Perspectives: Newsletter of the College of Arts & Sciences

In this Issue - September 2012

Valerie Curtis-Newton

Huskies Share Dirty Story

Most members of the creative team for Intiman Theatre's summer production of Dirty Story were UW faculty or alumni, reflecting the UW School of Drama's
collaborative relationship with the Seattle theatre community.
A Havana sidestreet. Photo by Alexandra Doyle.

Exploring Identity in Cuba

Despite its small size, Cuba has loomed large in U.S. foreign policy, and its exile community in the U.S. has influenced American elections. A study abroad program explores this complex relationship.
A former English 108 student tutors an entering freshman.

A Bridge to College Writing

For UW freshmen, the prospect of writing college-level papers can be daunting. English 108, a writing course for entering freshmen, has been helping for the past nine years.
Margaret O'Mara

Election Insights: Upcoming Lectures

Ready to talk politics? Join A&S faculty for two pre-election lecture series. One explores the current presidential election; the other looks back at four game-changing presidential contests of the last century.


Mark Ellis

A Data Gold Mine for Researchers

The Northwest Census Research Data Center, officially opening September 24, will provide access to extensive restricted data about American households, with enormous benefits for researchers—once they receive security clearance.
Simulated data for a Higgs event.

An Elusive Particle Makes its Debut

After decades of searching, scientists recently found the Higgs boson, an elusive subatomic particle that may provide clues to the origins of the universe. UW physicists played a key role in the discovery.

Awards, Honors, and Professorships

Phi Beta Kappa key

A&S Faculty Elected Phi Beta Kappa Senators

Three UW faculty, including two from Arts and Sciences, have been elected senators of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation's most prestigious academic honor society. The election of three senators from one university is unprecedented.
Jay Parrish

President Obama Honors UW Biologist

The White House announced that UW biology professor Jay Parrish has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the government's highest honor for scientists in the early stages of their research careers.
Other Awards, Honors, and Professorships. News of recent awards, honors, and professorships throughout the College of Arts and Sciences.

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