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The U.S. is one of the wealthiest nations and spends the most on health care — so why is American life expectancy lower than in 40 other countries? UW researchers uncovered surprising causes.

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The “Boys in the Boat” UW rowing team beat the odds to win Olympic gold in 1936 — setting a legacy in motion.

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Medicine for a changing planet

Environmental change affects human health — and marginalized communities face the greatest impact. Researchers at the UW and Stanford are partnering to help health providers care for patients living with climate change.

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In its inaugural paddle, the UW Shell House Canoe Family joined the annual Tribal Canoe Journey, where tribal and First Nations communities reconnect and celebrate their shared heritage.

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News & Events

Husky quarterback Michael Penix throws a pass.
Husky Football

No. 3 Dawgs to Face No. 5 Ducks for Pac-12 title

Washington takes on Oregon for the 2023 Pac-12 Football Championship on Friday night at Allegient Stadium in Las Vegas. The Huskies are 12-0 for just the second time in school history.

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President Ana Mari Cauce
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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Throughout November, we take joy in honoring National Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the many extraordinary accomplishments and contributions that Indigenous people and communities bring to our University and our world.

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Atmospheric sciences maintains No. 1 global ranking; more than two dozen UW subjects in top 50

Six University of Washington programs ranked in the top 10, and atmospheric sciences maintained its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2023.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

27% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

Honors & Awards

7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize