In the Media

Enlisting Big Data in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Professor Ryan Calo submitted testimony in a paper hearing on the use of aggregate and anonymized data and privacy rights related to COVID-19 data collection. (Source: U.S. Senate)

Outdoor crowds test limits of social distancing as leaders weigh ‘very strong’ emergency powers to fight coronavirus

Forced to work from home, with kids’ toys crowding the living room and restaurants drawing shut, many in Seattle and beyond have turned to the outdoors — too many, it turns out. Hugh Spitzer is quoted. (Source: The Seattle Times)

To stop COVID-19, Washington implements measures not seen since Spanish flu

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Washington state is turning to a technique rarely used in the century since the Spanish flu killed nearly 700,000 Americans — mandatory social distancing. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted. (Source: Crosscut)

Daylight savings year-round could save lives, improve sleep and other benefits by Prof. Calandrillo

"DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime. Not surprisingly, then, politicians in Washington and Florida have now passed laws aimed at moving their states to DST year-round." Source: CNN

What’s next in neo-Nazi intimidation case? UW professor weighs in

Mary Fan, a UW law professor, weighed in on charges against four suspected members of a neo-Nazi group and where the investigation may go.

Telling fact from fiction in the information age

A panel organized by the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and the UW Communication Leadership Program addressed this issue at Town Hall Seattle on January 23. KUOW’s Jennie Cecil Moore recorded the event.