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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:

The initiative builds on the UW’s long-standing commitment to addressing the world’s most complex challenges. Visit to learn more.

This Just In . . .

Check back often for the latest updates from the world of External Affairs at the University of Washington!

  • July 23, 2014

    UW|360 is new Sunday at 9pm

    External Affairs

    Tune in Sunday at 9p.m. to UWTV|Channel 27 for a new UW360. This Emmy® Award-winning magazine-style profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. The show looks at a wide range of UW topics, from solar energy, to heart tissue regeneration, to neighborhood farmer's markets - and much more. This month, get a behind-the-scenes look at the UW Surplus Store, hit the beach with the Husky sand volleyball team, learn about the late Gordon Hirabayashi, UW alumnus and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and much more.

  • July 23, 2014

    Sean D. Sullivan named dean of UW School of Pharmacy

    External Affairs

    University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced Monday the selection of Sean D. Sullivan as the new dean of the UW School of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 15. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents.

    Read more from UW Today.

  • April 29, 2014

    UWTV nominated for two EMMY awards

    External Affairs

    UWTVlogo_Basic_PurpleAndYellowThe University of Washington’s award-winning public television station, UWTV, received nominations for two EMMY® awards by the Northwest Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television. UWTV’s multiple EMMY®award nominations are represented by a program and individual story segment from UWTV’s monthly news-magazine program, UW360.

    The March 2013 episode of UW 360 is nominated in the Public/Current/Community Affairs “Special” category. The episode features a story that explores the Burke Museum Artifact ID Day, looks inside the new Husky Stadium, visits a glass making class at UW Tacoma, profiles the UW Drama’s Undergraduate Theater Society, and presents a story of Cold War espionage from UW Alumnus and retired CIA operative, Vaughn Sherman ‘51.

    Another segment from the March UW 360 is nominated in the Historical/Culture category. This UW360 short-story delves into the life of former CIA operative and UW graduate, Vaughn Sherman ’51, as he recounts experiences from his CIA service during the Cold War.

    With an abundance of UW stories to tell, each episode gives you a chance to discover a new facet of the university. UW360 can be seen on Sundays at 9 p.m. on UWTV and Saturdays at 4:30 on KOMO 4 TV.

    More information about the Northwest Regional Emmy Awards is available at Winners will be announced on Saturday, June 7.

  • April 9, 2014

    Surprise visit from Ellen!

    External Affairs

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" made a surprise visit to the University of Washington on Monday, and hundreds of students turned out to get a shot to be on national TV, wave signs and cheer on participants in a costume contest. "I would have gone to college if I had seen that place. That's beautiful," DeGeneres remarked.  Read more from UW Today and watch the segment here.

  • March 27, 2014

    UW School of Medicine launches "Next Generation WWAMI" in Spokane

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington School of Medicine announced plans to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called "Next Generation WWAMI." Read more here.

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