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Changing the game

When she came to the UW, Havana McElvaine, ’17, thought of herself as an athlete first. She graduated as a student-athlete-activist — and now she’s getting ready to explore the world.

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Creating communities
that care

Across Seattle, UW School of Social Work students and community leaders are working together to encourage healthy behaviors in young people — and set them up for success.

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A week in the wild

Students and professors from the College of the Environment made a classroom out of one of the world’s most closely monitored ecosystems: Yellowstone National Park.

Story Sights & Sounds


The global impact of modern medicine

Augustine Ajuogu grew up in Nigeria, where diseases like malaria took lives in his community. Today, thanks to scholarships from the UW School of Medicine, he’s pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

university faculty lecture 2018: New born screening for treatable genetic diseases
Campus Events

University Faculty Lecture

Find out how Professor Michael Gelb is improving newborn screenings and saving lives. The Jan. 23 lecture is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kane Hall.

Event info Q&A

Dr. Mark Richards

Provost and executive vice president selected

UW President Ana Mari Cauce has named Dr. Mark Richards provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Richards will serve as the University’s chief academic and budgetary officer and leader.

Provost announcement

Campus Events

MLK Week 2018

Join the UW community as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, honor the work of generations of everyday activists and rededicate ourselves to creating a just and equitable future for all.


Fast Facts

Peace Corps ranking

UW ranked No. 2 in Peace Corps volunteers in 2017.

Countries represented