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Meshell Sturgis awarded 2021 AAC&U K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

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M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Meshell Sturgis was selected as a 2021 recipient for the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). This award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and ...

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Ching-In Chen published in We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen’s hybrid writings “Behind the Ballroom,” “Household Mutations,” “Returning to a Posted Notice Taped to the Door,” “Trying to Feel Human/Tomorrow,” and “Self-Portrait, house with no one present” were published in We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poeticsedited by Andrea Abi-Karam & Kay Gabriel, published by Nightboat Books.

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Katrina Harack nominated for UW Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology

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IAS faculty member Katrina Harack was honored as a nominee for a 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award for Innovation with Technology by the University of Washington. This award "recognizes a current faculty member for improving student learning or engagement through an approach that leverages technology." She has enjoyed learning more about online pedagogy while converting her writing courses ...

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Jennifer Atkinson launches the "Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators" discussion series

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Last fall IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson launched the Existential Toolkit for Climate Educators discussion series, a project supported by the Rachel Carson Center to help climate experts and activists share their research and teaching strategies with audiences around the world. Working with Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray, author of A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety, and Dr. Elin Kelsey, author of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, Atkinson's group brings together an international community of scholars, educators and climate justice leaders each month to explore the emotional impact of climate disruption, and how we can help students navigate the long emergency ahead.

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Community engagement on a global scale

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Isolated at home by the pandemic, members of UW Bothell’s 2020 Global Scholars cohort said they nonetheless had a meaningful experience of global engagement. Through an inspiring book, deep discussions and remote projects with partners in different countries, they also experienced personal growth and community building.

The Global Scholars program was launched by IAS faculty members Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill, along with Global Initiatives Director Natalia Dyba and Eva Navarijo, director of undergraduate advising for IAS.

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