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Christopher Parker, Art Thiel with Enrique Cerna on KCTS9
On the September 16, 2016, episode of KCTS 9’s Conversations, UW Political Science Professor Christopher Parker discussed “Protest, Patriotism and Polarization” with host Enrique Cerna and sportswriter Art Thiel from San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, which he did to protest racism and police brutality, provided the current occasion for the 30-minute segment. KCTS 9’s... Read more
Rebecca Thorpe
UW Political Science Professor Rebecca Thorpe was awarded this year’s Heinz Eulau prize for the best article published in the academic journal Perspectives on Politics in the past calendar year. The award is supported by Cambridge University Press. Professor Thorpe received the prize for her article ... Read more
Taking a stand by refusing to stand"After observing the continued oppression of people of color in the United States, a country in which “freedom and justice and justice for all is stressed,” the quarterback decided to take action. He wants America to honor its promise to all Americans, not just the ones who are white. He says he will stand for the national anthem once things improve: when the country realizes the principles represented by the flag" Read the article here.
LA 352 - HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE  FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN/ FROM GARDENS TO CITIES5 creditsWriting, VLPA LECTURE: M, W 9-10:20 AM Gould 322  DISCUSSION / QUIZ SECTION: F 9-10:20 AM   INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Thaisa Way    What is landscape architecture?  Landscape architecture is a both a theoretical investigation of the symbolism, production and use of space and the professional practice of designing and building real places Landscape architects imagine, create, steward places that foster both human and environmental health and wellbeing. They design everything from gardens to streetscapes... Read more
Political Science Ph.D. candidate, Carolina Johnson, was mentioned in the Seattle Times for her work in a UW summer fellowship program called Data Science for Social Good. She, along with a group of three other graduate students, “took 21 million ORCA-card readings and wrangled the data into a form that can be used to discover where, and when, we go when we ride the bus... Read more
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2016-17 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers!... Read more
Ph.D. candidate Emily Gade has been awarded the Moore/Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship from the eScience Institute at UW.  This very prestigious two year post-doc is awarded to outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science. 
Profs. Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolšak highlight that many incorrectly predicted the Brexit vote and post-vote, the narratives used to explain why Brexit was chosen. The Brexit vote surprised many observers. Most pollsters and financial analysts incorrectly predicted the final outcome. Since the vote, we’ve seen two main media narratives about what happened. On the one hand, some reported that the pro-Brexit vote was driven by factors such as xenophobia, racism, and misinformation about the economic costs of leaving the EU. Others  suggest that the vote reflects anxiety about jobs and the loss... Read more
Professor Christopher Parker pens a piece on The Conversation web site, ""Does ‘Black Lives Matter’ still matter?" In the article, Prof. Parker considers both sides of the question, "Why Black Lives Matter won’t matter" and "The case for why BLM will continue to matter." 
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, two of the inaugural Husky 100 students are Political Science majors from the Seattle campus. The Husky 100 know that education happens inside and outside of the classroom, and they are making a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their passion, leadership and commitment,... Read more