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November 21, 2020
There’s a Norwegian term for deliberately embracing time spent outside, for both the mental and physical benefits. It’s frifluftsliv, something Alaskans will find familiar, in spirit if not in name. And some say it’s a way to cope with the many limitations on life during a pandemic. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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October 23, 2020
As we approach the first COVID-19 winter in Seattle, a city with deep Scandinavian roots, a Scandinavian concept known as friluftsliv may also be a helpful model for continuing to spend time outdoors during the coldest, darkest time of the year. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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October 14, 2020
On October 8th, Scandinavian Department Undergraduate Advisor Kim Kraft, along with representatives from Swedish universities, held a webinar on studying in Sweden as a Graduate student. Click the link below to view the recording, and keep an eye out for future Zoom webinars from the department.  https://youtu.be/f40zE9B-oL0
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August 17, 2020
You can’t translate something without interpreting it,” says Amanda Doxtater. “And there is a sense of responsibility to the author. I’m bringing this novel to English-speaking audiences for the first time.”   Sometimes a book grabs hold of a reader and won’t let go. For Amanda Doxtater, that book was the 1934 novel Kris by Swedish author Karin Boye. Doxtater first encountered the novel in the 1990s as an undergraduate in the UW Department of Scandinavian Studies, and it became... Read more
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August 10, 2020
Stay engaged amidst social distancing guidelines with a virtual Henry Art Gallery event, visit the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, and more from your home. Featured on UW News 
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August 2, 2020
David Gire, an assistant professor of psychology, Lauren Poyer, assistant teaching professor in Scandinavian studies explain the Kraken. Featured on KIRO 7 
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July 30, 2020
Lauren Poyer, assistant teaching professor in Scandinavian studies, explains the mythology of the Kraken. Featured on UW News 
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June 11, 2020
Andrew Nestingen, professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, writes about the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Featured on The Conversation 
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June 8, 2020
Department of Scandinavian Studies Solidarity and Policy Statement -- Spring Quarter 2020June 3, 2020 PDF Download Dear Department of Scandinavian Studies Students: The faculty and graduate students of the Department of Scandinavian Studies stand in solidarity with the Black Student Union, the African Student Association, Students United for... Read more
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June 5, 2020
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Featured on UW News 

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