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October 6, 2016

Amazon pledges $10 million for computer science expansion

Amazon announced that it will donate $10 million toward the construction of a new computer-science building on the UW campus. Read more from UW Today.  

October 3, 2016

New from UW 360: Seeds of hope

Watch this new UW 360 episode to meet Marine combat veteran and UW grad, Christopher Brown. He shares how he combined his own personal struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with his UW education to help his fellow veterans. Brown’s non-profit organization, “Growing Veterans,” seeks to reconnect veterans with civilian life through a sustainable…

September 28, 2016

UW and Tsinghua break ground on GIX

The University of Washington and Tsinghua University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) last week in Bellevue. A global partnership between the UW and Tsinghua University, with early support from Microsoft, GIX will help elevate the greater Seattle region as a center for innovation. Located in Bellevue’s Spring District in a…

September 27, 2016

Xiamen and Boeing celebrate inaugural Shenzhen-Seattle Dreamliner service

On Tuesday, Xiamen Airlines and Boeing celebrated inaugural service by the airline between Shenzhen and Seattle by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The service launched September 26 and is the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the United States and the first long-haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point the United States. Xiamen…

September 13, 2016

New from UW 360: Husky football’s Huard brothers

The name “Huard” is basically football royalty in the Pacific Northwest. Brothers Damon and Brock Huard were starting quarterbacks at the University of Washington in the 1990s and both went on to play in the NFL. Years later, both still maintain deep ties to the UW. UW360 caught up with the brothers – watch it…

August 25, 2016

UW grad student brings life to a U District vacant lot

Learn more about how WSECU collaborated with landscape designer and UW graduate student Britton Shepard to bring a vacant lot to life in the U District.

August 19, 2016

UW maintains 15th in the world ranking

The University of Washington was again ranked No. 15 on the Academic Ranking of World Universities list released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University researchers. The UW also remained 13th among U.S. universities and fourth among public institutions worldwide. Read more from UW Today.  

August 8, 2016

UW faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

The Washington State Academy of Sciences announced that twelve UW scientists and engineers have been elected to the academy. According to a statement released by the organization, the new members were selected for “their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the academy in bringing the best available science to…

August 4, 2016

New from UW 360: UW Libraries conservation of rare books

The 13 libraries on the UW Seattle campus contain more knowledge, books and archives than many city libraries. Their books are handled and read each and every day, year after year. What happens when some of those precious books need repairs? In this UW 360 story, meet the skilled staff in the UW Libraries Conservation…

June 23, 2016

Learn more about the UW’s DO-IT Center

Learn more about the work of the UW’s DO-IT Center and how they are empowering students with all sorts of disabilities. Watch the UW  360 story here.  

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