Academic News

Book of Letters from Undergraduates Gives New Perspective to Study Abroad

“The peer-to-peer learning possibilities for this are great, because it’s not a book I wrote — it’s undergraduates hopefully speaking and learning from other undergraduates, and I like that a lot,” says Anu Taranath, senior lecturer in English and Comparative History of Ideas.
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An Ambassador for Language Learning

“You always hear about the practical advantages to learning another language,” says Joy Maa, the 2014 Dean’s Medalist in the Humanities. “But for me, it’s so much more than that. Learning a foreign language and approaching someone from another linguistic community in their native tongue opens secret doors to you.”

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Hands-On Class Has Students Building Internet-Connected Equipment

“You can see the future of oceanography is remote instrumentation,” says lead instructor Miles Logsdon. “It just makes so much sense for our students, the next generation of ocean scientists, to be knowledgeable about the technology. They need to know what’s inside the black box.”
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UW Students Restoring the Past While Preparing for the Future

Students who earn a degree in restoration ecology, and who work on the network projects, often go to work for a consultant, a city, state or county, the Department of Natural Resources — “anywhere land management happens,” says Kern Ewing, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW and co-director of the UW’s Restoration Ecology Network.
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Apprenticeship Immerses Students in Current Research

Through an apprenticeship with Friday Harbor Labs, students got out of the classroom, gained real world experience, and took part in an animal-ancestor breakthrough.

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UW Students Collaborate with Famed Choreographer

“It is essential students get exposure from a broad swath of artists from all over the world,” says Jennifer Salk, associate professor and chair of the UW Dance Program.

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Students Place First in CLARION National Case Competition

“[The process was] very directly in-scope of what our career goals will be,” says Eric Sid, one of two medical students on the team. “It allowed us to understand the real life scenario and how you would approach it given the constraints of the real world.”

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Business Students Gain Credit, Experience Consulting to Seattle Businesses

“If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ve been in school for 18 years. And you’ve learned how to take tests, you’ve learned how to read textbooks, but how do you apply that and make real decisions?” says Michael Verchot, director of the Consulting and Business Development Center at the Foster School of Business.
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Social Sciences Degree Completion Program Goes Online

“This is about helping students complete their bachelor’s degrees,” says Matthew Sparke, the inaugural director of the program. “And that means offering supportive online mentoring that really gets them to the finish line. We want our students to feel personal success and pride in finishing college as Huskies, with all the distinction that a UW degree represents.”
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Virtual Reality Game Helps Stroke Patients

Virtual reality game that provides real-time feedback for stroke therapy patients wins UW students first place in TechSandbox competition.

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