Together We Will - Coronavirus Response

Together We Will

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In the College of Arts & Sciences, we are committed to addressing the challenges of the moment through innovative research, teaching, and community engagement. Every day our faculty and students join together in this work for the good of our communities—whether they’re across the street or around the globe.

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Together We Will - Foster Community Engagement and Enrichment

June 6, 2021
The Henry Art Gallery is one of six Seattle-area arts organizations teaming up to host city-wide arts collaboration Murmurations this summer. The Stranger
May 20, 2021
From dragon ladies to geeky sidekicks, being Asian in America comes with complicated and contradictory expectations. Douglass Ishii, assistant professor of English at the UW, is interviewed on "Speakers Forum." [The interview with Ishii begins at 14:00] KUOW
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 4, 2021
This episode of King 5 evening news is hosted from the Burke Museum. King 5 News
February 2, 2021
On Feb. 5, Hồng-Ân Trương will speak as part of the Henry Art Gallery's Critical Issues Lecture Series. Trương utilizes a variety of media, from photography to sound and video to performance, focusing primarily on war, immigration and refugee narratives. International Examiner

Together We Will - Innovate and Adapt Teaching and Learning

June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020. University of Washington
June 7, 2021
UW Professors discuss their innovative adaptations to the challenges that remote learning has presented this past year. University of Washington
April 26, 2021
En el 2019, Toro ganó el premio Marsha L. Landolt, de la Universidad de Washington, donde trabaja desde 1994. El reconocimiento, que obtuvo por su capacidad pedagógica e interés en enseñar un área a la que muchos le temen, también la ubicó como una de las científicas colombianas más reconocidas y brillantes. (English translation: In 2019, Toro won the Marsha L. Landolt Award from the University of Washington, where she has worked since 1994. The recognition, which she obtained for her pedagogical ability and interest in teaching an area that many fear, also ranked her as one of the most... El Espectador
April 22, 2021
History Professor Margaret O’Mara explains how she plans on incorporating teaching techniques she developed during the pandemic into future curriculum. The Daily
March 5, 2021
Three Seattle universities, including the University of Washington, are uniting their undergraduate theatre programs in an artistic collaboration composed of two plays, which premiere on March 11. American Theatre

Together We Will - Expand Knowledge Through Research and Information

June 17, 2021
"On my Instagram account, where I frequently query people about their sexual ideas and attitudes, memes like 'Vaxxed and Waxed' and 'Hot Vax Summer' are flying. A lot of people, it seems, are ready to party. Can past catastrophes shed light on whether there will be a large rebound effect in people’s sexual behavior? Are we about to enter a Roaring 2021?" writes Nicole McNichols, associate teaching professor of psychology at the UW. The Conversation
June 9, 2021
As Congress considers expanding voting rights legislation and some Republican-led states restrict access to voting, faculty from institutions around the country are calling for national election standards. In an open letter on the New America website, a growing list of signatories — more than 175 as of June 8 — warns of the dire threat to democracy posed by efforts to curb voter access and alter election oversight. Jake Grumbach, an assistant professor of political science at the UW, explains the situation, which he says has reached "a crisis level." UW News
June 8, 2021
Shawn Wong, professor of English, has received the 2021 Stand UP Award from the Association of University Press. UW News
May 20, 2021
Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, discusses the end goal of COVID-19 management if herd immunity isn't achievable. The New York Times
May 20, 2021
The UW's Jevin West, associate professor in the Information School, and Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology, are studying how the publishing industry pushes misinformation, and how to make it better. Vice

Together We Will - Support our Community and One Another

May 19, 2021
After over a year of masking, social distancing and staying put, many vaccinated Americans are itching to go, well, anywhere. But with COVID-19 cases on the rise worldwide — and a grotesque, preventable disparity in vaccine distribution — what does safe and ethical travel look like? Anu Taranath, a teaching professor of English and Comparative History of Ideas at the UW, is quoted. Refinery29
May 18, 2021
Washington state is on track to fully reopen by June 30, and psychologists say some people are just not ready for that. Jane Simoni, professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed. King 5 News
May 6, 2021
Jerred Mace, an industrial design student in his third year, has founded the W/ Joy Project to spread joy through uplifting messages inside coffee sleeves. The Daily
March 24, 2021
"The past week carried a heavy tone that continues to add to the incremental accumulation of collective psychological trauma. As news seeped into my digital media feeds, I prepared myself for that cyclical pattern that many of us undergo when we encounter repeated instances of violence. We are made aware of our otherness and, in turn, feel the paranoia that follows," writes Oscar Rosales Castañeda, a lecturer in American ethnic studies at the UW. Real Change News
March 19, 2021
"If we can name physical attacks and deaths as racist violence, why can’t we name the system of racial capitalism that produces the economic precarity of living paycheck to paycheck an issue of violence, as well? Much of the mainstream focus on race and racial violence ignores the intersection of class," writes Linh Thủy Nguyễn, assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the UW. The Seattle Times