November 1, 2011

King County recognizes the UW’s 150th

Elected leaders in King County on Monday recognized the UW’s 150th anniversary and presented a special proclamation to UW President Michael Young. County Council Chairman Larry Gossett noted that he and six of his council colleagues are graduates of the University of Washington, which is recognized as one of the top research and training institutions… Read More


October 27, 2011

Statement from UW President Michael K. Young regarding the governor’s proposed supplemental budget reductions

As anticipated, the budget cuts released by the governor today have grave implications for the state of Washington and its citizens.  The “Great Recession” continues to erode state revenues, and the consequences are being felt in every corner of the state.  At a time when the need for a more educated citizenry is the best… Read More


October 22, 2011

Statement from President Young on death of Sen. Scott White

The following statement is from University of Washington President Michael K. Young: “We are all in shock at the news of Scott’s death. It is just devastating. Our hearts and deep sympathies go out to Alison and their children. Scott was a bright light in Olympia, a skilled legislator and dedicated public servant who always… Read More


October 14, 2011

2011 President’s Annual Address

President Young talks to the UW community in his first town-hall address of the year, touching on important issues like the internal Provost search, new funding opportunities and highlighting the UW’s recent accomplishments.


October 4, 2011

October is Disability History Month

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Designated by the U.S. Congress as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October is also recognized by the state of Washington as Disability History Month. I am sending this message to encourage our entire University of Washington community to join in affirming our commitment to equality of opportunity and… Read More


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