Perspectives: Newsletter of the College of Arts & Sciences

In this Issue - April 2013

Pivot Project sample

Saving Lives, By Design

School of Art graduate students are using design to combat human trafficking.Their ingenious idea for providing a hotline number to women in need—without putting them at greater risk—will soon be tested in a pilot project.
High school students visit a physics lab.

Physicists for a Day

Through a national program, ten high school students spent a recent Saturday as physicists, analyzing real data from the world's largest particle accelerator and discussing their findings with scientists at a national lab.
Musicians from the UW and the China Conservatory play together on China tour.

Making Music and Memories in Beijing

The UW Wind Ensemble spent spring break in China, performing for appreciative audiences around Beijing, finishing with a memorable sold-out concert at the National Center for the Performing Arts.
Black Cultural Studies students

Through Museum Partnership, Theory Meets Practice

Black Cultural Studies students combined traditional coursework with community projects through a winter quarter collaboration with the Northwest African American Museum.


Remembrance photo of an infant, taken by Soulumination.

Remembrance Photography's Role in Grieving

Remembrance photography can provide grieving parents with lasting memories of their children's all-too-brief lives. Faustine Dufka explores how such photography can play a role in the grieving process.

Awards, Honors, and Professorships

Lillian C. McDermott

A Leader in Physics Education

Lillian C. McDermott has dedicated her career to improving physics education using scientific research methods. The American Association of Physics Teachers is honoring her for her contributions to the field.
Other Awards, Honors, and Professorships. News of recent awards, honors, and professorships throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.

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