Office of the President

January 22, 2020

Reflecting on Davos open forum panel “Free to Be (LGBTI)”

Ana Mari Cauce

This week, I had the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos where I sat on a panel about how we can help build a world that is more inclusive and supportive of LGBTQ+ youth – in schools, at home, in the workplace and in every nation on earth.


January 20, 2020

World Economic Forum in Davos: Free to Be (LGBTI)

Office of the President

This week, President Ana Mari Cauce joins Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu; Prime Minister and Minister for Communications, Media and Digitization of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel; founder of GenderProud Geena Rocero and President of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth Shamina Singh in a panel, “Free to Be (LGBTI)”, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.


January 17, 2020

Change is possible, but we must keep striving

Ana Mari Cauce

As a great public university, our UW community has enormous power to bring about change. This week, I hope you will take the opportunity to join in some of the UW’s many activities and opportunities for service in honor of MLK Day.


December 23, 2019

Images of the UW’s impact in 2019

Ana Mari Cauce

Photo of graduates in caps and gowns from the back. On June 15, 2019, the University of Washington honored more than 6,000 graduates in the 144th Annual Commencement Exercises at Husky Stadium. Nearly 13,795 UW degrees were conferred at the Seattle campus in June.​ (Photo by Mark Stone)

We are celebrating the close of 2019 with 19 images that capture just a little of the vast and vibrant life of the University of Washington and showcase some of our community’s great work and achievements.


December 2, 2019

Treasuring the legacy of Bill Ruckelshaus

Ana Mari Cauce

Last week, we lost a friend and leader whose principled voice will echo forever at the University of Washington and across the nation. William Ruckelshaus believed deeply in the foundations that underpin our democracy: open debate, the rule of law and, above all, service to the common good.


November 26, 2019

We all are responsible collectively for stamping out sexual harassment

Ana Mari Cauce

Our purpose as a university is defined by curiosity and inquiry, the pursuit of knowledge and the joy of discovery. We simply cannot fulfill this purpose if some members of our community are prevented from achieving their full potential because of sexual harassment, abuse, discrimination or assault.


November 19, 2019

New economic impact report shows how much the UW returns on the state’s investment

Ana Mari Cauce

With the release of a new independent report on the economic contributions of the UW to our state and local economies, it is possible to understand the scale of return on the state’s public investment in the UW.


November 12, 2019

Visionary gift creates neuroscience research opportunities in partnership with UCSF and UC Berkeley

Ana Mari Cauce

Thanks to a visionary gift from the Weill Family Foundation, the UW today joins UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley to launch a new era of collaboration in the study of the human brain.


November 11, 2019

Our global alumni network lets us tackle big ideas all over the world

Ana Mari Cauce

Thanks to our global community, we have unique opportunities to share the quest for knowledge and discovery far beyond our campuses. This weekend, I was honored to take part in one such opportunity: Converge Taipei.


November 5, 2019

Come together to honor – and support – our veterans

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is proud to honor all veterans, especially the students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents who are part of our UW family. Throughout the week leading up to our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony, we are hosting events to celebrate our veterans and help our community better understand how to support our friends and colleagues who have served.


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