UW-led traffic safety research receives $5.2 million grant

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently awarded a $5.2 million grant to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) for multi-university research in traffic safety, led by the UW.

New bridge design brings higher earthquake resistance, lower cost, and less construction time

Researchers recently developed a bridge design to improve earthquake resistance, reduce construction costs, and speed up construction processes.

UW alumnus develops iPhone tripod to bring everyone into picture

UW alumnus Garett Ochs started a Kickstarter campaign July 21 in hopes of raising $25,000 to fund a new phone tripod, called CaseCam.


Year in review: Athlete of the year

This has been a year full of memorable performances from athletes who will be remembered at the UW for years to come.

I wish I could have redshirted

After four years, a Daily columnist says farewell

Year in review: Moment of the year

It’s been a dramatic year on Montlake. From the opening of new stadiums to multiple Washington teams making runs in the NCAAs, there have been quite a few notable achievements in the 2013-14 academic year. Those achievements will be remembered as snapshots, moments in a year filled with fantastic ones. Here are a few Daily sportswriters’ picks for the best moment of the year.


Morality: It's not all relative

Darius, king of ancient Persia, encounters the Callatians, a tribe of people native to India, and is intrigued by their cultural death ritual. When a Callatian father passes on, his children eat his body. Darius asks some Greeks present in his court what it would take for any of them to eat the body of their father, rather than have it cremated. His court, horrified, replies that no price could convince them to desecrate the body of their father so. He then asks the Callatians what it would take for them to burn the remains of their fathers, to which they replied, aghast, that for no price would they do such a thing.

Moral relativism and personal values

This was supposed to be an article about my views, my very intellectual views, on moral relativism. The subject was broached while sitting around the cracked and tagged wooden table in the back of The Daily room during one of our weekly opinion meetings. Andre, the editor-in-chief, had some thoughts and I found myself disagreeing and thus our benevolent editor asked us to jot down our ideas.

How does it feel to be a college graduate?

So. I graduated. I wore a goofy black robe and a goofy square hat with goofy tassels and took pictures with my friends. I listened to Steve Ballmer yell loud, incoherent things about football, about carpe diem, and whatnot. I took swigs from a flask on the Husky Stadium field. I stood up, turned about and waved to the speckled dots that I was led to believe were my parents and siblings. I walked across that stage and shook a blur of hands. I got this weird leather case with a letter congratulating me -— markedly, no diploma was present.

Arts & Leisure

Film review: 'Boyhood'

Growing strong

Album review: 'Lowborn'

Going out with a bang

Exhibit review: 'Chocolate: The Exhibition'

A rich history for the senses


Observing Ramadan

As the UW hosts an increasing number of international students every year, it can be difficult to accommodate all the diverse cultures and beliefs. Students at the UW come from many different walks of life. Many, like me, come from Islamic backgrounds. 

As an international student from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), my Islamic heritage is very important to me. At times, assimilating my cultural beliefs with my American surroundings has proven to be a challenge. Holidays, especially Ramadan, have been particularly trying.

Ozymandias, ramp of ramps

A colossal wreck, boundless and bare sits just west of the UW campus. Situated on the north end of the arboretum, on land that is property of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and technically a part of the 520 freeway, are the ramps to nowhere. This concrete that progress forgot is anything but ignored; the space where land meets water and industry meets nature remains a place of interest and a destination for many.

Rising above the Mean

Pedro Arellano-Camarena didn’t always see himself graduating from college, much less pursuing a master’s degree. School wasn’t necessarily his strength, so to speak.


Campus pulse

News from the UW research community

The quest for knowledge

New AI wants to learn everything

Need for Speed

Scientists are learning a new, faster way to read DNA

Double Shot

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