Perspectives: Newsletter of the College of Arts & Sciences

In this Issue - September 2011

Ana Mari Cauce

Collecting Plants and Friendships at Annual Foray

For 16 years, the UW Herbarium has organized an annual foray to collect Northwest plants, with many volunteers attending regularly—including Don Knoke, who celebrated his 91st birthday during this year's gathering.
Hind Zaki in Cairo

Crossing the Digital Divide

Through classroom visits and a summer institute, the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative is helping Seattle-area high school students become more savvy about media and develop their own digital content.
Dean's Medalists Garrett Strain and  Eric Beu

Digging the Past in Thailand

Five UW undergraduates were part of an international team excavating an archaeological site in Thailand as part of the UW's Archaeology Field School.

What's News

Herb Blau

Theater Pioneer Explores Early Years in Autobiography

In his new book, As If: An Autobiography (Volume 1), Professor Herbert Blau describes his colorful childhood, his unlikely introduction to theater, and his co-founding of the renowned Actor's Workshop. Stay tuned for Volume 2.
Eric Zivot teaching

Risky Business Leads to Master's Degree

With financial firms hiring—and appreciatingexperienced risk managers more than ever, the College's new graduate program in computational finance and risk management is proving to be a popular offering.
Cambodian guest speaker at JSIS Summer Seminar for Educators

Tibet to Bosnia: Summer Seminar Promotes Global Storytelling

After listening to guest speakers' personal stories of survival during times of war, participants in the Jackson School's Summer Seminar for Educators created digital materials that captured those stories for use in their own classrooms.
Eugene V. Debs

Harp Song Inspired by Everyday Heroes

The School of Drama's first production of the 2011-2012 season, a collaborative project developed by graduate and undergraduate students, will explore activism, political engagement, and everyday heroism.

Research

Rock-Paper-Scissors diagram

Bacteria's Version of Rock-Paper-Scissors

Bigger and stronger isn't always better. UW researchers have shown that bacteria in some structured communities increase their chances of survival by allowing their competitors to survive as wella sort of "survival of the weakest."

Awards and Honors

Keiko Torii

Torii Recognized for Innovative Plant Science

Biology Professor Keiko Torii is among 15 plant scientists recognized for innovation and selected to share $75 million in research support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Other Awards and Honors. News of recent awards, honors, and professorships throughout
the College.

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