IAS News

New veterans center coming to UW Bothell

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Chancellor Wolf Yeigh announced that a new veterans resource center will open on campus in fall 2018.  A task force of students, faculty, staff and alumni recommended creation of a center to enhance veterans’ educational experience, and MA in Policy Studies student and IAS alum Ben Studley (’16), was critical to the process. Studley is a Navy veteran and ...

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Megan Dunn advocates for pesticide alternatives and district elections

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Megan Dunn (’13, Policy Studies) is Program Director for Healthier People and Communities with Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides where she leads efforts to advocate and educate for pesticide alternatives within Washington schools, public spaces, and low income housing.  For example, Dunn has worked with Northshore School District to adopt an Integrated Pest Management policy that protects children, staff, and families from exposure to pesticides by stopping harmful pesticide approaches and advancing ecologically sound alternatives. Dunn has enjoyed partnering with UW Bothell Grounds Supervisor, Tyson Kemper, on this initiative. ...

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Debbie Hopkins connects Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell

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As a member of the Snohomish County Marine Resource Committee (MRC), alum Debbie Hopkins (’17) brought the Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell.  The film series is the MRC’s annual outreach initiative, aimed at educating the community about local and global marine ecosystems. Hopkins saw UW Bothell as an ideal site for connecting both students and community members to contemporary issues. The final UW Bothell showing occurs on  Sunday, April 22, with Chasing Coral, a film revealing climate change’s ...

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Charlie Collins and Shelby Guidry publish in the Journal of Urban Affairs

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IAS faculty member Charlie Collins and second year Master of Arts in Policy Studies student Shelby Guidry published a paper in the Journal of Urban Affairs titled, "What effect does inequality have on residents’ sense of safety? Exploring the mediating processes of social capital and civic engagement." The paper examines the role of economic inequality, social capital, and civic engagement on residents' perceptions of neighborhood safety. Collins and Guidry found that ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung co-authors “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets"

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a new book chapter with Jungyeop Shin, “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets: Reading and Mapping Tweet Contexts on Marijuana Legalization and Same-Sex Marriage in Seattle, Washington.”  The chapter, which appears in Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research, presents a new way of reflecting on various epistemologies, ontologies, and methodologies of geographic analysis of big data.  It allows us to ...

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