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Pandemic shortens Mariah Crystal’s Fulbright research in Namibia

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Making the most of her time, Mariah Crystal (M.A. in Policy Studies ’10) was able to conduct much of her Fulbright research in Namibia before she was told to return home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal’s research and writing focus on the role of women in the movement that led to Namibia’s independence from South Africa in 1990.

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Ursula Valdez wins 2020 Husky Green Award

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IAS faculty member Ursula Valdez is one of the 2020 Husky Green award winners. The selection committee highlighted the incorporation of conservation and sustainability into Valdez's classes and activities. "She actively encourages students and other researchers to document avian diversity and natural history in urban spaces and educates them on how to restore these habitats. She also ...

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Melanie Malone publishes on "Sustaining future environmental educators" and is featured for her work on urban community gardening

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article with three colleagues entitled "Sustaining future environmental educators: Building critical interdisciplinary teaching capacity among graduate students" in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The article focuses on training graduate students to teach interdisciplinary environmental methods to undergraduate students and ...

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Dan Berger: As the Coronavirus Spreads, Prisoners are Rising Up for their Health

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger published an op-ed in The Appeal about the rising number of protests in jails, prisons, and detention centers against the spread of the pandemic. More than 3,000 incarcerated people have participated in more than 75 protests and uprisings, Berger and his coauthors write. He coauthored the op-ed with two researchers from Perilous Chronicle, a digital timeline of prisoner unrest in the twenty-first century. ...

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D.C. Human Rights Seminar scholarship continues to change lives

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Since 1991, the Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar has provided students with the opportunity to be a part of conversations around national and global policies. After two full-day workshops, they spend six days in Washington D.C. attending seminars and briefings with institutions and policy makers across the political spectrum. The most recent cohort travelled in September 2019, and 12 students received financial support through ...

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