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December 7, 2016

$14M federal grant for UW-led PacTrans

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). This consortium is a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest. PacTrans represents…


December 6, 2016

New from UW 360: Campus Master Plan

More than 150 years ago, the University of Washington began with just one building and a handful of students. Today, this beautiful campus is home to more than 45,000 students, and growing! In order to support the future growing influx of students, the campus must continue to grow along with it. This UW 360 story…


December 1, 2016

Ribbon-cutting for new campus children’s center

  This week, the UW welcomed employees, local children and government officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Washington Children’s Center at Portage Bay. The center is scheduled to open on campus in early January and will provide child care services to 140 children and their families. Read more here.  


November 22, 2016

New from UW 360: Women’s soccer success

When it comes to athletic success at the UW, one program stands out, year after year, often without attracting a lot of headlines. The UW women’s soccer program is consistently one of the best in the country, producing PAC-12 stand-outs and Olympic stars. Even more important than the program’s success on the pitch may be…


November 8, 2016

Meet Jen Cohen, UW’s new athletic director

When Jennifer Cohen was named UW’s new Athletic Director, she needed no introduction to Husky Nation. She’s worked at the University of Washington for 18 years. UW 360 discovered Cohen’s ties to the purple and gold go back even further than that. Watch the story here.  


November 3, 2016

Celebrating the reopening of historic Denny Hall

Last week, the College of Arts & Sciences and Office of External Affairs celebrated the reopening of the UW’s historic Denny Hall. The building underwent extensive restoration beginning in summer 2015 and reopened to students, faculty and staff this autumn. The oldest building on campus (it was constructed in 1895) is now the newest! Learn…


October 27, 2016

UW regional dental program wins top national award

The UW’s Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program has received a top national award in dental education. This groundbreaking School of Dentistry program began in 2008 and seeks to improve access to dental care in rural and underserved areas of Washington state. On Monday, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announced that the UW…


October 19, 2016

State and local leaders recognize Together UW Day – October 21, 2016

In recognition of the launch of the university’s Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World philanthropic campaign, Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and City of Spokane Mayor David Condon offered their support in proclamations and a salutation, recognizing October 21, 2016 as “Together UW Day.” See the proclamations and salutation on the State Relations…


October 11, 2016

Campus Master Plan draft available for review

The 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan provides the framework for the University of Washington’s future campus development. Progressive and sustainable, it balances the preservation of the core campus with the need to accommodate increasing density. The plan integrates the UW’s academic, research, and service missions with its capital plan objectives. Learn more about the…


October 6, 2016

Amazon pledges $10 million for computer science expansion

Amazon announced that it will donate $10 million toward the construction of a new computer-science building on the UW campus. Read more from UW Today.  



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