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November 19, 2020
A new exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, Plural Possibilities & The Female Body, will explore femininity and "allow persons who view themselves as feminine to recognize their presence in a diverse array of art." The Daily
November 19, 2020
Scientists are finding that some percentage of tropical forests may hold up under global warming — if they’re not cut down. Abigail Swann, associate professor of atmospheric sciences and of biology at the UW, is quoted. National Geographic
November 19, 2020
One of the last things that Lilienne Shore Kilgore-Brown did during her senior year of high school before the pandemic was travel to Olympia, the capital of Washington, to advocate for state-wide comprehensive sex education. In March, the Washington state legislature passed the legislation that Kilgore-Brown and her peers had advocated for. Nicole McNichols, associate teaching professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted. Teen Vogue
November 19, 2020
“The Bezos Earth Fund (BEF) is giving away $791 million to support climate action. Much of this money will go to well-established NGOs ... Yet, if BEF wants to change climate action’s playbook, it needs a new theory of change that tackles the key barrier to climate action. Funding these NGOs does not achieve this objective,” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
November 19, 2020
The 2020 census has been subject to court fights, shifting deadlines and pandemic-related process adjustments. Sara Curran, director of the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, explains the developments with this year’s count. UW News
November 19, 2020
Victoria Lawson, professor in the Department of Geography, director of the Honors Program, and adjunct professor of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies discusses social care and racial justice. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
November 19, 2020
“The Bezos Earth Fund (BEF) is giving away $791 million to support climate action. Much of this money will go to well-established NGOs ... Yet, if BEF wants to change climate action’s playbook, it needs a new theory of change that tackles the key barrier to climate action. Funding these NGOs does not achieve this objective,” write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
November 18, 2020
Chipmunk-like animals that lived among the dinos appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Luke Weaver, a graduate student in biology, is interviewed on the “60-Second Science” podcast. Scientific American
November 18, 2020
The Burke Museum has received an Award of Honor for its architecture. Archinect News
November 18, 2020
This week at the UW, attend a lecture on the history and memory of the Holocaust in the U.S.S.R. and get suggestions for what to read, watch, and listen to at home. UW News
November 18, 2020
The UW has started offering a new STEM minor in data science, one of the first universities in the country to do so. Ben Marwick, an associate professor of archeology and director of the new data science minor, is quoted. UW News
November 18, 2020
The Black Embodiments Studio will begin a residency at the UW's Jacob Lawrence Gallery that will continue for the next two years. Dr. Kemi Adeyemi, assistant professor of gender, women, & sexuality studies and BES founder and director, is interviewed. The Daily
November 18, 2020
The UW Libraries has greatly expanded its online resources, opening access to more than 250,000 new e-resources, in a time in which digital connection is more important than ever. UW News
November 18, 2020
Helen Noyes (BA, Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1969), discusses how her degree led to a career in the CIA. University of Washington
November 17, 2020
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ initial round of nearly $800 million in climate-focused grants and investments aims to tackle emissions from the transportation, industrial and agriculture sectors, protect forests and other ecosystems, and address environmental justice and racial equity issues. More than half of the total first round of funds is going to major advocacy groups. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. S&P Global
November 17, 2020
In this conversation, Associate Professor of political science and Adjunct Professor of law, societies Megan Ming Francis talks about mentorship, understanding the immense structures that shape our democracy and lives, asking important questions of our institutions and ourselves with the intention of making both better. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
November 16, 2020
KNKX presented an exclusive live-streamed Studio Session with the Marc Seales Group from The Forum at Town Hall Seattle on Nov. 14, hosted by KNKX jazz ambassador Abe Beeson. Seales is a professor of jazz piano at the UW. KNKX
November 15, 2020
Drinks on tap, rock-climbing walls, gourmet cafeterias — perks are a hallmark of many desirable workplaces. But when workers are not in the office to actually enjoy them, companies are being forced to reevaluate their incentives and work culture. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. BBC
November 13, 2020
"Combating the pandemic will be President-elect Joe Biden’s top priority upon taking office. Biden will simultaneously focus on reviving the United States’ economy and restoring jobs. Prioritizing trade and restoring U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific region must be part of this recovery agenda," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. David Bachman, professor of international studies at the UW, is referenced. The Seattle Times
November 13, 2020
“The concept of ‘pay equity’ doesn’t just demand equal pay for women doing the same work as men, in the same positions. Such efforts, while worthwhile, ignore the role of occupational segregation in keeping women’s pay down: There are some jobs done mostly by women and others that are still largely the province of men. The latter are typically better paid,” writes Anna Louie Sussman. Michael McCann, professor of political science at the UW, is referenced. New York Times
November 12, 2020
In this lecture and follow-up conversation, distinguished teaching awardee and Professor of sociology Alexes Harris shares her research into how people’s interactions with institutions — like the criminal justice system — shape the outcomes of people’s lives. She delves into how those outcomes are different based on a person’s race and ethnicity, gender, income bracket and other identities people hold. Harris also talks about being born and raised in Seattle and how she got to be able to share her research with policy makers, legislators, judges and community members so her scholarship can contribute to a more equitable criminal justice system. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
November 12, 2020
In her recent campus tours interview with Honors Director Vicky Lawson, Talia Kertsman ('22, geography; community, environment & planning with Honors) shines light on Dr. Lawson's research, consortium building and values, also delving into what makes the Honors community so vital at our public University. UW Honors
November 12, 2020
Honors Peer Educator Zoe Mertz felt more engaged than ever by this year’s online Global Challenges event, saying: "I really appreciated the range of knowledge and disciplinary experience the speakers brought to the conversation; and the topic felt immediate and relevant to students in all disciplines." A video recording of Drs. Bushnell, Spigner and Koutnik's Nov. 12 discussion on communicating crises across a divided public is available to view and to share. UW Honors
November 12, 2020
In some ways, you might think that COVID-19 would be a boon for people who relish alone time or who worry in social situations, but as a clinical psychologist, I’m noticing that despite socializing less, many of my clients are stressing more about connecting, writes Jenny Taitz. Marsha Linehan, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is referenced. The New York Times
November 12, 2020
This week at the UW, listen to a faculty Beethoven trio and lectures by Rick Steves. UW News

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