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Becca Price publishes "Harnessing the Power of the Immune System: Influenza Vaccines"

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleague Jaimy Joy have published an article in CourseSource that describes a lesson for teaching students how to design vaccines. They developed this timely lesson for students in a seminar course taught jointly by IAS and STEM that introduces exciting biological topics to students from multiple majors.

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Katrina Harack nominated for UW Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology

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IAS faculty member Katrina Harack was honored as a nominee for a 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology by the University of Washington. This award "recognizes a current faculty member for improving student learning or engagement through an approach that leverages technology." She has enjoyed learning more about online pedagogy while converting her writing courses ...

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Jennifer Atkinson launches the "Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators" discussion series

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Last fall IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson launched the Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators discussion series, a project supported by the Rachel Carson Center to help climate experts and activists share their research and teaching strategies with audiences around the world. Working with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety, and Dr. Elin Kelsey, author of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, Atkinson's group brings together an international community of scholars, educators and climate justice leaders each month to explore the emotional impact of climate disruption, and how we can help students navigate the long emergency ahead.

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Timely lessons from 2020: The Course

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IAS faculty members Karam Dana and Cinnamon Hillyard were among the two dozen faculty from across the University of Washington who shared insights about a year of historic upheaval and change in a class called 2020: The Course.

A good fit with UW Bothell’s cross-disciplinary approach, 2020: The Course featured perspectives from diverse faculty in public health, social science and data science, with nearly everyone touching questions of social justice, Hillyard said. Issues included racial inequities, health care access, domestic violence, the presidential election and how social media tells you what you want to hear.

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Ching-In Chen receives 2020 BIPOC Seed Grant Award on Intersectional Sustainability

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen was awarded a BIPOC Seed Grant on Intersectional sustainability: Imagining solutions to racial and environmental injustices from the University of Washington Resilience Lab in partnership with the Campus Sustainability Fund. The seed grants support resilience and compassion building initiatives that foster connection and community, educate the UW community and spark dialogue. The selected projects proposed solutions to environmental and societal problems that have a disproportionately negative impact on ...

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