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  • Presidential Blog | Office of the President | University of Washington
    their newly adopted Read More June 5 2014 President Young on the SPU shooting By Michael K Young Dear Members of the University of Washington Community Another tragic shooting occurred today this time much closer to home at our neighbor Seattle Pacific University We extend our heartfelt sympathy to those who were shot to their families and friends and to the entire Seattle Pacific University community We can only imagine the shock and Read More May 29 2014 Thank you for making the UW a leader in sustainability By Office of the President Provost Ana Mari Cauce and Senior Vice President V Ella Warren recently sent an email message to faculty staff and students announcing the UW s latest achievements in environmental sustainability Below is a copy of that message As we wrap up the 2013 2014 academic year the University of Washington Environmental Stewardship Committee ESC would like to thank Read More May 27 2014 The value of humanities in education By Michael K Young As the academic year comes to a close and graduates are seeking employment or considering their next move my expectations for success of UW students and graduates are unparalleled not only for those leaving here with computer science and other technical and professional degrees but also for graduates of humanities and other liberal arts Read More May 22 2014 Inspiration at the Undergraduate Research Symposium By Michael K Young Every year more than 7 000 undergraduates participate in pioneering research at the University of Washington The UW s unique focus on undergraduate research allows our young Huskies an unprecedented opportunity to work in tandem with some of the top minds in their fields May 14 2014 Gifts from Washington Research Foundation fund Husky innovation By Office of the President President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing a new generous gift from one of the UW s biggest supporters Washington Research Foundation Below is the official email announcing the details of the gift Dear Colleagues New opportunities are on the horizon for Huskies and the people we serve thanks to an Read More May 12 2014 Staying engaged with the UW beyond retirement By Office of the President President Young and Provost Cauce recently sent an email to University staff faculty and retirees announcing new opportunities for UW retirees Below is the official email announcing the new Encore program Dear University of Washington Faculty Staff and Retirees At the UW we re committed to finding ways we can continue to benefit from our Read More May 8 2014 Celebrating faculty excellence By Office of the President President Young recently sent an email to the University community announcing new research funding initiative the Innovation Awards Below is the official email announcing the details of the initiative Dear Campus Colleagues Breakthroughs occur every day in laboratories and classrooms across our campuses as Huskies work to tackle some of the world s most intractable Read More 1 2 3 22 Next President Biography of

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  • Biography of President Michael K. Young | Office of the President
    where he focused on building top notch faculty and students and establishing study and research relationships with foreign institutions propelling GW Law School into a top 20 nationally ranked law school Curriculum Vitae Before coming to the UW President Young served seven years as University President and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Utah during which time the University built over 2 million square feet of research and teaching space and rose in stature to become one of the top 100 universities in the world Parallel to his academic career President Young served on and chaired the U S Commission on International Religious Freedom from 1998 to 2006 and from 1989 to 1993 pursued trade international environmental and human rights agreements for the United States as Deputy Under Secretary and Ambassador for Trade Environmental Affairs in the U S Department of State President Young arrived at the University in the midst of rapidly eroding economic conditions Dwindling state support and rising tuition threatened the UW s historical reputation for high quality and broad accessibility Under his leadership and marking its 150th birthday the University has emerged from the Great Recession leaner and stronger with renewed energy President Young s student centered focus is getting results tuition rates have stabilized and the promise of financial help for low income students has been kept Each new freshman class is entering with higher GPAs and test scores To serve those who cannot get to campus the University is offering a new wave of online courses Amid the economic turmoil the UW is on sound financial footing earning a AAA Stable credit rating Despite cuts in the federal budget and sequestration research funding at the UW has increased this year by over one hundred million dollars Against a strong headwind the University is also setting fundraising records and on track to set even more this year More ideas are finding their way out of UW labs and into our economy where they will improve lives and create jobs The UW leads the country in licensing its technology and has set a new record for start up companies built on UW research While presiding over these dynamic activities President Young has remained an active scholar with two published books and six major law review articles as well as delivering lectures on law and policy Comments are closed President Biography of Michael K Young Invite the President President s Blog President Young on Facebook President s Office org chart Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response UW Accreditation UW Leadership Board of Regents Provost Vice Presidents Vice Provosts Deans and Chancellors Washington Futures President s Blog The UW s impact in Spokane 4 days ago Expanding health care in the Yakima Valley 5 days ago On the road with the 2014 Faculty Field Tour 7 days ago More Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools

