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Friday Round-Up: University of Washington To Establish Paul G. Allen School Of Computer Science & Engineering

The University of Washington is naming a new computer science and engineering school after Seahawks owner Paul Allen.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, March 10 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

UW To Establish Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Seahawks owner, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen will be donating $40 million to the University of Washington. With an additional $10 million from Microsoft, the school will be using the donation to establish the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. The university's Board of Regents voted Thursday to create the school in Allen's name with the $50 million endowment. 

"There's probably no institution that has had a greater influence on me than the University of Washington," Allen said. "I spent hour after hour in the University library devouring everything I could on the latest advances in computer science. And it was access to UW computers as a high school student that served as a springboard for the eventual launch of Microsoft. So it is a great honor to have the school of computer science and engineering named after me. We are entering a new golden age of innovation in computer science, and UW students and faculty will be at its leading edge. My hope is that the school will have the same influence on them as it did on me — that they will continue to dream big, breaking through technological barriers and using their skills to solve some of the biggest problems our world faces." 

Added UW President Ana Mari Cauce: "We have a deep commitment to both access and excellence. We want our doors to be open to the full range of visionaries, and we want to help them become the best in their fields so that they can have a positive impact on our world. We're truly fortunate to have such a generous supporter in Paul Allen, who not only shares our commitment to fostering broad-based excellence, but who has demonstrated it throughout his career. We're honored to name our new School of Computer Science & Engineering for such a forward-thinking, steadfast supporter of our University and our region." 

The building is expected to open in 2019.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who yesterday shared this Throwback Thursday picture of himself on Instagram.

Young Kam!!!! #younggentlman #fakeguccibelt😂

A post shared by BamBamKam (@kamchancellor) on

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