June 2017

IAS faculty and students speak at Allied Media Conference in Detroit

IAS faculty member Scott Kurashige will speak in the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Allied Media Conference. Kurashige, author of The Fifty Year Rebellion, will ground the work of AMC in the context of Detroit as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity. 

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Brittaney Bunjong recognized as “Cook 2 Follow” in AllRecipes Magazine

Congratulations to alum Brittaney Bunjong (’16, Media & Communication Studies), on being featured as a “Cook 2 Follow” in the Summer edition of Allrecipes Magazine.  Brittaney says, “"It's crazy, when I go to the grocery store I can pick up the Allrecipes Magazine and see MY face sharing what I love. Finding your passion is the root to success. When you do what you love, doors will open. I'm a strong believer in going to your highest potential." Brittaney also appears on Allrecipes website, the world’s largest online food community with up to 55 million cook visits per month.

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Amaranth Borsuk is featured in UW 360 segment on modern poetry and publishes new work

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk was featured this spring in a Columns article on the state of poetry at UW. The piece, written by IAS alum Quinn Russell Brown, sparked the interest of producers at UW360, who interviewed her about the role of technology and collaboration in her work. Borsuk's digitally-mediated projects include Abra, a free app for iPhone and iPad that invites readers to mutate text with their fingertips, Whispering Galleries, a LeapMotion work which uses the reader's hand gestures to reveal poems hidden within diary entries, and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented reality poems that only exist in the virtual space opened up by the reader. ...

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Malak Shalabi wins Library Research Award for Undergraduates

Law, Economics & Public Policy (LEPP) major Malak Shalabi was one of the winners of this year’s Library Research Award for Undergraduates. This tri-campus contest is designed to reward students who create research projects with “unusual depth or broadness in the use of library resources and collections.” Advised by IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis ...

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Interdisciplinary Arts major Lingling Yuan receives President’s Medal

Lingling Yuan received the President’s Medal at the 2017 University of Washington Commencement on June 13. This award recognizes the graduating senior with the most distinguished academic record. Yuan, originally from Xiamen, China, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. Despite her academic achievement, Yuan’s focus was on learning to express herself through art, rather than focus on grades. Yuan hopes to enter the K-8 certification program at UW Bothell and become a teacher. “I feel early education is really important,” she said. “That’s why I hope to work with kids.” Learn more about Yuan’s story in the video below, and hear from two of her professors, Kevin Kim and Ted Hiebert:

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