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Recent news

  • Faculty worry about unionization efforts | Minnesota Daily
  • UW President breaking boundaries: “She’s the first permanent president in a generation to be selected from within the faculty ranks” | KIRO 7
  • “A house divided is not a strong house” | Daily UW
  • A faculty union is “fundamentally contrary to the independence and autonomy that faculty have achieved” | Crosscut
  • UW President Cauce receives Greater Seattle Business Association social justice award | UW Today
  • Chemistry Professor Paul Hopkins: Most faculty at the UW “have a very, very strong voice” | Seattle Times
  • UW President Ana Mari Cauce on the important role the faculty plays in university decision making | KUOW
  • President Cauce champions faculty rights and excellence during annual address | YouTube
  • “I don’t think that one faculty union, representing us all, can really honor that incredible diversity that we have” | Seattle Times
  • Ana Mari Cauce named new UW president | The Seattle Times | Puget Sound Business Journal | UW Today
  • Faculty union “could diminish the voice of the faculty rather than enhance it” | Seattle Times
  • “Faculty are embedded in the decision process” at the UW | KUOW
  • “UW announces plan for expanded campus child-care services” | UW Today

Letters to the faculty

Messages from President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty

  • More information about faculty unionization | Feb. 26, 2016 | HTML | PDF
  • Concerns about a faculty survey you may have received | Jan. 22, 2016 | HTML | PDF
    • UPDATE: Concerns over faculty survey persist | Jan. 27, 2016 | HTML
  • Update from Olympia | Jan. 21, 2016 | HTML | PDF
  • Good news from the other Washington | Dec. 18, 2015 | HTML | PDF
  • Why we cannot be silent about faculty unionization | Nov. 17, 2015 | HTML | PDF
  • An informed choice about faculty unionization | Oct. 22, 2015 | HTML | PDF
  • The faculty unionization process | Oct. 1, 2015 | HTML | PDF
  • An important message about faculty unionization – Letter from President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty | Sept. 10, 2015 | HTML | PDF

Recent news in research

  • UW Professor Emeritus David J. Thouless wins Nobel Prize in physics for exploring exotic states of matter
    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced in October 2016 that David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics with two of his colleagues. Thouless is the UW’s seventh Nobel laureate and second in physics after Hans Dehmelt in 1989. “Professor Thouless’ work is a perfect example of why curiosity-driven basic science is so vital,” said UW President Ana Mari Cauce. “We are tremendously proud of this recognition of the seminal importance of his work.”
  • Swartz Foundation grant to boost UW research in computational neuroscience
    Two UW faculty members have been awarded a grant from The Swartz Foundation to support research in theoretical neuroscience. The award “is an invitation to join the community of other Swartz-supported institutes that are advancing this field, as well as an opportunity to bring together different researchers and fields here at the UW,” said grant recipient Adrienne Fairhall, a UW associate professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
  • UW physicists celebrate contribution to Nobel-winning neutrino discoveries
    The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics honored two scientists who led international collaborations to measure the fundamental properties of particles called neutrinos, and two teams of UW researchers were members of these large-scale, multinational, decades-long collaborative scientific experiments. Physics professor Hamish Robertson led the UW team working with the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, including more than 30 professors, students and other researchers.


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