December 13, 2012

Season’s Greetings from the University of Washington

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: We have so much to be grateful for at the University of Washington. We are all fortunate to be part of a community with the ability—and determination—to make a positive difference in our world, whether through teaching, research, artistic expression, collaboration, service or other means. Reflecting on… Read More


November 20, 2012

The UW has some of the best staff in the world

At the UW, not all of the creative solutions to contemporary challenges come from our faculty. We also have some of the best staff in the world. Recently, a good example of what our staff does came to my attention. Many schools have had agonizing struggles to decide which intramural locker rooms, male or female,… Read More


A summit to celebrate the UW’s leadership in environmental sustainability

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: This week marks the third annual Sustainability Summit on our Seattle campus. The Sustainability Summit celebrates the University of Washington’s leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is a great opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to find ways to get involved with sustainability efforts here on campus… Read More


October 19, 2012

Our way forward: Tomorrow’s University Today

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Yesterday afternoon, many of you joined me at my annual address for a look at how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges. Thank you for attending or watching on UWTV or online. As I said in my remarks, everything you… Read More


October 5, 2012

You’re invited to attend the President’s Annual Address, Oct. 18

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Join President Michael K. Young for a look at how we are building on our past to ensure an even more successful future. Thursday, October 18, 2012 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Doors open at 2:30 p.m.) Meany Hall Reservations are not required. The event will be broadcast live on UWTV channel 27 and online… Read More


September 24, 2012

The beginning of another exciting academic year

Dear Members of the University of Washington Community: Welcome to those of you who are new to the University this fall, and welcome back to those who are returning for another academic year. I hope all of you have had productive and rewarding summers and are ready to continue the work that makes the University… Read More


June 6, 2012

Looking back and moving forward

Dear Members of the University Community: As we enter the final week of spring quarter, it is hard to believe my first year at the University is nearly over. I look forward to congratulating this year’s graduates at my first UW commencement ceremonies. The year has moved very fast, and much has happened. We have… Read More


May 31, 2012

Sad events this week

Dear Members of the University Community: As many of you already know, Tuesday morning, a student was found dead outside McMahon Hall. The King County Medical Examiner has determined that his death was suicide. We are all deeply saddened by his loss, and our hearts go out to his family and friends in this time… Read More


May 25, 2012

President Young attends Bothell groundbreaking

President Young joined UW Bothell students, faculty, staff and friends Friday for the groundbreaking for a Science and Academic Building, which will be known as UWB 3. The 74,000-square-foot building will house 11 science labs, several classrooms, gathering space and a 200-person lecture hall. This space translates into the ability to serve an additional 1,000… Read More