May 2017

Ben Gardner receives Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

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IAS faculty member Ben Gardner has received a UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Each year, students who are presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium are invited to nominate their mentor for special recognition. This year there were 159 nominations. Gardner was one of the five selected from this pool.

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Johanna Crane speaks on Risk, Trust, and Control in Global Health Partnerships

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IAS faculty member Johanna Crane gave a talk at Bowdoin College on “Risk, Trust, and Control in Global Health Partnerships.”  Part of a series of talks on “Public Health in the Liberal Arts,” Crane’s contribution focused on her ethnographic study of U.S.-funded HIV research in Uganda.  

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Cathleen MacCaul helps secure legislation protecting seniors

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Cathleen MacCaul, AARP Advocacy Director and a first-year Policy Studies student, is helping to secure new bipartisan legislation intended to protect seniors from financial exploitation.  Thanks to her research and strategic advocacy, House bill 1153 has passed both legislative houses and is currently on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.
 
MacCaul has worked on passing such legislation for three years ...
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Gabriella Ibanez-Dacruz and Alejandra Pérez named 2017 Imagine Us awardees by 21 Progress

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On April 13, 21 Progress honored its 2017 “Imagine Us” awardees, young leaders who have fought for justice and strengthened their communities in powerful ways.  Awardees included IAS alumni Gabriella (Gabby) Ibanez-Dacruz (’16, Community Psychology) and Alejandra Pérez (’16, Society, Ethics & Human BehaviorAmerican & Ethnic Studies).  21 Progress provides engaging, youth-focused social justice leadership development programs and campaigns that advance progressive issues in our society.

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Liam McGivern finds his calling in public interest law

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IAS Alum Liam McGivern (’09) met with students to share his path to a career in public interest law.  Once a biology major, Liam turned his focus to human rights after a class on resistance movements in the Americas with Julie Shayne.  Liam majored in Global Studies, pursued a minor in human rights, and set his sights on law school.

Currently, Liam is a Civil Rights Analyst with the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), where he

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