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Did You Know?
- The University of Washington made the “Green Rating Honor Roll” from The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council in their third annual edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges.
- UW was named the 11th “most-buzzed” university on the Internet. The Global Language Monitor’s TrendTopper MediaBuzz rankings measured 210 universities and 200 colleges on their “brand equity,” using social media data, the blogosphere and both print and electronic media. Read the article “25 Most-Buzzed Universities on the Internet.”
Tomorrow’s University Today
In 2012, President Michael K. Young launched Tomorrow’s University Today, a new initiative that focuses on three key areas:
- Leading change in public higher education
- Turning the UW inside out to apply multidisciplinary expertise to K – 12 education and early learning; sustainability and clean energy; health care and social welfare
- Driving our economic future
The initiative builds on the UW’s long-standing commitment to addressing the world’s most complex challenges. Visit tomorrow.uw.edu to learn more.
This Just In . . .
Check back often for the latest updates from the world of External Affairs at the University of Washington!
March 6, 2014
This Saturday is Dino Day at the Burke Museum. This event provides an up-close view of the Burke Museum's paleontology collections. See and touch fossils, meet Burke paleontologists, try out a fossil dig pit, and much more!
Click here for more information on Dino Day.
February 26, 2014
On March 10, 2014, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will visit the University of Washington. Justice Sotomayor will be in Seattle to talk about My Beloved World, her memoir chronicling her journey from a housing project in the Bronx to her service as a federal judge and ultimately a Supreme Court Justice. Provost Ana Mari Cauce will interview Justice Sotomayor about the formative experiences that shaped her into who she is today. More information is available from Undergraduate Academic Affairs.
February 11, 2014
The UW is a leader again on the list of colleges and universities that send the most volunteers to work in the Peace Corps. Among large institutions, the UW came in second after sending 85 volunteers to the program in 2013. There were also 20 students from graduate programs. Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, the UW has sent over 2,800 volunteers. Read more from the Seattle Times.
January 21, 2014
Katherine Long, higher education reporter for the Seattle Times, wrote about the UW's online bachelor's completion degree and profiled a student in the early childhood and family studies program. Read the story from the Seattle Times.
January 7, 2014
The University of Washington is has started a new Arctic studies initiative to help connect natural and social sciences at a time when interest in polar regions is growing rapidly. Read more from the Seattle Times.
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