Office of the President

July 11, 2016

Standing together for justice

University of Washington

Dear faculty, staff and students: We both love the University during its high-energy moments — crowded hallways and walkways, the chatter on Red Square so loud we have to close our windows to concentrate. Yet, as June rolls around, we look forward to the bittersweet joy of graduations, the warmer weather and quieter times that…

June 20, 2016

The University’s Role in the Innovation Ecosystem (Times Higher Education Asia Summit keynote)

University of Washington

Universities play a vital – and unique – role in the innovation ecosystem. Leading the University of Washington, I see every day the ways in which the environment and community of a university are not only conducive to creation and discovery, more often than not, they are the drivers of innovation. Universities both augment the innovation in companies and institutions around them and they compensate for the fact that some organizations are not as well-equipped to do so.

June 15, 2016

Letter to alumni: Welcome the Class of 2016 to the pack!

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington’s alumni family got a little bigger this week as we graduated the Class of 2016. Diplomas in hand, these newly minted graduates are leaving the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma campuses to join your global fellowship. I know you’ll welcome them with open arms as they share not just a love of…

June 8, 2016

UW to host Tent City 3 for 90 days in winter 2017

Ana Mari Cauce

Earlier this year, I wrote to our community about the crisis facing thousands of our neighbors; a crisis that forces many individuals and families to live under bridges, or in cars and doorways. Tent City 3 hosting Preferred location: Parking lot W35 When: 90 days in 2017 winter quarter Community feedback 2-to-1 in favor Organizer…

June 6, 2016

Congratulations on this year’s achievements!

Ana Mari Cauce

The end of the academic year is always bittersweet; we say goodbye to this year’s graduates, yet we share their ­excitement as new degree-holders go forth, ready to become the leaders, innovators and change-makers that this world needs and that their UW education has prepared them to be. I could not be more proud of…

June 3, 2016

My life in administration: From accident to career (Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop keynote)

University of Washington

[Each year, the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award recognizes a junior faculty member for achievements in research and for positive impact on diversity. The award honors Denice D. Denton, who served as Dean of the UW’s College of Engineering before being appointed as Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. In June, the…

June 1, 2016

The UW and Gonzaga welcome our largest-ever medical school class to Spokane

Ana Mari Cauce

Earlier this month, the newly formed University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership announced the largest-ever entering class in Spokane — a record 60 UW medical students — who will begin their medical education on the Gonzaga campus starting this fall. Additionally, 40 second-year UW medical students will continue their…

May 20, 2016

Announcing Gerald Baldasty as UW Provost and Executive VP

Ana Mari Cauce

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Gerald “Jerry” Baldasty has accepted the position of provost and executive vice president, a role he has filled on an interim basis for the past 14 months with dedication and distinction. I offer my sincere thanks to the many of you in the UW community who provided…

May 18, 2016

New resources for investigating and responding to sexual misconduct

Ana Mari Cauce

As a University, we must do all that we can to prevent and respond compassionately and effectively to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. To improve our ability to do so, we have created a Title IX Investigation Office, which as of May 16 is responsible for investigating…

May 5, 2016

Together let’s improve health and well-being, here and around the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Being truly healthy means far more than simply being free from ailments and afflictions. When we assess health, we must also take into account the many other factors that affect well-being — poverty, discrimination, climate change and violence, to name just a few. These factors, and many others, combine and conspire to prevent so many…

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