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UW Professional and Continuing Education — access for all

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

President Young welcomes students to the UW at Freshman Convocation

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

Celebrating the launch of Startup Hall

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

Kids in college: The new role of parents

Acceptance into a university is a defining moment in the life of a student. And for parents, it is similarly pivotal. After taking some time to savor the news and celebrate, many parents relish the vision of their son or daughter standing on the threshold of independence and a new identity, ready to embark on

Addressing sexual assault at the University of Washington

Students are the University’s and my highest priority, from learning opportunities and personal growth experiences to safety and equality. In my conversation with KUOW Public Radio‘s Marcie Sillman today, we discussed how the UW is actively addressing sexual assault, as well as student-athlete compensation. You can listen to it online at kuow.org.

Research support from the NIH helps

What does it take to be the first in innovation, to solve the challenges that face our region, our country and our world? Certainly, it takes tenacious, brilliant minds, with a drive not only to answer the questions but also to question the answers. And, just as importantly, it takes a strong, consistent commitment of

Creating an epicenter of commercialization

At its heart, commercialization moves ideas with impact into the lives of people who benefit most. Right here on campus, our students are going beyond improving lives; they are cultivating a lifelong passion for discovery that leads entrepreneurism in our region and our country. At the UW, we are committed to fostering commercialization because we

The next generation of medical education

Through innovation, collaboration and partnership, the University of Washington is committed to improving health care for all Washingtonians. Our outstanding medical professionals and educators are changing lives in every corner of our state, including partnerships in greater Spokane and beyond. In Spokane, the UW delivers a high level of excellence in medical education through local

UW startups dare to do for the greater good

Provost Ana Mari Cauce, paraphrasing something I said when I first arrived in her wonderfully succinct way, described the UW’s recent success in commercialization aptly: “Dreaming is important, but dreaming is not enough.” For entrepreneurial Huskies, our Center for Commercialization (C4C) fosters the dreamers into doers, and yesterday we celebrated the center’s latest extraordinary achievement:

The optimism behind our outlook

A person can get a lot of mileage out of a dash of optimism, and the University of Washington has more than 150 years of history to prove it. From the bold actions of early visionaries who built the Territorial University to the remarkable achievements of subsequent generations who discovered the cure for tuberculosis and

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