June 24, 2014

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

By Patrick Bell

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 budget,” David Schumacher, director of the Office of Financial Management, said in a written statement.

Read the forecast meeting materials here.

High costs of college: The truth behind the myths – Seattle Times

Eight myths (and some truths) about why college costs so much, and why you can’t work your way through school anymore.

On the road with the UW Faculty Field Tour – President’s Blog

UW Faculty Filed Tour visits Sen. Mark Schoesler's farm in Ritzville, WA.

UW Faculty Filed Tour visits Sen. Mark Schoesler’s farm in Ritzville, WA.

 

The Annual UW Faculty Field Tour is a 5-day, 1,000-mile tour of Washington state for faculty members new to Washington and the University. View more posts on Tagboard, and photos on State Relations’ Facebook page.

The Spokane Solution – Columns Magazine

Expanding medical education in Eastern Washington’s largest city will address a key problem: increasing the number of primary care physicians in rural and underserved areas. Learn more about UW’s expansion plans at uw.edu/spokanemedschool.

State not producing enough graduates in high-tech fields – King5News.com

The College Success Foundation and Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Board hosted a round table with UW leaders and student scholarship recipients on campus June 9.

International award cites UW for leadership in sustainability – UW News

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