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June 6, 2017

At the UW, excellence is the norm

Ana Mari Cauce

It’s that time of year when we commemorate hard work, excellence and a job well done. It’s an important moment — or series of moments, as we work through finals and ceremonies small and large — when we reflect on who we are as a community and the bright future that is possible when we work individually and together to achieve great things.


June 3, 2017

UW stands with the world to fight climate change and protect our future

Ana Mari Cauce

With almost a hundred of our university peers and with the Governor Inslee and other governors, mayors and business leaders, we have become signatories of the CERES letter stating that in the absence of leadership from the federal government, we remain in solidarity with those around the world committed to a transition to clean energy and to holding global warming to well below 2°C.


May 23, 2017

To honor those we’ve lost, support those who are with us

Ana Mari Cauce

Memorial Day is not about celebrating war, but about celebrating the lives of men and women like Will, who put everything on the line so that others might live a better life, across the world and at home. It offers a moment for all of us to unite in honoring them, and, just as important, supporting the family, friends and fellow veterans who grieve their loss.


June 3, 2016

My life in administration: From accident to career (Denice Denton Emerging Leaders Workshop keynote)

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[Each year, the Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award recognizes a junior faculty member for achievements in research and for positive impact on diversity. The award honors Denice D. Denton, who served as Dean of the UW’s College of Engineering before being appointed as Chancellor of the University of California, Santa Cruz. In June, the…


April 14, 2016

Open forum with Jerry Baldasty, preferred candidate for provost

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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 7, 2016

Making disruption a force for good

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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 16, 2016

You’re having an impact

Ana Mari Cauce

Each of us came to the University of Washington for different reasons, but what unites us is a desire to contribute to our world. We do that by helping prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators, by serving our community and caring for our neighbors, and through our creation of new knowledge and ideas….


January 19, 2016

Jennifer Cohen named interim athletic director

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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…



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