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Office of the Provost

November 6, 2017

Honoring and supporting our veterans

Jerry Baldasty

Throughout UW history, thousands of students, alums, faculty and staff have served our country through the armed forces. Memorials dot our campus, reminding us of those who served – and those who gave everything. But memorials are just part of what we to do to honor and support veterans. As a university, we must ensure…


November 2, 2017

Ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty and staff

Jerry Baldasty

In the University’s ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct, SafeCampus has expanded its role as a resource to faculty and staff who become aware of situations that may involve sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. If you become aware of such a circumstance — either because…


October 31, 2017

Transforming administration with shared services

Jerry Baldasty

As provost, I spend a good deal of time thinking about how to support the UW’s research, teaching and service mission with limited resources. How can we move ahead? In reading the 2016-17 budget plans from the UW deans and chancellors, I was struck by how many mentioned shared services as something they were already…


October 25, 2017

School of Dentistry leadership change, update on fiscal challenges

Jerry Baldasty

I am pleased to announce that Dr. James Johnson, professor and chair of the School of Dentistry’s Endodontics Department, has agreed to serve as the School’s interim dean, effective today. He replaces Dr. Joel Berg, who stepped down as dean October 23 to devote more time to his teaching, research and clinical practice. President Ana…


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