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Melanie Malone's work highlighted as part of UW’s Urban Environmental Justice Initiative

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With a background in soil science and geology, Melanie Malone positions her work in the space of Critical Physical Geography, a theoretical framework that connects biophysical sciences to social sciences and spatial analysis. In her teaching and research, Malone’s technical experience in the environmental remediation of industrial and Superfund sites merges with a consideration of social justice and equity. She emphasizes that issues like racism and sexism are environmental problems, yet ...

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Five IAS faculty members receive Royalty Research Funds

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Five IAS faculty members have received Royalty Research Fund (RRF) awards over the last year. The RRF is open to faculty across the UW system and provides one-year awards of up to $40,000 that are intended to generate preliminary findings, seed scholarly and creative activities, and increase faculty’s competitiveness for future external funding. The IAS faculty who received RRF awards include ...

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Melanie Malone awarded Royalty Research Fund

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone received a Royalty Research Fund (RRF) of $39,993 for her research on contaminant sources in organic urban community gardens. Building off her pilot project on contamination in soils in urban community gardens in Seattle, WA and Brooklyn, NY, the RRF will allow Malone to ...

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Melanie Malone publishes article on failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article in Progress in Physical Geography. "A physical and social analysis of how variations in no-till conservation practices lead to inaccurate sediment runoff estimations in agricultural watersheds" examines the social and physical complexities behind failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques. The article emphasizes the need to ...

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Melanie Malone wins an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone won an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award. The awards are single-year grants intended to support action-oriented and publicly-focused collaborations between academics, students, and non-academic activists. Malone will be assessing homeless populations' exposure to potentially harmful contaminants by sampling contaminants in homeless rest areas in several cities across the U.S.

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