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January 8, 2018

Legislative session begins today

The 2018 legislative session opened today in Olympia. Lawmakers will consider a supplemental budget in addition to other policy business during the short, 60-day session. Read more about the University of Washington legislative priorities from the Office of State Relations.

December 27, 2017

UW ranks No. 7 among public universities on Kiplinger’s 300 ‘Best College Values’ for 2018

The University of Washington is ranked No. 7 on Kiplinger’s 300 Best College Values for 2018 among public universities, released Friday. Last year, the UW was ranked. No. 12. Read more from UW News.

December 22, 2017

UW’s 2017: A year of innovation, access and impact

In all corners of the University of Washington, staff, faculty and students are working hard to improve the lives of people around the world. This year undoubtedly embodied that passion and drive to serve the public good. Read more and watch the video here.

December 15, 2017

UW celebrates major progress on new engineering building

The University of Washington celebrated two major fundraising and construction milestones on Wednesday for the Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering. The UW Board of Regents voted in October to name the building for the Gateses, after Microsoft and a group of longtime friends and colleagues joined together to contribute more…

December 7, 2017

New precision medicine institute launches at UW

The Brotman Baty Institute for Personalized Medicine has launched in Seattle with a goal of pursuing one of the most sought-after and elusive goals in science: Treatments tailored to individual patients. Named for Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman and his lifelong friend, Dan Baty, whose families made a combined $50 million gift to create the BBI, the institute…

December 6, 2017

UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

The University of Washington has launched a new institute aimed at accelerating research at the nanoscale: the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems, or NanoES. The institute will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. Yet these advancements will be at a technological scale a thousand times smaller than the…

November 30, 2017

University of Washington fall 2017 entering class sets record for diversity, resident students

The University of Washington welcomed the most diverse class of students and the largest number of Washington residents in UW history, according to the finalized Fall 2017 census of enrolled students. The new class across all three campuses, including freshman and transfer students, totals 11,376. Of those, 74.1 percent (8,431 students) are Washington residents. Read…

November 8, 2017

Campus veterans appreciation

The University of Washington invites our community to join us for our annual week of connecting, sharing stories and showing appreciation for the service of all our UW veterans, past and present. See the full events calendar here.

Washington Sea Grant receives $1.1 million in federal funding

The Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, will receive $1.1 million in federal grants for aquaculture research. Across the country, 18 Sea Grant programs received aquaculture grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read more from UW News.

October 26, 2017

UW among top 10 in US News Best Global Universities ranking

The University of Washington climbed to the No. 10 spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, tied with Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. The UW is now second among American public institutions — an improvement from last year’s No. 3 slot. Read more from UW Today.

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