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April 16, 2021
Over 700 people have died during pro-democracy protests following a coup in Myanmar on February 1st. Mary Callahan, associate professor of international studies at the UW, is interviewed. BBC News
April 16, 2021
Any Star Wars fan will recognize an iconic shot of two suns glowing in the skies of Tatooine — Luke Skywalker’s home planet. But new research shows this strange world isn’t as far from reality as you might think. Siegfried Eggl, a research scientist in astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Metro
April 15, 2021
MFA in directing candidate Kristie Post Wallace's thesis production of "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" is a "graceful piece of art which made connecting with the story a piece of cake." The Daily
April 15, 2021
Moon-Ho Jung, a professor in the department of history, discusses anti-Asian racism. The Daily
April 15, 2021
James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed about President Biden's announcement to pull troops out of Afghanistan. KOMO-AM
April 15, 2021
"The problem with pretext traffic stops is that when police use their discretion to decide who to pull over, they disproportionately pull over Black drivers more than white drivers, particularly within predominantly Black communities. As a result, Black drivers are searched 1.5 to 2 times as often as white drivers. The practice of pretext traffic stops allows police to surveil communities of color, over-patrol them, and pull people over," writes Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW. Vox
April 15, 2021
Though COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out and some restrictions are easing, experts warn that some may feel anxious or fearful about a "return to normal." Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed. King 5 Early Morning news
April 14, 2021
This week at the UW, attend the first art graduation exhibition, a talk entitled Filming Ethnographic Textures: Representing the Atmospheric Politics of Peruvian Cultural Practices, and more. UW News
April 14, 2021
James Tweedie, professor of cinema and media studies, has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. UW News
April 14, 2021
Thanks to nostalgia, the literary legacy of the USSR has a long afterlife in India. Jessica Bachman, a UW doctoral student in history, is quoted. Atlas Obscura
April 14, 2021
Jared Mace, a design student at the UW, is uplifting spirits by including an inspirational message with each coffee purchase at a cafe in Edmonds. KGW-TV
April 14, 2021
Valerie Curtis-Newton misses live theater. The head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington School of Drama and the founding artistic director for Seattle-based theater company The Hansberry Project, Curtis-Newton is firm in this belief: The magic of theater is untranslatable to another medium. The Seattle Times
April 14, 2021
The debate over the habitability of Venus continues to burn as hot as the planet’s scorching temperatures. Michael Wong, a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy at the UW, is quoted. Inverse
April 13, 2021
Jake Grumbach, political science professor, discusses the state of police reform in the United States. Aljazeera
April 13, 2021
Scientists are struggling to explain why the gray whale population plummeted by nearly a quarter between 2016 and 2020. Sue Moore, affiliate professor of biology and of aquatic and fishery sciences, is quoted. National Geographic
April 12, 2021
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery has started accepting applications for its 2021 BIPoC Graduate Student Curatorial Fwlloeship, which supports students in curating their own show at the gallery. The Daily
April 12, 2021
The UW's womens studies program has celebrated its 50th anniversery. Professor and department chair Shirley J. Yee and Mary Logan Rothschild, the first acting director of the program, discuss. The Daily
April 12, 2021
Two Yup'ik engineers, Christopher Egalaaq Liu and Lonny Alaskuk Strunk, who recieved his masters in computational linguistics from the UW, have worked on a new advanced Yugtun translation tool. KYUK
April 12, 2021
In the wake of a fatal shooting in Minneapolis as former police officer Derek Chauvin stands trial for George Floyd's death, Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, comments on the two events. KOMO 4 News
April 12, 2021
What does the state of Washington owe people who were convicted under a drug possession law that's been overturned? Alexes Harris, UW professor of sociology, is interviewed. KUOW
April 12, 2021
Two Yup’ik engineers are trying to push the Yugtun language into the future using technology. Their latest project opens the door for Yugtun autocorrect, grammar checkers and automatic subtitles on Yup’ik videos. Lonny Alaskuk Strunk developed the technology for Yugtun.com during his master’s program in computational linguistics at the University of Washington. KTOO
April 12, 2021
Republican efforts to stall President Joe Biden’s climate agenda are slowly beginning to take shape. The American Legislative Exchange Council, a membership organization for state lawmakers and industry representatives that is best known for drafting model bills that are then picked up by state legislatures, is also involved. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Grist
April 12, 2021
Mary Callahan, associate professor in the UW Jackson School of International Studies, is interviewed about the conflict in Myanmar, following her recent departure from the country. NPR
April 12, 2021
"Nomadland could provide a glimpse into future politics unless decarbonization processes are made equitable ... this is why 'just transition' policies should be a top political priority in climate policy design," write Nives Dolšak, professor of marine and environmental affairs at the UW, and Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW. Forbes
April 11, 2021
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, Republican of Washington, drew kudos from across the aisle last month when she questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet about the impact of their platforms on children. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review

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