Honors and awards
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
August 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
July 11, 2013
UW Medicine hospitals and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance were Identified as National ‘Leaders in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Healthcare Equality’
July 10, 2013
Julia Parrish was one of 12 “champions of change” invited to share their ideas on public engagement in science and science literacy June 25 at the White House.
June 27, 2013
The University of Washington Formula Motorsports team took first place at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition held June 19-22 in Lincoln, Neb.
June 19, 2013
The University of Washington has been ranked seventh in the world for the number of journal articles published in 2012 in Nature or one of Nature’s main monthly research journals, some of the most widely cited journals in science.
June 14, 2013
Individuals who have made important contributions to the UW were honored June 13 at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony.
June 11, 2013
Awards recognize faculty, staff, alumni, top scholars || Paleontological Society gives highest honor to Estella Leopold
June 10, 2013
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.
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