Faculty & Staff

Silhouette of George Washington statueNominate a student for the Husky 100

Beginning this spring, the Husky 100 will recognize 100 outstanding UW students each year who are making the most of their Husky Experience.

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.

The UW Climb to $10K for Facing Homelessness

The Whole U and the UW Combined Fund Drive are teaming up to face homelessness on November 18. Help us reach our goal of $10,000 and one million steps for those living on the street in our community. Learn more about the Combined Fund Drive.

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.

Ovations 2015 performance Ovations 2015: Meet the Stars

You’re invited to Ovations on Sunday, November 22 to see talented faculty, staff, and students take the stage at Meany Theater!

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.

A medal for a UW Award of Excellence.

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.