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December 20, 2020
Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, explains recent protests by Indian farmers. Forbes
December 19, 2020
Dozens of Seattle theater leaders have been meeting for months, aiming to overhaul everything — boards, audiences, casting and more — to create an anti-racist future. It's groundbreaking work that might set a standard that can be exported to other arts disciplines and sectors. Director Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington’s School of Drama, is quoted. The Seattle Times
December 19, 2020
In late May, just a few days after the killing of George Floyd, a group of Seattle theater leaders met on Zoom to talk about what they should do. They were beginning a process to overhaul the entire ecology of their field, at every level — casting, staffing, fundraising, boards, tech crews, audiences, everything — and inject anti-racism into its DNA. Valerie Curtis-Newton, professor of directing and acting at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
December 17, 2020
Daniel Kuo-Ching Chen, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle, signed a memorandum of understanding of cooperation with UW President Ana Mari Cauce on Dec. 8. Based on the memorandum, the Taiwan government provided $1.8 million for the UW to strengthen its Taiwan studies program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and launch a Taiwan arts and culture program. Northwest Asian Weekly
December 17, 2020
A trove from a Portuguese trading ship that sank in 1533 preserved genetic traces of whole elephant lineages that have vanished from West Africa. Sam Wasser, research professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
December 17, 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 17, 2020
On Wednesday, several of Timnit Gebru's former colleagues wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking that she be reinstated, saying her departure has "had a demoralizing effect on the whole of our team." Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted. NPR
December 16, 2020
Some hope is on the horizon this week with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of course, it’s not a silver bullet in this pandemic. Certain groups of people remain especially vulnerable. They include detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. A report by the UW Center for Human Rights is mentioned. KUOW
December 16, 2020
Politicians have long used earmarks for police budgets as a way to make cannabis legalization more digestible to opponents. New Jersey's attempt to legalize in 2020 shows that is no longer working. Michele Cadigan, a doctoral student in sociology at the UW, is quoted. VICE
December 16, 2020
Election-related falsehoods have subsided, but misleading claims about the coronavirus vaccines are surging — often spread by the same people. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. New York Times
December 16, 2020
“[MacKenzie] Scott and [Jeff] Bezos are not impulsive philanthropists. Their advisors have pored over lots of data to identify the beneficiaries. Yet, they fund different causes and organizations. Why so and what does this reveal about their priorities?” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
December 16, 2020
Aseem Prakash, professor of political science, discusses the differences between MacKenzie Scott's and Jeff Bezos' philanthropic efforts. Forbes
December 15, 2020
Jonathan Kanter, director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection , offered UW News some suggestions for a healthy and, yes, happy, holiday season. UW News
December 15, 2020
If you've done a double-take over what appears to be a work of art on the side of a King County Metro bus recently, you didn't imagine it. Last week, the Henry Art Gallery in the University District launched their latest show, Set in Motion . This "city-wide" public art exhibition puts local and national artists' work on the side of various Seattle buses across the city. The Stranger
December 15, 2020
Oregon has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of any drug, and there’s a push in Washington to do the same. But what effect will that really have on arrests, prosecution and the War on Drugs? Temper your expectations, says Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology and of law, societies and justice at the UW. [This is the third segment of the Dec. 15 episode of “The Record.”] KUOW
December 15, 2020
Washington state’s Electoral College gave President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris their votes in Olympia today. James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. Q13 Fox
December 15, 2020
Jonathan Kanter, research associate professor of psychology and director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection, explains how to have a joyous holiday season amidst COVID-19. UW News
December 14, 2020
Here's a quick look at some giftworthy books and music created by UW faculty and staff in 2020, and a reminder of some recent favorites. UW News
December 14, 2020
See public a public art exhibition on the side of city buses, watch a talk about "Public Opnion and Polls in the 2020 Presidental Election, revisit Marc Seales Group's performance at Town Hall, and more! UW News
December 14, 2020
With one of the biggest gift-giving seasons upon us, here’s a quick look at some gift-worthy books and music created by University of Washington faculty and staff, and a reminder of some recent favorites. UW News
December 14, 2020
Family estrangement has long been a taboo topic. But that may be changing, as we see more and more research examining why and how estrangement happens. Kristina Scharp, assistant professor of communication at the UW, is interviewed. [This was broadcast on public radio stations nationwide.] WNYC Studios
December 14, 2020
“President-elect Biden’s July 2020 climate plan outlined a zero emission pledge. States, such as California and Washington, and companies, such as Microsoft and Google, have also announced net-zero emission pledges. But there is a catch,” write the UW’s Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs; Aseem Prakash, professor of political science; and Inhwan Ko, a doctoral student in political science. The Regulatory Review
December 11, 2020
Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, talks about the mental health challenges people are experiencing during the winter amidst the pandemic. [Segment begins at :25.] MyNorthwest
December 11, 2020
Angelina Godoy, director of the Center for Human Rights, explains how detainees are being held in close conditions despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Seattle Times
December 10, 2020
At its final colloquium, the Henry Art Gallery invites academics from the UW and other institutions "to think beyond species." The Daily

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