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Ben Fitzhugh, professor of anthropology, explains the results of a new study he co-authored on human migration. Featured on UW News 
The UW has started offering a new STEM minor in data science, one of the first universities in the country to do so. Ben Marwick, an associate professor of archeology and director of the new data science minor, is quoted. Featured on UW News 
The family of Sam Dubal, the assistant professor of anthropology at the UW who went missing while hiking in Mount Rainier in early October, has launched a fundraiser to help create a fellowship fund in his memory. Featured on Patch 
After Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016, people in liberal areas were in shock — and wondering what a Trump presidency would mean for the country. A week after the election, we asked academics to write their thoughts. With hindsight being 2020, KUOW revisits the most prescient of those pieces, including those by 10 UW faculty members.... Read more
Sam in hiking gear smiling
Over the last two weeks Mountain Rescue Association volunteers from across Washington have worked tirelessly to bring our UW Anthropology colleague, Sam Dubal, home to his family. With tremendous gratitude for those who have risked their own safety to find a beloved son, brother, cousin, friend, and colleague, we have made donations to Pierce County Search and Rescue, Seattle Mountain Rescue, and King County Search and Rescue. While Sam hasn’t come home to us, we remain thankful for everything... Read more
This five-year, $1.8 million training program at the UW will fund 25 academic-year graduate fellowships, develop a new training curriculum and contribute to methodological advances in health research at the intersection of demography and data science. Featured on UW News 
Find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. Featured on UW News 
The Southeast Asia Center will spearhead a new initiative to explore the effects of authoritarianism in Southeast Asia and on Southeast Asian American communities in the United States. Featured on UW News 
While other nations invest in developing poor areas, Beijing doesn’t hesitate to operate on a more ambitious scale by moving communities, like the Yi ethnic minority, and building new towns in its effort to modernize China. Stevan Harrell, professor emeritus of anthropology at the UW, is quoted. Featured on AP News 
Sven Haakanson Jr., a curator at the Burke Museum and faculty member in Anthropology and American Indian Studies, is interviewed in the films "A Kayak To Carry Us: Lived Knowledge" and "Stories in Stone" about his efforts to preserve the past on Kodiak Island, a place where he grew up. Featured on KTOO Public Media