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May 5, 2021
When you’re estranged from a parent — or have lost a parent, or are coping with infertility — holidays such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can bring up a range of complicated emotions. Not everyone wants reminders of those holidays constantly showing up in their inbox either. So several brands have taken the initiative by offering customers the option of opting out of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day emails. Kristina Scharp, assistant professor of communication at the UW, is quoted. Yahoo! Life
May 4, 2021
Daniel Promislow, professor of biology, explains the insights into longevity we can get from dogs. Knowable Magazine
May 4, 2021
W. Royal Stokes, who received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1958 and a master’s degree in classics in 1960 from the University of Washington and later taught classics at the UW, has passed away. The Washington Post
May 4, 2021
Racial covenants prohibited people of certain races, nationalities and religions from living in Seattle neighborhoods. A recently passed bill provides funding for the UW to search for these covenants and notify property owners. James Gregory, professor of history at the UW, is mentioned. KOMO-AM
May 4, 2021
Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, says that even if we never reach herd immunity, dealing with COVID-19 will become more manageable with time. KPTV-TV
May 3, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a Sports & Civil Rights History Panel, Drive-In at On the Boards, and more. UW News
May 3, 2021
The pandemic saw a spike in xenophobia against Asians. Digital artist Chanee Choi, a doctoral student in digital arts and experimental media at the UW, decided to fight back in a way only she could. Wired
May 3, 2021
A bill state lawmakers passed this month directs UW and Eastern Washington University to search for racial covenants in home deeds and notify property owners when their homes are affected. James Gregory, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
May 3, 2021
More than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable — at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times
May 3, 2021
Scientists researching nine binary star systems — like our solar system but with two suns — have revealed that five have “habitable zones” that could host Earth-like planets. Siegfried Eggl, a research scientist in astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Forbes
May 1, 2021
Imagine a world where high-speed internet blankets every corner of the globe, transforming the way people access health care, education and entertainment. That’s the promise of up-and-coming satellite broadband — an ambitious and controversial plan to connect far reaches of the planet. Saadia Pekkanen, professor of international studies at the UW, is interviewed on the “2025: Tomorrow, Today” podcast. GeekWire
May 1, 2021
As a group, Asian Pacific Islander Americans contain multitudes: East Asians, South Asians, Polynesians, Micronesians, Melanesians. We come from wildly different regions and distinct cultural backgrounds. How did we get grouped together in the first place? And will we always remain this way? Rick Bonus, professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted. Popsugar
April 30, 2021
"Bill Gates has published an important book on an urgent topic, How to Avoid Climate Disaster. It’s mostly about energy, as it needs to be, so I want to discuss it," writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies at the UW. The Global Policy Journal
April 29, 2021
Washington state Rep. Jesse Johnson, who majored in African American history when he attended the UW, explains his experience learning Black history in schools. Crosscut
April 29, 2021
Patricia Shehan Campbell, professor and chair of music education in the UW School of Music, has received a 2021 Golden Apple Award for her work on musical education. UW News
April 29, 2021
Randall LeVeque, professor emeritus of applied mathematics, and Julie Theriot, professor of biology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. UW News
April 29, 2021
Rachel Klevit, professor of biochemistry, Randall LeVeque, professor emeritus of applied mathematics, and Julie Theriot, professor of biology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. UW News
April 29, 2021
Fighters in Burkina Faso are putting their faith in traditional spiritual practices to protect them as attacks linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State ravage the West African nation, killing thousands and displacing more than 1 million people. Daniel Hoffman, professor of international studies at the UW, is quoted. AP News
April 28, 2021
The UW has been ranked as the number 4 highed education institution in the United States in terms of total economic impact created as a result of federal research expenditures. UW News
April 28, 2021
Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science, is quoted in this article discussing whether the Democratic party should focus on race or class when trying to build support. The New York Times
April 28, 2021
Biologist Joanne Chory has laid out a vision for a new kind of agriculture. She wants to create “ideal plants” — crops like wheat or rice that are bred to store huge amounts of carbon in their roots. They could pull as much as 20% of the carbon dioxide emitted by humans out of the atmosphere each year. UW biology professor Jennifer Nemhauser is quoted. The Washington Post
April 28, 2021
There’s a developmental reason behind children’s obsession with rules. Stephanie Thompson, a research scientist at the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being, is quoted. The New York Times
April 28, 2021
"Biden’s credibility [on climate] with the international audience depends on whether he can show a domestic policy pathway to the promised 50% reduction. Moreover, he needs to make sure that the climate targets do not get tied to other issues that might invite strong domestic opposition," write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
April 28, 2021
Glennys Young, professor of history and of international studies at the UW, writes of sanctions against Russia, "But are they the United States’ best option if the goal is, as Biden has put it, to avoid a 'cycle of escalation and conflict with Russia' and instead to create a 'stable, predictable relationship'? ... My answer is sanctions aren’t the only option. The U.S. needs to offer Russia positive incentives, too." The Seattle Times
April 27, 2021
The story of the U.S. population is one of fluidity. Of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, more than half jumped ahead or fell behind others this year, despite state population totals that showed the nation’s slowest population growth since the 1930s. James Gregory, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post

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