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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
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

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