Arts & Sciences in the News

How gang kid re-created himself as a scholar, with guidance

Earning a PhD in Comparative Literature from UW, a future professor is rescued from a life of violent crime by books and people who saw his promise. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Women Who Rock host fifth annual (un)conference on Saturday

The fifth annual Women Who Rock "unconference" event, to be held Saturday, March 7, at Rainier Valley Cultural Center in South Seattle. The event's theme, Rocking Media Justice, celebrates the use of social media to document the realities of marginalized communities. Learn more at UW Today.

LA Times editorial cartoonist on UW civil rights pilgrimage

On March 7, 1965, Charles Mauldin was a black teenager standing in the front ranks of civil rights marchers who crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge only to be met by a phalanx of police and deputized members of the Ku Klux Klan who violently pushed them back. Learn more at LA Times.

David Horsey discusses Charlie Hebdo, editorial cartooning in volatile times

David Horsey is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonist who graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in communication in 1975. Starting out as cartoonist for and then editor of the UW Daily, Horsey worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for 30 years before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012. Learn more at UW Today.

Between-class act

The Bandaloop dance troupe, vertical dancers, performed at University of Washington, between classes on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Who loses, who wins in FCC's net neutrality ruling?

KUOW's Bill Radke asked Hanson Hosein, director of the Communication Leadership program at the University of Washington about the FCC's latest ruling. Learn more at KUOW.

Seattle-area group heads to Deep South to honor civil-rights struggle

The group of 52 plans to see people and places that were key to the civil-rights efforts in the 1950s and 1960s, and are still important today. Learn more at Seattle Times.

UW prof leads civil rights pilgrimage

Communication Professor David Domke is offering his third 10-day Civil Rights Pilgrimage that leaves Saturday. Montgomery, Birmingham, Little Rock, Jackson and Selma are on the itinerary. Those who went on previous pilgrimages said they were affected emotionally and intellectually. Learn more at KING-5.

Interior Secretary has 'much to learn' from Kivalina's Inupiaq elders on climate change and village relocation

Joshua Griffin, doctoral candidate in anthropology at the UW, co-authors a report on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell's meeting with community elders, hunters, and search and rescue volunteers in Inupiaq, Alaska. Learn more at Huffington Post .

2015 Sloan Research Fellows announced, UW earns 5

Five University of Washington students were selected as 2015 Sloan Research Fellows. The awards are presented to early-career scientists and scholars who are selected as the next generation of leaders in the sciences, mathematics, and economics. Learn more at Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.





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