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June 25, 2015
The UW Spokane Center opened yesterday with a celebration featuring the UW Husky Marching Band, Cheer Team and Harry the Husky. UW interim Provost Jerry Baldasty, a native of Spokane, was joined by Spokane Mayor David Condon for a brief ceremony followed by an afternoon of activities at the center. Read more about the celebration from
June 18, 2015
Today, the University of Washington and Tsinghua University announced a groundbreaking partnership and the creation the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute dedicated to educating the next generation of innovators. Learn more about GIX here and read media coverage by the Seattle Times, GeekWire and The Wall Street Journal.
June 16, 2015
Juan Felipe Herrera was named the 21st United States Poet Laureate. He is the first Latino honored since the U.S. Consultant in Poetry program began in 1937. Herrera is a visiting professor in the Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington. Read more from UW Today.
June 4, 2015
Vanessa Kritzer is the next student member of the UW Board of Regents. Kritzer is a native of Seattle and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the Evans School of Public Affairs. Her year-long appointment is effective July 1. Read more from UW Today.
The Seattle Times published an editorial asserting that the legislature should invest in the proposed computer science and engineering building expansion. Read the piece from the Seattle Times.
May 12, 2015
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new King County initiative – Best Starts for Kids. The goal is to provide resources necessary to prevent negative outcomes in the community. The initiative focuses on early childhood development and incorporates recommendations and outcomes of research completed at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences
April 30, 2015
On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a new Business Improvement Area (BIA) for the University District. Assessments collected from property owners in this new area will help pay for: cleaning and public safety; events and marketing; policy and advocacy; economic development; planning; and program management. The new BIA will also pay for expanded cleaning
March 26, 2015
In February, the U District hosted the first “Find It, Fix It” walk of 2015. Mayor Ed Murray, then Provost Ana Mari Cauce, city officials and community members walked the U District and discussed community improvement and public safety. Watch a video about the walk here.
March 4, 2015
Washington Monthly ranked the University of Washington first in their “Best Bang for the Buck” in the West. The UW is the top school with regard to the best value based on a variety of factors. Read more from the Seattle Times and see the rankings here.
February 19, 2015
The University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers for 2015, reclaiming the top spot with 72 alumni currently in service. Read more from UW Today.Next Page »