May 12, 2014

Staying engaged with the UW beyond retirement

President Young and Provost Cauce recently sent an email to University staff, faculty and retirees announcing new opportunities for UW retirees.  Below is the official email announcing the new Encore program.   Dear University of Washington Faculty, Staff and Retirees: At the UW, we’re committed to finding ways we can continue to benefit from our… Read More


May 8, 2014

Celebrating faculty excellence

President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing new research funding initiative, the Innovation Awards. Below is the official email announcing the details of the initiative.   Dear Campus Colleagues, Breakthroughs occur every day in laboratories and classrooms across our campuses as Huskies work to tackle some of the world’s most intractable… Read More


Strengthening the bond between the UW and Japan

At the UW, we have been going about the business of learning about other parts of the world almost from the beginning of the university, and certainly from 1908, when 15 Japanese students helped found our International Students Club. Today, Japanese is the second-most studied language at the university and demand for the study of… Read More


May 5, 2014

Recognizing our retirees, Husky style

Call it a commencement of a different sort. Earlier this week, we honored this year’s “class” of UW retirees, faculty and staff members who have retired in the past year. Each of our retirees has been an essential contributor to making this University an outstanding place. And between the 475 people honored in this diverse… Read More


April 24, 2014

Remarks to the Japan Huskies

In Japan, 120 alumni, parents, donors, partners and friends turned out at the Tokyo American Club for a Husky reception on April 15. The event was part of our weeklong goodwill visit to Taiwan and Japan. Below is the official transcript of his remarks from the event. I want to tell you about a very long-lived and… Read More


April 16, 2014

Bringing the world back to the UW

Wherever I travel and meet Huskies, I am reminded what a special place the University of Washington truly is. The UW educates global citizens who are innovators and entrepreneurs working together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Their work is strengthened by our partnerships at home and abroad; we can better meet the needs… Read More


April 15, 2014

An exciting moment for the UW and Waseda University

It is an especially exciting day for Huskies! Today I signed a memorandum of agreement to formalize a brand new partnership with Waseda University, Japan’s most prestigious private institution. Together, we’ll build Waseda’s new Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology. This is a truly international partnership. It builds upon the UW’s existing innovations in technology… Read More


April 14, 2014

Innovation and entrepreneurism, at home and abroad

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about innovation and its implementation. One of our key responsibilities as a public research institution is to address our great global challenges. Professor and chair of the UW’s Department of Electrical Engineering and director of the Applied Computational Engineering Laboratory, Vikram Jandhyala, one of the UW’s brightest… Read More


April 11, 2014

Notes from the AUTM Asia Conference

Thank you to the 750+ participants attending my keynote address, Economic Impact of Universities and Research Institutes, at the Association of University Technology Managers – Asia conference in Taipei yesterday. It was an honor to be with you and among so many who share my enthusiasm for innovation. The UW has been developing our own… Read More


Celebrating the UW with the Taiwan Huskies

Despite being an ocean away from Seattle, it is simply wonderful to see such strong Husky pride in this extraordinary country. Tonight I met with more than 100 alumni and friends who are part of a long tradition of Huskies living and working in Taiwan. I was honored that Kung-Yee Liang, ’82, president of National… Read More