September 15, 2014

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… Read More


September 11, 2014

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… Read More


August 27, 2014

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… Read More


August 26, 2014

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… Read More


August 20, 2014

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… Read More


July 31, 2014

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…. Read More


July 9, 2014

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… Read More


June 24, 2014

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… Read More


June 5, 2014

News Roundup: President Young in Spokane, Dental and Medical programs recognized, Gift supercharges UW research

President Young visited Spokane on May 29 for a series of meetings to discuss growing the region’s healthcare economy through research and expanded medical education. In the evening, he spoke at a UW alumni lecture event featuring UW researcher Dr. Charles Murry. Learn more on the President’s trip on his Facebook page.   UW-Spokane alliance has unique value, Young says… Read More


May 14, 2014

News Roundup: Monkey hearts, UW spinouts & innovations, Dental care for kids, and more!

Scientists regenerate heart muscle in primates – Health Sciences NewsBeat In a major advance, researchers at the University of Washington have successfully restored damaged heart muscle of monkeys using heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells. $31M gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs – UW Today The funding will be… Read More