October 14, 2013

Forecast shows revenues up, confidence down

On Friday (Oct. 11), the Washington State Economic Revenue & Forecast Council published it’s monthly economic and revenue update. Among other news, the report shows that tax collections were again higher than previously forecast, and consumer confidence is down, likely as a byproduct of the federal government shutdown. A few additional highlights from the update: Washington… Read More


October 5, 2013

UW plays key role in state’s adoption of “Next Gen” science standards

The Seattle Times reports that Washington will be the eighth state to adopt the “Next Generation Science Standards,” which outline what students should know about big ideas of science, key practices scientists and engineers use to solve problems, and fundamental concepts that apply across all scientific fields. The Times highlights the prominent role played by the… Read More


October 1, 2013

State Legislators and staff visit the UW

The Office of State Relations hosted a group of state legislators and staff on campus last Friday (September 27) for a tour of the Institute for Protein Design, a campus tour including the recently renovated Odegaard Undergraduate Library & Learning Commons and the Paul G. Allen Center for Computing & Engineering, and a lunch briefing with… Read More


September 17, 2013

Discover the UW: Institute for Protein Design

As America’s number one federally funded public research university, the University of Washington is producing research with the power to change the world. State legislators and other Olympia decision-makers will get a first-hand look at what UW researchers are discovering in a Friday, September 27 visit to The Baker Laboratory and the Institute for Protein Design,… Read More


September 10, 2013

Governor Inslee launches Results Washington initiative

Today (Sept. 10), Gov. Jay Inslee launched a new performance management initiative dubbed Results Washington. The data-driven performance management and continuous improvement system focuses on five goal areas: World-class education Prosperous economy Sustainable energy & clean environment Healthy & safe communities Efficient, effective & accountable government


September 3, 2013

Seattle Weekly: UW’s Big Bet on Massively Open Online Courses

A feature article in the Seattle Weekly focuses on the University of Washington’s online education efforts. Here’s a preview: [T]he University of Washington is betting on low-cost online courses that could attract more students and money. And maybe turn its professors into stars. Read the article here.


August 26, 2013

UW ranked 13th nationally by Washington Monthly, 9th in “Bang for Buck”

Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 13th among national universities for 2013. The UW also was ranked ninth among national universities in “Best Bang for the Buck,” a measure of  “colleges in America that do the best job of helping nonwealthy students attain… Read More


August 21, 2013

Seattle Times: Computer games + math = fun and learning in schools

The Seattle Times recently reported on UW researcher Zoran Popovic‘s work to make computer games more effective at teaching math. One of the most successful examples, for adults and students alike, is the UW Center for Game Science’s Foldit, which challenges users to help uncover the structures of biologically important proteins. Players around the world have… Read More


August 15, 2013

External Affairs service project at University Heights Center

Yesterday (August 14), UW External Affairs staff participated in a service project at the University Heights Center, a non-profit community-run organization. From helping clean windows and alcoves, to landscaping upkeep, and moving soil for new raised beds in the P-Patch, the crew had a great time! Each year, the UW community provides over 346,000 hours of service… Read More