Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Research as a platform for change

Hugo Pontes shares his journey from arriving in the states to sharing his research with members of Congress.

A watershed moment for inspiration

After witnessing the effects of weather and climate on the fishing industry, Jane Harrell, '19, knew she wanted to study atmospheric sciences.

Teaching across borders to become a better doctor

Tammy Tarhini writes about her year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Berlin, Germany.


  • Resilience Lab announces 2019 seed grant recipients

    July 10, 2019

    The University of Washington Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund have joined together to award 20 grants to UW projects designed to cultivate sustainability, compassion and resiliency; to engage hardships, setbacks and failures with empathy and vulnerability; to foster connectedness, belonging and community; and to embrace both common humanity and diversity within the human…

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  • Research as a platform for change

    June 19, 2019

    Rising senior Hugo Pontes recently presented his research at the Council on Undergraduate Research's Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington, D.C. Here, Hugo shares his journey from arriving in the states not speaking English to sharing his research and story with members of Congress.   Hugo presented his research to members of Congress at…

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  • An education road trip around Washington state

    June 18, 2019

    Group picture of new faculty members

    Fresh off of graduation ceremonies, but before next year’s classes are fully prepped, new faculty and librarians from the University of Washington will take to the road. Some of our fellow travelers will be new to Washington, unsure of what to expect. Others grew up here and studied elsewhere only to return to begin their…

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