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Amazon to Endow Computer Science Chair at Seattle University, Search Underway

Amazon’s gift will support Seattle University’s efforts to recruit and retain well-prepared computer science students—with a focus on underrepresented minorities —and to connect all students with industry perspectives and elevate the department’s ability to graduate computer scientists and software engineers.

January 14, 2021

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Williams Wins Seattle Sports Star of the Year Award

Seattle University women's basketball player McKenzi Williams won the Seattle Sports Commission's Female Sports Star of the Year Award. Williams is the eighth Seattle U student athlete to win a Sports Star of the Year honor.

March 1, 2021

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High Returns

Founded in 2009, the student-managed Redhawk Fund provides real-world investment management training. The fund began with $250,000 of the university’s endowment and at the close of the markets on Dec. 31, 2020, the fund had a value of more than $1 million.

February 3, 2021

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College Factual: Seattle University Ranks in Top 3 Percent Nationally for Diversity

Seattle University is in the top 3 percent of the nation’s most diverse universities and is the second most diverse university in Washington, according to the latest rankings from College Factual. Several academic programs also were highly ranked in its 2021 report.

January 29, 2021

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Swedish and Seattle University Open a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Much of the first floor of Campion Hall is home to the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University, a new and unique collaboration between the two longtime partners in health care education that will be in place at least through June.

January 12, 2021

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Honoring Dr. King and 'Good Trouble'

This year's MLK Jr. Celebration will be a virtual event, with keynote speaker feminist and author Dr. Angela Davis.

January 12, 2021

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All In A Day

Seattle U Gives 24-Hour Fundraising and Engagement Initiative Yields Big Impact.

January 11, 2021

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Forming Leaders

Teresa J. Rothausen, PhD, drawn to social justice focus of business leadership program.  

January 11, 2021

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Health and Safety Matters

C-CAP co-chairs Joshua Halbert and Tara Hicks lead the way in keeping campus safe amid COVID-19.

January 11, 2021

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Computer Science Collaboration Creates Life-Saving App

Computer Science faculty, students and recent alumni collaborate with start-up Bilimetrix-USA, LLC in building a software-based point of care and patent-pending app to support solutions for early detection and treatment of severe infant jaundice in low-resource countries.

January 7, 2021

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Seattle U Alumnus and Company Co-Founders Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Elias Baker, ’16, along with his co-founders of their company Nanodropper, were among those named to Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 list.  

December 16, 2020

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Seattle University’s Excellence in Academics and Sustainability Recognized With High Rankings in 2020

Here is a summary of some of the rankings and recognition of the past year.

December 8, 2020

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Seattle University Names New Center for Science and Innovation for Longtime Supporters Jim and Janet Sinegal

The Seattle University Board of Trustees has named the Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), currently under construction, after Jim and Janet Sinegal whose relationship with the university spans more than a quarter of a century.

December 1, 2020

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Collaborative science research provides undergraduates with research opportunities

Collaborative research is the norm in many scientific disciplines. It becomes especially rewarding when faculty researchers involve their students, says Kristin Hultgren, PhD, associate professor of biology.

November 19, 2020

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Seattle U Safely Celebrates a Seasonal Tradition

With the health of our campus community remaining a top priority, Seattle University departments from across campus are working together to provide new ways of fostering holiday spirit during the pandemic.

November 17, 2020

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Creating a Safe Place Amid a Pandemic

An element of the Safe Start Welcome Center involves College of Nursing students who gain invaluable hands-on experience around population health nursing.

November 13, 2020

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Seattle U is #3 in the U.S. for Sustainability Among Master’s Institutions

Seattle University was once again recognized as a leading institution for advancing sustainability and environmental justice with the release of the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

November 9, 2020

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Highlights from the Announcement of Seattle U’s 22nd President

View recaps from the live stream announcement of Seattle U’s president-elect, Eduardo M. Peñalver.  

October 28, 2020

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President Sundborg Named Among 100 Influential Business People in Washington

Puget Sound Business Journal recognizes Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., and alumni in its list of influential Washington state leaders.

