Social Sciences in the News

A fragile peace in the aftermath of the Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has had a devastating effect on the families of the victims, the students who survived, and on the communities of Marysville and Tulalip. Learn more at The Seattle Times.

As Seattle grows, will the community and character stay?

In an op-ed piece, Taso Lagos of the Jackson School, argues that in order to be a great city, Seattle must also be a good city for its residents. Learn more at Seattle Times.

Millennials and the Age of Tumblr Activism

UW Communications Professor Philip Howard weighs in on this generation's digital 'gateway drug for activism.' Learn more at New York Times.

Make it unanimous for All-American Kikaha

Washington senior Hau'oli Kikaha has become the first Husky football player to earn unanimous All-America status since 1995 as, Wednesday after, he was named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) first team. Learn more at Go Huskies.

China's closed cities threaten population goals, report says

Despite China's efforts to ease decades-old curbs on the movements of its rural population, the world's most populous country could see its ranks of internal migrants swell to dangerous levels over the next decade, a new research report says. Learn more at Wall Street Journal.

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 .

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 .

Some Latino fundraisers throw support to Clinton

Some of President Obama's biggest financial backers in the Latino community already are throwing their support behind Hillary Clinton. Matt Barreto, associate professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at USA Today .

Yakima Valley agencies differ on how to handle officer-involved shooting investigations

The city of Yakima relies on its own officers to conduct such investigations. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office calls on outside agencies to investigate. Jonathan Wender, lecturer in the UW's Law, Societies, and Justice Program, is quoted. Learn more at Yakima Herald-Republic .

US attracting fewer educated, highly skilled migrants

The U.S. economy has long been powered in part by the nation's ability to attract the world's most educated and skilled people to its shores. But a new study of the worldwide migration of professionals to the U.S. shows a sharp drop-off in its proportional share of those workers Learn more at UW Today.

'90s immigration battle remade California's political landscape

The '90s battle over illegal immigration helped remake California's political landscape. Matt Barreto, professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at Los Angeles Times .

Turmoil over immigration status? California has lived it for decades

There may be no better place than California to measure the contradictions, crosswinds and confusion that come with trying to change immigration law. Matt Barreto, professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at New York Times .

Immigration debate explodes despite voter desire for change

Far from settling matters, President Obama's unilateral action on immigration all but ensures at least two more years of fierce and angry debate. Matt Barreto, professor of political science, is quoted. Learn more at Los Angeles Times .

UW to host second International Ladino Day Dec. 4.

The University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will host the second annual celebration of International Ladino Day with an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Kane Hall room 130. Learn more at UW Today.

UW statistician, philosopher win prize for detecting bias in peer review

In the wake of a 2011 study that found black applicants for National Institutes of Health grants were significantly less likely to receive funding than their equally qualified white counterparts, the health agency began to look at ways to uncover and address bias in how it awards research funding. Learn more at UW Today.

Seattle area's growth shows the power of the market, and planning

In an op-ed piece, Dick Morrill, professor emeritus of geography, looks at Seattle's population growth over 64 years, the changing character of the population, 1970 and 2010, and the planning context for growth. Learn more at Crosscut.

Fendall Yerxa, former news anchor, UW professor, dies at 101

Fendall Yerxa, former ABC News anchor, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times and UW journalism professor, died Oct. 19 at 101. Learn more at Seattle Times .

Studies cast doubt on value of Daylight Saving Time

Does Daylight Savings Time save electricity too? Not so fast says assistant economics professor Hendrik Wolf. Learn more at Wall Street Journal .

What caused a Seattle mega-church to disband?

Seattle's Mars Hill Church announced Friday that it will disband its network of churches. James Wellman, associate professor of American religion, is quoted. Learn more at KUOW.




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