May 2017

Rob Turner’s course activity recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

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IAS faculty member Rob Turner’s course activity "Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions at the County Level: A Collaborative Term Project to Enhance Understanding of Climate Modeling and Quantitative Reasoning" has been recognized as exemplary by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers' On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activity program.  On the Cutting Edge supports excellence in geoscience education through faculty development workshops, web-based resource services and related activities. Over the past few years ...

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Chris Covey speaks on victory for Bothell's North Creek Forest

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Alum Chris Covey ('03, Policy Studies; '01, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and other supporters recently celebrated the acquisition of the final parcel of North Creek Forest. UW Bothell has a long history with saving the forest, a 63.4 acre reserve in the heart of Bothell.  A primary champion has been Friends of North Creek Forest, of which IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Amy Lambert are board members and alum Alice Tsoodle (’13, Environmental Studies) serves as Education Manager. Countless UW Bothell students and alumni have toured, studied, and restored the forest, many though UW’s Restoration Ecology Network program.

As co-president of Friends of North Creek Forest ...

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Christian Anderson, Ben Gardner and Santiago Lopez present research at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston

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Three IAS faculty members presented at the 2017 meeting of the American Association of Geographers in Boston, April 5-9. Christian Anderson was a panelist on two panels, “Gazing at Power in Alternative Economies Research” and “Keywords for Urban Geography” where he discussed how power is theorized in alternative economies research and what becomes of the city when certain key concepts are disrupted. Ben Gardner’s recent book, Selling the Serengeti ...

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Adam Romero publishes “Chemical Geographies”

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IAS faculty member Adam Romero published a co-authored article, “Chemical Geographies,” in GeoHumanities.  The article is a collection of essays that arose from a conference panel on Chemical Geographies organized by Romero and Matt Huber (Syracuse University) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  

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Ursula Valdez keynote speaker at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium

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IAS faculty member Ursula Valdez was one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 UW Teaching and Learning Symposium on “Building Inclusive Classroom Communities.”  Valdez’s talk focused on her work to open her classroom to international online interactions. In this case, students from UW Bothell and from a Peruvian university shared knowledge and ideas to tackle environmental issues affecting the Pacific Northwest and Peru. Valdez's work is part of the Collaborative Online Interactive Learning (COIL) initiative that aims to open in-classroom opportunities for global education.

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