October 28, 2020

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Donor Support Opens Doors for Underrepresented Female Students in Tech

Since 2018, 10 female students enrolled in Seattle University’s Computer Science Program have received scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual conference described as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from around the world. 

October 21, 2020

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The Campaign for the Uncommon Good Q&A

Community engagement cornerstone of campaign as it enters its final year. 

October 2, 2020

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Digital Viewbook Brings Campus Experience to Prospective Students

Undergraduate Admissions staff uphold Seattle U’s Jesuit tradition of meeting students where they are—online, in this case—through the recent launch of its redesigned digital viewbook.

October 1, 2020

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Notes from a Tour of the Center for Science and Innovation

Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, offers his account of a recent tour of the new building under construction, which is scheduled to open next fall.

September 30, 2020

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President’s Fall Community Forum: Jesuit Education is Made for These Unprecedented Times

During the virtual fall community forum he hosted for alumni, donors and friends of the university, President Stephen V. Sundborg challenged alumni to engage with the university in an “unprecedented way” when he announced the launch of Our Moment of Mission: The President’s Challenge.

September 29, 2020

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Seattle U Again a Top 20 Sierra “Cool School”

Seattle University continued its run of top rankings for sustainability by once again being named a Sierra Cool School for 2020. It earned a spot in Sierra magazine’s Top 20.      

September 28, 2020

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Seattle U and Rainier Scholars Partner on New Scholarship Program

University pledges full-need scholarships for underrepresented students of color.

September 25, 2020

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Staying the Course

Nonprofit leader Gary Davis, '10 MNPL, embraces change while supporting communities.

September 21, 2020

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Taking Action

Alumna Toyia T. Taylor, ’11, MFAL, inspires youth to find and express their voices.

September 21, 2020

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Wall Street Journal Ranks Seattle U Among Top 16 Percent of Universities in the Nation

Seattle University was ranked in the top 16 percent of universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking 2021 and received high marks in the latest U.S. News rankings for academics and service learning. 

September 18, 2020

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Seattle U Builds Community in First Virtual Welcome Week

Student Development team took its annual orientation offerings online for first-year and transfer students.

September 16, 2020


Seattle U in the News: To fight COVID-19 with vaccines, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington first need to be seen

Seattle U graduate student and alumni Joseph Seia, ’08, helped create a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.

Albers Team Wins Local Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge

The team of five Seattle U students bested seven other teams from Washington and Oregon schools to win the local finals organized by CFA Society Seattle.

Psychology student researchers key contributors to state pandemic project

Developing critical content for the Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Strike Team offered an unexpected opportunity for Seattle U psychology students.

Albers Launches STEM-Designated Accounting Master’s Program

Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics announced the launch of its newest graduate program, the Master of Science in Accounting and Analytics (MSAA).

Theater in the Time of Pandemic: Collaborative Virtual Productions Coming in March

Seattle University Theatre is joining forces with the undergraduate theatre training programs from Cornish College of the Arts and the University of Washington to present Uncharted Waters, a virtual tri-production of two plays: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night  and a new devised work, Bodies of Water, responding to the themes of Twelfth Night.

New Report: Forfeiture Doesn’t Work to Combat Crime but Is Used to Raise Revenue

Across the country, law enforcement agencies use forfeiture to take billions of dollars in cash, cars and homes under the guise of fighting crime. Yet a new study authored by Brian Kelly, PhD, associate professor of economics at Seattle University and released by the Institute for Justice, demonstrates that police use forfeiture to boost revenue.

Softball Picked WAC Favorites

Seattle University softball has been voted as favorites in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Feb. 2. Players Madison Cathcart and Ally Choate were picked Preseason All-WAC.

Seattle U in the News: Go West, Young Lady, Go West

So begins a story in the Chicago Tribune that profiles Katlyn Sipes, a senior in high school from Montgomery, IL,  who has signed with Seattle University to continue her volleyball career with the NCAA Division I program.

Williams Nominated for Seattle Sports Star Award

McKenzi Williams of Seattle University women’s basketball has been nominated for the 86th Annual Sports Star of the Year in women’s sports.

