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February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, says he thinks it's likely that the Senate will acquit former President Trump, but it depends on the evidence presented over the course of the trial. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, talks about why the impeachment trial is unprecedented. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed about what to expect from the impeachment trial. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
One of the first actions by President Biden after his inauguration was bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate agreement. A new study from a researcher at the University of Washington shows people how much more we will have to do, to meet the goals in that accord. Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics, is quoted. KNKX
February 9, 2021
A family discovered a mammoth tooth on Camano Island while walking on the beach. The discovery was confirmed by the Burke Museum. The Great Courses Daily
February 9, 2021
Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics, and Peiran Liu, doctoral student in statistics, have co-authored a new study that found that the planet has a less than 5% chance of staying within the goal of 2 degrees Celcius warming this century. UW News
February 9, 2021
Devin Naar, professor of history and Jewish studies, Melia Watras, professor of music, and Ted Poor, assistant professor of drums, have all received honors for their work recently. UW News
February 9, 2021
This week at the UW, join Deborah Willis for the Monsen Photography Lecture, attend the 2021 Critical Issues series, and more. UW News
February 9, 2021
Assistant Professor of chemistry Alexandra Velian has been named a Cottrell Scholars by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, receiving $100,000 for the continuation of her research and educational accomplishments. Department of Chemistry
February 8, 2021
Cowlitz County Superior Court’s judges are ending the last contract in the U.S. to house unaccompanied immigrant youth in a facility for more than 72 hours. The judges’ decision, announced Feb. 5, ends the county’s controversial contract with Immigration Customs and Enforcement to hold juveniles at the local youth facility. A report by the UW's Center for Human Rights is referenced. The Daily News
February 8, 2021
Miguel Morales, professor of physics, has authored a new series on quantum mechanics for a general audience. UW News
February 8, 2021
Five months after findings pointing to life floating in the clouds of Venus, scientists are not quite sure what to make of the data and what it might mean. It might spur a renaissance in the study of Venus, which has largely been overlooked for decades. It could point to exotic volcanism and new geological puzzles. It could indeed be aliens. Or it could be nothing at all. Victoria Meadows, professor of astronomy, is quoted. New York Times
February 7, 2021
Some of Island County’s best-known climate activists are young, including members of the South Whidbey–based United Student Leaders. But in this retirement destination, where a quarter of the residents are over 65, there are plenty of elders who share the teenagers’ planetary worries. Richard Gammon, professor emeritus of chemistry at the UW, is quoted. Herald Net
February 7, 2021
Just as the United States seems to have emerged from the worst of a surge in coronavirus cases that ravaged the country for months and peaked after Americans crowded indoors for the winter holidays, public health officials are concerned about another potential superspreader date: Super Bowl Sunday. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. New York Times
February 6, 2021
“So what to do about the collateral damage that sometimes occurs when social media amplifies lies and fringe ideas through its use of algorithms? Thus far, the solutions that lawmakers and pundits have advanced are heavy-handed and often centered on the outright ban of innovative technology. They run the risk of making mis/disinformation and conspiracy theories worse,” write the UW’s James Long, associate professor of political science, and Victor Menaldo, professor of political science. Venture Beat
February 5, 2021
The Scandinavian Studies department at the University of Washington, the country's largest, is highlighted in this article about the history of Seattle's Norwegian American community. Forbes
February 5, 2021
Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy and Governance Michael Blake is interviewed in this article about impeaching former President Trump. The Conversation
February 5, 2021
The Biden administration is already projecting a tougher policy on China and Taiwan than many expected. Analysts say that sends important early signals to allies in Asia — and Beijing. James Lin, assistant professor of international studies at the UW, is interviewed. NPR
February 5, 2021
In the wake of the Capitol riot and as the second impeachment trial of former President Trump begins, new data from a study co-authored by Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, reveals the attitudes and beliefs that are growing within the Republican Party. UW News
February 4, 2021
“Although extensive literature on leadership skills and practices already exists, here we reflect on and define the main roles of higher education leaders in the time of crisis through the lens of the ongoing global events,” write Audeliz Matias of New York Empire State College, Yoly Gonzalez and Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson of State University of New York at Buffalo, Christina Vargas of Suffolk County Community College, Dalia A. Muller of Dutchess Community College, Angela Rios of the University at Albany and Anibal Torres of SUNY Morrisville. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is mentioned. Inside Higher Ed
February 4, 2021
“A couple of years ago racism almost killed the love of my life, my husband, the father of our two children. The attempted murder didn’t come about through police violence or Karens trying to regulate his use of public space. Instead it came through the hands of the very people who should be improving the quality of his life: his doctors,” writes Ralina Joseph, professor of communication at the UW. South Seattle Emerald
February 4, 2021
This article highlights the Clean Energy Bridge to Research program, with special focus on Vanessa Zambrano, for whom the program helped kickstart her career. cei.washington.edu
February 4, 2021
Eli Shlizerman, an assistant professor in both the applied mathematics and the electrical and computer engineering departments, is the senior author on a new project that used machine learning to create a system that creates audio from muted piano performances. UW News
February 4, 2021
Ecologists have shown that climate change has not been an equal opportunity stressor. As the Mojave Desert warmed by about 2°C over the past century, bird numbers and diversity declined dramatically, but small mammals like little pocket mice are holding their own. Lauren Buckley, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. Science Mag
February 4, 2021
The detection of phosphine on Venus, theorized to be from microbes, may have been caused instead by sulfur dioxide, which is not a clear sign of life. Victoria Meadows, professor of astronomy at the UW, is quoted. NBC News

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