Faculty & Staff

Celebrating Black History Month with a journey through food

Campus Executive Chef Tracey MacRae and ASUW Black Student Commission Director Adaeze Medani turned an idea into a taste-tempting reality for Black History Month. Each week of February, HFS restaurants The 8 at McMahon and Local Point in Lander Hall will feature the foods of a different region of Africa, the Caribbean or the American South. It’s a delicious way to invite the UW community to celebrate culture and heritage, a journey through food.


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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.


Nominations needed for Husky Green Awards

Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Husky Green Awards, which recognize students, faculty, staff and teams from all UW campuses who demonstrate initiative, leadership and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability. Students, faculty, staff and groups from any of the UW campuses are eligible for the award, and any member of the UW community can submit a nomination by the March 1, 2016 deadline.


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.


Meet Gary Goldberg, UW’s new dining director

Housing & Food Services (HFS) has a new dining director, who comes to the UW with years of experience and some fresh new ideas.


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.


Students on campus along Rainier VistaWhy we can’t be silent about faculty unionization

“We fully respect the rights of all employees, including faculty, to unionize and we have said or done nothing contrary to those rights. We have, instead, expressed our firmly held opinion that unionization of our faculty would be contrary to the interests of our faculty, our students and our community. We do not believe that unionization will be helpful in our drive for excellence. We do not believe that abridging the gains we have made in and through shared governance — at the democratically elected Senate, college/school and department levels — will serve the University and all of its constituencies. And we do not believe that our presence in a bipartisan Olympia, with a divisive organizing campaign or contentious negotiations in the background, will be as fruitful,” wrote President Cauce and Interim Provost Baldasty.


UW, Amazon launch program to fund research

UW CoMotion is collaborating with Amazon to create Amazon Catalyst, which will fund bold, inventive projects proposed by UW students, faculty and staff.


William Sayres Jr. inaugurates Smith Family Endowed Chair in Medicine

The University of Washington Board of Regents has confirmed Dr. William G. Sayres Jr. as the inaugural holder of the Smith Family Endowed Chair in Medicine. This new endowed chair marks a significant investment in expanded medical education in eastern Washington.


UW President Ana Mari Cauce

UW regents name Ana Mari Cauce president

The University of Washington Board of Regents has selected Ana Mari Cauce to be the 33rd president of the UW. A member of the UW faculty since 1986, she is the first woman to be named to the position and the first Latina. The selection will become effective upon successful completion of contract terms.


president annual address 2015Video: Annual President’s Address

UW President Ana Mari Cauce discussed the boundless future of the University and answered questions from the audience on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Intellectual House.


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 overall

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.