Newsletter of the University of Washington
College of Arts and Sciences
Winter/Spring 2001

Letter from the Dean

What's News

How Many Grands? An A&S Quiz

Rethinking the Classroom
Many faculty ask, "Can I improve my teaching? Is there a better way for students to learn this material?" Five faculty discuss how they revised their courses and their teaching to improve the learning process.

Going Public with Art
A new Public Art Program involves collaboration among students and faculty in art, architecture, landscape architecture, and industrial design.

In Search of a Parallel Universe
Through the "Texts for Teachers" program, A&S faculty and several high school teachers offer parallel versions of a literature course, with intriguing results.

A Talent for Teaching
History Professor Jon Bridgman discusses his 40 years at the University, his approach to teaching, and the professorship that will bear his name.


A&S Research
Understanding a Controversial Rite of Passage
Public's Confidence in Government Depends on Media Use
Stardust Picks Up Speed From Earth's Gravity
A Different View of San Juan Island


Awards and Honors

©2001 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