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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.Featured on UW News 
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June 15, 2021
The nanoscale is an exciting frontier in science. Brandi Cossairt, synthetic chemist and UW professor of chemistry, is helping lead the charge to understand how nanomaterials form, grow, and behave. Cossairt’s trailblazing discoveries in this field were recognized today by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York... Read more
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June 15, 2021
Brandi Cossairt, synthetic chemist and UW professor of chemistry, is a finalist for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists.Featured on Department of Chemistry 
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June 14, 2021
Dianne Xiao, UW assistant professor of chemistry, has recieved an award from the U.S. Department of Energy and Charles Johnson, professor emeritus of English, has guest-edited and contributed to the Chicago Quarterly Review.Featured on UW News 
June 12, 2021
Congratulations to Gargi Kher for being chosen as a 2021 Gonfaloniere for UW Commencement! Each year the UW’s schools and colleges select students to lead their degree candidates during the Commencement procession. These students are called gonfalonieres, because they carry the school’s gonfalon, a banner that hangs down from a crosspiece and bears that school’s name and symbol. Following tradition borrowed from the Italian Renaissance, the gonfalonieres represent some of the UW’s... Read more
June 12, 2021
Congratulations to Irika Sinha who has been selected as the Dean’s Medalist for the Natural Sciences! Each year the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the top student in each of the College’s four divisions of arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.  Recipients are selected on the basis of grade point average and faculty recommendations. Irika Sinha is graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BS Biochemistry, BS Biology, minor in Chemistry with college honors.  Irika... Read more
Dianne Xiao
June 11, 2021
Assistant Professor Dianne Xiao has received an award from the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program, an effort “designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, when many scientists do their most formative work.” Prof. Xiao’s research program seeks to discover next generation materials that address unmet needs in clean energy, catalysis... Read more
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June 10, 2021
Associate Teaching Professor Andrea Carroll was awarded a 2021 University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award as part of this year’s UW Awards of Excellence. The Distinguished Teaching Award was established in 1970 and five are given annually to faculty members at the University of Washington in Seattle. (The University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington Tacoma host separate nomination... Read more
Jake Busche standing in front of greenery
June 9, 2021
Congratulations to Jacob Busche, who defended his Ph.D. work "Next-Generation Nanospectroscopy: Analytical and Numerical Models of New Developments in Electron Beam and Scanning Probe Experiments" on June 8, 2021. Jake was a student in Professor David Masiello's research group studying the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale. He has accepted a position with Professors Francisco José García Vidal and Antonio Fernández-Domínguez as well as Dr. Johannes Feist at the Autonomous... Read more
Kamil kneeling by a bed of sprouting greens
June 9, 2021
In the spring quarter, most 19-year-old undergraduate students find themselves signing up for fall courses, reveling in the completion of their second year. Instead, Kamil Saad is graduating from the University of Washington (UW) with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, reminiscing on his final year as an undergrad, and preparing for a new chapter in his career as an associate scientist.Irked by essay-writing, Saad knew he would avoid the humanities and pursue the natural sciences. He found... Read more