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This week at the UW, listen to a faculty Beethoven trio and lectures by Rick Steves. Featured on UW News 
Each year the Harry Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants to support inspiring scholars and activists pursuing the study and practice of labor. This year we awarded $85,000 in scholarships and fellowships and another $85,000 in research and curriculum development grants, for an overall total of $170,000 in Labor Studies awards... Graduate Recruitment Fellowships The Bridges Center's Recruitment Fellowships provide much needed funding to support top-ranked... Read more
For a time unlike any before, the University of Washington has developed “2020: The Course,” a new online class for UW students that helps contextualize this year’s extraordinary events and societal upheaval. “2020: The Course” gives students an opportunity to hear from UW professors and special guests who will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, race in the United States, the state of the environment, the economic recession, civic participation, citizenship and this election season and outcomes.... Read more
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Welcome to our newest graduate student cohort! Please find their biographies below. Wesley Carrasco BA in Geography & Environmental Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I am a Central-American Indigenous scholar from South-Central Los Angeles. My research is driven by my foundational understanding that the capitalist hydra supported by globalization and neoliberal policies continues the same oppressive structures of colonialism that support violent inequalities and the... Read more
“2020: The Course” gives students an opportunity to hear from UW professors and special guests who will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic, race in the United States, the state of the environment, the economic recession, civic participation, citizenship and this election season and outcomes. Featured on UW News 
During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. This week's roundup includes a colloquium talk by Dr. Melanie Malone: Seeking Justice, Eating Toxins: Overlooked Contaminants in Urban Community Gardens. Urban community gardens have enabled users to mitigate the effects of many environmental injustices such as the impact of food... Read more
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The University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, or CSDE, along with partners in the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences and the eScience Institute, is among eight awardees across the country selected to develop training programs in advanced data... Read more
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Thank you very much to Professor Emeritus Bill Beyers for contributing this article! Input-Output models are portraits of national or regional economies that are widely used to calculate economic impacts, such as the impact of the Boeing Company on the Washington State economy, or the economic impact of arts and cultural organizations on the Central Puget Sound regional economy. They measure economic impacts through estimates of sales (output) by industry, labor income, and jobs... Read more
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This Labor Day, I am grateful to have a job, and I am deeply grateful for the labor of essential workers. The COVID-19 pandemic means tens of thousands of Washingtonians are unexpectedly finding themselves out of work. In King County, more than 460,000 people have filed an initial unemployment claim... Read more
The 2020 Population Health Applied Research Fellows concluded their 10-week program to produce small area population forecasts at the Census tract and Health Reporting Area levels by sex, race, ethnicity and five-year age groups for King County from 2020 to 2045. Featured on UW News 

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