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Dan Berger says incarcerated people must be freed to halt virus spread

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit Washington state, IAS faculty member Dan Berger thought immediately of prisons. As co-curator of the Washington Prison History Project, Berger joined a chorus of activists and scholars calling for Gov. Jay Inslee to release many of the 19,000 people incarcerated in the state’s prisons and jails. Read his interview in University of Washington Magazine.

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Jennifer Atkinson featured on KUOW's Speakers Forum

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson's work on eco-anxiety and her podcast Facing It were featured on KUOW's Speakers Forum in a segment titled Solastalgia and you. ‘The pain was necessary to know the truth.’  From producer John O'Brien:

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IAS Faculty Members Win Simpson Center Funding Awards

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Five IAS faculty members won Simpson Center for the Humanities awards in the Spring 2020 funding round. Dan BergerChing-In ChenNeil SimpkinsRon Krabill, and Ben Gardner's funded projects include ...

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Jennifer Atkinson: Why the Covid Gardening Boom is About More than Food

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson published an article on Why the Covid Gardening Boom is About More than Food with Earth Island Journal. The piece explores some of the reasons behind the surge in gardening's popularity during a time of pandemic, police violence, and protest. Atkinson interviewed University of Washington Bothell students and gardeners across the U.S., including the founders of Black Sanctuary Gardens, which ...

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Price and Ferrare: Comparing Modes of Instruction with Instructor Beliefs

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IAS faculty members Becca Price and Joe Ferrare, along with Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published an article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Ferrare) describes how college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses are taught, and how the instructors’ teaching styles correspond to their beliefs about the way students learn. The paper concludes ...

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