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October 19, 2016

State and local leaders recognize Together UW Day – October 21, 2016

In recognition of the launch of the university’s Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World philanthropic campaign, Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, City of Spokane Mayor David Condon, Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council offered their support in proclamations and a salutation, recognizing October 21, 2016 as “Together UW Day.”   Go…


October 17, 2016

You’re invited: Denny Hall re-opening Oct. 26

UW State Relations and External Affairs invites you to join us in celebrating the re-opening of the iconic Denny Hall. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 10:30-11:30 AM Denny Hall (MAP) Spokane Lane Seattle, WA 98105 Coffee, tea and assorted pastries provided. Please RSVP: Amanda Rich at eaevents@uw.edu or 206-221-5670. About Denny Hall Constructed in 1895,…


September 7, 2016

UW’s innovations in medical education in the spotlight

From Tuesday’s edition of the Seattle Times: While most UW students have a few more weeks of summer to enjoy, the School of Medicine is already in full swing. With the introduction of new curriculum, first-year medical students are spending less time in a traditional lecture hall and more time with hands-on patient care on…


August 25, 2016

News via the Spokesman-Review: Gonzaga, UW welcome new medical students to Spokane

Great news from The Spokesman-Review: Sixty medical students in the inaugural class of a collaboration between the University of Washington and Gonzaga University received their first stethoscopes in a special ceremony Tuesday night. The ceremony marked the beginning of their medical studies, but it was much like a graduation ceremony: Each student was called forward…


July 21, 2016

External Affairs hosts state, city staff for Early Learning Showcase

On Tuesday, the Office of External Affairs hosted an Early Learning Showcase. Attendees started the day at the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, learning about brain development and language, plus cognition and social understanding. The visit also included a tour of the facility and a discussion about how research can be put into…


May 25, 2016

External Affairs hosts state, federal staff and business leaders for Clean Energy & Innovation Tour

On Monday, the Office of External Affairs hosted a Clean Energy & Innovation Tour. Attendees started the day at the UW Clean Energy Institute in the Molecular Engineering & Sciences building, learning about CEI and the UW’s efforts to accelerate a clean energy future from Director Dan Schwartz. The tour included a visit to the…


January 12, 2016

UW releases 2016 state legislative agenda

Today, the University released its legislative priorities for the 2016 session that began yesterday in Olympia. The governor delivered his State of the State address this afternoon, with Board Chair Bill Ayer representing the UW Board of Regents as one of the governor’s guests. Here is a quick overview of what’s on the agenda: Make…


November 2, 2015

UWTV profiles UW Dream Project

The UW Dream Project connects UW student volunteers with high school students to help them navigate through the complex college admissions process.


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…



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