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  • Video and transcript: President’s Annual Address | Office of the President
    Libraries Visitor Info UW Neighborhood Clinics UW Medicine October 17 2013 Video and transcript President s Annual Address By University of Washington In the 2013 Annual Address to the campus community UW President Michael K Young examined how we are working together as a university to address key 21st century challenges A transcript of the address is also available http www washington edu president annual address 2013 Comments are closed Office of the President Biography of Michael K Young Invite the President President s Blog President Young on Facebook President s Office org chart Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response UW Accreditation UW Leadership Board of Regents Provost Vice Presidents Vice Provosts Deans and Chancellors Washington Futures Latest Updates The UW s impact in Spokane 4 days ago Expanding health care in the Yakima Valley 5 days ago On the road with the 2014 Faculty Field Tour 7 days ago President Young on the SPU shooting 3 weeks ago More Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing Student groups The HUB Husky sports IMA Diversity Hall Health Counseling Center University Book Store Computing support UW Police Holidays Leadership Board of Regents President s office Provost s office Vice presidents Vice provosts Deans and chancellors Futures Committee Government Relations Faculty Senate ASUW GPSS RHSA Portals Business Industry Diversity Educational Excellence Global Affairs Research UW Foundation Visit the UW Planning a visit Things to do Tours Connect with us Facebook YouTube Instagram Twitter m UW LinkedIn Seattle Washington Contact Us Jobs Campus Safety My UW

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  • Annual Address 2013 | Office of the President
    think I ever could have anticipated The excellence of this University and its capacity for collaborations are more than I possibly could have imagined The excellence of this University and its capacity for collaborations are more than I possibly could have imagined So I know to an absolute certainty that we are a great public research university uniquely positioned to do the work that s required in the 21st century to make a real impact to change the world Each and every day I am deeply grateful and humbled to be here In a movie I saw some years ago one character asks another What do you do when your reality exceeds your dream The person to whom he was talking said Don t tell anybody So my reality greatly exceeds my dreams I just won t tell anybody But now I think is the time to push ahead in even new ways We ve just come through a very difficult economic situation the worst we ve probably ever experienced at the University When I came here two years ago our primary goal and our highest priority was to address those financial challenges Certainly there s much more work to do There will always be important work to do in that regard But I think we have turned a corner Now is an opportunity for us to chart a course When I walk around campus I can feel this I can feel the energy and the excitement and the engagement We are ready to move It is not enough merely to sustain our operations We need to do more and we know it in order to fulfill our purpose as one of the truly great public research universities as one that is uniquely situated to be the leader in ways that have never been demanded of us before but that are absolutely essential to the future of this state this country and indeed the world So I m here today to talk about four foundations four columns if you please upon which the University should be built Four columns Accessible Experimental Global Enterprising We have four columns in the Sylvan Theater as many of you that have strolled over to the area have seen They are the original four columns restored that were in the first University building constructed on Denny s Knoll in 1861 I go to the Sylvan Theater occasionally to reflect on the University its extraordinary history and promising future We honor that past and know that it calls us forward as well We hear across the generations our founders ambitions and their goals and it calls us to be equally ambitious and visionary as well So with that in mind I offer four columns for today Four columns to define a shared vision of who we need to be and what we need to become I commit to you that I will pursue this for the rest of my presidency These are indeed in some ways my columns but more importantly they are yours as well They come from listening to you from walking around campus from listening to people all the way from Tokyo to Toronto to Bellingham to Beijing to Bellevue talking to people on campus in every conceivable lab I could visit talking to people at faculty meetings talking to the Faculty Senate talking to students talking to the staff These are our shared vision First the University of Washington needs to be accessible Second it must be experimental Third it must be global And fourth it must be enterprising So let me turn to each of these and tell you a bit of what I mean The first column is accessibility Now what does this mean As a public research university it means that we are inclusive inclusive in the broadest sense possible It means making it possible for individuals who have the ability and ambition to come to the University to actually come and take advantage of all it has to offer Our undergraduate research programs our leadership programs our 800 student organizations all of those things must be available and accessible to all students But it is more And let me explain I think of it in at least three ways One it s about providing resources to bring prepared capable ambitious students to campus to realize their full potential It means ensuring that the Husky Promise is sustainable for the long term so that our resources are available to the best Washington students that need it the most This is the promise that allows us to say if you are prepared if you are ready to come to the University of Washington we will ensure resources are available for you to come regardless of your financial circumstances This promise