Office of the President

January 21, 2016

Update from Olympia

Ana Mari Cauce

State policymakers are in the second week of their 60-day legislative session, and this week I traveled to Olympia to meet with them. While not my first trip to Olympia, this was a special visit, as it was my first as President. My goal was both to thank our elected leaders for the significant support…

January 19, 2016

Jennifer Cohen named interim athletic director

Office of the President

President Ana Mari Cauce has named Jennifer Cohen, senior associate athletic director at the University of Washington, as  interim athletic director. Cohen steps in for Scott Woodward, who announced earlier this month he would be taking a position at Texas A&M University. Cohen’s appointment is effective Feb. 1. Read more    

January 15, 2016

Our collective power to advance change

Ana Mari Cauce

When we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I encourage each of us to recognize the power and responsibility we have individually — and collectively — to create an inclusive society where all can achieve their full potential. Universities, and especially public universities like ours, serve as powerful drivers of…

January 11, 2016

Establishing a Title IX Steering Committee to continue our work for a safer UW

Ana Mari Cauce

A respectful, safe and productive environment for all students, faculty and staff is essential to our success as a University and to upholding our highest values as a community. It is what catalyzes the fullest potential in our students and the greatest excellence in our teaching, research and service. In 2013, our University convened a…

January 8, 2016

A Transition in Athletics

Ana Mari Cauce

Since 2008, leadership of the UW’s athletics program has been provided by Scott Woodward, with numerous achievements and improvements in the academic and on-field performance of our student-athletes taking place during his tenure. We’re now preparing for a transition, as Scott has accepted the athletic director position at Texas A&M University. He will continue his…

December 18, 2015

Good news from the other Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

We hear all too often about the dysfunction in Washington, D.C., where political gamesmanship seems to rule how our nation’s policymakers deal with the big issues facing our country. In spite of that, I am pleased to report some good news stemming from all of our federal advocacy efforts this year. Congress has provided the…

December 15, 2015

You are the best of UW

Ana Mari Cauce

As we approach the end of 2015, there is much to be thankful for, starting with our many colleagues — be they faculty, students, staff, alumni or friends — working to make the world a better place. True, these are challenging times, here and around the world. There is so much sadness, hate and fear…

November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bill Gates Sr.

Ana Mari Cauce

Bill Gates Sr. is a big man with an even bigger heart. On this, the occasion of his 90th birthday, we salute the immense contributions he’s made to our University. Ever since he earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the UW, Gates has been the University of Washington’s biggest champion. He served for 15…

November 11, 2015

The game-changing future of innovation Seattle-style

University of Washington

If we are to lead as an epicenter of innovation, we must bring people together—business, nonprofits, educational institutions and entire communities — to identify challenges and develop solutions. Bringing together local business and nonprofit leaders to ensure that our region remains strong, diverse and competitive. As pioneers of innovation, these visionary CEOs are tackling issues like education and infrastructure head on, with creativity, collaboration, ingenuity and sustainability.

November 9, 2015

Big data holds tremendous opportunities to solve health challenges, Cauce tells Tsinghua forum

Jack Martin

The challenges of our time cross boundaries, so universities and nations must do the same to solve them. That was the message President Ana Mari Cauce delivered during her keynote address Monday at the Tsinghua University Innovation and Big Data Forum in Beijing. “The future health, prosperity, and well-being of our nations and our planet…

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