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L’Oreal Kennedy graduated with a bachelor’s in social work from the UW. Not sure where the degree would take her, she worked evenings as a resident manager for a transitional living home, befriending young, pregnant women who were experiencing homelessness. Her day job took her to Seattle Un…

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Also called ethnic studies or culturally responsive teaching, cultural competence in education is a way of focusing on a diversity of cultures, rather than a single narrative, to expand teaching in the classroom.

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A recent study co-authored by two sociologists found that having a father in prison has negative socioeconomic effects on their children and the children’s mother. The study found that families with a father in prison are more likely to live in neighborhoods which are socioeconomically disad…

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Rising dramatically from a verdant garden at the U.S.-Canadian border at Blaine, Washington stands a magnificent white arch. Within the confines of a modest cottage, known as “American Kitchen,” located on the grounds from which the arch rises, American and Candian researchers met to address…

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Author’s note: Short coat studies is a mini-series within the Penicillin For Your Thoughts column that examines the transition from regular college graduate to practicing doctor, not only in terms of schooling and physical obstacles, but also how one’s identity and relationship with their pa…

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Author’s note: Short coat studies is a mini-series within the Penicillin For Your Thoughts column that examines the transition from regular college graduate to practicing doctor, not only in terms of schooling and physical obstacles, but also how one’s identity and relationship with their pa…

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Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis, professors in human centered design & engineering (HCDE) and the iSchool, respectively, published a book called “Writers in the Secret Garden” earlier this year detailing their research, which describes how writing and sharing fanfiction online is helping …

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The University of Washington Information School, which houses the Digital Youth Lab.

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Author’s note: Short coat studies is a mini-series within the Penicillin For Your Thoughts column that examines the transition from regular college graduate to practicing doctor, not only in terms of schooling and physical obstacles, but also how one’s identity and relationship with their pa…

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Author’s note: Short coat studies a mini-series within the Penicillin For Your Thoughts column that examines the transition from regular college graduate to practicing doctor, not only in terms of schooling and physical obstacles, but also how one’s identity and relationship with their passi…

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Taking a page out of the NCAA’s book, the UW’s State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program provides engineering students a “redshirt year,” but instead of training an additional year for a collegiate sports team, they’re training to graduate with an engineering degree. 

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“If you don’t think economics affects your life, then you just don’t know,” senior lecturer Melissa Knox said. 

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Not many people worry about aging until they step into their 50s. However, William Jones, research associate professor emeritus with the iSchool, said that people start after their peak performance at 20.

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Believed to be the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center sits on an otherwise unremarkable street on Capitol Hill, covered in glossy windows and crowned by an impressive array of solar panels, all in the pursuit of redefining the future of sustainable architecture.