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December 11, 2013

UW ranked 13th best value among public institutions by Kiplinger’s

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The University of Washington has been ranked 13th best value among public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.


November 25, 2013

Dashboards to bring culture change in strategic decision-making

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New dashboards for exploring trends are bringing about a culture change in strategic decision-making at the university


November 18, 2013

Faculty Senate chair Jack Lee charts course for year

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Faculty & Staff Insider asked this year’s Faculty Senate chair, Jack Lee, professor of mathematics, to discuss some of the the issues it is likely to tackle in the coming year.


November 5, 2013

‘Music is an infinite thing’: Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

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The School of Music has lured Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists, to a position on the faculty.


October 29, 2013

John Schaufelberger appointed dean of the UW College of Built Environments

John Schaufelberger

University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce have announced that they are appointing interim dean John E. Schaufelberger to be the next dean of the UW College of Built Environments.


October 28, 2013

UW hosts series of events for Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 5 to 11

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The University of Washington is planning a number of events that will be held during the week preceding Veterans Day.


October 21, 2013

Caryn G. Mathes selected as general manager for KUOW

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Caryn G. Mathes, who has been general manager of WAMU in Washington, D.C., since 2005, has been selected as the general manager of KUOW, effective Jan. 2, 2014.


October 18, 2013

UW receives grant from attorney general’s office for pain management

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The University of Washington has received an 18-month grant of $110,299 from the state Attorney General’s Office to provide training and education for health professionals and the general public on the subject of chronic pain management and cannabis use.


October 14, 2013

UW Fall 2013 enrollment: Largest freshman class ever

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The University of Washington in Seattle reports its largest freshman class in history at 6,255 students, according to the Office of Admissions.


October 7, 2013

Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of School of Nursing, dies at 87

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The distinguished career of a nursing pioneer and UW faculty member came to a close on Sept. 27 with the death of Dean Emeritus Rheba de Tornyay.


October 3, 2013

Pioneering MOOC instructors remain enthusiastic

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The first reports from the pioneers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, at the UW contain a mixture of humility and abiding enthusiasm for this new education platform.


October 2, 2013

UW ranked 25th best university in world

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The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.


September 16, 2013

Freshman Convocation marks opening of UW’s school year

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University of Washington President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 30th annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


September 12, 2013

Futures Committee suggests new compact for UW and community

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A committee of volunteers, including many of the state’s top business and civic leaders, has issued a report recommending a stronger partnership between the University of Washington and the broad community of people that it serves.


September 10, 2013

New UW-based organization aims to prevent suicides

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Forefront: Innovations in suicide prevention, a new University of Washington-based organization launched Sept. 10, will help Washington state lead the way to new policies and programs to solve what is regarded as a major public health problem.


UW ranked 16th among national public universities by US News

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The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.


September 3, 2013

UW welcomes Bjong Yeigh, UW Bothell chancellor

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Bjong “Wolf” Yeigh takes the helm this week as chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.


August 26, 2013

UW ranked 13th nationally by Washington Monthly, 9th in “Bang for Buck”

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Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013.


August 19, 2013

University of Washington again ranked 16th best in world

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The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.


August 14, 2013

UW garners highest score possible, named again to Green Honor Roll

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The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year.


July 31, 2013

University presidents urge President Obama, Congress to address “innovation deficit”

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young today joined more than 160 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.”


July 29, 2013

UW welcomes Denzil Suite, vice president for student life

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The University of Washington on July 29 welcomed Denzil Suite as vice president for student life.


July 25, 2013

University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

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The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.


July 18, 2013

UW launches record 17 startup companies

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The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year.


July 16, 2013

UW welcomes Azita Emami, dean of School of Nursing

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Azita Emami recently joined the School of Nursing as the Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Dean.


July 15, 2013

UW welcomes Michael Bragg, dean of the College of Engineering

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The UW welcomes today (July 15) Michael B. Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering.


July 11, 2013

UW hosts national conference on higher ed advocacy

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UW Impact, the legislative advocacy program created by the University of Washington Alumni Association, is hosting a national conference of public higher education advocates.


June 27, 2013

Kiana Scott appointed as new student regent

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he has appointed Kiana M. Scott, a graduate student in communication, as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents, effective July 2.


June 25, 2013

Brewster Denny, founding dean and civic leader, dies at 88

Brewster C. Denny, the founder of what is now the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, one of the first independent public schools of public administration in the country, died Saturday (June 22) at the age of 88.


June 20, 2013

Faculty Field Tour gives new faculty bird’s eye view of state

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The Faculty Field Tour, which offers new faculty a bird’s eye view of the state’s varied geography, industry and inhabitants, is resuming this year after a four-year hiatus due to budget cuts.


June 19, 2013

UW seventh in world for articles in Nature and Nature’s research journals

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The University of Washington has been ranked seventh in the world for the number of journal articles published in 2012 in Nature or one of Nature’s main monthly research journals, some of the most widely cited journals in science.


June 13, 2013

President Young appoints Sexual Assault Task Force

UW President Michael K. Young has appointed a task force that will provide a comprehensive report on programs for prevention of and response to sexual assault among students.


June 11, 2013

Chuck Sloane selected as university ombud

University of Washington President Michael K. Young has selected Chuck Sloane to be University Ombud, starting this July.


138th Commencement for UW’s Seattle campus — 1:30 p.m. June 15 at CenturyLink Field

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About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on June 15.


June 3, 2013

UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization

The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”


May 23, 2013

Denzil Suite selected as UW vice president for student life

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Denzil Suite has been selected as vice president for student life.


May 21, 2013

Bjong Wolf Yeigh selected as chancellor for UW Bothell

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Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.


May 14, 2013

Symposium features undergraduate research

Student researcher discusses her work at 2012 Undergraduate Research Symposium

More than 1,000 undergraduates will showcase their contributions to innovative and groundbreaking research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Mary Gates Hall. Some presentations will also occur in Johnson Hall and Meany Studio Theater. In conjunction with the symposium, another 50 undergraduates from UW and…


May 13, 2013

Celebration of life of Bryan Pearce, UW Book Store CEO, May 19

A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.


May 9, 2013

UW ranked sixth in US and eighth in world for academic performance

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A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.



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