December 2020

Teaching in the moment: The 2020 election

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As the elections unfolded dramatically this year, IAS faculty members Min Tang and Camille Walsh combined their backgrounds in media, communications, law, economics and public policy to create their course, The 2020 Election: U.S Media and Politics. “We structured the class in a way that allowed students to talk about self-selected issues in a community that wants to have those difficult and rewarding conversations,” said Walsh.

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Walking and thinking go hand in hand

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IAS faculty member Jason Lambacher’s course The Art and Politics of  Walking discusses walking as a vehicle to explore other topics — paying attention, mindfulness, politics,  protests and environmental design. In the year of the coronavirus, Lambacher didn’t have to spend much time persuading students who have been cooped up at home to go outside and walk.

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Human rights student researcher reflects on meeting with Senator Patty Murray

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When I first heard that UW Bothell’s D.C. Human Rights Seminar would be held virtually this year, I couldn’t help but be disappointed and worried. The seminar would have been a week-long trip to Washington D.C., where we get to meet with several federal bodies and think tanks to research human rights cases. But can these types of conversations still be possible if these meetings are all virtual instead?

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Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali Awarded a 2020 Art Matters Grant

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Studio Revolt, the collaborative media lab of IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano was awarded a 2020 Art Matters grant. The Art Matters foundation awarded 37 fellowships of 5,000 USD each to individual artists and collective teams working in contemporary art and performance. In this year of pandemics and protests, Art Matters engaged ...

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Supporting International Students course boosted by alumni

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International students have unique needs and face different challenges than their counterparts. Prior to the pandemic, IAS staff members Jung Lee and Sakara Buyagawan received a UW Bothell Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Fellowship to explore support options for international students. Their efforts, however, became urgent when the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) placed restrictions on international students’ visitor status, due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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