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September 15, 2017

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.


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.


May 5, 2015

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Ana Mari Cauce

Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, establishing a legal mandate to end discrimination against people with disabilities. The ADA has been instrumental in advancing civil and human rights across the nation. The University of Washington is committed to doing all we can to increase access and opportunity for…


April 17, 2015

We the People: Diversity, Equity and Difference at the UW

Office of the President

Interim President Ana Mari Cauce announced a wide-ranging initiative to combat racism and inequity during a campus dialogue with students. Cauce spoke from the heart about racism and what she thinks all of us, herself included, can do to combat it. Read the transcript of her remarks


April 6, 2015

Addressing affordable housing issues in our region

Office of the President

I am so pleased the University of Washington is partnering with the Seattle Times and Microsoft Corporation on the LiveWire series that addresses vital issues impacting our region and its residents. Earlier this week, we hosted more than 800 people on campus for a lively discussion about affordability and housing. We heard a variety of…


March 13, 2015

A historic day for the UW and Native Tribes of our region

Office of the President

As one of the world’s greatest public universities, the University of Washington is committed to cultivating our culture of diversity. The opening yesterday of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House (wash-LEB-alt) marked a historic day for both the University of Washington and the Native Tribes of our region. This building is the culmination of a decades-long dream…


January 22, 2015

Open Mike: A Conversation with President Young

University of Washington

Dear students, faculty and staff, Please join us for a series of events to continue the conversation President Michael K. Young started in his Annual President’s Address. From enhancing the Husky student experience, to better serving our community, deepening our research impact or expanding UW innovation, our best ideas start with you. There are three…


November 3, 2014

Saluting our servicemen and servicewomen

Michael K. Young

At the University of Washington, we strive to remember our veterans not just during Veterans Appreciation Week, but year-round. Across our campuses, monuments honoring those who have served greet us: the Medal of Honor Memorial; the 58 sycamore trees lining Memorial Way, reminding us of the UW students and faculty who lost their lives during…


October 23, 2014

Accomplishments and aspirations

Michael K. Young

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: During this Homecoming weekend, Husky friends, family and alumni visiting campus will have a chance to participate in our extensive efforts to operate as a sustainable university. For the past few years, our entire community — students, faculty and staff — has done amazing work to be responsible citizens and…


September 23, 2014

President Young welcomes students to the UW at Freshman Convocation

University of Washington

Video: President Michael Young’s speech at the 2014 Freshman Convocation Freshman Convocation Sept. 21, 2014 Speech transcript WELCOME to the University of Washington. I remember what seems not so many years ago sitting in seats very much like those in which you are sitting when I was being oriented as a freshman. I remember days…



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