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CAS in the News

Here's a small sampling of recent news stories in local and national media featuring UW College of Arts & Sciences faculty or programs.


When people say "Support APIA," do they really mean Pacific Islanders, too?

As a group, Asian Pacific Islander Americans contain multitudes, from different regions and distinct cultural backgrounds. How did they get grouped together, and will that grouping always remain? Rick Bonus, UW professor of American ethnic studies, is interviewed. Source:


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Academia is not immune to spreading misinformation, write UW researchers Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom in a recent paper. Media credit: University of Washington

Q&A: It’s not just social media — misinformation can spread in scientific communication too

Carl Bergstrom, UW professor of biology, has released a new paper discussing how scientific communication has the potential to spread misinformation. Source: UW News      


Opinion: With sanctions, let’s offer Russia incentives, too

Glennys Young, UW professor of history and international studies, suggests that the U.S. needs to offer Russia positive incentives in addition to sanctions if the goal is to create a stable, predictable relationship. Source: The Seattle Times


What a decade’s worth of whale poop tells researchers about their health

Southern resident killer whales are listed as endangered – only 75 remain. Deborah Giles, research scientist at the UW Center for Conservation Biology, discusses the threats they face and how whale poop is unlocking valuable data about their health and survival. Source: KUOW    


Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

Bo Zhao, UW assistant professor of geography, has shown that “deepfakes,” or AI-generated synthetic imagery, can be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking — but totally fake — overhead maps of cities. Source: TechCrunch


Incoming industrial design assistant professor Meichun Liu discusses sustainability, product design 

As an undergraduate at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, Meichun Liu considered majors like architecture and urban design, but ultimately felt drawn to the smaller scale of industrial design. Liu will join the faculty of the UW School of Art + Art History + Design in the fall. Source: The Daily


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