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CAS In the News

Here's a sampling of recent stories in local and national media featuring College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni:

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Genes contribute to dog breeds’ iconic traits. A study co-authored by psychology professor Noah Snyder-Mackler shows that dog breeds' iconic behavior can be traced back to genetics. Source: UW NEWS

An Advocate for Female Astronauts. Former astronaut Janet Kavandi (PhD, Chemistry, 1990), who recently retired from a senior NASA post, added fairness to the astronaut selection process. Source: The New York Times 

Alumna co-owner of Native-inspired café at the Burke. Cecilia Rikard (BA, Law, Societies & Justice, 2006) and Mark McConnell are co-owners of Off the Rez cafe at the new Burke Museum, with frybread on the menu. Source: KUOW

Deaf infants more attuned to parent’s visual cues.  Researchers at the UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) find that Deaf infants of Deaf parents demonstrate strong gaze-following behavior, which establishes a social connection between parent and child. Source: UW NEWS

A Power Law Keeps the Brain's Perceptions BalancedEric Shea-Brown, professor of applied mathematics, discusses the mathematical relationship in the brain’s representations of sensory information. Source: Quanta Magazine

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