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The Seattle Times features Jennifer Atkinson’s popular class on climate change

Jennifer Atkinson

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson’s Spring 2018 course, “Environmental Grief and Climate Anxiety,” is the subject of a feature in The Seattle Times.  The article, “Feeling it: UW Bothell class helps students face emotional impact of a warming planet,” includes student perspectives on the issues Atkinson addresses in class, as well as Atkinson’s own commentary on the motivations for the class ...

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Raissa DeSmet teaches “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora” at the Burke Museum

Raissa DeSmet

IAS faculty member Raissa DeSmet worked with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture as part of her fall course on “Visual Cultures of Southeast Asia and its Diaspora.”  Students work with staff members at the Burke as they catalogued a collection of more than 50,000 objects embodying various traditions and cultures through time.  As part of an ongoing project called “Decolonizing Collections” ...

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IAS students publish in local community newspapers

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Two IAS students, Hannah Horiatis and Nektaryos Xenos, were published in local community newspapers with work first created in Kristin Gustafson’s Introduction to Journalism autumn course. The Bothell-Kenmore Reporter published Horiatis’ “Rent and home prices are rising in downtown Bothell” and Xenos’ “Downtown Bothell project delayed” in December. Students in the community-based-learning-and-research course are assigned to research, visit, blog about, and then write a news article for one of several ...

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Jason Lambacher publishes "Extinction & Democracy" and "Exploring the Green Nobel"

Jason Lambacher

IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher published "Extinction & Democracy: Wildness, Wilderness, and Global Conservation" in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Review (December 2017). The article promotes cross-cultural dialogue regarding species loss centered on the concept of wildness, as distinguished from the legal-philosophical idea of wilderness.  Responding to critiques of wilderness conservation "gone global" that point out an insufficient attention to social and political dimensions, Lambacher argues that wildness holds special potential as a hybrid concept capable of linking ecological goals with social critiques that ...

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Alice Pedersen presents "The Practices and Politics of Yoga"

Alice Pedersen

IAS faculty member Alice Pedersen attended the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education annual conference in San Jose, CA. This year's theme, "Radicalizing Contemplative Education: Compassion, Intersectionality, and Justice in Challenging Times" offered discussion and workshops on integrating social justice pedagogies with contemplative pedagogies. Pedersen presented ...

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