Office of External Affairs


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…

January 10, 2017

65th Washington State Legislature in session

The 2017 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature began on Monday. Both the House and Senate convened to as the 65th Legislature and begin a 105-day budget writing session. Tomorrow, Governor Jay Inslee is scheduled to give his second inaugural address to the legislature. The University of Washington released its 2017 Legislative Agenda prior…

January 6, 2017

UW President Cauce aboard inaugural West Coast commercial flight to Cuba

UW President Ana Mari Cauce was on board the first West Coast commercial flight to Havana on Thursday. Read more and watch video of President Cauce’s remarks from News & Information.

December 28, 2016

UW hyperloop team in the news

Seattle to Portland in 15 minutes? A group of University of Washington students is trying just that. They are attempting inventor Elon Musk’s dream of hyperloop, a conceptual form of high-speed travel. The UW students are finalists in a collegiate competition to build a hyperloop pod for competition in January. Read more from The Seattle Times and visit the…

December 27, 2016

President Obama signs Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act

Earlier this month, President Obama signed Senate Bill 3028, the “Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act,” which re-designates the 1,370 square miles Olympic Wilderness within Olympic National Park as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness. Comprising more than 95% of the park, it is the largest wilderness area in the State of Washington. The…

December 22, 2016

New from UW 360: Husky women’s golf takes home the national championship

Last spring, the Husky Women’s Golf Team captured the UW’s first NCAA golf title. Watch this video from UW 360 to see the amazing winning shots and learn more about the team and head coach, Mary Lou Mulflur.  

December 21, 2016

UW-developed technology to expand reach to help children and families

Technology developed at the University of Washington to improve service delivery in child welfare, foster care and homeless youth systems will soon be expanded to other states. New grant funding will allow Oliver — a social service management solution developed by Partners for Our Children, an organization in the UW School of Social Work — to…

December 13, 2016

External Affairs welcomes new state relations director

The University of Washington announced staffing changes in the Office of External Affairs this week, naming Joe Dacca director of state relations. Dacca currently serves as district director for U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and previously worked for U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks from 2008 to 2012. Dacca holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the…

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