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September 20, 2020
Scott Lemieux, political science lecturer, explains the implications of when governance norms are broken. NBC News
September 20, 2020
Anthony Greenwald, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, discusses how the Implicit Association Test can be used as an educational and informational tool for better understanding. King 5
September 19, 2020
The Seattle Times shares photos from a member preview event at the UW's Burke Museum. The museum opens to the public on Tuesday. The Seattle Times
September 18, 2020
"As I write, my city has been invaded. It is the month when Seattle weather normally gleams with clarity, yet my throat burns and the trees at the end of the block are being dissolved by a Martian haze. Across the street, my neighbor’s house appears as if in a grainy sepia photograph. I can only think that the atmosphere has materialized for us what an excess of carbon really feels like," writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies at the UW. The Global Policy Journal
September 17, 2020
"A recent survey of presidential deception found that all American presidents – from Washington to Trump – have told lies, knowingly, in their public statements. As a political philosopher, with a focus on how people try to reason together through political disagreement, I argue that not all lies are the same," writes Michael Blake, professor of philosophy and of public policy and governance at the UW. The Conversation
September 17, 2020
"One of us is a political scientist at the University of Washington, and the other is a former elections commissioner who now studies voting laws. We can explain why voter fraud is so rare – especially for mail-in ballots," write Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, and Charlotte Hill, of the University of California Berkeley. The Conversation
September 15, 2020
Louis Maliyam, ’21, came to the U.S. for computer science — and along the way discovered dance. University of Washington
September 15, 2020
Though Bill Gates Sr., may have graduated from the University of Washington nearly 70 years ago, in many ways he never really left. UW News
September 15, 2020
Megan Ming Francis, University of Washington associate professor of political science, has been named one of 12 grant-supported “Freedom Scholars” in a new $3 million initiative by the Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation, working together. Scholars are recognized for work “shifting the balance of power to families and communities that have been historically excluded from the resources and benefits of society.” UW News
September 14, 2020
A 6,600-word internal memo from a fired Facebook data scientist details how the social network knew leaders of countries around the world were using their site to manipulate voters — and failed to act. Katy Pearce, associate professor of communication at the UW, is quoted. Buzzfeed News
September 14, 2020
The unexpected atmospheric detection of phosphine, a smelly gas made by microbes on Earth, could spark a revolution in astrobiology. Michael Wong, a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Scientific American
September 13, 2020
Washington and Oregon rarely feature in presidential races. But as demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism have continued across the country, the Pacific Northwest — the site of some of the country’s largest and most persistent protests — has taken on a narrative role in the national campaign even as it remains an electoral backwater. Jacob Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
September 13, 2020
A National Science Foundation survey found that in 2016, scholars who identified as Black or African American were awarded just 6% of all doctorates in life sciences, and less than 3% of doctorates in physical and Earth sciences. Overt harassment and subtle intimidation during fieldwork compound the discrimination that Black scientists and those from other underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds already feel in academic settings. Christopher Schell, assistant professor of interdisciplinary arts and sciences at UW Tacoma, and Scott Freeman, principal lecturer emeritus in biology at the UW, are quoted. AP News
September 13, 2020
Smoke and fog shrouded the Puget Sound region as fires continued to burn throughout the West Sunday morning, adding a new layer of anxiety and distress to a summer of pandemic, civil unrest and economic decline. Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times
September 13, 2020
"How a society handles disasters says a lot about its resilience, character and governance capacities. Disasters can foster paranoia or encourage solidarity. They can bring the country together or tear it apart," write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
September 13, 2020
"Disasters can foster paranoia or encourage solidarity. They can bring the country together or tear it apart," write UW Professors' Nives Dolšak and Aseem Prakash. Forbes
September 11, 2020
Muslims and atheists in the United States are more likely than those of Christian faiths to experience religious discrimination, according to new research led by the University of Washington. The Washington Post
September 11, 2020
After 9/11, "Americans grew more suspicious of and outwardly hostile to Muslims. Research shows that these views increased in the years that followed. Our recently published paper in the Public Administration Review shows that — even 19 years later — public officials in the United States discriminate against Muslims," write Steven Pfaff, professor of sociology at the UW; Charles Crabtree of Dartmoth College; Holger L. Kern of Florida State University; and John B. Holbein of the University of Virginia. The Washington Post
September 10, 2020
Emeritus Professor Eric Adelberger, Professor Jens Gundlach, and Professor Blayne Heckel are the recipients of the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Department of Physics
September 10, 2020
It’s been almost two decades since the events of 9/11, yet we still live in their shadow. That era-defining terrorist assault on the United States prefigured a new age of military interventions abroad and surveillance powers and security protocols at home. The advent of the “war on terror” saw U.S. forces deployed across a wide arc of the planet, from West Africa to the Middle East, in an avowed worldwide campaign against Islamist militancy. Daniel Bessner, associate professor of international studies at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post
September 10, 2020
Three physics professors at the UW have been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in physics. Forbes
September 10, 2020
Researchers at the UW, working on the understanding of gravity, have been awarded the Breakthrough Prize in fundamental physics. GeekWire
September 10, 2020
Three UW physics professors have won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Physics. UW News
September 9, 2020
The CDC this week adjusted its guidance for coronavirus exposure to say people without symptoms “do not necessarily need a test.” Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, is quoted. The Hill
September 9, 2020
The Department of English has introduced its new "Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series, a series of podcasts and YouTube videos, and Devin Naar, UW professor of history and Jewish studies and chair of the Jackson School’s Sephardic Studies Program was a guest on two podcasts. UW News

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