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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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David Nixon’s class inspires students long after it ends

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Students recall lifelong inspiration from the Discovery Core course Music and Philosophy taught by IAS faculty member David Nixon since 2008. Over the 13 years, Nixon’s course has undergone many changes, but it has always been about assisting students in personal growth by teaching skills rather than facts. Alumni Sarah Park and Kyle Piper discuss the course’s impact on their lives...

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David Goldstein awarded Fulbright to teach in Japan

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IAS faculty member David Goldstein is headed to Japan. Goldstein received one of eight Fulbright awards given to U.S. scholars to teach U.S. studies in Japan for the 2021-22 academic year. He will teach four American studies courses in fall semester and ...

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Learning about lakes prompts public action

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Why study a lake? Information lends important insights into ecological and human health. Students in IAS faculty member Avery Shinneman’s course on inland waters partnered with King County and Lake Advocates to make changes in the world — despite having to do the work remotely. Supported by a grant from WaterWorks, the students were able to create educational tools designed to inform the public on what they can do and what they should refrain from doing to help improve water quality.

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