Dean Archibald Participates in NAPA Event
Visiting Associate Professor Jose Manuel Magallanes Wins Research Award
Manuel Magallanes won another award for "Outstanding Researcher of the Year." The prize is put forth by Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, the highest ranking university in Peru, to their faculty.
This is the second time he has received this award.
Nancy Bell Evans Center Director Erica Mills to Speak at BoardSource Leadership Forum October 18 to 20
Mills will be leading a fast-paced, interactive session called "The Language of Leadership: How to Use Language to Lead, Engage, and Advocate." Mills is also representing the Evans School on the host committee of the entire event.
Parrington Hall Building Hours Change
Parrington Hall Building Hours have changed back to the school year schedule.
Monday – Thursday 7:00 – 7:00
Friday – 7:00 – 6:30
Weekends and holidays – closed
Professor Ann Bostrom Helps Organize Subduction Megaquake and Tsunami Preparedness Workshop
Bostrom, Evans School, Maximilian Dixon, Washington State Emergency Management Division, and David Johnston, Joint Centre of Disaster Research, Massey University, organized a successful preparadeness workshop in Parrington Hall. The workshop was sponsored in part by the NSF funded M9 research project at the University of Washington. Over thirty people from Washington state, county, and city governments, academics and researchers, and visiting colleages from New Zealand attended.
This workshop provided a brief overview of two disaster simulation exercises (Cascadia Rising and Tangaroa Exercise) and summarized strategic and operational findings from reviews of each. The workshop also explored opportunities for shared learning and future work between the USA and New Zealand.
Associate Professor Crystal Hall Shares a Family Photo
Professor Mary Kay Gugerty and the Evans School Co-Hosts Accelerating Social Transformation Institute
The event was the first of its kind looking at new and innovative ways that philanthropy can address issues such as poverty, climate change, and human rights abuses. The three-day conference was held on the UW Bothell campus. Gugerty is an expert on nonprofits and is the Faculty Director of the Nancy Bell Evans Center.
EMPA Cohort 15 Gets Its Start
We are welcoming EMPA Cohort 15 to the Evans School. In their first course, Foundation Week, they will dive into subjects ranging from self-reflection to managing the process of change. We also have two distinguished guest speakers scheduled to give their own unique takes on leadership and management: State Representative Vandana Slatter (EMPA ’05, Cohort 2) and former mayor of La Paz, Bolivia, Ronald MacLean-Abaroa.
MPA Students Ives and Hornsby Present at Seattle City Light
Eliza Ives (MPA '18) and Carson Hornsby (MPA '18) both wrapped up successful internships at Seattle City Light. They presented their projects at Seattle City Hall. Ives was the Energy Data Analytics Intern and Hornsby was the Key Customer Strategic Planning Intern.
New Ph.D. Students Dine with Peer Mentors
Minimum Wage Study Team Publishes Food Prices Analysis
Professors Jake Vigdor and Mark Long (along with UW colleagues lead author Jennifer Otten, James Buszkiewicz, Wesley Tang, Anju Aggarwal and Adam Drewnowski) published a paper titled "The Impact of a City-Level Minimum-Wage Policy on Supermarket Food Prices in Seattle-King County" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Many states and localities throughout the U.S. have adopted higher minimum wages. Higher labor costs among low-wage food system workers could result in higher food prices. However, this study finds no evidence of change in supermarket food prices by market basket or increase in prices by food group in response to the implementation of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance. This paper is part of a broader Minimum Wage Study at the University of Washington.
EPAR Presents Findings at the Data for Policy Conference in London
EPAR Principal Investigator Leigh Anderson and Research and Strategic Initiatives Manager Pierre Biscaye presented findings from EPAR research at the 2017 Data for Policy Conference in London on September 6-7. Professor Anderson presented research on the promise of digital credit for financial inclusion in a session on Data and Economic Policy, and Pierre presented on the policy and practical challenges of national identity programs in a session on Digital Public Infrastructure. Visit the EPAR website to read the conference briefs and view the presentation slides.
Associate Professor Heather Hill Co-Edits Special Issue of Social Service Review
Hill co-edited a special edition of Social Service Review, the publication of thought-provoking, original research on pressing social issues and promising social work practices and social welfare policies. Hill's co-editors were Jennie Romich, University of Washington, Hilary Wething, doctoral student, University of Washington, and Marybeth Mattingly, University of New Hampshire.
Assistant Professor Rachel Fyall Article Published in Cityscape
Fyall's article, "Urbanizing for Equity: Harnessing Upzones as a Redistributive Policy Tool," was published in Cityscape. Fyall co-wrote this article with Alexander Casey (MPA '16) with the initial idea being workshopped in Fyall's Housing Policy class in winter of 2016.
Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Professor Ann Bostrom Publishes in Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communications and Risk Analysis
Bostrom's new piece "Mental Models and Risk Perceptions Related to Climate Change" was published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communications.
Another piece called "Public Perceptions of How Long Air Pollution and Carbon Dioxide Remain in the Atmosphere" is published in Risk Analysis. The piece was co-authored by Rachel Dryden, M. Granger Morgan, and Wandi Bruine de Bruin.
Professor Scott W. Allard Media Hits
Allard is an expert on issues ranging from income inequality and poverty to social welfare policy and urban policy. These last few weeks he has been sought out for his expertise in The Atlantic, Marketplace, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC to name a few.
Marketplace: America’s falling poverty rate, in context
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Household Incomes Rose in 2016 to New Record
Evans School First-Gen Graduate Student Welcome
Friday, October 6
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Parrington Hall, Remak Commons
All Evans School first-generation graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend this event to connect with peers, learn about available resources, and enjoy refreshments.
Earthquake Preparedness Drill, Thursday, October 19
From UW Emergency Services
As National Preparedness Month continues, let’s talk about the next Great UW ShakeOut. Our biggest natural hazard threat here in the Pacific Northwest is an earthquake. While Washington does not experience earthquakes as frequently as, say, California, when we are hit with the next 7, 8, or 9 magnitude earthquake, the results will be devastating. One of the main reasons for this is when people aren’t accustomed to experiencing earthquakes on a regular basis, they are less likely to become prepared for one!