Week of May 29, 2018


This will be the last newsletter of the academic year.

The University of Washington will be closed Monday, May 28th, for Memorial Day.

Department of Political Science Annual End-of-Year Reception: You and a guest are invited to attend our annual end-of-year reception to celebrate the Department's accomplishments over the past academic year on Friday, June 1st, UW Club-Colleen Room, 4:00-6:00pm. Please RSVP.

Political Science professor Megan Ming Francis and previous graduate student Karam Dana (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell) have both received the 2018 UW Awards of Excellence Distinguished Teaching Award. Special note: Megan will be out of town and therefore will not be able to attend the ceremony. She deeply appreciates the support of the department.


Scott Lemieux published a piece in The New Republic on May 10, 2018, entitled, "Democrats: Prepare to Pack the Supreme Court."

Aseem Prakash and Nives Dolsak published a piece for The Hill on May 18, 2018 entitled, "What Amazon owes Seattle's homeless is a matter of debate."


EIPS Spring Meeting: “Bridging the Gap: Transitions and Transferability from Academia to the Workforce." Wednesday, May 30, 12-1:30pm in the Olson Room (GWN 1A).

Political Science: Tracy Sulkin (Professor, Political Science, University of Illinois CU), "Legislative Style." May 31, 2-3:30PM in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A).

The Professionalization Series for Graduate Students (PSGS) is intended to provide a venue to share information, experiences, and best practices around a key set of issues relevant to graduate school and the broader academic profession. Final meeting of the academic year: “Getting to PhC: Overcoming Common Hurdles.” Friday, June 1, 12-1:30 in the Olson Room (Gowen 1A). Speakers will be Sophia Jordán Wallace and Geoff Wallace followed by a Q&A. Please RSVP by Monday, May 14.  


African Studies and the Center for Communication, Difference and Equity: Ibrahima Seck (Member of the History department of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal), "The Whitney Plantation Museum: A journey through slavery on the German Coast of Louisiana." Tuesday, May 29, 3-5pm in Communication Hall, Room 126.

Jackson School Lecture Series: Resat Kasaba (Jackson School Director and Stanley D. Golub Chair in International Studies, UW), "Kurds and General Discussion." Tuesday, May 29, 4:30-6:20PM in Kane 220. Questions? Contact (206) 543-6001 or jsisadv@uw.edu

University Beyond Bars and Formerly Incarcerated to Education: Special film screening and panel discussion to highlight the transformative power of education in prison. Film titled, "From Incarceration to Education." Wednesday, May 30, 5:30-8pm in the Allen Auditorium. Panelists include Linda Lalonde (Grad Student, Humanities, UB), Derek Boyd (UBB Alum & Student at Seattle Central), and Jennifer Williams (Senior, LSJ, UW). There will be a reception beforehand at 4:30 in Communications Hall, Room 206. Light refreshments will be provided.

Think and Drink: Alexes Harris (Professor, UW, Sociology), Quintard Taylor (Professor Emeritus, History, UW), and Mia Lawrie (Research Assistant, Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity, UW). Moderated by Daudi Abe (Professor, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Bellevue College). "The Long March-Measuring Black American Progress since 1968." Wednesday, May 30, 7-8PM at the Naked City Brewery (8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103). Event is all ages. Registration is encouraged but not required for this free event. Register here.

Applied Linguistics: Dr. Denise Abreu e Lima (President of Brazil's Ministry-of-Education-sponsored Languages without Borders Program), "Languages without Borders: Opportunities to reshape language policy in Brazil." Wednesday, June 6, 10:30-11:30AM in Communications Hall, Room 202.

Comparative Study of Race Graduate Research Cluster: "College or Jail? An Inside Look at the School to Prison Pipeline and Mass Incarceration in King County." Wednesday, June 6, 4-5:30PM in Communications Hall, Room 120.