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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

statue of George Washington on UW campus

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

Match Day 2014 Anticipation

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

University of Washington medical students practice placing casts.

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

Denny Furtado

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

Kenyon S. Chan

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.


February 7, 2014

Use humans in your UW research? More info on the new forms you need

The Human Subjects Division has updated and streamlined its forms, which should bring some administrative relief to UW researchers involved in the university’s 6,000 active studies using human subjects.


January 27, 2014

Debra Friedman, UW Tacoma Chancellor, dies

Debra Friedman

University of Washington Tacoma Chancellor Debra Friedman died on Jan. 26 at the age of 58, following a short battle with lung cancer.


‘Achieving Health for All’ is topic of 38th Annual Faculty Lecture Feb . 6

Gloyd with grads

Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.


January 16, 2014

UW commits to White House plan to help more students afford college

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

The University of Washington will participate in a federal initiative announced by President Obama to help more students afford and graduate from college.


December 23, 2013

UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center opens at Harborview

A colorized lateral view of the brain

The new center at Harborview will link clinical evaluation and care of patients with research programs in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, latent degenerative disease detection and treatment, and care delivery.


November 26, 2013

Redesigned purple UW license plates now available

A purple UW license plate.

The newly designed University of Washington vehicle license plate is now available for sale from the state Department of Licensing.


News digest: ‘StormReady’ status, Ryan Calo blogs, green seed proposals due, ease Net access

StormReady sign

“StormReady” status ups UW’s ability to cope with weather extremes || Ryan Calo blogs for Forbes || First Green Seed Fund proposals due Dec. 3 || Ease Net access at 5,500 institutions with “eduroam”


November 25, 2013

Dashboards to bring culture change in strategic decision-making

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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


November 20, 2013

December deadlines approach for Awards of Excellence nominations

UW Awards of Excellence recipients announced

Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.


November 18, 2013

Faculty Senate chair Jack Lee charts course for year

Jack Lee

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.


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 24, 2013

Panel to discuss making a difference during health-care reform

Learn about the anticipated impact of health-care reform on people's lives at a UW panel discussion.

UW faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on the “Affordable Care Act: How You Can Make a Difference,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center.


October 21, 2013

Caryn G. Mathes selected as general manager for KUOW

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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 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 2, 2013

UW Medicine helps first patients sign up for Health Benefit Exchange

health exchange enrollment

Yesterday was a historic day for health care coverage in the United States. UW Medicine was ready to assist patients in signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010.


September 16, 2013

Freshman Convocation marks opening of UW’s school year

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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 Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium is a game-changer for all athletes

antogravity treadmill

This week the newest UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center opened its doors to the community at Husky Stadium. A public open house is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.


September 3, 2013

UW welcomes Bjong Yeigh, UW Bothell chancellor

UW Bothelll campus.

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


July 29, 2013

UW welcomes Denzil Suite, vice president for student life

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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


July 16, 2013

UW Medicine hospitals rank highly in latest U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.


UW welcomes Azita Emami, dean of School of Nursing

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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



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