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Shauna Elbers Carlisle selected to join William T. Grant Advanced Quantitative and Computational Scholars

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IAS faculty member Shauna Elbers Carlisle will be part of the new William T. Grant Advanced Quantitative and Computational (AQC) Scholars Cohort.  The AQC Cohort is a highly-competitive National Science Foundation program that gathers scholars who are seeking to transform their professions and research through critical data science methodologies. Carlisle brings to the cohort ...

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Joshua Heim helps build a cultural ecosystem

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Joshua Heim (Master of Arts in Cultural Studies ’10) is working behind the scenes at 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, to help arts and culture recover from the pandemic – with equity as their North Star.

“The good things most people like about their communities are cultural, whether it’s a festival, a local civic organization or an old building that anchors your main street,” says Heim, who as deputy director is leading the agency’s COVID-19 recovery task force.

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Travis Sharp publishes Yes, I am a corpse flower

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Travis Sharp is a poet, editor, book artist, teacher, and PhD candidate in English at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). This spring, a revision of his MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics thesis, Yes, I am a corpse flower, will be published by KFB, a small press affiliated with the poetry bookstore Knife Fork Book in Toronto. Sharp will read from Yes, I am a corpse flower at his upcoming book launch on March 31 with special guest ...

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Melanie Malone teaches "Abolition Geography"

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone, along with colleagues Megan Ybarra (UW Seattle), JM Wong (Free Them All), and Edd Hampton (Blaq Elephant Party), taught a special winter microseminar entitled "Abolition Geography" with community partners, UW graduate students, and Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore. The microseminar culminated in a ...

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Debate sharpens nonnative speaking skills

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English is the second language for students Helen Fita and Misheel Ildbaatar, members of the UW Bothell Debate Team. Both say debate has prompted new ways to think about language and culture — and has been a way to make friends during remote operations.

According to IAS faculty member and director of forensics Denise Vaughan, students improve their literacy by capitalizing on storytelling and speaking about what they’re interested in. “They can find their strength in speaking and connect it back to their academic work in terms of writing.”

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