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March 3, 2021
In testimony before the U.S. Senate banking committee on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell reiterated that the economy is “a long way from the Fed’s employment and inflation goals.” As Congress debates the next round of coronavirus relief funding, some prominent economists have raised concerns about its potential impact on inflation. Fabio Ghironi, professor of economics at the UW, is interviewed. Marketplace
March 3, 2021
The UW has been included on the list of universities that produced the most 2020-21 Fullbright students. This year alone, 24 UW students received Fullbright awards. UW News
March 2, 2021
Sam Colgan, junior majoring in English and Economics; Natasha Lavides, sophomore majoring in Psychlogy; and Nuria Alina Chandra, freshman majoring in biochemistry are the 2019-2020 UW President's Medalists. UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs
March 2, 2021
Squaxin artist Joe Seymour, who is preparing to teach a class on studio art and Indigenous culture for the UW, is featured in this article. The Olympian
March 2, 2021
Smadar Ben-Natan, a postdoctoral fellow in Israel studies in the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Holly Arsenault, director of engagement for the School of Drama, and José Alaniz, professor of Slavic languages and literatures have all recieved recent honors. UW News
March 2, 2021
This week at the UW, join music history Professor Dr. Anne Searcy for a lecture about the dance of Hamilton, and visit UW museums that have recently reopened. UW News
March 2, 2021
Jawbones and an assortment of teeth found in the Hell’s Creek formation of northeastern Montana are the oldest primate fossils ever discovered, according to newly published research. Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology and professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. Gizmodo
March 1, 2021
"In early February, The Seattle Times published a report that provides a preliminary glimpse at who has had access to the first set of COVID-19 vaccines that were doled out. As much as I want to tell myself that this is an incomplete picture and that the first set of vaccines is reflective of a strategy to inoculate first responders and medical personnel, I still feel that the preliminary rollout failed to address a key consideration: namely, the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on people of color and economically marginalized folks," writes Oscar Rosales Castañeda, a lecturer in American ethnic studies at the UW. The South Seattle Emerald
March 1, 2021
Biology professor Horacio de la Iglesia and biology postdoctoral researcher Leandro Casiraghi explain the results of their new study on the moon's effects on sleep. UW Magazine
March 1, 2021
UW scientists explain new developments in the field of quantum computing. UW Magazine
March 1, 2021
David Bonderman, who graduated in 1963 with a degree in Russian languages, is part-owner of the Kraken, Seattle's new hockey team. Another Husky, Ryan Minkoff, who graduated in 2015 with a BA in economics, has played for a professional hockey team in Finland. UW Magazine
March 1, 2021
Professor of Art History Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse explains what it's like to be a student in her class, Native Art of the Northwest Coast. UW Magazine
March 1, 2021
Do we apologize too much? Thirty-one per cent of British adults think so, according to a YouGov poll of more than 1,600 British people and 1,000 Americans. Dr. John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is quoted. The Telegraph
March 1, 2021
"Without the knowledge of [James] Webb’s silence at State and his participation in making psychological warfare a tool of the military industrial complex, perhaps our gratitude for his work was sufficient. With that knowledge, we think it is time to rename JWST [James Webb Space Telescope] because the name of such an important mission, which promises to live in the popular and scientific psyche for decades, is a reflection of our values," write Sarah Tuttle, assistant professor of astronomy at the UW; Chanda Prescod-Weinstein of the University of New Hamphsire; Lucianne Walkowicz of the Adler Planetarium; and Brian Nord of the University of Chicago. Scientific American
February 28, 2021
Elese Washines, who studied mathematics at the UW, is the current program manager for the Yakima Nation Higher Education Program and featured as one of the Yakima Herald's 39 under 39. The Yakima Herald
February 28, 2021
Devin Naar, professor of Sephardic studies and history and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish studies, explains the history for Seattle's Sephardic community of the recently demolished Seattle Curtain factory. Tablet
February 28, 2021
A bust of York, the only Black member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, has appeared in Mount Tabor Park in Portland. In an interview from the program "Oregon Experience: Searching for York," UW history professor Quintard Taylor talks about York’s role in the expedition. Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 27, 2021
It feels like the pandemic is changing everything, but as vaccine rollout progresses and we squint at what appears to be a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, the question to ask now is whether any real changes we’ve had to adopt during a year of pandemic life will stick around in the years to come. The UW’s Steve Goodreau, professor of anthropology, and Fabio Ghironi, professor of economics, are quoted. The Seattle Times
February 26, 2021
Deems Tsutakawa, a superb pianist who studied ethnomusicology at the UW, has passed away. The Seattle Times
February 26, 2021
Barbara Earl Thomas, who received both her BA and MA in art from the University of Washington, has an exhibition on display at the Seattle Art Museum. The Seattle Medium
February 26, 2021
Big Tech has used its power to control the field of AI ethics and avoid accountability. Now, the ouster of Timnit Gebru from Google is putting the movement for equitable tech in the spotlight. Emily M. Bender, professor of linguistics at the UW, is quoted. Fast Company
February 26, 2021
A study by Adrian Raftery, statistics professor, is cited in this article about how much global emissions must fall to halt climate change. The Washington Post
February 26, 2021
Despite the option of “extending the end of the day” with artificial lighting in highly urbanized Seattle, UW biology professor Horacio de la Iglesia said UW students slept shorter hours in the days before a full moon, as did indigenous Argentinans with no electricity. The Spokesman-Review
February 26, 2021
Giselle Wyers, chair of the Voice & Chorale departments explains how the UW Chorale has found an unlikely practice space in the campus parking garage. UW News
February 25, 2021
In a new study, a team of paleontologists analyzed tooth samples found in Montana and determined plesiadapiforms, an ancient taxon including primates’ oldest ancestor, likely emerged 65.9 million-years-ago and lived alongside dinosaurs. Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Burke Museum curator of vertebrate paleontology and professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. Inverse

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