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June 20, 2019

Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue

A roundup of UW talents and presentations in AbSciCon2019, the national conference on astrobiology — the search for life in the universe — to be held in Bellevue, June 24-28.


May 21, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Eleventh Improvised Music Project Festival (IMPFest XI), Graduation Exhibitions, The Learned Ladies, and more!

This week in the arts, stop by one of the School of Art + Art History + Design’s Graduation Exhibitions, see The Learned Ladies performed in the United States’ first Theatre in the Round, attend IMPFest XI,  featuring UW Jazz Studies faculty, students and seasoned professionals of international renown, and more! 2019 School of Art…


May 8, 2019

ARTSUW Roundup: Peruvian Textiles, This Moment, Innovation the Nordic Way, International Experimental Music Ensemble, MFA Concert, and more!

This week in the arts, examine up-close a selection of Peruvian textiles from the Henry’s collection, attend a lecture about Nordic innovation at the Nordic Museum, go to a graduation exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more! From the Collection: Peruvian Textiles May 9, 6:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery Quipus, knotted strings used for…


April 24, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Philip Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox, George Rodriguez’s exhibition opening at MadArt, west coast premiere of ‘Nina Simone: Four Women,’ and more!

This week in the arts, attend an original, gender-expansive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; see the dancer-illusionists of MOMIX;  experience the Seattle premiere of the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox, composed by Philip Glass, with libretto by Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, presented by the students of the UW Vocal Theatre Works program will present the Seattle…


February 27, 2019

Three UW scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships for early-career research

Three faculty members at the University of Washington have been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The new Sloan Fellows, announced Feb. 19, include Kelley Harris, an assistant professor of genome sciences at the UW School of Medicine; and Alvin Cheung and Shayan Oveis Gharan, both assistant professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.


February 6, 2019

UW Libraries is new home for decades of KIRO-TV news video

A screen shot from a KIRO-TV news story among those given to UW Libraries recently. The entire donation included local news footage from 1975 to about 2001. The cameraman's pants seem to indicate this footage is from the 1970s.

Last year, local station KIRO-TV donated thousands of hours of old news videotapes of its news broadcasts from the 1970s through about the year 2000 — about 15,000 videotapes in all — to UW Libraries.


Two new studies published about the Seattle minimum wage ordinance

Suzzallo Library at night

University of Washington researchers continue to study the impact of the 2014 Seattle minimum wage ordinance. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students who have tracked various industries since the ordinance’s implementation just published two new studies: These papers take a closer look at the effects on child care businesses and on food prices during the policy implementation.


December 17, 2018

UW Evans School study of Fauntleroy ferry service proposes improvements to technology, engagement

Suggested upgrades to technology, training and communication — and funding them appropriately — lie at the heart of recommendations to the state from UW Evans School researchers after a study of service at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal in West Seattle.


October 30, 2018

UW is No. 10 in US News Best Global Universities ranking; No. 2 among US public institutions

The University of Washington maintained its No. 10 spot on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released Tuesday. The UW is second among American public institutions.


August 15, 2018

UW professor Cecilia Bitz elected American Geophysical Union fellow

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Cecilia M. Bitz, a University of Washington atmospheric scientist, has been elected as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union.


January 3, 2018

Essay by UW historian Laurie Marhoefer named most memorable of 2017 by The Conversation US

Laurie Marhoefer, UW assistant professor of history

An essay by Laurie Marhoefer, UW assistant professor of history, has been named the most memorable of the year 2017 by the editors and readers of The Conversation US.


September 26, 2017

Jackson School hosts lectures on ‘Trump in the World’ Mondays through fall

Faculty members in the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies will explore the ongoing impact of the Trump presidency in weekly lectures each Monday through fall quarter.


December 27, 2016

Year in review: 2016 news from the University of Washington

collage of year in review stories

The research happening here at the University of Washington — across all three campuses — is exceptional and selecting only a handful of stories to feature from the hundreds, if not thousands, that came out this year is a monumental task. Using UW Today’s page view data, social media reach and news coverage, we have narrowed it down to these highlights showcasing the impact and ambition of the UW’s work regionally and around the world — listed here in chronological order.


December 29, 2015

#BestofUW: Top news stories of 2015

From a new president and lasers cooling liquids to spotting rare sea creatures and major collaborations, great things have happened at the University of Washington in 2015. Here’s a look back at the top stories of the year. These stories were chosen based on the total number of views they received on our website and are not in any particular order….


November 12, 2015

‘Pale orange dot’: Early Earth’s haze may give clue to habitability elsewhere in space

An image of Saturn's haze-shrouded moon Titan taken by the Cassini spacecraft. The UW-based Virtual Planetary Laboratory studied records of the haze on early Earth to see how such atmospheric conditions might affect an exoplanet, or one beyond our solar system. They found that such a haze might show the world is habitable, or that life itself is present.

An atmospheric haze around a faraway planet — like the one which probably shrouded and cooled the young Earth — could show that the world is potentially habitable, or even be a sign of life itself.


