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September 2020Perspectives Newsletter

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. 

 

Illustration of a Kraken attacking underwater vehicle

The kraken illustrated on the 1954 movie poster for Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Media credit: Disney Movie Poster

Release the Kraken!

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

 

UW Leads New Data Science Institute

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

 

Terms in Seattle-area Rental Ads Reinforce Neighborhood Segregation

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

 

College Museums are in a “Moment of Reinvention

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

 

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