Undergraduate Academic Affairs


June 18, 2019

An education road trip around Washington state

Ed Taylor and Thaisa Way

Group picture of new faculty members

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 careers in Seattle, Tacoma, Yakima or Bothell. What we have in common is that this week we will board a bus and travel together across the state…

June 17, 2019

Two UW students selected as Udall Scholars

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Juniors Helen Ganahl and Cece Hoffman have been selected as Udall scholars, joining 53 other students from around the country for the competitive award.  This year’s cohort was selected from more than 400 nominees. Udall Scholarships are offered in three categories: those pursuing careers in the environment, Native American healthcare or tribal policy. Udall scholar…

June 3, 2019

2019 UAA staff awardees announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Congratulations to the 2018-19 Undergraduate Academic Affairs staff recognition and distinguished partner awardees. Selected for their dedication to supporting UAA’s mission of creating innovative academic experiences for undergraduates, these 14 staff members made an indelible impact on the UW’s students, faculty, staff and community. And the awardees are… Award for Excellence • Debbie McGhee, research…

May 23, 2019

Othello: A speech by Samia Ali

Bryan Nakata

Samia Ali posing on the University of Washington campus.

On January 16, 2019, Samia Ali, ’21, delivered a powerful speech during the opening celebration for the Othello-UW Commons, a multi-functional partnership space in Southeast Seattle’s Othello neighborhood. Ali’s speech details her experience growing up in the area for 11 years, from the vibrant people who live there to the spaces she holds sacred. This video uses parts of…

May 20, 2019

Spring Celebration showcases Huskies’ dedication to service and leadership

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student stands in front of her poster and explains her research

University of Washington students’ dedication to community engagement and leadership will be recognized at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership on May 21 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Husky Union Building (HUB) on the UW Seattle campus. The annual event showcases UW undergraduates who serve and lead in their communities, both on…

May 16, 2019

Undergraduates to present research spanning academic disciplines on May 17, 2019

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Mary Gates Hall Commons during the Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Symposium runs from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on the UW Seattle campus. Students will present their research in poster, oral and performing arts sessions in Mary Gates Hall and Johnson Hall, and in a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library (see event details below). UW Regent Constance Rice, Provost Mark Richards and…

May 1, 2019

Two UW students honored by Goldwater Foundation

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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The Goldwater Foundation honored two University of Washington students this year. Selected from 1,223 nominees from across the country, undergraduates Chris Moore and Irika Sinha were named Goldwater Scholars.

April 30, 2019

Teaching across borders to become a better doctor

Tammy Tarhini

Photo of Tammy Tarhini

Tammy Tarhini, ’17, graduated knowing she wanted to be a doctor and work with Arabic speaking populations. However, she decided to spend the year before medical school on a Fulbright Fellowship as an English teaching assistant in Berlin, Germany. The question she’s most frequently asked is, “You want to be teacher?” Nope. Here’s why she’s confident that teaching English will make her a better physician.

April 19, 2019

UW alumna Sneha Indrajit selected as scholar for China’s Yenching Academy

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Photo of Sneja Indrajit in Suzzallo Library.

University of Washington alumna Sneha Indrajit, ’18, was recently selected for the competitive Yenching Academy Scholars program at Peking University. Indrajit earned her degree with honors in international studies and is one of approximately 125 scholars from around the world selected to be in their 2019-20 cohort. The opportunity to join the Yenching Academy is…

March 18, 2019

Academic Support Programs makes Rome its classroom

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Student taking pictures in the Roman Forum.

This fall, 11 University of Washington students piloted a unique UW study abroad program during early fall start. With Rome as its classroom, the course explored questions of identity and immigration in post-colonial Italy and the U.S. This curriculum was designed to help students return to the UW with an even stronger set of skills, helping them succeed at the UW and beyond.

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