May 3, 2016
Video and transcript: President Cauce’s speech on population health
The health of an individual or a community involves more than just the absence of disease. Issues from poverty and equity, to health care access, to climate change and governance all combine to affect the health and well-being of populations around the world. The University of Washington and our partners in the Puget Sound region…
Foster Pepper’s ‘Wine, Women & What’s Happening’ keynote address
[Each year, Pacific Northwest law firm Foster Pepper hosts “Wine, Women and What’s Happening,” an event that brings together a diverse group of women leaders from around the community and across different industries. This year, President Cauce delivered the keynote address. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Hello everyone. I want to start by thanking all…
April 24, 2016
2016 YWCA ‘Inspire Luncheon’ keynote address
It’s an honor to be here in support of an organization that has such a profound and positive impact on the communities it serves across Seattle and in King and Snohomish counties. The YWCA has a mission that couldn’t be clearer: To eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
April 22, 2016
‘Distinguished Lecture on Diversity in Higher Education’ at University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity
[The University of Delaware’s Center for the Study of Diversity holds an annual Distinguished Lecture on Diversity, delivered this year by President Cauce. Remarks as prepared for delivery.] Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure and an honor to be here, or really, to be back here, at the University of Delaware, where I taught in the 1980s…
April 19, 2016
Update on the UW Race & Equity Initiative
When I launched the Race & Equity Initiative almost a year ago, I noted that these were difficult times for those of us who view diversity and equity as core values, who believe in justice and fairness, and who are committed to making this an inclusive and openhearted campus for all. Many of our students,…
April 14, 2016
Open forum with Jerry Baldasty, preferred candidate for provost
President Cauce has announced that Jerry Baldasty, interim provost for the past 13 months, is the preferred candidate for UW provost and executive vice president. Read her message to faculty, staff and students about his selection and a public forum on April 26. The forum is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Henry Art Gallery…
March 31, 2016
Seeking your feedback on hosting Tent City 3
Our city is facing a crisis. Thousands of our neighbors are forced to make their homes in doorways or under bridges since they lack affordable housing. Consistent with our public mission, the University of Washington has been seeking solutions to the homelessness crisis through scholarship and service. But we have an opportunity to do more….
March 17, 2016
The future arrives for thousands of students
All around Washington and points beyond, several thousand high school seniors are experiencing the thrill of receiving a gold envelope — what some students have started calling the “golden ticket” — in the mail. It’s their future arriving, in the form of a letter announcing that they’ve been admitted to the University of Washington. This…
March 7, 2016
Making disruption a force for good
President Ana Mari Cauce, writing in the March edition of Columns, said the UW’s commitment to the public good aligns with its ranking as the most innovative public university in the world. She also touted the power of inclusive innovation and said homelessness is exactly the sort of challenge that cries out for inclusive innovation….
February 24, 2016
University of Washington and Gonzaga University Announce UW Medical School Partnership
I’m very pleased to share an exciting announcement with you today. The University of Washington and Gonzaga University have signed an agreement to enhance and expand medical education and research in Spokane. Together with Gonzaga, we will educate the next generation of health professionals and enhance the health, well-being and prosperity of the entire region….