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June 11, 2019

Introducing Willa M. Kurland, GO-MAP’s newest staff member!

We are thrilled to announce a new member of our staff — Willa M. Kurland! Willa started in mid-April as GO-MAP’s Graduate Success & Awards Officer. She will be helping with our fellowships and awards process and taking the lead on managing the Research Exchange. Willa is filling a NEW, fourth staff position. As we prepare…


May 29, 2019

Two graduate students named Fulbright Fellows 2019-20

The Fulbright scholarship program is the largest U.S. international exchange opportunity for students to pursue international graduate study, advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. For the past several years, the UW has been named a top producer of Fulbright students and scholars, ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education each February. For 2019-20 academic…


Near and Middle Eastern Studies Ph.D. student selected as Posen Fellow

As one of six fellows for the Posen Society of Fellows, Canan Bolel, will receive a two-year fellowship to support her while she completes her dissertation, “The Ottoman Jewish Body and margins of Modernity in Izmir, 1856-1914.” More information on the fellowship >


April 23, 2019

Eight UW postdoctoral researchers receive awards from the Washington Research Foundation

The Fellows will conduct original research, primarily in the life sciences, at Washington state research institutions, and WRF will contribute up to $277,500 per Fellow for salary, benefits and expenses during the three-year projects. Read more >


2019 Graduate School Medal Winner

Brandon Tuan Nguyen, a doctoral student in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, has been selected as the 2019 Graduate School Medal winner, which confers a $5,000 award. Brandon is in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as well as a DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) mentor, and he was awarded a 2018 HuskyADAPT Impact…


April 15, 2019

Ph.D. student in Near and Middle Eastern Studies has won a Libraries Student Employee Scholarship

Melinda Cohoon, a Ph.D. student in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, has won a Libraries Student Employee Scholarship. Melinda receives $1,000 and will be honored at a reception. Congratulations, Melinda!


April 12, 2019

We’re planning something big

There has been a wonderful energy on campus this quarter from visitors admiring our flowering grounds, prospective students touring campus, and of course from our dedicated students, staff and faculty. The excitement is shared by our planning committee, which has been hard at work coordinating events to celebrate GO-MAP’s 50th in the 2019–2020 academic year….


October 24, 2018

It’s the big 5-0 for GO-MAP!

In 1970, the Office for the Recruitment of Minority Graduate and Professional Students was established at UW. While GO-MAP has undergone several name changes, it has always worked to improve access, support and well-being for underrepresented minority graduate students. In academic year 2019-20, this amazing office turns 50! I have charged a planning committee to…


June 28, 2018

UW Ph.D. student wins $100,000 Schmidt Science Fellowship

Hal Holmes, a doctoral candidate in Bioengineering, has been selected as an inaugural Schmidt Science Fellow, an incredible honor that includes a $100,000 stipend and participation in a global meeting series — beginning at the University of Oxford in July — where fellows will learn about a range of scientific fields. Holmes — whose research on the development of an automated…


December 5, 2017

Proposed tax bills’ impact on grad students

The following message was sent to all UW graduate students by Graduate School Dean David L. Eaton: Dear UW Graduate Student, As I’m sure you are aware, Congress has proposed significant changes to our tax system, which could have a very real impact on graduate students. There is a House bill and a Senate bill…



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