December 2016

Shannon Cram presents research on remediation at Washington's Hanford Nuclear Reservation

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram was invited to the University of Michigan's Science, Technology, and Society Program where she presented her research to the Science and Technology Studies Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop and gave a guest lecture in Dr. Gabrielle Hecht's "Global Nuclear Proliferation" class.  For both events ...

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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Six IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the fall 2016 funding round.  Shannon Cram received a research fellowship as a member of the Society of Scholars to complete her book manuscript, “Unmaking the Bomb: Nuclear Cleanup and the Politics of Impossibility.”  José FustéJade Power-Sotomayor, and Dan Berger were all awarded Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships.   Fusté and Jade Power-Sotomayor will work on “The Bomba Wiki Project: Oral, Aural, and Corporeal History and Community-Making through Bomba Music and Dance,” while Berger will ...

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VIDEO: Don’t Look Away Yet – Final Project on Climate Justice for IAS Global Agitation Course

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Artist-in-Residence Anida Yoeu Ali posed the final project for BISIA 383 Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop: Global Agitation Art & Activism as a simple challenge: Consider an important issue in your world and create an artistic work of art or an action that addresses, responds and/or challenges that issue. At the heart of the work you should consider the role of agitation as a tool to creating the final project. Use your resources, your passion, your campus and your peers. See the video here:

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VIDEO: Alan Wood's Encore! Lecture on history, yin-yang theory, and contemporary global challenges

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IAS faculty member and UW Bothell founding faculty Alan Wood was the featured speaker for this year’s Encore! Lecture series. In advance of the talk, he spoke about the early years at UW Bothell, where, he said: “…something remarkable happened. We created what I believe was one of the first truly interdisciplinary institutions of higher education ever in the state of Washington.” He talks about his memories in the video below ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes award-winning paper on "Visually framing press freedom and responsibility of a massacre"

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Visual Communication Quarterly published IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson's co-authored article, “Visually framing press freedom and responsibility of a massacre: Photographic and graphic images in Charlie Hedbo's newspaper front pages around the world,” in November. The article previously won second place top faculty paper for the Visual Communication Division when it was presented at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The collaboration with Dr. Linda Jean Kenix examined 441 front-page images published in 367 newspapers on the day following the shooting in Paris of twelve people at or near the Charlie Hebdo office.

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