IAS News

Solicitor General Purcell discusses president’s travel ban

Noah Purcell and Karam Dana

Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell visited campus on February 8 to discuss the state’s successful challenge of the president’s travel ban.  Purcell was hosted by UW Bothell’s American Muslim Research Institute, which is headed by IAS faculty member Karam Dana, who moderated the Q&A session.

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Becca Price launches new feature in CBE-Life Sciences Education

Becca Price

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with colleagues Erin Dolan (UGA) and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have launched a new feature in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education called “Anatomy of an Education Study.” The feature annotates influential papers that the journal has published to introduce scholars to biology education research. The annotations are framed through five lenses: background, definitions, applications for instruction, research design, and tips for writing papers to submit to the journal. The first series of annotations is about ...

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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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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits in Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of a four country international traveling group show

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the first stop in a 4 country traveling group exhibition. Ali’s “The Buddhist Bug” series of photographs is on exhibition from February 2 - 10, 2018 as part of “A Beast, A God and A Line” curated by Cosmin CostinasThe exhibition touches on issues marking the current historical moment in this macro-region: the development and spread of politicised religion (jihadist Islam across several countries, fascist Buddhism in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, and Hindu ethno-fascism in India, alongside revivalist Christianity among many indigenous ...

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micha cárdenas publishes "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in GLQ

micha cárdenas

IAS faculty member micha cárdenas published her new article "Monstrous Children of Pregnant Androids" in a new special issue of Gay and Lesbian Quarterly reflecting on the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. Reading stories of androids in popular media alongside the singer Sia's tribute video to the victims of the shooting, cárdenas claims that "in the wake of the Orlando Pulse massacre, the imperative to imagine, and create, trans and queer Latinx futures has increased. New possibilities for humanity ...

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