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July 17, 2021
Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, talks about the relationship between Silicon Valley and Washington lawmakers and the role of social media platforms in the spread of COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation. Featured on 
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July 12, 2021
The Internet Association once brokered deals on tech legislation. But its role has shrunk amid the industry’s divides and changes under a new CEO. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. Featured on Politico 
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July 12, 2021
The pandemic promised nothing short of the End of Cities, a prophecy foretold by pundits, tweets and headlines, at times with unveiled schadenfreude. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted. Featured on The New York Times 
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July 6, 2021
Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, and more. Featured on UW News 
Larry Gossett, photo by Rick Dahms
June 23, 2021
The Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus is the highest honor bestowed upon a UW graduate and is presented annually by the UW and the UW Alumni Association. It recognizes a legacy of achievement and service built over its lifetime. More than 70 alumni who personify the University’s tradition of excellence have received this prestigious honor since the award was inaugurated in 1938. The list includes Nobel Prize winners, internationally recognized scientists, artists, business leaders, educators... Read more
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June 15, 2021
For more than 50 years, the UW Awards of Excellence have celebrated outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni whose achievements exemplify the University’s mission. This year, 20 people were honored with the new Together We Will award, which celebrates outstanding staff contributions made during the challenges of 2020. Featured on University of Washington 
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June 4, 2021
“BIPOC has become a trendy acronym among people interested in diversity issues, but this is not good. The ‘B’ stands for Black people, the ‘I’ is for Indigenous persons and the ‘POC’ stands for people of color. This effectively shunts Hispanics or Latinos aside,” writes Carlos Gil, professor emeritus of history at the UW. Featured on The Seattle Times 
Amanda Robb, working at Hoover Institutions, with a potrait of Empress Dowager Cixi
May 26, 2021
Amanda Robb, UW History alumna (MA ’18), recently landed a full-time job as a Chinese Language Materials Archivist at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University. She started the position in September 2020, after obtaining an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) degree at the UW. As an archivist at HILA , Amanda’s work primarily involves processing untapped... Read more
May 14, 2021
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and expand your understanding of AAPI history and culture through a collection of works by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, students and alumni. Image: Still from Chanhee Choi's "Pandemic"; courtesy of the artist. Continue Reading this Story 
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May 13, 2021
Christoph Giebel, associate professor of history and of international studies at the UW, writes of a marker in Seattle's Volunteer Park, "The marker’s words grotesquely falsify a gruesome past ... To call America’s violent conquest of Asia’s first constitutional republic [the Philippines] a 'liberation of oppressed peoples' constitutes an 'alternative fact' so shameless as to render the plaque’s continued display scandalous."... Read more