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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
James Long
February 22, 2024
Prof. James D. Long posted an article in The Conversation web site arguing that former President Trump comparing his legal situation to Russian dissident Alexei Navalny is a false comparison, Not a week since the death and former President Donald Trump already compared... Read more
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February 6, 2024
Prof. Aseem Prakash quoted in The Washington Post about "A state pollution tax raised $2 billion. Can it survive the backlash?" The article discusses the conversion of Washington State's Wenatchee ferry from diesel to hybrid-electric, funded by revenue from a cap-and-trade program. This initiative aims to electrify the ferry fleet and reduce emissions. However, it has sparked debate due to its impact on gas prices, with critics... Read more
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February 6, 2024
Professor Aseem Prakash and Professor Nives Dolšak work together to write about the pause President Joe Biden put on gas exports in America. "In 2014, the United States barely exported any liquified natural gas (LNG). By 2022, it had emerged as the world’s top gas exporter. With encouragement from the Biden Administration, it continues to build LNG terminals to... Read more
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January 30, 2024
Professor Assem Prakash works with Nives Dolšak, PH.D., team up once again for a new article on Forbes. Public backlash to climate transition arises from job losses and increased energy costs. Grid resilience concerns during extreme weather events amplify skepticism. In Washington state, recent cold waves prompted energy conservation calls, fueling doubts about a fully decarbonized grid. Policymakers acknowledge challenges and propose solutions, but effective communication is crucial.... Read more
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January 22, 2024
Prof. Aseem Prakash and colleagues, Nives Dolšak and Inhwan Ko writes that rural backlash could impede climate ambition in The Regulatory Review. The article highlights challenges in achieving... Read more
James Long
January 16, 2024
Prof. James D. Long was interviewed in the Wallet Hub web site in regards to the importance of the Iowa Caucus for the Republican political race, in particular. Does it make sense to have Iowa be the first primary contest given that its demographic and economic profile is very different from the national electorate? Referencing the Republican primary specifically, Iowa in many ways does make sense to be "first in the (... Read more
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January 8, 2024
Professor Mark Alan Smith helps writers Libby Denkmann and Sarah Leibovitz understand the numbers behind the 2023 election, which had the lowest turnout of registered voters since 1936. "The numbers are actually worse than are reported," explains Mark Smith. To read more, click here.

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