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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:

portion of a manuscript in the Early Buddhist Manuscripts project

Early Buddhist Manuscripts. Through the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project, led by UW professor emeritus Richard Salomon, scholars study the oldest known Buddhist texts to understand how Buddhism developed and spread. Source: Humanities Magazine

The story of the great Japanese-American novel. In the late '60s, a couple of UC Berkeley students, including UW English Professor Shawn Wong, were in search of Asian-American writers, when they learned about the work of John Okada. Source: The New York Times

Dads in prison can bring poverty, instability for families on the outside. UW sociologist Christine Leibbrand and her co-authors studied the families of men who are, or were recently, incarcerated — specifically where these families live, how often they move, and the social and socioeconomic fabric of their neighborhoods. Source: UW NEWS  

Can Amazon become a responsible urban citizen? Historian Margaret O'Mara argues that Amazon needs to shake its suburban mindset and become much more broadly civically engaged. Source: Crosscut