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November 23, 2020
“Beyond damage repair, Biden has big plans for American energy. In my view, not all of them are realistic. Yet their actual purpose may be as starting points for negotiation,” writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies at the UW. The Conversation
November 23, 2020
We know spending the holidays on our own will keep our loved ones healthy. That doesn’t make it any easier. But there’s joy to be found in solitude. We spoke to experts in stress and connection who told us how to navigate the complicated emotions around spending the holidays alone. Jonathan Kanter, research associate professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted. CNN
November 21, 2020
There’s a Norwegian term for deliberately embracing time spent outside, for both the mental and physical benefits. It’s frifluftsliv, something Alaskans will find familiar, in spirit if not in name. And some say it’s a way to cope with the many limitations on life during a pandemic. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted. Alaska Public Media
November 20, 2020
The governors of Iowa and North Dakota recently announced mandates that require people to wear masks in public. Both leaders previously resisted mask rules but issued them in the past week as daily COVID-19 cases spiked in their states, overrunning hospitals and intensive care units. Christopher Adolph, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Popular Science
November 19, 2020
More than 50 University of Washington faculty and researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate. The highly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. UW News
November 19, 2020
“The Bezos Earth Fund (BEF) is giving away $791 million to support climate action. Much of this money will go to well-established NGOs ... Yet, if BEF wants to change climate action’s playbook, it needs a new theory of change that tackles the key barrier to climate action. Funding these NGOs does not achieve this objective,” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
November 19, 2020
The 2020 census has been subject to court fights, shifting deadlines and pandemic-related process adjustments. Sara Curran, director of the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, explains the developments with this year’s count. UW News
November 18, 2020
The UW Libraries has greatly expanded its online resources, opening access to more than 250,000 new e-resources, in a time in which digital connection is more important than ever. UW News
November 18, 2020
Helen Noyes (BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1969), discusses how her degree led to a career in the CIA. University of Washington
November 16, 2020
KNKX presented an exclusive live-streamed Studio Session with the Marc Seales Group from The Forum at Town Hall Seattle on Nov. 14, hosted by KNKX jazz ambassador Abe Beeson. Seales is a professor of jazz piano at the UW. KNKX
November 15, 2020
Drinks on tap, rock-climbing walls, gourmet cafeterias — perks are a hallmark of many desirable workplaces. But when workers are not in the office to actually enjoy them, companies are being forced to reevaluate their incentives and work culture. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. BBC
November 13, 2020
"Combating the pandemic will be President-elect Joe Biden’s top priority upon taking office. Biden will simultaneously focus on reviving the United States’ economy and restoring jobs. Prioritizing trade and restoring U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific region must be part of this recovery agenda," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. David Bachman, professor of international studies at the UW, is referenced. The Seattle Times
November 13, 2020
“The concept of ‘pay equity’ doesn’t just demand equal pay for women doing the same work as men, in the same positions. Such efforts, while worthwhile, ignore the role of occupational segregation in keeping women’s pay down: There are some jobs done mostly by women and others that are still largely the province of men. The latter are typically better paid,” writes Anna Louie Sussman. Michael McCann, professor of political science at the UW, is referenced. New York Times
November 12, 2020
In some ways, you might think that COVID-19 would be a boon for people who relish alone time or who worry in social situations, but as a clinical psychologist, I’m noticing that despite socializing less, many of my clients are stressing more about connecting, writes Jenny Taitz. Marsha Linehan, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is referenced. The New York Times
November 12, 2020
This week at the UW, listen to a faculty Beethoven trio and lectures by Rick Steves. UW News
November 12, 2020
Bruce Lee, who studied drama and philosophy at the UW, is remembered in this article. The Seattle Times
November 12, 2020
Danyelle Thomas (BS, Biochemistry 2007) discusses her career in improving the health outcomes of underserved communities. University of Washington
November 11, 2020
Wrinkle-faced bats incorporate whistles, wing flaps and furry masks into their mating rituals, researchers have found. Sharlene Santana, associate professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. New York Times
November 11, 2020
President Trump has refused to concede the election and allow President-elect Biden to start the transition process. Today, the “Seattle Now” podcast asks what history can tell us about what will happen next. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed. KUOW
November 11, 2020
Hannah Quinn Hertzog (BA/BS, Computer Science, Korean and Asian Languages and Literature, 2018) has won the Fiction Grand Prize of the 51st Korea Times Translation Awards. Korea Times
November 10, 2020
Washington Republicans woke up after Election Day to a crushingly familiar math problem bedeviling their prospects in statewide races: a cratering of support in King County. The UW’s Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science, and Margaret O’Mara, professor of history, are quoted. The Seattle Times
November 10, 2020
Matthew Howard, Ph.D. candidate in English, discusses race and mobility. Seattle Department of Transportation Blog
November 9, 2020
Alicia Wassink, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Sociolinguistics Laboratory at the University of Washington, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). Linguistic Society of America
November 9, 2020
A new organization called “The Cultural Space Agency” plans to combat gentrification by securing venues for arts and cultural groups. Sarah Wilke, senior director of operations and planning for the UW Meany Center, is mentioned. Crosscut
November 9, 2020
Margaret O'Mara, professor of history, explains the history behind election concessions and what a refusal to concede means. UW News

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