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November 15, 2020
Drinks on tap, rock-climbing walls, gourmet cafeterias — perks are a hallmark of many desirable workplaces. But when workers are not in the office to actually enjoy them, companies are being forced to reevaluate their incentives and work culture. Margaret O'Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.
November 13, 2020
In this book talk, Dr. Jacob Dlamini, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University, discusses the social history of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s most iconic nature reserve. Dlamini's book, Safari Nation, details the ways in which Black people devoted energies to conservation and to the park over the course of the twentieth century and engages with questions of land, conservation, democracy, and citizenship in South Africa.
November 12, 2020
This week at the UW, listen to a faculty Beethoven trio and lectures by Rick Steves. Featured on UW News
November 11, 2020
President Trump has refused to concede the election and allow President-elect Biden to start the transition process. Today, the “Seattle Now” podcast asks what history can tell us about what will happen next. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is interviewed. Featured on KUOW
November 10, 2020
Washington Republicans woke up after Election Day to a crushingly familiar math problem bedeviling their prospects in statewide races: a cratering of support in King County. The UW’s Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science, and Margaret O’Mara, professor of history, are quoted.
November 9, 2020
Margaret O'Mara, professor of history, explains the history behind election concessions and what a refusal to concede means. Featured on UW News
November 9, 2020
Professor Alexandra “Sasha” Harmon receives the 2020 Robert G. Athearn Award for her recent book, Reclaiming the Reservation: Histories of Indian Sovereignty Suppressed and Renewed (University of Washington Press, 2019). The Athearn award is granted annually by the Western History Association to acknowledge excellent scholarship on the twentieth-century American West.
November 6, 2020
“Starting this summer, Seattle Colleges has made damaging cuts to programs and staff across the district. Staff have been furloughed, making fall quarter registration and financial aid difficult for students. Programs that serve working-class Seattle, like culinary arts and parent education, are on the chopping block. These types of cuts hurt the most vulnerable students and communities in Seattle the hardest,” writes Michael Reagan, a history instructor at the UW and Seattle Colleges.
November 4, 2020
English Professor David Crouse and Devin Naar, professor of history and Jewish studies and chair of the Jackson School’s Sephardic Studies Program, are featured in this article for their professional accomplishments. Featured on UW News
November 4, 2020
It was 101 years ago that the American public was riveted by the health of the United States president. Woodrow Wilson was described on the Oct. 2, 1919, front page of The Spokane Chronicle as experiencing “restlessness.” It would take months before the public learned the 63-year-old had experienced a paralyzing stroke. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.