Evans School News

Race & Equity Summit Race & Equity Summit

The February 12 Race & Equity Summit brought together Evans School students, staff, and faculty for a discussion of the Diversity Committee’s priorities and perspectives. The priorities – recruitment and retention of a more diverse student cohort and the need for a race- and equity-focused curriculum – were addressed through general conversations about inequality before staff members of the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) led a workshop. Attendees used the RSJI’s...

How do bans on Affirmative Action affect college admissions?

Peter Hinrichs, a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, presented his in-progress paper “Affirmative Action and Racial Segregation” on Wednesday, January 27, in the Denny Forum. The lively conversation attracted almost a dozen members of the school’s faculty, a couple of Ph.D. candidates, and about 10 students and staffers. Hinrichs’ talk was the latest installation in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance’s research seminar series....

Vigdor Discusses Minimum Wage Project on KIRO Radio

 

“Not very much.”

That’s how Evans School Professor Jacob Vigdor answered Dave Ross, when the longtime radio host asked if the recent minimum-wage increases had raised prices in Seattle. 

Vigdor, who discussed the Minimum Wage Study with Ross in a KIRO-FM interview February 2, should know. He and researchers from the University of Washington – represented by the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, the School of Social Work, and the School of Public Health – and the...

Print of Bed Bugs from 1536 Bed Bugs: Ways to Combat the Not-So-Hidden Menace

In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency warned of the “emerging public health issues associated with bed bugs.” In light of the increased complaints received by public-health agencies in the past five years, the question of how to deal with bed bugs arises. Four graduates of the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, with work begun in the school’s Public Service Clinics program...

Prof. Dobel addresses anti-corruption conference in Australia

J. Patrick Dobel, a professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, gave the keynote address to an international conference on public corruption August 28 in Sydney. His talk, “The Seduction of Corruption,” focused on people’s capacity to reconstruct moral identity while knowingly committing morally wrong or illegal acts -- and our ability to reconcile such behavior.

Dobel – who in his nearly 30 years at the Evans School has written about the NCAA and...

Somali Woman Fetching Water from a Well PotaVida, Evans School Ph.D. Candidate Receive $150,000 Grant to Test Innovative Water Purifier in Somalia

The Washington Global Health Alliance granted $150,000 to PotaVida for the Seattle-based social venture to deploy innovative water disinfection and usage-tracking technology in Somalia. PotaVida, co-founded by a Ph.D. candidate at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, designed the Smart Solar Purifier for use in disaster-relief...

William Ruckelshaus Statement from Dean Archibald on Bill Ruckelshaus' Presidential Medal of Freedom

The entire Evans School community, including our friends at the Ruckelshaus Center, are pleased and proud to learn that William D. Ruckelshaus will be among President Obama’s seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this month.

Bill Ruckelshaus’ career epitomizes the best in public service.  His remarkable leadership and vision, his unquestionable integrity and his passion for the common good are unequaled and serve as a model for all.

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is proud to serve as the University of...

Grant Blume Lecturing Grant Blume, Ph.D. Candidate, Wins NACAC Award for Government Relations

Grant Blume, Ph.D. Candidate at the Evans School, won the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 2015 Government Relations award. Blume's dissertation research focuses on measuring the positive impacts that college admissions counselors have in how students apply for and pursue college.

Play the video below to learn more about the award.

Crystal Hall News Item Banner Crystal Hall Appointed to White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team

Crystal Hall, an assistant professor at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, has been appointed to President Obama’s Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST), a group of nationally renowned behavioral scientists and innovators charged with using evidence to test and improve federal programs. Hall, who is on assignment to the White House from the University of Washington under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, said she would define her time at SBST as a success if the team was able to “implement legitimate policy change.” The SBST, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was...

Spotlight on UW ICMA Chapter

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is an excellent training ground for a career in local government. Our faculty are leading public finance experts; both Justin Marlowe and Sharon Kioko teach the core curriculum while also conducting exciting research projects in the community. Evans School alumnus and long-time city manager, Dick Zais, teaches a municipal management class each...