May 2017

Kevin Y. Kim receives a 2016-2017 grant from the Hoover Presidential Foundation

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IAS research associate Kevin Y. Kim received a 2016-2017 grant from the Hoover Presidential Foundation, making him a member of the 2016 Class of Hoover Scholars. This grant supports Kim’s research at the Hoover Presidential Library for his book-length project, Worlds Unseen: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover, and the Making of Cold War America. A finalist for the Allan Nevins dissertation prize from the Society of American Historians and recipient of grants from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and American Historical Association, Worlds Unseen explores former U.S. President Herbert Hoover and vice-president Henry Wallace’s conservative and liberal leadership of the United States’ most influential dissident movements against the global Cold War.

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Martha Groom blogs on ways scientists can support inclusivity

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IAS faculty member Martha Groom collaborated with national colleagues to draw attention to the need for diversity in STEM fields.  While the April national March for Science highlighted the social importance of supporting scientific research and education, the blog post from the Concerned Scientists' website ...

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Mira Shimabukuro speaks about her book Relocating Authority: Japanese-Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration

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IAS faculty member Mira Shimabukuro spoke twice recently about her book, Relocating Authority: Japanese-Americans Writing to Redress Mass Incarceration.  The first was an interview/article published in the journal Discover Nikkei: Japanese Migrants and their Descendants .  The second was a talk presented in Los Angeles at the Japanese American National Museum.  Both emphasized the ways Japanese Americans used vernacular writing to respond to mass incarceration during World War II and ...

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Eight IAS Faculty Members Promoted

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Eight IAS faculty members were promoted this year.  S. Charusheela was promoted from associate to full professor.  Becky Aanerud and David Goldstein were promoted from senior to principal lecturer.  Dan BergerShauna CarlisleJohanna Crane, and Santiago Lopez were promoted with tenure from assistant to associate professor.  And Kristin Gustafson was promoted from lecturer to senior lecturer.

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Lauren Lichty wins UW Bothell Mentor Award

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IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty and is one of two UW Bothell faculty that received the 2017 Chancellor’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Mentor Award.  Lichty joined IAS in 2013 and found the undergraduate mentoring process to be a particularly rewarding part of her career.  Nominated by peers and students, Lichty’s mentoring philosophy centers on meeting students where they are and allowing the work to flow from that starting point. One student writes ...

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