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June 29, 2020

Eight graduate students receive Fulbright 2020-21 research grants

China, Germany, Nigeria, and Sweden are just some of the countries where UW graduate students and alumni will be conducting research next year, as eight students and alumni were awarded grants through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2020-2021 school year.  UW Graduate and professional students and alumni can apply for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program…

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…

May 15, 2019

How Prof. Houra Merrikh Works

Houra Merrikh, Assistant Professor Department/program: Microbiology Research focus: DNA Replication In a 2016 interview, microbiologist Houra Merrik said her goal is to “be somebody who sets an example and facilitates the system in a way that people that have gone through hardships can bring their abilities to science.” Houra knows what it means to overcome adversity: born…

May 7, 2019


Welcome, we are pleased that you are considering graduate study at the UW! The scope and quality of graduate education at our university is remarkable, as is the caliber of our graduate students. The UW welcomes and encourages applicants from all areas of the world and actively promotes a diverse student body comprised of different ethnic,…

December 18, 2018

Lauren Fine: Talking politics with family (and not losing your cool)

“Listen, and listen more than you talk,” says Lauren Fine, a doctoral student studying political communication at the interpersonal level. It’s good advice, generally, but it’s especially prudent if you’re struggling to discuss politics with family or friends at holiday gatherings. If you’re engaged in political discussion with close others in close spaces, “try to…

November 18, 2018

Core Programs 9/27-10/10

Many of you may be getting started in a new graduate program or working with an assigned advisor. Or you may be moving into thesis/dissertation planning stages with your committee. At a recent Core Programs workshop, we offered guidance for working effectively with your advisor or research supervisor. Here are a few of the tips covered:…

Ethan Kruse

When Ethan Kruse was an undergraduate, his friends noticed that as soon as he walked outside, his eyes would naturally drift up – to the sky and the stars. Now, he’s a sixth-year Ph.D. student in Astronomy using the eclipse method to discover new planets. While the upcoming “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21 isn’t…

May 27, 2018

Working at GO-MAP is Best of Both Worlds

Lindsey Wilson, doctoral candidate in the College of Education, has worked as a Graduate Staff Assistant with GO-MAP for the past two years. While this may sound cliché, in August 2016 when I walked into the GO-MAP office and seen the drive, commitment, and overall joy that each staff member took in the amazing work…

May 3, 2018

Where to find mental health resources for graduate students?

I would love to find mental health resources specifically for graduate students. I am on medicaid, and have had trouble finding a long-term counseling in the area. However, the counseling center also has a long wait time for appointments. I’ve considered going to support groups, but would prefer to be with people who are similar…

November 13, 2017

Meet the Winners of the Grad School’s Distinguished Thesis Award

The Graduate School recognizes exceptional scholarship and research at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards recognize a thesis and a dissertation in four categories: Biological Sciences, Humanities & Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and the Social Sciences. Meet the winners of this year’s Distinguished Thesis Award (awarded in three of the four categories).

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