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Book cover of "In a Yellow Tone"

Graphic novels share Asian American history

UW American Ethnic Studies students developed a trilogy of history-based comic novellas, with the third book slated for release later this year.


Teacher with students

Growing Washington’s early childhood ed workforce

Scholarships and programs made possible by gifts from Ballmer Group will increase the number of early childhood educators in Washington state.


Aerial view of the SR 520 bridge

Quieting a bridge

The SR 520 bridge’s noise was annoying neighbors, so the state turned to UW Mechanical Engineering faculty and students for help quieting it down.