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CAS in the News

Here's a small sampling of recent news stories in local and national media featuring College of Arts & Sciences faculty or programs, on topics from election security to microagressions to dogs whose poop-smelling skills are being used for conservation research.


Conservation Canines dog Eba in a boat, wearing a doggie life preserver

Conservation Canines dog Eba in a boat, ready to sniff out whale poop to help conservation researchers. Media credit: Courtesy of UW/Center for Conservation Biology

This rescue dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered killer whales

Eba almost died as an abandoned puppy. Now she helps conservation biologists study killer whales through the Conservation Canines program of the UW’s Center for Conservation Biology. Source: Today


New UW podcast takes on election security in US and abroad

Through his research in Asia and Africa, James Long has witnessed firsthand significant election fraud. Now Long, associate professor of political science, has launched a podcast that focuses on election security. Source: UW News


Microaggressions aren’t just innocent blunders – new research links them with racial bias

Jonathan Kanter, research associate professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection, shares research on the connections between microaggressions and racial bias. Source: The Conversation.


Artist’s 3D video game ‘Pandemic’ looks at racism during COVID-19

To bring awareness to incidents of discrimination and xenophobia against Asian Americans during COIVD-19, Chanee Choi, a UW doctoral student in digital arts and experimental media (DXARTS), created a 3D video game in which the player is the coronavirus, moving through a virtual environment. Source: GeekWire


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