UW News

April 30, 2013

The challenge of finding what challenges students

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A yearlong project to learn how UW students were being challenged academically in their majors attracted volunteers from 33 degree-granting departments and programs.

April 22, 2013

Wayne C. Roth, president and general manager of KUOW, to retire after 30 years

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

Wayne C. Roth, president and general manager of KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, has announced that he will retire this September.

April 15, 2013

Jon Huntsman selected as UW Commencement speaker

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

Jon Huntsman, who has spent more than two decades in public service, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 2013 Commencement exercises

March 13, 2013

UW places highly in ranking of graduate programs by US News

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

US News & World Report recently published its national ranking of graduate programs.

February 26, 2013

Michael B. Bragg selected as dean of UW College of Engineering

UW engineering buildings

Michael B. Bragg, professor and interim engineering dean at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been selected as dean of the UW College of Engineering.

February 21, 2013

Changes in undergraduate teaching are continuous and pervasive, new research finds

Book cover

Conventional wisdom says that faculty at research universities focus mostly on research and not so much on their teaching skills. Not so, according to a new book based on interviews with University of Washington faculty.

February 19, 2013

UW selects Jeffrey Riedinger as vice provost for global affairs

Jeffrey Riedinger has been named vice provost for global affairs at the University of Washington

Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows

Three faculty members named Sloan Research Fellows

February 8, 2013

How to avoid “phishing” scams

phishing graphic

The Office of the UW Chief Information Security Officer is offering some tips to prevent falling prey to “phishing” scams.

February 5, 2013

UW is first again for Peace Corps volunteers, joined by WWU and Gonzaga

A version of the Peace Corps logo.

The University of Washington is No. 1 again among large universities (more than 10,000 students) for alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps.

January 29, 2013

University District Livability Partnership to unveil Commercial Revitalization Plan Jan. 31

The public is invited to participate in the unveiling of the University District Livability Partnership’s Commercial Revitalization Plan Thursday, Jan. 31.

January 14, 2013

Robert Stacey selected as dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Bob Stacey

Robert C. Stacey, a UW professor of history and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the next dean of the college effective Feb. 15.

January 9, 2013

UW announces president’s medalists for 2011-12

Golden medal for awards of excellence on purple ribbon

The University of Washington has announced the freshman, sophomore and junior medalists for 2011-12.

January 8, 2013

David Eaton selected as dean of Graduate School

David L. Eaton, associate vice provost for research and professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, has been selected as dean of the Graduate School, effective March 15, UW President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced today. The appointment is subject to approval by the Board of…

January 7, 2013

University of Washington selects Azita Emami as dean of School of Nursing

Headshot of Azita Emami

Azita Emami, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University, will be the new dean of the UW School of Nursing.

November 28, 2012

UW to host Institute of Medicine regional meeting Dec. 6

Institute of Medicine.

The Institute of Medicine is holding a regional meeting in Seattle Dec. 6.

November 27, 2012

University of Washington to sever business relationship with Adidas

University of Washington President Michael K. Young has instructed the university’s Office of Trademarks and Licensing to sever the university’s business relationship with Adidas.

November 13, 2012

Foremost expert on Finnish education system to lecture Nov. 14

The foremost analyst of Finland’s superior education system will present a public lecture from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in 210 Kane Hall.

November 8, 2012

UW commemorates Veterans Day with ceremony, first-time award for alumni veteran

Herbert Bridge.

The University of Washington will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 near the Medal of Honor Memorial at the foot of Memorial Way.

October 29, 2012

Applications sought for UW-University of Ljubljana exchange

The University of Washington – University of Ljubljana Exchange Committee invites applications.

October 25, 2012

Faculty Senate chair provides historical perspective on shared governance

statue of George Washington on UW campus

New Faculty Senate chair adds historical perspective to shared governance.

October 24, 2012

University of Washington launches research phase of smart grid project

Smart Grid news conference

The University of Washington marked the start of the data-gathering phase of the UW Smart Grid Project with an event featuring Washington’s two US Senators.

