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Discovery Core: The Science and Medicine of Harry Potter

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Seldom is there a college class where students have read more on a topic than the professor, but that might be the case with The Science and Medicine of Harry Potter. It’s one of the Discovery Core classes for first-year, pre-major students at the University of Washington Bothell. IAS faculty member Laura Harkewicz is a Harry Potter fan...

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Faculty and students collaborate on Viaduct podcast: Taxpayer Time Machine

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IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and Community Radio Journalism student Kristine Kim (Interdisciplinary Arts) collaborated with the Culture Hustlers to record thoughts and reflections from attendees of a public festival where Seattle residents said goodbye to the “Alaska Way Viaduct” – a crumbling two story freeway that runs across the waterfront in downtown Seattle. The interviews were done in four vintage 1950s trailers on ...

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Becca Price publishes "Spotlighting Diversity: An example of a well-tested and effective classroom intervention"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published a third article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Schinske and colleagues) describes an easy-to-implement intervention that showcases the biographies of different scientists, highlighting the ...

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Amaranth Borsuk and Shannon Cram speak at "Earthly Impressions" symposium

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IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Shannon Cram spoke last week at a symposium organized by faculty in UW's Textual Studies Program and co-sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Earthly Impressions considered points of contact between the history of the book and the environmental humanities. Borsuk spoke about "Destruction and Durability in Artists' Books," with particular attention to the holdings of the University of Washington's Special Collections. Cram discussed ...

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Alka Kurian publishes "#StopThisShame, #GirlsAtDhaba, #WhyLoiter and more: women's fight against sexual harassment didn't start with #MeToo"

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian published an article "#StopThisShame, #GirlsAtDhaba, #WhyLoiter and more: women's fight against sexual harassment didn't start with #MeToo." This article claims that "while the success of #MeToo testifies to the power of social media in putting the spotlight on the culture of misogyny across the world ... 

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