IAS News

Jennifer Atkinson on gardening in the pandemic

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson published an article on the gardening boom set off by COVID-19, and why growers' motives go far beyond food. In The impulse to garden in hard times has deep roots, she notes the explosion of news commentary comparing today's rush to plant gardens with the WWII victory garden movement, where governments encouraged Americans to ...

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Advisors available, building relationships

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The coronavirus pandemic has distanced academic advising, but UW Bothell  advisers are still available, still a resource that students can access. “All of us have a lot on our plates. All of our schools are building things, creating new documents, developing new virtual tools to help facilitate online learning,” said Eva Navarijo, one of three advisers who normally would be found in the IAS office in Founders Hall (UW1).

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Neil Simpkins on college writing as a disabled student

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IAS faculty member Neil Simpkins explores how disabled students experience college writing and the rhetorical tactics they use to navigate higher education. Simpkins advises faculty to use the course syllabus to open dialogue with a student about their needs.

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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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