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March 8, 2017

Remembering Rep. Helen Sommers

Former Washington state Rep. Helen Sommers passed away Tuesday. Sommers, a UW alumna, served in the Washington House of Representatives for 36 years before retiring in 2009. Read President Cauce’s statement.    

March 1, 2017

UW among top Peace Corps volunteering institutions

The University of Washington ranks No. 2 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 73 Huskies currently volunteering worldwide. Read more from UW Today.

February 24, 2017

Cascadia regional data partnership announced

The University of British Columbia and the University of Washington announced the establishment of the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative. This industry-funded research partnership between UBC and the UW will use data to help cities and communities address challenges from traffic to homelessness and is made possible with a $1-million gift from Microsoft. Faculty, students and…

February 22, 2017

CEI opens Clean Energy Testbeds

Last week, the Clean Energy Institute celebrated the opening of the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds. The state-of-the-art user facility has lab space for manufacturing prototypes and then testing to increase the rate at which engineering discoveries can become clean energy technologies available in the marketplace. Read more from UW Today.  

February 1, 2017

CoMotion Labs expands to Spokane

CoMotion, the UW’s collaborative innovation hub, announced yesterday that it will expand CoMotion Labs to Spokane. Read more about the expansion and what it means for eastern Washington and the innovation community from CoMotion.  

January 30, 2017

Federal grant update from the Office of Federal Relations

The Office of Federal Relations posted a Federal Grant Update on their website. They will continue to gather and share information as it becomes available.  

January 25, 2017

President Ana Mari Cauce visits Olympia

Yesterday, President Ana Mari Cauce visited Olympia to advocate for the University’s 2017 legislative priorities. Her day included a presentation to the Senate Higher Education and Ways and Means committees, meetings with lawmakers in both chambers and she sat down with student legislative representatives from ASUW, ASUW Bothell, ASUW Tacoma and the Graduate and Professional…

January 17, 2017

UW’s CoMotion labs brings virtual reality to Olympia

The UW’s CoMotions Labs helped bring virtual reality to lawmakers in Olympia. Legislators on the House Technology & Economic Development Committee received general information on the industry and technology and got the opportunity to try headsets during a hearing last week. Elizabeth Scallon, associate director of the UW’s CoMotion Labs, was among those who provided testimony to…

January 12, 2017

New from UW 360: Livable City Year partnership

When you think of a typical learning environment for UW students, you probably think of a lecture hall or a research lab. But how about an entire city? That’s where some UW students will be learning this year, thanks to an innovative partnership with Auburn. It’s part of a new program called “Livable City Year.”…

January 11, 2017

Zillow pledges $5 million for Computer Science & Engineering building

Zillow Group has pledged $5 million toward the development of a Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) building on the UW campus. The new building will be the second CSE building and will allow the university to double the number of CSE degrees awarded each year and reduce the number of qualified students who are turned…

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