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Jennifer Atkinson presents “Environmental Grief and Hope in an Age of Climate Consequences”

Jennifer Atkinson at the sustainability conference

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented on “Environmental Grief and Hope in an Age of Climate Consequences” at the Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference in Portland. The session aimed to help students, faculty, and climate activists directly address their anxiety and grief, and build the resilience to navigate climate issues without becoming overwhelmed.  The seminar drew on the humanities, environmental philosophy, contemplative practice, and creative writing to help participants develop capacities to stay engaged in this difficult work over the long term. The session examined ...

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Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell and Warren Gold: "A Sense of Place: Our Rapidly Urbanizing Environment"

Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell and Warren Gold

On October 5, IAS faculty members Jennifer Atkinson, Caren Crandell, and Warren Gold participated in a panel at Bothell City Hall to discuss what it means to have a “sense of place” — both today and during the city’s early history. This event is part of ...

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Julie Shayne Leads Mock Classroom for Native American High School Students

Students at RAIN event

IAS faculty member Julie Shayne  lead a mock classroom for Native American high school students as part of the Reaching American Indian Nations (RAIN) recruitment event. Shayne did an abridged version of a lesson from her course “Place and Displacement in the Americas” that she co-teaches with IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson. She chose an interactive lesson about ...

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Jennifer Atkinson Publishes on the Sustainability of Humanities Education

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson has published "Multi-Sensory Experience and Environmental Encounter: Rethinking the Sustainability of Humanities Education" in Interdisciplinary Environmental Review's Special Issue on Environmental Justice and Sustainability

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Jennifer Atkinson presents at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment

IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE). Her talk, "The Poetics of Dirt," explored the role of...

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