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August 12, 2020

New Title IX Regulations effective August 14, 2020

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington state law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity. Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based…


May 4, 2020

Lecture library

Video Lectures Morris Dees: Responding to Hate: Voices of Hope and Tolerance After witnessing firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial injustice, Morris Dees co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 1971 — a nonprofit organization specializing in lawsuits involving civil rights violations and racially motivated crimes. In this talk, Dees discusses his…


April 9, 2020

Postdocs, we are in this together.

As we have entered the virtual Spring Quarter, it is important to acknowledge that this is an unprecedented time for all of us, especially you, postdocs, given how our world has changed dramatically in the face of COVID-19. We are advised by the governor to stay home and stay healthy, but we need adaptation and reconfiguration…


March 20, 2020

Operational Guidance in Response to COVID-19

Members of the UW Graduate and Postdoctoral community, By now, you have seen messages from campus leadership announcing that campus operations will continue in a modified, on-line environment throughout the entire Spring 2020 quarter. As graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, this experience is a little distinctive. And, depending on where you are in your academic…


January 13, 2020

NSF GRFP fellow Jessica Hernandez helps restore Seattle’s Indigenous landscape

Jessica Hernandez interviews UW senior Victoria Jackson for her podcast 'Indigenizing Urban Seattle' on Nov 18, 2019.

Jessica Hernandez, an NSF GRFP fellow and PhD student in the UW School of Environmental & Forest Sciences, is helping to restore Seattle’s Indigenous landscape through her dissertation work with the Daybreak Star Cultural Center and Discovery Park to restore the Center’s Bernie Whitebear Garden. She has turned her conversations with urban Native community members…


December 14, 2019

ARCS Foundation features UW Student Kate Dusenberry

Kate is a student in the Medical Scientist Training and Genome Sciences programs as well as a key member of Element, the university’s women’s ultimate team.  Instagram >  Twitter >


November 14, 2019

NSF GRFP Fellow Yasmine Farhat works to protect Cambodia’s food security

Yasmine Farhat in a rice field in Cambodia

Yasmine Farhat, an NSF GRFP fellow in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is part of an interdisciplinary UW research effort to preserve the food system of Cambodia in the face of new hydropower dams planned for construction along the Mekong River. Yasmine’s research aims to understand the variables that impact rice growth and…


October 15, 2019

Isy Okafor on building language skills through fellowships

Have you ever had a goal or dream so ambitious it felt impossible to reach? Many of us have stepped away from an ambition simply because the steps to reach it were unclear. Isy Okafor, a recent graduate who earned her master’s in materials science & engineering, has set an example for how small steps —…


September 26, 2019

Welcome All Graduate Students

Welcome all new and returning graduate students across the University of Washington tri-campus! You bring rich and unique experiences to the university, whether you have recently moved to Washington state from another part of the U.S. or the world, have just completed an internship, fieldwork, a fellowship, or are further along in your capstone or…


September 25, 2019

Michelle (Mimi) Acosta, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, 1980-1989 Every year in the Department of Psychology, there was one graduate student of color who was charged with supporting students of color within the program. This official departmental position was funded by a fellowship from GO-MAP*. I was one of the graduate students who held this position in the 1980’s.  The…



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