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January 7, 2021
Tinder, Grindr and other dating apps have a reputation for encouraging casual hookups, but a new study suggests app users may be looking for — and finding — love in all the right places after all. Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted. HealthDay
January 6, 2021
As the mob scenes of Trump supporters rioting at the U.S. Capitol unfolded, so did conversations about another familiar scene — from Black Lives Matters events. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. KING 5
January 6, 2021
Mark Smith, professor of political science at the UW, puts the rioting at the U.S. Capitol in historical context and calls it an attempted coup. KOMO Radio
January 5, 2021
“Might a singular focus on zero emissions lead to the neglect of climate adaptation policies that have less media appeal? As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, climate policy should pay attention to two important but neglected issues: how the electric car industry will source inputs — such as copper, cobalt, nickel and lithium — and, because climate change is already underway, how prepared countries and cities are to adapt to different dimensions of climate change,” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
January 5, 2021
UW graduates go on to work in a range of careers, whether it be law, medicine, or video game design. But it may surprise you to know that students in all three of these careers have majored in the same subject: English. The Daily
January 5, 2021
The department of American ethnic studies (AES) takes pride in its strong focus on issues of social justice, equality, and civil rights — especially as it pertains to those U.S. groups that have been historically subjected to exclusion and marginalization. The Daily
January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors. dailyuw.com
January 5, 2021
The humanities’ newest major, cinema and media studies (CMS), allows students to explore different modes of expression and their effects on a world increasingly dominated by mass media. “This new major should be especially relevant to incoming students,” department chair Eric Ames said. The Daily
January 5, 2021
Interested in the College of Arts & Sciences but don’t know what to study? Here are six majors that you may not have discovered yet. The Daily
January 4, 2021
It’s a moth, it’s a plane, it’s … the Smellicopter, a little drone that senses odors with an onboard moth antenna. Seriously, that’s the scientists’ real name for their creation, a system that monitors the electrical signals sent from the antenna of an actual moth, allowing the drone to lock onto the source of a scent and navigate toward it. The UW’s Melanie Anderson, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, and Thomas Daniel, professor of biology, are quoted. Wired
January 4, 2021
Whether you want to run a marathon, eat more healthfully or just get off the couch a little more, “for the majority of people, setting a goal is one of the most useful behavior change mechanisms for enhancing performance,” says Frank Smoll, professor of psychology at the UW. “It’s highly individual.” But goal-setting strategies will help you stay the course. Time
January 4, 2021
Battles of grammar, for the most part, play out in English classrooms and in the pages of style guides. Rarely do arguments over split infinitives and Oxford commas venture beyond the walls of academia. But one linguistic phenomenon lands in the limelight every so often, and it’s a word you know well: the pronoun “they” — along with its derivatives “them” and “their.” Kirby Conrod, a lecturer in linguistics at the UW, is quoted. Discover Magazine
January 3, 2021
Last year, Amazon surpassed Boeing as the state’s largest private employer, usurping a title the airplane manufacturer had likely held since the post-World War II era. The UW’s Margaret O’Mara, professor of history; Jeff Shulman, professor of marketing; and Andrew Hedden, associate director of the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, are quoted. The Seattle Times
January 2, 2021
Eleven Seattle-area community members pay tribute to a few of the cultural figures we lost last year. UW piano professor Robin McCabe remembers UW emeritus piano professor Bela Siki. The Seattle Times
January 1, 2021
“Humanities Washington convened an interesting and provocative online discussion about controversial public monuments and ways we might think about whether they remain as is, whether they should be reinterpreted given today’s understanding or whether there are cases in which they should be moved to private settings,” writes Rufus Woods, publisher emeritus of The Wenatchee World. Josh Reid, associate professor of American Indian studies at the UW, is quoted. The Wenatchee World
December 30, 2020
Twenty moments from a year like no other — captured through the lenses of UW photographers. University of Washington
December 28, 2020
Even as shared public spaces emptied out, the gap between the economically privileged and the precarious became impossible to ignore. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
December 28, 2020
“Silicon Valley’s obituary has been written prematurely before; boom-and-bust cycles have defined the region’s economy for decades,” writes Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW. The New York Times
December 28, 2020
“For [Milton] Friedman, managers are agents who work on behalf of owners: their principals. Because all shareholders want to maximize their return on investments, the Friedman logic goes that managers have a duty to focus solely on profit maximization. Should, then, managers support climate actions in response to stakeholders’ pressure?” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW; Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW; and Jennifer Griffin of Loyola University Chicago. The Regulatory Review
December 26, 2020
“You Already Know” by Ted Poor, assistant professor of music at the UW, is No. 19 in the list of best albums by Seattle artists in 2020. The Seattle Times
December 24, 2020
For months, Jonathan Kanter, research associate professor of psychology at the UW, has been leading local and national studies on how people have been coping with quarantines and isolation. Yet he’s not doing any better than the rest of us. Adam Kuczynski, a graduate student in psychology at the UW, is mentioned. The Seattle Times
December 22, 2020
A new study of 1,000 middle school students from the University of Kansas and the University of Washington School of Music found that learning music also boosted learning in math and reading. Muck Rack
December 21, 2020
UW researchers found a run-in with police is much more devastating for Black children than it is for white kids. Annie McGlynn-Wright, who did the research while pursuing her doctorate in sociology at the UW, is interviewed. Kiro
December 21, 2020
Twenty moments from a year like no other — captured through the lenses of UW photographers. University of Washington
December 20, 2020
Frances McCue is a poet, writer, co-founder of nonprofit community writing center Hugo House and a teaching professor of English at the University of Washington. She reads a piece in a special installment of the GeekWire Podcast. GeekWire

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