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Jed Murr publishes exhibition essay for "Collapse: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler"

Jed Murr

IAS faculty member Jed Murr published an exhibition essay for Collapse: Recent Works by Dewey Crumpler at the Hedreen Gallery (Seattle University). The publication, released as a pocket-sized book in conjunction with a public event featuring Crumpler and guest curator Sampada Aranke (Chicago Art Institute) on April 12, explores the ways in which Crumpler's work engages contemporary ecological catastrophe and ...

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Adam Romero publishes "Beyond the Mother Lode: Synthetic Cyanide and the Chemicalization of California Gold Mining (1895-1905)"

Adam Romero

IAS faculty member Adam Romero published "Beyond the Mother Lode: Synthetic Cyanide and the Chemicalization of California Gold Mining (1885-1905)" in California History.  The article narrates California's chemically induced second gold rush through the lens of synthetic cyanide. In coupling California's geological, environmental, and economic history to the changing nature of gold ore (“peak gold”) in the late 1880s, it explores the role that the development of cyanide leaching and ...

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IAS faculty on “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances”

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Based on the theme, “Solidarity and Resistance: Toward Asian American Commitment to Fierce Alliances,” five IAS faculty members attended and participated in the 38th annual conference of the Association for Asian American Studies in San Francisco, CA from March 29 to 31, 2018. Inspired by historical and current activism in and beyond the Bay Area, this conference addressed social justice-related issues within and between Asian Americans and other communities...

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Debbie Hopkins connects Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell

Debbie Hopkins

As a member of the Snohomish County Marine Resource Committee (MRC), alum Debbie Hopkins (’17) brought the Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell.  The film series is the MRC’s annual outreach initiative, aimed at educating the community about local and global marine ecosystems. Hopkins saw UW Bothell as an ideal site for connecting both students and community members to contemporary issues. The final UW Bothell showing occurs on  Sunday, April 22, with Chasing Coral, a film revealing climate change’s ...

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Kristy Leissle hosts a series of events for new book, Cocoa

Kristy Leissle speaking at book event

IAS faculty member Kristy Leissle hosted a series of events for her new book, Cocoa (Cambridge: Polity, 2018), which explores geopolitics and personal politics in the global cocoa and chocolate industries. Leissle's US book launch was held at the University Bookstore in Seattle on March 7, and other events followed with scholars, industry participants, and chocolate enthusiasts in ...

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