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Prof. Michael McCann
November 1, 2023
Professor Emeritus Michael McCann has been chosen for the 2024 American Bar Foundation Fellows "Outstanding Scholar Award. "The award is "in recognition of outstanding research, mentorship, and service to the American Bar Foundation.” The ABF Award follows... Read more
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April 30, 2024
Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. From a pool of more than 50,000 students from all three campuses, three Political Science majors from the Seattle campus were selected for the... Read more
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April 29, 2024
Prof. Aseem Prakash write in Nature about the value of unrealistic targets and why some climate activists are unwilling to abandon the 1.5 °C target. The article delves into why certain climate activists and NGOs persist in supporting the 1.5°C target despite its growing perceived unattainability, contrasting with scientists who advocate for shifting focus to more achievable goals like the 2°C target. It argues that the 1.5°C target holds... Read more
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April 23, 2024
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak write in Forbes that ESG This week we celebrate the 55th anniversary of Earth Day. Perhaps the most serious challenge facing the earth is climate change, which reflects the industrial economy’s reliance on... Read more
Prof. Victor Menaldo
April 16, 2024
Prof. Victor Menaldo is quoted in The Washington Post article, "Before Trump, here’s how some other countries prosecuted their ex-leaders", about how other countries have treated former leaders in the courts. One of America’s closest allies recently saw an indicted leader return to office, with controversial results. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged in 2019 with fraud, breach of trust and bribery, while still in office. Netanyahu and his conservative allies then set about... Read more
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March 11, 2024
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleague Prof. Nives Dolšak write in Forbes that climate disclosures required of public companies should be implemented incrementally as gathering the data is often difficult and contentious, Policy changes in contentious situations take place incrementally. The SEC's recent rule requires publicly traded firms to disclose the... Read more
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March 4, 2024
Dear Historians,   The Historical Review at UW is now open for round two of general paper submissions for our Spring 2024 issue! The requirements are still the same; we accept papers written for a course, independent research, and book and film reviews. For any other info on submission guidelines, see... Read more
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March 4, 2024
EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond, now approved for writing credits! The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce! In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their well being in college and in their life in... Read more
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February 26, 2024
Professor Aseem Prakash and Professor Nives Dolšak write about the recent controversy about Taylor Swift's carbon footprint, and how she could use her fame to help offset it. "How might Swift leverage her fame to popularize the norm of climate responsibility? Ironically, her carbon footprint controversy might give her this opportunity. Swift offsets her carbon... Read more