Faculty & Staff

Silhouette of George Washington statuePlanning the UW’s next 20 years

The University of Washington is inviting students, staff, faculty and members of the community to participate in public meetings on Oct. 14 and 15 to kick off a two-year effort to develop the next master plan for the Seattle campus.

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Ana Mari CauceWelcome message from Interim President Ana Mari Cauce

Whether you’re a newcomer to the UW or, like me, a long-time member of the community, I hope you feel the excitement of the start of school. It is a great time for our city and our region!

Office of the President

quadUW formalizes commitment to supplier diversity

The recent passage of the Statement of Business Equity by the Board of Regents makes it clear that the university’s business practices will be guided by a belief in inclusiveness and equity. The UW will actively engage with small businesses and women and minority-owned businesses, promoting opportunity and transparency, while supporting the broader economy of Washington.

Starbucks at the HUBUW’s first Starbucks® store now open in the HUB

Curious about other dining options and deals? Check out UW Dining’s latest e-newsletter for more information.

UW and Shanghai Jiao Tong University forge international collaboration on smart cities

Leaders from the University of Washington and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), one of China’s most prestigious public research universities, signed an agreement to work together on “smart cities” research, teaching and collaborations in their respective electrical engineering departments.

Washington, Sichuan promise low-carbon cities in new agreement

A memorandum of understanding, called the “2+2 MOU,” was signed between the state of Washington and the Chinese province of Sichuan, as well as the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, to catalyze the science, technology and investment needed to grow innovations that will underpin adaptable and resilient urbanization.

Reuters names UW the world’s most innovative public university, fourth overallA medal for a UW Award of Excellence.

The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a new ranking by Reuters released Wednesday. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard. “Innovation and turning ideas into action are at the center of everything we do,” UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce said.

UW labs win $4.5 million NSF nanotechnology infrastructure grant

The University of Washington and Oregon State University have won a $4.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to advance nanoscale science, engineering and technology research in the Pacific Northwest and support a new network of user sites across the country.

Take a virtual voyage to the Arctic Ocean

If you’ve ever wanted to travel north of the Arctic Circle in early fall, when the expanse of water dotted with ice floes reaches its greatest extent, this is your chance. Follow the ArcticMix website or on Twitter at @_following_seas through Sept. 26 A University of Washington oceanographer is one of three principal investigators on the project.

UW, city of Seattle join ‘Smart Cities’ network

The University of Washington and city of Seattle have joined a new national network of university-city partnerships that will work on “smart city” solutions as part of a new White House Smart Cities Initiative. The MetroLab Network, announced by the White House on Monday, consists of partnerships between research universities.

Students on campus along Rainier VistaUW seventh-largest driver of Teach for America corps

The University of Washington is the 7th-largest contributor of college graduates to the 2015 Teach For America corps, according to the annual list of top contributors released today by the national nonprofit organization. Graduates who join Teach For America commit to teach for at least two years in under-resourced schools.