IAS News

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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IAS faculty members keynote and present at the UW Center for Teaching and Learning symposium

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Ben Gardner provided a keynote talk, “Global Studies Pedagogy: Relational teaching, relational thinking,” as part of this year’s emphasis on “Teaching in Global Classrooms.”  Alice Pedersen presented on  "The Politics & Practices of Yoga: Mindfulness in the First-Year Classroom," focusing on outcomes from her use of meditation and yoga in her UW Bothell Discovery Core1/BWRIT 134 linked course.  Min Tang presented her instructional practices in critical media literacy classes where she integrates global citizenship education in the curriculum and foregrounds an awareness for global communities as an essential aspect to media morality.  Becca Price ...

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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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