Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Alumni e-Newsletter


May 13, 2015

Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

UW undergraduates are driven to discover ways to make our big, complex world a better place. As they prepare to graduate, this rite of passage for them inspires hope in us.


May 12, 2015

Reflections and dreams of graduating seniors

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Drew Conley

An inspirational selection of graduating seniors share their memorable UW moments and their plans after June.


April 22, 2015

A passion for East Asian diplomacy

Audrey Lawrence

Influenced by his South Korean background and international experience, senior Benjamin Lee hopes that his research or future career in diplomacy may one day contribute to peace in the region.


December 29, 2014

6 high notes for Danny Shelton in 2014

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Husky football player Danny Shelton

Husky senior nose tackle Danny Shelton had a busy year in 2014. Both on and off the field, dedication to his academic studies and leadership on the football field reflect this Husky’s passion and drive.


Undergraduate robotics researcher returns to UW as assistant professor

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Sam Burden, '08, returns to UW as assistant professor

Sam Burden, ’08, started as a bored high school student in eastern Washington who wasn’t even planning on going to college to an incoming assistant professor in the University of Washington’s Electrical Engineering Department. Undergraduate research in robotics was key to Burden’s academic experience.


From the lab bench to the White House

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The road to the White House for UW graduate Jennifer Lee

When Jennifer Lee, ’06, came to the University of Washington, she expected to earn her bachelor’s degree and then a Ph.D. in a science-related discipline. She didn’t think she’d end up working at the White House.


December 26, 2014

Moving the opportunity needle

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Dream Project AWW Mentors & Mentees

In 2010, the Dream Project received a four-year, $972,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand, deepen and evaluate its program. That grant has concluded and the results are in. See what we’ve learned about the Dream Project impact and what’s in store for the program.


December 23, 2014

Looking at the future of global leadership

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Picture of Waseda University and UW

VIDEO — Watch how UW students and students from Waseda University in Tokyo learn across cultures to develop their leadership philosophies and principles, preparing themselves to create global change.


December 22, 2014

Life really does begin at 40

Deanna Duff

Portrait of David Olsen in the lab

As a child, David Olsen visited his grandfather’s Venezuelan health clinic during summer breaks. The elder doctor was a gifted internist who often volunteered his services to treat those in need. As Olsen swept the floors, he observed how one person can truly make a difference.


Message from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor

I taught a seminar fall quarter in which students examined leadership across cultures, traditions and countries. Students in my class were from all over the world and it reminded me that there is no single Husky story.



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