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Education after prison

Ten UW alums — interviewed by Omari Amili, who earned three UW degrees — share stories of how higher education propelled them forward after incarceration.

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UW in your community

From researching in the foothills of Mount Rainier to training medical students in Seattle and Spokane, the University of Washington is truly the University for Washington.

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Her place in history

Turkiya Lowe, Ph.D. ’10, brings a new perspective to the National Park Service, as the first woman and first African American to serve as its chief historian.

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Saving our salmon

UW researchers identify a formerly unknown chemical, widely used in car tires, as a killer of coho in urban streams.

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Starry sky

Astronomers document the rise and fall of a rarely observed stellar dance

In a solar system far, far away…two stars that make up a stellar binary called HS Hydrae appear to dance as they eclipse one another. A new UW-led study looks at how the pair’s dance has changed over more than a century.

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UW professor Jacqueline McMurtrie holds sign that reads 'Stand With the Innocent: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice Reform'
University Faculty Lecture

Stand With the Innocent: Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice Reform

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. for the 44th annual University Faculty Lecture. UW Law Professor Jacqueline McMurtrie, who founded the Washington Innocence Project, will discuss government accountability, the ethical responsibility of lawyers and judges to acknowledge mistakes, and the importance of pursuing criminal justice reform.

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Research technician John Carter transports wastewater samples from the pump station to his vehicle.

Detecting COVID-19 in wastewater

Running underneath just about every residential home, apartment building, college residence hall and nursing home is a surprisingly valuable resource for detecting and monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks by neighborhood: the sewer system.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

32% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

For Washington

All 39 counties in Washington state are represented by students at the UW.