The latest news from the UW

Ardith Doorenbos from the UW School of Nursing will co-direct the new Center of Excellence in Pain Education.

UW designated an NIH Center of Excellence in Pain Education

Posted: July 19, 2012

Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million Americans and costs up to $635 billion in medical treatment and lost productivity each year. Yet pain management often is not taught in many health professional schools. Recognizing the need to change this, the National Institutes of Health have selected 12 schools to develop pain curricula, and the UW... Read more »

"Wavescape" by Barbara Robertson

Arts Roundup: Faculty, student art — on and off campus

Posted: July 19, 2012

Here in another slow summer week, the School of Art takes the lead with art by students, faculty — and former faculty as well. Plus, there are continuing exhibits on campus well worth investigating. Exhibit: “Tangible Competitive Intangibles,” through Aug. 4. An invitational show in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery featuring the work of artists who have taught in... Read more »

Thomas H. DeLuca

UW names DeLuca director of School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Posted: July 18, 2012

A soils and ecosystem scientist who studies natural resources sustainability has been named the director of the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Thomas H. DeLuca is currently professor of natural resources and geography at Bangor University, Wales, where he holds the chair in environmental sciences sponsored jointly by the university and... Read more »


UW is first U.S. school to give credit for classes, certificate programs on massive open online course platform

Posted: July 18, 2012

The University of Washington is about to become the first university in the United States to provide classes for university credit using a massive open online course learning platform. UW is planning courses that will be made available in multiple ways, tailoring innovative options to match consumer needs. Free, non-credit versions will use the Coursera... Read more »

2011 DO-IT Scholars

DO-IT celebrates 20 years preparing students with disabilities for college

Posted: July 17, 2012

A group of Washington high-school students will arrive at the University of Washington campus this week for the annual DO-IT Scholars Summer Study program. It’s the 20th anniversary of the summer program, which has now helped launch the careers of hundreds of students from Washington and beyond who have a wide range of disabilities. DO-IT... Read more »