Office of the President

October 31, 2014

Cost-benefit report on medical school expansion in Spokane

Michael K. Young

UW Regent Orin Smith and I were in Spokane today sharing the findings of a comprehensive, independent analysis of the costs and benefits of medical school expansion efforts in Spokane and Eastern Washington. The report, conducted by Tripp Umbach, comes on the heels of a 2010 study — commissioned by Greater Spokane Incorporated — which found

October 30, 2014

Progress in sexual assault prevention at the UW

Michael K. Young

We are in the midst of a transformative national conversation about sexual assault on college campuses. Two years ago, I established the UW’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, a group of students, staff and academic personnel, to take the lead on this issue. The group established guiding principles to lay the foundation

October 23, 2014

Accomplishments and aspirations

Michael K. Young

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: During this Homecoming weekend, Husky friends, family and alumni visiting campus will have a chance to participate in our extensive efforts to operate as a sustainable university. For the past few years, our entire community — students, faculty and staff — has done amazing work to be responsible citizens and

October 15, 2014

President Young’s remarks to the UW community

Gina Hills

On Oct. 15, 2014, President Michael K. Young gave his annual address to the UW community. He highlighted the University of Washington’s recent successes and discussed how our unique vision, commitment to innovation and shared passion for the work we do is shaping a boundless future for our community, our state and our world. Read

October 9, 2014

Boundless opportunities to serve Spokane

Michael K. Young

This summer, leaders from the University of Washington, Washington State University, and the Spokane community met three times in an effort to develop a collaborative path forward for expanding medical education and research in Spokane. Both Universities came to the table with different perspectives on how best to meet the economic and workforce needs of

October 3, 2014

UW and WSU announce Memorandum of Understanding on medical education expansion

University of Washington

Leadership at the University of Washington and Washington State University have reached an agreement that will mutually dissolve their WWAMI partnership and provide a pathway to pursue separate solutions to address the state’s medical education needs and physician shortage. In order to provide the greatest benefit to the state and to meet the significant demand

October 1, 2014

Questioning the answer on the STEM shortage

Michael K. Young

There’s a talent shortage brewing in the Pacific Northwest. As the boundless opportunities continue to grow in our backyard, critical fields in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are demanding more highly trained leaders, doers and thinkers. In fact, the Boston Consulting Group projects a shortage of 25,000 jobs in the next couple of years,

September 29, 2014

UW Professional and Continuing Education — access for all

Michael K. Young

A restless passion for serving the citizens of Washington state has inspired the UW’s mission for more than 150 years, and our continuing education program — known as UW Professional & Continuing Education (UWPCE) — has been a huge contributor to our success. Since UWPCE’s inception in 1912, its goal has remained the same: to

September 23, 2014

President Young welcomes students to the UW at Freshman Convocation

University of Washington

Video: President Michael Young’s speech at the 2014 Freshman Convocation Freshman Convocation Sept. 21, 2014 Speech transcript WELCOME to the University of Washington. I remember what seems not so many years ago sitting in seats very much like those in which you are sitting when I was being oriented as a freshman. I remember days

September 16, 2014

Celebrating the launch of Startup Hall

Michael K. Young

Seattle is a global hub for innovation, and much of that spirit and mindset begins at the UW. Our shared passion for entrepreneurism unites us as a university and a community of change creators. We are committed to fostering innovation, not just because of its economic impact, but because we know it can create a

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