IAS News

Philip Palios wins Fulbright grant to study in Scotland

Philip Palios

Philip Palios, a senior in Culture, Literature & the Arts, has been awarded a yearlong U.S. Student Fulbright grant to enter the master’s degree program in Environment, Culture & Communication at the University of Glasgow, Dumfries campus in southwest Scotland. “As I grew into adulthood, I became more aware of my mortality and more concerned with what I could be doing to make the world a better place within my lifetime,” says Palios. “The biggest issue on my mind was climate change, and I was also thinking about its intersection with poverty.” Read the full feature article on the UW Bothell News page.

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Malak Shalabi brings Syrian voices to the West

Malak Shalabi

IAS alum Malak Shalabi (’18, Law, Economics & Public Policy) is featured on the University of Washington homepage today. The article, “Speaking Words of Justice,” looks at Shalabi’s work on sectarian violence in Syria and the voices of Syrian people in the United States. This work started as part of Shalabi’s undergraduate research with IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis, for which she won a Library Research Award.

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Frances Lee co-director of 2018-19 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows cohort

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies student Frances Lee has accepted a co-directorship with the 2018-19 Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows cohort. PAGE is Imagining America’s network for publicly engaged graduate students in humanities, arts, and design. Along with the other co-directors, Frances will be selecting the new cohort of ...

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Charlie Collins and Shelby Guidry publish in the Journal of Urban Affairs

IAS faculty member Charlie Collins and second year Master of Arts in Policy Studies student Shelby Guidry published a paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs titled, "What effect does inequality have on residents’ sense of safety? Exploring the mediating processes of social capital and civic engagement." The paper examines the role of economic inequality, social capital, and civic engagement on residents' perceptions of neighborhood safety. Collins and Guidry found that ...

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IAS students win in online debate tournament

Six IAS students on the UW Bothell Debate Team placed in an online tournament on March 4th. There were debaters from 4 schools from as far away as Montana and Idaho. The tournament is held fully online so judges and debaters can be at great distances. IAS students competed in two divisions, Open and Novice (little to no college experience in debate). Three of the top four debaters in the Novice division were from IAS.

Congratulations to our students and the Speech and Debate Society:

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