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Photo of Albers faculty member Jeffery Smith.

The Business of COVID

Albers faculty research ethics around data privacy amid push for contact tracing as businesses and organizations reopen.

June 9, 2020

Father Steve 2020 Q&A

Q&A with President

Father Steve reflects on an academic year unlike any other.

June 9, 2020

State Economies Most Exposed to Coronavirus

Lawrence Hubbell, PhD, director, of the nstitute of Public Service at Seattle University, is the feaured "Ask the Experts" commentator in a Q&A.

WalletHub

June 8, 2020

Computer science student Arya Mathew is this year's winner of these

An Entrepreneurial Idea That Sticks

Meet this year’s Grand Prize Winner of the annual Business Plan Competition.

June 5, 2020

Campus-oriented mentorship program eases transition to college life for first-year students.

Igniting a Community

Mentoring program eases college transition for first-year students.

June 3, 2020

Remembering Paul Milan

SU mourns the passing of a beloved colleague who "contributed greatly to fabric of the university."

June 2, 2020

Bannan Scholars

Science and Engineering Dean Michael Quinn announces 2020-2021 recipients. 

June 1, 2020

Student Awards

Provost Shane P. Martin announces the 2019-2020 recipients of the President’s Award, Provost’s Award and Provost’s Award for Graduate Student Excellence. 

May 26, 2020

Tenure and Promotions

Provost Shane P. Martin announces tenure and promotions for 2020-2021.

May 26, 2020

Want to do more for your favorite charity? Consider a planned gift

Guest column by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor, Nonprofit Leadership program.

The Conversation

May 26, 2020

The Significance of Laudato Si’ at Seattle University on its 5th Anniversary

Three faculty members reflect on the continued importance of the papal encyclical and resources for celebrating the anniversary observance.

May 20, 2020

Seattle U fall session could be a virtual experiment — and a sign of things to come

Puget Sound Business Journal (subscriber content)

May 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Seattle University Provost Shane P. Martin was among those interviewed for a PBS NewsHour story about the impact of the pandemic on standardized tests for college admissions.

May 19, 2020

You could be the citizen scientist the world needs right now

Story includes a project co-led by Mark Jordan, PhD, associate professor of Biology.

Crosscut

May 18, 2020

What does COVID-19 mean for the future of college admissions?

Story includes interview with Seattle U Provost Shane Martin.

PBS Newshour

May 18, 2020

How the pandemic impacts the mental health of local front-line workers

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor, Psychology.

Inlander

May 14, 2020

Changing Business in the Wake of COVID-19

Seattle U double alumni Steve Brooks, ’98, ’19, vice president of business development at UMC, is driving an innovative solution to help at-risk communities stay healthy while keeping employees in the workforce by designing and manufacturing portable handwashing stations

May 13, 2020

Virus Talk Is Inescapable, 44% of Americans Tell Pew

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, senior instructor in the Psychology program.

Courthouse News

May 13, 2020

Facebook’s AI for Hate Speech Improves. How Much Is Unclear

Story includes comments and references research by Seattle U communications professor Caitilin Carlson.

Wired

May 12, 2020

The Presidential race, the race to reopen, and blowback for Inslee

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 New Day Northwest

May 12, 2020

Responsible AI starts with higher education

A guest op-ed co-authored by the dean of Seattle U's College of Science and Engineering and an alumni who works in AI at Microsoft say we need to ensure that those entering careers in technology have studied how technology can impact society.

May 11, 2020

Opinion: Responsible AI starts with higher education

The guest op-ed is co-authored by the dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Michael Quinn; and SU alumni and Microsoft employee Scott Hoogerwerf.

Puget Sound Business Journal

May 8, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Psychology senior instructor Kira Mauseth, PhD, speaks on the potential psychological effects of the pandemic

Dr. Mauseth is the co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health. She specializes in disaster relief work in her clinical role as a practicing psychologist.

May 8, 2020

Remembering John Morford, Former Education Dean

John Morford, former dean of the School of Education and founding director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, died this past Monday, May 4.

May 7, 2020

Mental health experts warn of COVID-19 emotional distress

Story includes comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology. 

KOMO News

May 7, 2020

Kenworth training program gives college engineering students real-world experience

Story is about long-running relationship between Kenworth and Seattle U whose students have done projects for as part of their undergraduate coursework in the sciences and engineering.

The Trucker

May 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Graduate student draws on her relationships with farmers and grocers to get unsold produce to food banks

With the city’s farmers markets shuttered for weeks and only recently beginning to reopen, some regional farmers have been stuck with produce they can’t sell. Now a collaboration between local businesses, farmers markets and food banks is working to redirect those fruits and vegetables to hungry communities across the Seattle area.

May 5, 2020

Farmers Market Program Funnels Fresh Produce to Local Food Banks

Samantha Kielty, programs manager at Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets, is a student in the Seattle U Masters in Nonprofit Leadership program.

South Seattle Emerald

May 4, 2020

Natasha Martin

SU’s Natasha Martin Named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has selected 38 emerging college and university leaders for the 2020-21 class, including Natasha Martin, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University.

