Office of the President

Innovation


May 28, 2020

Empowering people with disabilities requires investment and innovation

Ana Mari Cauce

The University of Washington is establishing the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experiences (CREATE)  supported by a $2.5 million inaugural investment from Microsoft.


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.


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.


February 16, 2018

Marking two years of improving health and well-being together

Ana Mari Cauce

Two years ago this month, we gathered in Spokane to announce a new partnership between Gonzaga University and the University of Washington. Its mission: improve the health and well-being of people throughout Eastern Washington and beyond.


February 6, 2018

A healthy future depends on healthy global partnerships

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, I had the pleasure and privilege of addressing the Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit, held this year in Shenzhen, China and hosted by Southern University of Science and Technology, or SUSTech. The theme of this year’s gathering was “Connecting cities, changing the world,” which underscores how important global connections are and will be…


September 15, 2017

As new GIX building opens, collaboration holds the key to our future

Ana Mari Cauce

Yesterday marked the official opening of the new Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) facility – the newly-christened Steve Ballmer Building – in Bellevue’s Spring District. The celebration was a momentous occasion, fitting for the scale of impact I believe that GIX will have in uniting universities, civic leaders, government officials, industry partners, artists and entrepreneurs around global challenges. With the launch of this building, GIX welcomes the students, faculty and industry experts from around the world whose work and education will serve to benefit our region, and the world.


June 29, 2017

Seeding a healthier world

Ana Mari Cauce

Today I had the opportunity to once again meet with our Global Innovation Exchange partners during a visit to Tsinghua University. It’s a lush, beautiful campus, made even more vibrant by the fact that it was graduation season. There were countless graduates in caps and gowns all over the campus, posing for photos as they prepared to launch off into the world. It reminded me of our own commencement ceremonies just a couple weeks ago, and like then, I was inspired by the graduates’ optimism and how they have so much ahead of them.


May 5, 2017

The Lincoln Project and the future of public higher education

Ana Mari Cauce

Public research universities like the UW are essential engines for social mobility and prosperity, especially for first generation students. If, as a society, we fail to make the investments needed to keep them strong, we endanger progress, prosperity and innovation not just for the individuals who attend, but for their communities, states and our nation.


March 16, 2017

Proposed budget would be huge step backward for innovation and economic security

Ana Mari Cauce

Today, as anticipated, the President released a proposed federal budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. The proposal is short on details, but it contains sweeping cuts that would harm American innovation and prosperity, the education of our nation’s students, and the research and creativity that is the foundation of progress in every field from medicine…



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