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November 13, 2017

Spotlight on: Whiteboard Competition in the Research Commons!

Have you been following our whiteboard competitions that has been happening this fall in the Research Commons? We listened to your feedback Last year, Research Commons users provided excellent feedback, including that there was a need for new whiteboards. Over the summer, we installed fresh new whiteboards in all the green areas (along with many…


October 11, 2017

Research Commons News: Oct 10 – Oct 24

Research Commons News: Oct 10 – Oct 24 Hello and welcome to another edition of our Research Commons Newsletter! We have a lot of great events and resources for you these next few weeks. Read on for details!   Scholars’ Studio: DIS/RUPT Thursday, November 16, 2017 Submit a Proposal! Proposals due October 27th, 2017! Scholars’…


October 4, 2017

Spotlight on: First UW Libraries Internship

This past summer, the UW Libraries launched its first ever internship program! It was an incredible opportunity to partner with the Lake City Public Library and Nathan Hale High School in order to encourage students of diverse backgrounds who were going to be first-in-family college students to begin learning new skills in digital storytelling. The…


September 28, 2017

Research Commons News: Sept 28 – Oct 10

Research Commons News: Sept 28 – Oct 10 Welcome back to a new year! We are so excited to welcome you back to a new academic year! There are many resources to help you succeed, events to get involved with, and spaces to collaborate in here at the Research Commons. New Furniture and Whiteboards in…


May 16, 2017

UW Three Minute Thesis

This year the we held our first 3MT competition! It focused on professional development and celebrated exciting capstone and research experiences of Master’s and Doctoral students at the University of Washington from all three campuses. Congratulations to first-prize winner Molly Grear (Civil & Environmental Engineering), second-prize winner Gabby Barsh (Molecular & Cellular Biology) and People’s Choice…


March 10, 2017

Spotlight on: Rachel Blakeslee & Drinking Water

“You’re coming here and you are this young white girl from this whatever college in the United States, coming here to learn about our water problems, and then what are you going to do about it? You’re going to take all the information that you’ve learned and you’re going to go back to the United…


March 1, 2017

Spotlight: Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility

Growing up in Houston, Matthew Howard saw cars everywhere. What do cars give people? Mobility. As he gains a PhD in English, Matthew wonders: “can we consider mobility a human right?” and moreover, if mobility is tied to American identity, “what does that mean for people of color?” Matthew is using the Negro Motorist Green…


February 22, 2017

Spotlight on: Annie Spencer Ross and Smartphone Accessibility

“Button unlabeled.” When developers don’t make apps accessible, screen reader users hear this phrase. Did you open email? Instagram? NPR News? Unlabeled equals unclear. Annie Spencer Ross is working towards her PhD. in Computer Science & Engineering, focusing on “different technologies and different ways that people think of to start using these technologies.” Specifically, her…


February 13, 2017

Lineup: Scholars’ Studio ADVOCACY

The Research Commons and The Graduate School CORE programs present: Verletta Kern: Advocacy Through Digital Scholarship Francis Kairu: Spreading the Bug – Promoting Community Level Advocacy in Africa Julian Barr: Digitizing and Queering the  Historical LGBT Seattle Walking Tour Chang Dou: From Tree to Biofuel Carla Lopez-Wilkerson: How Language Blurs Our Response to Sexual Violence…


February 8, 2017

Spotlight on: Roger Chao and the Pool of Knowledge

Reflection – how do we make it meaningful? As students and people, we are often reflecting and responding in our daily lives. Roger Chao looks at how to make reflection mean something. Roger has spent the last five years gaining a PhD in English and teaching. Roger is an instructor for English composition classes, but…


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