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Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast.

The UW is a multi-campus university in Seattle, Tacoma and Bothell, as well as a world-class academic medical center.

We have 16 colleges and schools and offer 1,800 undergraduate courses each quarter. We confer more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually.

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A memorial to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny laid in Saint Petersburg on February 16, 2024. Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images

Trump is no Navalny, and prosecution in a democracy is a lot different than persecution in Putin’s Russia

Donald Trump says he’s being politically persecuted, like Russian democracy martyr Alexei Navalny, who died while in a Russian prison on Feb. 16. A scholar says there’s no comparison between the men.
Brain-computer interfaces have the potential to transform some people’s lives, but they raise a host of ethical issues, too. Andriy Onufriyenko/Moment via Getty Images

Several companies are testing brain implants – why is there so much attention swirling around Neuralink? Two professors unpack the ethical issues

Brain-computer interface devices have the potential to boost users’ autonomy, especially for people who experience paralysis. But that comes with risks, as well.
Matteo Collina

Using photos to create 3D models is helping us understand – and protect – complex marine environments

Photogrammetry, a technique where 3D information is extracted from photographs, is reducing the guesswork in counting – and understanding – the world below the ocean surface.
Tataravô do Iphone, o Macintosh original pode parecer estranho hoje em dia. Mas a forma como os usuários interagiam com ele provocou uma revolução há 40 anos. E um exército de fiéis seguidores que segue firme até hoje. Mark Mathosian/Flickr

40 anos do Macintosh: o conceito de experiência do usuário foi a inovação que gerou uma revolução tecnológica mundial

A história do sucesso fenomenal da Apple na invenção do conceito de experiência do usuário no mundo dos computadores começou com o o lançamento do computador pessoal Macintosh.
Your bladder can signal the brain when it’s full, even while you’re asleep. Happyphoton/iStock via Getty Images

What happens if you need to pee while you’re asleep?

A pediatric urologist explains how the bladder and the brain communicate to wake you up when you need to ‘go’ – and how that communication might break down.

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