SU Women's Soccer Voted Conference Favorites Again

For the seventh time in eight seasons, Seattle University women’s soccer has been voted to win the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), according to the Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

SU in the News: Alumna Vanessa Lipschutz and sister profiled in Forbes

Vanessa Lipschutz, a 2019 graduate from the Albers School of Business and Economics, co-founded Chances, a new a new social relationships app, along with her sister Noelle.

Sponsored Research Projects Highlight

Continued support from the Shemanski Testamentary Trust awarded to Fostering Scholars and Center for Religious Wisdom and World Affairs.

"Let's Talk"

Therese Huston’s new book is a roadmap for providing effective feedback.

Examining Digital Ethics at Seattle University

Three leaders in the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle University talk about digital ethics and their work in the intersection between technology and ethics.

WAC Welcomes Five New Members

The Western Athletic Conference announced Thursday that five universities have accepted membership invitation effective July 1, 2022.

Albers Ranks #2 in Pacific Northwest, #3 on West Coast, in 2021 Poets&Quants for Undergrads Business School Rankings

Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics was ranked #2 in the Pacific Northwest and #3 on the West Coast in the latest rankings of undergraduate business programs by Poets&Quants for Undergrads.

Kristin DiBiase joins Law School as New Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Kristin DiBiase is a passionate advocate for students and a 15-year veteran of higher education who also spent 12 years at the National Collegiate Athletic Association developing and managing educational and compliance policies and programs.

Seattle U in the News: Incoming Seattle U President Eduardo Peñalver Rethinks the Future of Learning

The president elect spoke with the Puget Sound Business Journal about his plans coming into the role and the future of education.

Are Health Awareness Campaigns Effective? New Study Finds Mixed Results

Despite their ubiquity, the efficacy of health awareness events remains unclear, according to a new study co-authored by a Seattle University economics professor.

Bullitt Center’s eco-friendly water system is working, Thompson’s paper confirms

Phil Thompson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, coauthored a paper examining the viability of the Bullitt Center’s water system, which was published this month by the Journal of the American Water Works Association.

SU Arts Leadership is a Partner in New Seattle Arts Fellowship

The Seattle University Arts Leadership program is partnering with four leading arts organizations to launch the Seattle Arts Fellowship, which supports emerging leaders and administrators of color.

Seattle U in the News: Seattle U men undergoing major rebuild, but coach Jim Hayford likes what he sees

"This will be a season unlike any other for Seattle U men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford, and it isn’t just because the team is playing during a pandemic."

Seattle University Study Finds Regional Variation in Police Use of Force and Injury

In what the authors say are findings using the largest and most comprehensive database ever on police use of force, a new study documents regional variation in use of force and injury - with a focus on Washington, California and Wisconsin incidents

Seattle University Physics Student Receives Research Poster Award

Seattle University physics major Lucas Ehinger, ’22, received the “Best Poster Award Sponsored by Luminex Corporation” at the recent annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference, hosted by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Seattle U in the News: Wild Hope magazine story "Urban Dwellers" Showcases Science Collaboration on Urban Critters

Seattleites are learning about the wildlife living in their midst through a community-based program created by Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University. 

Redhawks Fly High in Latest Graduation Success Rate Report

Seattle University Athletics extended its string of academic excellence in institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR) by compiling an overall 95 percent GSR with six teams tallying perfect scores in the metric.

Seattle U in the News: Ask the Experts About Shopping on Black Friday

Albers School of Business and Economics Professor of Marketing Mathew Isaac was interviewed by the business site WalletHub for his advice and insights on some key questions for budget-conscious shoppers as Black Friday approaches.

Vi Hilbert Hall Receives Innovator Award by Student Housing Business magazine

Vi Hilbert Hall was awarded the “Best Public-Private Partnership Development” at the Student Housing Business magazine’s 10th Annual Innovator Awards.

Seattle U in the News: Coverage of the Presidential Announcement

National headlines featuring president-elect, Eduardo M. Peñalver.

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