News tagged with 'graduate students'

Congrats to Grammy-nominated Quetzal!

Congrats to UW graduate student Martha Gonzalez (Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies), former Simpson Center staff member Quetzal Flores, and their band Quetzal! Their album “Imaginaries” has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy in the “Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album” category.

Simpson Center Announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations. 

UW Graduate Students Ask Seattle, Tacoma to “Queer the Art Museum”

Photographic still of David Wojnarowicz from <i>Silence=Death</I>, 1990.

How can museums better address, engage, and integrate queer culture? UW graduate students Erin Bailey (Museology) and Nicole Robert (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) are organizing “Queering the Art Museum,” a symposium that they hope will invite attendees to explore such questions.

To the Middle Ages: Graduate Students Invite UW Community to Explore the Medieval Era

The tale of Beowulf survives in a single manuscript dating to between the 8th and 11th centuries. This epic poem tells of the heroic Beowulf, who comes to the aid of King Hrothgar of the Danes, slays Grendel (the monster who has been plaguing Hrothgar’s hall), battles Grendel’s mother, and returns home to Sweden, to become king of his people. Later in life, Beowulf is called to battle with a dragon. He triumphs—but is fatally wounded in the fight.

Though centuries have passed since the story of Beowulf was first written, it continues to live on, thanks to scholars such as those involved in the Medieval Studies graduate interest group.

Doctoral Student Ryan Burns Selected to Present on Digital Scholarship at UW HuskyFest 2012

Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns, doctoral student in Geography and Simpson Center Public Scholarship Fellow, has been invited to share his research at HuskyFest 2012, as part of the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Showcase. The UW is hosting HuskyFest—a three-day campus-wide festival showcasing the university’s dynamic scholarship and activities—to celebrate its 150th anniversary. HuskyFest, which takes place April 19-21, will feature a variety of activities, including live music, food, dance, lectures, demonstrations, interactive booths, open houses, art exhibits, tours, giveaways and much more.

Graduate Interest Group Spotlight: Keywords for Video Games Studies

Organizers Ed Chang and Theresa Horstman at a recent Keywords workshop.

Avatar. Gamer. Power. Control. Time. Altplay. Fandom. Hack. Customization. These gaming terms may be part of everyday language to those who play video games, but for the members of Keywords for Video Games Studies, a graduate student interest group funded by the Simpson Center, they are much more. When acknowledged as keywords, they become sites of critical engagement and scholarly dialogue.

Graduate Interest Group Spotlight: Asian American Studies Research Collective

Asian American Studies Research Collective Graduate Interest Group.

On December 7, 2011, UW faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, and community members crowded into a standing-room-only classroom to hear Marie Hilao-Enriquez speak. As chairperson of the Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights in the Philippines, Hilao-Enriquez documents cases of human rights violations in the Philippines and assists victims and their families in seeking justice. In her talk, she not only provided an update of the current situation of human rights abuses in the Philippines but shared her own story as a survivor of state repression as well. Hilao-Enriquez’s visit to the UW was the result of a collaboration in honor of International Human Rights Day between the Philippine-US Solidarity Organization (PUSO) and the UW’s Asian American Studies Research Collective (AASRC).

UW Leads in Connecting Scholarship with Community - UW Today

Students in the Certificate in Public Scholarship program.

The Simpson Center's Certificate in Public Scholarship program has been featured in UW Today! Read the complete story, by Molly McElroy. And don't forget that applications for admittance into the program next fall are due April 18, 2012!

Simpson Center Announces Fall Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations. 

Technology, Social Justice, and the Humanities Intersect at THATCamp PNW Unconference

What are the relationships between technological literacy and social change?

Participants in this year’s THATCamp PNW came together on Saturday, November 12, at the University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Serious Play to explore this question.

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