IAS News

Jason Frederick Lambacher delivers a paper derived from his Art & Politics of Walking course

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IAS faculty member Jason Frederick Lambacher delivered a paper derived from his Art & Politics of Walking course at the Western Political Science Association’s (WPSA) annual conference in San Diego, CA in April 2019.  Lambacher presented new work at a WPSA mini-conference titled, The Politics of the Mindfulness Revolution.  The conference took a critical look at the multiple and competing forces of the “mindful revolution” in the contemporary zeitgeist, including yoga, meditation, education, pedagogy, corporate mindfulness, mindfulness in prisons, and various types of Buddhism.  Lambacher discussed ...

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Amaranth Borsuk and Sarah Dowling Publish Interview and Review of Poet Jordan Abel

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The current issue of ASAP/J, the web journal of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, includes Borsuk and Dowling's collaborative review of Injun, Jordan Abel's Griffin-Award winning poetry collection collaged, cut-up, and erased from a corpus of 91 public-domain pulp western novels. Their review is accompanied by an interview with Abel in which the three discuss Injun in the context of his body of work, both previous and forthcoming, which uses ...

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Yolanda Padilla and Janelle Silva honored at UW Latinx Faculty Recognition

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IAS faculty members Yolanda Padilla and Janelle Silva have been selected for recognition at the 3rd Annual Latinx Faculty Recognition Event on May 2nd. This year, 33 Latinx faculty across the tri-campuses of the University of Washington were selected. Twenty-four of the honorees are from the UW Seattle campus, five honorees from UW Bothell, and four honorees from UW Tacoma.

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Amber Shirk recognized as one of Tacoma’s top volunteers

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Alum Amber (Monson) Shirk has always been involved in her community, but her engagement has only deepened since graduating from the M.A in Policy Studies (MAPS) program in 2017. This June, Shirk will receive a City of Destiny Award from Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and the City Council for her contributions to the city’s economic development.  Shirk is Digital Marketing Chair for Tacoma Waterfront Association, Event Coordinator for Friends of the Foss’s annual Free Summer Concert Festival Series, and ...

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Deborah Caplow curates two exhibits in Mexico

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IAS faculty member Deborah Caplow has curated two related exhibits of graphic art, at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, San Agustín Etla, Mexico (CASA), and The Instituto de Artes Gráficos de Oaxaca in November, 2018. The two exhibitions have since traveled to the Museo Nacional de la Estampa, where they will be shown from April 13 to July 14, 2019. Deborah selected, collected and organized the works based on research in Oaxaca for the last three years, including ...

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