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Jennifer Atkinson speaks on eco-anxiety

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson spoke on the topic of eco-anxiety at an event sponsored by the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture. Presenting alongside Clayton Aldern, a data scientist and writer for the environmental magazine Grist, Atkinson traced connections between climate change, environmental degradation, and mental health.

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Ching-In Chen awarded Contemplative Social Justice Scholar grant

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has been awarded a grant as a Contemplative Social Justice Scholar to attend the 2019 Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The 2019 ACMHE conference is focused on Radical Well-Being in Higher Education: Approaches for Renewal, Justice, and Sustainability and will share how contemplative practices, including ...

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Katherine Voyles on James Mattis, ecology & religion, and national defense in culture

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IAS faculty member Katherine Voyles recently published on the re-emergence into public life of General James Mattis for Small Wars Journal.  She also participated in a conference on “Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies,” and appeared on the podcast Trumpcast to discuss issues of national defense in culture and the cultures of national defense.

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Ching-In Chen curates a series of new poems in response to a New Asian Futurisms exhibit

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has curated a series of new poems in response to a New Asian Futurisms exhibit currently on display at Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative through December 6. In New Asian Futurisms, artists re-repaired the imaginations of fragmented pasts and observed multiple histories of diverse communities in looking forward to the future. In their work ...

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Jennifer Atkinson presents research on eco-anxiety, climate grief and pretraumatic stress

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented her research on eco-anxiety, climate grief and pretraumatic stress at the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Speaking to an audience of climate educators, students, university administrators and environmental justice activists, her panel shared emerging research in higher education showing that young people carry an increasing emotional response of fear, anger, frustration, and sadness in response to climate disruption.

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