How do the UW’s finest wind and percussion players find meaningful ways to pursue their art during a pandemic? They start by exploring improvisation, technology and composition.

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Finding aid across language barriers

COVID-19 has hurt small businesses, but assistance is out of reach for those not fluent in English. Selam Misgano, ’10, manager of the Othello–UW Commons in Southeast Seattle, is helping bridge the language gap.

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Navigating COVID-19 resources for entrepreneurs

Nonprofits and entrepreneurs are navigating a sea of pandemic-related details and regulations. UW Law’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic created a comprehensive COVID-19 Resource List to help.

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Liam Malpass


Nursing education on the front lines

UW School of Nursing graduate students like Liam Malpass, D.N.P. ’21, are getting a real-world education with Public Health–Seattle & King County, volunteering on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Small children, big questions

People of all ages have questions about loneliness, death and uncertainty. The UW Center for Philosophy for Children is helping families talk about them together.

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UW education experts on how COVID-19 impacts schools

Educators from the UW’s Leadership for Learning (Ed.D.) program discuss disrupted school systems, strategies for adapting and the importance of equity.

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Grad students put their public-health expertise to work

UW epidemiology students on the Student Epidemic Action Leaders (SEAL) Team are using their skills and training to help with Washington state’s COVID-19 testing, case contacts and more.

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Refugee artisans create PPE for health-care workers

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, a clinical pharmacist with a UW certificate in fashion design, and her Refugee Artisan Initiative are
making thousands of masks and shields to protect health-care workers.

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Foster students provide leadership in COVID-19 response

Two Technology Management MBA students are playing leading roles in the local response to COVID-19: managing a quarantine site for patients who are homeless, and leading data management for the state’s COVID-19 response team.

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UW nursing students volunteer for the front lines

During National Nurses Week and year-round, we’re grateful for the crucial work of nurses. UW School of Nursing students are finding ways to gain experience and aid in the COVID-19 response.

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Grad students serve up help at UW Food Pantry

As the pandemic has increased food insecurity and a shortage of food bank volunteers, UW graduate students are helping to ensure that Huskies don’t go hungry.

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Protecting vulnerable seniors

Infectious-disease experts from UW Medicine and Global Health are volunteering at senior facilities where COVID-19 has been detected, helping with on-site testing and prevention.

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UW Together: Haring Center hosts child care for UW Medical staff

The UW’s Haring Center for Inclusive Education has worked quickly to provide quality emergency child care for medical personnel — supporting critical staff on the frontlines of the pandemic.

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Alumni launch campaign to support small business

The Pledge 1200 campaign encourages Americans to spend stimulus checks at small businesses. Its co-founders include a trio of Foster School alums who wanted to make a difference in their communities.

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Interdisciplinary innovation for PPE production

UW Medicine, Engineering, Allen School, GIX and Design that Matters are joining forces to make personal protective equipment for health-care workers.

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U-District restaurants band together to support COVID-19 response

Up and down the Ave, local businesses are joining with the community to raise money for critical protective equipment and provide meals for health-care workers.

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With their season cut short, skiers donate protective gear

UW medical student and avid skier Aaron Robertson may be missing the slopes, but he’s making a difference — helping get ski goggles to doctors in need of protective eyewear.

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Young scholars make it easy to track COVID-19 locally

Two 16-year-old students at the UW’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars launched a tool that texts daily COVID-19 updates, localized based on your area code. Their next project: a mobile screening tool.

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Husky community rallies to support COVID-19 response

A broad network of Huskies has jumped into action to support health-care workers and the whole community in a time of need.

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UW alums harness biz to send health-care workers ‘bits of buzz’

Chocolatiers Sam Tanner, ’16, and Peter Keckemet, ’16 — and their customers — are partnering to ship cases of chocolate to health-care workers across the country.

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Fashion designer sources surgical masks from around the globe

In less than a week, Luly Yang, ’90, sourced 20,000 surgical masks for hospitals in need — and she’s on a quest to track down hundreds of thousands more.
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UW scientists rally together to process tests

UW Medicine produced its own COVID-19 tests to make up for the national shortage, but it ran into another challenge: processing them. An outpouring of UW scientists stepped up to help — from lab techs to postdocs to graduate students.

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Feeding families in need

When restaurants were shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, chef Melissa Miranda, ’07, knew she could make a difference. She began using her restaurant’s kitchen to make meals for kids and families in need.

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UW astronomer sets sights on medical supplies

When Julianne Dalcanton, chair of the UW Astronomy Department, saw health-care workers facing a shortage of protective equipment, she set about tracking down hundreds of masks to donate.

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