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January 5, 2021
Interested in the College of Arts & Sciences but don’t know what to study? Here are six majors that you may not have discovered yet. Featured on The Daily 
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December 23, 2020
University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing student Brooke Tamble has been selected as the first United States recipient of the UW Queen Silvia Nursing Award (QSNA) for dementia care.  Tamble’s winning idea involves developing an interactive app that would address the daily needs, memory loss, isolation from family, and the need for mental stimulation during the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be designed with the overall goal to improve the care and well-being of people who are living with... Read more
December 16, 2020
Camille Witbeck is Nadia Christensen Scholar for 2020-1. Witbeck is completing her Ph.D. dissertation study, "Dirtying the North: Images of Nordic Trash in Contemporary Film and Visual Culture." Her research has always asked questions about visual media and the environmental humanities, with a special focus on Finnish visual culture. "Dirtying the North" situates itself at the intersection of visual media and the environmental humanities. Western cultural beliefs about trash often come... Read more
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December 14, 2020
See public a public art exhibition on the side of city buses, watch a talk about "Public Opnion and Polls in the 2020 Presidental Election, revisit Marc Seales Group's performance at Town Hall, and more! Featured on UW News 
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December 5, 2020
The UW Department of Scandinavian Studies is proud to continue working with the National Nordic Museum to provide informative and stimulating discussions and events, even during the current situation. On December 15th, we will be hosting a panel discussion examining current attitudes in the Nordic countries toward the United States. Thought leaders with backgrounds in journalism, government, culture, and business will also offer suggestions on how the US might strengthen its ties to Denmark,... Read more
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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.
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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