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Debate sharpens nonnative speaking skills

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English is the second language for students Helen Fita and Misheel Ildbaatar, members of the UW Bothell Debate Team. Both say debate has prompted new ways to think about language and culture — and has been a way to make friends during remote operations.

According to IAS faculty member and director of forensics Denise Vaughan, students improve their literacy by capitalizing on storytelling and speaking about what they’re interested in. “They can find their strength in speaking and connect it back to their academic work in terms of writing.”

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Kristin Gustafson receives Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History

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The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s History Division selected IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson as one of the 2021 winners for its Jinx Coleman Broussard Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Media History. She will present a hands-on virtual teaching module at this year’s conference in August. Her teaching idea submission ...

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Partners in India elevate discussions

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For winter quarter, IAS faculty member Gary Carpenter’s course, Creative Activism: Inspiring Social Change through the Arts, collaborated with Pravah, a partner in India, in discussing social issues and producing an online arts festival. 

Pravah is a New Delhi nonprofit that develops youth leadership throughout India using social justice campaigns. Pravah and the UW Bothell students both held festivals on Feb. 27, but they were not at the same time because of the time difference. Both festivals featured music, poetry, videos and discussions on themes of justice, community, resilience and gratitude.

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Jason Morse: What’s surprising about sex, gender, race?

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In the Discovery Core course The Functions of Sex: Race and Gender in America discussions quickly move from the awkward to the intellectual, and students sometimes surprise their instructor, IAS faculty member Jason Morse. Designed to help first-year college students explore new concepts and interdisciplinary issues, the course is a cultural study of sex as a form of identity, socialization and power in framing gender and race.

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Becca Price receives PALM Network fellowship

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleague Christina Morra (University of Alabama) have received a fellowship from the PALM Network, an NSF-funded community that promotes teaching with a evidence-based, inclusive practices. Price will be mentoring ...

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