April 17, 2020

Seattle U is doing its part to fight food insecurity.

OMA Food Pantry Adapts to Challenging Times

OMA pantry satiates and destigmatizes food insecurity.

April 17, 2020

Nicola Kraus

Seattle University Sophomore Nicola Kraus Selected for 2019 U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship

Nicola Kraus, a sophomore at Seattle University, has been selected as a 2019 U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship recipient.  

April 15, 2020

'I don't want my career to fade away' says one PNB dancer

Story is about Benjamin Griffiths, '19, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and an SU alumni.

KUOW-FM

April 14, 2020

Cities Cut Back Homeless Sweeps During Crisis. Activists Hope They’ll Stop For Good.

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

HuffPost

April 14, 2020

Gratefully Remembering Father Peter Ely

April 13, 2020

Seattle University mourns the loss of Peter Ely, S.J., an extraordinary Jesuit, who passed away April 11.

Judge G. Helen Whitener appointed to state Supreme Court

Judge Whitener is an alumna of the Seattle U School of Law.

Associated Press

April 13, 2020

Coronavirus will trigger ‘staggering and unprecedented’ increase in number of homeless in US, say experts

Story includes comments by Seattle U law professor Sara Rankin.

The Independent (UK)

April 12, 2020

Can you find God in a Zoom call? How communities of faith are adjusting to COVID-19

Story mentions Seattle U Associate Professor Beatrice Lawrence, an expert in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish Hermeneutics.

GeekWire

April 11, 2020

Decisiveness, Flexibility are Key in a Crisis

Essay by Kristen M. Swanson, dean and professor of nursing at Seattle University’s College of Nursing.

Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

April 11, 2020

Hospital Chaplains Try to Keep the Faith During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Swedish Medical Group Chaplain Rev. Leah Klug is a Seattle U alumna (School of Theology and Ministry '08).

The New York Times

April 11, 2020

Vera Whole Health raises $10M to expand its ‘advanced primary care’ model

The company was founded by Seattle U alumni Ryan Schmid co-founded in 2008 when he was an MBA student.

GeekWire

April 10, 2020

Thousands of Washington students haven’t missed a day of instruction

Story features two College of Ed alumni: Monica Wingard, EdAd’13, Principal at St. George & St. Edward Catholic Schools; and David Watson, EdAd ’19, Assistant Principal and English Teacher at St. George School.

KIRO7

April 9, 2020

Daniel Lee

Mechanical engineering student is member of research group looking for ways to reuse N95 facemasks

Daniel Lee is among 60 academics and professionals nationally looking for ways to decontaminate and reuse N95 face masks to help counter a severe shortage of the critical equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 9, 2020

As virus batters government, US mutual aid groups step up

Story includes comments by Dean Spade, associate professor of law.

Agence France Presse (AFP)

April 8, 2020

Naomi Diggs, MD

Care on the Frontlines: An Alumna's Expertise with COVID-19

Naomi Diggs, MD, ’04, '20 is a physician and leader at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle where she is part of the coordinated COVID-19 response team.

April 3, 2020

New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

A Seattle U mechanical engineering undergraduate is a member of the 60-member research group that founded the website.

Stanford News Service

April 1, 2020

Pandemic-Stoked Instacart Strike Exposes Risks for Gig Workers

Story includes comments from Seattle U School of Law Prof. Charlotte Garden. 

Bloomberg Law

March 31, 2020

Therapy during the coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is new for all of us’

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, a psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and psychologist.

The Seattle Times

March 29, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12), co-owner of Frelard Tamales, and his family have been packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

March 26, 2020

Restaurants are hurting due to the coronavirus-related shutdown. Yet many continue to help others in need.

Osbaldo Hernandez (Public Affairs, '12) and his family own Frelard Tamales are packing free sack lunches for children who are out of school.

Seattle Times

March 25, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Kathleen McChesney, law enforcement trailblazer and victim advocate, to receive 2020 Laetare Medal

Kathleen McChesney, '76, will receive the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics.

March 23, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Elgin Baylor Will Forever Remain the Most Magnificent Loser in NBA History

A look back at the incredible story of one of the greatest players in NBA history and Seattle U alumnus, Elgin Baylor, '58.  

March 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Homeless feel the effect of social distancing

Law Professor Sara Rankin on the effects of social distancing on the most vulnerable.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should colleges pay their athletes? What Catholic social teaching has to say.

Pat Kelly, S.J., associate professor of theology and religious studies, shares a perspective on sport and spirituality.

March 20, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why Foreign-Trained Lawyers Should Consider a Two-Year J.D.

Josie Mitchell, associate director of the School of Law's Center for Professional Development, has some advice for international students interested in earning a two-year J.D. in the U.S.

March 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Should your company tell you when coronavirus hits the workforce?

A case involving an Amazon contractor's sick spouse raises questions that many companies are asking right now. Albers Professor Jeffery Smith weighs in.

