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GRADUATE STUDENTS Yoli Ngandali received the Wenner-Gren's Engaged Research Grant for 2022. The award will support Yoli's dissertation research and collaborative partnership, "Meaning is in the Making: (Re)connecting with Museum Collections for Indigenous Art Revitalization." Yoli's collaboration with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and Columbia River carvers and artists is part of the first cohort of grantees for the WG Engaged Research Grant, a new grant program that WG established in… Read more
By Stevan Harrell, Professor Emeritus When I arrived at the University of Washington as a brash, green assistant professor in 1974, Charles “Biff” Keyes took me under his wing. He was an associate professor then, already a well-known scholar of Thai society and religion, schooled by years of field research in several regions of the country. His stature and reputation continued to grow for decades after that, and his scholarly output grew to (by rough count) 21 books and innumerable articles and… Read more
By Stevan Harrell, Professor Emeritus The Anthropology Department lost one of its most valuable and colorful members when Principal Lecturer Emeritus James Green died last May. Jim was a celebrated teacher, author of two widely-used textbooks, a pioneer in international educational exchanges, an athlete, a storyteller, a great-grandfather, and a faithful friend and revered mentor to many generations of students and junior faculty. Jim was from the other other Washington—Spokane to be precise—… Read more
Gov. Jay Inslee has named Leonard Forsman to the University of Washington Board of Regents. Forsman is the first native person to serve as a UW regent. He is chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, where he has served on the tribal council for more than 30 years. Forsman obtained a BA at the University of Washington in Anthropology in 1987. Featured on Washington Governor Jay… Read more
The Department of Anthropology mourns the passing of two members of our community: Dr. William Haglund and Dr. Katherine Taylor. As biological anthropologists with a focus on forensic anthropology, both devoted their lives to giving a voice to the voiceless,… Read more
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The 2021 Husky 100, a group of 100 students making the most of their time at the UW, have been announced.Featured on University of Washington 
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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.Featured on UW Magazine 
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GRADUATE STUDENTS David Carlson, a PhD student in archaeology, received the Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for 2020-21 for his dissertation entitled, “Residence, Resistance, and Racialization: A Historical Archaeology of Japanese American Daily Life at Barneston, Washington.” Erin Gamble, a PhD student in archaeology, received an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant for her dissertation research, “Trade and Entanglement in Precolonial Hokkaido: The Formation of the Okhotsk… Read more
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Rodrigo Solinis-Casparius is the recipient of the very prestigious Premio Alfonso Caso from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) of México for the best PhD archaeology dissertation undertaken in México for his dissertation entitled, "The Role of Road Systems in Social Definition and Integration." Rodrigo’… Read more
In Fall 2019 Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities with The University of Washington listed at no. 5. Additionally, the University of Washington maintained its no. 10 spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released Fall 2019. The UW is ranked no. 2 among U.S. public institutions. These are wonderful honors for our university, but how do our faculty and alumni fair? In October 2020,… Read more