Office of the President

September 23, 2018

UW alumni are vital to ensuring reinvestment in Washington public higher ed

Ana Mari Cauce

We are at a pivotal moment for the future of our University. The next session of the state legislature in January will be a crucial one for the UW and all of public higher education.


September 11, 2018

A dose of inspiration from Justice Sotomayor

Ana Mari Cauce

This weekend, I had the tremendous honor of interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who was invited here by the University Book Store and the UW School of Law to talk about her newest book, Turning Pages


September 6, 2018

Mourning a loss for our community

Ana Mari Cauce

As we have feared, and as the Seattle police today confirmed, tragically, two UW students, Kornkamon Leenawarat and Thiti-On Chotechuangsab, died in an apartment near the Seattle campus earlier this week. Both were students in the UW School of Law Masters of Law program.


July 30, 2018

Learning doesn’t take a summer vacation at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

For the University of Washington, the summer remains a dynamic and energetic environment. So while the lines are shorter at the coffee shops and dining halls and parking spots a little easier to come by, it’s anything but quiet.


July 9, 2018

Welcoming our new provost, Mark Richards

Ana Mari Cauce

It’s my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Mark Richards, the University of Washington’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences. I am delighted to be working with Mark and look forward to his contributions to our community.  Mark’s responsibilities are broad and include…


July 2, 2018

What a joy to welcome the Special Olympics to the UW  

Ana Mari Cauce

It is truly wonderful to have the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Games in Seattle this year, and the University of Washington is honored to have many of the events on our campus this week, beginning with Sunday’s opening ceremonies. Part of what made the ceremony so meaningful was hearing from so many different people, including…


June 28, 2018

Sexual harassment in academia is a problem we can address – together

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, I had the opportunity to take part in a livestreamed panel hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) about their recent report, Sexual Harassment of Women. The report offers recommendations for the cultural and systemic changes needed to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in the academic STEM fields and its release couldn’t be more timely, coinciding with the #metoo movement.


June 26, 2018

We stand with our international students and scholars

Ana Mari Cauce

Today’s Supreme Court decision does in any way diminish our pledge to our community, here in Washington and across the globe, to remain a welcoming, inclusive and supportive place for people of every faith and nationality. We will continue to do all we can to support the members of our community.


Yes, we will miss Provost Jerry Baldasty

Ana Mari Cauce

This Friday, Jerry Baldasty – my friend and colleague – will walk out of Gerberding Hall as the University of Washington’s provost for the last time. It won’t be his last day on campus or even his last act of service to this University to which he’s already contributed so much. But it will mark the end of an era for me, and for many of us who work, teach and learn here. All of us, in some way, have benefitted from Jerry’s leadership, wisdom and kindness, not just since he became provost, but throughout his four decades of serving the UW.


June 18, 2018

Separating children from their families is cruel: The evidence is clear

Ana Mari Cauce

The horrific images we’re seeing of children separated from their parents as part of the federal government’s new immigration policy are all the more devastating because I know what that trauma means for the children and their families. The fact that American tax dollars are being used to knowingly inflict lifelong trauma on children is a stain on our national character.


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