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2020: The course

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  • Remembering Bill Gates, Sr.

    September 16, 2020

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    UAA's Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor reflects on the larger meaning of his first meeting with Bill Gates, Sr. in this remembrance and appreciation.

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  • Megan Kennedy named director of UW Resilience Lab

    July 31, 2020

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    Megan Kennedy, director of the UW Resilience Lab Undergraduate Academic Affairs is happy to share that Megan Kennedy was named director of the UW’s Resilience Lab in May. Kennedy has been connected to the Resilience Lab through multiple roles on campus that have all focused on student well-being. Since August, 2019, she served as interim…

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  • I am breathing, but I’m not OK

    June 10, 2020

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    Are you OK? People have been asking me, and I’ve been asking others. I appreciate the question and those asking. Please keep asking. The truth of the matter is that things are not OK. As I write this, I’m staying home because of COVID-19, and a citywide curfew resulting from threats of violence throughout our…

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  • The 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium moves online

    May 12, 2020

    On Friday, May 15, 2020, more than 850 undergraduates will participate in the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held online. When held in person, the UW’s Undergraduate Research Symposium is one of the largest in the country. This year’s online event is likely to follow suit. Student presenters represent all three University…

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  • Field report: Honors course explores whether national parks are in progress or peril

    April 22, 2020

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    This course will take students on an exciting two week field study to the three “wilderness jewels” of Washington state’s national parks, Mount Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades, and follow with class time in autumn quarter. Students should be comfortable hiking moderately strenuous trails almost every day of the trip, camping in remote locations, and…

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