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autumn-2018 Newsletter

Dear alumni, friends, and supporters of UW Biology,

We have never had a more eventful start of the academic year!

On a sunny September 7th, Professor Emeritus Ben Hall cut the ribbon to officially open our magnificent new Life Sciences Building (LSB).

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The Life Sciences Building (LSB) is officially open. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, read about the new building below and come swing by in person!


Floor 1

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Have you ever wondered what kinds of plants you’d see in a rainforest? What about in a desert or the grasslands? At UW Biology’s Medicinal Herb Garden, inquisitive visitors can satisfy their curiosity by getting a glimpse at the world’s plants – all right at their fingertips.

The Medicinal Herb Garden, a vibrant 2-acre garden near Rainier Vista, was started in... Read more

It’s back to school season and students are once again in Biology’s teaching labs honing their skills as scientists. For some students this quarter, their courses will feature a little something extra.

For many years, Biology faculty have developed and taught course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs), many of which will be incorporated into their classes this... Read more