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Amadanyo Oguara publishes "Asanda of Agirisaba"

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Alum Amadanyo Oguara (’16) has published his second book, Asanda of Agirisaba, now available as eBook and in paperback on Amazon. Asanda of Agirisaba is the sci-fi story of an African heroine princess from Agirisaba, a sub-kingdom of The Nembe Kingdom of Nigeria, in West Africa, who by abduction, journeys to a "Fascinating Alien World Of Saturna" and acquires "Weapons of Magical Powers" from the Saturnian Moons of Ringa, Sworda, Spearda, and Shielda and returns back to Earth to become an "Intermediary of Peace and Environmental Crusader" in The Coastal Kingdoms of The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. The book fulfills Oguara’s vision of the African female heroine...

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Students screen "The City as Character" at Northwest Film Forum

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On August 23, 2020, students from IAS faculty member Minda Martin's class, "The City as Character Vol. 2," screened their work in an online event hosted by the Northwest Film Forum, and streamed live on their webpage and on Facebook. The course (BISMCS 343) is partnered with Seattle Municipal Archives and Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound (MIPoPS) and requires students to work with the archives to tell stories about specific issues in Seattle from more than 50 years ago and connect it to the present. Some of these topics that surfaced are police accountability ...

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Jeff Ketchel: How an environmental health career MAPS out

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Jeff Ketchel says his Master of Arts in Policy Studies (’08) gave him skills needed to head health districts and now serve as executive director of the Washington State Public Health Association. As a public health leader, Ketchel is grateful for his interdisciplinary training, which helps him view public health at the intersection of science and human behavior.

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Bee Elliott: A musical activist for the environment

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Bee Elliott, an Environmental Studies major, said she was sold on attending the University of Washington Bothell when she saw the wetlands on campus. “It was really attractive to me, not just another concrete paradise.” Elliott was recognized this last academic year as one of the Husky 100, students from across UW honored for making the most of their education. She has been an outdoor wellness leader, member of the Sustainable Student Action Club, and singer in the musical group, The People’s Echo, among other pursuits

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Kari Lerum: Death, dying & pedagogy

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Students examine death in the course Death Rituals, taught by IAS faculty member Kari Lerum, who hopes to instill a deeper comfort about an often-taboo topic. “This class has opened up so many conversations I otherwise might not have had with students,” said Lerum. “Some of our classes and office hours have been emotional, but this space and this course have also been restorative.

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