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Mary Jane Topash educates the public on the thrivance of Native communities in the Pacific Northwest

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Mary Jane Topash (Tulalip and Potawatomi) was working full-time at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip when she was completing her M.A. in Cultural Studies (‘17) at the University of Washington Bothell. It was during this time when Mary Jane gained interest in addressing issues of (mis)representation and the commodification of Indigenous people in museums. She explained ...

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Jennifer Atkinson speaks on eco-anxiety

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson spoke on the topic of eco-anxiety at an event sponsored by the City of Seattle's Office of Arts and Culture. Presenting alongside Clayton Aldern, a data scientist and writer for the environmental magazine Grist, Atkinson traced connections between climate change, environmental degradation, and mental health.

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Ching-In Chen awarded Contemplative Social Justice Scholar grant

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen has been awarded a grant as a Contemplative Social Justice Scholar to attend the 2019 Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The 2019 ACMHE conference is focused on Radical Well-Being in Higher Education: Approaches for Renewal, Justice, and Sustainability and will share how contemplative practices, including ...

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Students and elders with early-stage memory loss connect through art

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IAS faculty member Deborah Hathaway has partnered with Edmonds Center for the Arts and Silver Kite Community Arts to offer elders and UW Bothell freshmen the intergenerational course, “Making Art Together.” Through the course, older adults facing early-stage memory loss will work collaboratively with UW Bothell students to share their experiences and transform their stories into short theatrical performances. UW Bothell students ...

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Katherine Voyles on James Mattis, ecology & religion, and national defense in culture

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IAS faculty member Katherine Voyles recently published on the re-emergence into public life of General James Mattis for Small Wars Journal.  She also participated in a conference on “Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies,” and appeared on the podcast Trumpcast to discuss issues of national defense in culture and the cultures of national defense.

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