What does a MOOC look like up close?

This summer, University of Washington senior lecturer Matt McGarrity is teaching a MOOC (massively open online course) titled “Introduction to Public Speaking” through a partnership with Coursera. Seattle Times reporter Katherine Long is taking the course, and blogging about her experience at a blog titled, “The Massive Classroom.” Follow the blog to get a close up… Read More


Governor Inslee appoints new UW Regents

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointments of Constance Rice and Rogelio Riojas to the University of Washington Board of Regents. From the Governor’s statement announcing the appointments: “Constance and Rogelio are well-suited to the UW Board of Regents. They bring important life and professional experiences that will guide the UW’s vision and work as… Read More


UW launches record 17 startups in 2013

via UW Today: The University of Washington launched a record 17 startup companies this fiscal year. That makes fiscal 2013 the UW’s single most productive year for startup formation.  It places the UW among the top five schools in the nation. Last year, President Michael K. Young challenged the university to increase its number of… Read More


Seattle Times: Using small businesses to create community opportunities

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large writes in a recent article about the efforts of UW’s Foster School and other business schools around the country to improve their local communities: Business schools teach people how to run businesses and make money, and their focus has usually been high on big business and finance. But partly in… Read More


UW welcomes new dean of the College of Engineering

The UW on Monday (July 15) welcomed Michael B. Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering. Bragg most recently was professor and interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An aeronautical engineer by training, Bragg has held numerous leadership positions at Illinois, including head of the aerospace engineering… Read More


President Young in Spokane for meetings with region’s business and community leaders

President Michael Young was in Spokane yesterday for meetings with local business and civic leaders. Among other events, he spoke at a luncheon hosted by Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI). In his remarks to the group, President Young highlighted UW’s growing impacts in the region, and discussed how the university’s cutting-edge research benefits the state economy…. Read More


New Chancellor named for UW Bothell

Katherine Long of the Seattle Times reports on the New York technology leader selected to head UW Bothell as its next Chancellor: Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), will be the next UW-Bothell chancellor if approved by the Board of Regents. He will replace… Read More


Ana Mari Cauce named UW Provost

On Dec. 6, UW President Michael Young named Ana Mari Cauce the UW’s new provost, effective Jan.2. She is dean of our College of Arts & Sciences. Read President Young’s message to the UW community here.


The UW in Your Community

What’s the UW done for you lately? The University of Washington is first and foremost a place that educates the citizens of Washington State.  But as a public university, we’re so much more than an institution on Montlake.  UW students, faculty, staff and alumni are making an impact everyday in communities throughout the state.  They are your teachers,… Read More


UW enrollment at all-time high

At its October meeting, the UW Board of Regents heard a student enrollment presentation that provided a sense of the size and scope of the UW’s instructional enterprise. The UW Office of Planning and Budgeting posted highlights of the presentation on its blog.