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Launch party celebrates book by study abroad students

A May 12 launch party will celebrate the publication of TIPS to Study Abroad: Simple Letters for Complex Engagement, a book by students from Professor Anu Taranath’s 2013 study abroad to Bangalore, India. Through the unique medium of students’ letters to Things, Ideas and People (TIPS), the book “offers a simple method to help travelers- students

Undergrad presents global land use research to DC lawmakers

Biology major Mollie Holmberg was one of 60 US undergraduates to present research at last week’s Posters on the Hill event in Washington D.C. Supported by Luke Bergmann from the Department of Geography, Mollie investigates the impact of the global economy on agricultural land worldwide. Read more from UW Today…  

International researchers document Clean Air Act’s success

Funded by the National Science Foundation, UW researchers partnered with colleagues from the US and France to document changes in the Greenlandic Ice Sheet since the 1970 passage of the US Clean Air Act. Read more from UW Today…

Should English be the ‘global language’ of science?

The journal Science recently reviewed Scott Montgomery’s book Does Science Need a Global Language?: English and the Future of Research. Montgomery, a lecturer and consulting geologist the UW Jackson School of International Studies, explores in the book the use of English as a “global language” for scientific researchers. Read more at UW Today…

‘Future of Ice’ initiative prepares students for leadership in the Arctic

Through the “Future of Ice” Initiative, the University of Washington is leveraging faculty expertise and making new investments to build a pipeline of thinkers, researchers and leaders focused on Arctic regional issues. Eight countries hold territory within the region, but a changing landscape due to rapidly melting sea ice is attracting attention from new international players. With

Cross-cultural study examines kids’ understanding of intellectual property

Children from the US, China and Mexico participated in a recently-published study by University of Washington researcher Kristina Olson and colleagues from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania. The group examined children’s reactions to a video where puppets make their own drawing or copy a friend’s drawing. Despite cultural differences, 5 and 6 year-old children from all

Jackson School professor: ‘Ukraine is a special case’

KUOW’s Ross Reynolds spoke with University of Washington professor Scott Radnitz about anti-government protests in Ukraine. Radnitz directs UW’s Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies. The country’s population is politically divided, he explained, “…what happens in Ukraine is really going to be very important to the future of Eastern Europe.” Read more and listen…

Polar Science Center observes Greenland’s fast-melting glaciers

In partnership with the German Space Agency, researchers from the UW Polar Science Center observed Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier in 2012 and 2013. Their observations capture the glacier moving ice from land into water at the fastest pace ever recorded; results were published in The Cryosphere, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union. Read more from UW

Head of Baltic Studies authors book on “Singing Revolution”

The University of Washington Press recently published “The Power of Song“, by Guntis Šmidchens, Associate Professor of Scandinavian Studies and head of the UW Baltic Studies Program. Šmidchens’ work examines the use of song in passive resistance movements in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia during Soviet rule. Read more from A&S Perspectives…

UW Bothell professor gives keynote at international marketing conference

Dr. P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan, Professor at UW Bothell School of Business, delivered the keynote address at the International Great Lakes – North American Society for Marketing Education in India (NASMEI) conference in Manamai, India in December. He also facilitated an interactive session on management leadership. Read more…

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