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Perspectives Archive

October 2019

Dean Robert Stacey welcomes students to the new academic year and shares opportunities to explore in the College. 
Biology doctoral student Lyda Harris studies the environmental dangers of microplastics and advocates for reducing our use of plastics.
Comparative religion professor James Wellman explores the critical role of religion in politics. 
Linguistics professor Emily Bender explores the challenges involved when computers handle human language, and the ethical issues that can arise.

August 2019

Eight exceptional Arts & Sciences students have been selected as 2019 Dean's Medalists and Graduate Medalists.
Doctoral student Jared Canright is exploring the potential of virtual reality to explain physics concepts to UW undergraduates. 
In "Learning from Failure," a Law, Societies & Justice course, alumni share how they've overcome roadblocks on the way to successful careers.
For her research into 3D printing with clay, artist Timea Tihanyi collaborates with faculty and students across campus.  
In her book Beyond Guilt Trips, principal lecturer Anu Taranath discusses how travelers can respectfully explore other cultures.

June 2019

Yolanda Valencia (PhD, 2019) explores how undocumented immigrants thrive despite US policies. 
Dean Robert Stacey celebrates the College's 2018-2019 accomplishments.
To learn about health care, Thomas Khuu (BS, 2019) tried a little of everything at the UW.
Grecia Leal Pardo (BA, 2019) celebrates stories and storytelling. 
Ryan Robinson (BA, 2019) digs deep for archaeological research.
UW mentors inspired Deja Edwards (BA, 2019) to accomplish more than she'd ever imagined.
Four graduating seniors share the places that defined their UW experience. 

May 2019

A roundup of recent awards in the College of Arts & Sciences. 
Through a Simpson Center program, UW doctoral students explore the challenges and benefits of teaching at a two-year college.
Graduate students in applied mathematics bring their excitement to math events at K-12 schools. 
A new course highlights how disenfranchised communities created a distinctly American art form.
The Black Embodiments Studio examines how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through the arts.
“We want the arts to be part of the DNA of every student’s experience." – Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of the Arts. 

March 2019

Students in the Department of English have created an interactive map of site-specific poetry in Washington state.
The Southern Lushootseed language, once spoken where the UW now sits, is finding new speakers through a UW course.
The public may balk at the sharing of social media data, but social scientists use the information to understand our world.