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Portrait of Valerie Curtis-Newton. Photo by Joshua Huston.

Unmasking the Activism of Community Theater

Drama professor Valerie Curtis-Newton has been stirring up "good trouble" and unmasking uncomfortable truths for decades. She will present the University Faculty Lecture in May.

Jean Wong outside the Colosseum in Rome.

Rome the Roller Coaster

Communication major Jean Wong shares the ups and downs of her recent UW study abroad experience in Rome. 

Laada Bilaniuk head shot

In Ukraine, Language is Political

Ukraine's national language is Ukrainian, but many citizens grew up speaking Russian. Does that matter? Professor Laada Bilaniuk studies language and Ukrainian identity.

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