• Bending genres, breaking rules

    E.J. Koh’s debut novel affirms her place among powerful American storytellers. Shawn Wong, professor of English, is mentioned.

    04/07/2024 | University of Washington Magazine
  • Seattle Civic Poet Shin Yu Pai launches new public poetry project on April 1

    National Poetry Month takes place every year in April. Its purpose is to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry nationwide. This year, Seattle residents will have the privilege and pleasure of discovering, installed throughout various parts of the city, poems by local poets on topics of place and sustainability. Jayme Yen, former artist in residence in design at the UW, is mentioned.

    04/05/2024 | Northwest Asian Weekly
  • What the Sky Teaches Us

    Brittany Kamai, an astrophysicist with knowledge of Pacific Islanders' Indigenous navigation using the sky, is teaching a new UW course, Pacific Indigenous Astrophysics.

    April 2024 Perspectives
  • 5 Indigenous artists and scholars on Lily Gladstone, the Oscars and more

    Five local Native American artists and cultural workers shared their feelings about how Lily Gladstone’s Oscar nomination blazes a new path for Indigenous creatives as well as the racist tropes still targeting Native Americans in the media. Charlotte Coté, professor of American Indian studies, is interviewed.
    The Seattle Times
  • ‘On Our Terms’: Creating community based definitions for DEAI terms

    Many terms in the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) field are frequently used but rarely understood fully. A 10 part video series, entitled “On Our Terms,” was released by the Burke Museum, aiming to reflect on these DEAI terms and offer community-based definitions.

    The Daily
  • Mentorship for Black Professionals, Earbuds Not Included

    Identity Unboxed, a podcast created by alums Tiana Cole and Brad Blackburn III, explores the experiences of Black professionals in the Seattle area.

    February 2024 Perspectives
  • Year of the Dragon: USPS unveils 2024 Lunar New Year stamp

    The United States Postal Service is celebrating Lunar New Year with a new commemorative stamp. The “Year of the Dragon” stamp is on sale now at post offices across the country and on usps.com. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    The Hill
  • Lunar New Year stamp unveiled in CID

    The U.S. Postal Service unveiled the Lunar New Year "Year of the Dragon" Forever stamp in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District in Seattle on Thursday. The Postal Service printed 22 million stamps that are now on sale at post offices and usps.com. Connie So, teaching professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    Northwest Asian Weekly
  • ‘Grandmothering While Black’ explores skipped-generation households

    In her book “Grandmothering While Black: A Twenty-First Century Story of Love, Coercion and Survival,” LaShawnDa Pittman, associate professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, plumbs the nuances of the role of contemporary Black grandmothers in today’s landscape.
    Chicago Tribune
  • For Dialect Coach, Every Voice is Unique

    As a dialect coach, Tré Cotten (MFA, 2017, Acting) has gained national attention for his ability to help actors bring authenticity to their characters. 

    January 2024 Perspectives
  • Prominent women in tech say they don't want to join OpenAI's all-male board

    After internal chaos earlier this month, OpenAI replaced the women on its board with men. As it plans to add more seats, Timnit Gebru, Sasha Luccioni and other AI luminaries tell WIRED why they wouldn't join. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
  • Speaking English with an accent is means for celebration, not exclusion

    In collaboration with the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee, award-winning poet and UW assistant professor Piotr Florczyk dedicated an event to the reading and discussion of poetry in Polish and English. Contributing writer Avery Cook dives into the importance of bilingual writing and writers.

    The Daily
  • College Launches Equity, Justice & Inclusion Fund

    With the creation of a new Equity, Justice & Inclusion fund, the College is putting resources behind its values. Under the leadership of Associate Dean Maya Smith, this new fund will foster faculty mentorship, curricular innovations, and more—all toward a vision of greater access and equity.

    11/20/2023 | College of Arts & Sciences
  • For Black Republicans, A Dramatic Shift

    What it means to be Black and Republican has changed through the years. American Ethnic Studies professor La TaSha Levy is researching a period of dramatic change for Black Republicans. 

    November 2023 Perspectives
  • Building a Family through Tribal Canoe Journey

    The UW participated in its first Tribal Canoe Journey, with students, faculty, staff, and alums working together as a family — the Shell House Canoe Family, č̓away̓altxʷ ʔiišəd — to make it all happen.  

    September 2023 Perspectives