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October 11, 2017

From UW Video: New UW 360 episode

UW 360, hosted by Carolyn Douglas, is an Emmy-award winning news magazine show that features stories about the University of Washington. In this episode: – New hope for thousands of people who suffer from seizures with the help of UW Medicine Neuroscience Institute’s “Rosa Robot” – Technologies designed for kids by kids with the help…

October 9, 2017

Gov. Inslee appoints Blaine Tamaki to the Board of Regents

Gov. Inslee announced the appointment of Blaine Tamaki to the University of Washington Board of Regents last week. Tamaki graduated from the UW in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and is also an alumni of the UW Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor. His daughter recently graduated from the UW and…

September 29, 2017

In case you missed it: Fake news Facebook Live Q&A

University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom joined UW News for a live Q&A about fake news and their class “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data.” Check out their class page: Callin_bull and watch the Facebook Live.

UW ranked among top 10 most innovative universities in the world by Reuters

The University of Washington is listed No. 7 on the Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities. Since the ranking began in 2015, the UW has ranked in the top 10 and is currently the top-ranked U.S. publication on the list. Read more from UW News.

September 26, 2017

Join the UW College of Education in Spokane

The biggest steps toward a life of opportunity, toward the fullest flourishing of one’s potential, happen in a child’s earliest years. Yet in Washington, one in five children grows up in poverty, and fewer than half of the state’s children are kindergarten-ready across all six domains of childhood development. On Oct. 20, eight of Washington’s…

UW to host NSF-funded center for innovation, education in materials science

The University of Washington is home to the new Molecular Engineering Materials Center — a national center of excellence for research, education and training in materials science. The center is a partnership among UW faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering, the Clean Energy Institute and the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute…

September 21, 2017

Global Burden of Disease 20th anniversary

The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is celebrating 20 years of the Global Burden of Disease study. Join IHME and The Lancet for a series of events, including panel discussions and a keynote by Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President…

September 8, 2017

UW remains at No. 25 in the world, fourth among U.S. public institutions, on Times Higher Education ranking list

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington has been ranked No. 25 on the Times Higher Education world rankings for 2018, released Tuesday. Among U.S. public institutions the UW is again ranked fourth — a position it has held for the last two years as well. Read more from UW Today.  

UW, Seattle Housing Authority to build affordable housing in the U District

The University of Washington and the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the two organizations to develop affordable housing in the University District. The goal is to create a minimum of 150 affordable units that will be income restricted to those making 60 percent or less of area median income­­….

August 25, 2017

UW presents to business leaders on education and career connected learning

On Thursday, the Seattle Chamber hosted guests for an education-focused panel on Career Connected Learning. The Chamber is communicating with their members and other business about the need to ready themselves for the workforce of the future. Career-connected learning is a continuum of awareness, exploration, preparation and workforce experiences developed through strong public and private partnerships….

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