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May 25, 2021
It is sometimes the first time Asian Americans experience racism: at school and, more specifically, in the school cafeteria. The experience has been dubbed the "lunchbox moment," when a child brings a lunch packed by their parents at home — a dish that may be from their cultural background. The UW's Michael Spencer, professor of social work, and Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies, are interviewed. King 5 News
May 25, 2021
More than 800 civilians in Myanmar have been killed by security forces since the February coup. Members of the U.N. Security Council were told Myanmar stands at the brink of state failure. Mary Callahan, associate professor of international studies at the UW, is interviewed. NPR
May 25, 2021
At least 15 states are trying to ban schools from teaching critical race theory and the 1619 Project. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The Guardian
May 25, 2021
Washington has enacted a number of police reforms since George Floyd was murdered one year ago. Among them is a mandatory 8-hour course, broken up into sessions, for police recruits on the history of racism and policing. Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, is mentioned. WBUR
May 25, 2021
Tony Geist, former chairman of UW Spanish and Portuguese Studies and founding director of the León Center discusses the lease renewal of the Center through 2025. UW News
May 25, 2021
Christopher Sebastian Parker, professor of political science, discusses what sparked the summer of social unrest. The Seattle Times
May 24, 2021
Ana Mari Cauce discusses the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. University of Washington Office of the President
May 24, 2021
Universal, Sony and Warner have paid out just a portion of the money they promised to give, VICE found — revealing a disconnect between how they’ve publicly characterized their donations and what’s really happening behind the scenes. Megan Ming Francis, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Vice
May 24, 2021
One year after the killing of George Floyd and the largely peaceful protests it spawned, the BLM movement has achieved mainstream recognition in the United States and beyond, with protests last summer hitting all seven continents. But the movement now faces the same challenge many grassroots efforts have: how to move beyond the recognition toward concrete solutions. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The Los Angeles Times
May 24, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a concert with the UW Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band, the MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, and more. UW News
May 21, 2021
Nania, a critically endangered forest elephant, became separated from her herd when she was only three months old, and ever since has been hand-reared by wildlife carers in her homeland, Burkina Faso. But now they are searching for her mother using DNA analysis of dung. Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW and director of the Center for Conservation Biology, is quoted. Independent
May 21, 2021
UW paleontology researchers discuss the changes their field has undergone during the COVID-19 pandemic. UW News
May 21, 2021
Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, talks about the sense of security and control people have gotten from wearing masks. KUOW-FM
May 20, 2021
Bryn Bandt-Law, UW researcher and graduate student in psychology, discusses her new research on sexual harassment. The Daily
May 20, 2021
Divisional dean of the arts and professor of dance and English Catherine Cole's new book "Performance and the Afterlives of Injustice" receives high praise from The Daily. The Daily
May 20, 2021
UW's K-Pop dance company, The Kompany, performed for the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration in May. Northwest Asian Weekly
May 20, 2021
Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, discusses the end goal of COVID-19 management if herd immunity isn't achievable. The New York Times
May 20, 2021
If you've ever wished you had an extra hand to accomplish a task, never fear, scientists are working on that. But a new study raises questions about how such technology could affect your brain. Dr. Eran Klein, affiliate assistant professor of philosophy at the UW, is quoted. Health Day
May 20, 2021
The Defense Innovation Unit, an organization within the U.S. Department of Defense focused on adopting commercial technology, is building an Uber-like app called “Gig Eagle” to match part-time service members possessing private sector experience with program managers. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. Vice
May 20, 2021
The UW's Jevin West, associate professor in the Information School, and Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, are studying how the publishing industry pushes misinformation, and how to make it better. Vice
May 20, 2021
Scott Radnitz, associate professor in the Jackson School of International Studies, discusses his new book, “Revealing Schemes: The Politics of Conspiracy in Russia and the Post-Soviet Region." UW News
May 20, 2021
From dragon ladies to geeky sidekicks, being Asian in America comes with complicated and contradictory expectations. Douglass Ishii, assistant professor of English at the UW, is interviewed on "Speakers Forum." [The interview with Ishii begins at 14:00] KUOW
May 19, 2021
This week at the UW, listen to the 2021 Samuel and Alethea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies, watch Rage by B. Dance, and more. UW News
May 19, 2021
HBO Max’s sci-fi series "Made for Love" reveals the dangers of a controversial new technology. Sara Goering, professor of philosophy at the UW, is quoted. Inverse
May 19, 2021
After over a year of masking, social distancing and staying put, many vaccinated Americans are itching to go, well, anywhere. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise worldwide — and a grotesque, preventable disparity in vaccine distribution — what does safe and ethical travel look like? Anu Taranath, a teaching professor of English and Comparative History of Ideas at the UW, is quoted. Refinery29

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