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November 4, 2020
An English professor’s story is honored, a Jackson School faculty member helps with research for a PBS show, and more. UW News
November 4, 2020
KNKX presents a Studio Session live from The Forum at Town Hall Seattle with the Marc Seales Group, hosted by KNKX jazz ambassador Abe Beeson on November 14, 7 PM PT. Marc Seales, professor of music in the Jazz Studies Program, is a noted pianist, composer and leading figure in the Northwest jazz scene. KNKX
November 4, 2020
It was 101 years ago that the American public was riveted by the health of the United States president. Woodrow Wilson was described on the Oct. 2, 1919, front page of The Spokane Chronicle as experiencing “restlessness.” It would take months before the public learned the 63-year-old had experienced a paralyzing stroke. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review
November 3, 2020
Teens at the Henry Teen Art Collective have created an exhibition of self-portraits to be displayed on the Henry’s website. The Daily
November 3, 2020
Mammals appear to have been social creatures much earlier than previously thought, according to U.S. paleontologists. The UW’s Luke Weaver, a graduate student in biology, and Gregory Wilson Mantilla, a professor of biology, are quoted. Cosmos Magazine
November 3, 2020
An acrimonious American presidential election isn’t anything new, scholars are quick to point out. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review
November 3, 2020
This week at the UW, listen to a discussion on global challenges, join the Herny Art Museum for a roundtable discussion, and more. UW News
November 3, 2020
A species of tiny mammals that lived among the dinosaurs might have led highly gregarious lives. Luke Weaver, a graduate student in biology at the UW, is quoted. Popular Science
November 3, 2020
A proposal introduced during Seattle City Council’s budget deliberations would allow judges and juries the option to dismiss misdemeanor crimes that were committed because of poverty or while a person was experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or substance-use disorder. Katherine Beckett, professor of sociology and of law, societies and justice, and Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, are quoted. The Seattle Times
November 2, 2020
Award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist La'Chris Jordan, (BA, Communications, 2001), tells a timely and personal story in her debut short film. UW Magazine
November 2, 2020
“Something I hear all the time is that those who are closest to the pain and to the solution are furthest from the power to make the change,” says De’Sean Quinn, a Tukwila City Councilmember. Viewpoint Magazine
November 2, 2020
“It’s important to take stock of what we’ve accomplished so we can remember that our collective activism, past and present, isn’t in vain,” says LaShawnda Pittman, an assistant professor of American Ethnic Studies. Viewpoint Magazine
November 2, 2020
“Institutions move slowly,” writes sociology professor Alexes Harris, guest editor of Viewpoint Magazine. “But we are at a moment for change and we need to apply and support constant pressure and expect certain outcomes.” Viewpoint Magazine
November 2, 2020
A new study led by paleontologists at the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture indicates that the earliest evidence of mammal social behavior goes back to the Age of Dinosaurs. The evidence lies in the fossil record of a new genus of multituberculate — a small, rodent-like mammal that lived during the Late Cretaceous of the dinosaur era — called Filikomys primaevus, which translates to “youthful, friendly mouse.” UW News
November 2, 2020
Julia-Grace Sanders (BA, Communications, 2017) discusses her experience as a journalist in Cambodia and the United States. Herald Net
November 2, 2020
Environmental groups have become some of the biggest spenders in U.S. politics this election. Washington is no exception. Aseem Prakash, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. KNKX
November 2, 2020
Many mammals work together in packs to stay alive. Since reptiles don’t do this, it seems likely the first mammals weren’t social creatures, raising the question of when this important trait arose. New evidence suggests it dates back to at least the late Cretaceous period. The UW’s Luke Weaver, a graduate student in biology, and Gregory Wilson Mantilla, a professor of biology, are quoted. IFL Science
November 1, 2020
The final days of campaign season come just as coronavirus infection rates rise, something that likely wouldn’t have a big impact on results in Washington with voters using an established mail-in system. In other states, it’s been a scramble to redesign voting systems and change voting behavior. James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. King5 News
November 1, 2020
There’s been a massive surge of voting, with less than 48 hours until Election Day. Right now, 72% percent of King County ballots are already in. James Long, associate professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Kiro7
October 31, 2020
During the pandemic, many people have leaned into art and hobbies to ease the stress of everyday life. For Chanhee Choi, a multidisciplinary interactive artist and Ph.D. candidate in the University of Washington Digital Arts and Experimental Media department, art became a way to reflect on her experience with discrimination and racism as a Korean in America during the pandemic. The Seattle Times
October 30, 2020
Graduates of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus have the highest starting salaries among colleges and universities in Washington, according to a SmartAsset study. Graduates from UW Seattle, Seattle University and UW Bothell were the only three to earn starting salaries above $60,000. UW President Ana Mari Cauce is quoted. Puget Sound Business Journal
October 30, 2020
Incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier is being challenged by Republican Jesse Jensen to represent the 8th Congressional District, east of Seattle. Unlike a lot of American politics in 2020, one big theme in the race is bipartisanship. But what does bipartisanship mean in a hyper-partisan age? Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed. KUOW
October 30, 2020
When people ask Lin Hongxuan why he studies the history of a community he’s not part of, his answer can be very simple: the history hasn’t been told. But there’s a more complicated answer, too. It’s dangerous for people within this particular community to tell their history. University of Washington
October 30, 2020
With Election Day less than a week away, the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday appeared virtually before a Senate panel where lawmakers grilled them over their influence in the election and a once-obscure law that has drawn criticism from Republicans and Democrats. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Spokesman-Review
October 30, 2020
Everyone seems divided on issues like race, identity, economics, law and order, and public health, and it feels like we’re fractured beyond repair. But take heed, worried nation, we’ve been here before. Sort of. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. The Seattle Times

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