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UW student briefs lawmakers on global land use, touts undergrad research

At an event in Washington, D.C. a UW biology student presented her research into the global connections between consumers and goods that come from agriculture and forest production.

Online ‘Legislative Explorer’ uses big data to track decades of lawmaking

University of Washington political scientist John Wilkerson has matched data visualization with the study of lawmaking to create a new online tool for researchers and students called the Legislative Explorer. Think of it as big data meeting up with How a Bill Becomes a Law. “The goal was to get beyond the ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ narrative

Worker struggles, immigrant rights topic of social work series in May

The UW School of Social Work will host the series “Working Together for Labor Justice” during Labor History Month in May.

When job security becomes insecurity: Inequality the topic of April 25 conference

Economic inequality will be the topic when activists, academics and policymakers meet the public for a conference presented by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies titled “Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality.”

Citizen scientists: UW students help state legislator with climate policy

Four graduate students were part of a year-long legislative process in Olympia working to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in Washington state.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor on finding life’s work, facing discrimination

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a UW audience about life lessons spanning discrimination, public service, power and what makes her optimistic.

Joel Migdal book ‘Shifting Sands’ considers American role in Middle East

Migdal, UW professor of international studies, discusses his latest book, “Shifting Sands: The United States in the Middle East.”

When songs trumped rifles, new book by Guntis Šmidchens

In his new book “The Power of Song,” Šmidchens explores what is often dubbed “the Singing Revolution,” a passive resistance movement that took hold in the Baltic nations.

‘Achieving Health for All’ is topic of 38th Annual Faculty Lecture Feb . 6

Dr. Stephen Gloyd, professor of global health and health services, will discuss creative responses to reducing inequity worldwide.

‘Future of Ice’ initiative marks new era for UW polar research

The UW’s new “Future of Ice” initiative includes several new research hires, a new minor in Arctic studies and a free winter lecture series.

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