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• Welcome from the Dean
• In the Spotlight
• In Memoriam
• Spring Events 
• In Case You Missed It
• Show Your Husky Pride

Welcome from the Dean


Ed Taylor 200x200In this e-newsletter, I’m happy to share with you stories of the UW undergraduate experience. These students are doing more than making sure they get the right classes to complete their majors. They are taking a deep dive into the UW and availing themselves of as many opportunities as they can while they’re here. By doing so, they are preparing to make their unique contributions to our communities.

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In the Spotlight

Entrepreneur Kirsten Rogers aims to take a bite out of cancer

Kirsten Rogers with fatherImagine if a loved one was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo brutal treatments of chemotherapy. Read about UW alum Kirsten Rogers, who not only sprung into action to care for her father, she started a small business to address a gaping need for chemo patients.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to the UW

Justice Sotomayor laughing with UW studentsU.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited the University of Washington earlier this year. Provost Ana Mari Cauce interviewed Justice Sotomayor, asking questions submitted by students. The audience learned about the Justice’s formative experiences that shaped her into who she is today.

Relive the event through video, photos, and links to media stories >


Honors students discover the world, themselves

Emily in Sahara DesertStudents at UW achieve incredible individual accomplishments and successes. But part of a good education is becoming aware that no man is an island. Learn how these five honors students discovered the world and just how interconnected and global our lives truly are. 

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UW collaboration and discovery on display at Undergraduate Research Symposium

2013 Undergraduate Research SymposiumThink of it as the country's largest "show and tell" for undergraduate research. More than 1,100 undergraduate researchers will present their work and contributions to the innovative and groundbreaking research happening at UW.

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Discover the impact of student service and leadership at the Spring Celebration

Spring CelebrationIn one year, UW students volunteer the equivalent of 53 years. That deserves just a tiny bit of recognition. The Spring Celebration will be held May 20 at the HUB on the Seattle campus, and you are invited!  

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Dream Project freshmen reflect on year 1 at the UW

Oscar AlejandreStudents in the Dream Project overcome incredible obstacles to attend college, but the challenges—and rewards—don’t end once they step foot on campus. Three Dream Project students describe the edifying transition from high schooler to first-generation college student.

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Eliana HechterIn Memoriam

Eliana Hechter was a incredibly talented academic who graduated from the UW at the age of 18 and was the second-youngest person ever to receive a Rhodes Scholarship.

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Spring Events 

Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 16, 2104 | 11 a.m.

Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership
May 20, 2014 | 3 p.m.

UW’s 139th Annual Commencement
June 14, 2014 | 1:30 p.m.


In Case You Missed It

UW students to explore far reaches of the globe by means of unusual fellowship.

LeAnne Wiles, associate director in First Year Programs, receives Distinguished Staff Award.

Undergraduate creates device to help diagnose cancer.

What will your new baby look like as an adult? UW develops software that answers just that. 

UW's planned skyscraper, second-tallest in Seattle, will generate $4 million annually.


Show Your Husky Pride

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Show your UW pride on your ride with the new, purple University of Washington license plates. With a portion of every purchase going directly toward academic scholarships, it’s a great way to give back.

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UAA Programs & Initiatives

Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center * Center for Learning & Undergrad Enrichment * Dream Project * First Year Programs * Jumpstart * Global Opportunities * Mary Gates Endowment * Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards * Office of Educational Assessment * Pipeline Project * Robinson Center for Young Scholars * Teaching Academy * Undergraduate Advising * Undergraduate Research Program * University Honors Program

About this e-Newsletter

This newsletter is produced by Undergraduate Academic Affairs to keep UAA alumni and friends connected to the diverse and inspiring undergraduate community at the University of Washington.