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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


February 8, 2013

UW School of Nursing re-envisions Doctor of Nursing Practice curriculum

DNP student 2 cropped

The initiative builds on the school’s national distinction in preparing students for careers in community health; critical care; psychiatric/mental health; pediatric, adult, geriatric and family nursing, and nurse-midwifery.


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.


New director named for Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Earlier in his career, Dr. Tao Kwan-Gett spent his summers volunteering  as a physician for children on the Thai-Burma border.

Pediatrician Tao Kwan-Gett will head a center that provides training, research, evaluation and communication services to public health organizations across six states.


February 1, 2013

School of Dentistry launches Center for Global Oral Health

Dental tools on board the USS Abraham Lincoln.

The new center will promote collaborations in dental research and education, including faculty and student exchanges, with partners around the world.


January 17, 2013

News Digest: Reflection on Martin Luther King, Report to Stakeholders now online

Cover of 2012 Fiscal Report shows engineering building

Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr. and sacred songs || Financial, research, learning highlights part of Report to Stakeholders now online


January 14, 2013

Robert Stacey selected as dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Bob Stacey

Robert C. Stacey, a UW professor of history and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the next dean of the college effective Feb. 15.


January 11, 2013

UW Combined Fund Drive breaks giving record, supports more than 1,700 charities

A UW employee holds signs saying I give, how about you.

The 2012 UW Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, raised $2,117,828 making it the most successful year in the program’s 28-year history.


January 8, 2013

David Eaton selected as dean of Graduate School

David L. Eaton, associate vice provost for research and professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, has been selected as dean of the Graduate School, effective March 15, UW President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today. The appointment is subject to approval by the Board of…


January 7, 2013

Judith Ramey appointed interim dean of UW College of Engineering

Judy Ramey

Judith Ramey, professor and former chair in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering, is named interim dean of the University of Washington’s College of Engineering.


University of Washington selects Azita Emami as dean of School of Nursing

Headshot of Azita Emami

Azita Emami, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will be the new dean of the UW School of Nursing.


December 27, 2012

Academic medicine has major economic impact on the state and the nation

The Washington state business volume impact of publicly funded research conducted at Association of American Medical Colleges-member institutions was nearly $1.8 billion in 2009.

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that its member medical schools and teaching hospitals had a combined economic impact of more than $587 billion in the United States in 2011


November 28, 2012

Official notice: Opportunity to comment on access to public records

There will be a public hearing Friday, Dec. 7, concerning proposed amendments to rules governing access to public records.


November 21, 2012

Official notice: Rules for residence halls, family apartments under review

Residence hall

A public hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 concerning proposed amendments to rules for the University of Washington residence halls and family housing apartments.


November 14, 2012

December deadlines approach for Awards of Excellence nominations

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Nominations are due next month for many Awards of Excellence categories including a new award for teaching innovation.


November 9, 2012

UW Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics named for William E. Boeing

William E. Boeing and pilot Eddie Hubbard flew the first international mail flight to the U.S.

The UW Board of Regents yesterday approved a name change to the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, recognizing the shared history of UW aeronautics and The Boeing Company, and honoring the man who launched them both.


November 8, 2012

UW commemorates Veterans Day with ceremony, first-time award for alumni veteran

Herbert Bridge.

The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.


October 29, 2012

Applications sought for UW-University of Ljubljana exchange

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The University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange Committee invites applications.



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