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“The sounds of the shoreline are a mix of the waves and the rocky beach. The voices are combined voices.”  --July Hazard Congratulations to July, Cleo, and the students of Ecopoetics Along Shorelines for their feature in Perspectives, the College of Arts and Sciences Newsletter! Visit ... Full story
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White-power activity in the United States is not new, nor has it been as shadowy as we may have imagined. It was known and then forgotten. We must, collectively, recognize its strength and history, or our amnesia will make it impossible to respond to such activism and violence in the present. Dr. Kathleen Belew calls the country to action in her recent New York Times Op-Ed titled, "The History of White Power." A 2005 CHID alum, Kathleen went on to pursue a docorate in American Studies at Yale in 2011. After... Full story
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CHID affiliate faculty member Kevin Y. Kim has been selected to be a faculty fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. As a Warren fellow in residence for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year, Kim will work on his current book project, Worlds Unseen: Henry Wallace, Herbert Hoover, and the Making of Cold War America. Joining a yearlong seminar led by Harvard historians Fredrik Logevall and Erez Manela, Kim and other internationally recognized scholars will examine work based on the seminar theme, “U.S. Power in the Global Arena.”... Full story
Claire Dederer
"Writing ‘Love and Trouble’ was kind of a feminist act, and it changed me.” 1993 CHID alum Claire Dederer came to the UW from Oberlin College with dreams of becoming a writer. She is now a best-selling author. Known for her books Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning (2017) and Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses (2010), Dederer also writes for the New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Featured in the Spring issue of Columns, the UW Alumni Magazine that reaches a quarter million readers, Dederer told Hannelore Sudermann... Full story
Victoria Cummins and CARE
CHID and business major Victoria Cummins has been featured in the Sequim Gazette for her work with the Campus Animal Rights Educators! “Since I was little, I’ve always questioned things” Victoria has been working with CARE to promote vegan dining options on campus, humane treatment of animals, and safe spaces for all eaters. Rather than using pigs to practice airway opening procedures in paramedic training programs, CARE advocates for alternative simulator models. The club's campign to end the practice at UW included a petition with 1,125... Full story
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Che Sehyun Receives Neddy Artist Award!  From article written by National Juror ClaireTancons:  Christopher Paul Jordan and Che Sehyun as the recipients of this year’sNeddy Artist Awards, each of whom will receive an unrestricted grant of $25,000. In her summary of her selections, Tancons pointed that Jordan in painting and Sehyun in open medium bring a “multicultural savvy” to their... Full story
Susan Ashford performing with the Ghost Quartet
After her breakout performance in Dave Malloy’s “Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812,” CHID alum Brittain Ashford is now one part of the new “Ghost Quartet.” She plays autoharp in the “spooky, neo-folkie chamber musical,” playing at Erickson Theatre Off Broadway from January 19th to January 28th. Brittain and her band Prairie Empire will be in Seattle for one night only; February 2nd at the Freemont Abbey Arts Center! Check out Misha Berson’s feature of Ashford in The Seattle Times:... Full story
Nicole Bradford with her children
When still a babe, I internalized the story that a good serious person cultivates a clean, technical set of interests, and pursues them with uncanny passion until one’s efforts are duly exchanged for money-money. I swear, sometimes I still think that idea might work out for me, but mostly I work for pennies-pennies, trying to save the world from imminent climate catastrophe. Classified as an “unconventional student,” I came to CHID after ten years of infrequent schooling from various institutions of higher learning across Texas. In that time before CHID, I was an artist, a printmaker, a... Full story
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I teach at a Jesuit institution in northeastern Pennsylvania, The University of Scranton, in the town made famous by the American version of The Office. (When I was leaving England for this job, many a person quoted John Betjemen’s poem “Slough” (1937) by way of jocular encouragement: “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough!/ It isn't fit for humans now…”). In truth, Scranton is post-industrial, still finding its way forward in an economy without need for anthracite coal. Locals say the university now run by Jesuits helped keep the city afloat. The Jesuits have a reputation... Full story
Geometric Folded Art Piece
Let’s start with some questions, and some tautological answers: Q. What does a mathematician do? A. They create mathematics. Q. What does an artist do?A. They create art. The second answer seems more solid—because we feel we know better what it means to create art. The first feels so circular—what does it means to create mathematics? One of the goals of Axiomatic, my recent Simpson Center-supported collaboration with... Full story