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2019 Undergraduate Symposium
Each year, presenters featured at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium are given an opportunity to nominate their mentor for the Research Mentor Award. Heather Evans (front row, far left) was one of the several UW faculty who were named as outstanding mentors. 
Washington State Capitol
Most recently, Governor Inslee signed ... Read more
Hongtianxu George Hua
Sociology undergraduate George Hua was recently appointed a data analyst position at the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research center at the University of Washington. The IHME is responsible for research on a variety of issues ranging from vaccines, to disease, air quality, and other issues affecting... Read more
Cara Margherio portrait photo
Cara Margherio, Assistant Director of CERSE, has been named Virtual Visiting Scholar for the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network, a program funded through the National Science Foundation and administered by the Association for Women in Science. The Virtual Visiting Scholars program provides researchers across disciplines an opportunity... Read more
Katherine Beckett and Heather Evans
On Thursday, October 11, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously found that imposing the death penalty violated the state's constitutional bar against cruel punishment, and ended capital punishment in Washington.  Two UW sociologists did the rigorous analytical research that became instrumental to the court's decision.   Read the article in the ... Read more
Callie Burt
If you think a prior sexual assault doesn’t disqualify someone from the United States Supreme Court, what are your priorities, I wonder? Special to The Seattle Times By Callie H. Burt In the midst of this Brett Kavanaugh confirmation chaos, I find myself perplexed by numerous things, but the question, “Why didn’t Christine Blasey Ford tell her story... Read more
sara curran head shot
Sara Curran, Professor of Sociology and International Studies, has been elected as the Vice President of the Population Association of American (PAA).  PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established in 1930 to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human condition through research of problems related to human population. PAA members include demographers,... Read more
Miyamoto Professor Katherine Beckett
Katherine Beckett and co-authors responded to critics of restorative justice in the May 17 Seattle Times, citing evidence from multiple sources that a restorative justice response to crime produces greater victim satisfaction with the process and with the outcome, than do approaches that depend only on prison and punishment.  Read the full piece at the... Read more