March 18, 2020

Deer, Bear and Everywhere: Animals Move Into the City

Story is about Seattle U associate professor of biology Mark Jordan and the Urban Carnivore Project he co-directs with Woodland Park Zoo.

The PEW Charitable Trusts

March 9, 2020

'The prettiest member of the team': how sexism pervades UK charities

The story was co-authored by Elizabeth Dale, PhD, assistant professor in the nonprofit leadership program at Seattle University.

The Guardian (UK)

March 4, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Dr. Glenn Lux recognized as Outstanding Medical Group Executive

Dr. Glenn Lux, ‘06, president and chief executive officer of Allegro Pediatrics, is honored with a Leaders in Healthcare Award.

March 1, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Why this tech investor thinks a recession might actually help the Seattle region

Vladimir Dashkeev, an economics professor at Seattle University, said he’s skeptical of any statements regarding positive, short-term effects of a recession.

February 28, 2020

Brianna Ballard, pictured inside one of Chartwell's dining spaces, is advocating for the link between what we eat and how we create a better world for all.

Healthy Eating, Healthy Being

Chartwell’s Wellness & Sustainability Manager Brianna Ballard is helping students and the campus community make smart eating choices that fit with the university's overall commitment to sustainability.

February 27, 2020

Seattle U in the News: D.C-based political activist Angela Rye challenges, inspires in Black History Month address

Angela Rye, Law ’05, was the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration.

February 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Men's soccer coach Pete Fewing will be part of the broadcast.

February 26, 2020

Sounders FC Announces Complete Regional Broadcast Lineup for 2020 Season

Seattle University Head Coach and longtime Sounders FC analyst Pete Fewing will be a part of the regional broadcast as Seattle Sounders maintains its relationships with all of its existing regional television and radio partners.

OurSports Central

February 26, 2020

Seattle U in the News: No. 18 Mizzou softball upset by Seattle University

Seattle U’s softball team upsets Mizzou, ranked 18th in the country, during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Tournament.

February 23, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Senate candidate’s platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal in 2012, which is cited in a story on Paulette Jordan, a U.S. Senate candidate in Idaho.

February 23, 2020

Senate candidate's platform is anything but typical

Ted Fortier, an anthropologist and professor at Seattle University, worked with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe to publish an article in The Indigenous People and the Environment journal.

Coeur d'Alene Press

February 23, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Tarik Skubal, ’18, named one of the most interesting non-roster players for all 30 MLB teams

Former Redhawk pitcher Tarik Skubal has a chance of making the Detroit Tiger’s major league roster by season’s end.

February 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Terrell Brown scores 25 as Seattle U men down Bakersfield

Terrell Brown scored 25 points as SU defeated Cal State Bakersfield 69-54 on Saturday night at Redhawk Center. 

February 22, 2020

Former SU Pitcher Tarik Skubal's,’18, dominance raises a big question: When will he join the Tigers?

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire had seen enough. As former SU pitcher Tarik Skubal, ‘18 — one of the Tigers' top prospects — totally dominated on Friday afternoon while pounding the strike zone, Gardenhire looked over at Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was sitting behind home plate.

February 21, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

SU soccer alumnus Alex Roldan, ’18, will continue his winning ways with the Seattle Sounders. 

February 18, 2020

Seattle Sounders re-signs SU soccer alumnus

The Seattle Sounders have re-signed Alex Roldan, ’18, who has switched positions from midfielder to defender with the professional soccer team.

The Seattle Times

February 18, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Faculty member Dr. Quinton Morris new co-chair of Seattle Arts Commission

Dr. Morris is a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker.

February 14, 2020

My blessings have been abundant

February 7, 2020

Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., who has been visiting from Zimbabwe as LeRoux Chair, reflects gratefully on his time at SU.

After Judge’s ‘Troubling’ Behavior, Lawmakers Question Court Misconduct Rules

Story includes comments from Seattle U law professor Brooke D. Coleman.

The New York Times

February 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Marketing Professor Analyses the Superbowl Ads

Television ads during the Superbowl give companies a massive audience for their products. Did they succeed?

February 3, 2020

From Baby Nut to Loretta: Super Bowl's most powerful commercials

Story featured interview with Seattle U marketing professor Mathew Isaac.

KING TV New Day Northwest

February 3, 2020

Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign to add Washington state staff

Story features interview with Seattle U political science professor Marco Lowe.

KING 5 News

January 9, 2020

Here's how homelessness in Seattle has changed over the decade

Story includes interview with Catherine Hinrichsen, project director for the Project on Family Homelessness at Seattle University.

KOMO News

January 8, 2020

Roshanak Roshandel

A Year as an Amazon Scholar

Computer Science Department Chair and Associate Professor Roshanak Roshandel, PhD, spent a year-long sabbatical as an Amazon Scholar. The benefits of her experience— both professionally and for her students—are many.

January 6, 2020

Fighting for survival: A veteran’s take on homelessness

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student and Army officer veteran Lauren Romero.

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

It’s our turn to fix the climate future we’ve inherited

Guest op-ed by Seattle U student Brandon McWiliams. 

The Seattle Times

December 13, 2019

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