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October 7, 2015

New UW report paints sobering picture of urban education in the US

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A groundbreaking new report provides a sobering picture of the state of urban education in America, especially when it comes to educational opportunities for poor students and students of color, who now make up the majority of America’s public school students nationwide. The report provides the first citywide assessment of the changing and complex public…


September 22, 2014

New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

A PR2 robot successfully navigates to a medication bottle.

The University of Washington and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new search algorithm that improves a robot’s ability to find and navigate to tagged objects.


September 18, 2014

Poverty, income inequality increase in Washington state

graph showing the trend in Washington state.

The number of Washingtonians living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, and the state poverty rate rose as well, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.


July 11, 2014

University of Washington sees record-breaking fundraising in 2013-14

statue of George Washington on UW campus

Donors contributed more money — more than $482 million — to the UW in the 2013-14 fiscal year than in any previous year.


April 15, 2014

Health Digest: Sleep and cancer, bioethics, and lead contamination

a worker sweeps the floor of a Vietnam battery-recycling factory

Health Digest is UW Today’s round-up of news stories from UW Health Sciences, compiled by News and Information.


April 8, 2014

Board of Regents — April 10 Special Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m. by teleconference.  The meeting will be held in Room 142, Gerberding. The full agenda is available online.


April 7, 2014

News digest: Students at Town Hall, home fair, renew passes and permits

Illustration of head with ideas of lightening and DNA pouring forth

UW student speaker series at Town Hall starts Wednesday || Home Improvement Fair Thursday || Time to renew annual parking permits, U-Pass


February 24, 2014

News Digest: Justice Sotomayor visit, donate frequent flyer miles

Headshot of Sotomayor

Tickets available starting Tuesday for Justice Sotomayor visit || Donate frequent flyer miles to UW Combined Fund Drive, Make-A-Wish


January 3, 2014

Board of Regents — Jan. 9 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 12:15 p.m. in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library.  The full agenda is available online.


November 20, 2013

Board of Regents — Nov. 29 Special Meeting, Dec. Regular Meeting canceled, 2014 schedule announced

The Dec. 12 Regular Meeting of the Board of Regents has been cancelled. The Regents will hold a Special Meeting with the WSU Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m. in the Jim Houston Stadium Boardroom at Husky Stadium.  The agenda is available online. The 2014 Board of Regents schedule has been…


November 13, 2013

2014-2015 Faculty Senate Vice Chair Nominations

Nominations for Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate are being sought.


November 8, 2013

Board of Regents — Nov. 14 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in the UW Tower Board Room (22nd Floor).


August 16, 2013

News Digest: New annual-leave sharing program for organ donors, Honor: Allan Devol and Barbara Hickey

Surgeons in operating room

UW launches annual-leave sharing program for organ donors || UW oceanographers named AGU Fellows


July 5, 2013

Board of Regents — July 11 Meeting Announcement

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m. in CSE 691 (Bill & Melinda Gates Commons).  The full agenda is available online.


June 15, 2013

Photo Gallery: 2013 UW Commencement

2013 UW Commencement

Other Galleries UW Bothell UW Tacoma The University of Washington celebrated its 138th Commencement on June 15, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in downtown Seattle. Jon Huntsman, former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, U.S. Ambassador to China, and Governor of Utah, was the featured speaker. Photos by Mary Levin / University of Washington


June 14, 2013

Awards of Excellence ceremony recognizes colleagues, distinguished alumni, top scholars

Award of Excellence medal

Individuals who have made important contributions to the UW were honored June 13 at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony.


June 11, 2013

News Digest: Awards of Excellence program and reception Thursday, Honor: Estella Leopold

Medal given to award winners

Awards recognize faculty, staff, alumni, top scholars || Paleontological Society gives highest honor to Estella Leopold


June 4, 2013

Scientists resolve a 3.5 billion-year-old mystery of life

Artist conception of a hypothetical planet.

New research demonstrates that life as we know it might never have come to exist on Earth if meteorites didn’t deliver a key element billions of years ago.


May 30, 2013

News Digest: Seattle Science Festival June 6-16, Honor: Alison Wylie, Charles Wolfe e-book

Blue and white design suggests an octopus

UW part of second Seattle Science Festival || Alison Wylie honored by Society for Women in Philosophy || Sustainability studied in Charles Wolfe’s ‘Urbanism Without Effort’


May 29, 2013

Public Hearing Notice: “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Friday, June 7, 2013, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus. The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments…


May 10, 2013

News Digest: Underwater robot competition Saturday, Honors: Cecilia Bitz, Anthony Greenwald and Patricia Kuhl

Two operators stand on deck operating an underwater robot in a swimming pool

UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary


May 8, 2013

News digest: Recyclemania results, professor speaks on career journey, Honor: Rodney Ho

Person in Husky Dog suit holds recycle bag in paw

UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools in Recyclemania || MIT engineering professor to speak on research, career journey || Pharmaceutical science association recognizes Rodney Ho


May 7, 2013

Guggenheim names Braester, Daniel as fellows

statue of George Washington on UW campus

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation names 173 fellows for 2013.


