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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.


Students doing mindfulness exercises.

Mindfulness techniques were among the lessons in Be REAL, a program created by UW researchers to study the impact on student mental health. Media credit: Jacob Hilsabeck/UW Recreation

Mindfulness program in campus dorms, groups improved students’ mental health

As experts nationwide point to a mental health crisis among teens and young adults, a pilot program that teaches mindfulness and coping techniques to UW students — offered by the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being — has helped lower stress and improve emotional well-being. Source: UW News


Stand up against anti-Asian hatred, misogyny and violence

Following the massacre of eight Asian American women in Atlanta, Sutapa Basu, executive director of the UW Women’s Center, Connie So, UW teaching professor in American Ethnic Studies, and former Washington state representative Velma Veloria offer suggestions for standing up against hatred, misogyny and violence. Source: The Seattle Times


Fines and fees are a pound of flesh for poor people

In an opinion piece, UW sociology Professor Alexes Harris shares how monetary sanctions have emerged as a ‘predatory’ punishment imposed by the criminal legal system. Source: The Seattle Times


You’ve heard of garage bands – now you can hear the ‘UW garage chorale’

Giselle Wyers, professor in the UW School of Music, explains how the UW Chorale has found an unlikely practice space in a campus parking garage. Source: UW News


Seattle’s Virus Success Shows What Could Have Been

The University of Washington, which was the first large university to begin remote instruction, is mentioned in this article about Seattle's successes in COVID-19 safety measures. Source: The New York Times


New Courses in the Arts for Non-Majors

Annabelle Gould and Whitney Lynn, both faculty in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, have developed two new courses in the arts for non-majors: Design 250: Visualizing Ideas, and Art 200: Artist Mindset. Source: ArtsUW


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