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  • Community leaders: Sound Transit in a 'land grab' for the CID

    Bettie Luke and others last week denounced Sound Transit (ST)’s plans to build through the CID and keep the area occupied with noise, pollution, traffic, and business blockages for a decade. This is yet another invasion in a long series of assaults upon their community. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies, is quoted.

    NW Asian Weekly
  • Why copycat AI tools will be the internet?s next big problem

    Google and OpenAI have long described themselves as committed to the safe development of AI, pointing to, among other things, their decisions to keep these potentially dangerous tools restricted to a select group of users, at least for now. Increasingly, though, tools pioneered inside Google and OpenAI have been imitated by knockoff apps that are circulating ever more widely online, and contributing to a growing sense that the public internet is on the brink of a revolution. Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted.

    Time
  • How 'Big Data' could help SETI scientists focus the search for aliens

    Researchers focusing on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, have laid out a new strategy for focusing their quest. James Davenport, a research assistant professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.

    GeekWire
  • Q&A: New book from UW professor examines history, consequences of fifth columns

    Q&A: New book from UW professor examines history, consequences of fifth columns

    A new book co-edited by Scott Radnitz, associate professor in the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, features original papers on the roots and implications of the politics surrounding real and imagined fifth columns.
    UW News
  • Get ready for more mosquitos in western Washington as temps rise

    As temperatures finally start to rise, biologists say to expect more mosquitoes than normal in western Washington and other parts of the Pacific Northwest. Jeff Riffell, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted.

    FOX13
  • Seattle?s history of Black language: African American English, code-switching and why it matters today

    AAE is a dialect of American English spoken by Black Americans. A form of both comfort and contention in the Black community, Black English has always had the capability to unite and divide. Hearing AAE brings to mind a Southern cookout with Black family members, but within the community, there is contention over its use, dividing speakers on class, generation and gender lines. Alicia Beckford Wassink, a professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted.

    The Seattle Times
  • Father?s Day can be hard - here?s how to handle the holiday

    For many people, the slew of ads, emails and social media posts surrounding Father’s Day can trigger painful feelings. Kristina Scharp, associate professor of communication at the UW, is quoted.

    The New York Times
  • Planet Nine: The answer to this cosmic mystery may come sooner than you think

    For the past seven years, some scientists have observed certain gravitational anomalies in this mysterious region and have theorized that there must be an undiscovered world, dubbed Planet Nine, lurking at the outer edges of our galactic backyard. Mario Jurić, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted.

    Inverse
  • How we decided what stories to tell in our Black Arts Legacies project

    Crosscut interviewed the UW's Kemi Adeyemi, associate professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, and Jasmine Mahmoud, assistant professor of theater history and performance studies, about the role that the arts have played in their lives, their aims for Black Arts Legacies and what they hope the audience will take away from the project.

    Crosscut
  • After 27 years, Microsoft has retired Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer officially retires Thursday. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the University of Washington, about the embattled web browser's long history.

    NPR