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June 2, 2021
This week at the UW, attend exhibitions at the Burke Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, and watch events on ArtsUW On Demand. UW News
June 1, 2021
Caitlin Zaloom reviews “American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation,” by Sarah Quinn, associate professor of sociology at the UW. The New York Review
June 1, 2021
Master of Fine Arts student Payton Cahill's thesis project, "Ancient Future," "transcends the limits of the gallery space through a prompting of collective reflection." The Daily
June 1, 2021
The team of curators at the Henry Art Gallery discuss their vision for the museum. The Daily
June 1, 2021
An orphaned elephant named Nania may soon get to return to their family — if conservationists can find their family, that is. Scientists are searching for relatives using DNA extracted from dung. Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is interviewed. [This is the fifth segment of "The Record"] KUOW
June 1, 2021
It’s too early to tell whether MacKenzie Scott’s approach to giving will create a sea change in how other ultrawealthy donors give or what they support. Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The Chronicle of Philanthropy
May 31, 2021
Gary Martin, Assistant Teaching Professor of Near Eastern Languges and Civilization, discusses his fascination with the alphorn. My Edmonds News
May 31, 2021
Resistance to the military coup in Myanmar continues to grow, and social media images now show a military force training to defend the shadow civilian government. Mary Callahan, associate professor of international studies at the UW, is interviewed. NPR
May 31, 2021
Recording memories, reading thoughts and manipulating what another person sees through a device in their brain may seem like science fiction plots about a distant and troubled future. But a team of multi-disciplinary researchers say the first steps to inventing these technologies have already arrived. They want to put in place safeguards for our most precious biological possessions: our mind. Sara Goering, professor of philosophy at the UW, is quoted. Gizmodo
May 30, 2021
"Some ask whether climate policy has reached a 'social tipping point,' a self-reinforcing contagion process that will decarbonize the economy. Tipping points can be activated by interventions such as divesting from fossil fuel assets or exposing the moral failings of a fossil fuel economy, both of which are reflected in the recent developments in Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil," write the UW's Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science. Forbes
May 28, 2021
Mark Ward, lecturer in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, discusses peace in Afghanistan. The Hill
May 28, 2021
In a paper published online last month, Bo Zhao, assistant professor of geography at the UW, employed AI techniques similar to those used to create so-called deepfakes to alter satellite images of several cities. Zhao and colleagues swapped features between images of Seattle and Beijing to show buildings where there are none in Seattle and to remove structures and replace them with greenery in Beijing. Wired
May 28, 2021
A proposal by the European Union would match U.S. and China bans on elephant poaching. But given recent record seizures, it may be too late for elephants. Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted. Bloomberg
May 28, 2021
Seabirds are “sentinels” of ocean health. If marine ecosystems are suffering, the birds will be among the first to show it. Now a major study finds that seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are already struggling. And without extra precautions, those in the Southern Hemisphere might be next. Dee Boersma, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. Scientific American
May 27, 2021
In Gary Simmons's show The Engine Room, which is currently up at Henry Art Gallery, the Los Angeles-based artist experiments with elements of Seattle’s music history, particularly focusing on the contributions of Black musicians to the scene. The Stranger
May 27, 2021
As language evolves, so do the terms we use to describe sexual and gender identity. Some terms are more widely known, but others are relatively new. One of the newer terms is "polysexual." Nicole McNichols, associate teaching professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted. Health
May 27, 2021
P. Dee Boersma, professor of biology and director of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels, is the co-author of a new study about seabird health. UW News
May 27, 2021
Ralina Joseph, Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity Director and Presidential Term Professor in the UW Department of Communication, discusses the Center's upcoming conference. UW News
May 27, 2021
Wing Luke Museum’s “Asian American Women Rising: NOT Your Model Minority” was a masterfully crafted webinar on May 22, with the goal of inspiring viewers to participate in our democracy for the purpose of ending hate and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders\, especially women. The UW's Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies, and student Tianna Andresen are quoted. NW Asian Weekly
May 27, 2021
Incoming art history professor Mirian Chusid, explains her personal history with art. The Daily
May 27, 2021
Ada Limón, who graduated from the UW with a degree in Drama in 1998, has been chosen as the School of Drama's graduation keynote speaker. The Daily
May 26, 2021
After more than a year of wearing a mask, keeping a distance and staying home, socializing with other people again might feel a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are ways to help feel better about getting back out in public. Jonathan Kanter, research associate professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed. King 5 News
May 26, 2021
"As social scientists and public health practitioners familiar with Nepal’s health care delivery and emergency response systems, we recognize that ultimately, the capacity to care for people suffering from COVID-19 in Nepal is severely limited, with roughly 1,500 intensive care beds and just over 800 ventilators in the country. The mountainous terrain throughout much of the country, along with a lack of infrastructure, political marginalization and poverty compound the impacts of infectious disease," write David Citrin, affiliate assistant professor of global health and of anthropology at the UW; Katharine Rankin of the University of Toronto; Galen Murton of James Madison University; and Sienna Craig of Dartmouth College. The Conversation
May 26, 2021
When North Carolina raised the age when people are considered an adult in the criminal justice system to 18, the change was more than a dozen years in the making. Now, advocates are setting their sights – and their desired age limit – higher. Chelsea Moore, a doctoral student in political science and a law student at the UW, is referenced. USA Today
May 26, 2021
Hamza Zafer, UW associate professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, has been awarded a fellowship from the Herbert D. Katz Center. UW News

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