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Welcome from the Dean

Alumni Dean's Message ThumbnailStudents who entered college in the fall of 2010 are finishing their first year as University or Washington undergraduates. The very same students I met at orientation and convocation from high schools across the state, nation and world are now no longer in transition from high school to college. They are UW students and identify with the University as opposed to their high school. It’s a significant moment. Friendships are formed, learning is happening, community is forming. Part of the joy of this work is seeing these students triumph from struggle. Over the course of the year, Undergraduate Academic Affairs has made some changes to continue to steward and be a voice for the UW undergraduate experience. More...

In the Spotlight

Computer models to fly you to the moon

Peter NorgaardFor alum Peter Norgaard, ’04, research was an integral component of his undergraduate years. He conducted research as a NASA Space Grant and Mary Gates Research Scholar, presented in the Undergraduate Research Symposium multiple years, and was selected for a Goldwater Scholarship, a national scholarship for science-major students. Read about Peter’s work in computational modeling, a field with broad application and implications. More...


Undergraduate service makes a difference for the community and students

Kelly Ward, alumna of UAAIn the 2009-10 school year, University of Washington students devoted an astounding 619,222 hours to public service, engaging in the community in meaningful ways. And alumni continued their dedication to service and volunteering as well. Catch up with two alumni and two students in this celebration of service and leadership. More...


Robinson Center alumni and friends connect over chocolate

Chocolate FountainLast February, the Robinson Center for Young Scholars hosted an open house for Robinson Center students, parents, alumni, and parents of alumni. Conversation was bright, friendships were formed and renewed, and chocolate flowed freely from the chocolate fountain. Enjoy a few alumni, parent, and student reminiscences on their favorite memories of the Robinson Center. More...


Donors recognized at Dean’s Club event

Dean's ClubCelebrating the inaugural year of Undergraduate Academic Affairs' Dean's Club, Ed and Sue Taylor hosted a cozy reception for Dean's Club members. Enjoy a few photos from the event. More...

UAA News

UW Dream Project to expand and deepen programming thanks to support from the Gates Foundation

The Dream Project, a college access and retention program housed within Undergraduate Academic Affairs, is taking bold steps to expand, deepen and evaluate its work of helping first-generation and low-income students attain their higher education and raise awareness among university students about the issues of educational opportunity and social mobility. More...


UW senior selected for national fellowship for aspiring teachers of color

University of Washington senior and Issaquah, WA, native Emily Lee was recently named one of 25 fellows selected through a competitive process for the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. More...


Robinson Center students provide insight into their experiences

This fall, the Robinson Center produced a series of videos with students in the Transition School, Early Entrance Program, and the UW Academy. Students talk about why they wanted to join this unique learning community. More...

UAA in the News

Honors students prep for a national poetry slam, a record-number of students present their research, Distinguished Teaching Awardees are announced, a Mary Gates Scholar talks about his troubled past, and more. See who’s making news in UAA.

UAA Alumnotes

UAA AlumnotesCheck out what some alumni of Undergraduate Academic Affairs are doing now, in our first Alumnotes column. Then send a note to UAAalum@uw.edu and let us know what’s new with you. What contributions are you making to your community? Where are you living and working? We want to know! We’ll publish them in the Alumnotes section of the fall issue of this e-newsletter.

Spring 2011

Welcome from the Dean

In the Spotlight

UAA News

UAA in the News

UAA Alumnotes

Did you know...

In 2009-10, more than 6,000 undergrads participated in research with UW faculty and nearly 5,000 undergrads participated in University-sponsored public service.

Upcoming Events

June 9
UW Awards of Excellence Ceremony
Honor the UW's Distinguished Teachers and others.

June 11
136th Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations, graduates!

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 and we’ll include it in the Alumnotes section of this e-newsletter.

UAA Programs & Initiatives

Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

Center for Learning & Undergrad Enrichment

Classroom Support Services

Dream Project

First Year Programs


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

UW Common Book

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