July 2018

Becca Price publishes "Teaching scientifically"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published a second article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Couch and colleagues) describes practices associated with scientific teaching, an approach that involves testing hypotheses about what students are learning. The annotations explain why this paper is a model for ...

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Mira Shimabukuro speaks on the Mother’s Society of Minidoka

Mira Shimabukuro speaking at the Minidoka Pilgrimage

In early July, IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro spoke about her research at the annual Minidoka Pilgrimage in Twin Falls, Idaho to a group of survivors and descendants of survivors who gather each year to deepen their awareness about the history and legacy of Japanese American Incarceration during World War II. Shimabukuro told the little-known story of the Mother’s Society of Minidoka, a group of Japanese Issei (immigrant) women who wrote to respond to the US government’s 1944 announcement of ...

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Wanda Gregory on A Brief History of Time Travel

IAS faculty member Wanda Gregory spoke at San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) as part of the panel for the documentary “A Brief History of Time Travel” which premiered at this international convention last weekend.  Wanda appears in the film which explores time travel from a variety of perspectives including ...

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IAS faculty present at Latinx Studies Association Conference

Yolanda Padilla, Jade Power-Sotomayor, and José Fusté

IAS faculty members Jade Power-SotomayorJosé Fusté, and Yolanda Padilla presented at the Latinx Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Jade Power-Sotomayor presented a paper titled: “Zumba and its Discontents: The Extravagance and Ordinariness of Embodied Latinidad” as part of a panel titled "From Broadway to Zumba: Performing Latinidades Across Sound and Body." José I. Fusté presented a paper titled "María’s Uncounted: Accounting for Boricua Subalternities in the Face of (Un)natural Disasters and Debt Colonialism” as part of a panel titled "Afro-Latinx Studies Now ...

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After the MFA: Sun, moon, wind, ocean - Talena Lachelle Queen and the poetry of art in community

Talena Lachelle Queen at the mic

By Natalie Singer (’16)

As a student who preceded me in the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, Talena Lachelle Queen was someone I heard about often during my time in the program but didn’t have the chance to meet until after we both had graduated. I was excited to interview Talena because to me, she represents the real-world successful example of how one can realize a practice and career in art-making and community leadership and advocacy. While writing poetry, teaching, and mothering, a juggle I also seek to balance, Talena has figured out how to activate the conversation around art, its purpose and potential, in her community. While she advances her own practice, she is driven by the motivation to make art a civic venture and the belief that communities need art to thrive. Here is an edited version of our interview ...

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