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Honors and awards


April 23, 2014

Academy of arts and sciences inducting Franklin, Fine

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


April 21, 2014

Campus events Earth Day, April 22

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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

2014 Awards of Excellence recipients announced

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UW recognizes achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.


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.


March 25, 2014

News digest: Health innovator launch, students promote bill, self-help seminars, students win

Two in surgical masks look into instruments

UW Health Innovators Collaborative kicks off || Law student activism prompts legislation || UW CareLink seminars || Graduate students best two Canadian universities


March 12, 2014

News digest: Faculty lecturer nominations, Celebrate UW Women, language of science

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

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 5, 2014

Reflection makes sense: New initiative prompts engineering students to look back to go forward

University of Washington graduate students talk about their projects in class.

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 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 19, 2014

Seminar will celebrate courageous UW alum Gordon Hirabayashi

Gordon K. Hirabayashi, whose Presidential Medal of Freedom comes to the University of Washington on Feb. 22, 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

Chemistry’s Matthew Bush named Sloan fellow

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UW’s Matthew Bush has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014.


February 11, 2014

UW tied for second in number of Peace Corps volunteers

Peace Corps 2014 Top College rankings logo

The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities in the number of Peace Corps volunteers.


February 6, 2014

UW’s James Riley elected to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

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

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


News digest: Shrunken heads, ethics bowl, Honor: Odegaard renovation

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Samoan cruise with blog, shrunken heads || First high school ethics bowl || Odegaard renovation architects honored


January 22, 2014

UW names undergraduate medalists for academic performance

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Three students have been named UW academic medalists, the most outstanding students in their respective classes, for 2012-13.


December 27, 2013

News digest: Fight hunger site, MyPlan extension, Energy Star rating, lecture nominations due

Letters UW and Farm with plants growing

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

Psychiatry’s Jeremy J. Clark receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jeremy Clark

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

UW ranked 13th best value among public institutions by Kiplinger’s

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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

AAAS names five UW researchers as fellows

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Five University of Washington researchers are among new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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 12, 2013

Grant will support interdisciplinary, data-intensive research at UW

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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

News Digest: Mercer Court grand opening, iSchool lecture Nov. 7, Honor: David Shields

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Mercer Court Apartments grand opening Oct. 24 || UW iSchool presents author Jack Gantos Nov. 7 || David Shields honored by Artist Trust


October 21, 2013

Three UW faculty members elected to Institute of Medicine

NAS building

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

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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

UW ranked 25th best university in world

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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

3 UW professors honored by NIH for innovative biomedical research

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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

15 UW faculty members named to state Academy of Sciences

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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

UW ranked 16th among national public universities by US News

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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

Husky Stadium recognized as ‘Game Changer’ in sustainability

Artist's rendering of the remodeled Husky Stadium

The National Resources Defense Council featured Husky Stadium in its list of ten “Collegiate Game Changers”— athletic programs that excel in green practices.


UW ranked 13th nationally by Washington Monthly, 9th in “Bang for Buck”

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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 named one of world’s top innovators under 35

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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

University of Washington again ranked 16th best in world

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

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

Surgeons in operating room

UW launches annual-leave sharing program for organ donors || UW oceanographers named AGU Fellows


August 14, 2013

UW garners highest score possible, named again to Green Honor Roll

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The University of Washington has again been named to the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll, receiving the highest score possible for the 2012-13 academic year.


August 6, 2013

News Digest: UW wins two CASE awards, cosmic ray detectors being assembled, informant testimony questioned, Honor: Charles Johnson

Logo of world with CASE

UW wins two Council for Advancement and Support of Education awards || Local high school students, teachers assembling cosmic ray detectors || Triple exoneration aided by UW’s Innocence Project Northwest || Charles Johnson recipient of Humanities Washington Award


July 30, 2013

Fifty years of ecological insights earn UW biologist international award

Several many-legged starfish in water at base of kelp covered boulder

Biologist Robert Paine has been awarded this year’s International Cosmos Prize that carries a cash award of about $408,000 and has previously gone to well-known conservationists such as David Attenborough and the leaders behind the Census of Marine Life project.


July 25, 2013

University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

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The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.


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.



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