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March 20, 2017

President Cauce’s blog post on proposed federal budget

UW President Ana Mari Cauce commented on President Trump’s proposed federal budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. Read it here.

March 14, 2017

UW gets top rankings among nation’s best graduate programs

The University of Washington is again ranked as the No. 1 primary care medical education program in the country and first for family medicine and rural medicine training, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Graduate School rankings. The UW has approximately 50 graduate programs among the nation’s top 10, including nursing, biostatistics…

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…

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