February 2016

Lauren Fay shares career advice and encouragement with students

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Lauren Fay (’07, Global Studies) is the Coordinated Entry and Housing Placement Manager at Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), a large service organization in Seattle that works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. She has been working for DESC since 2008 and held a variety of positions in housing programs, shelter programs, and mental health outreach. Most recently, Lauren managed the Permanent Supportive Housing complex Aurora House, which serves 87 individuals who've experienced chronic homelessness, mental illness...

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Benjamin Gardner Publishes Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism

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IAS faculty member Benjamin Gardner published Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism as part of the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series at the University of Georgia Press.  The book examines the relationship between the Maasai people of northern Tanzania and the extraordinary influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game hunting companies. It contrasts two major approaches to community conservation ...

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Interactive Artworks by IAS Faculty Amaranth Borsuk and micha cárdenas Included in Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3

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The Electronic Literature Collection Vol. 3 (ELC3) continues the legacy begun by the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) in 2006 of curating and archiving electronic literature, which the editors define as "the artistic engagement of digital media and language." The ELC3 comprises ...

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IAS Faculty Members Receive I-DISCO Seed Funding for Research Initiatives

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A total of 19 IAS faculty members received I-DISCO seed funding to support a variety of interdisciplinary and collaborative research and development efforts.  (I-DISCO stands for “Initiative to Development Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Collaboration.”   Launched in 2012, I-DISCO funding was reviewed by a task force last year, and formalized, with a charge to assess and publicize its outcomes.

Funding categories, and recipients, for 2016-2017 are as follows:

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Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit at S1, Portland

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IAS faculty members Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit two new videos Revolution and Creativity, in a group show titled Local Tide curated by Leah Beeferman and Matthew Harvey, in collaboration with Francesca Capone. The exhibition, held at S1, Portland, explores ...

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