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February 11, 2021
Graduate student, Karin Filipsson, has published the creative piece “They will change us forever” as part of the ArtExhibition “Hostile Terrain 94/#FreeThemAll” at the Henry Art Gallery in collaboration withProfessor José Antonio Lucero’s micro seminar “Art, Migration and the Borders of Politics”. To see more about the exhibition, please visit:
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January 24, 2021
Visiting Latvian Lecturer Solvita Burr has published her new book, Ceļvedis pilsētu tekstu izpētē (“A Guide for Exploring City Texts”). Although most of the book is in Latvian, it contains text (multimodal examples and activities; the book’s main terms; quotes; LL signs, e.g.) in other languages as well. The book is interactive, and throughout provides many embedded links to valuable language resources (dictionaries, corpora, reference means), internet articles, and social... Read more
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January 5, 2021
College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that you can get that in a wide variety of majors. Featured on 
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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
Andy Meyer
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