UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs E-news
October 2010

Welcome from the Dean

Dean Ed Taylor
Dean Ed Taylor

Over the summer, Cathy Beyer, a researcher in the Office of Educational Assessment, and I began working on a list of things all UW undergraduates should experience. It shapes our work and encompasses an undergraduate experience that Undergraduate Academic Affairs is uniquely poised to steward. Perhaps as you reflect on your years as a UW undergraduate, you’ll recognize your own experiences within the list. More...

In the Spotlight

Bonderman alum Gerick Bergsma

Slideshow: Celebrating 15 Years
of Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Hear what Bonderman Fellow alumni like Gerick Bergsma, '00, (at right), have to say about their experiences in this audio slideshow produced for the 15th anniversary of the fellowships and learn about the 2010 Bonderman Travel Fellows. More...

Jasmin Weaver & Noah Purcell

Where Are They Now? Catch Up with
Jasmin Weaver & Noah Purcell
Jasmin Weaver, ’02, and Noah Purcell, ’02, recently moved back to Seattle after living and working in Boston and D.C. Find out what these Mary Gates Scholars have been up to since graduation and how their UW experiences led them to where they are today. More...

Ran Hennes

In Memoriam: Randolph 'Ran' Hennes
Randolph “Ran” Hennes, the beloved faculty, friend and former associate director of the Honors Program is remembered by alumni, faculty and friends. More...

Allysa Lamb
Vi Nhan

Going Global: Scholarships
Offer Worldly Lessons
The UW’s recent success in Fulbright Fellows got us wondering about alumni who received a national scholarship or fellowship that had an international component. We contacted three award recipients to learn about their experiences then and what they are doing now. More...

UW Common Book

2010-11 UW Common Book: You are Never Where You Are (A Collection of Poetry)
The University of Washington is likely the only university to challenge students with a collection of poems for its common reading program.

UAA in the News

Record-setting alumni, Pipeline Project expansion, an unusual book for a road trip and more! See who's making news in UAA.

UAA Alumnotes

What’s new with you? Where are you living and working? What are you doing and accomplishing? What contributions are you making to your community? We want to know! Drop us a line at UAAalum@uw.edu and share your news. We’ll publish them in a new UAA Alumnotes section of this E-newsletter coming in spring.

Want to Join the UAA Dean's Club?
A private reception will be held in January, hosted by Dean Ed Taylor, for donors who have given $1,000 or more to any area of UAA between July 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2010. If you’d like to be a part of the Dean’s Club, find out more.

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Undergrad Academic Affairs

Pride Point

In the latest world university rankings by The Times of London the University of Washington ranks 23rd worldwide and fourth among U.S. public universities. What does this mean for you?

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