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Hip-Hop Lesson Plans Teach Seattle Students about Social Issues, Arts - UW Today

UW Today recently featured an article on UW graduate student Tiffany Grobelski's work at KEXP 90.3 FM. Through a Simpson Center internship, Grobelski assisted KEXP Documentaries producer Michele Myers in creating lesson plans for grades 6-12 that explore Seattle's hip-hop culture.

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. 

Harvard Professor Doris Sommer to Deliver Katz Lecture

Winter 2012 Katz lecturer Doris Sommer

On Tuesday, January 17, Doris Sommer will present the second Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year. Her talk will explore the intersections of the arts, humanities, and social justice with a focus on Bogota, Columbia.

Humanities Center Directors to Meet at the Simpson Center

The Simpson Center hosts a CHCI workshop on international collaboration.

This month, directors from humanities centers worldwide will convene at the Simpson Center for a workshop on international collaboration sponsored by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Visiting Scholars and Speakers, Fall 2011

Wendy Brown lectures at the UW on neoliberalism.

Wendy Brown (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley) is just one of the many scholars who graced the Simpson Center and the University of Washington with her brilliance in Fall 2011, as part of our programs and events co-sponsored with other campus units.


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.

Exploring Seattle's Hip-Hop Scene Through Lesson Plans for Grades 6-12

Through a Simpson Center internship at local radio station KEXP 90.3 FM, UW graduate student Tiffany Grobelski has worked with KEXP Documentaries producer Michele Myers to create lesson plans for grades 6-12 that explore Seattle’s hip-hop culture.

Transforming Prison Education through the UW

Gillian Harkins and Anne Dwyer of TEBB

Transformative Education Behind Bars, a project funded by the Simpson Center, invites UW faculty and graduate students to collaborate with educators at community colleges, nonprofit organizations, other university programs, and correctional facilities to expand educational access and justice for incarcerated students.

Nationally-Recognized Poet Linda Bierds to Deliver Katz Lecture

On Tuesday, November 15, poet and Professor of English Linda Bierds will present the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year.

UW Graduate Student Explores Seattle’s Dumpster-Diving Culture

UW graduate student David Giles Dumpster-diving

The research of David Giles, UW graduate student in anthropology and a Society of Scholars fellow at the Simpson Center, was recently highlighted in the Seattle Times.