Office of External Affairs

May 10, 2018

From the VP: Seattle is in for a LOT of Disruption in the Next Few Years

Randy Hodgins

Fascinating monthly meeting of the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce this week where we had presentations on several major construction projects that are both underway and being planned for the city and the region in the next 5 years or so.  Most of these initiatives are sorely needed as Seattle and Puget Sound continue to…


May 7, 2018

This week in Congress

External Affairs

Curious what’s happening in Congress this week? Our colleagues in Federal Relations have compiled a selection of committee meetings scheduled for this week. Several committees are slated to examine the opioid crisis from a variety of angles and there are markups and hearings on funding requests and budgets budgets. Read more here.


May 3, 2018

UW ranks No. 5 on Forbes’ Best Value Colleges 2018

External Affairs

The University of Washington this week ranked No. 5 on the Forbes list of Best Value Colleges 2018. The UW rose from 23rd place in the 2016 ranking. Read more from UW News.


April 26, 2018

From the VP: Dispatch from Denver

Randy Hodgins

Each year the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce takes a delegation of political, business, education and non profit leaders to visit another U.S. city to learn how they are growing their economy and addressing challenges all big cities face from transportation to homelessness. This year I’m proud to be joining the Chamber’s intercity study mission…


UW celebrates groundbreaking of new Population Health Building

External Affairs

Yesterday, University of Washington marked the official groundbreaking of the university’s new 290,000-square-foot Population Health Building, a facility that will house the Population Health Initiative launched by the UW in 2016. The Population Health Initiative is a 25-year effort to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives. The UW defines population…


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