The latest news from the UW

Determination of non-significance — UW Police Department Facility

Determination of non-significance — UW Police Department Facility

Posted: August 1, 2014

University of Washington — Determination of non-significance (DNS) Project Name: UW Police Department Facility Description of Proposal: Construction of a proposed three-story (two above-grade levels plus a basement), approximately 29,241-gross square foot building. The building would provide space for approximately 93 staff members and would include offices, a dispatch/communications center, records storage, identification lab, evidence... Read more »


Rovy Branon.

Rovy Branon named vice provost for UW Educational Outreach

Posted: July 31, 2014

University of Washington President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today the selection of Rovy Branon as the new vice provost for UW Educational Outreach, effective Oct. 15, 2014. The appointment is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents. “Rovy Branon’s prior leadership experiences make him uniquely qualified for this... Read more »


Availability of a draft environmental impact statement — Animal Research and Care Facility

Availability of a draft environmental impact statement — Animal Research and Care Facility

Posted: July 30, 2014

Project Name: Animal Research and Care Facility (ARCF) Proponent: University of Washington Description: The University is proposing to construct a new state of the art” two-story below-grade structure approximately 96,000 square feet of building development to replace currently non-compliant facilities and provide centralized holding and procedure space for the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and... Read more »


The UW's dissolving fibers could be spun and placed within an applicator, similar to those used to insert a tampon. The inset image shows the quick-release fibers magnified 5,000 times.

Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV

Posted: July 30, 2014

University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other materials. Read more »