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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. UW News
April 21, 2021
Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom has released a new paper discussing how scientific communication has the potential to spread misinformation. UW News
April 21, 2021
Many people across the country felt relief Tuesday as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges brought against him for the murder of George Floyd. But many also felt conflicted about what the moment meant to them. Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, is interviewed. KUOW
April 21, 2021
One day after a Minneapolis police officer was convicted in the death of George Floyd, Seattle’s Community Police Commission has launched a new website that aims to keep the public informed about efforts to reform the Seattle Police Department. Alexes Harris, professor of sociology at the UW, is interviewed. KOMO News
April 21, 2021
Sophia Carey, a junior majoring in English and comparative history of ideas and minoring in theatre studies, was awarded the Beinecke Scholarship. Undergraduate Academic Affairs
April 19, 2021
Two books published by the University of Washington Press are featured on this book list of books showing the ways that Asian Americans have organized. NBC News
April 19, 2021
Christopher Parker, professor of political science at the UW, talks about whether this historical moment will result in progress when it comes to racial justice. KIRO 7 News
April 19, 2021
Testing is still a valuable tool in our COVID-19 prevention toolkit, but the technologies and motivations behind it are shifting. We’ll also have to shift our understanding of test results and metrics. A tool developed by the UW's Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, and Ryan McGee, a graduate student in biology, are quoted. Slate
April 19, 2021
Carl Bergstrom, biology professor, explains that Easter travel will likely not bring the same surge in cases as past holiday season travel. The New York Times
April 17, 2021
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has a new group called the Functional Federalism Working Group. Its name suggests that the group is meant to redress an imbalance of power between Biden’s presidency and state governments, a majority of which are dominated by conservatives. Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science at the UW, is quoted. Mother Jones
April 17, 2021
Seattle’s Sam Clover is a digital sculptor, known as Planttdaddii, who was struggling to pay her bills as a working artist. But in October, she started selling some of her colorful, ethereal digital art work as NFTs. James Coupe, associate professor of digital arts and experimental media at the UW, is quoted. Kiro Radio
April 16, 2021
The Jackson School of International Studies is collaborating with the US Army War College on an initiative including workshops, courses, and more. The Daily
April 16, 2021
Astronomers wax romantic talking about the joys of traveling to remote places to observe the heavens. With today's technology, those kinds of trips are less and less necessary. What is gained and what is lost? Emily Levesque, associate professor of astronomy at the UW, is interviewed. Constant Wonder
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

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