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February 24, 2020

Meet this month’s #UWdiscovers photo contest winner

This February, faculty and staff across our campuses shared their discoveries as part of the UW’s employee photo contest. This month’s winning photo comes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. Xu Chen, an assistant professor in the department, is leading his team to build collaborative robots and artificial intelligence to solve Rubik’s cubes….


February 11, 2020

UWFT: Improving the UW’s financial policies, processes and systems

The University of Washington is a huge organization – a University for more than 59,000 students, a workplace for more than 47,000 employees and a small city’s worth of operations, from maintaining residence halls and food services to running hospitals and clinics across the region. An institution of this size requires a broad strategy of…


January 27, 2020

Meet this month’s #UWserves photo contest winners

This January, faculty and staff from across the UW shared photos of how their teams serve the UW community and beyond. This month’s winning photo came from the UW Facilities team. This past April, the team held a “Trash-In” at Red Square to determine how much compostable and recyclable material is thrown out at the…


January 6, 2020

UW raises more than $1.97 million for those in need

UW faculty, staff, retirees, students and alumni came together this fall to support their favorite nonprofits through the UW Combined Fund Drive. Together, we contributed $1,975,515 to a variety of organizations, which will make a significant impact on the lives of many, both locally and nationally. “Through payroll deduction, personal donations and event participation, our…


January 3, 2020

Celebrate your colleagues at the Distinguished Staff Award Reception

The University of Washington community is invited to attend this year’s Distinguished Staff Award Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom. Come celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our inspirational staff, including incredible efforts from individuals and teams. You can see a complete list of our nominees on the DSA website. …


November 26, 2019

Meet this month’s #Boundless photo contest winners

This November, faculty and staff across the UW shared photos of their teams to show how they are committed to excellence. The winning photo of this month’s contest features Research Associate Josephine Rapp and her team, the Deming Lab at the School of Oceanography. The photo shows how their team spent a fun evening celebrating…


September 9, 2019

Support the 2019 UW Combined Fund Drive this fall

Each fall, the UW Combined Drive Fund provides UW employees an opportunity to give back by donating to their favorite nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re interested in the arts, environment, human services, medical research, international relief or animal welfare, you can make a difference through an easy payroll deduction. Here are some additional ways you can…


July 15, 2019

Professor Alexes Harris appointed as UW Faculty Athletics Representative

Professor of Sociology Alexes Harris, who holds the Presidential Term Professorship, has been appointed to serve as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR). In this role, she will help ensure that the University of Washington’s athletics programs are closely aligned with our core educational mission, safeguarding our student-athletes’ well-being and maintaining the academic integrity of…


June 25, 2019

UW faculty connect with Washington communities on Faculty Field Tour

Last week, more than two dozen recently hired UW faculty members traveled across Washington by bus to meet and learn from diverse communities throughout our state. On the annual five-day UW Faculty Field Tour, participants experience Washington’s culture, Native history, diversity, economics and geography. The UW has been conducting the tour for more than two decades to…


June 14, 2019

Awards recognize the impact of our UW community

Hundreds of UW colleagues, family and friends celebrated the recipients of this year’s Awards of Excellence on Thursday, June 13, in Meany Hall. The following is based on remarks made by President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards at the 49th annual event. 2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients Distinguished Staff Award: Sam…



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