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Filling the gaps

Low-income veterans are getting life-changing dental care and more, thanks to Everyone for Veterans — a nonprofit founded by UW assistant clinical professor Theresa Cheng.

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Contaminants close
to home

UW professors and students are studying how arsenic ended up in nearby lakes — and how it affects the food web far into the future.

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The University for Washington

Through educating students, creating jobs, caring for patients and beyond, the UW’s $15.7 billion impact on our state’s economy generates prosperity and innovation for communities across Washington.

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All the realities

Christopher Schell, a UW Tacoma professor of urban ecology, combines social justice and ecology to reveal more about the natural world — and the human one.

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Be Boundless

News & Events

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UW and the Community

The connected classroom

The K-20 Education Network connects students in tens of thousands of classrooms across Washington state to a rich array of online resources.


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What’s in Puget Sound?

Using a new approach, UW and UW Tacoma researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might be present.


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Climate Change

Protecting biodiversity in the high seas

Leaders are updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world’s ocean environment. This provides a unique opportunity, according to marine scientists.

UW News

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.