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sister-hood interview with Mona Eltahawy. Feminist author and public speaker. - YouTube
[2:00] "For some reason — I don't know who did this because there's no women's and gender studies program in that university to this day — some renegade librarian or professor had put all these feminist journals on a bookshelf that I discovered. And they had all these feminists from my heritage, from the Middle East, from Muslim backgrounds, and also other feminists from different backgrounds. And I remember when I first discovered the word 'feminism' and discovered their writing. [It] terrified me. It terrified me. I would just put these books down and these journals down and just walk away because I was really scared because I understood that the more I got into that, the more it would just unravel everything. And I use that experience now to tell people, "when something really scares you, it's an indication that it's something you really need because it's going to really unsettle all of the things that you need to shake up in you life." Feminism saved my life and feminism saved my mind. And thanks to Saudi Arabia, ironically enough, I became the woman I am today."
monaeltahawy  feminism  change  books  2018  unlearning  learning  patriarchy  librarians  libraries 
7 minutes ago by robertogreco
Analysis: Why space debris cleanup might be a national security threat | The Conversation
"As an international relations scholar who studies space law and policy, I have come to realize what most people do not fully appreciate: Dealing with space debris is as much a national security issue as it is a technical one," writes Saadia Pekkanen, professor of international studies at the UW.
Pekkanen.Saadia  The.Conversation  !UWitM  2018  natl  Jackson.School.International.Studies  opinion.analysis 
15 minutes ago by uwnews
New gun violence report from UW | KOMO Radio
The latest annual UW report on gun violence in the U.S. points to a high rate despite the country's socioeconomic status.
radio  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  guns  regl  KOMO 
34 minutes ago by uwnews
Racial, ethnic minorities impacted more by wildfires | KOMO Radio
As wildfires rage in California, a new study shows which groups are more adversely affected by these disasters. Ian Davies, a doctoral candidate in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is interviewed.
KOMO  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  Davies.Ian 
35 minutes ago by uwnews
UW dental school is fixing its financial woes, but university’s overall deficit remains a worry | The Seattle Times
The new dean of the University of Washington dental school says the school has turned a corner on its financial problems. Brian McCartan, the UW’s vice president of finance, is quoted.
School:Dentistry  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  McCartan.Brian 
37 minutes ago by uwnews
Forums tackle prevalence of poverty | Islands' Weekly
Behind the million-dollar homes and celebrity residents of the San Juan Islands, other citizens struggle to make ends meet. Data from the UW is referenced.
Islands.Weekly  !UWitM  2018  regl 
38 minutes ago by uwnews
How life could help atmospheric tides slow a planet's rotation | Space.com
Resonating oscillations of a planet's atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet's rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new research. Rory Barnes, a professor at the University of Washington's Virtual Planetary Laboratory, is quoted.
Virtual.Planetary.Laboratory  !UWitM  2018  Space  Barnes.Rory  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy  natl 
40 minutes ago by uwnews
Letter: Diversity of University of Washington hospital crew points to future of America | The Missoulian
"I found it. I found the left-wing future, for this country and for the planet. That future, diversity, is at work day and night at the University of Washington hospital," writes a Seattle resident for The Missoulian.
The.Missoulian  !UWitM  2018  regl  UW:Medicine 
42 minutes ago by uwnews
Student veterans receive new resource center at UW Bothell | Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
Almost five percent of the student body at UW Bothell are veterans. While that may seem like a small amount, it equates to more than 200 students. For this Veterans Day, the UW Bothell debuted its new Veterans Resource Center.
UW:Bothell  students  Bothell.Reporter  !UWitM  2018  regl  Veterans 
44 minutes ago by uwnews
Canada's salmon hold the key to saving its killer whales | The Guardian
The Canadian government closed the coastal waters of Vancouver Island to fishing — an effort to save an endangered population of killer whales. Deborah Giles, a whale researcher at the UW, is quoted.
Giles.Deborah  Center.Conservation.Biology  !UWitM  2018  natl  The.Guardian  orcas 
45 minutes ago by uwnews
Climate change is going to make ragweed allergies even worse, study finds | Gizmodo
There’s no shortage of horrible things that will become more common in the near future due to climate change, like coastal flooding, extreme weather, and disease-causing ticks, to name a few. But new research published Thursday adds another annoyance to the list: Allergy-causing ragweed. Corresponding author Michael Case, who did the work as a postdoctoral researcher in the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, is quoted.
Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  Climate.Change  Case.Michael 
47 minutes ago by uwnews
US has the highest rate of drug overdoses, study says | CNN
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study. Caleb Banta-Green, senior research scientist at the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
Banta-Green.Caleb  !UWitM  2018  natl  CNN  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  drugs 
49 minutes ago by uwnews
Deaths from gun violence: How the US compares with the rest of the world | NPR
Every fall the University of Washington produces a report comparing the past year's rate of gun violence in the United States to the rates in other countries. The new data were released Thursday.
NPR  !UWitM  2018  guns  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  natl 
50 minutes ago by uwnews
University of Washington launching new certificate program for women in entrepreneurship | GeekWire
Christy Johnson, an instructor in the UW's Professional and Continuing Education program, noticed there was no program at the UW designed to help women navigate the challenges of being a female founder or startup leader. So she and others decided to start one of their own.
regl  GeekWire  !UWitM  2018  Johnson.Christy  Continuum.College  Foster.School.Business 
52 minutes ago by uwnews
Fertility rates have fallen worldwide, while populations boom | UPI
Global population growth is a tale of two statistics: In 104 countries with high birth rates, populations are rising, while rates in 91 countries with low numbers are sinking, according to a new UW study. Dr. Christopher Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
UPI  Murray.Christopher  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl 
53 minutes ago by uwnews
A 29-year-old CEO who's shaking up diagnostics — and other stories from the 2019 health care 30 Under 30 list | Forbes
Among this year’s crop of 30 Under 30 in Healthcare, whittled down to the final group after combing through hundreds of nominees and working with an expert panel of judges, is Alex Salter, a doctoral candidate in medicine at the UW.
Salter.Alex  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  natl  Forbes  students 
55 minutes ago by uwnews
Capitol Hill Fentanyl dealer sentenced to 12 years while overdose deaths rise | Q13 FOX News
Opioid related deaths are on the rise in Western Washington because of super potent forms of pain killers flooding the streets. Caleb Banta-Green, senior research scientist at the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
School:Public.Health  Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  Banta-Green.Caleb  !UWitM  2018  Q13  regl  drugs 
1 hour ago by uwnews
After war, and PTSD, Marine vet Scott Whisler finds his purpose | The News Tribune
A 10-part documentary series from McClatchy Studios follows three U.S. veterans living with PTSD — coming in November. Yelm High School grad Scott Whisler, who served in Afghanistan in 2010, is helping fellow vets deal with the same struggles he has faced. Cassandra Nichols, director of the UW Tacoma Student Counseling Center, is quoted.
Nichols.Cassandra  UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2018  regl  TNT  Veterans 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Common allergen expected to expand northward through the eastern US under climate change | Accuweather
New research from the University of Massachusetts and the University of Washington indicates that ragweed, which is one of the most common sources of allergic reactions for people, will shift northward through the Northeast United States as the climate warms through the rest of this century.
Accuweather  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  Climate.Change  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Amazon announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 picks | The New York Times
Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
O'Mara.Margaret  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  amazon 
1 hour ago by uwnews

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