Newsletter of the University of Washington
College of Arts and Sciences
Winter-Spring 2006

Letter from the Dean

What's News
Celebrating Our Distinguished Alumni; Maya Lin at the Henry; VIsualizing Data; Religion, Violence, and Peace; Washington Weekend; Pre-MAP for Science Students.

A Pow Wow Primer
American Indian Studies offers a course on the history and significance of pow wow, which includes working on one of the University's two annual pow wow events.

English Grads, Brilliant Careers
Alumni in fields ranging from biotechnology to finance believe their UW English degree has been a valuable asset throughout their career. Related stories: A poetry group created by an English alum and friends is still going strong after 15 years; a donor has funded "Ask Betty," an interactive website on English grammar and usage, in his mother's honor.

Guatemalan Journey Inspires Giving
Students in an Exploration Seminar in Guatemala last September were so moved by the experience that they have been raising funds for Guatemalan children since their return.

Mathematician, Writer, and Rhodes Scholar
Eliana Hechter, who enrolled at the UW at age 14, is now graduating--with a Rhodes Scholarship. Related story: Truman Scholar Loyce Mbewa is working to improve the lives of those in the Kenyan village where she was raised.

A&S Research
An Early American Theatre Lost...and Found
Out with Old Sounds, in with New

Cultural Believes Impact Pesticide Exposure

Awards, Honors, and Professorships
Getty Awards for Art History faculty; Bolcom Wins Three Grammies

A&S Calendar

2006 A&S Perspectives - Editor: Nancy Joseph
University of Washington, College of Arts and Sciences
Box 353765, Seattle, WA 98195-3765
(206) 543-5340 - nancyj@u.washington.edu