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March 17, 2021
This week at the UW, attend talks about museum curation and the history of the Pacific Northwest, visit the Burke Museum, and more. UW News
March 17, 2021
Maya Lin's mother, Julia Lin, graduated with a Ph.D. in Chinese language and literature from the UW and is mentioned in this article. The New York Times
March 17, 2021
Peter Kahn, professor in the Department of Psychology, discusses his new documentary about humanity's connection to the natural world. UW News
March 17, 2021
This week is Nuclear Remembrance Week, a virtual forum to commemorate the 67th anniversary of “Bravo” being tested in the Marshall Islands. Members of Spokane's Marshallese community share their stories. Holly Barker, a teaching professor of anthropology at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review
March 17, 2021
Republicans have systematically undermined a key democratic constituency. Fighting back requires a kind of hardball Democrats aren’t typically willing to play. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is referenced. Vox
March 16, 2021
Psychology professor Jane Simoni explains the mental health implications of the COVID-19 vaccine phase. UW News
March 16, 2021
“At first glance, prosecuting current or past top officials accused of illegal conduct seems like an obvious decision for a democracy: Everyone should be held accountable and subject to the rule of law ... [But] if the prosecution of past leaders is brought by a political rival, it can lead to a cycle of prosecutorial retaliation,” write the UW's Victor Menaldo, professor of political science; James Long, associate professor of political science; and Morgan Wack, a doctoral student in political science. The Conversation
March 16, 2021
An unexpected superconductor was beginning to look like a fluke, but a new theory and a second discovery has revealed that emergent quasiparticles may be behind the effect. Matthew Yankowitz, assistant professor of physics at the UW, is quoted. Quanta Magazine
March 15, 2021
Curt Labitzke, chairman of the Printmaking Program, is featured in this article about his recent work. Herald Net
March 15, 2021
School of Art + Art History + Design instructor Rafael Soldi has led a new installation on 12th and E Pike featuring work from students in the UW Photomedia program. The Stranger
March 13, 2021
Before March 2020, home was separate from work, school and day care. Now all these things are centered at home. Parents are adjusting to new roles, routines and relationships, and beginning to wonder if their old ones will ever return. The UW’s Julie Brines, associate professor of sociology, and Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology, are quoted. The Seattle Times
March 12, 2021
A new study from a research team led by Munira Khalil, professor and chair of chemistry, explains the role of solvent molecules in light-driven electron transfer. UW News
March 12, 2021
“We find that Americans are strongly opposed to detaining migrant children. Separating families is also unpopular, but Republicans and people anxious about cultural change support that policy more than others do,” write Sophia Jordán Wallace, associate professor of political science at the UW, and Chris Zepeda-Millán of the University of California at Los Angeles. The Washington Post
March 11, 2021
“Accusations of human rights violations, followed by countless lawsuits, have remained constant since the [Northwest ICE Processing Center] facility was built over 20 years ago. Grassroots organizations like La Resistencia have been working for over five years to shut down the facility, and House Bill 1090 (HB 1090) may finally do just that,” writes columnist Luna Reyna. A study by the UW Center for Human Rights is referenced. The South Seattle Emerald
March 11, 2021
While there may be nothing better than cuddling with your pet, should you sleep with your dog in the bed? Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted. MSN
March 11, 2021
“National crises, from wars to depressions, have nearly always required big deficit spending. But in many countries, including the United States, for the last half-century public debt didn’t get paid down during times of peace and prosperity. Economists and politicians argue about whether this leads to higher inflation, interest rates or capital flight. That debate ignores a truly dangerous consequence of high public debt: It undermines trust in government,” writes Edgar Kiser, professor emeritus of sociology at the UW, about the growth in public debt due to COVID-19 spending. Newsweek
March 11, 2021
The art and music buildings will be undergoing renovations beginning in early 2022. The Daily
March 11, 2021
The Univeristy of Washington, which was the first large university to begin remote instruction, is mentioned in this article about Seattle's successes in COVID-19 safety measures. The New York Times
March 11, 2021
A new study by psychology researchers at the UW has found that a mindfulness program they created improves students' mental health. Liliana Lengua, psychology professor and director of the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, and Robyn Long, director of community programs and training for the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, are quoted. UW News
March 10, 2021
Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics, has co-authored a new study with Angelina McMillan-Major, a doctoral student in linguistics, about language-learning technologies. UW News
March 10, 2021
Steve Ibsen, who studied art at the University of Washington and created the 'Kitty Cat Dance' meme, now makes crypto art. GeekWire
March 10, 2021
A new study authored by Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, has found that "identification with all of humanity" preditcts whether someone will engage in "prosocial" behaviors during COVID-19. UW News
March 10, 2021
The new Burke Museum exhibit, 'Cruisin' the Fossil Coastline,' "creates a dynamic atmosphere of wonder and imagination." The Daily
March 10, 2021
A new podcast from the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies explores issues of Jewish life, with anti-Semitism — at home and abroad, presently and in history — the topic of its first season. UW News
March 10, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people who recognize the connections they share with others are more likely to wear a mask, follow health guidelines and help people, even at a potential cost to themselves, a new University of Washington study shows. UW News

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