Social Sciences in the News

1-man-show tells story of Gordon Hirabayashi

"Hold These Truths" is a new play inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government's forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly.

The 12 most Popular free online courses for professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, Business Insider compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals. UW Introduction to Public Speaking is listed at number nine. Learn more at Seattle PI.

Students come from South Asia to study journalism in Seattle

Twenty journalism students from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka arrived in Seattle to study topics related to journalism and the media. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly.

Send Gordon Hirabayashi to the National Statuary Hall

Seattle Times columnist Jonathan Martin proposes making Gordon Hirabayashi part of Washington state's delegation in the National Statuary Hall. Tetsu Kashima, professor of American ethnic studies, is one of the people who proposed Hirabayashi. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

If there's going to be a Thai civil war, Isaan will be its front line

Resentment toward Thailand's latest military coup is palpable in the Isaan region of northeastern Thailand. Charles Keyes, professor emeritus of international studies, is quoted. Learn more at TIME.

Photo gallery: Korea Studies program named in honor of Paull Shin

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies have named the Korea Studies Program in honor of Paull Shin. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly .

Threat of costly West Coast port shutdown spurs pay talks

Twelve years after a labor dispute closed West Coast ports and cost the U.S. economy $1 billion a day, negotiators on both sides want to avoid a repeat that could be twice as expensive. George Lovell, professor of labor studies, is quoted. Learn more at Bloomberg.

Local Union could feel fallout from high court's ruling

A Supreme Court ruling could create new obstacles for the Service Employees International Union in Washington state. George Lovell, professor of labor studies, is quoted. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

Both sides overreacting to Supreme Court decision

In a commentary for Politico, associate professor of sociology Jake Rosenfeld argues that a recent Supreme Court decision did not "kill unions." Learn more at Politico Magazine.

Retirement: How couples resolve financial fights

Retirees often feel extra stress about money because of scarcity and not earning an income. UW sociologist Pepper Schwartz is quoted. Learn more at USA Today.

A Mind for the Medieval

Ever heard of a student writing a second honors thesis "mostly just for fun"? Meet Kathleen Noll (History, Classics/Latin, 2014), a scholar of medieval history. Learn more at Perspectives newsletter.

Future plans and being Asian at UW

The Northwest Asian Weekly talks with several recent graduates. Journalism major Ting Ting Chu says her professor helped guide even when she faced cross-cultural barriers. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly .

Triple threat wins UW Almunae Board scholarship

Ruby is from Everett and is double majoring in psychology and LSJ, as well as minoring in music. She just won a UW Almunae Board scholarship and credits her work with the marching band for making her more competitive. Learn more at Husky Marching Band.

Guest: In Iraq unrest, pay attention to Kirkuk

Policymakers must not overlook the Kurdish troop takeover of Kirkuk in the Iraq unrest, writes assistant history professor Arbella Bet-Shlimon. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

Nearly 1 in 8 American children maltreated before 18

"Our study shows that child maltreatment is much more common than previously thought," said co-author Hedy Lee, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington. Learn more at UW Today.

Film explores relationship of Africans, African Americans

The Seattle Times looks at "Bound: Africans versus African Americans," a movie premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend. Aida Solomon, a senior in communications, is quoted. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

How democracies are gamed for power and profit

Political scientist Victor Menaldo co-authors a guest post looking at reasons for the increase in income inequality in democratic societies. Learn more at Washington Post .

Initiative of UW Center for Human Rights connects with El Salvador

Unfinished Sentences, an initiative of the UW Center for Human Rights, encourages students and people around the world to support human rights in El Salvador. Learn more at The Daily.

A new political dilemma for Egypt's ruling military

The most important threat to military rule is the military itself, and the new Egyptian government has taken important but little-noticed steps to eliminate that threat, writes Ellis Goldberg, a UW professor emeritus of political science. Learn more at Washington Post.

Travis Oberlander's "Layover", UW alumnus, had a world premier at SIFF 2014

Oberlander, graduated with International Studies major and Japanese minor, returns to Seattle with a film to premier at SIFF on May 30. Learn more at The Daily.

Cherry trees from Japan to grace UW campus

The trees are a gift from the Japan Commerce Association of Washington to the UW Department of American Ethnic Studies to celebrate the long history of Japanese-American relations at the university and in Seattle. Learn more at Northwest Asian Weekly .

The troubling rise of the anti-immigrant far right in Europe

Taso Lagos, foreign studies director for UW's Hellenic Studies, writes that summer visitors to Europe should consider the growth of extreme anti-immigrant politics across the continent. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Sociologist examines the relationship between work and crime

In his new book, "Get a Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime," University of Washington sociologist Robert Crutchfield takes on the popular notion that the unemployed are more likely to commit crimes. Learn more at UW Today.

As Court Fees Rise, The Poor Are Paying The Price

A yearlong NPR investigation found that the costs of the criminal justice system in the United States are paid increasingly by the defendants and offenders. Alexes Harris, associate professor of sociology, is quoted. Learn more at NPR.

Is immigration really the #1 issue to Latinos?

Scholars and policy experts are beginning to ask whether immigration is crowding out other issues facing the Latino community. UW political scientist Matt Barreto says there is "no evidence" that Latinos are overlooking other important issues. Learn more at NBC News.




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