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June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020. University of Washington
June 15, 2021
Samuel Wasser, research professor of biology and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology, discusses the role that dogs play in his research. University of Washington
June 15, 2021
Vicky Lawson, Professor of Geography and Director of the UW Honors Program, teaches a class on understanding the sources of poverty and houselessness in Seattle. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
June 15, 2021
The 2021 Husky 100, a group of 100 students making the most of their time at the UW, have been announced. University of Washington
June 14, 2021
Three youth leaders advocated for environmental protection, legislation to ban Native mascots and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis Friday afternoon, June 11, during the Seattle CityClub’s digital series “Civic Boot Camp.” The Zoom event was moderated by Owen Oliver, who graduated from the UW in 2021 with a degree in American Indian Studies and Political Science and is of Quinault and Isleta Pueblo heritage, and featured UW student and athletic advocate Rosalie Fish of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. [This story appeared in multiple outlets] The Bellingham Herald
June 12, 2021
Dr. Georgia McDade, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, discusses her history as a writer. Kiro 7
June 11, 2021
According to new research from Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, GOP lawmakers have been reducing the “democratic performance” of states they control for the better part of two decades. Grumbach is interviewed on the show "On the Media." WNYC Studios
June 11, 2021
The UW Institute of Learning and Brain Sciences found that babies already have the building blocks of generous social behavior. Andrew Meltzoff, professor of psychology at the UW and co-director of the institute, is interviewed. Good Morning America
June 11, 2021
Dr. Quintard Taylor, professor emeritus of history, explains the history of interracial marriage in Washington. Crosscut
June 9, 2021
As Congress considers expanding voting rights legislation and some Republican-led states restrict access to voting, faculty from institutions around the country are calling for national election standards. In an open letter on the New America website, a growing list of signatories — more than 175 as of June 8 — warns of the dire threat to democracy posed by efforts to curb voter access and alter election oversight. Jake Grumbach, an assistant professor of political science at the UW, explains the situation, which he says has reached "a crisis level." UW News
June 9, 2021
“When U.S. President Joe Biden meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in June 2021, cybersecurity is certain to be a key topic of discussion ... He says he told Putin in a phone call ‘we could have gone further’ with the sanctions, ‘but I chose not to do so.’ This leaves open the question of what ‘further’ might mean — and could it be any more effective than past sanctions at changing Putin’s behavior?” writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies at the UW. The Conversation
June 9, 2021
A recent paper by Jacob Grumbach, assistant professor of political science, is referenced. The New York Times
June 7, 2021
UW Professors discuss their innovative adaptations to the challenges that remote learning has presented this past year. University of Washington
June 7, 2021
For four months, Facebook censored claims that the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. But the company has reversed its stance, in a prime example of how the pandemic has intensified the free speech questions already plaguing social media titans. The decision has thrown into sharp relief the challenges of evaluating misinformation amid evolving scientific debates. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post
June 7, 2021
Starting June 8, you could win a cool $250,000 from the state, assuming you’re vaccinated, of course. Today we ask: Why do these vaccine lottery programs work? Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed on the “Seattle Now” podcast. KUOW
June 7, 2021
"No-No Boy," a Seattle-set novel addressing Japanese internment has been revived by the University of Washington press. Tamiko Nimura (PhD, English, 2004) is referenced. Crosscut
June 6, 2021
The Henry Art Gallery is one of six Seattle-area arts organizations teaming up to host city-wide arts collaboration Murmurations this summer. The Stranger
June 5, 2021
The global trade in ivory is worth about $23 billion. While governments are starting to crack down on the trade, it might be too little, too late. Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted. Independent
June 4, 2021
Three years after Walid Salem was plucked off a Cairo street by plainclothes police officers, blindfolded and then imprisoned, the University of Washington doctoral student remains stuck in Egypt, unable to visit his young daughter or finish his dissertation in Seattle. Michael McCann, professor of political science at the UW, and UW President Ana Mari Cauce are quoted. The Seattle Times
June 4, 2021
David McGrath of the College of the DuPage writes about criticism of his earlier op-ed suggesting that the name of the Chicago Blackhawks be changed: "This story ... about the corpses of more than 200 children found at a Canadian Indigenous boarding school may open the eyes of those same fans to the fact that the name change is not about them or their sports pleasures and preferences, but about Native American youth, victims of ethnic cleansing and atrocities on this continent for centuries — people who continue to suffer today because of dehumanizing stereotypes such as the Blackhawks logo." Stephanie Fryberg, professor of American Indian studies at the UW, is referenced. The Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2021
“BIPOC has become a trendy acronym among people interested in diversity issues, but this is not good. The ‘B’ stands for Black people, the ‘I’ is for Indigenous persons and the ‘POC’ stands for people of color. This effectively shunts Hispanics or Latinos aside,” writes Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history at the UW. The Seattle Times
June 3, 2021
Sofia Krutikova, a junior majoring in art and cinema and media studies, has started a riot grrl zine entitled "Ra Ra Rebel." The Daily
June 3, 2021
Ginny Burton, who is graduating with a degree in political science, shares her inspiring story about overcoming addiction. 10 WBNS
June 3, 2021
Christina Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher at I-LABS and lead author of a study on the effect of music on 9-month-old babies explains the results. Today
June 2, 2021
Incoming art assistant professor Sangram Majumdar explains his journey to the UW School of Art + Art History + Design. The Daily

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