In the Media

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.

Alumna Laura Watson Named State Ecology Director

Gov. Jay Inslee named Laura Watson director of the Washington State Department of Ecology. She replaces Maia Bellon, who Inslee appointed in 2013.

Have we reached peak brewery?

Bill Radke talks about breweries and brewery culture in Seattle with Adam Robbings, co-owner of Reubens Brewery in Ballard, Kendall Jones, creator of the Washington Beer Blog, and Zahr Said, a University of Washington law professor who has studied breweries in Seattle. Source: KUOW.