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
All 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.
Volunteers 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
Where 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
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
Vice 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
Expanded 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.