July 31, 2014

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

By Patrick Bell

Governor Jay Inslee returned to campus this week for the 2014 UW Start-Up Celebration.

Gov. Inslee, Provost Cauce, and President Young

Photo by Marcus R. Donner Puget Sound Business Journal

Gov. Inslee, Provost Cauce, and President Young

 

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. Learn more about UW’s new Startup Hall initiative here.

5 UW startups to watch this year – Puget Sound Business Journal

Stem cells that adapt to any body, robots that repair coral and a camera that can see the inside of a carotid artery are just three of the inventions being created at the University of Washington.

Editorial: Expand, don’t dilute, UW medical school – The Olympian

The Olympian editorial board considers a number of issues related to the ongoing conversation over medical education. Learn more about UW’s plan for expansion at: http://uw.edu/spokanemedschool

UW Medicine ranks highly in U.S. News Best Hospitals listing – HS News Beat

U.S. News & World Report ranked UW Medical Center #11 in the nation in its Best Hospitals edition. Read more about the awards honoring medical excellence at President Young’s blog.

University of Washington named ‘Great College to Work For’ – Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized colleges for best practices and policies in its 2014 survey. The UW was cited for overall employee job satisfaction and tenure clarity and process — making it one of 10 large universities recognized in each of those categories.

Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science – New York Times

The UW Computer Science & Engineering Department is featured. Learn more about UW CSE’s efforts and impacts here.

Did You Know: 1,450 kids and teens are enrolled in UW summer programs this year

For more news about campus happenings and visits by elected officials throughout the week, follow @UWGOV on Twitter, and Like UWGOV on Facebook.

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