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Message from the Dean

Dear UAA Colleagues,
External and internal changes are all around us. As is the case in periods of change, the journey is tremendously ambiguous but will emerge into clarity. In this ever-shifting landscape, a primary question in evaluating our work is how do we want to look in June? How do we want to grow and serve the campus in better, more efficient ways? Read more


Save the Date

December 2 staff meetingAll UAA Staff Meeting December 2
Please hold December 2, 3:30-5 p.m. for a rainy season All UAA Staff Meeting. Location: Walker Ames room, Kane Hall.



Quick Notes

Dream Project Admissions WeekendVolunteers needed for the Dream Project's Admissions Weekend
Help local high school students achieve the dream of getting into college. Join the Dream Project on November 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dream Project’s Admissions Workshop Weekend and help hundreds of local high school students craft competitive college application essays. Sign up here


Fall UAA Alumni e-Newsletter Published
The fall issue of UAA’s e-newsletter for alumni and donors is now online. Read about the seven things all UW undergraduates should experience; catch up with Mary Gates Scholars and alumni Jasmin Weaver and Noah Purcell; read the remembrances about Ran Hennes; see how national scholarships that bring students to international locations have impacted three alumni and how they, in turn, are impacting their broader communities; and more. Read more


You Are Never Where You AreWhere are you? Are you where you always are or do you find that You Are Never Where You Are?
Find comfort from the disorientation that can sometime afflict us all and glean inspiration from the 2010-11 UW Common Book, a collection of poetry unique to the UW. It's available for UAA staff to borrow from the front desk of the dean's suite and is also for sale at the University Book Store. To borrow a copy, just stop by Mary Gates Hall 220 and read a poem or fifteen. Common Book Facebook page



UAA News

UW is a top producer of US Fulbright students
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, recently announced the complete list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2010-2011 U.S. Fulbright Students. The success of the top-producing institutions is highlighted in the October 25 online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more



Nominations Sought for 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards
Nominations are now being sought for the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching Award, S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award, and the James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities. Read more



Ed TaylorVice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor recognized by his alma mater
UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor and his wife Dr. Sue Taylor received the Distinguished Alumni Merit Award from their alma mater, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Read more



Jim Clauss, UAA Associate Dean and Honors Program DirectorExpanded Role for Honors Program Director
James J. Clauss, director of the Honors Program, has accepted an expanded his role in Undergraduate Academic Affairs and is now associate dean. For Jim, the new role is “structurally logical” but is also recognition of the importance of Honors as an integral part of the University. Read more


UAA in the News

Scheduling classrooms: Balancing multiple needs for 'a miracle' every quarter

U Week | 10/28/10
The UW has thousands of class sections filling hundreds of rooms every day, all quarter, all year. How are all those lecture and lab classes scheduled? Classroom Support Services’ Roberta Hopkins is quoted.


UW Common Book: You Are Never Where You Are

The Daily’s Double Shot | 10/22/10
The second season kicks off with Breanna Lai’s look into the pages of this year’s common book, "You Are Never Where You Are." Selection committee members Christopher Campbell, Shelby Handler, and Frances McCue are interviewed.


Humans vs. Zombies Tag stalks the UW campus

The Seattle Times | 10/22/10
Humans vs. Zombies Tag, or HvZT, is a complex game that sweeps through the UW campus every quarter. This fall, more than 900 students and two associate deans are playing. John Sahr, UAA associate dean quoted in the article, is one of two UW associate deans playing.


First generation—the intentional student

The Daily | 10/6/10
Last autumn, 4,828 first-generation students enrolled at the University of Washington, a number that has been on the rise for a number of years. For this expanding population, adjusting to college life can be overwhelming. Grant Kollet, director of First Year Programs, is quoted.



October 2010

From the Dean

Save the Date

Quick Notes

UAA News

UAA in the News

Upcoming Events

November 3
Research Exposed!
Eric Shea-Brown, Applied Mathematics

November 10
Research Exposed!
Matt Sparke, International Studies 

November 13-14
Dream Project Admissions Weekend

November 17
Research Exposed!
Katharine Huntington, Earth and Space Sciences

December 1 
Research Exposed!
Christina Sunardi, Ethnomusicology 

December 2
All UAA Staff Meeting