State Relations

October 2, 2015

External Affairs hosts local, state, federal officials for Innovation Day

This week, the Office of External Affairs hosted Innovation Day @ UW. The day showcased how the university is contributing to the growth of our region’s innovation ecosystem, and is finding solutions to today’s major challenges. Visitors included members of the state legislature, state legislative staff, federal delegation staff, local/regional staff, and economic development leaders. Participants started the…

September 17, 2015

News Roundup: Innovation rankings, post-college earnings, and access

UW ranks fourth in the world in new measure of innovation (Seattle Times) “The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world — and among all universities, public and private, it ranks fourth — according to a new rating by  Reuters, the online news service. Only Stanford, MIT and Harvard do more…

September 11, 2015

WSB on South Seattle College’s ’13th year’ promise scholarship

Via the West Seattle Blog comes a promising update about the latest cohort of students receiving South Seattle College’s 13th year promise scholarship: This is the fifth fall that Chief Sealth International High School graduates are among the new South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) students taking advantage of the 13th Year Promise – a free year of…

September 10, 2015

UWTV profiles new Dean of Education Mia Tuan

Meet UW’s new Dean of Education Mia Tuan. Watch more episodes of UW 360 at UWTV.

September 8, 2015

Foster School of Business partners with Tiny Tots Development Center

Tiny Tots Development Center is a non-profit center dedicated to servicing underprivileged families in the Puget Sound area. It is receiving some fresh ideas and assistance from students at the Foster School of Business. Watch more episodes of UW 360 at UWTV.

September 4, 2015

A great start: UW’s Startup Hall turns two

Catch up with UW’s Startup Hall as it ends it’s second year as a hub of innovation in UW’s former Condon Hall. Watch more episodes of UW 360 at UWTV.

September 2, 2015

UW 360 Visits UW Spokane Center

The UW Spokane Center is a space for people and ideas to connect in a meaningful way with something they have in common — the spirit of boundlessness, and the pride in being a Husky. Tune in to UW 360 on UWTV to learn more about the new center:   Watch more episodes of UW…

July 16, 2015

Governor Inslee signs bipartisan transportation investment package at UW

Yesterday (July 15), joined by a bipartisan group of state legislators and transportation leaders, Governor Jay Inslee signed the statewide transportation package at the UW’s Conibear Shellhouse. UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce introduced Gov. Inslee, and in her remarks noted the investment package will benefit thousands of UW students, faculty, employees, patients, visitors, and…

June 30, 2015

Statement from UW interim President Ana Mari Cauce on the two-year state budget approved by the Washington Legislature

“On behalf of University of Washington students, faculty, staff and alumni, I want to express my thanks and appreciation to our elected officials for making investments in higher education a true budget priority during the 2015 legislative session. While the previous budget began to reverse the long-term trend of shifting the burden of paying for…

June 28, 2015

State operating budget deal announced, third special session starts today

Early Saturday (June 27) morning, after an all-night negotiating session, word came from legislative negotiators and the Governor that a “deal in principle” had been agreed to on the state operating budget. In a press statement that followed late yesterday, budget negotiators released an outline of the agreement, but also note they are continuing their marathon negotiation sessions to iron…

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