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February 11, 2021
Quintard Taylor, professor emeritus of history and the founder of Blackpast.org , discusses the life and legacy of Horace Clayton and his wife, Susie Revels. Crosscut
February 11, 2021
Professor of biology Carl Bergstrom is featured in this article for his popular course "Calling BS: Data Reasoning in a Digital World." The Hechinger Report
February 11, 2021
There’s something both ancient and otherworldly about the stunning new sculpture that recently landed on the University of Washington campus. “The Seated IV,” by Nairobi-born and Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu, is a 7-foot-tall, cast-bronze female figure in a regal pose, as if on a throne. Shamim Momin, director of curatorial affairs at the UW’s Henry Art Gallery, is quoted. Crosscut
February 10, 2021
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was the top American philanthropist in 2020, giving away $10.1 billion to nonprofit efforts associated with climate change and education, according to a ranking released this week by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Bezos, ranked second on the list with donations to a wide array of non-profits that totaled $5.7 billion. The UW's Ed Lazowska, professor of computer science and engineering, and Margaret O'Mara, professor of history, are quoted. GeekWire
February 10, 2021
Optimism is tempered by the fact that while case numbers have been decreasing steadily, they are still much higher than they were during the first wave. And looming over all the recent progress is the threat of more contagious coronavirus variants that are already spreading rapidly in the U.S. — along with concerns that variants could pose problems for the current round of vaccines. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. NBC News
February 10, 2021
Seven UW scientists were included on Cell Mentor's list of 1,000 inspiring Black scientists, including postdoctoral chemistry fellow Tam’ra-Kay Francis and Assistant Professor of mathematics Bobby Wilson. UW News
February 9, 2021
“How do we atone for the worst thing we’ve ever done?” That is the question at the heart of the podcast “Making Amends,” which features men serving time in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Steve Herbert, professor of law, societies and justice and of geography at the UW, brought together a group of men at the prison for a class on atonement with the goal of creating a podcast. Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 9, 2021
The Daily reviews Meklit's Meany on Screen performance, which highlights the "power of folk music...from the many voices that are contained in one piece". The Daily
February 9, 2021
“If history is any guide, the next act of Jeff Bezos, the man who turned a crazy-at-the-time idea to sell books over the internet into a $1.67 trillion behemoth, could be more consequential than the last,” writes Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW. The New York Times
February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, says he thinks it's likely that the Senate will acquit former President Trump, but it depends on the evidence presented over the course of the trial. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, talks about why the impeachment trial is unprecedented. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed about what to expect from the impeachment trial. King 5 Early Morning News
February 9, 2021
One of the first actions by President Biden after his inauguration was bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate agreement. A new study from a researcher at the University of Washington shows people how much more we will have to do, to meet the goals in that accord. Adrian Raftery, a professor of statistics, is quoted. KNKX
February 9, 2021
A family discovered a mammoth tooth on Camano Island while walking on the beach. The discovery was confirmed by the Burke Museum. The Great Courses Daily
February 9, 2021
Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics, and Peiran Liu, doctoral student in statistics, have co-authored a new study that found that the planet has a less than 5% chance of staying within the goal of 2 degrees Celcius warming this century. UW News
February 9, 2021
Devin Naar, professor of history and Jewish studies, Melia Watras, professor of music, and Ted Poor, assistant professor of drums, have all received honors for their work recently. UW News
February 9, 2021
This week at the UW, join Deborah Willis for the Monsen Photography Lecture, attend the 2021 Critical Issues series, and more. UW News
February 9, 2021
Assistant Professor of chemistry Alexandra Velian has been named a Cottrell Scholars by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, receiving $100,000 for the continuation of her research and educational accomplishments. Department of Chemistry
February 8, 2021
Cowlitz County Superior Court’s judges are ending the last contract in the U.S. to house unaccompanied immigrant youth in a facility for more than 72 hours. The judges’ decision, announced Feb. 5, ends the county’s controversial contract with Immigration Customs and Enforcement to hold juveniles at the local youth facility. A report by the UW's Center for Human Rights is referenced. The Daily News
February 8, 2021
Miguel Morales, professor of physics, has authored a new series on quantum mechanics for a general audience. UW News
February 8, 2021
Five months after findings pointing to life floating in the clouds of Venus, scientists are not quite sure what to make of the data and what it might mean. It might spur a renaissance in the study of Venus, which has largely been overlooked for decades. It could point to exotic volcanism and new geological puzzles. It could indeed be aliens. Or it could be nothing at all. Victoria Meadows, professor of astronomy, is quoted. New York Times
February 7, 2021
Some of Island County’s best-known climate activists are young, including members of the South Whidbey–based United Student Leaders. But in this retirement destination, where a quarter of the residents are over 65, there are plenty of elders who share the teenagers’ planetary worries. Richard Gammon, professor emeritus of chemistry at the UW, is quoted. Herald Net
February 7, 2021
Just as the United States seems to have emerged from the worst of a surge in coronavirus cases that ravaged the country for months and peaked after Americans crowded indoors for the winter holidays, public health officials are concerned about another potential superspreader date: Super Bowl Sunday. Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. New York Times
February 6, 2021
“So what to do about the collateral damage that sometimes occurs when social media amplifies lies and fringe ideas through its use of algorithms? Thus far, the solutions that lawmakers and pundits have advanced are heavy-handed and often centered on the outright ban of innovative technology. They run the risk of making mis/disinformation and conspiracy theories worse,” write the UW’s James Long, associate professor of political science, and Victor Menaldo, professor of political science. Venture Beat
February 5, 2021
The Scandinavian Studies department at the University of Washington, the country's largest, is highlighted in this article about the history of Seattle's Norwegian American community. Forbes

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