Office of the President

October 19, 2021

2021 Annual President’s Address: Finding Our Way Forward

Ana Mari Cauce

Thank you to everyone who watched the livestream of this year’s Annual President’s Address. As we continue our work of recovering from the pandemic and meeting the many serious challenges we face, we are guided by the shared sense of purpose that informs our public mission.


October 15, 2021

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and the many contributions of Latinx people

Ana Mari Cauce

Although National Hispanic Heritage Month officially ends today, it’s by no means the end of opportunities to explore and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latinx faculty, staff, students and alumni to history, culture and scientific achievement


October 11, 2021

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day – and the communities and people it honors

Rickey Hall, Vice President / University Diversity Officer, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Guest blogger Rickey Hall, Vice President/University Diversity Officer in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, invites us to recognize National Indigenous Peoples’ Day by reflecting on the experiences of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and recognizing the contributions Indigenous people have made, and continue to make at the UW.


September 29, 2021

Saying farewell to a friend and visionary, Professor Emeritus Thad Spratlen

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we said goodbye to a friend. But we also celebrated his truly extraordinary life and legacy with a community of people who loved him.


September 27, 2021

As we return in person, kindness, grace and compassion are our gifts to one another

Ana Mari Cauce

The start of every academic year at the University of Washington is unique and exciting in its own way, but in all of our University’s 160-year history, we have never had an autumn quarter like this one. I expect we are all feeling a mixture of both anxiety and excitement about the transition back to shared spaces and experiences.


September 10, 2021

Twenty years after 9/11, let’s keep finding strength in each other

Ana Mari Cauce

What we learned from 9/11 – to be guided not by fear, but by knowledge and understanding, and that we are stronger together – will forever be a part of who we are, and how we can choose to respond when the unimaginable occurs.


August 24, 2021

The benefits – and safety – of in-person learning and working

Hilary Godwin, Dean of the School of Public Health

Guest blogger Hilary Godwin, Dean of the School of Public Health, provides a public health perspective on why she is confident that we can and should safely return to work and school in person this fall.


August 19, 2021

In the face of suffering, we must care for each other

Ana Mari Cauce

Large-scale tragedies cause pain, fear and suffering not just locally, but globally. We may feel helpless in the face of such large-scale disasters, but we can start by caring for those in our community who need support.


July 21, 2021

We stand with the Dreamers

Ana Mari Cauce

Although a new court ruling throws the DACA program into question, we continue to stand with the Dreamers,


July 13, 2021

New partnership has potential to transform cancer care in the PNW

Ana Mari Cauce

I’m incredibly pleased that UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s are exploring a new way to bring our organizations together to accelerate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.


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