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February 19, 2021
Facebook’s “fight with Australia is again raising debate around social media networks’ enormous control over people’s access to information ... My research in the history of international media politics has shown that a handful of rich countries have long exerted undue influence over how the rest of the world gets its news,” writes Vanessa Freije, assistant professor of international relations at the UW. The Conversation
February 18, 2021
Ian Kretzler, a Ph.D. anthropology graduate, and Samson Jenekhe, professor of chemical engineering and chemistry, have been recently awarded honors. UW News
February 18, 2021
A new novel by Zoe Mikuta, a junior studying English, is being released this Spring. The Daily
February 18, 2021
Mary Callahan, associate professor of international studies at the UW, says that there hasn’t been significant opposition to military leadership in Myanmar within the officer ranks in 50 years. [This is an NPR broadcast on KUOW] KUOW-FM (Seattle, WA)
February 18, 2021
In a ceremony, Homeland Security gave ancient coins to the UW. UW classics professor Sarah Stroup talks about how impactful it is to be able to show students coins that are 3,000 years old. KOMO 4
February 18, 2021
A new study says that carbon emission cuts need to be about 80% more ambitious to stay below 2 degrees Celsius global warming — considered a threshold for climate stability and climate-related risks such as excessive heat, drought, extreme weather and sea level rise. The UW's Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics, and Pieran Lu, a doctoral student in statistics, are quoted. Yahoo! Style
February 18, 2021
Homeland Security agents transferred ancient coins seized at the Canadian border to the University of Washington on Thursday. UW classics professor Sarah Stroup and Sandra Kroupa, UW Libraries’ book arts and rare books curator, are interviewed. Kiro7
February 18, 2021
A new zine from the Henry Art Gallery features the writers, poets, and artists from the Washington Corrections Center for Women. The Daily
February 17, 2021
Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, says too much screen time in the COVID-19 era may have led to the proliferation of conspiracy theories, especially among “QAnon yoga moms.” [This clip teases a later story in which O’Mara is not interviewed] KUOW-FM (Seattle, WA)
February 17, 2021
This week at the UW, attend the Katz Distinguished Lecture, the 2021 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival with Ted Poor and Cuong Vu, and more. UW News
February 17, 2021
“Watching the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, an epochal event in U.S. history, I could not take my eyes from the rostrum. Though attentive to the words being spoken, with their pointed meaning and sharp emotion, I could not unseize my view from the polished stone wall that framed every speaker. It was — and is — as arresting as anything said during this extraordinary, profoundly disturbing trial,” writes Scott Montgomery, lecturer of international studies at the UW. Global Policy Journal
February 17, 2021
UW student Zoe Mikuta’s first book, “Gearbreakers,” is set to come out June 29. Mikuta has sold the film rights to “Gearbreakers,” and she’s currently working on its sequel, due out in 2022. Shawn Wong, professor of English at the UW, is quoted. IE Examiner
February 16, 2021
Ashleigh Theberge, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Jodi Young, an assistant professor in the School of Oceanography, have been named 2021 Sloan Fellows. UW News
February 16, 2021
Anand Yang, professor of history, and Patricia Shehan Campbell, professor of music education and ethnomusicology, have both authored new books. UW News
February 16, 2021
The Cowlitz County Youth Services Center in Longview, WA — one of the last detention centers in the country that holds undocumented immigrant youth — has moved to terminate its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Angelina Godoy, professor of law, societies and justice at the UW and director of the UW Center for Human Rights, is mentioned. Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 16, 2021
Any parent doing the hard work to teach their kids about the dangers of racism must also look inward. All of us have internal biases that manifest both implicitly and explicitly and, if we’re not careful, we may be subtly influencing our children to have those biases, too. A UW study is referenced. Yahoo! Life
February 16, 2021
Google, Facebook and others promise more flexibility to work from home. But they’re charging ahead with plans for more offices. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. Wired
February 16, 2021
The Republican Party’s most-Trump and pro-Trumpism contingent and the forces in the party pushing its growing radical and antidemocratic tendencies are often not national Republicans, but those at the local and state levels. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. FiveThirtyEight
February 16, 2021
“I caught the live telecast [of the presidential inauguration] just as Amanda Gorman was set to recite her soul-stirring poem ‘The Hill We Climb.’ As she took the stage, radiant in her bright yellow jacket and red headpiece, the morning’s frustrations began to recede. And when she gifted us her words, I could feel the nation let out a collective sigh of relief after four years of weathering trauma,” writes Maya Smith, associate professor of French and Italian studies at the UW. Yes! Magazine
February 16, 2021
"Descendance," an exhibition by 2021 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency and film-based multidisciplinary artist Ariel René Jackson, is on display at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. The Daily
February 16, 2021
Of the two sides in the conflict over India's new farm laws, Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, write, “Neither camp offers any solution to the most crucial challenge: ensuring that the Green Revolution belt farmers grow less rice, which is economically and ecologically problematic.” Forbes
February 12, 2021
There’s a sense of disbelief that a president could foment a riot at the Capitol to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, and yet his party remains reluctant to hold him to account. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, isn’t the least bit surprised. The Seattle Times
February 12, 2021
“Has a bloc of voters emerged that is not only alien to the American system of governance but toxic to it?” writes columnist Thomas B. Edsall. A study by Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, and Rachel Blum of the University of Oklahoma is quoted. The New York Times
February 12, 2021
The pledges countries made to reduce emissions as part of the 2015 Paris agreement are woefully inadequate, and the world must nearly double its greenhouse gas-cutting goals to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change, according to research published Tuesday. Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics at the UW, is quoted. The Washington Post
February 12, 2021
Amid an acrid national controversy, the CDC proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. The New York Times

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