Office of the President


October 17, 2019

New Burke Museum builds priceless connections to our people and our past

Ana Mari Cauce

Last week marked the opening of the new Burke Museum, a beautiful and innovative home for this priceless public resource, which is so integral to our campus and state. For a great public university like the UW, the Burke is a vital bridge connecting our core mission of education and discovery to the public.

October 10, 2019

New population health building named in honor of renowned data scientist Hans Rosling

Ana Mari Cauce

Photo of Hans Rosling with graphical plot projected behind him

Today, the Board of Regents voted to name the new population health building the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health. I am delighted that we have this opportunity to honor Dr. Rosling, a Swedish physician and pioneer in the use of data to address the world’s biggest health challenges.

April 10, 2019

Creating a more welcoming working and learning environment at the UW

Ana Mari Cauce

The University plans to undertake a university-wide climate survey to examine the learning and working experiences of our students, faculty and staff on our three campuses. This survey is a critical tool for gathering information and perspective about our community’s lived experiences to understand what fosters – and impedes – the sense of belonging that is so necessary to thrive and succeed. In the coming months, you will hear more about this confidential survey, which will take place from October 8 to November 8, 2019. Students, faculty, and staff across all three campuses will be invited to participate.

February 10, 2019

Snow disruptions

Ana Mari Cauce

This past week, Mother Nature reminded us who is in charge — giving Seattle our largest snowfall in 70 years. And she’s still at it. With more snow in the forecast, we expect continued fluidity this week in campus operations. Sign up for UW Alert and see for the most current information as we continue to evaluate conditions for tomorrow.

February 7, 2019

A tragic accident and a loss to our community *UPDATED*

Ana Mari Cauce

We are all in shock and sadness over the death of a UW student after a tragic fall on the Seattle campus yesterday. I have spoken with the student’s father and my heart is with her grieving family and friends and all who knew her. This was a tragic accident, one that is felt very personally by me and all the UW staff who work to keep our campus safe, every day.

December 31, 2018

Federal shut down harms American innovation, prosperity

Ana Mari Cauce

It is deeply disappointing that a quarter of the federal government has been shut down due to an inability to reach agreement on appropriations for the current budget year. I strongly urge Congress and the administration to find a way forward quickly that enables critical agencies to resume their missions of advancing discovery — and our nation.

November 24, 2018

A win for Washington

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday, we had a lot to celebrate in Pullman, including a fantastic win by our Husky Football team. But what really warmed my heart on that cold, wet, snowy day were the ways our state came together.

October 29, 2018

In the face of tragedy, what can we do?

Ana Mari Cauce

It is with great sadness that I write to our community to express my deepest condolences to all who have been affected by the truly horrific events of this past week, and especially the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

July 9, 2018

Welcoming our new provost, Mark Richards

Ana Mari Cauce

It’s my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Mark Richards, the University of Washington’s new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences. I am delighted to be working with Mark and look forward to his contributions to our community.  Mark’s responsibilities are broad and include…

July 2, 2018

What a joy to welcome the Special Olympics to the UW  

Ana Mari Cauce

It is truly wonderful to have the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Games in Seattle this year, and the University of Washington is honored to have many of the events on our campus this week, beginning with Sunday’s opening ceremonies. Part of what made the ceremony so meaningful was hearing from so many different people, including…

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