Arts & Sciences in the News

Doug Underwood scouts border between fiction, journalism in new book

Doug Underwood is a University of Washington professor of communication. He answered a few questions about his latest book, "The Undeclared War between Fiction and Journalism: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History." Learn more at UW Today.

All eyes on May 25 presidential election in Ukraine

The Seattle Times editorial board writes about the upcoming May 25 presidential election in Ukraine. Scott Radnitz, associate professor in the Jackson School, is quoted. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

UW Latin classes expand to local high schools

The UW Department of Classics recently expanded beyond the UW campus and into various high schools in Washington, making the UW the first college in the state to offer Latin university courses to high school students. Learn more at The Daily.

Indonesian group hosts movie screening

Students and community members gathered at Kane Hall on Sunday night to watch a screening of "Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka," a feature-length movie chronicling the struggle for Indonesia's independence through the eyes of Indonesia's first president. Learn more at The Daily.

The decline of labor unions and the rise of the minimum wage

In an op-ed piece, Jake Rosenfeld, associate professor of sociology, looks at the consequences of organized labor's decline in the U.S. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

Scientists find an "Earth twin," or perhaps a cousin

It is a bit bigger and somewhat colder, but a planet circling a star 500 light-years away is otherwise the closest match of our home world discovered so far. Victoria Meadows, professor of astronomy, is quoted. Learn more at The New York Times.

Your baby is a racist -- and why you can live with that

Are babies racist? The latest evidence for that decidedly unlovely trait comes from research out of the UW that actually sought to explore one of babies' more admirable characteristics: their basic sense of fairness. Learn more at Time.

Idaho students to get copies of Sherman Alexie banned novel

Sara Baker, a sociology student raised money to buy copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian" for high school students who protested their school's ban of the book. Learn more at SeattlePI.

Emerging from the shadows

Local governments in China have taken to forced urbanisation with relish in their rush to acquire precious land. Kam Wing Chan, professor of geography, is quoted. Learn more at The Economist.

Veterans open up, learn to tell stories under Red Badge Project

English professor Shawn Wong helps discharged veterans learn to tell their story and cope with transition. Learn more at The News Tribune.


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