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April 29, 2021
Fighters in Burkina Faso are putting their faith in traditional spiritual practices to protect them as attacks linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State ravage the West African nation, killing thousands and displacing more than 1 million people. Daniel Hoffman, professor of international studies at the UW, is quoted. AP News
April 28, 2021
Biologist Joanne Chory has laid out a vision for a new kind of agriculture. She wants to create “ideal plants” — crops like wheat or rice that are bred to store huge amounts of carbon in their roots. They could pull as much as 20% of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans out of the atmosphere each year. UW biology professor Jennifer Nemhauser is quoted. The Washington Post
April 28, 2021
There’s a developmental reason behind children’s obsession with rules. Stephanie Thompson, a research scientist at the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being, is quoted. The New York Times
April 28, 2021
"Biden’s credibility [on climate] with the international audience depends on whether he can show a domestic policy pathway to the promised 50% reduction. Moreover, he needs to make sure that the climate targets do not get tied to other issues that might invite strong domestic opposition," write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
April 28, 2021
Glennys Young, professor of history and of international studies at the UW, writes of sanctions against Russia, "But are they the United States’ best option if the goal is, as Biden has put it, to avoid a 'cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia' and instead to create a 'stable, predictable relationship'? ... My answer is sanctions aren’t the only option. The U.S. needs to offer Russia positive incentives, too." The Seattle Times
April 26, 2021
Techniques such as “location spoofing” and deepfake geography present significant risks for our increasingly connected society. Because of this, a team of researchers at University of Washington are working to identify ways to detect these fakes, as well as proposing the creation of a geographic fact-checking system. Bo Zhao, assistant professor of geography at the UW, is quoted. GeekWire
April 26, 2021
Four University of Washington faculty members are among the leaders in academia, business, philanthropy, the humanities and the arts elected as 2021 fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. UW News
April 26, 2021
En el 2019, Toro ganó el premio Marsha L. Landolt, de la Universidad de Washington, donde trabaja desde 1994. El reconocimiento, que obtuvo por su capacidad pedagógica e interés en enseñar un área a la que muchos le temen, también la ubicó como una de las científicas colombianas más reconocidas y brillantes. (English translation: In 2019, Toro won the Marsha L. Landolt Award from the University of Washington, where she has worked since 1994. The recognition, which she obtained for her pedagogical ability and interest in teaching an area that many fear, also ranked her as one of the most recognized and brilliant Colombian scientists). El Espectador
April 25, 2021
Under a bill headed to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk, all agricultural workers will start receiving overtime pay in 2022 and have a 40-hour work week by early 2024. It is part of a wave of momentum for legislation to extend overtime pay to farmworkers. Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history at the UW, is quoted. The Yakima Herald
April 25, 2021
The concept of taking back Native land isn’t new. But it encapsulates more than most realize. Charlotte Coté, associate professor of American Indian studies, is quoted. Crosscut
April 24, 2021
With a “supermoon” full moon coming early this week it’s likely that you’ll go to bed later and sleep less than on average. Research led UW biology professor Horacio de la Iglesia is quoted. Forbes
April 22, 2021
While the concept of “deepfakes,” or AI-generated synthetic imagery, has been decried primarily in connection with involuntary depictions of people, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways as well. For instance, researchers have shown that it can be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking — but totally fake — overhead maps of cities. Bo Zhao, assistant professor of geography at the UW, is quoted. Tech Crunch
April 21, 2021
Bo Zhao, assistant professor of geography, has authored a new study on deepfake geography. UW News
April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. UW News
April 21, 2021
Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom has released a new paper discussing how scientific communication has the potential to spread misinformation. UW News
April 21, 2021
Many people across the country felt relief Tuesday as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges brought against him for the murder of George Floyd. But many also felt conflicted about what the moment meant to them. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. KUOW
April 21, 2021
One day after a Minneapolis police officer was convicted in the death of George Floyd, Seattle’s Community Police Commission has launched a new website that aims to keep the public informed about efforts to reform the Seattle Police Department. Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, is interviewed. KOMO News
April 19, 2021
Two books published by the University of Washington Press are featured on this book list of books showing the ways that Asian Americans have organized. NBC News
April 19, 2021
Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, talks about whether this historical moment will result in progress when it comes to racial justice. KIRO 7 News
April 19, 2021
Testing is still a valuable tool in our COVID-19 prevention toolkit, but the technologies and motivations behind it are shifting. We’ll also have to shift our understanding of test results and metrics. A tool developed by the UW's Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, and Ryan McGee, a graduate student in biology, are quoted. Slate
April 19, 2021
Carl Bergstrom, biology professor, explains that Easter travel will likely not bring the same surge in cases as past holiday season travel. The New York Times
April 17, 2021
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has a new group called the Functional Federalism Working Group. Its name suggests that the group is meant to redress an imbalance of power between Biden’s presidency and state governments, a majority of which are dominated by conservatives. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Mother Jones
April 17, 2021
Seattle’s Sam Clover is a digital sculptor, known as Planttdaddii, who was struggling to pay her bills as a working artist. But in October, she started selling some of her colorful, ethereal digital art work as NFTs. James Coupe, associate professor of digital arts and experimental media at the UW, is quoted. Kiro Radio
April 16, 2021
The Jackson School of International Studies is collaborating with the US Army War College on an initiative including workshops, courses, and more. The Daily
April 16, 2021
Astronomers wax romantic talking about the joys of traveling to remote places to observe the heavens. With today's technology, those kinds of trips are less and less necessary. What is gained and what is lost? Emily Levesque, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, is interviewed. Constant Wonder

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