Here's a sampling of recent news stories in local and national media featuring College of Arts & Sciences faculty, on topics from the mythical kraken — namesake of Seattle's new hockey team — to rental-ad language that can reinforce segregation.
To understand the origins of this beast of myth and legend, KUOW spoke with Lauren Poyer, a lecturer in Scandinavian Studies who specializes in mythology. Source: KUOW
The UW has been given $12.5M in federal funding to lead a cohort of institutions tackling foundational challenges in the field of data science. The team includes Zaid Harchaoui and Abel Rodriguez in statistics; Dmitriy Drusvyatskiy in mathematics; and Kevin Jamieson and Yin Tat Lee in computer science & engineering. Source: GeekWire
A new study of local rental ads by sociology graduate student Ian Kennedy finds a pattern of “racialized language” that can perpetuate neighborhood segregation. Source: UW News
The UW’s Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery are among the museums and galleries that are pivoting to best serve students during the pandemic. Source: The Stranger