Honors and awards
May 29, 2014
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Some 480 faculty and staff members retired between spring 2013 and spring 2014 and were invited to the event earlier this month at the UW Club
May 14, 2014
The University of Washington is receiving a $31.2 million gift from Washington Research Foundation to boost entrepreneurship and support research that tackles some of society’s most crucial challenges. The award will fund four interdisciplinary initiatives that seek to advance global innovation in clean energy, protein design, big data science and neuroengineering.
May 13, 2014
Join your colleagues at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Friday, May 16.
April 29, 2014
Benjamin Hall and Eric D’Asaro are among the 84 new members elected fellows the National Academy of Sciences.
April 23, 2014
Jerry Franklin and Arthur Fine have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 22, 2014
News digest: Burke-Gilman detours, Honor: McCarthy, provost town hall, Honors: Sutton and Loveland, Green UW
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April 21, 2014
Network with representatives of environmentally minded campus units and learn who won this year’s Husky Green Awards during Earth Day activities Tuesday on the HUB lawn.
April 17, 2014
UW recognizes achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.
April 10, 2014
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at this year’s UW commencement exercises June 14.
March 25, 2014
UW Health Innovators Collaborative kicks off || Law student activism prompts legislation || UW CareLink seminars || Graduate students best two Canadian universities
March 12, 2014
Nominations due March 17 for annual faculty lecturer || Nominate outstanding UW women by Friday || Book: Should English be the language of science?
March 11, 2014
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 5, 2014
The University of Washington’s Center for Engineering Learning & Teaching has received a $4.4 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to develop and promote teaching practices that help undergraduate engineering students reflect on their experiences. The award establishes the Consortium to Promote Reflection in Engineering Education that focuses on first- and second-year undergraduates who want to be engineers, especially those from underrepresented populations
March 3, 2014
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 19, 2014
The Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed posthumously on UW alum Gordon K. Hirabayashi will come to the UW on Feb. 22 in an afternoon-long seminar and celebration of the man and his legacy.
February 18, 2014
UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.
February 11, 2014
The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities in the number of Peace Corps volunteers.
February 6, 2014
James Riley, a University of Washington professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.
January 27, 2014
Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.
Samoan cruise with blog, shrunken heads || First high school ethics bowl || Odegaard renovation architects honored
January 22, 2014
Three students have been named UW academic medalists, the most outstanding students in their respective classes, for 2012-13.
December 27, 2013
Check out Huskies Fight Hunger site || UW online academic planner to be extended to community, technical college students || UW Tower data center now Energy Star certified || Nominations due Jan. 31 for graduate school public lectures
December 26, 2013
Clark was recognized for his work in the neurobiology of motivated behavior. His award will support investigations of how alcohol exposure during the teen years might lead to chronic alcoholism in adults.
December 11, 2013
The University of Washington has been ranked 13th best value among public colleges and universities for 2014 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
November 26, 2013
Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
November 20, 2013
Nominations are due in December and coming months for this year’s University of Washington Awards of Excellence categories.
November 12, 2013
The UW, along with the University of California, Berkeley, and New York University, are partners in a new five-year, $37.8 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that aims to accelerate the growth of data-intensive discovery across many fields.
October 22, 2013
Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust
October 21, 2013
Blood disease specialist Dr. Janis Abkowitz and drug safety expert Dr, Bruce Psaty today were named new members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine, an honorary and national advisory group.
October 9, 2013
News Digest: New employee housing, Carlos Pellegrini installed as president, Math Across Campus kicks off, Honor: Gerry Philipsen, health and safety nominations open
Ground broken for employee housing || Carlos Pellegrini installed as president || Math Across Campus considers challenge of sustainability || Gerry Philipsen honored by communication association || UW Health and Safety Committee nominations close Nov. 1
October 2, 2013
The University of Washington was ranked 25th best university in the world according to The Times Higher Education Rankings for 2013-14.
September 30, 2013
Three University of Washington faculty members are among those honored with a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk-High Reward program.
September 13, 2013
The Washington State Academy of Sciences has added 25 new members to its ranks, and 15 of them are from the University of Washington.
September 10, 2013
The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released by US News & World Report.
August 26, 2013
The National Resources Defense Council featured Husky Stadium in its list of ten “Collegiate Game Changers”— athletic programs that excel in green practices.
Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013.
August 21, 2013
Julie Kientz, a UW assistant professor of human centered design & engineering, has been named one of the world’s top 35 innovators under age 35 by MIT Technology Review magazine.
August 19, 2013
The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
August 16, 2013
News Digest: New annual-leave sharing program for organ donors, Honor: Allan Devol and Barbara Hickey
UW launches annual-leave sharing program for organ donors || UW oceanographers named AGU Fellows
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