Office of the President


November 6, 2017

Join in honoring the UW’s veterans

Ana Mari Cauce

In our community, we strive to take care of each other, to honor each other’s bravery and sacrifices, and to look after each other when we’re in need. We are proud to count among us many veterans of the United States’ armed services. To recognize their service, I invite you to take part in UW Veterans Appreciation, Nov. 6-18, when our community will host a series of events across our three campuses.

October 17, 2017

Free expression and what it means for all of us

Ana Mari Cauce

Over the past year or two, issues surrounding the exercise of free speech and expression have come to the forefront at colleges around the country, including here at the University of Washington. Recently, we’ve also seen everything from sports leagues and broadcasters to major technology companies start to grapple with these issues. This past weekend,…

October 6, 2017

Proud of our students’ responsiveness to community

Ana Mari Cauce

In the days following the tragic violence in Las Vegas, there has been understandable concern within our university community about the “humans vs. zombies” tag game scheduled for Monday through Friday of next week. While the multi-day game has taken place in the past using neon-colored Nerf “blasters” without incident, in the wake of previous…

September 25, 2017

To our community, new and returning, welcome!

Ana Mari Cauce

After a hazy, smoky last few days of summer here in Washington, the snap in the autumn air is a welcome change. It matches the mood at our great University as we welcome a new entering class, transfer students and returning students, many of whom arrived on our campuses last week to begin the 2017–18 academic year.

September 15, 2017

As new GIX building opens, collaboration holds the key to our future

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday marked the official opening of the new Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) facility – the newly-christened Steve Ballmer Building – in Bellevue’s Spring District. The celebration was a momentous occasion, fitting for the scale of impact I believe that GIX will have in uniting universities, civic leaders, government officials, industry partners, artists and entrepreneurs around global challenges. With the launch of this building, GIX welcomes the students, faculty and industry experts from around the world whose work and education will serve to benefit our region, and the world.

Welcoming the Cuban all-female orchestra, Camerata Romeu *UPDATE* Performance canceled

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m looking forward to Camerata Romeu making their Seattle debut at Meany Hall on September 25. I’m even more excited to be there surrounded Cuban string orchestra Camerata Romeuby our community of friends, alumni, employees and students. I hope to see you there.

August 1, 2017

Celebrating the life and impact of Jeff Brotman

Ana Mari Cauce

With the passing of Jeff Brotman the University of Washington has lost one of its greatest volunteers and most accomplished and generous graduates. His and Susan’s principled and passionate leadership, coupled with their generosity — particularly in support of students and of advancements in medicine — have left a lasting impact on our University and…

July 28, 2017

Inclusion and non-discrimination are now and will always be core to the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

LGBTQ rights are human rights. The Justice Department’s brief – even as it is being downplayed by some – has the potential to expose more people to workplace discrimination and signals broadly that discrimination against gays and lesbians is acceptable. This is a dangerous and destructive precedent that will have real consequences in people’s lives.

July 24, 2017

Board of Regents Chair Pat Shanahan confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

Ana Mari Cauce

On behalf of the University of Washington, congratulations to Pat Shanahan on his confirmation as Deputy Defense Secretary of the United States.  As an alumnus with both deep ties to the University and the Pacific Northwest and a deep ethos of public service, he has been engaged with the University in numerous capacities for many…

July 3, 2017

Visit to Beijing and Tsinghua University in pictures

Ana Mari Cauce

What an incredible journey. My thanks to our gracious hosts and fantastic partners at Tsinghua University, China CDC and CHSI. And it was wonderful to meet some China Huskies!

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