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Jennifer Atkinson presents at Washington Climate Assembly

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IAS faculty member Jennifer Atkinson presented her work on climate anxiety at the Washington Climate Assembly. Washington state residents are taking climate matters into their own hands as 90 members of the public join the country's first climate assembly to develop a comprehensive community-based climate plan. Representing every congressional district in the state ...

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Becca Price receives PALM Network fellowship

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleague Christina Morra (University of Alabama) have received a fellowship from the PALM Network, an NSF-funded community that promotes teaching with a evidence-based, inclusive practices. Price will be mentoring ...

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Helen K. Thomas: Young adult books connect Black girls globally

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A fan of young adult fiction, Helen K. Thomas explored the genre in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program and now is researching the books' global appeal with a Fulbright in Nigeria.

Although the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, Thomas plans to start her nine-month Fulbright this spring, leading reading circles with teen girls in Lagos, Nigeria. “My goal is to see how these books create a greater sense of agency in the Nigerian girls’ sense of their future, and then also to see how reading these books creates a stronger sense of community and interest in other Black girls around the world,” Thomas said.

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Karam Dana on “Learning Matters: A Bridge to Practice” podcast

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IAS faculty member Karam Dana was a guest on the “Learning Matters: A Bridge to Practice” podcast hosted by Scott Macklin from Trinity Western University in British Colombia. In the podcast episode addressing global connections, Dana describes his research, and its power in transforming our understanding with regard to studying Palestine and Palestinians, and with regard to the study of American Muslims ...

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David Nixon’s class inspires students long after it ends

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Students recall lifelong inspiration from the Discovery Core course Music and Philosophy taught by IAS faculty member David Nixon since 2008. Over the 13 years, Nixon’s course has undergone many changes, but it has always been about assisting students in personal growth by teaching skills rather than facts. Alumni Sarah Park and Kyle Piper discuss the course’s impact on their lives...

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