has enormous impact I sat next to a young woman at an event not long ago She said the Husky Promise was financially very helpful to be sure But she went on to say that that was not the most important part Rather she said It was evidence that somebody believed in me Somebody believed in me enough to write a check For the first time in my life somebody believed in my potential I thought that extraordinary We must be accessible We must make it possible for people like this extraordinary young woman to attend this University But I also think it means even more than that We must find ways to bring our ideas our knowledge and our inventions to people wherever they are Secondly it means access to the great content beyond the borders of the University We must find ways to bring our ideas our knowledge and our inventions to people wherever they are We must make our offerings available to individuals and in the process make their lives better Let me give you an example Beginning this fall the UW is offering its first online degree completion program This will enable students with 70 transferrable credit hours or more to finish their degrees completely online with genuine UW quality This is a design approved by the faculty as it should be but one that permits people who are largely place bound time bound who can t come to campus who have jobs families and lives to change their lives by taking advantage of the great education we offer They are going to have a chance to finish their college education and finish it in a way that will allow them to be teachers to the young people in this state Imagine for a minute what it would be like if every child in this state before they go to kindergarten had had somebody teach them someone who understands the importance of that space the importance of what goes on in those first five years and who can optimally prepare them to be ready for that kindergarten experience someone who can help their minds develop in ways that they can unleash their full potential We can do that We must Another social science online program designed by the faculty is pending review as well These programs make it possible for place bound and time bound people to have the great benefits of a UW education to unleash their full potential Let me give a third way of thinking about accessibility It s finding avenues to bring outside expertise from around the world into our University to enhance our research For example consider David Baker s Institute for Protein Design His research on campus with UW faculty and students is extraordinary It looks at how we fold and build and create proteins which are the building blocks of life the things that switch the DNA on and off the things that can take medicine directly to sick places within our bodies rather than just launching the medicine out into the blood stream and hoping it occasionally arrives where it should It s amazing work But it s very difficult to figure out how to fold and construct these proteins So what do they do They created a computer game called Fold it In this game over 300 000 people around the world scientists accountants secretaries truck drivers everybody plays Fold it and learns and discovers how to fold these proteins which in turn allows us to develop capacity to cure a range of diseases Imagine that 300 000 more researchers at the University of Washington This is extraordinary work These are just three examples of the way that the University must be accessible People have needs and interests their life circumstances are different their abilities capabilities and what will benefit them vary dramatically We need to think about how what we do can be projected internally and externally into their lives and into the world We must make all we do available to all We don t have the luxury to leave anyone out We don t have the luxury to leave anyone out We must continue to increase accessibility to all students regardless of their type their background their circumstances their ability to pay their location or any other barriers they face Now let me turn to the second column We must be experimental We already have actually an experimental college in the ASUW where the students offer non credit courses on a broad variety of topics of interest That s a model to be sure We need to be experimental in a way that honors the spirit of learning for the sake of learning out of curiosity not just to fulfill a degree requirement but to genuinely learn But experimental also means more It means approaching a problem in a different way embracing trial and error and starting again with a different strategy if it doesn t work We need to become an experimental university It s great to have an experimental college but we need to be an experimental university We must do that in as many important ways as possible Whether in the research lab in the field in the classroom being experimental is having the courage to move forward with a simple or complex idea that might lead to a great invention a cure for cancer or a better way of learning and teaching the myriad things we need to teach our students to be truly educated citizens in the 21st century We need to be even more experimental going forward Let me illustrate another example UW professors Tom Montine and Eric Holland at the School of Medicine In collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center the UW genome science and pathology department has created something called precision medicine This was based on the very simple but important insight that took cancer research in an entirely different direction The insight was the following We get different forms of cancer and we generally define it based on where it occurs in the body Lung cancer prostate cancer colon cancer pancreatic cancer brain cancer That s the way we talk about it and historically have thought and researched about it But based on a very simple observation our professors changed the course of how we think about this They noticed that we have treatments for many of these diseases but that people sometimes get better and sometimes don t Why do some people get better and some do not Starting from that simple insight they began to look at the treatment of cancer at the