Faculty & Staff

Suzzallo_globe3-S-TILEUW jumps to No. 2 in the world for clinical medicine, pharmacy; remains No. 6 in life sciences

The UW moved up to No. 2 in the world for clinical medicine and pharmacy in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields conducted by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

5 UW professors among HHMI’s inaugural class of Faculty Scholars

Amid a decline in funding for scientific research, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Simons Foundation to launch a new Faculty Scholars program. Announced Sept. 22 by HHMI, the inaugural crop of early career scientists includes five faculty members from the UW.

Campus flu shots available for faculty, staff and students

You can help prevent the flu by getting your vaccine this year. Flu shot clinics are available at several campus locations this fall for faculty, staff, students and retirees.

No appointment is necessary. Just bring your health insurance card, photo ID and completed claim form. Faculty, staff and retirees covered by a PEBB health plan and students with a GAIP health plan or ISHIP health plan are eligible to attend. Dependents covered under PEBB, GAIP or ISHIP plans are also welcome. View the flu shot clinic schedule and get more information.

Ramasastry_Anita-23UW law professor named to United Nations working group on business and human rights

Law professor Anita Ramasastry’s decades-long focus on the intersection of commerce and human rights has paid off. In July, she was appointed to serve on the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Ramasastry will represent all of Western Europe, North America and Australia-Pacific.

Plan ahead: UW vs. Stanford, Friday, Sept. 30

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 the University of Washington will host a football game against Stanford University. Kickoff will be at 6 p.m.

This nationally-televised Friday night game is a great opportunity to show the country what Husky pride is all about. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the game and invited to take advantage of special group-rate ticket pricing using promo code: UWFS. Students are eligible for special Dawg Pack ticket pricing as well.

Given limited weekday parking, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to celebrate UW’s commitment to sustainability by considering green means of transportation to and from campus on gameday — options are outlined on the Transportation Services website and at GoHuskies.com. There is also the potential for alternative work schedules in order to reduce after-work congestion. Human Resources will be in contact with supervisors to provide further details.

Thank you in advance for making any needed adjustments to your routines on Sept. 30. For questions or concerns, email huskyad@uw.edu.

University of Washington and City of Auburn launch first Livable City Year partnership

The University of Washington has begun a yearlong partnership with the City of Auburn, under the new Livable City Year program. UW students and professors will work with the City of Auburn to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability throughout the upcoming academic year.

UW to host Tent City 3 for 90 days in winter 2017

“Earlier this year, I wrote to our community about the crisis facing thousands of our neighbors; a crisis that forces many individuals and families to live under bridges, or in cars and doorways.

As part of our educational mission and existing work to address homelessness, I asked you whether the UW should host an organized tent city during the 2017 winter quarter. This would build on and respond to the work of students, alumni and residents from the Tent City Collective, and on the positive Tent City 3 hosting experiences of Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University. …

Nearly 1,000 of you e-mailed thoughts and dozens more attended the town hall meetings. By a 2-to-1 margin responses and attendees favored hosting. Faculty and departments have expressed eagerness to incorporate service learning into curricula, and local elected officials and community leaders also support the effort,” wrote President Cauce.

Is technology crucial for innovation?

Technology is crucial for innovation — and innovation in technology is critical to innovation in just about every other arena. Why? Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, believes the forward march of technology allows us to do more with less, improving our lives in the process.


Jerry Baldasty named UW provost and executive vice president

Baldasty has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president, a role he has filled on an interim basis for the past 14 months. The appointment is effective June 1.

Rickey L. Hall named vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and chief diversity officer at the UW

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce and Interim Provost Jerry Baldasty announced today the selection of Rickey L. Hall as the new vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and chief diversity officer, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In this role, Hall will have oversight of the University’s progress in diversity and to ensure and facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for diversity.

Increased funds to enhance faculty diversity

Starting in the 2016-17 academic year, funding allocated to build and retain a diverse and inclusive faculty across the three UW campuses will be increased to $1 million.

President Cauce and Interim Provost Baldasty are allocating the funds for the Office for Faculty Advancement to work collaboratively with deans, chancellors and department chairs or directors, with half going toward faculty recruitment and half going toward retention. Learn more about how the funds will be used.

President Cauce addresses UW’s role in improving local, global health

On May 3, President Ana Mari Cauce invited the University community and our partners to join in the development of a 25-year vision to advance the health and well-being of people around the world by leveraging capabilities and opportunities at the UW and in our region. Review the full address, including transcript and video.

UW begins search for senior leadership position

This week, the UW began a search for an Executive Vice President (EVP) for Finance & Administration. This newly defined role incorporates the responsibilities held by the former Senior Vice President of Finance & Facilities, in addition to an expanded portfolio of work to include strategic and operational leadership of central administrative functions in the following areas: finance, budget and planning, human resources, information technology, facilities, real estate and procurement. The EVP will report to President Cauce with secondary reporting to Provost Baldasty, and serve as a member of their senior leadership team. The EVP will also partner with the leadership of UW-Medicine, UW Bothell, UW Tacoma and University Athletics.

A medal for a UW Award of Excellence.2016 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients being recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. The winners will be honored at 3:30 p.m. June 9 at a ceremony in Meany Hall for the campus and general public.

UW’s Professional & Organizational Development team wins national leadership award 

On Feb. 4, the Strategic Leadership Program received the top leadership excellence award for Best Corporate University at the national LEAD2016 conference sponsored by HR.com and held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. UW Professional & Organizational Development ranked first among other top contenders in the category, including AT&T, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Microsoft.

How the UW is helping to prepare for the next earthquake

On Tuesday, February 2, the White House hosted an Earthquake Resilience Summit to promote adoption of an earthquake-early warning system in the United States. John Vidale, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, was among the speakers for the first session of the day. Learn more about the event and read a special earthquake Q&A with Professor Vidale.

Martin Luther King, Jr.MLK Week events honor legacy of civil rights leader

Make 2016 a time to honor the history of activism in our community, engage in current social justice work and inspire one another to be part of the transformational movements that are to come. 

“Response to Active Shooter” training and resources available through UW SafeCampus

Preventing violence is a shared responsibility in which everyone at the UW plays a part. Take steps to prepare for the unlikely, but dangerous, situation of an active shooter event at the University of Washington. Visit the SafeCampus website for further information and to arrange training for your department, workgroup or interest group.

Focusing on race and advancing equity at the UW

As a public university, the UW has a special responsibility to convene the difficult conversations in areas of social importance — conversations that lead to action. This is especially true of race and equity. Read the new “Focusing on Race & Advancing Equity” publication, part of a provost series on Trends & Issues in Higher Education.