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March 23, 2012

Tech survey shows students want better connections, faculty want more flexible classrooms

Students want better wireless and electrical connections on campus, while faculty would like more consistent and more flexible configurations of classroom technology, a new survey shows.

March 19, 2012

UWTVs flagship television series, UW|360, to air on KOMO 4

UWTV and KOMO 4 today announced a new broadcast partnership to share stories about the people, places and discoveries from the University of Washington through the UWTV television series, “UW|360.” Beginning on Saturday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m., KOMO 4 will air “UW|360” right before their evening news broadcast.

March 13, 2012

University of Washington offers admission to Fall 2012 freshman class

The University of Washington began this week notifying applicants to the Seattle campus of their acceptance into the freshman class starting fall 2012.

U.S. News ranks numerous UW grad programs among nations top 10 for 2013

Numerous University of Washington professional and graduate programs were among the top 10 in the 2013 annual rankings provided March 14 by U.S. News & World Report.

March 8, 2012

Joel Berg selected as dean of UW School of Dentistry

Joel Berg, professor of pediatric dentistry in the University of Washington School of Dentistry and acknowledged as one of the world’s leading pediatric dentists, has been selected as the school’s next dean, effective Aug. 15, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today (March 8)

March 7, 2012

Facilities Services receives $1 million for energy conservation

Facilities Services is continuing a long-standing energy conservation partnership with Seattle City Light in an agreement for the utility to fund energy conservation initiatives on campus.

News Digest: Register for Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy

News Digest: Register Robinson Center classes; faculty roundtable discussion on philanthropy

March 5, 2012

Pamela Mitchell appointed interim dean of UW School of Nursing

Pamela Mitchell

Pamela H. Mitchell, professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, has been appointed interim dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing, effective March 16, Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today.

February 28, 2012

News Digest: Friedman honored for social impact, Husky Stadium collapse recalled

Batya Friedman

Batya Friedman honored || 1987 Husky Stadium collapse

February 23, 2012

New 'light duty' law provides incentives for early returns to work

A new state law that encourages employers to get injured workers back in the workplace with temporary accommodations – either reduced workloads or in some cases reassignments – recently went into effect.

January 25, 2012

UW second in nation in Peace Corps volunteers

The University of Washington ranked second among large universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps in 2011.

January 18, 2012

New oral history of William Ruckelshaus, key figure in environmental policy, now online

An oral history of the career of William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, whose career parallels the growth of the environmental movement in the United States, is now available in three locations in the state of Washington.

January 13, 2012

Ethnic Cultural Center to be named for Samuel E. Kelly

Samuel E. Kelly and the new Ethnic Cultural Center

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversitys new Ethnic Cultural Center will be named in honor of the late Samuel E. Kelly, the founding vice president for the office and a pioneer for diversity on campus.

January 12, 2012

UW-IT seeks faculty for pilot projects using eTexts

UW Information Technology is seeking faculty members interested in using electronic texts, or eTexts, in their classes for participation in a pilot project.

January 11, 2012

Gertrude Peoples presented with Odegaard Award for work on diversity

Gertrude Peoples

Gertrude Peoples, a special assistant with the University of Washington football program and the former director of the Student-Athlete Academic Services, is the 2012 recipient of the UW Charles E. Odegaard Award.

December 16, 2011

Robert Stacey named interim dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Robert C. Stacey

The University of Washington named Robert C. Stacey as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

December 13, 2011

Memorial service for dean emeritus Sidney Nelson set for Dec. 17

Memorial services for Sidney Nelson, professor of medicinal chemistry and dean emeritus of the School of Pharmacy, will be at 1 pm. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the New Life Church at 6830 Highland Dr. in Everett.

December 9, 2011

Where is my shuttle? Information available online and on smart phones

People who use the UW South Lake Union and Night Ride shuttles now can check the shuttles progress from their desktop or laptop computer or smart phones.

December 8, 2011

Fire alarms triggered by surge in water pressure

Fire alarms were triggered in 12 buildings by a sudden and sustained surge in water pressure.

