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Kristin Gustafson moderates “Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History”

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson moderated a teaching panel, “Transformative Teaching of Media and Journalism History,” at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference held in Toronto in August. The panel featured the five teaching-contest winners for the AEJMC History Division. ...

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"How We Respond" - climate change adaptation site goes live

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer is a Project Advisor for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) project on Climate Change Adaptation.  In that role, she advised the AAAS project on developing objectives and acted as review editor of case studies that demonstrate how science informs communities on the effects of climate change, and how they can lessen the impacts now. Housed in the AAAS’s Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology, the “How We Respond” project ...

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Michele Orr advances gender equity in the outdoors

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IAS Alum Michele Orr (’94) is REI’s general merchandizing manager for apparel, and one of her most exciting projects is championing their Force of Nature campaign, a public effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors. Orr and her team are working within the co-op and with brand partners to level the playing field by offering more sizing options for more women. As a co-op, REI is in the unique position of harnessing member feedback to influence brands and expedite change. For example, in 2018, REI doubled its sales of apparel in extended sizes, and in 2019, increased clothing choices for core activities like hiking, swimming, running and yoga by ...

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Jayne Swift earns Ph.D. in Feminist Studies

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Jayne Swift (’10), a member of the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies’ inaugural cohort, graduated with her Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies in August 2019. Swift’s dissertation, Lusty Ladies: Sex Work and Sex-Positive Politics, 1970-2013, analyzes the history and politics of sex-positivity through a cultural history of sex ...

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Ching-In Chen's "Lantern Letter: a Zuihitsu" chosen as Split This Rock's Poem of the Week

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IAS faculty member Ching-In Chen's "Lantern Letter: a Zuihitsu" was chosen as Split This Rock's Poem of the Week and was published in the Quarry: a Social Justice Poetry Database.  The poem uses the Japanese hybrid form of zuihitsu to explore connections and kindnesses among strangers in the context of ecological disaster.

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