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Ballmer to speak at University of Washington commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the speaker at this year’s UW commencement exercises June 14.

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

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

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?

UW regains top U.S. News rank in medicine; other areas get high marks

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.

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

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

Denny Hurtado to receive UW’s 2014 Odegaard Award

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.

Seminar will celebrate courageous UW alum Gordon Hirabayashi

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.

Chemistry’s Matthew Bush named Sloan fellow

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

UW tied for second in number of Peace Corps volunteers

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

UW’s James Riley elected to National Academy of Engineering

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.

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