Office of the President


August 6, 2019

Universities and the public health crisis of gun violence

Ana Mari Cauce

Universities can provide the foundation upon which our nation can take evidence-based action to stem this uniquely American epidemic.

July 30, 2019

Defending our democracy against disinformation

Ana Mari Cauce

The foundations of our democracy rest on the principles enshrined in the Constitution – including freedom of expression, the right to elect our leaders and a free press. But as we continue to grapple with the sudden acceleration and volume of communication in the digital age, those foundations are jeopardized by a rising tide of misinformation and disinformation. That’s why I’m pleased that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a significant investment to create the UW Center for an Informed Public.

July 23, 2019

International exchange and collaboration are at the heart of our mission

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is proud to be a part of the global research community and to participate in international research collaborations, here in Washington and around the world. We are part of the fellowship of those united by academic curiosity and scientific inquiry, and we welcome talented scholars and students from many nations.

July 18, 2019

In memoriam: Marvin Oliver, ’73, artist and professor emeritus

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we mourn the loss of Marvin Oliver,’73, a giant of the art world, a treasured professor emeritus of American Indian Studies and a graduate of University of Washington. It’s painful to lose someone who has been so integral to our culture and community, but we can reflect with joy and gratitude on his enormous…

June 20, 2019

What we are doing to prepare for I-1000

Ana Mari Cauce

I-1000, which enables state agencies and public universities to factor in characteristics such as race, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status when making admissions, hiring and contracting decisions, was passed by the state legislature this session and is currently scheduled to take effect in late July. To prepare the University of Washington for this change in state law, I have initiated a staff review of our current practices in admissions, hiring, and contracting to lay initial groundwork for implementation.

June 13, 2019

Congratulations and thank you for a year of excellence

Ana Mari Cauce

As we wrap up another academic year at the University of Washington, we have much to celebrate. I am deeply grateful to be marking this milestone with all of you – students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and neighbors who make up our diverse and vibrant community.

June 3, 2019

Thank you, Grant County, for being great neighbors in the UW’s time of need

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday’s visit to Quincy High School in Grant County with the Husky Band was a fabulous opportunity to say THANK YOU to all the members of this community.

April 11, 2019

Celebrating the life of Vikram Jandhyala

Ana Mari Cauce

On May 9, we’ll come together as a community to celebrate the life and impact of Vikram Jandhyala. Vikram was so many things: a scholar and innovator, mentor and entrepreneur, friend and colleague, son and father. I hope you’ll join me in remembering this remarkable man and his many contributions to our University, region and world….

April 3, 2019

Husky Giving Day: Why I give

Ana Mari Cauce

On our first annual Husky Giving Day, I invite every member of our community to consider what they care about and how we can come together to support the students, programs and causes that create meaningful impact on our world.

April 2, 2019

In Memoriam: Dr. Benjamin D. Hall

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, we mourn the loss of Dr. Benjamin D. Hall, whose impact on the world and the University of Washington is both lasting and profound. Over a career that than spanned more than 60 years, Ben made groundbreaking discoveries that changed the course of medicine and saved millions of lives.

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