Week of March 9, 2015


Jack Turner delivered a lecture entitled "Frederick Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post‐Reconstruction Years" at the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama on February 18. He also conducted an informal seminar with graduate students on both professional development in political science and teaching race in the classroom.

Xiao Ma was awarded the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship for 2015.

Megan Francis gave the keynote for Women’s History Month at St. Louis Community College on March 2, 2015 titled “Women, Civil Rights, and Strategies for Today”

John Wilkerson and Nicholas Stramp's Legislative Explorer project has been highlighted in the Washington Post on March 6, 2015: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkeycage/wp/2015/03/06/legislative‐explorer‐lets‐you‐track‐every‐bill‐in‐congress‐since‐1973/


UW School of Law Global Mondays: Caleb Jon Vandenbos (J.D. Candidate 2015, University of Washington School of Law; Symposium Editor, Washington International Law Journal), "Patching Old Wineskins: Heightened Deference for Saiban‐In Findings of fact is a Step in the Right Direction, but it is not Enough." Monday, March 9, 12:30‐1:20 in William H. Gates Hall, Room 117. Lunch served, all are welcome, no RSVP needed. Hosted by the Washington International Law Journal and the Asian Law Center.

West Coast Poverty Center: Rick Settersten (College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University), "Transitions to Adulthood: Lessons in Experience, Identity and Inequality." Monday, March 9, 12:30‐1:30 in Parrington 309. Co‐sponsored with the Evans School of Public Affairs.

Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences: Patricia Martinkova (Visiting Research Scholar, UW Statistics), "Improving Teacher Hiring: The Effect of Inter‐Rater and Intra‐Rater Reliability in the Screening Process." Wednesday, March 11, 12:30‐1:20pm in Savery 409.

Japan Studies: Steven R. Reed (Professor, Modern Government, Chuo University, Japan), "Religion and Politics in Japan." Wednesday, March 11, 3:30‐5pm in Smith 405. Co‐sponsored by Japan Studies & Comparative Religion with cooperation from the University of California, Berkeley.


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