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January 19, 2010

Office Hours: Winter 2010

University of Washington

As a new decade, a new academic quarter, and a new session of the State Legislature begin, more difficult decisions await higher education in Washington state. In the latest edition of Office Hours, UW President Mark Emmert offers his perspective on the 2010 legislative session and what’s at stake for the UW. Watch the video…


October 8, 2009

Office Hours: Fall 2009

University of Washington

UW President Mark Emmert discusses financial planning for the future, exciting news about research over the summer and the dedication of a new memorial to honor UW’s eight Medal of Honor recipients. Watch the video »


April 8, 2009

Office Hours: 2009 legislative session

University of Washington

UW President Mark Emmert talks about the 2009 Legislative session and challenges the state and higher education face in this time of economic turmoil. Watch the video »


October 17, 2008

Office Hours: Fall reflections

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UW President Mark Emmert discusses the incoming freshman class, a historic Freshman Convocation with honorary degrees presented to Bill Gates and Bill Gates. Sr., and the upcoming legislative session. Watch the video »


June 9, 2008

Office Hours: The environment

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In the final Office Hours of 2007-08 school year, UW President Mark Emmert talks about creating the new College of the Environment and the accomplishments of our faculty and students this year. Watch the video »


February 8, 2008

Office Hours: Update on current issues

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In his first Office Hours video of the new year, UW President Mark Emmert talks about the 2008 legislative session, Campaign UW and moving into the UW Tower. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Click on “Post a comment” or send an e-mail to pres@u.washington.edu. Watch the video »


October 26, 2007

Office Hours returns for fall quarter

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In his first Office Hours video of the new academic year, President Mark Emmert celebrates the UW’s many achievements in 2007 and talks about the cycle of renewal that begins each fall. He elaborated on those themes and more in his recent annual address and welcomes your comments. Watch the video »


June 10, 2007

Office Hours: Preserving Our Environment

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In the last Office Hours video of the quarter, UW President Mark Emmert discusses preserving the environment for future generations and some of the things the UW is doing to address the challenge. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Watch the video »


May 17, 2007

Office Hours: Report on the 2007 Legislative Session

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UW President Mark Emmert recaps the 2007 session of the state Legislature and talks about how it will impact the UW’s budget for the next biennium. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Click on “Comments” above or send an e-mail to pres@u.washington.edu. Watch the video »


April 24, 2007

Office Hours: The Importance of Federal Funding

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The University of Washington leads the nation’s public universities in federal funding for research and is No. 2 overall – second only to Johns Hopkins – among all universities. In this month’s Office Hours video, President Emmert discusses the importance of federal funding for the UW. He welcomes your thoughts and comments. Watch the video »



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