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March 2017

The Seattle Globalist, founded at the UW, reports on pressing political and social issues through the lens of diverse contributors. 
Founded 100 years ago with two faculty, the UW Department of Psychology—and the field of psychology—has come a long way. 
UW senior Rhoya Sarikhani Selden explored her Persian heritage in a play that celebrates Iranian Americans from diverse backgrounds. 
A Suzzallo Library exhibit created by history grad student Jessica Bachman highlights Cold War-era cultural ties between India and the USSR. 

January 2017

Sandra Leyva and Shawn Goicoechea (both BA, 2008) have used unorthodox methods to build community in Arkansas. 
Susie Lee's (MFA, 2006) desire to make art accessible to more people led to Siren, an award-winning online dating app. 
Robert Stacey reminds us that higher education's fundamental purpose remains unchanged, even during turbulent times.
Meghan Peters (BA, 2008), who got her start at The Daily, is now developing strategic partnerships at Facebook.
Celeste Marion (BA, 2003) co-founded an innovative school for special education students in Cusco, Peru.
Langdon Cook (MFA, 1994) is an expert on the pleasures of foraging for food.

December 2016

Viola Miller, 8, opened her piggy bank to support penguin research.
Dean and Tomilynn McManus's gifts to the UW Costume Shop range from donating vintage clothing to establishing a support fund.
The History and Philosophy of Science program offers humanist insights on past and present scientific advancements.
Mary and Allan Kollar have combined their passions for writing and art through a graduate fellowship that honors both disciplines. 
UW Psychology researchers have developed a remarkably effective therapy for people at high risk for suicide or with other behavior disorders.
Economics alumni share their career knowledge and experience with students through the department's mentorship program.

November 2016

The Implicit Association Test reveals attitudes we may not be aware we have, even regarding Presidential candidates.
Professor Christopher Parker, who studies reactionary politics in America, weighs in on Trump and the Presidential race.
When the election's over and the dust clears, a panel of UW political science faculty will help make sense of it all on November 16.
Professor Emeritus David Thouless is the Physics Department's second Nobel Prize recipient. 
Mikayla Hall (2011), speechwriter for the House Republican Conference, got her start at the UW Speaking Center.
More than 2000 US citizens filed as Presidential candidates. Craig Tomashoff (1982) wanted to know why.
UW professor Margaret O'Mara offers historical context for the 2016 Presidential election.

September 2016

A UW anthropologist explores the potential impact of making PrEP, an HIV prevention drug, more available to teens.
Recent honors for Arts & Sciences faculty and staff.

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