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Stories From The Place of Sports in The University, 2022 Edition book cover

Stories From The Place of Sports in The University, 2022 Edition

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Students in The Place of Sports In The University

Editor(s): Jennifer Lee Hoffman

Subject(s): Moral and social purpose of education, Higher education, tertiary education, Sports and Active outdoor recreation

Institution(s): University of Washington

Last updated: 25/10/2022

This book showcases student exploration the role of sports in cultivating the collegiate ideal in their own college going experiences. Topics include the influence of esports, recreational activities, intramural, club, and spectator sports on pre-college choices and campus life. Students individually and collectively investigate how sports activities cultivate the collegiate ideal through ceremonies, stories, rituals and rites of passage, and unique language; all of which are most well understood by insiders to the campus community (Toma, 2010; Toma & Kezar, 1999). Using the inquiry tools of autoethnography, students highlight their individual and shared  experiences of ‘going to college’ and the role of the collegiate ideal.

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Telling Our Stories

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): TCOM 347: Television Criticism

Subject(s): Cultural and media studies

Publisher: University of Washington Tacoma and University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 02/08/2022

The Telling Our Stories project is designed so students work in teams to document and produce short digital stories highlighting the experiences of other UW-Tacoma students with regards to one or various aspects of their identity, whether related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability, place of origin, etc. The goal is to understand how student’s identity, and overall way of seeing the world, affect their college experience, whether in the classroom or on other spaces across campus.

Through this course, students have engaged in conversation about their own social identities and their positionality in relationship to the people they are interviewing. The project employs different elements of pre-production, production and post-production, skills the students have begun to learn through this class. In addition to the videos, students have also developed this online platform where the work can be viewed and made accessible to the public.


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I'm All Ears

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)  69 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Jorge González Casanova

Subject(s): Language and Linguistics, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

Last updated: 06/05/2022

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Jacob Lawrence in Seattle

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Juliet Sperling, Alexander Betz, Thomas Star, Ashley Tseng, Bailee Strong, Elizabeth Copland, Elizabeth Xiong, Grace Fletcher, Kate Whitney-Schubb, Kira Sue, Ryan Hawkins, Samantha Seaver, Mingjie Ma, Maya Green, Nicolas Staley, Monica Ionescu

Editor(s): Juliet Sperling

Subject(s): History of art, Individual artists, art monographs, Public art, Portraits and self-portraiture in art

Last updated: 02/11/2021

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely recognized as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. He is best known for epic multi-panel narratives like the Migration Series (1940-1941) and Struggle: from the History of the American People (1954-56), which he created as a young artist living and working in in New York City. The second half of Lawrence’s career, which he spent in Seattle as a Professor of Art at the University of Washington, has received far less attention. The essays in this volume, researched and written by the participants in the Spring 2021 art history seminar “Art and Seattle: Jacob Lawrence” at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, fill in this gap. In so doing, we take our lead from the artist’s own framing of the Seattle period as a critical stage in his artistic development, in which conceptual and formal concerns explored across his long career converged and became more of the sum of their parts.

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Virtual REACH Program 2020

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  12 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Dr. Kristen Clapper Bergsman, Dr. Eric H. Chudler

Editor(s): Dr. Kristen Clapper Bergsman

Subject(s): Neurosciences, Biomedical engineering, Medical ethics and professional conduct

Publisher: Center for Neurotechnology, University of Washington

Last updated: 14/06/2021

Building a Greener Future: A UW Research Report into Seattle's Climate Justice Movement book cover

Building a Greener Future: A UW Research Report into Seattle's Climate Justice Movement

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): the English 121 Class

Last updated: 10/02/2021

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The Creative Process

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  38 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): ART480 Art Honors Fall 2020

Subject(s): The arts: general topics, Ceramics, mosaic and glass: artworks, Paintings and painting, Photography and photographs, Interdisciplinary studies

Publisher: University of Washington

Last updated: 10/02/2021

This book was created by seniors in the 2020-2021 Art BA Departmental Honors program in the School of Art + Art History + Design, University of Washington, Seattle.
The students in the Honors in Art track come from the four concentrations of the
Division of Art:
3D4M: Ceramics + Glass + Sculpture,
Interdisciplinary Visual Arts,
Painting + Drawing,
and Photo/Media.

The book presents first-person accounts of the creative process by a diverse group of makers as they develop artwork, consistently question habits, meanings, and inspirations while interfacing the world during uncertain times.

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La France Sauvée ou le Tyran Détrôné: A Dramaturgical Casebook

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  17 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Olympe de Gouges

Editor(s): Angela Weaver

Subject(s): Theatre studies, Plays, playscripts

Last updated: 30/11/2020

This digital humanities project is a digital dramaturgical casebook for the play, La France Sauvée, ou le Tyran détrôné (France Preserved, or the Tyrant Dethroned, 1792).  The dramaturgical casebook includes a master copy of the script as well as historical research pertaining to the playwright, cast members, timeline, places, costume and set design, and bibliography.

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Designing Tech Policy

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): David Hendry

Last updated: 28/09/2020

The Design Case Studies offer instructors with a starting point for introducing students to the design of technology and policy. Students work with value sensitive design methods to develop tech policy solutions.

View or download the PDF version here.

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Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): UWB Zine Queenz

Publisher: University of Washington Bothell and University of Washington Libraries

Last updated: 14/09/2020

This zine is a collection of biographies and portraits of badass womxn in the Pacific Northwest. Undergraduate students collaborated to create this resource that fuses multilingual poetry, art, and writing to celebrate and honor some of the strongest people you might not have heard of. It was created in an interdisciplinary gender, women & sexuality studies classroom led by Professor Julie Shayne, librarians Penelope Wood and Denise Hattwig, and peer facilitator Nicole Carter.