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January 6, 2015

Mark Pagano selected as chancellor of UW Tacoma

Mark Pagano

University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today the selection of Mark Pagano, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana State University Billings, as the next chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma, effective March 16. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of…


December 29, 2014

William P. Gerberding, 27th president of the University of Washington, dies at 85

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William P. Gerberding, the 27th and longest-serving president of the University of Washington, died Saturday. He was 85. Gerberding, who assumed the presidency in 1979 and retired in 1995, is credited for boosting the university into national prominence, navigating it through potentially devastating budget crises and significantly increasing private financial support. “We are all deeply…


December 16, 2014

Advisory council recommends UW medical school expansion in Spokane, increased residencies in rural areas

The University of Washington’s expansion of its medical school in Spokane and an increase in residency positions are among the ways to best meet the economic and health care needs in Spokane and throughout the state, according to an advisory council chairman’s report released Dec. 16.


November 24, 2014

Last chance to donate: UW Combined Fund Drive ends Dec. 5

UW faculty and staff have until Dec. 5 to contribute to this year’s UW Combined Fund Drive, part of Washington state’s workplace giving campaign. Donors can choose from more than 4,000 nonprofits operating locally and globally. You can give a one-time donation or give all year through payroll deduction. Donations are tax-deductible. The UWCFD has…


November 5, 2014

UW Ebola preparedness plans reflect changing situation

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Well-informed precautions are being taken to protect the UW community and the public.


October 31, 2014

Study: Expansion of UW medical school in Spokane is state’s lowest-cost, highest-quality and most-immediate solution

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The University of Washington’s plan to double the size of its medical school in Spokane is “clearly the most cost-effective option” to meet the physician workforce needs in Eastern Washington and throughout the state, according to an independent study by research firm Tripp Umbach. The study also found that Eastern Washington currently cannot support two…


October 20, 2014

UW student population grows, minority enrollment continues upward trend

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Enrollment for the three University of Washington campuses increased nearly 3 percent in the new school year, according to the finalized Fall 2014 census of enrolled students released by Philip Ballinger, associate vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions.


October 17, 2014

UW president touts innovation, public commitment in annual address

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The University of Washington fosters innovation on its campuses not only because of its deep economic impact “but because, more importantly, we know it can create a world of good,” UW President Michael K. Young said Wednesday at his annual address. “Equally important is the extraordinary advantage that teaching innovation and creativity gives our students,…


October 8, 2014

Jackson School centers receive $16 million for international education

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The University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education for all eight of its Title VI centers — with grants of more than $16 million to be awarded over four years.


October 3, 2014

University of Washington and Washington State University announce Memorandum of Understanding on medical education expansion

SPOKANE, Wash. – Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University today announced they have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage. In order to provide the greatest benefit to the state…


October 2, 2014

Jackson School director discusses goals of new International Policy Institute

Resat Kasaba, director of the Jackson School of International Studies, discusses the school's new International Policy Institute.

Resat Kasaba, director of the Henry M. Jackson School director, discusses goals and mission of the school’s new International Policy Institute.


September 23, 2014

Don’t ignore looming Metro bus cuts, check your options now

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The UW in August introduced a Commute Concierge service to help riders with personalized commute plans.


September 16, 2014

Freshman Convocation opens UW’s 2014-15 school year

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UW President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the 31st annual Freshman Convocation Sept. 21 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.


September 15, 2014

Correcting the record: WSU consultant’s medical school study deeply flawed

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The study prepared by Washington State University consultant MGT of America to make the case for a WSU medical school contains a number of deep flaws. Many of the key justifications cited for starting, funding, and accrediting a second public medical school in Washington are based upon faulty assumptions, omissions, and erroneous data that draw…


September 3, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest

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Latest news from the UW Health Sciences: Comparative genomes, open notes, teaching Ebola, depression in women


August 25, 2014

UW climbs to No. 7 in national ranking

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The Washington Monthly magazine has listed UW seventh in the nation in its 2014 national university rankings.


July 31, 2014

Rovy Branon named vice provost for UW Educational Outreach

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today the selection of Rovy Branon as the new vice provost for UW Educational Outreach, effective Oct. 15, 2014. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. “Rovy Branon’s prior leadership experiences make him uniquely qualified for this…


July 22, 2014

University of Washington named ‘Great College to Work For’

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UW is recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education.


