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Kelsey Kamitomo's paper, "Duty, Sentience, and Morally Culpable: an Argument for the Rights of Animals" has been accepted at two different undergraduate conferences. Kelsey's paper was originally written for Lauren Hartzel Nichol's Animal Welfare course. Abstract: This paper argues it is the duty of each individual to consider the interests of non-human animals and create a culture that gives proper consideration to the interests of others, as well as prevent... Read more
Congratulations go to Professor Bill Talbott for earning the title of Distinguished Teacher for 2011! Each year, the University of Washington honors several members of the faculty as Distinguished Teachers. Awardees are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the learning/teaching process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to inspire independent and original thinking in students and to... Read more
Bob Richman will be remembered for his big heart, his modesty, his wit, and his intelligence. Bob died on July 30, 2011 at the age of 88. He never expected to live so long. Since the males in his family had always died young, he was surprised that he lived into his sixties and astonished that he almost reached 90. His longevity was due in part to his love of hiking. He would regularly drive to Mount Rainier for a day hike. When he had a class he would often walk from his house in Madrona to... Read more