State Relations

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

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

Latest UW medical startups and innovations featured in local media

The University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization (C4C) recently hosted an inter-active tour for journalists at its New Ventures Facility, where the media got a first-hand look at the latest technologies moving from lab to market. KING 5 Healthlink’s Jean Enersen reports: You could call it an adult science fair: University of Washington entrepreneurs and students

News Roundup: UW news you can use and share!

Every month we will bring you a sampling of news clips about UW projects and programs impacting our state and region. Below are a few to kick us off for the month of April. Have an article you want to see featured in the roundup? Leave a link in the comments, or email us at:

UW ranks among top for return on college investment

via President Young’s blog (a great source of news & info, bookmark it!): The University of Washington ranks fifth among all public and private universities in the country in a survey that estimates the financial return on degrees.   “While financial return on investment isn’t the only value in a college degree, being fifth in

UW School of Medicine launches “Next Generation WWAMI” in Spokane

via UW Today: The University of Washington School of Medicine announced plans today to establish Spokane as the center of an effort called “Next Generation WWAMI.” The UW, in partnership with the city’s health care professionals and other higher education institutions, will work to rapidly grow and continue to implement innovative approaches to medical education

UW launches online bachelor’s degree completion program in social sciences

Via UW Today: Beginning in the fall 2014 people interested in social sciences, who have already earned roughly two years of college credit or an associate degree, will be able to finish their bachelor’s degree online through a new completion program offered by the University of Washington. … The program is intended to provide a

The Atlantic: UW among best for dollar-for-dollar ROI

According to PayScale data, the UW is #5 in the country in dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) for a bachelor’s degree. And our computer science degree specifically is in the top 10 for ROI. Read more in The Atlantic. Of course, long-term financial reward isn’t the only measure of the value of an education. Just

April 4-6: Join us for Paws-On-Science at Pacific Science Center

Got a budding young scientist in your family? You won't want to miss #PawsOnScience @PacSci April 4-6. http://t.co/EPjFfuryTj — U. of Washington (@UW) March 28, 2014 CLICK HERE to learn more.

Supplemental budget passes House and Senate, Legislature adjourns

Today (March 13), the House and Senate passed a supplemental budget that makes several small, but important investments in higher education. Notably, the compromise supplemental budget preserved funding provided last year to UW. Preserving this funding allows the University to freeze resident undergraduate tuition another year. Read an overview brief from UW’s Office of Planning &

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