News from the Research Commons


May 25, 2018

3MT Finalist Spotlight: Benjamin Beach

Diversion Programs in the Juvenile Justice System School of Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW) Ben Beach began his career as a public servant at age fourteen. As the brother of a teen who had been arrested and detained, Ben was inspired to serve as an advocate for other teenagers who had been arrested….

May 2, 2018

UW 3MT 2018

(pictured above: all ten 3MT participants) This year the Research Commons held UW’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition in collaboration with Core Programs in the Graduate School. This competition focuses on graduate student research across all three UW campuses, specifically for those who are in the last quarter of their program. (pictured above: the finalists…

November 13, 2017

Spotlight on: Whiteboard Competition in the Research Commons!

Have you been following our whiteboard competitions that has been happening this fall in the Research Commons? We listened to your feedback Last year, Research Commons users provided excellent feedback, including that there was a need for new whiteboards. Over the summer, we installed fresh new whiteboards in all the green areas (along with many…

October 11, 2017

Research Commons News: Oct 10 – Oct 24

Research Commons News: Oct 10 – Oct 24 Hello and welcome to another edition of our Research Commons Newsletter! We have a lot of great events and resources for you these next few weeks. Read on for details!   Scholars’ Studio: DIS/RUPT Thursday, November 16, 2017 Submit a Proposal! Proposals due October 27th, 2017! Scholars’…

October 4, 2017

Spotlight on: First UW Libraries Internship

This past summer, the UW Libraries launched its first ever internship program! It was an incredible opportunity to partner with the Lake City Public Library and Nathan Hale High School in order to encourage students of diverse backgrounds who were going to be first-in-family college students to begin learning new skills in digital storytelling. The…

January 23, 2017

Q&A: Graduate Funding

Question: I’d really like to attend one of the major conferences in my field this year.  However, none of them are in Seattle, so I’d have to pay for a plane ticket and hotel room,  and they all charge expensive registration fees.  How can I find funding that will help me afford to go?  Answer:…

June 30, 2016

Spotlight on: Emily Thompson and Public Scholarship

Emily Thompson is a translator, an academic, a researcher, a librarian. This spring she added a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science to two BAs (Spanish and English) and a Master’s degree in Spanish. Armed with her experience and skills, Emily focuses on public scholarship, which she defines in opposition to traditional publishing in…

March 29, 2016

Whan That Aprille Day!

Friday, April 1, 2:30-4:30 Join the Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group and the Research Commons in observing “Whan That Aprille Day,” a global celebration of reading old books in old tongues. We welcome all to join us in the Research Commons on Friday, April 1st, from 2:30-4:30, for cross-disciplinary festivities that will include performances and…

February 1, 2016

Welcome to the new Research Commons blog!

Look to our blog to find events, pictures, and short articles of interest for students, librarians and researchers!