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The Barry Onouye Endowed Chair in Architecture has been created in the College of Built Environments, thanks to a $1 million gift from Malcolm Goodfellow, ’87. It is the first endowed chair in the Department of Architecture’s 97-year history. Goodfellow, who received his B.S. in Construction Management and a B.A. in Architecture in 1987, formerly owned two hotels near the UW—the University Inn and the Watertown Hotel.

Luis Fraga, the UW’s associate vice provost for Faculty Advancement, has been appointed as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

The new White House counsel to President Obama is Kathy Ruemmler, ’93. She had been deputy White House counsel to Bob Bauer, who recently resigned to work on Obama’s re-election campaign. Ruemmler is a former assistant U.S. attorney who was the lead prosecutor in the Enron financial fraud case. At 40, the UW English major is one of the youngest lawyers to serve as chief White House counsel to the president.

UW Medicine has announced that Valley Medical Center, the largest nonprofit health-care provider between Seattle and Tacoma, has joined the UW’s health-care system. This gives UW Medicine a formal presence in South King County.

Christopher R. Flowers, ’02, ’03, has been elected to the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is director of the Lymphoma Program and medical director of the Oncology Data Center at Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute.

The UW Department of Genome Sciences is celebrating its first decade by hosting its Ten Year Symposium on Oct. 18-19. Formed in 2001 with the merger of the Genetics and Molecular Biology departments, UW Genome Sciences is ranked in the top five Genetics/Genomics graduate programs in the United States.

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