molecular and the genetic level What is different about people that may mean this kind of intervention works for one person but not for another They began to think about the person as opposed to the location This is transforming how we understand think about research and ultimately cure cancer That s so far out of the box that you can t quite see where the box was any more Everybody is affected by cancer in one way or another To be able to think in these extremely imaginative and creative ways is truly extraordinary It s being nimble adjusting course when something doesn t work and anchoring it in when it does thinking so imaginatively that we don t think out of the box but we don t even know where the box is anymore This is often associated with the research space And we certainly need to be experimental in that space But we also need to be experimental in the teaching space In summer quarter this last year for example 120 000 people from over 200 countries signed up for UW Professor Matt McGarrity s MOOC on public speaking They watched lectures they analyzed presentations and they recorded and evaluated each other s speeches By its conclusion this course had helped literally tens of thousands of people not only increase their public speaking skills but their confidence I read a few course evaluations A Canadian woman a writing professor said this has helped her become a more effective instructor A quadriplegic from England said the course made it possible for me to get involved in learning public speaking like never before What a way of allowing that person who was so constrained physically to unleash her potential A Ugandan thanked the course instructor for helping him regain his confidence after he recently moved to Australia He said the following and it sounds simple but listen to how profound it is Now I can talk to my boss Something that simple and as deep as that was made possible by this course and to a person who was thousands of miles away Hundreds of these stories poured in This course represents what the University can do when it combines that innovative spirit with its core mission to improve people s lives At this great University we must continue to be experimental in our laboratories our classrooms our libraries our offices and cultivate a culture that accepts and makes room for failure At this great University we must continue to be experimental in our laboratories our classrooms our libraries our offices and cultivate a culture that accepts and makes room for failure We have to be able to fail if we re going to be experimental and we have to be accepting of that and then we have to figure out how to reward success as well We have to support experimentation whatever the methodology in whatever ways we can We need to be bold We need to be fearless unafraid of failure and enthusiastic to embrace success Now let me turn to my third column being global I told the incoming freshmen a few weeks ago that many people thought our students from Beijing or Bangladesh or other countries were the only international students on campus I pointed out that all of our students are international students whether they re from Bangladesh Beijing Bremerton Bellingham or Bellevue they are all international students And we are all international faculty and staff too The world no longer is defined by geographic boundaries People goods money ideas and as our good doctors tell us even germs cross borders seamlessly We live in a world where there are very few things we can think about that don t have international and comparative dimensions That includes many of the things we are doing here at the University of Washington We have added to our great delight a vice provost for global affairs Jeff Reidinger to help us organize some of our efforts in that regard Let me tell you about how I m thinking about global Take the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation This is the work that looks at the global burden of a disease across literally hundreds of countries around the world over a time period broken down by numerous factors age gender location along with a slew of health factors Through this analytical tool we can find out what s happening with any number of diseases Are they increasing in frequency and among which populations in a given country Are they decreasing What trends are we seeing What is causing people to become ill What is causing death in the population This in turn allows policy makers to determine which policy prescriptions are changing these results and which are not This analysis makes an extraordinary difference to governments and health care workers and ultimately to people around the globe Here s another example We have hundreds of internationally and comparatively focused courses on this campus We are indeed one of only two universities in the country that have eight federally funded National Resource Centers which permits us to study in a systematic collaborative way countries in every part of the globe And we also send our students abroad to study and conduct research In 2010 the King and Queen of Spain officially opened our new UW center in Leon Spain in the Conde Luna palace Under the leadership of Professor Tony Geist the Leon Center has hosted programs for a number of our different colleges including the School of Law the School of Art the Foster School of Business the College of Education Department of English the Hellenic Studies Program and the list goes on and on Last year over 100 UW students studied in Leon This is very personal to me as well I spent most of my career studying Japan and trying to learn about its history culture politics sociology and laws and its commonalities with the United States What I learned most about wasn t in the final analysis Japan Rather I understood the United States much better When I examined Japan and its attempts to deal with many of the same problems we deal with in the United States I could examine more closely why we do it in a particular way in the United States and how it could be done differently to greater effect It helped me unravel the political social and institutional differences that were critical in all legal development

