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February 13, 2015

University of Washington named one of 12 ‘top producers’ of both Fulbright scholars and students

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The University of Washington is one of 12 institutions to make the “top producers” list of both Fulbright scholars and students for 2014-15, according to lists released Thursday in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Fulbright Program, operated by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship…


February 12, 2015

UW Regents name Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce interim president

Interim President Designate Ana Mari Cauce.

University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce was named interim president by the Board of Regents at their regular meeting on Thursday. Her appointment will be effective March 2, 2015. She succeeds President Michael K. Young, who is leaving the UW for Texas A&M University. “Dr. Cauce is an extraordinary leader…


University of Washington releases design plans, names architect for former Spokane visitors center

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SPOKANE, Washington — The University of Washington has released its architectural renderings for the redesign of the former Spokane Visitors Center, soon to be the UW Spokane Center. Located in the heart of Spokane’s University District, the UW Spokane Center will serve as a hub for Spokane-area alumni, students, prospective students, parents and supporters with…


February 4, 2015

UW Combined Fund Drive raises $2.2 million

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The 2014 University of Washington Combined Fund Drive, part of the state’s workplace giving campaign, raised $2,199,793, making it the most successful campaign in the program’s 30-year history. The campaign ran from Oct. 16 to Dec. 5, 2014, with UW faculty, staff and retirees pledging to 1,819 nonprofit organizations. Employees contributed through ongoing payroll deduction…


February 3, 2015

UW President Michael K. Young named sole finalist for president at Texas A&M University

UW President Michael K. Young.

University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was named as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University by its Board of Regents. Young became President of the UW in July 2011. Young is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. Statement from UW President Michael K. Young…


January 8, 2015

Study: University of Washington generates $12.5 billion, nearly 80,000 jobs for the state

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The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. The UW employs 34,668 people and, following Boeing and Microsoft, is the third-largest nonfederal employer in the…


January 6, 2015

Mark Pagano selected as chancellor of UW Tacoma

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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…


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 16, 2014

Athletics initiatives, barriers to sustainability topics for Sustainability Summit

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Theannual one-day Sustainability Summit this year is the centerpiece of a new weeklong SustainableUW Festival.


October 10, 2014

Celebrate at the UW Combined Fund Drive’s Charity Fair & Silent Auction

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The UW Combined Fund Drive raised more than $2 million last year for 1,788 nonprofits. This year’s effort kicks off with a charity fair and silent auction on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


October 1, 2014

News digest: New schedules for Health Sciences Express/shuttle, flu clinics underway

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


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 12, 2014

‘Mad Campus’: Art here, there, everywhere

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The University of Washington is being transformed into a vast art gallery for a six-week exhibition called “Mad Campus.”


September 5, 2014

News digest: Waas to lead aeronautics and astronautics; Climate science conference Sept. 9-10

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


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


September 2, 2014

Honor: Barry Witham, asbestos training change, Myanmar visitors present Sept. 4

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August 29, 2014

Revisit 1990s HUB, U District as missing-student mystery unfolds

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Nick DiMartino, employee at University Book Store for 44 years, sets his latest novel at the University of Washington in the early 1990s.


August 26, 2014

Health Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, kids’ sleep routines

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UW Health Sciences News Digest: Ebola outbreak, HIV persistence, back-to-school sleep routines


August 18, 2014

University of Washington No. 15 in the world

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The University of Washington moved up one position to No. 15 on the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which was released Friday. The UW ranked 13th among U.S. universities and fourth among public institutions worldwide. The ranking considers several indicators…


August 14, 2014

Seymour Rabinovitch leaves a long UW legacy in chemistry

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Seymour Rabinovitch, 95, a professor emeritus who spent four decades in the UW Chemistry Department, died Aug. 2.


August 8, 2014

David Briggs remembrance Aug. 17 at UW

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David Briggs, professor emeritus of environmental and forest sciences, will be remembered Sunday, Aug. 17 at the University of Washington Club.


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 29, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest 7.29.2014

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News from the UW Health Sciences: Alzheimer’s impact on our aging population, hunger cues, trauma treatment study, avoiding burnout, training new neuroscientists, an AIDS-free generation


July 25, 2014

News Digest: Honors: Christopher Adolph and Ruth Johnston

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


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 10, 2014

UW business incubator gets top spot in global ranking

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The UW’s New Ventures Facility has been named emerging incubator of the year in a global ranking of top university business incubators.


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 25, 2014

News digest: 35,000 to stadium July 4 weekend, transportation-safety research, new poetry, staff awards

Artist's rendering of the remodeled Husky Stadium

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


June 17, 2014

UW news office, advancement services, Columns win national awards

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UW units have won medals in the annual awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.


June 13, 2014

News digest: NeuroFutures Conference, Honors: David Wright, Richard Haag, UWTV

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information


June 12, 2014

2014 Awards of Excellence recognize campus, community contributions

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The University of Washington’s 44th annual Awards of Excellence ceremony was conducted June 12.


June 11, 2014

Memorial June 15 for UW photographer, lecturer John Stamets

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  John Stamets, longtime University of Washington photographer and lecturer in the Department of Architecture, died last weekend. He was 64. He is remembered as a talented photographer and a dedicated teacher and mentor to students. There will be a public celebration of Stamets’ life and work from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15,…


June 4, 2014

It’s not giant asparagus: Nine-foot agave showing off at botany greenhouse

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Stop outside the botany greenhouse to see an agave plant that’s grown a 9-foot-plus flower spike and is about to bloom for the first time in 25 years.


May 29, 2014

News digest: Empowering blind students, personal stories of identity, pro staff nominations

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.



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