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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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Camille Walsh publishes Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973

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IAS faculty member Camille Walsh published Racial Taxation: Schools, Segregation, and Taxpayer Citizenship, 1869-1973 with the University of North Carolina Press.  The book explores the history of the concept of “taxpayer citizenship”—the idea that, as taxpayers, we deserve access to certain social services like a public education.  It shows how tax policy and taxpayer identity were built on the foundations of white supremacy and intertwined with ideas of whiteness. From the origins of unequal public school funding ...

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Sustainability guru Sean Schmidt champions good biz

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In his Nordstrom days, co-workers called Sean Schmidt (’09, Policy Studies) the "Green Machine" and an "environmental entrepreneur." Ahead of the curve, Sean was the driving force behind several grassroots employee groups which sought to heighten sustainability awareness at the company and better serve customers who were seeking sustainable products. In 2000, Sean led the effort to launch a Sustainable Business & Development program at Nordstrom with the goal of improving and expanding the company in ways that had economic, as well as social and environmental value, by ...

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