Diversity

  • Opinion: There are too few women in computer science and engineering

    "Only 20 percent of computer science and 22 percent of engineering undergraduate degrees in the U.S. go to women. Women are missing out on flexible, lucrative and high-status careers. Society is also missing out on the potential contributions they would make to these fields, such as designing smartphone conversational agents that suggest help not only for heart attack symptoms but also for indicators of domestic violence," write Sapna Cheryan, professor of psychology at the UW; Andrew Meltzoff, professor of psychology and co-director of the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences; and Allison Master, professor at the University of Houston.
    Scientific American
  • A Walk in Their Heels: Meet the Hustle Evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate in the Department of Dance and a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance.

    New York Times
  • Seven UW faculty members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

    Seven professors at the University of Washington are among 25 new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2022, according to a July 15 announcement.

    UW News
  • A walk in their heels: Meet the hustle evangelist

    Abdiel Jacobsen, a former Martha Graham dancer, found freedom in hustle, which offers a progressive, gender-neutral vision of partnered social dance. Abdiel Jacobsen, a graduate student at the UW, is quoted.
    The New York Times
  • The Power of Cohorts & Collective Histories

    Kemi Adeyemi, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Nikki Yeboah first met as PhD students in Chicago. Now they pursue scholarship in support of Black arts as UW faculty.

    July 2022 Perspectives
  • In Classics, a Different Take on Race

    A new Classics course looks at conceptions of race in antiquity and how ancient racial categories “put the arbitrariness of race as we know it into relief.”

    May 2022 Perspectives
  • Unmasking the Activism of Community Theater

    UW Drama professor Valerie Curtis-Newton (MFA, 1996), who will present the University Faculty Lecture on May 3, has been stirring up "good trouble" and courageously unmasking uncomfortable truths for decades. 

    April 2022 Perspectives
  • Women Are Creating a New Culture for Astronomy

    A new generation of scientists is challenging the biased, hierarchical status quo in astronomy. The UW's Jessica Werk, Sarah Tuttle, and Emily Levesque, discuss.

    Scientific American
  • The Poetics of Barbara Earl Thomas

    In her work, artist and alum Barbara Earl Thomas "offers a lovingly tender elevation of Black people and their stories."

    02/09/2022
  • Kerschbaum Honored for Inclusive Mentoring

    Stephanie Kerschbaum, English professor and director of the Expository Writing Program, has received national recognition for her inclusive mentoring. 

    01/27/2022
  • The Math Alliance Expands Diversity in STEM Through Mentorship

    Through the Math Alliance, UW departments and programs provide mentoring and networking to encourage diversity in STEM fields.

    December 2021 Perspectives
  • The Intersection of Science & Equity

    Biology PhD student Ashely Paynter has created a podcast/organization that reflects her interests in science and activism. 

    October 2021 Perspectives
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month this September 15 through October 15 by exploring work by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni.

    September 2021 Perspectives
  • Meet the 2020-21 UW MAP award recipients

    Since 1994, alumni and friends in the Multicultural Alumni Partnership have worked together to promote diversity at the UW and address issues of equity and diversity on our campuses and in our community. This year’s promising scholars range from early undergraduates who are still zeroing in on a major to those pursuing graduate and professional degrees.

    UW Magazine
  • Advocating for Access

    As a child of Deaf adults, Christine Lew feels blessed to part of — and advocate for — the Deaf community and others.

    June 2021 Perspectives