Office of the President

May 22, 2014

Inspiration at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Michael K. Young

Every year, more than 7,000 undergraduates participate in pioneering research at the University of Washington. The UW’s unique focus on undergraduate research allows our young Huskies an unprecedented opportunity to work in tandem with some of the top minds in their fields.

May 14, 2014

Gifts from Washington Research Foundation fund Husky innovation

Office of the President

President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing a new, generous gift from one of the UW’s biggest supporters, Washington Research Foundation. Below is the official email announcing the details of the gift.   Dear Colleagues, New opportunities are on the horizon for Huskies and the people we serve, thanks to an…

May 12, 2014

Staying engaged with the UW beyond retirement

Office of the President

President Young and Provost Cauce recently sent an email to University staff, faculty and retirees announcing new opportunities for UW retirees.  Below is the official email announcing the new Encore program.   Dear University of Washington Faculty, Staff and Retirees: At the UW, we’re committed to finding ways we can continue to benefit from our…

May 8, 2014

Celebrating faculty excellence

Office of the President

President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing new research funding initiative, the Innovation Awards. Below is the official email announcing the details of the initiative.   Dear Campus Colleagues, Breakthroughs occur every day in laboratories and classrooms across our campuses as Huskies work to tackle some of the world’s most intractable…

Strengthening the bond between the UW and Japan

Michael K. Young

At the UW, we have been going about the business of learning about other parts of the world almost from the beginning of the university, and certainly from 1908, when 15 Japanese students helped found our International Students Club. Today, Japanese is the second-most studied language at the university and demand for the study of…

May 5, 2014

Recognizing our retirees, Husky style

Michael K. Young

Call it a commencement of a different sort. Earlier this week, we honored this year’s “class” of UW retirees, faculty and staff members who have retired in the past year. Each of our retirees has been an essential contributor to making this University an outstanding place. And between the 475 people honored in this diverse…

April 24, 2014

Remarks to the Japan Huskies

Office of the President

In Japan, 120 alumni, parents, donors, partners and friends turned out at the Tokyo American Club for a Husky reception on April 15. The event was part of our weeklong goodwill visit to Taiwan and Japan. Below is the official transcript of his remarks from the event. I want to tell you about a very long-lived and…

April 16, 2014

Bringing the world back to the UW

Michael K. Young

Wherever I travel and meet Huskies, I am reminded what a special place the University of Washington truly is. The UW educates global citizens who are innovators and entrepreneurs working together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Their work is strengthened by our partnerships at home and abroad; we can better meet the needs…

April 15, 2014

An exciting moment for the UW and Waseda University

Michael K. Young

It is an especially exciting day for Huskies! Today I signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize a brand new partnership with Waseda University, Japan’s most prestigious private institution. Together, we’ll build Waseda’s new Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology. This is a truly international partnership. It builds upon the UW’s existing innovations in technology…

April 14, 2014

Innovation and entrepreneurism, at home and abroad

Michael K. Young

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about innovation and its implementation. One of our key responsibilities as a public research institution is to address our great global challenges. Professor and chair of the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering and director of the Applied Computational Engineering Laboratory, Vikram Jandhyala, one of the UW’s brightest…

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