Arts & Sciences in the News

At marches, hashtags migrate from the virtual world

Twitter hashtags adorned posters at protests across the country Saturday. Philip Howard, professor of communication, is quoted. Learn more at Washington Post .

Political tremors and terror in Mexico lead to missing students

In an op-ed piece, Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history, looks at the "political tremors shaking" Mexico. Learn more at Seattle Times .

UW professor talks about racial disparity, Ferguson protests

Alexes Harris, associate professor/sociologist at the UW and expert in racial and ethnic disparities, breaks down the anger and frustration behind protests in Seattle and across the country. Learn more at KING 5.

Arab transitions and the old elite

Emeritus professor Ellis Goldberg on the differences between Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. Learn more at Washington Post .

Hackers told Sony to pull 'The Interview'

An email that claims to be from the group that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment blames the attack on the studio's upcoming comedy about North Korea. Clark Sorensen, associate professor of international studies, is quoted. Learn more at USA Today .

Travel books that might make great gifts

The Seattle Times travel section suggests bookish gifts for travelers. One suggestion is "Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World," by Pepper Schwartz, professor of sociology. Learn more at Seattle Times .

The consequences of past and present racial oppression in Ferguson and elsewhere

In an op-ed piece, Robert Crutchfield, professor of sociology, writes, "Black citizens have been held for too long outside the processes that produced the laws and practices they are subjected to." Learn more at Seattle Times .

Sweet success

A fine arts background and a keen eye for design drives the Top Pot doughnut dynasty. Learn more at Columns.

Music meets history in three-concert series on World War I

This series, produced by piano professor Robin McCabe, features music composed during or about World War I, with historical context offered in commentary and narration. Learn more at UW Today.

The surprising origins of the #CrimingWhileWhite movement

By Thursday morning, the online #CrimingWhileWhite campaign that some saw as a show of solidarity had become another source of division. Christopher Parker, associate professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at Washington Post .





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