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Zarefah Baroud creates documentary “Stories from the Homeland”

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Telling the story of her own family, Zarefah Baroud created a documentary film about the displacement of Palestinians, an event they refer to as the Nakba - Arabic for “catastrophe.”  Baroud undertook this endeavor as her undergraduate capstone project while studying Media & Communication Studies (’19) at UW Bothell. 

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Shibuki Hanai discusses his Public Management Fellowship with City of Hillsboro

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IAS alum Shibuki Hanai (‘14, ’18) has been serving as a Public Management Fellow for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon since July. This fellowship is designed for emerging leaders with a strong commitment to public service and provides a breadth of experience in local government. Hanai talked with IAS News about his motivations to seek the fellowship and how his interdisciplinary education prepared him for this experience.

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Melanie Malone publishes article on failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article in Progress in Physical Geography. "A physical and social analysis of how variations in no-till conservation practices lead to inaccurate sediment runoff estimations in agricultural watersheds" examines the social and physical complexities behind failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques. The article emphasizes the need to ...

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Margaret Redsteer receives 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Science Communication Award

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer received the 2018 Eugene Shoemaker Science Communication Award.  The award from the U.S. Geological Survey recognizes Redsteer’s important contributions to collaborative studies that combine conventional physical sciences and tribal elder observations to show that local knowledge and conventional science partnerships can effectively ...

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Charlie Collins co-authors top-cited paper in Journal of Urban Affairs

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IAS faculty member Charlie Collins co-authored the top-cited paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs in 2018: “Transforming social cohesion into informal social control: Deconstructing collective efficacy and the moderating role of neighborhood racial homogeneity.”  Drawing on collective efficacy and social disorganization theories, the article found a positive relationship between social cohesion ...

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