IAS News

Writers of UW Bothell come together

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Two graduate students and one alum from the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program have created a quarterly reading event that aims to connect current and past students. The Gamut Literary Series is led by alum Woogee Bae and current second-year students Ashley Noelle and Matt Porter. The event normally takes place at Open Books: A Poetry Emporium, which serves as a community bookstore and literary hub. 

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Katherine Voyles: "Plague Stories Are Cold Comfort: On The Limits Of Fiction"

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IAS/FYPP faculty member Katherine Voyles published an article "Plague Stories Are Cold Comfort: On The Limits Of Fiction," in which she discusses COVID-19 and plague literature by focusing on Lawrence Wright’s new novel The End of October for War on the Rocks. She previously wrote about Wright’s work when ...

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Becca Price publishes teaching module: “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies”

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A team of scientists including IAS faculty member Becca Price published a teaching module called “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies” in CourseSource. In the lesson, students draw from three different data sources to explore whether vitamin C lowers severity or length of a cold in average people. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the data show that vitamin C has ...

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Frances Lee on becoming a bridge person in precarious times

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Cultural Studies alum Frances Lee (’18) has published a new essay, “Becoming a Bridge Person in Precarious Times,” through their Bainbridge Residency with The Seventh Wave.  Lee asks, "As people who are called to do bridge work, how do we do so now, in the time of quarantine, global pandemic, and personal, communal and global grief?" Read their essay.

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday about pandemic gardens

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson was interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday for a story about pandemic gardens. The piece took up the question of why the COVID-19 pandemic has set off such an unprecedented boom in home gardening. The simple answer, of course, is fear of ...

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