IAS News

Making Bulletproof Clothing Affordable to All

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The Seattle Weekly published a comic about IAS faculty member micha cárdenas' research into finding affordable, Do-It-Yourself approaches to bulletproof clothing. Her research, inspired by #BlackLivesMatter, and made in collaboration with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors ...

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New Novel by Alum Margaret Chiavetta Receiving Rave Reviews

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Margaret Chiavetta (’14) continues to receive glowing reviews on her new kids fantasy novel, The Alchemist's Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise...

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Jason Hampton channels his passion for sustainability into transportation policy

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Jason Hampton ('14, Law, Economics, & Public Policy) joined the Bellevue Downtown Association in May 2014.  As Transportation Program Manager, Jason manages TransManage partnerships with City of Kirkland, City of Bellevue and King County Metro. Through Kirkland Green Trip and the Choose Your Way Bellevue, he works with area employers to develop and enhance employer commute programs. His goal is to provide employers with the knowledge, resources, and expertise to support their employees commute needs. Working at a nonprofit, he liaises with both private and public sectors, often acting as a nexus between the two. Jason also serves as the chair of the Community Transit Employee Transportation Coordinator Peer Advisory Board.

Jason returned to college after a thirteen year hiatus...

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Lauren Berliner co-leads Symposium on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age”

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-led a symposium with Nora Kenworthy (NHS) on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age” as part of their Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaborative Studio grant. The half-day symposium explored how participatory media intersects with experiences of health, illness, care, debility, and dying to produce new subjectivities, modes of participation, narratives, and social forms.

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Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

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Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

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