February 25, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Mark Morris Dance Group

As February ends and March begins, the arts present a variety of events. In drama, the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Cabaret” continues and the School of Drama opens the slapstick satire, “The Hostage.” In music, Piano Professor Robin McCabe gears up for her faculty recital. Meanwhile, students in the Dance Program prepare for the Dance Majors Concert.


February 17, 2015

Study: Manufacturing growth can benefit Bangladeshi women workers

Workers in an apparel company in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in December 2014.

The life of a Bangladeshi garment factory worker is not an easy one. But new research from the University of Washington indicates that access to such factory jobs can improve the lives of young Bangladeshi women — motivating them to stay in school and lowering their likelihood of early marriage and childbirth.


February 3, 2015

UW President Michael K. Young named sole finalist for president at Texas A&M University

University of Washington President Michael K. Young on Tuesday was named as the sole finalist for president of Texas A&M University by its Board of Regents. Young became President of the UW in July 2011. Young is expected to assume his duties at Texas A&M in the spring. Statement from UW President Michael K. Young…


January 2, 2015

Board of Regents — Jan. 8 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


November 7, 2014

Board of Regents — Nov. 13 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold their Regular Meeting at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


October 3, 2014

Board of Regents — Oct. 9 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold meetings Thursday, Oct. 9, in the UW Tower Board Room, 22nd floor. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


October 1, 2014

News digest: New schedules for Health Sciences Express/shuttle, flu clinics underway

Front of a bus

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


September 9, 2014

Board of Regents — Sept. 11 meeting

The Board of Regents will hold meetings Thursday, Sept. 11. The Regular meeting will take place in the Petersen Room of the Allen Library 10:45 a.m. The full schedule and agendas are available online.


September 5, 2014

News digest: Waas to lead aeronautics and astronautics; Climate science conference Sept. 9-10

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Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


September 2, 2014

Honor: Barry Witham, asbestos training change, Myanmar visitors present Sept. 4

Barry Witham, UW drama professor emeritus

Compiled by the UW Office of News and Information.


July 30, 2014

Availability of a draft environmental impact statement — Animal Research and Care Facility

Project Name: Animal Research and Care Facility (ARCF) Proponent: University of Washington Description: The University is proposing to construct a new state of the art” two-story below-grade structure approximately 96,000 square feet of building development to replace currently non-compliant facilities and provide centralized holding and procedure space for the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) and…


July 29, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest 7.29.2014

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News from the UW Health Sciences: Alzheimer’s impact on our aging population, hunger cues, trauma treatment study, avoiding burnout, training new neuroscientists, an AIDS-free generation


July 25, 2014

News Digest: Honors: Christopher Adolph and Ruth Johnston

Men walk through revolving bank doors on cover of book

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June 26, 2014

Notice of Expedited Rule Making

Housekeeping changes to Title 478 WAC rules are intended to keep the university’s rules accurate and up to date.


June 25, 2014

News digest: 35,000 to stadium July 4 weekend, transportation-safety research, new poetry, staff awards

Artist's rendering of the remodeled Husky Stadium

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


June 17, 2014

UW news office, advancement services, Columns win national awards

Logo of world with CASE

UW units have won medals in the annual awards program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.


June 13, 2014

News digest: NeuroFutures Conference, Honors: David Wright, Richard Haag, UWTV

Illustration of circitry superimposed on a human head

Compiled by the Office of News and Information


May 29, 2014

News digest: Empowering blind students, personal stories of identity, pro staff nominations

Man stands in cap and gown

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


May 15, 2014

News Digest: New cherry trees, Mushroom May-nia, autism assessments, Honor: Daily staff

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May 13, 2014

Health Digest: Cutbacks jeopardize newborns, safe water, MERS facts

WIC food program

The costly effects of cutbacks on maternal/child services, assuring a pure water supply, and what you need to know about Middle East respiratory syndrome.


May 5, 2014

Board of Regents — May 8 Regular Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room of Allen Library. The full agenda is available online.


May 2, 2014

Public Hearing Notice

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held at Noon on Monday, May 12, 2014, in Room 142 of Gerberding Hall, on the UW Seattle campus.  The purpose of the hearing is to allow all interested persons an opportunity to present their views, either orally or in writing, on the proposed amendments…


April 22, 2014

News digest: Burke-Gilman detours, Honor: McCarthy, provost town hall, Honors: Sutton and Loveland, Green UW

Map with detours market

Compiled by the Office of News and Information.


April 8, 2014

Board of Regents — April 10 Special Meeting

The Board of Regents will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 10, at 3:30 p.m. by teleconference.  The meeting will be held in Room 142, Gerberding. The full agenda is available online.


April 7, 2014

News digest: Students at Town Hall, home fair, renew passes and permits

Illustration of head with ideas of lightening and DNA pouring forth

UW student speaker series at Town Hall starts Wednesday || Home Improvement Fair Thursday || Time to renew annual parking permits, U-Pass



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