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Vy Nguyen Co-presents Report on “Brain Waste” among WA State Immigrants and Refugees

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Vy Nguyen (’12, MA in Policy Studies) has focused the past year on workforce and education issues related to immigrant integration, particularly the issue of "brain waste" among foreign-educated immigrants. Many immigrants and refugees bring a wealth of knowledge and experience yet find it difficult to continue their professional careers in the U.S. This enormous underutilization of human resources has been dubbed “brain waste,” and OneAmerica’s report details ...

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Santiago Lopez and David Stokes Publish on Spatial Relationships and Model Plant Invasion Process

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IAS faculty members Santiago Lopez and David Stokes published “Modeling the Invasion of Holly (Ilex aquifolium): Spatial Relationships and Spread Trajectories” in the journal The Professional Geographer. The article ...

Lopez also gave a lightning talk at this year’s GIS Day Conference at UW Seattle. Lopez presented the work students ...

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Melissa Watkinson Selected as Hershman Marine Policy Fellow

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Melissa Watkinson (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’15 and Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Society, Ethics, and Behavior ‘11) has been selected as the first Hershman Marine Policy Fellow from UW Bothell.  She will start working with The Nature Conservancy this fall on coastal climate resiliency and policies, where she hopes to learn how established non-profits engage with local communities and policies on pressing environmental issues.

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Shauna Carlisle and Andrea Stone publish in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

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IAS faculty member Shauna Carlisle published an article co-authored with Nursing and Health Studies faculty member Andrea Stone, “Effects of Perceived Discrimination and Length of Residency on the Health of Foreign-Born Populations,” in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Carlisle’s study...

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IAS Graduate Students host first annual IAS Grad Research Flash Talks

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Graduate students in the MA in Cultural Studies and MA in Policy Studies programs organized the first Research Flash Talks event, which highlighted ongoing projects from second year students in each program. 

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