September 20, 2011

Welcome to another exciting year at the University of Washington

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Welcome to those of you who are here for the first time this fall, and welcome back to all who are returning for the start or continuation of the academic year. It is a very exciting time for all of us as we commence another episode of our extraordinary journey… Read More


September 19, 2011

Join us Sept. 21 to bid farewell to Provost Wise

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President Michael K. Young invites you to a reception to bid farewell to Provost Phyllis Wise. Wednesday, September 21 3:30–5 p.m. Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering, Microsoft Atrium No RSVP required There will be a short program followed by a reception. If you have questions about the event, please contact McCayla… Read More


September 16, 2011

President’s annual address will be Oct. 12

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Save the date! The President’s Annual Address to the University Community is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Kane Hall, Room 130, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will be webcast live on UWTV. Have something on your mind you’d like to ask the president? Questions are being solicited in advance of the event, and… Read More


September 15, 2011

A Husky anniversary: A yearlong party to celebrate the UW at 150

The University of Washington’s 150th anniversary celebration has officially begun — and it’s a party that’s going to last all year long. The 2011-12 school year marks a century and a half since the UW opened its doors in downtown Seattle as the Territorial University of Washington. The UW sesquicentennial was kicked off in high… Read More


September 9, 2011

President Young cuts ribbon at new Washington Commons

On Friday, Sept. 9, UW President Michael Young cut the ribbon, marking the official opening of the Washington Commons, the new public space for UW alumni in the UW Tower. Read more >


President Young at CityClub Tuesday

King 5 anchor Jean Enersen will moderate a “Conversation with Michael K. Young” during a luncheon and program on Tuesday (Sept. 13) at CityClub in downtown Seattle. CityClub invites people to “bring your own questions as we meet and welcome Michael Young to our community.” Among the issues to be covered: How does President Young… Read More


August 29, 2011

Doug Wadden selected as Interim Provost

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: I am very pleased to announce that Executive Vice Provost Doug Wadden has agreed to serve as Interim Provost while we conduct our search for a replacement for Provost Phyllis Wise. This appointment will be effective October 1. Doug is highly qualified to assume this position, with… Read More


August 26, 2011

Update on plans for provost search

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: After extensive consultation with faculty, staff and administrators, as well as much deliberation, I have concluded — frankly, a bit contrary to my initial inclinations — that the best course for the University at this time is to conduct an internally focused search for a new Provost… Read More


August 3, 2011

Provost Wise named chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dear Members of the University Community: I am writing to let you know that Phyllis Wise, our UW provost and executive vice president, has been selected as the next chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning in October. This is a great tribute to Dr. Wise’s leadership capabilities and to her remarkable success… Read More