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Fearing deportation, parents make plans for children who could be left behind | Crosscut
Undocumented immigrants are preparing for the worst by assigning guardians for their children. The UW School of Law is mentioned.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2019  regl  School:Law  students 
6 hours ago by uwnews
Opinion: The critical, overlooked history of WA's prison abolition movement | Crosscut
"In Washington state, abolitionists have succeeded in shrinking the scope of state punishment and making prisons more humane. But their work is far from done," writes Dan Berger, associate professor of comparative ethnic studies at UW Bothell.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2019  regl  opinion.analysis  UW:Bothell  Berger.Dan 
3 days ago by uwnews
What Alaska's Pebble Mine fight means for Seattle | Crosscut
Salmon-rich Bristol Bay is a cornerstone of Washington's seafood industry. But many say a mine 20 years in the making could threaten all of it. Daniel Schindler, professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Schindler.Daniel  !UWitM  2019  Crosscut  regl  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment 
4 days ago by uwnews
Youth suicides are up in Washington — can the state help? | Crosscut
In the two-plus decades since teen suicide prevention made a major impact, a new wave of deaths is prompting new approaches to the problem. Jennifer Stuber, director and co-founder of Forefront Suicide Prevention at the UW, is quoted.
Stuber.Jennifer  !UWitM  2019  Forefront  suicide  Crosscut  regl  School:Social.Work 
7 days ago by uwnews
A model city for a majority nonwhite future is in our own backyard | Crosscut
Mayor Denis Law hasn’t just been the face (of color) of Renton for 12 years, his administration has remade the city's public sector to be more accessible and answerable to a changed citizenry. Anne Taufen, an associate professor in urban studies at UW Tacoma, is quoted.
Taufen.Anne  Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2019  UW:Tacoma 
7 days ago by uwnews
What orcas can teach humans about menopause and matriarchs | Crosscut
Orcas and humans are two of only five species known to experience menopause. In a new book, "Flash Count Diary: Menopause and the Vindication of Natural Life," author Darcey Stienke explains how this surprising cross-species connection led her on a quest to see the centenarian southern resident orca "Granny." Deborah Giles, a research scientist with the UW's Center for Conservation Biology, is mentioned.
Center.Conservation.Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Giles.Deborah  orcas  regl  Crosscut  !UWitM  2019 
7 days ago by uwnews
This kayaking researcher is learning the secrets of Seattle’s urban salmon | Crosscut
Salmon depend on light for both navigation and feeding: Not understanding how these activities play out along the waterfront is a huge hole in our knowledge of how built environments impact the animals that lived there first. Kerry Accola, a research fellow at the UW's Washington Sea Grant, and Jeff Cordell, a principal research scientist at the UW's School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, are quoted.
Accola.Kerry  Washington.Sea.Grant  !UWitM  2019  Crosscut  regl  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  Cordell.Jeff 
12 days ago by uwnews
Teaching newbies how to code without saying a word | Crosscut
Through his textless educational program, BlockStudio, Rahul Banerjee, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the UW, has found that the most equitable way to teach coding might not involve words at all.
Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2019  Banerjee.Rahul  College:Engineering  Allen.School  students 
17 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: America's health care is ailing — can nurses help fix it? | Crosscut
"Health care in the United States is ailing, and nurses can help fix it — if we start thinking differently about the scope of nursing practice," writes Azita Emami, dean of the UW School of Nursing.
Crosscut  regl  opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2019  Emami.Azita  School:Nursing 
18 days ago by uwnews
'The Onion' likes Jay Inslee — after the debates, will voters? | Crosscut
In the eyes of the nation’s leading satirical news website, "The Onion," Gov. Jay Inslee is an easy — and relatively frequent — target for parody. A self-fashioned one-issue candidate, the Democratic governor has promised to make combating climate change his number-one priority if he becomes president. Aseem Prakash, a political science professor at the UW, is quoted.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2019  Inslee.Jay  regl  politics  Prakash.Aseem  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences 
19 days ago by uwnews
Opinion: What London and Stockholm can teach Seattle about congestion pricing | Crosscut
"In cities like Seattle, advocates of congestion pricing — tolling those who drive into a designated downtown city zone — often point to London and Stockholm, two cities where the concept was initially unpopular, but now is an accepted fact of life," writes Chuck Wolfe, affiliate associate professor of built environments at the UW.
Wolfe.Chuck  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  opinion.analysis  College:Built.Environments 
24 days ago by uwnews
After measles outbreak, WA toughened its vaccine law. Could Congress do the same? | Crosscut
A few new bills in Congress focus on combating misinformation about vaccines, but they would not limit exemptions as several states have. Hugh Spitzer, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  School:Law 
26 days ago by uwnews
This three-decade mission to catalog local fish turned into a literary work of art | Crosscut
Puget Sound waters contain many unknowns. These Washington researchers have made sure that the identities — and vivid colors — of the fish that live beneath the surface aren't among them. Ted Pietsch, professor emeritus of aquatic and fishery sciences, is quoted.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2019  regl  Pietsch.Ted  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment  Burke.Museum 
28 days ago by uwnews
Why Washington’s gay-wedding case is turning out differently than Colorado’s | Crosscut
Both the Arlene’s Flowers and Masterpiece Cakeshop court battles involve business owners who wouldn't serve same-sex couples. But the legal underpinnings are quite different. Theodore Myhre, a senior lecturer in the UW School of Law, is quoted.
Myhre.Theodore  School:Law  !UWitM  2019  Crosscut  regl  LGBTQ 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
It's going to get harder to evict people in WA — will that reduce homelessness? | Crosscut
The new eviction laws cap late fees and give tenants 14 days to pay back rent, among other protections. Tim Thomas, a postdoctoral fellow at the UW's eScience Institute and the Department of Sociology, is quoted.
Thomas.Tim  Department:Sociology  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut  College:Arts&Sciences  eScience.Institute 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
A new play looks at Black trauma and the struggle for self-determination | Crosscut
You could say the Antoinette Nwandu play "Pass Over" is just about a couple of young Black men hanging out on a city street corner, talking trash. Leaving it at that would be a big mistake, according to Tim Bond, a UW drama professor who is directing the Seattle debut of "Pass Over" at ACT Theatre.
Bond.Tim  School:Drama  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle's complicated addiction to smartphones, explained | Crosscut
If so many people are frustrated with how much they use their phones, why can’t they cut back? Recent research from the UW is referenced.
Information.School  !UWitM  2019  regl  Crosscut 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Controversy and security concerns follow Ilhan Omar to Bellevue | Crosscut
Wherever U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar goes, layers of security follow. The freshman congresswoman’s visit to Washington state on Saturday was no exception. Dr. Anisa Ibrahim, a professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Ibrahim.Anisa  !UWitM  2019  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  regl  Crosscut 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
In Yakima, ICE Air flights bring money, fear and division | Crosscut
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resumed deportation flights to and from Yakima. A report from the University of Washington Center for Human Rights is mentioned.
Center.Human.Rights  !UWitM  2019  Crosscut  regl  Jackson.School.International.Studies 
6 weeks ago by uwnews

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