Using theater to encourage equity and inclusion

Apr 2 2020

 

The following story features a collaboration between Theater for Change UW — including ensemble members and University of Washington College of Education students Elba Moise and Debi Talukdar and alum Sooz Stahl (PhD '19) — and the Center for Neurotechnology.

Alum shares music to build bridges

Mar 27 2020

At age 15, Carlos Lazo (MIT ‘14) lived alone in Cuba after his family left the country. While struggling to support himself, a teacher’s kindness helped get him through that lonely period in his life.

“Even when I didn’t have anything to eat, that guy even shared his lunch with me,” Lazo recalled.

Forty years later, his former teacher’s displays of compassion continue to guide Lazo, now a 10th-grade Spanish teacher at North Creek High School in Bothell.

Alum works to unmask inequities in schools

Feb 4 2020

Learning about different countries and experiencing their peoples' culture, food and music – this is what Yukari Amos (PhD '01), as an early educator, believed multicultural education was about: celebrating differences.

Beyond basketball: Teaching players to be selfless on and off the court

Dec 12 2019

During her time playing for the Stanford University women’s basketball team, Charli Turner Thorne (MEd ‘90) developed a keen interest in helping other athletes perform their best. She came to the University of Washington to study educational psychology, with the intent of becoming a sports psychologist in the future – but then she realized that coaching was her true calling.  

Alum seeks to uplift role of non-dominant languages in Seattle Public Schools

Nov 12 2019

On his early morning commute along the quiet streets of Roxhill to the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, Thad Williams (PhD ’18), a native of Tennessee, passes by several neighborhoods that capture the diversity which drew him to Seattle.

In a school district where there are presently 147 languages and dialects spoken, he holds a critical role in empowering the city’s linguistically diverse students.

Local education leaders work to broaden access to meaningful college experiences

Oct 15 2019

Walking into Mary Gates Hall (MGH) — home to First Year Programs, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) Advising, the University Honors Program and the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity — University of Washington students might come across a group tutoring session or the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.