Honors and awards
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.
May 10, 2013
News Digest: Underwater robot competition Saturday, Honors: Cecilia Bitz, Anthony Greenwald and Patricia Kuhl
UW underwater robot team competes Saturday || Cecilia Bitz recognized for decade’s worth of work || Greenwald, Kuhl among 25 honored as part of 25th anniversary
May 9, 2013
A new ranking has determined that the University of Washington is the sixth best university in the United States and eighth in the world.
May 8, 2013
UW outcompetes PAC-12 schools in Recyclemania || MIT engineering professor to speak on research, career journey || Pharmaceutical science association recognizes Rodney Ho
The University of Washington in collaboration with Washington State University is developing an “academic redshirt” program that will bring dozens of low-income, Washington state high school graduates to the two universities to study engineering in a five-year bachelor’s program.
May 7, 2013
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation names 173 fellows for 2013.
May 1, 2013
The UW has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients, recognizing achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support.
Mary Lidstrom and David Kaplan are among the 84 new members announced by National Academy of Sciences.
April 29, 2013
UW faculty members Susan Eggers and Randall Moon have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
April 8, 2013
News Digest: Police department open house, Magnuson scholars named, ethics of health care ‘migration’
Police department open house April 17 || 2013 Magnuson Scholars named || Bioethicists to discuss ethics of health care ‘migration’
April 3, 2013
News Digest: Montlake closures, environmental excellence finalist, Paws-on Science April 5-7, home fair April 11
Portion of Montlake closing all day Saturday, Sunday || UW finalist in environmental excellence contest || Family-friendly Paws-on Science April 5-7 || Home Improvement Fair April 11
March 20, 2013
Holmes was honored for his groundbreaking work on sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and human papilloma virus.
March 15, 2013
News Digest: Sea Grant symposium focuses on waterfronts, lecture March 22 on tissue engineering, reception honors staff nominees
Washington Sea Grant sponsors four-day symposium on waterfront challenges || Lecture March 22 on advances in tissue engineering || Reception March 26 for Distinguished Staff Award nominees
March 13, 2013
US News & World Report recently published its national ranking of graduate programs.
March 12, 2013
Demos, films, exhibits at UW Tower Green Fair Thursday || Society recognizes UW Restoration Ecology Network
February 22, 2013
News Digest: Flower and garden show winner, RecycleMania under way, Honor: Michael Gelb and František Tureček
Part-time UW gardener designs winning display garden || RecycleMania a chance to increase recycling, composting || Newborn screening test brings chemical society honor to Gelb, Tureček
February 19, 2013
Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows
February 12, 2013
News Digest: Rideshare treats, register for summer youth programs, Honor: Betsy Wilson, university faculty lecturer nominations sought
Transportation services “hearts” ridesharing this week || Registration opens for UW Summer Youth Programs || Lizabeth Wilson wins national library award || Nominations due March 1 for university faculty lecturer
February 5, 2013
The University of Washington is No. 1 again among large universities (more than 10,000 students) for alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.
Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive officer for Sea Mar Community Health Centers, is the 2013 recipient of the Charles E. Odegaard Award.
January 29, 2013
Explore global food law at Feb. 8 UW conference || Nina Isoherranen honored for early-career achievement
Information School professor Batya Friedman will give the University Faculty Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 130 of Kane Hall.
January 15, 2013
A number of events and volunteer opportunities for UW faculty, staff and students are planned in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 9, 2013
The University of Washington has announced the freshman, sophomore and junior medalists for 2011-12.
December 31, 2012
Daniela Witten named one of Forbes’ rising stars
December 24, 2012
Wire, rubber bands and dental acrylics are fashioned into sculptures for the annual Department of Orthodontics contest.
December 18, 2012
Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.
December 12, 2012
News Digest: Parties go green, share of Race to Top money, Honor: Anna Karlin, Early Entrance info session, Saturday classes for K-8 students and teachers
Going green at holiday parties || Dream Project named in $40 million federal Race to the Top grant || Anna Karlin new fellow || Early Entrance info session Jan. 10 || Registration opens Jan. 7 for Saturday classes for K-8 students, teachers
The American Geophysical Union has presented its top prize for engaging the public in science to UW’s John Delaney.
December 10, 2012
Oceanographer Ginger Armbrust has received a multi-million dollar award to spend as she wishes on her research into ocean microbes and their role in regulating ocean environments and our atmosphere.
November 29, 2012
Eleven University of Washington researchers are among 702 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
November 28, 2012
UW receives International Green Award bronze || UW launches website to help foster research collaboration
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