In his annual address to the university community, UW President Mark Emmert reviews key issues and accomplishments from the past year and reports on efforts to ensure that the University is well positioned to meet the challenges of the future. The University’s commitment to providing a rich learning experience for an excellent and diverse student… Read More
Friday, June 23 (Down Under, Thursday in Seattle) Since the U.S. soccer team had already been eliminated from World Cup play and since I had been in Australia for all of 12 hours or so, it only made sense to change allegiances. Besides, how can you resist cheering for a team that calls itself the… Read More
Tuesday, June 20 If Beijing is a bustling, modern city, then Shanghai is an explosion of urban energy. The new skyline â€” nicely featured in Mission Impossible III â€” has emerged from what was literally a pasture and farmland the last time I was here. To stand at the famous Bund and look across the… Read More
Sunday, June 18 Summer has certainly arrived in Beijing, with 90-degree weather and uncommonly clear blue skies – the usual brown cloud of smog leaving at least for the weekend.Â Streets and sidewalk shops and restaurants are jammed with families enjoying the bit of perfect weather. Saturday also brought with it an opportunity to talk… Read More
Friday, June 16 Today began and ended with two reminders of just how tightly connected our planet is becoming. First thing this morning, I discussed an issue on state policy with WSU President Lane Rawlins. Then as I rode back to the hotel from a late dinner this evening, I received comments on my first… Read More
As I began my Asia trip in Hong Kong, I was reminded of my last visit here, nearly nine years ago. On that trip, I had the pleasure of attending an academic gathering to witness the transition of Hong Kong from British to Chinese oversight. It was an exciting, historical moment, but I also recalled… Read More
I’m University of Washington President Mark Emmert, and I head to China Monday to meet with dignitaries, alumni, business and government leaders, and friends of the university. I hope to update you on myÂ journey whenever time and Internet connections permit. To learn more about the trip, visitÂ my China page.
In the year since his first annual address, President Mark Emmert engaged in many conversations with others about the core values of the University of Washington. In his second annual address, Emmert reports on the results of those conversations, focusing on how they shape his vision for the UW’s future. Watch the video »