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  • President Young’s Freshman Convocation speech | Office of the President
    where their passport was issued I call them iStudents global citizens who have a unique opportunity to interact and learn in the diverse environment that the UW has nurtured for 152 years They will become tomorrow s physicians inventors entrepreneurs artists scientists and educators And they will change the world As president I am committed to making sure the University of Washington is accessible experimental enterprising and of course global And it s important to me that our iStudents put these foundations to work when they graduate as leaders thinkers and doers with a uniquely international mindset Cultivating an international outlook in our students is imperative to their future success as individuals as citizens and as world leaders And its relevance will endure whether you are a freshman at convocation or a 20 year alumnus Please read on to learn more about the UW s commitment to provide all of our iStudents the foundation they need to change the world Michael K Young President Comments are closed President Biography of Michael K Young Invite the President President s Blog President Young on Facebook President s Office org chart Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response UW Accreditation UW Leadership Board of Regents Provost Vice Presidents Vice Provosts Deans and Chancellors Washington Futures President s Blog The UW s impact in Spokane 4 days ago Expanding health care in the Yakima Valley 5 days ago On the road with the 2014 Faculty Field Tour 7 days ago More Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card Dining Student housing

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  • Washington Futures | Office of the President
    year and a half this group considered how to create a thriving future for the state of Washington and its residents The Washington Futures report captures the committee s thinking It is not a mandate or a specific roadmap rather it is intended to generate conversation spark enthusiasm and promote positive change The committee presented the final report to the Board of Regents Sept 12 2013 The UW s investment in Washington A vital state institution Response to Futures Committee recommendations PDF News coverage Futures Committee suggests new compact for UW and community UW Today Report wants UW to admit more in state students go after top faculty Seattle Times Civic leaders present blueprint for UW s future Seattle Times Editorial Good ideas to make the UW a stronger powerhouse Seattle Times In Our View Higher Ed Key for Economy The Columbian David Sarasohn In higher ed Oregon runs faster just to keep up The Oregonian State urged to increase University of Washington funding Puget Sound Business Journal Report suggests UW should admit more in state students q13fox com Comments are closed President Biography of Michael K Young Invite the President President s Blog President Young on Facebook President s Office org chart Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response UW Accreditation UW Leadership Board of Regents Provost Vice Presidents Vice Provosts Deans and Chancellors Washington Futures President s Blog The UW s impact in Spokane 4 days ago Expanding health care in the Yakima Valley 5 days ago On the road with the 2014 Faculty Field Tour 7 days ago More Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program

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  • How to invite the president to your event | Office of the President
    Event invitation A copy of the invitation either electronically or hard copy Scripted remarks The president requires carefully prepared remarks for his speaking portion Within this document should not only be a draft for the president s writer for final review and approval but also important logistical information to help inform the remarks please do not hesitate to repeat information included initially within the PARF Briefing materials To fully prepare the president for your event and the strategic need you have for his attendance this information will be bundled and presented with his Scripted Remarks if applicable and Annotated Guest List please do not hesitate to repeat information included initially within the PARF Annotated guest list For use as a hot sheet for notable individuals in attendance providing appropriate context for the president Learn more about support material requirements Guidelines for University Advancement Presidential correspondence guidelines Advancement employees only Need help Briefing packet general information Lauren McKnight 206 685 9925 Speaking points Mary Schuneman 206 543 5010 Comments are closed President Biography of Michael K Young Invite the President President s Blog President Young on Facebook President s Office org chart Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response UW Accreditation UW Leadership Board of Regents Provost Vice Presidents Vice Provosts Deans and Chancellors Washington Futures President s Blog The UW s impact in Spokane 4 days ago Expanding health care in the Yakima Valley 5 days ago On the road with the 2014 Faculty Field Tour 7 days ago More Explore the UW Admissions Undergraduates Graduates UW Online Paying for college Husky Promise Financial aid estimator Continuing Education Summer quarter Academics Academic calendar Colleges Schools Departments Undergraduate learning Graduate School Course catalog Undergraduate majors Evening degree program English language programs Study abroad Graduation requirements Libraries Campus Life Husky Card

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  • APS 1.2.2, University Wide Leadership List, President
    Administrative Code Title 478 WAC UW Rules WAC Print This Page Formerly part of the University Handbook Policy Directory APS Home Section 00 APS 1 2 Administrative Policy Statement 1 2 2 University Wide Leadership List President Office of the President Michael K Young Chief of Staff Jack Johnson Office Manager Special Assistant to the President Jennifer C Johnston Manager of Finance and Records Evelyn Dunagan Administrative Assistant President s

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