October 18, 2012

President Young launches new initiative to lead change in higher education and address major societal issues

University of Washington President Michael K. Young today announced a new initiative aimed at advancing the university’s teaching, research and service to meet the major challenges of the 21st century. The initiative, called “Tomorrow’s University Today,” will focus on three key areas: leading change in public higher education, addressing critical societal problems like sustainability, health…

U District Next: A community conversation will help in creating vision for future of University District

The public is invited to participate in “U District Next: A Community Conversation” to share their thoughts and ideas for the future of the University District. The first of three community conversations will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Hotel Deca ballroom, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast. There will be numerous other opportunities to join…

October 11, 2012

UW research ranks fourth among world universities

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Rankings released by National Taiwan University places the UW fourth among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research.

October 3, 2012

UW ranked 24th in the world in new study

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The University of Washington was ranked 24th best university in the world and the fourth-ranked American public university in The Times Higher Education Rankings

September 11, 2012

Freshman Convocation marks opening of UW’s school year

Drumheller Fountain and Gerberding Hall on the UW campus.

University of Washington President Michael Young will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 29th annual Freshman Convocation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. About 4,800 people are expected to attend this event, which welcomes the entering class. Convocation officially marks the beginning of…

August 27, 2012

UW ranked eighth nationally by Washington Monthly

A large 'W' is at the north entrance to the UW campus.

Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington eighth among national universities for 2012.

August 14, 2012

UW named America’s fourth ‘coolest’ school by Sierra magazine

Working on the UW Farm.

The University of Washington again has been ranked among the coolest schools in America, placing fourth this year, according to Sierra Magazine.

June 28, 2012

Seventh UW Common Book explores meaning and power of respect

“Respect: An Exploration” by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot has been selected as the seventh UW Common Book for freshmen

June 7, 2012

UW regents approve 2013 budget and tuition increase

The University of Washington Board of Regents has adopted an operating budget for fiscal year 2013 that includes an increase of 16 percent in undergraduate resident tuition.

Regents express concern for future of public higher education in Washington

At the meeting of the University of Washington Board of Regents June 7, the board adopted the following Declaration of Concern for the Sustainability of Washington Public Higher Education.

University of Washington, United Auto Workers reach new three-year agreement

The University of Washington Board of Regents approved today (June 7) a new three-year contract between the university and the United Auto Workers Local 4121, which covers teaching assistants, research assistants, readers, graders, and tutors – known collectively as academic student employees.

May 29, 2012

137th Commencement for UW's Seattle campus—1:30 p.m. June 9 at CenturyLink Field

About 5,000 graduates, a record number, are expected to attend the University of Washington commencement ceremonies in Seattle on June 9. President Michael K. Young will officiate.

April 13, 2012

Three faculty members awarded Guggenheim fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced that three UW faculty members have been named among the foundation’s 181 fellows for 2012.

April 5, 2012

Inequities in court-imposed fines and fees is subject of April 19 lecture

Alexes Harris, UW associate professor of sociology, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversitys eighth annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on the topic, “The U.S. Criminal Justice System: Race, Poverty and Punishments.”

April 4, 2012

Recipients announced: UW recognizes outstanding contributions to learning, service

The university will honor 26 individuals and one team of five this year as part of the annual university-wide awards program. The awards honor outstanding performance in teaching, mentoring, librarianship, public service and staff support.

March 28, 2012

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to be commencement speaker

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will be the University of Washingtons commencement speaker in ceremonies June 9 at CenturyLink Field.

March 27, 2012

Obituary: John S. Edwards

John S. Edwards, emeritus professor of zoology, died March 25 at the age of 80.

March 26, 2012

Kelli Trosvig appointed vice president for information technology

Kelli Trosvig has been appointed vice president for UW information technology and chief information officer for the university, UW President Michael Young announced today.

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