Office of the President

President honored by CityClub

UW President Mark Emmert was recognized today by CityClub for his contributions to building civic knowledge, connection, trust and action in the greater community. Emmert was praised for championing the University of Washington’s position as a world leader in environmental research, education and practices. Gov. Christine Gregoire declared June, 14, 2010, to be “Mark Emmert

TVW airs interview with President Emmert

TVW’s Inside Olympia aired an hourlong interview with UW President Mark Emmert on June 10, 2010. Issues ranged from his reasons for taking the NCAA job to advice for his replacement. He also addressed budget cuts, the UW’s relationship with the Legislature, serving on corporate boards and much more. President Emmert on TVW’s Inside Olympia

Our economic impact on Washington state

The UW is a vitally important economic engine for the state of Washington and plays a crucial role in keeping our region competitive in the global economy. Yet many Washingtonians don’t realize the full extent of the impact our University has on their own financial well-being and quality of life. To help us analyze the

UW president to head NCAA

UW President Mark Emmert has been selected to head the NCAA. The announcement was made today in Indianapolis. He is expected to assume his duties no later than Nov. 1. “It is with very mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that today I have accepted the presidency of the National Collegiate

Announcement from President Emmert

Dear UW students, faculty, and staff: It is with very mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that today I have accepted the presidency of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  When I came home to the University of Washington in 2004, I knew there was no other university that I would want

Outcomes of the 2010 State Legislative Session

Dear Members of the University Community: With the 2010 session of the State Legislature now concluded, we have a clearer picture of what our budget for 2011 will be. The results are about what we expected—we ended up doing better in some areas and worse in others, and there were no surprises in the concluding

Meet UW scientists this weekend at Paws on Science

Some of the UW’s scientific breakthroughs, from discovering an underwater volcano to finding new ways to detect germs, will be in the spotlight at the Pacific Science Center this weekend. I invite everyone in the community and the UW family to attend. You’ll get to meet amazing scientists, plus there’ll be lots of hands-on activities.

Announcing the 2010 UW Awards of Excellence recipients

Dear Members of the University Community: I am proud to announce the 2010 Awards of Excellence recipients. For 40 years, the University has honored outstanding members of our UW community for their performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support. Congratulations to the following individuals who will be honored at a special ceremony

Congrats to our men’s basketball team!

Congratulations to Coach Lorenzo Romar and the UW men’s basketball team for an exciting run in the NCAA tournament. While the loss to West Virginia in the round of 16 was bittersweet, our coaches and players should be very proud of their nine-game winning streak, Pac-10 Tournament championship and two NCAA tournament victories. I know

Watching for signs of progress in Olympia

The Legislature begins its special session today, needing to finish its work on the 2010 supplemental budget, including spending cuts and taxes. As we have seen during the 60-day regular session, legislators have been wrestling with the unenviable task of plugging a large hole in the state budget. Finding the right balance between more budget

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