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Welcome from the Dean

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How our students and alumni got from here to there involved a mixture of knowledge and acumen, maybe a bit of luck, and almost always plain old grit and determination. We should all have moments where we are faced with a challenge and say, “Let’s do this.” Each individual in this e-newsletter has experienced a turning point. Read about them and reflect on the turning points you’ve experienced in 2013 and what your hopes are for the new year.

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In the Spotlight

Helping the home team from the dugout

Oscar Castro and Russell WilsonSeattleites are busy rooting for the Seahawks these days but baseball season is only a few months away. Read about UW alum Oscar Castro, Jr. working as a Mariners bat boy and start to look forward to the "boys of summer." Spring training—and new beginnings—are just around the corner.

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Innovative Robinson Center alumni inspire students

Christina ChanRobinson Center alumni who have started companies—supported by an $800,000 Kickstarter campaign, self-funded, and funded by angel investors—energized students to appreciate that today’s studying can blossom into tomorrow’s business opportunity. Students crowded together for Startups & Entrepreneurs—the third-annual Robinson Center Alumni Speaker Series.

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Novel gift inspired by books

Roman CamardaIf you were a college student with a love of reading and some unexpected cash in your pocket, what would you buy? Roman Camarda, ’13, had $75 to put toward whatever books he wanted. As he considered what he wanted to read, he realized that never before had he been able to spend money on multiple books that weren’t textbooks for a class.

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There's no one way to be a Husky

Riabelle VivasNearly 30,000 undergraduates at the UW means 30,000 individual ways to be a Husky. The UW offers students countless opportunities to bring their academics beyond the classroom, grow as leaders, contribute to research, become global citizens, and serve our communities near and far. Learn about some particularly meaningful student experiences.

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W in a dusting of snowJust in time: Make a year-end gift

It's not too late to make an end-of-year contribution to Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Make a difference in the lives of undergraduates and end your year on an undoubtedly good note by giving to Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

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In case you missed it

UW Holiday Greeting

Each and every year, Huskies in Seattle and around the globe make an impact—whether it is through research, volunteering, education, creative expression or countless other ways.

To reflect on 2013, we asked you—the University of Washington community—to share what made the year memorable.

See some great Husky moments and share your own in this holiday greeting!

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New students form big W for class photo

The first class photo at the new Husky Stadium took place on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Freshmen and first-year transfer students stood in the shape of a "W" from one 10 yard line to another and smiled for the camera.

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UAA Alumni

What are you doing now? How have your undergraduate experiences impacted your current work? Tell us about it by emailing UAAalum@uw.edu.

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.