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Annual President’s Address 2023: “Impact is the Heart of the UW”

In her 2023 Annual President’s Address, President Ana Mari Cauce shared her vision for how the University of Washington can elevate its mission of public service through an impact ecosystem that leverages both the breadth and depth of the institution’s capacity for learning, discovery and service.

Updated: Civilians will pay the terrible price of the conflict in Israel and Gaza

The terror, loss of life and outbreak of war in Israel and Gaza over the weekend, which began with the reprehensible attacks by Hamas, is devastating to all of us, and my heart is with every member of our community who has ties to or loved ones in this deeply troubled region.

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month’s themes of prosperity, power and progress

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, our University of Washington community joins the nation in honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month, taking time to recognize and celebrate the impact and contributions of Americans whose family origins, like my own, are in Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.