September 2016

Karam Dana talks about Islam and Muslims in America with KUOW's Ross Reynonlds and is interviewed for the Tacoma Tribune

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana participated in KUOW's Ask a Muslim or Two, an event led by Ross Reynolds meant to provide a safe environment where questions about Islam and Muslims can be asked and answered.

Dana was also interviewed by ...

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David Doyle becomes City of Seattle’s new Open Data Program Manager

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Last week Master of Arts in Policy Studies alum David Doyle (’15) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  His primary focus is continuing the implementation of Seattle’s open data policy, which involves coordinating efforts across all City departments to accelerate the publishing of high value datasets into http://data.seattle.gov. In February 2016, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order directing all City data to be "open by preference," meaning City departments should make their data accessible to the public after screening for privacy, security, and quality considerations.

A Microsoft employee for 18 years, David credits the Policy Studies program as key in his transition to public service.  Describing his trajectory, David writes:

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Shannon Cram publishes and speaks on nuclear energy, work, and politics

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IAS faculty member Shannon Cram published "Living in Dose: Nuclear Work and the Politics of Permissible Exposure" in Public Culture.  Informed by her ethnographic and policy work at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Cram's article traces the historical development and embodied practice of "permissible dose" in U.S. nuclear industry.  She considers the deeply political ways that worker exposure facilitates nuclear production and examines how "safe" has become synonymous with "safe enough" at Hanford.  She also ...

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Alums find purpose at Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

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Both Lauren Daniels (’16) and Brittany Lewis (’15) studied Community Psychology at UW Bothell, and both found Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center by chance.  The Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center offers classes and activities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities as they transition out of the education system and into adulthood.

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Jasleena Grewal writes about urban foraging in YES! Magazine

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Jasleena Grewal (’13, Environmental Science) started nursing school in June and continues to write for YES! Magazine.  Her most recent article, “Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat,”  discusses six edible weeds that can provide protein, reduce anxiety - or even predict the weather.  The piece was picked up by The Marc Steiner Show, which ...

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