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July 5, 2011

Kelsey Knowles selected as UW student regent

Kelsey Knowles

Kelsey Knowles, a masters degree candidate in the Evans School of Public Affairs, has been appointed as the University of Washingtons student regent by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The appointment is for one year.

June 24, 2011

Iceland's president talks about collaboration, economic recovery

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, with Interim UW President Phyllis Wise.

A brief visit by the president of Iceland to the UW campus was punctuated by overtures for greater scholarly exchange and some observations about the legacy of the global financial crisis.

June 3, 2011

University of Washington and KEXP sign new 30-year management agreement

The University of Washington and KEXP Radio have entered into a new management agreement for KEXP to continue operating the Universitys broadcast service at 90.3 FM for the next 30 years.

May 26, 2011

President Obama appoints UW associate vice provost to Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Luis Fraga

Luis Fraga, associate vice provost for faculty advancement and Russell F. Stark University Professor at the University of Washington, has been appointed to the Presidents Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

May 2, 2011

UW Regents approve contract for Michael Young

At a special meeting May 2, the University of Washington Board of Regents approved a five-year contract for new president-designate Michael K. Young.

April 20, 2011

Legislative session likely to go into overtime

Although this week is supposed to mark the official end of the Washington legislative session, all parties have agreed a special session will be necessary.

April 14, 2011

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at Commencement

Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will speak at UW Commencement June 11.

March 31, 2011

Four UW undergrads awarded Goldwater scholarships

Four UW undergraduates have won Goldwater Scholarships, designed to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

March 18, 2011

UWTV garners three Telly awards

A trio of original UWTV productions recently received recognition for Outstanding Achievement by the Telly Awards, a nationally respected competition for the broadcast industry.

March 17, 2011

Japan's disasters: Ways that you can help

Many organization are trying to provide relief to residents of Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

March 15, 2011

UW grad programs among best in nation, according to U.S. News

The University of Washington has been ranked first among primary-care medical schools in the country for the 18th consecutive year, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided March 15 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

February 15, 2011

UW launches initiative to double online enrollments

Online course enrollments will increase to 24,000 over next three years.

November 18, 2010

Peace Corps director visits UW

Aaron Williams, the director of the Peace Corps, is visiting the University of Washington Thursday and Friday, Nov.

November 15, 2010

UW is fourth in country in students studying abroad

UW is 4th in country in students who study abroad.

October 28, 2010

New agreement makes popular software, new computers very affordable

Pssst …wanna score some primo software for nothing, or next to nothing? And how about a fully-equipped computer for the price of latte a day?

You don’t have to arrange for a clandestine meeting near the back of a truck in a dark alley.

October 21, 2010

New ‘Diversity Blueprint’ is the beginning of a process, Lange says

The Diversity Blueprint, which articulates a set of priorities for achieving an integrated vision for campus diversity, is really the beginning of a process that must be implemented at the grass roots in order to succeed, according to Sheila Edwards Lange, vice president and vice provost for minority affairs and diversity.

Getting LEAN: Units learn to shed inefficiencies with new philosophy

Finance & Facilities has gone on a LEAN diet to become more efficient and responsive to its customers, creating culture change that empowers line employees.

September 21, 2010

Freshman Convocation features UW “genius award” winner

UW Professor Thomas Daniel, who has received local and national honors as a researcher and educator, will be the featured speaker at the University of Washington’s 27th Annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.

September 16, 2010

UW ranked 23rd in the world, fourth among American publics in new study

The Times Higher Education study shows the UW ranks among the best universities in the world.

September 1, 2010

UW search committee holds forum in Spokane Sept. 8

will hold a forum 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 801 W. Riverside Ave.

August 31, 2010

Labor movement, UW collaborate on labor archive for Washington state

The proud legacy of the labor movement in Washington will preserved in an archive at the UW

August 30, 2010

Army ant raids help birds survive the winter in Costa Rica

The health of some migratory birds depends in part on army ant raids in the foothills of Costa Rica

August 20, 2010

UW ranked 16th nationally by Washington Monthly based on service

            The University of Washington is ranked 16th in the country among national universities based on its commitment to service, according to results released today by Washington Monthly.

UW, Sound Transit build “Great Wall of Us” on construction site

Attention photographers and videographers: Installation of the “Great Wall of Us” will take place from 8 to 11 a.

August 19, 2010

UW named one of America’s 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Magazine

Sierra Magazine, the official publication of the Sierra Club, has named the UW one of the top 20 colleges and universities for its initiatives to operate sustainably and limit its contributions to global warming.

Tom Stritikus selected dean of UW College of Education

Associate Professor Tom Stritikus, who currently serves as associate dean of academic programs, has been selected by Provost Phyllis Wise to be the next dean of the University of Washington College of Education, effective Sept.

UW Regents finalize Emmert departure

The chair of the University of Washington Board of Regents today on behalf of the full board approved a plan for the upcoming presidential transition to occur commensurate with the start of the new school year at the university.

August 17, 2010

Italy’s foreign minister to deliver address at UW’s Rome Center

Franco Frattini, Italy’s minister of foreign affairs, will deliver an address on “Immigration and the Rights of Immigrant Workers”

August 16, 2010

UW named one of America’s 20 “coolest” schools by Sierra Magazine

Sierra Magazine says the UW is a “cool school” for its efforts to stop global warming.

July 26, 2010

Nike’s actions resolve all outstanding issues, UW president says

Nike’s decision to provide $1.5 million to workers in two shuttered factories resolves all issues involving the UW and Nike.

July 22, 2010

Mary Lidstrom named interim provost, succeeding Phyllis Wise

Interim president-designate Phyllis Wise has named Mary Lidstrom to be interim provost, filling the position Wise will leave when she becomes interim president in the fall.

July 15, 2010

University of Washington names Lidstrom interim provost

The UW has named Mary Lidstrom, UW vice provost for research, to be interim provost.

July 14, 2010

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

For every dollar the state invests in the University of Washington over $22 is added to the state’s economy

UW’s annual economic impact on Washington is $9.1 billion

A new study concludes that the total economic impact created within the state by the University of Washington is $9.1 billion annually.

July 8, 2010

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at CDC, selected as dean of UW School of Public Health


UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents voted to appoint Phyllis Wise as interim president

UW Board of Regents Names Provost Phyllis Wise as Interim President

The UW Board of Regents at a special public meeting today voted to appoint Phyllis M.

June 28, 2010

Frances J. Youn selected as student representative on Board of Regents

Frances J. Youn, a second-year MBA student, has been selected as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at CDC, selected as dean of UW School of Public Health

Dr. Howard Frumkin, special assistant at the Centers for Disease Control, has been selected as dean of the UW’s School of Public Health

June 10, 2010

Grand reopening of “Husky Central” downtown tomorrow

A new one-stop location downtown for “everything Husky” is set to open June 11.

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