Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs Professor Katie Baird calls for the passage of HB1592 and SB5704, bills currently before the Washington legislature which would publicly fund savings accounts for low-income children statewide.
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In the wake of the arrest of R. Kelly, Professor and Social & Behavioral Sciences Chair Carolyn West is quoted on the larger issues of confronting America's "ugliest and most complicated attitudes toward race, gender and sex."
Dr. Bonnie Becker is part of a "network of scientists and advocates" working to restore Olympia oysters to their "historical and cultural prominence."
Bills now being considered by the Washington legislature on school safety, based in part on research done by Dr. Eric Madfis, are focused on "nonfirearm measures."
Dr. Ankur Teredesai, KenSci's co-founder, is a professor in the School of Engineering & Technology and incubated KenSci's technology in the Center for Data Science.
The research of Dr. Eric Madfis of Social Work & Criminal Justice is the foundation for nine new school safety billls before the Washington House and Senate. Dr. Madfis provided testimony on the topic before House and Senate legislative committees.
Dr. Barb Toews, assistant professor in Social Work & Criminal Justice, says that exposure to nature -- even something as simple as a plant transplanting party -- can lead to a mood boost and improve mental health of women in prison.
Biologist Aimee Kinney, research scientist with the Center for Urban Waters, describes progress on restoration of Puget Sound shoreline, an important step in the recovery of the underwater food web that supports species such as chinook salmon, which in turn support orcas.
Dr. Jim Gawel is one researcher who is concerned that plans by the U.S. Forest Service to build a road in the eruption zone around Mount St. Helens will disturb ongoing and future research projects.
Dr. Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies, discusses "a more nuanced picture" of tech employment, noting the fastest growth is not in dense urban centers, but in the suburban periphery.