University of Washington ranks 13th in world in measure of scientific prowess

The University of Washington was ranked 13th in the world in a measure of universities scientific impact and their involvement in scientific collaboration.

December 6, 2011

UW inaugurates award to honor achievements of retirees

The university is inaugurating a new, major award this year, recognizing the accomplishments of UW retirees in service to the community.

Ana Mari Cauce selected as provost of University of Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce, who has been dean of the University of Washingtons College of Arts and Sciences since 2008, has been selected as the next UW provost, effective Jan. 2, 2012, President Michael K. Young announced today.

November 30, 2011

Big band jazz, original compositions featured in Dec. 7 concert

Fred Radke performs at a benefit.

A concert Dec. 7 by the Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Modern Band will bring together traditional approaches to big band jazz with a new work composed by UW students.

November 18, 2011

Analyzing massive datasets is subject of major international conference

Seattle is host this week to the major international meeting about high-performance computing, giving UW scientists and computer specialists an opportunity to see over the horizon at developments that will influence how research is conducted for years to come.

October 27, 2011

Memorial service for Sen. Scott White set for Nov. 6 at UW

Sen. Scott White, D-Seattle, will be honored with a public memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the University of Washingtoncampus in Seattle.

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young regarding the governors proposed supplemental budget reductions

The following statement is from UW President Michael Young regarding the governor’s proposed supplemental budget reductions

University of Washington is sixth in nation for U.S. Fulbright students

The University of Washington is sixth in the nation for producing U.S. Fulbright students, as 24 undergraduate and graduate students were recently awarded the prestigious grants for 2011-12.

October 22, 2011

Statement from President Young on death of Sen. Scott White

The following statement about the death of Sen. Scott White is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young.

October 21, 2011

Travel reimbursement adds direct deposit

The final phase of the electronic travel reimbursement project, begun two years ago, is about to implemented, saving the university over a hundred thousand dollars a year as well as much manual labor. Effective Nov. 1, direct deposit of travel reimbursements will become the default payment method for individuals who have enrolled in payroll direct deposit.

October 5, 2011

UW is 25th best university in world in Times ranking

The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world and the fifth-ranked American public university, according to The Times Higher Education Rankings

September 27, 2011

Two UW scientists honored by President Obama

Two UW faculty members were announced by President Obama as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.

September 26, 2011

Is your office green enough to be certified?

The Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability (ESS) office has created a Green Office Certification Program.

Dawg Dash, Oct. 23, is last chance to run on Husky Stadium's track

Dawg Dash, Oct. 23, is last chance to run on Husky Stadium's track

This year’s Dawg Dash is your last chance to run on the Husky Stadium track.

September 21, 2011

Provost's Search Committee to hold community meetings in early October

The Provost Search Committee will be holding a series of community meetings in October, seeking advice on the characteristics that the committee should seek in a new provost, who will be selected from within the university.

September 13, 2011

UW is top-ten public, US News says

The UW was tied for 10th among public universities in the latest US News and World Report ranking of undergraduate programs.

September 12, 2011

Seattle Times launches campaign to garner support for public universities

The Seattle Times has just launched a year-long public education campaign aimed at reinforcing public understanding of the positive contributions that the states six four-year public universities bring to Washingtons citizens by enhancing job creation and the quality of life.

September 1, 2011

Sesquicentennial celebration of UW begins

The University of Washington will celebrate its 150th anniversary throughout the 2011-12 school year.

August 22, 2011

UW ranked 16th in world in recent study

A major international study recently ranked the University of Washington as the 16th best university in the world.

August 19, 2011

Film being shot on campus over next month, with occasional disruptions

Parts of the campus will be disrupted as a film crew shoots “21 and Over,” a new movie starring Justin Chon, Sarah Wright and Miles Teller.

August 10, 2011

Russian language instruction and teaching aided this summer by new grant

Aleksey Pavlov, a professional theater director from Tashkent, directs high school students in an original play titled "Love, Russian Style." The play was performed Thursday, Aug.11, in Kane Hall.

A collaboration between the UW and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is just about to finish its first-year pilot of programs that expand teaching and instruction in Russian.

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