Office of Global Affairs

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  • MBA students pitch poverty solutions in D-Prize competition

    October 21, 2014

    Global Affairs

    Together, aspiring social entrepreneurs from the Foster School of Business are working to address global poverty. The D-Prize competition, hosted by the Global Business Center, challenges social entrepreneurs to develop better ways to distribute proven life-enhancing technologies, while providing crucial funding and support so that these ideas can launch a pilot.  Read more from the Foster…

  • UW builds local and global partnerships

    October 20, 2014

    Global Affairs

    More than ever before, the University of Washington will be a driver of innovation in the Puget Sound region, says President Michael K. Young in a Sunday guest column. Read more from The Seattle Times...

  • Communicating about science? Consider culture, say UW researchers

    October 16, 2014

    Global Affairs

    Together with colleagues from Northwestern University, the American Indian Center of Chicago and the Menominee tribe of Wisconsin, UW researchers recently published new findings on the impact of cultural orientations on science communication.   “We argue that science communication – for example, words, photographs and illustrations – necessarily makes use of artifacts, both physical and conceptual, and…

  • $16 million grant awarded to Jackson School centers

    October 9, 2014

    Global Affairs

    The U.S. Department of Education will fund all eight of the Jackson School of International Studies' Title VI centers with grants of more than $16 million. The Department of Education’s Title VI awards were introduced to ensure sufficient foreign language training for U.S. security. Grants are awarded to institutions of higher education every four years…

  • UW Bothell offers grants supporting international course collaborations

    October 8, 2014

    Global Affairs

    UW Bothell is spearheading a UW-wide effort to deepen global engagement of students in the classroom by supporting online collaborations with international partners. These collaborations support the development of leading-edge, globally-focused student experiences without requiring students to travel abroad. The new COIL International Fellows program is designed to support UW faculty and staff from all UW campuses to develop…