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“Google Forging Connections with University of Washington, but Still Has a Ways To Go”

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“Lazowska’s department has 150-plus alumni working for Google – many based at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, but an increasing number in Kirkland and Seattle. ‘We have dozens of undergraduate students doing summer internships at Google, many graduate students carrying out their research at Google, and two faculty members spending the year there on sabbatical [Gaetano Borriello and Steve Gribble],’ says Lazowska. And Brian Bershad, director of Google’s Seattle site, is a UW computer science professor on leave …

“While Google’s latest efforts are highly welcomed, it will probably take some time for the search company to become as deeply established in the community. ‘Despite all this, Microsoft is [still] the University of Washington’s #1 corporate partner,’ explains Lazowska.”