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New degree programs aplenty starting with school year

Through new degree programs starting this fall, students will learn architecture from a liberal arts perspective, complete social sciences degrees online, become expert in the teaching of science, and much more.

Questions of race, state violence explored in ‘The Rising Tide of Color’

Moon Ho Jung, associate professor of history, discusses the book he edited, “The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence and Radical Movements across the Pacific,” published by University of Washington Press.

Memorial June 8 for historian Stephanie Camp

Stephanie Camp, University of Washington associate professor of history, died on Wednesday, April 2. There will be a memorial service and reception in remembrance and celebration of Camp’s life at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8, in Kane Hall room 210.

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.”

Hold that RT: Much misinformation tweeted after 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

University of Washington researchers have found that misinformation spread widely on Twitter after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing despite efforts by users to correct rumors that were inaccurate.

New book explores mixed success of China’s ‘Emperor Huizong’

Patricia Ebrey, professor of history, is the author of “Emperor Huizong,” a new biography of a Chinese emperor who lived from 1082 to 1135 and ruled for 26 years during China’s Song Dynasty.

History lecture series to explore slavery in making of America

The UW history department will review America’s history of slavery from four different angles in its annual lecture series, which begins on Oct. 23.

Carlos Gil tells family story in memoir, ‘We Became Mexican American’

A conversation with Carlos Gil, UW professor emeritus of history and author of the memoir “We Became Mexican American.”

New book explores Harry Truman’s record on civil liberties

A few questions for Richard Kirkendall, UW professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book, “Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.”

Jordanna Bailkin studies postwar Britain in new book ‘The Afterlife of Empire’

UW History Professor Jordanna Bailkin discusses her new book “The Afterlife of Empire.”