Office of External Affairs


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…

December 7, 2016

$14M federal grant for UW-led PacTrans

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it has awarded approximately $14 million over five years to the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans). This consortium is a multi-university, regional transportation center led by the University of Washington to fund research aimed at improving the mobility of people and goods across the Pacific Northwest. PacTrans represents…

December 6, 2016

New from UW 360: Campus Master Plan

More than 150 years ago, the University of Washington began with just one building and a handful of students. Today, this beautiful campus is home to more than 45,000 students, and growing! In order to support the future growing influx of students, the campus must continue to grow along with it. This UW 360 story…

December 1, 2016

Ribbon-cutting for new campus children’s center

  This week, the UW welcomed employees, local children and government officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Washington Children’s Center at Portage Bay. The center is scheduled to open on campus in early January and will provide child care services to 140 children and their families. Read more here.  

November 22, 2016

New from UW 360: Women’s soccer success

When it comes to athletic success at the UW, one program stands out, year after year, often without attracting a lot of headlines. The UW women’s soccer program is consistently one of the best in the country, producing PAC-12 stand-outs and Olympic stars. Even more important than the program’s success on the pitch may be…

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