IAS News

Heidi Larwick receives “20 under 40 Rising Business Stars” award

Heidi Larwick

On December 5, alum Heidi Larwick ('05, Policy Studies) received a "20 under 40 Rising Business Stars" award, recognizing her as one of 20 emerging business leaders making a difference in the Eugene-Springfield, Oregon community. Larwick is the Director of Connected Lane County, a coalition aiming to increase the number of high school graduates who are successful in higher education and life by creating a streamlined transition between early childhood, K–12, and higher education. Larwick is also ...

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Anida Yoeu Ali exhibits and speaks at the National Art Gallery Malaysia

The Red Chador

IAS faculty member Anida Yoeu Ali’s artwork is exhibited in the inaugural Kuala Lumpur Biennale currently on view at the National Art Gallery until March 30, 2018. Featuring a celebrated line-up of artists from Southeast Asia, China, South Korea, Japan and India, the KL Biennale is anticipated by Malaysians and visitors as a highlight on the city’s cultural calendar. The biennale is poised to attract more than 250,000 visitors over the five month period with public programs that include outreach to local schools and community centers. At the event’s opening celebration held on November 23, 2017, Ali performed live as The Red Chador to an audience of thousands including ...

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Kristin Gustafson publishes "Faculty addresses diversity by getting students into communities early, often"

Kristin Gustafson

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson published "Faculty addresses diversity by getting students into communities early, often" in Clio: Among The Media. Her column shares with readers curriculum strategies in the works at Temple University that provide journalism students engagement with their surrounding community sooner and more consistently throughout their studies. The changes build on the diversity of faculty, students, and the Philadelphia community. Gustafson's quarterly columns surface best practices that ...

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Students present research at Seattle Human Rights Day event

D.C. Seminar participants

On December 7, the Seattle Human Rights Commission hosted Seattle Human Rights Day, a celebration of local organizations and individuals working to bring positive change to our community and the world.  The pre-program reception featured a poster display by 20 students of the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Seminar, who shared their research on topics, such as child labor in the West African cocoa industry, gender violence in India, and the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Jeremy Richards infuses leadership development with cultural studies

Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards ('10) chose the M.A. in Cultural Studies for its interdisciplinary, practice-based approach.  An accomplished radio producer, writer, and actor rooted in the Seattle arts community, Richards desired a program that would stretch his creativity while broadening his professional options. As a  graduate student, he focused on the writings and music of Friedrich Nietzsche, culminating in the creation and production of "Nietzsche! The Musical."

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