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Death Dodger

Taking risks was second nature for Albert Scott Crossfield, ’49, ’50. That’s how he became the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound and laid the groundwork to go into space.

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PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS
LOOK AHEAD

As the first Presidential Scholarship recipients finish their time at the UW, they share favorite moments and future plans.

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Speeding up the science

Johanna Trueblood, a semiprofessional cyclist, lost her life to an uncommon form of cancer. Now, through her parents’ philanthropy, there’s new hope for patients and their families.

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A burning need

In the aftermath of wildfires, UW researchers conduct vital reconnaissance missions to identify lingering natural hazards that can affect both communities and the environment.

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News & Events

3D image of shark intestines
Research

New 3D images of shark intestines show they function like Nikola Tesla’s valve

Contrary to what popular media portrays, we actually don’t know much about what sharks eat. Even less is known about how they digest their food, and the role they play in the larger ocean ecosystem. New research using 3D scans from nearly three dozen shark species seeks to advance our understanding.

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This photo of sea ice on the Wandel Sea north of Greenland was taken Aug. 16, 2020, from the German icebreaker Polarstern, which passed through the area as part of the year-long MOSAiC Expedition. This area used to remain fully covered in ice throughout the year. Satellite images show that Aug. 14, 2020, was a record low sea ice concentration for this region, at 50%.Felix Linhardt/Kiel University
Environment

Last ice-covered parts of summertime Arctic Ocean vulnerable to climate change

The region north of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic has been termed the Last Ice Area, where sea ice will remain the longest in summertime, providing a refuge for ice-dependent Arctic species. But conditions last summer show that parts of this region are already experiencing less summer ice due to climate change.

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Returning to campus

UW announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees

The University of Washington will require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by autumn quarter. The UW recently announced that all students must also be vaccinated before fall classes begin.

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Fast Facts

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There are nearly 300 specialized research centers at the UW.

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7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize