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CSSE major helps with vaccine-finding website

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Computer Science & Software Engineering senior Ryan Russell is helping take some of the frustration out of finding a COVID-19 vaccination site as one of the volunteers running the free CovidWA.com.

 

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The pandemic, mother of all interruptions

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New research on the effects of working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic shows it takes longer to finish a project, and by the end of the day you’re exhausted, said Dr. Sophie Leroy, associate professor of management in the School of Business.

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Cultural Studies prepares diversity officers

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Graduates of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program lead cultural change — a skill more organizations are seeking after witnessing widespread protests against racial injustice.

 

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Learning about lakes prompts public action

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Students in a limnology course learning about inland waters partnered with King County and Lake Advocates to make changes in the world — despite having to do the work remotely.

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Alumna Mary Houston keeps giving back

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Pursuing her dreams of higher education at the University of Washington Bothell led Mary Houston to a career with Workforce Snohomish. She gives back to the University as a member of its Community Engagement Council.

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Embedding justice in green chemistry education

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Through education programs with the United Nations and the American Chemical Society, Dr. Grace Lasker is promoting sustainable chemistry, embedded with values of social and environmental justice.

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Teaching ethnic studies here and in Slovenia

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While he waits for a postponed teaching Fulbright in Slovenia, Dr. Jed Murr is developing a digital history platform as part of a collaboration with scholars, librarians and archivists about Black arts in the Northwest.

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Nurses personally appeal to the vaccine hesitant

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Master of Nursing students who work with COVID-19 patients make an emotional appeal to the vaccine hesitant in a public service announcement in which they share their personal feelings.

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Creating critical media literacy workshops

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Students in Min Tang’s Critical Media Literacy course developed educational workshops to share with the Northshore School District’s teachers and students. 

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Ambassadors from the land of STEM

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A new cohort of student ambassadors from the University of Washington Bothell will be reaching out to community college students underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math to let them know they’re welcome in the land of STEM.

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