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October 26, 2020
You probably already know that in certain corners of the internet, people are earnestly arguing that the Earth is flat. A few decades ago, they’d have been printing leaflets or newsletters. Now they can spread their misinformation to a much wider online audience. Mark Alan Smith, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Yakima Herald
October 26, 2020
“A recent study has determined that watching nature programming on TV or via a virtual-reality headset reduces feelings of sadness and boredom. According to researchers from the University of Exeter, scenes of nature soothe us – whether they are real video footage of a coral reef, to use the study’s example, or even just computer-generated graphics of the same,” writes Adrienne Matei. Peter Kahn, professor of psychology and of environmental and forest sciences, is quoted. The Guardian
October 25, 2020
From the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery comes a new exhibit of art created by nine graduate students from the School of Art + Art History +Design. This new exhibit will examine neglected realities, repressed traumas, and invisible contagion through instillations and paintings, to name a few mediums. Seattle Met
October 25, 2020
As tech companies have faced growing oversight from Congress in recent years, they have ramped up their contributions to political campaigns, including to Northwest lawmakers. Tech workers have become another important source of campaign funds, though their interests are not always aligned with those of their employers. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman Review
October 25, 2020
After Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016, people in liberal areas were in shock — and wondering what a Trump presidency would mean for the country. A week after the election, we asked academics to write their thoughts. With hindsight being 2020, KUOW revisits the most prescient of those pieces, including those by 10 UW faculty members. KUOW
October 24, 2020
Young people have historically driven social and political movements. The program “Student Election Connection” is channeling that engagement into votes. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. KING 5
October 23, 2020
What are the archival powers of the arts? How do the art archives decenter pasts and presents, and imagine more just futures? This article examines works of art that archive Indigenous and Black people, places, stories and histories. Kemi Adeyemi, assistant professor of gender, women and sexuality studies, is quoted. South Seattle Emerald
October 23, 2020
As we approach the first COVID-19 winter in Seattle, a city with deep Scandinavian roots, a Scandinavian concept known as friluftsliv may also be a helpful model for continuing to spend time outdoors during the coldest, darkest time of the year. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
October 23, 2020
Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, says the increase in minority voters in Washington is due in large part to children of immigrants coming into the electorate. However, he notes that Latino and Asian American voters turn out at lower rates than African American and white voters. KIRO 7
October 22, 2020
Leela Fernandes, director of the UW Jackson School of International Studies, joins former Attorney General Rob McKenna and KUOW's Ross Reynolds for a preview of the final presidential debate. KUOW
October 22, 2020
The pace of voting in this year’s election is well beyond anything the state saw in 2016. After the ballot is put into a drop box, a rigorous collection process follows. James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. KNKX
October 22, 2020
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is thrilled to announce that Ariel René Jackson will be the 2021 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident. Jackson’s film-based multidisciplinary practice considers land and landscape as sites of internal representation. For the 2021 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency, Jackson (she/her/hers and they/them/theirs) will be collaborating with performance artist Michael J. Love (he/him/his). School of Art + Art History + Design
October 22, 2020
Muslims and atheists in the United States are more likely than those of Christian faiths to experience religious discrimination, according to new research led by the University of Washington. UW News
October 21, 2020
This week could mark the official end of the long love affair between Washington, D.C., and Silicon Valley. The U.S. Justice Department and 11 state attorneys general have filed a blockbuster lawsuit against Google, accusing it of being an illegal monopoly because of its stranglehold on Internet search. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. NPR
October 21, 2020
Experts and lawmakers warn that undoing the last four years of immigration policy requires more than just a new president. Sophia Jordán Wallace, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Crosscut
October 21, 2020
“Societies that reject scientific knowledge and research, for whatever reason, remain weak, poor, backward and dependent. They also tend to be despotic. Scientific work demands much freedom, including the pursuit of phenomena and ideas that may run counter to religious, cultural, or political beliefs sacred to some and useful to others,” writes Scott Montgomery, a lecturer of international studies at the UW. Global Policy Journal
October 20, 2020
Student Life honors DXARTS, the College of Engineering, and Housing & Food Services with the Outstanding New Initiative Award for McMahon 8, a makerspace that provides students, staff, and faculty from the UW with the tools and resources to build and prototype their next great idea. UW Student Life
October 20, 2020
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today released the 2021 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings. With data on nearly 1,500 schools, the rankings evaluate universities from dozens of countries on academic research and reputation. The UW is ranked No. 8. U.S. News
October 20, 2020
A sitting Boston mayor was last unseated in 1949. How unusual is a seven-decade stretch of incumbency dominance? A Boston Globe review of 18 of the nation’s most populous municipalities found a mixed bag when it comes to the reelection success of sitting mayors. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. Boston Globe
October 20, 2020
In honor of Richard E. Lang and Jane Lang Davis, the Friday Foundation, a new Seattle entity, gave $9 million to nine Seattle arts organizations, one being the Henry Art Gallery The Seattle Times
October 19, 2020
The p-adics form an infinite collection of number systems based on prime numbers. They’re at the heart of modern number theory. Bianca Viray, associate professor of mathematics at the UW, is quoted. Quanta Magazine
October 19, 2020
The p-adics form an infinite collection of number systems based on prime numbers. They’re at the heart of modern number theory. Bianca Viray, associate professor of mathematics at the UW, is quoted. Quanta Magazine
October 19, 2020
“Many scholars have studied various aspects of mail-in voting, looking at how secure it is, how susceptible to fraud it might be, and what voting officials need to do to handle an influx of ballots arriving by mail,” writes Jeff Inglis, The Conversation’s politics + society editor. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, and Charlotte Hill, of the University of California Berkeley, are referenced. The Conversation
October 16, 2020
Mark Alan Smith, professor of political science at the UW, talks about polling in the 2016 election and what it can tell us about the 2020 election. My Northwest

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