State Relations

President’s Annual Address

This week (Oct. 15), President Young gave his annual address to the UW community. He highlighted the University of Washington’s recent successes and discussed how our unique vision, commitment to innovation and shared passion for the work we do is shaping a boundless future for our community, our state and our world. Read his remarks.

Legislators and staff tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute

Today (Sept. 30) a group of state legislators and staff had a chance to tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute to learn more about its innovative faculty, students and leading edge research in the fields of next generation solar energy and battery technologies. In 2013, the Legislature invested $3 million to establish the Institute at UW. In its inaugural year,

Correcting the record: WSU consultant’s medical school study deeply flawed

Last week, Washington State University released a consultant’s study regarding separate accreditation for a WSU medical school in Spokane. The WSU Board of Regents subsequently took action directing WSU leaders to pursue the report’s recommendations. Unfortunately, the WSU consultant’s report contains several inaccuracies, concerning assumptions, and at least one critical and highly misleading error that require immediate

Statement from UW Regent Orin Smith in Response to WSU Medical School Proposal

“We’re disappointed by WSU’s announcement today to pursue a separate, independent medical school aside from the existing Spokane medical school we’ve worked hard to build together in partnership with the Spokane community. At a time when fully funding basic education and addressing our mental health crisis loom large, we believe creating a second, $47 million

7 fast facts about UW

Looking for fast facts about UW? Here are a few from the past few months. From academic excellence to sustainability, it’s great to be a Husky! Click here to share this on Twitter. Click here to share this on Twitter. Click here to share this on Twitter. Click here to share this on Twitter. Click

UW External Affairs hosts local, state, and federal staff for U District tour

Last week, a group of 20 legislative staff from local, state, and federal offices joined the UW External Affairs team on a tour of the U District. Participants visited: The Burke Museum, learning about the Genetic Resource Center, and the museum’s “New Burke” capital project; Sound Transit’s U District Station site for an update on construction and the agency’s light

UW External Affairs staff participates in service project at Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

Today University of Washington External Affairs staff participated in a service project at the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, owned by Seattle Parks and Recreation and co-operated by Seattle Tilth, a non-profit community-run organization. Staff is pictured here after spending the morning helping to restore wetlands by removing invasive plants (bindweeds). The annual service project is a chance for EA

News Roundup: UW startups, medical education expansion, and women in computer science

Governor Jay Inslee returned to campus this week for the 2014 UW Start-Up Celebration.   In his keynote remarks, Governor Inslee lauded the Center for Commercialization (C4C) for its most recent big news: A record 18 new startups were spun out in the past fiscal year. Learn more about C4C and the New Ventures Facility at Fluke Hall here.

News Roundup: NW WA study mission, Addressing the skills gap, Record number of UW startups

Northwest Washington Study Mission – Seattle Chamber State Relations was back on the road in late June to participate in the Seattle Metro Chamber and Puget Sound Regional Council’s NW WA Study Mission. Delegates visited a series of sites that showcased innovation and economic development in sectors such as tourism, agriculture, maritime, manufacturing, and higher education. PIC: Touring

News Roundup: Clean Tech, Faculty Field Tour, Revenue Forecast, Sustainability Award

Expo Showcases Wash. State Companies’ Budding Clean Tech Economy – KPLU Among the companies … is Arlington-based Microgreen Polymers, which spun out of research at the University of Washington. Forecast shows $395M uptick in state revenue – AP/The Columbian “While the revenue increase is welcome news, we still face a significant budget challenge in our next

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