Perspectives: Newsletter of the College of Arts & Sciences

In this Issue - June 2011

Ana Mari Cauce

From the Dean: Celebrate the Struggle

Dean Ana Mari Cauce shares her thoughts on the inevitable struggles we all encounter. "While we talk much less about setbacks and failures than successes, those setbacks are an important part of the growth that happens here."
Hind Zaki in Cairo

Witness to Change

A&S faculty and students were on hand for recent historic events around the globe, including rebellions in Libya, President Mubarak's fall from power in Egypt, and Japan's earthquake and tsunami. Here, they offer first-person accounts.
Dean's Medalists Garrett Strain and  Eric Beu

A&S Undergrads, Grad Students Honored

Each year, the College presents the Dean's Medal to four exceptional graduating seniors (one from each division). Now graduate students are being honored as well, with the introduction of the Graduate Medal. Hear from all eight honorees.

What's News

Hank Kim filming his Biology 305 video.

Science on Video, Inspired by YouTube

Creativity reigned in Professor Dee Boersma's Biology 305 course, "Communicating Science," as students created entertaining videos, now posted on YouTube, to share science concepts with the general public.
An early sketch for the EMP Avatar exhibit design.

UW Designer Channels Avatar for Exhibit

A new EMP exhibit provides an insider’s view of the film Avatar and all that was involved in its creation. UW Professor Robert Mark Morgan designed the exhibit, with input from Avatar director James Cameron.
Professors teaching courses in the environmental humanities series.

Humanists Explore the Environment

A series of “environmental humanities” courses offered jointly by the College of Arts and Sciences and College of the Environment explores the relationship between humans and the environment through literature, film, and art.
Cover of the book Seattel Geographies

UW Geographers Pen Book about Seattle

Seattle can be many things at once: liberal yet conservative, cosmopolitan yet close to wilderness. In a new book, UW geographers explain how the city acquired its contradictions and distinctive stereotypes.


Cover of the book, A Perfect Moral Storm

A Philosopher Addresses Climate Change

To truly address climate change, we must first understand the complex ethical issues at its core, says UW Professor Stephen Gardiner, author of A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change.

Awards and Honors

Medal for the UW Awards of Excellence

Awards from UW, National Academy of Sciences, and More

College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, students, and alumni were well represented among this year's recipients of the UW Awards for Excellence and other honors.

Other Awards and Honors. News of recent awards, honors, and professorships throughout
the College.

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