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January 30, 2017

Spotlight on: Lise Lalonde and the Color of French Identity

  How can you talk about racism without the words to describe it? Lise Lalonde, PhD student in French and Italian Studies, explains that her native French lacks the vocabulary we use in the United States to discuss racism; thus, the issue is pushed aside, forgotten. Growing up, Lise heard a distorted version of history;…


January 23, 2017

Q&A: Graduate Funding

Question: I’d really like to attend one of the major conferences in my field this year.  However, none of them are in Seattle, so I’d have to pay for a plane ticket and hotel room,  and they all charge expensive registration fees.  How can I find funding that will help me afford to go?  Answer:…


November 8, 2016

5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio!

5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio!  Network with students, staff, and faculty – in and outside your field Hear about exciting research happening at UW See examples of rapid-fire research presentations Come out and support peer presenters from your department Engage in cross-disciplinary conversations Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY is Thursday, November 17th Research Commons Presentation Place,…


November 3, 2016

Research Commons News: November 3 – November 15

Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY 5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio! Network with students, staff, and faculty – in and outside your field Hear about exciting research happening at UW See examples of rapid-fire research presentations Come out and support peer presenters from your department Engage in cross-disciplinary conversations Event: Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,…


October 26, 2016

Call for Proposals!

Scholars’ Studio proposals are due Friday, 10/28. Why present at Scholars’ Studio? Here’s why: Demonstrate your expertise in a concise manner without jargon Practice public speaking and visual presentation skills Receive inter-disciplinary feedback to strengthen your work Adaptable for a future job talk or elevator speech in industry Can be included on your CV or…


October 17, 2016

Hacking the Academy: How Will YOU Publish?

  The publishing world is shifting from traditional to digital formats. Scholars struggle between publishing in academic journals or book form versus the digital, iterative, open access format; how will YOU publish?  Verletta Kern, Music Outreach Services & Digital Scholarship Librarian explains that the UW Libraries pilot project “Hacking the Academy” will “raise awareness of this…


October 12, 2016

Research Commons News: Oct 6 – Oct 18

One-on-One Consultations     Available now in the Research Commons Consultation Studio. Graduate Writing Consultations    Thursdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm Graduate Funding Information Service Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Design Help Desk Wednesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm Citation Management Help By appointment only Digital Scholarship Project Help Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Submit…


September 13, 2016

Research Commons News: September Edition

Autumn Quarter Hours Beginning Wednesday, September 28: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:00 pm Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm One-on-One Consultations     Available in the Research Commons Autumn – Spring Quarter. Check here for Fall quarter drop-in  hours. Graduate Writing Consultations…


August 23, 2016

Spotlight on: Gary Liu and the Transformation of Drug Carriers

“Fail often, but fail quickly” is Gary Liu’s motto in the lab. Gary’s research is complex, focused on developing carriers to transport drugs to a diseased part of the body while leaving the rest of the body unaffected. Targeted drug carriers will result in better treatment without side effects. Gary’s motivation stems from personal experience;…


August 10, 2016

Spotlight: Caleb Knapp on Race and Non-Normative Sexuality

During an undergraduate course on race, realism and the city, Caleb Knapp considered literature’s “social, cultural, and political value.” Earning his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington, Caleb is using the value found in literature to research the question: “how are race and non-normative forms of sexuality related, and what is the long…


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