UW News

December 1, 2023

Video highlights: UW News in 2023

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Across campus — and across the state — this year, the University of Washington’s collective creativity, passion and innovation came together to forge new connections, push boundaries and better understand the world.  

This minute-long video is a glimpse at just some of the video stories the UW News office produced this year. Throughout 2023, UW students, faculty and staff worked in, with and for communities, developing solutions to local, and global, challenges. Their tools were both manual and high tech, their experiences individual and shared. They took their inspiration from the smallest creatures of the natural world, to the vastness of outer space, to the people around them every day.  

The spirit of community was everywhere, from Presidential Scholar Parker Ritzmann and his Spokane coffee business benefiting a local children’s home, to the multi-disciplinary research team helping the entire city of Westport with tsunami preparedness. Groups came together to build benches and encourage conversation at Gould Hall; to carve canoe paddles to ply the waters of Puget Sound; and to join the organization Outdoors for All for adaptive recreation at Snoqualmie Pass. 

The UW News office shares these and other stories and information about outstanding people, programs and research coming out of the university. In addition to publishing news releases and connecting reporters with faculty experts, the News office offers video stories, soundbites and b-roll to external news outlets to use in broadcasts, online stories and social media. 

In 2023, UW News videos were used across the country by television stations, radio stations and online publications, and garnered more than 320,000 views on the UW News website and social media. Videographer Kiyomi Taguchi selfie with her camera on an empty country road.

For more information, contact Kiyomi Taguchi, UW News video producer: ktaguchi@uw.edu or 206-685-2716.