IAS News

Maryam Griffin: “Of Boxes and Pen: Forged and Forging Categories at a Wartime U.S. University”

Education at War book cover

IAS faculty member Maryam Griffin published a book chapter, “Of Boxes and Pen: Forged and Forging Categories at a Wartime U.S. University,” in the edited volume Education at War: The Fight for Students of Color in America’s Public Schools.  Griffin’s chapter is based on research conducted with undergraduate student organizers at UCLA. It explores the complex and deeply global ways that students of Southwest Asian/North African (SWANA) descent worked to ...

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New veterans center coming to UW Bothell

Ben Studley

Chancellor Wolf Yeigh announced that a new veterans resource center will open on campus in fall 2018.  A task force of students, faculty, staff and alumni recommended creation of a center to enhance veterans’ educational experience, and MA in Policy Studies student and IAS alum Ben Studley (’16), was critical to the process. Studley is a Navy veteran and ...

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Carrie Lanza presents at the European Conference on Social Work Research in Edinburgh, Scotland

Carrie Lanza

IAS faculty member Carrie Lanza presented twice at the European Conference on Social Work Research in Edinburgh, Scotland. She co-facilitated a workshop entitled Teaching Social Work History as Critical Pedagogy with several UW School of Social Work colleagues.  She also presented a paper on ...

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Kyra Laughlin to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in #AskForIt campaign

#AskForIt poster

IAS alumn and Sexual Assault & Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) president Kyra Laughlin was selected as one of a hundred student activists to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in their #AskForIt campaign.  The campaign seeks to normalize conversation about consent on college campuses and promote safe sex.  As part of her work, Laughlin developed a survey for students, faculty, and staff to show support for  ...

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Megan Dunn advocates for pesticide alternatives and district elections

Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn (’13, Policy Studies) is Program Director for Healthier People and Communities with Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides where she leads efforts to advocate and educate for pesticide alternatives within Washington schools, public spaces, and low income housing.  For example, Dunn has worked with Northshore School District to adopt an Integrated Pest Management policy that protects children, staff, and families from exposure to pesticides by stopping harmful pesticide approaches and advancing ecologically sound alternatives. Dunn has enjoyed partnering with UW Bothell Grounds Supervisor, Tyson Kemper, on this initiative. ...

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