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Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung: At the intersection of art and geography

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As IAS faculty members, Ted Hiebert and Jin-Kyu Jung have been colleagues for a long time. But they seldom had occasion to talk until they found themselves commuting on the same bus. Those commuter conversations a few years ago led to a creative collaboration of researchers from two different fields. Recently, Jung and Hiebert received a UW Royalty Research Fund (RRF) Scholar award for nearly $39,000 for a research project called “Imagining the Details: Creative-Critical Engagement of Mapping and Imagining.”

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Ericka Weathers builds education policy career as faculty member at Penn State

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Last year M.A. in Policy Studies alum Ericka Weathers joined Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies. Education policy wasn’t always Weathers’ long-term goal. After graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology from Hampton University in Virginia, she moved to Seattle for a research position with the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP) where she ...

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Megan Dunn announces candidacy for Snohomish County Council, Position 2

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Alum Megan Dunn has announced she is running for Snohomish County Council, Position 2, which represents portions of Everett, Tulalip areas, and all of Mukilteo. “I’m excited to start this conversation – and campaign – about what kind of new leadership we want for Snohomish County. We can’t just be surviving. We deserve to be thriving,” says Dunn. “With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and advocacy, I have a passion for bringing together diverse partnerships and building community

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Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert receive Royalty Research Fund Scholar award

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IAS faculty members Jin-Kyu Jung and Ted Hiebert received a Royalty Research Fund (RRF) Scholar award for their collaboration on “Imagining the Details: Creative-Critical Engagement of Mapping and Imagining.” The project builds on their previous collaboration that expands our vision of bringing together qualitative GIS/geovisualization and contemporary art by addressing questions as complex as urban community and homelessness. The main goal will be to ...

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Lauren Lichty co-edits special issue of Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice

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IAS faculty member Lauren Lichty co-edited a two-volume special issue of the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice titled, “Developing Undergraduate Community Psychology Pedagogy and Research Practice” with Eylin Palamaro-Munsell (Northern Arizona University) and Jen Wallin-Ruschman (College of Idaho). Lichty was lead ...

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