News tagged with 'faculty'

UW Humanities Faculty Receive Fellowships and Awards

The Simpson Center congratulates UW faculty in the humanities who have recently been named the recipients of notable prizes, fellowships, and awards.

Charles Johnson To Receive 2013 Humanities Washington Award

Humanities Washington will honor author and former UW faculty member Charles Johnson with the 2013 Humanities Washington Award at the Bedtime Stories literary gala in Seattle Oct. 4, 2013. 

Phi Beta Kappa Elects Three UW Faculty as Senators

Phi Beta Kappa Elects Three UW Faculty as Senators

Three University of Washington faculty have been elected as senators of the national Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest academic honor society, at the group’s triennial council meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Serving six-year terms are Simpson Center Director Kathleen Woodward; Zev Handel, associate professor ofAsian Languages & Literature and a 2011-12 Society of Scholars fellow; and Mary-Claire King, professor of Genome Sciences.

Simpson Center Announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center announces Spring Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations. 

UW Faculty Receive Prizes, Fellowships, Awards

Danny Hoffman, Gillian Harkins, and Yomi Braester.

The Simpson Center congratulates several UW faculty who have recently been named the recipients of notable prizes, fellowships, and awards.

A Tale of Conversational Canines: "The Day the Dogs Talked" - UW Today

The Day the Dogs Talked, the latest book by UW professor emeritus of comparative literature Hazard Adams, is the subject of a recent UW Today feature by writer Peter Kelley. Adams gave a "New Books in Print" talk on this at the Simpson Center in February.

Janelle Taylor Represents the UW at Humanities Advocacy Day, Washington, DC

UW Professor of Anthropology Janelle Taylor

Janelle Taylor (Anthropology) will represent the Simpson Center and the UW at Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2012. Humanities Advocacy Day was established in 2000 by the National Humanities Alliance (NHA)—an advocacy coalition dedicated to the advancement of humanities education, research, preservation, and public programs—to increase public support for the humanities.

Simpson Center Announces Fall Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations. 

Nationally-Recognized Poet Linda Bierds to Deliver Katz Lecture

On Tuesday, November 15, poet and Professor of English Linda Bierds will present the first Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year.

“Biological Futures in a Globalized World” Addresses Challenges Posed by Explosion of Biological Knowledge

Colloquia Speakers Leah Ceccarelli, Gaymon Bennett, and Matthew Sparke

Enormous growth in biological knowledge during the past 100 years or so – and increasing worldwide use of that information to manipulate and build living systems – pose unique opportunities and challenges for the scientific community and humanity at large: Potential risks include engineered biological organisms, proliferations of infectious disease, human manipulation of the biosphere for food and fuel, and of the human genome sequence in reproductive technology.

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