January 2019

Jennifer Atkinson and students interviewed in Medium

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson and three IAS students - Rhissa Delphin, Mahleah Grant, and Michael Groves - were interviewed for a story published by Medium on the emotional dimensions of environmental loss. The article, titled "Climate Change’s Hidden Victim: Your Mental Health," explores UW Bothell's seminar on Environmental Anxiety and Grief.  It argues that ...

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IAS alum Jared Mead joins Washington Legislature as youngest lawmaker

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At 27, Jared Mead represents the 44th Legislative District, which includes Mill Creek, where he grew up.  Mead graduated in 2014 with a degree in Global Studies, and he credits UW Bothell and IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis for his introduction to Olympia. At Kochis’ urging, Mead applied for a legislative internship in Olympia, which opened up the possibility of working in state government. “Five years ago ...

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Khairat Salum and Maisha Manson on Black Panther: Representation, gender and decolonization

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Last week Black Panther received six Oscar nominations, challenging the norms of a traditional superhero film. As Cultural Studies graduate students, Maisha Manson and Khairat Salum spoke with the UW Graduate School last year about why this groundbreaking film has resonated with black audiences ...

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Howard Hsu publishes article and video on climate change's impact on salmon

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IAS faculty member Howard Hsu published a video and news article for Climate Nexus / Nexus Media on climate change and the impact on threatened salmon in the Pacific Northwest. The video and article examine how warmer summers have been killing salmon before they can reproduce over the last few years ...

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Students learn about transforming activist learning into social justice careers

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On January 23, UW Bothell hosted the event “Transform Activist Learning Into A Social Justice Career,” a panel discussion, networking event, and resource fair. Co-sponsored by Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS), the Diversity Center, and Career Services, this gathering featured the voices of four professionals working in the social justice arena, three of whom are UW Bothell alumni, who discussed how they’ve translated their values and skills into meaningful careers.

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