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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.


How to ease back into social situations as restrictions are lifted

After more than a year of wearing a mask, keeping a distance, and staying home, socializing with other people again might feel a little overwhelming. But there are ways to help feel better about getting back out in public, says Jonathan Kanter, UW research associate professor of psychology, interviewed in this video clip. Source: New Day Northwest/KING5


Seabird with a fish in his beak
Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity — especially in Northern Hemisphere

A study published recently in Science, co-authored by P. Dee Boersma, UW professor of biology and director of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels, warns that many seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are struggling to breed — and in the Southern Hemisphere, they may not be far behind. Source: UW News


Oil industry’s fluctuating fortunes: Recent wins and losses in climate policy

UW Professors Aseem Prakash, Walker Family Professor (Political Science) and Nives Dolsak, Stan and Alta Barer Professor in Sustainability Science (Marine & Environmental Affairs) discuss the current state of the climate movement and the challenges of setting US climate policy. Source: Forbes


The movement to protect your mind from brain-computer technologies

Recording memories, reading thoughts, and manipulating what another person sees through a device in their brain may seem like science fiction, but researchers say the first steps to inventing these technologies have already arrived — and they want to put in place safeguards for protecting our minds. Sara Goering, UW professor of philosophy, is quoted. Source: Gizmodo


The four visionary women making waves in Seattle's contemporary art scene

Three of the four curators at the UW’s Henry Art Gallery joined the Henry within the last three years, creating a fresh approach to how the team operates, including curating programs and exhibitions in coordination with each other. Source: The Daily