July 21, 2014

Sean D. Sullivan named dean of UW School of Pharmacy

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University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced Monday the selection of Sean D. Sullivan as the new dean of the UW School of Pharmacy, effective Sept. 15. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. “Dr. Sullivan occupies a very prominent position nationally and internationally…


July 11, 2014

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

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


July 1, 2014

Victor Balta becomes director of UW Office of News and Information

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The former news planning editor for Aljazeera.com, the online home of Al Jazeera America cable news channel, is the new director of the Office of News and Information.


June 24, 2014

Rhoads leaving UW commercialization; Jandhyala takes new innovation post

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Linden Rhoads will leave her post as UW vice provost for commercialization; Vikram Jandhyala will take over the new position of vice provost for innovation.


June 16, 2014

Accounting graduate named as next UW student regent

Marnie Brown

Gov. Jay Inslee has named Marnie Brown, a recent accounting graduate who will pursue a master’s degree, as the next student member of the UW Board of Regents.


June 6, 2014

International award cites UW for leadership in sustainability

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The University of Washington is the only U.S. university named as a 2014 Sustainable Campus Excellence Award winner.


May 8, 2014

UW regents briefed on efforts to address sexual assault prevention, response

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The Board of Regents heard an update Thursday on implementing recommendations from a task force on sexual assault prevention and response on all three UW campuses.


May 5, 2014

Hundreds seek confidential, objective advice from UW Ombud

Chuck Sloane, the UW ombud, gives a talk on campus.

Career transitions, conflicts with colleagues, grades, student housing and more are issues that arise for the UW Office of the Ombud, which has released an annual report detailing the scope of their work during 2013.


May 1, 2014

Todd London named new executive director of UW School of Drama

Todd London, new executive director of the UW School of Drama

Todd London, artistic director of New Dramatists, a playwriting center in New York, has been named the new executive director of the University of Washington School of Drama.


April 22, 2014

News digest: Burke-Gilman detours, Honor: McCarthy, provost town hall, Honors: Sutton and Loveland, Green UW

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


April 17, 2014

2014 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

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UW recognizes achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.


April 15, 2014

UW requires licensees to sign Bangladesh Accord

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

UW licensees who source, produce or buy apparel in Bangladesh are now required to become signatories to The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.


April 10, 2014

Ballmer to speak at University of Washington commencement

Steve Ballmer (right) with Bill Gates (center and Satya Nadella, Microsoft's three CEOs.

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at this year’s UW commencement exercises June 14.


April 7, 2014

President Young announces Medical Education Advisory Council membership

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UW President Michael K. Young has announced the appointment of an Advisory Council on Medical Education Access and Affordability,


March 31, 2014

UW launches online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences

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A new UW online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences is intended to provide a flexible, lower-cost option for individuals who want to finish their college education without coming to campus.


March 26, 2014

UW School of Medicine launches “Next Generation WWAMI” in Spokane

UW Dr. Hollie Matthews works with student David Lepez in Moses Lake in 2010.

The UW School of Medicine plans to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.”


March 21, 2014

Match Day, when medical student futures are decided

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The official announcement of the results of the National Residency Matching Program is an annual rite of passage for UW medical students and their peers across the United States. The wait is over.


March 11, 2014

UW regains top U.S. News rank in medicine; other areas get high marks

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U.S. News & World Report’s new rankings give high marks to UW programs in medicine, education, law, business and engineering and rate the medical school No. 1 overall for primary care.


March 3, 2014

Denny Hurtado to receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

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Denny Hurtado, former chair of the Skokomish Tribe and retired director of Indian Education for the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, is the 2014 recipient of the University of Washington Charles E. Odegaard Award.


February 27, 2014

Kenyon Chan named interim chancellor at University of Washington Tacoma

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Kenyon Chan, former chancellor of the University of Washington Bothell, has been named interim chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma.


February 19, 2014

UW President Young comments on passage of Real Hope Act

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The vote Feb. 18 “was a vote of confidence in students and their importance to the future of our state,” UW president said.


February 8, 2014

UW among 19 campuses – out of 1,700 – getting nod for access, affordability, success

Only 19 universities – including the University of Washington– met the bar for access, affordability and student success set by the Center on Higher Education Reform.



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