May 6, 2013

Celebration May 7 showcases student leadership, service

Four elementary students work at desk with UW undergraduate

More than 100 UW undergraduates will share information about their volunteer activities at the Spring Celebration of Service and Leadership, Tuesday, May.


May 2, 2013

News briefs: Bike to campus month, drag-racing math, campus tree prize

Bicyclists ride to work on a past Bike to Work Day.

May is bike to campus month || Math at top speed: Exploding drag racing myths || UW recognized for campus tree management


May 1, 2013

National Academy of Sciences selects Mary Lidstrom, David Kaplan

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

Mary Lidstrom and David Kaplan are among the 84 new members announced by National Academy of Sciences.


April 29, 2013

Arts and sciences academy selects Eggers, Moon

statue of George Washington on UW campus

UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


April 22, 2013

News Digest: Husky Green Awards, oceanbound on Earth Day, join Trash-in Wednesday, spring-clean your inbox

UW Earth Day logo 2013

Husky Green Awards announced at kick-off || Expedition oceanbound on Earth Day || Annual ‘UW Trash-In’ event Wednesday || Tips to spring-clean your inbox


April 8, 2013

News Digest: Police department open house, Magnuson scholars named, ethics of health care ‘migration’

Kenny Johns and Kali near UW police headquarters.

Police department open house April 17 || 2013 Magnuson Scholars named || Bioethicists to discuss ethics of health care ‘migration’


April 3, 2013

News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11

Illustration of University light rail station and bridge over Montlake Blvd

Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11


April 1, 2013

News Digest: Built “ecologies” lecture April 4, cybersecurity competition winner, autism awareness lectures

Example of HOK design

Built “ecologies,” resource integration subject of lecture April 4 || UW wins sixth consecutive regional cybersecurity competition || Autism center lecture series in Seattle, Tacoma


March 27, 2013

Notice of Possible Rule Making: WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy”

Notice of Possible Rule Making Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (per RCW 34.05.310) Subject of Possible Rule Making:  WAC 478-136-041, “Alcoholic Beverage Policy.” Statutes Authorizing the University to Adopt Rules on This Subject:  RCW 28B.20.130. Reasons Why Rules on This Subject May Be Needed and What They Might Accomplish:  Currently, the UW’s alcoholic beverage policy does not…


March 20, 2013

News Digest: U Bridge closures, demo of mobile planetarium, SeattleSounder FC’s UW Day

Span of University Bridge opened

University Bridge closures March 23, 24 || Mobile planetarium demonstration April 1 || Portion of ticket sales for Seattle Sounder FC’s UW Day goes to scholarships


March 15, 2013

News Digest: Sea Grant symposium focuses on waterfronts, lecture March 22 on tissue engineering, reception honors staff nominees

Waterfront with tugs, Mount Rainer in background

Washington Sea Grant sponsors four-day symposium on waterfront challenges || Lecture March 22 on advances in tissue engineering || Reception March 26 for Distinguished Staff Award nominees


March 12, 2013

News Digest: UW Tower Green Fair Thursday, Restoration Ecology Network recognized

Students conduct restoration work in gully

Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday || Society recognizes UW Restoration Ecology Network


March 5, 2013

News Digest: UW students speak at Town Hall, nominations due, celebrate Philosophy in Schools program, tobacco cessation help

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UW Science Now kicks off at Town Hall tonight || Celebrating UW Women nominations due March 11 || Nominations sought for fourth annual Husky Green Awards || Grade-school students take on philosophy in panel discussion || Hall Health Center expands tobacco cessation program


February 22, 2013

News Digest: Flower and garden show winner, RecycleMania under way, Honor: Michael Gelb and František Tureček

Plants, stone walkway and face of stone in garden

Part-time UW gardener designs winning display garden || RecycleMania a chance to increase recycling, composting || Newborn screening test brings chemical society honor to Gelb, Tureček


February 12, 2013

News Digest: Rideshare treats, register for summer youth programs, Honor: Betsy Wilson, university faculty lecturer nominations sought

Drawing of two cars with passengers on purple background

Transportation services “hearts” ridesharing this week || Registration opens for UW Summer Youth Programs || Lizabeth Wilson wins national library award || Nominations due March 1 for university faculty lecturer


February 6, 2013

UW president calls Jewell selection ‘an inspired choice’

Sally Jewell paddles a kayak.

“Sally Jewell is an inspired choice to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior,” said Michael K. Young.


February 4, 2013

News Digest: Testing school-student computerized lessons, ‘Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis’ forum tonight

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Grade school, junior high students sought for study of computerized lessons || Public Health co-hosts “Gun Violence: A Public-Health Crisis” tonight



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