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April 14, 2021
The debate over the habitability of Venus continues to burn as hot as the planet’s scorching temperatures. Michael Wong, a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Inverse
April 13, 2021
Jake Grumbach, political science professor, discusses the state of police reform in the United States. Aljazeera
April 13, 2021
Scientists are struggling to explain why the gray whale population plummeted by nearly a quarter between 2016 and 2020. Sue Moore, affiliate professor of biology and of aquatic and fishery sciences, is quoted. National Geographic
April 12, 2021
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery has started accepting applications for its 2021 BIPoC Graduate Student Curatorial Fwlloeship, which supports students in curating their own show at the gallery. The Daily
April 12, 2021
The UW's womens studies program has celebrated its 50th anniversery. Professor and department chair Shirley J. Yee and Mary Logan Rothschild, the first acting director of the program, discuss. The Daily
April 12, 2021
Two Yup'ik engineers, Christopher Egalaaq Liu and Lonny Alaskuk Strunk, who recieved his masters in computational linguistics from the UW, have worked on a new advanced Yugtun translation tool. KYUK
April 12, 2021
In the wake of a fatal shooting in Minneapolis as former police officer Derek Chauvin stands trial for George Floyd's death, Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, comments on the two events. KOMO 4 News
April 12, 2021
What does the state of Washington owe people who were convicted under a drug possession law that's been overturned? Alexes Harris, UW professor of sociology, is interviewed. KUOW
April 12, 2021
Two Yup’ik engineers are trying to push the Yugtun language into the future using technology. Their latest project opens the door for Yugtun autocorrect, grammar checkers and automatic subtitles on Yup’ik videos. Lonny Alaskuk Strunk developed the technology for Yugtun.com during his master’s program in computational linguistics at the University of Washington. KTOO
April 12, 2021
Republican efforts to stall President Joe Biden’s climate agenda are slowly beginning to take shape. The American Legislative Exchange Council, a membership organization for state lawmakers and industry representatives that is best known for drafting model bills that are then picked up by state legislatures, is also involved. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Grist
April 12, 2021
Mary Callahan, associate professor in the UW Jackson School of International Studies, is interviewed about the conflict in Myanmar, following her recent departure from the country. NPR
April 12, 2021
"Nomadland could provide a glimpse into future politics unless decarbonization processes are made equitable ... this is why 'just transition' policies should be a top political priority in climate policy design," write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
April 11, 2021
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, Republican of Washington, drew kudos from across the aisle last month when she questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet about the impact of their platforms on children. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review
April 10, 2021
Amazon warehouse employees voted against unionization in Bessemer, Alabama, in a victory for the company and a defeat for organized labor. But even if the results hold, was this really a win for Amazon? Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. GeekWire
April 10, 2021
Jeff Bezos surprised some Amazon critics and followers this week by throwing his weight behind a federal corporate tax hike to help pay for President Biden’s infrastructure plan. It was a position that seemed out of step with his company’s history and the rest of corporate America. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. GeekWire
April 10, 2021
In an effort to protect the Native American community, the elders of Washington’s tribes and the state government have been forced to shut down large competitive and traditional powwows as a matter of social distancing, leaving this important emblem of Native American community, cultural visibility and in some cases, livelihood, on indefinite pause. Scott Pinkham, lecturer in American Indian studies at the UW, is quoted. South Seattle Emerald
April 9, 2021
Dan Chirot, professor of international studies, discusses the unprecidented political events of the last year. UW News
April 9, 2021
Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over — for now. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed. PBS
April 9, 2021
Amazon is the second largest private employer in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 workers. But none of its facilities are unionized and the push to unionize from workers in Alabama is over — for now. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed. PBS
April 9, 2021
Amazon appeared to beat back the most significant labor drive in its history on Friday, when an initial tally showed that workers at its giant warehouse in Alabama had voted decisively against forming a union. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
April 8, 2021
Dr. Meredith Rawls, astronomy research scientist, discusses the issue of space debris. Engadget
April 8, 2021
Katherine Munoz-Castano, a first year student pursuing a double major in Art and Cinema + Media Studies and a recipient of the Crabby Beach foundation Art Scholarship, is interviewed about her time at the UW. School of Art + Art History + Design
April 8, 2021
Dr. Emily M. Bender, a professor of linguistics, discusses the potential effects of natural language processing technology. The Daily
April 8, 2021
Alexes Harris, Presidential Term Professor and Professor of Sociology, writes about the possibility of repaying people with now-voided drug convictions. Crosscut
April 8, 2021
Maya Angela Smith, associate professor of French and Italian studies, discusses the African American roots of the sea chantey. Zocalo Public Square

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