August 20, 2014

Kids in college: The new role of parents

Acceptance into a university is a defining moment in the life of a student. And for parents, it is similarly pivotal. After taking some time to savor the news and celebrate, many parents relish the vision of their son or daughter standing on the threshold of independence and a new identity, ready to embark on… Read More


August 14, 2014

Addressing sexual assault at the University of Washington

Students are the University’s and my highest priority, from learning opportunities and personal growth experiences to safety and equality. In my conversation with KUOW Public Radio‘s Marcie Sillman today, we discussed how the UW is actively addressing sexual assault, as well as student-athlete compensation. You can listen to it online at kuow.org.


August 13, 2014

Research support from the NIH helps

What does it take to be the first in innovation, to solve the challenges that face our region, our country and our world? Certainly, it takes tenacious, brilliant minds, with a drive not only to answer the questions but also to question the answers. And, just as importantly, it takes a strong, consistent commitment of… Read More


August 7, 2014

Creating an epicenter of commercialization

At its heart, commercialization moves ideas with impact into the lives of people who benefit most. Right here on campus, our students are going beyond improving lives; they are cultivating a lifelong passion for discovery that leads entrepreneurism in our region and our country. At the UW, we are committed to fostering commercialization because we… Read More


August 6, 2014

The next generation of medical education

Through innovation, collaboration and partnership, the University of Washington is committed to improving health care for all Washingtonians. Our outstanding medical professionals and educators are changing lives in every corner of our state, including partnerships in greater Spokane and beyond. In Spokane, the UW delivers a high level of excellence in medical education through local… Read More


July 30, 2014

UW startups dare to do for the greater good

Provost Ana Mari Cauce, paraphrasing something I said when I first arrived in her wonderfully succinct way, described the UW’s recent success in commercialization aptly: “Dreaming is important, but dreaming is not enough.” For entrepreneurial Huskies, our Center for Commercialization (C4C) fosters the dreamers into doers, and yesterday we celebrated the center’s latest extraordinary achievement:… Read More


July 28, 2014

The optimism behind our outlook

A person can get a lot of mileage out of a dash of optimism, and the University of Washington has more than 150 years of history to prove it. From the bold actions of early visionaries who built the Territorial University to the remarkable achievements of subsequent generations who discovered the cure for tuberculosis and… Read More


July 24, 2014

A great place to work, thanks to great people

Dear Colleagues, The University of Washington is a great place to work. Our faculty and staff bring tremendous knowledge, creative energy, a passion for discovery and a collaborative spirit across our classrooms, campuses and communities. Earlier this week, our collective passion for the UW was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Great Colleges… Read More


July 23, 2014

Honoring medical excellence in our state

Last week, U.S. News & World Report ranked UW Medical Center (UWMC) the 11th “Best Hospital” in the United States on its honor roll, alongside institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. That is rare and great company to be in. UW Medicine… Read More


July 11, 2014

A banner year for UW support

It has been a banner year at the University of Washington. For our fiscal year ending June 30, donors contributed a record-breaking $482,452,318 in private support, a tremendous show of confidence in the University’s outstanding students, faculty and staff. This news demonstrates in a spectacular way the momentum of the University and the deep strength… Read More