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November 26, 2013

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

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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.


July 15, 2013

UW welcomes Michael Bragg, dean of the College of Engineering

UW engineering buildings

The UW welcomes today (July 15) Michael B. Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering.


July 10, 2013

Functional genomics lab to predict potential AIDS vaccines efficacy and find protection markers

Michael Katze

Funded by the NIH at $15 million over five years, the lab will be a national resource to evaluate candidate vaccines from studies around the country.


June 27, 2013

Kiana Scott appointed as new student regent

statue of George Washington on UW campus

Gov. Jay Inslee announced that he has appointed Kiana M. Scott, a graduate student in communication, as the student representative on the University of Washington Board of Regents, effective July 2.


June 26, 2013

Dentistry names new oral surgery chair

Thomas Dodson

Thomas B. Dodson of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine will become chair the UW Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sept. 1.


June 25, 2013

Brewster Denny, founding dean and civic leader, dies at 88

Brewster C. Denny, the founder of what is now the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, one of the first independent public schools of public administration in the country, died Saturday (June 22) at the age of 88.


June 13, 2013

President Young appoints Sexual Assault Task Force

UW President Michael K. Young has appointed a task force that will provide a comprehensive report on programs for prevention of and response to sexual assault among students.


June 11, 2013

Chuck Sloane selected as university ombud

University of Washington President Michael K. Young has selected Chuck Sloane to be University Ombud, starting this July.


138th Commencement for UW’s Seattle campus — 1:30 p.m. June 15 at CenturyLink Field

Scene from commencement 2012

About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on June 15.


June 10, 2013

UW Professional and Continuing Education celebrates centennial with Dale Chihuly art at UW Tower

"Deep Purple and Azure Centennial Seaform Set," by Dale Chihuly.

UW Professional and Continuing Education marked its 100th birthday in grand style today (June 10) with the announcement of an extraordinary glass sculpture from a UW alumnus who is also among the biggest names in art: Dale Chihuly.


June 3, 2013

UW honored for quality, efficiency and service by national organization

The University of Washington was one of two universities that received national recognition for “best practices that have broad impact within the higher education community.”


Diversity graduation requirement for UW undergraduates approved

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates has come to fruition.


May 29, 2013

Coming Soon: A new, faster search for University Libraries, partners

In late June, the University Libraries home page will feature a new unified search system that will enable the campus community to find and request books, journal articles and media of all formats, all combined in a single search.


May 23, 2013

Denzil Suite selected as UW vice president for student life

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

Denzil Suite has been selected as vice president for student life.


May 21, 2013

Bjong Wolf Yeigh selected as chancellor for UW Bothell

UW Bothelll campus.

Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, has been selected as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell.


April 23, 2013

Workers Memorial Day event takes place April 24 at HUB Lyceum

The brass bell in the Workers Memorial Garden on the grounds of the Washington State Labor and Industries offices.

The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a UW event promoting safer workplaces.


April 12, 2013

Airlift Northwest will station a Turbo Commander aircraft in Juneau

pt transport from jet

The new Turbo Commander aircraft will allow the medical transport service to reach more people living in outlying rural areas of Southwest Alaska.


April 5, 2013

World renowned brain cancer researcher to join UW Medicine

Eric Holland

Neurosurgeon Eric Holland has been recruited to establish a preeminent brain cancer program at UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.


April 1, 2013

UW Medicine launches multi-media health and wellness initiative April 1

TV slate UW Medicine Health

In partnership with Fisher Communications, UW Medicine Health will provide information on healthy living and on the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs


March 28, 2013

UW Medicine establishes Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases

Dr. Raghu and Dave Sherry

This week UW Medical Center’s pulmonary fibrosis support group celebrated its 25th anniversary and the establishment of the new center.


March 27, 2013

UW announces new, low-cost online-only degree completion program in early childhood studies

children playing with hula hoop

The UW will offer a new low-cost online bachelor’s degree completion program in early childhood and family studies. Pending final approval, the program will start in the fall.


March 8, 2013

Spring move-in slated for new UW Medicine South Lake Union research building

Window wipers scale the new UW Medicine South Lake Union research building.

Occupying the seven-story facility will be labs for kidney research, vision sciences, immunology, rheumatology, and infectious disease investigations.


February 26, 2013

Michael B. Bragg selected as dean of UW College of Engineering

UW engineering buildings

Michael B. Bragg, professor and interim engineering dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as dean of the UW College of Engineering.


February 19, 2013

UW selects Jeffrey Riedinger as vice provost for global affairs

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Jeffrey Riedinger has been named vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington



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