State Relations

January 19, 2015

Boeing, UW open research lab on Seattle campus

Via UW Today: The Boeing Advanced Research Center, located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on the UW campus, will let students and faculty members work collaboratively with Boeing engineers on aircraft and spacecraft assembly and manufacturing. Four initial projects are underway at the UW, led by Boeing-employed affiliate instructors and UW engineering professors. ……

KING 5 News: UW needs new research ship

KING 5 News reports on UW’s need for a new local class research vessel to replace the research vessel R/V Clifford A. Barnes, which will reach the end of its useful life in 2016. Via UW’s College of the Environment: …The research vessel is nearly 50 years old, and has limited capabilities to help scientists and students really understand what’s going on…

January 14, 2015

UW releases 2015 state legislative agenda

Today, the University released its legislative priorities for the 2015 session that began this week in Olympia. Here is a quick overview of what’s on the agenda: Priority No. 1: Keep the UW affordable Washington’s public colleges and universities are jointly requesting a $198 million state investment for 2015–17 (the UW’s share is $68 million)…

105-day 2015 state legislative session kicks off in Olympia

On Monday, the Washington State Legislature convened in Olympia for the start of its 105-day Regular session. The legislative cycle is a two year process. In odd-numbered years, the Regular session is 105 days. In the even-numbered years, the Regular session it is 60 days. For more overview on Washington’s legislative process, read this primer from the Legislature….

January 8, 2015

Study: University of Washington generates $12.5 billion, nearly 80,000 jobs for the state

The University of Washington generates $12.5 billion a year in economic activity and supports 79,331 direct and indirect jobs in the state of Washington, according to a new economic impact report released Thursday by an independent research firm. Here are a few of the highlights of UW’s annual impact on the state economy: $12.5 billion…

December 23, 2014

Universities react to Governor Inslee’s 2015-17 budget proposal

On December 18, Governor Inslee released his plans to fund education in the 2015-17 biennium. You can find information about the Governor’s full budget proposal online here. This is what Washington’s public universities had to say about Governor Inslee’s plans for funding higher education: This week’s budget proposal from Governor Inslee makes important investments in…

November 3, 2014

Study supports expansion of UW medical school in Spokane

The University of Washington’s plan to double the size of its medical school in Spokane is “clearly the most cost-effective option” to meet the physician workforce needs in Eastern Washington and throughout the state, according to an independent study by research firm Tripp Umbach. Read a 2-page summary of the study. Read the full report….

November 1, 2014

Genesee Adkins named UW director of state relations

Genesee Adkins, who brings 12 years of experience in Olympia, has been appointed director of state relations at the University of Washington, effective Nov. 12. “We are getting an experienced, highly capable government relations professional who understands the subtleties of Olympia and will be able to represent the university’s interests extremely well,” said Randy Hodgins, UW vice president…

October 17, 2014

President’s Annual Address

This week (Oct. 15), President Young gave his annual address to the UW community. He highlighted the University of Washington’s recent successes and discussed how our unique vision, commitment to innovation and shared passion for the work we do is shaping a boundless future for our community, our state and our world. Read his remarks.

September 30, 2014

Legislators and staff tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute

Today (Sept. 30) a group of state legislators and staff had a chance to tour UW’s Clean Energy Institute to learn more about its innovative faculty, students and leading edge research in the fields of next generation solar energy and battery technologies. In 2013, the Legislature invested $3 million to establish the Institute at UW. In its inaugural year,…

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