UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s family left Cuba when she was a young girl, but she was on board Alaska Airlines' inaugural flight to Havana last week. Read her reflections on new opportunities for the people of Cuba and the United States to connect: [ Washington.edu Link ]
We spend a third of our days at work. As a Google consultant, UW alumna Vy Tran, ’16, is dedicated to making that time is as safe and healthy as possible. Read her story: [ Washington.edu Link ]
The White House selects awardees based on their “pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.”
Today Zillow Group announced a $5 million commitment to support the construction of a second building for University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering to expand access for Washington’s students. Read more about this exciting initiative here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
"I asked what other courses in math and science I should include in my program. [My professor] replied, 'Don’t take more courses in those subjects. Once you get to graduate school, you’ll be studying nothing but mathematics. Now is your chance to become well-educated. Study literature, history, and foreign languages.'" —UW Department of Mathematics professor Neal Koblitz [ Chronicle.com Link ]
"I started believing in my ability to make change. I started feeling more empowered and more confident in standing up for those who were vulnerable." —Dulce Gutiérrez, '14, UW alumna and Yakima city council member
UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences researchers suspect this forced dispersal is the most damaging aspect of suburban development on birds and the reason why some species decline when forests are replaced with subdivisions.