Science, Technology and Health

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.

ESPN

October 16, 2021

Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's status unclear ahead of Monday vaccine deadline

Story includes comments by Charlotte Garden, professor of law.

ABC News

October 16, 2021

Some of Us Are in a Disaster Cascade

Story features an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, co-lead of the Washington State Department of Health’s Strike Team and a senior instructor of psychology at Seattle University. 

Seattle Met magazine

October 15, 2021

As Big Tech Grows in the Pandemic, Seattle Grows With It

Seattle U is mentioned as one of the area universities that feed the pipeline of new graduates in programming, research and data analytics jobs.

The New York Times

October 12, 2021

Faculty and staff wearing face coverings outside.

Randomized COVID-19 Testing Informs and Protects Seattle U

The health and well-being of the campus community remains a critical component of Seattle University’s return to in-person learning and programming this fall. A new element of the university’s COVID-19 response is a Faculty and Staff COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Plan for both unvaccinated and vaccinated employee populations.  

October 7, 2021

Renee Rassilyer-Bomers: 'We have asked teams to run marathons with each surge but at the pace of a sprint'

Rassiler-Bomers is aan alumna of Seattle U.

Puget Sound Business Journal

September 30, 2021

Gates Foundation poached Washington STEM CEO, then gave nonprofit $100K to find a replacement

Story mentions the recruitment by Amazon of the former Seattle U computer science chair and establishment of an endowed chair at the university.

GeekWire

September 27, 2021

Photo of students in masks sitting in classroom led by professor writing on board.

Taking the Pulse of the New Heart of SU

Students and faculty usher in fall quarter inside the new Sinegal Center.

September 22, 2021

Exterior shot of the Sinegal Center with sign

The New Heart of Seattle U

Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation a hub for STEM and a gateway to campus.

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Seattle U a Top 'Cool School'

Recognition affirms our commitment to being a leading university for environmental sustainability.  

September 14, 2021

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Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation Dedication

Celebrating the Sinegal Center—the new heart of Seattle University—with a ribbon cutting and guided tours.

September 9, 2021

Seattle U Faculty and Students Had Major Role in New State Toolbox for K-12 Teachers

The new Washington State Department of Health “Back-to-the-Classroom THINK Toolbox,” aimed at K-12 teachers and parents as the new school year is about to begin amid the COVID-19 pandemic, represents a year-and-a-half’s work by Seattle U’s Kira Mauseth, PhD, and several students.

August 26, 2021

You may be COVID 'carded': How to store your vaccine card on any phone

Story describes how Seattle U is handling the uploading of vaccination cards by students.

CNET

August 19, 2021

Shape Our Water Speaker Series, Phillip Thompson, PhD, PE, Seattle University

Dr. Phillip Thompson of Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability presents eight years of performance data for the Bullitt Center’s drinking water and wastewater treatment systems and discusses system modifications, lessons learned and how we might address Seattle’s future water needs by scaling the Living Building approach to new construction projects and retrofits.

Seattle Public Utilities

August 19, 2021

Understanding how urban development impacts wildlife

Story is about the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project that was launched by the Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University in 2019.

KIRO7

July 28, 2021

Cover of students' PDF presentation that reads "Nudge Bud. Stay Focused. Be Present. Follow your passions. Team: Pink Chaos.  and Carrie Schaden and Carolina De Souza Mendes." In the center is an illustration of a figure on a swing.

Computer Science Team Wins First Place Student IT Architecture Competition

Seattle University computer science students Ana Carolina De Souza Mendes,’21, and Carrie Schaden,’21, won first place for their Nudge Bud app at the 2021 IASA Global (An Association for All IT Architects) Student IT Architecture Competition (SITAC).

July 6, 2021

Climate Action Guide graphic

MBA Graduates Develop Free Guide to Help Small Business Lower its Carbon Footprint

Small businesses that want to measure their greenhouse gas emissions with an eye toward lowering them can access a free guide developed by a group of Seattle University MBA students and their advisors.

July 1, 2021

Seattle U in the News: How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens

Senior instructor of Psychology Kira Mauseth, PhD, was among those interviewed for a Seattle Times story about how we might cope with societal reopening in light of lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 1, 2021

How to deal with mask dilemmas, social anxiety as Washington reopens from COVID-19 hibernation

Story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Seattle Times

July 1, 2021

Critters in the City

Seattle is a top spot for mammal sightings, including opossums, tree squirrels and coyotes, according to a recent national study and research paper co-authored by a Seattle U biology professor.

June 30, 2021

Jesuit schools must be environmental justice leaders, dean says

The story notes that "In the U.S., Jesuit schools like Loyola Chicago, Santa Clara and Seattle University are in the vanguard of environmental action among Catholic institutions."

National Catholic Reporter

June 30, 2021

‘A perfect storm’ of mixed emotions as state nears reopening

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology.

The Herald

June 25, 2021

Block House drawing

Seattle U Civil Engineering Students Continue Their Winning Ways

A student project to use leftover cross laminated timber to build houses for the homeless earned one of eight $10,000 awards from the 2021 NCEES Engineering Awards in June.

June 24, 2021

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Projects Day Goes Virtual

Another successful year of senior capstone projects and Projects Day is on the books, made even more notable for being completed almost entirely remotely due to COVID-19.

June 23, 2021

Native bee species on campus

Grounds Department and Students Team Up to Study Campus Native Bee Habitat

A program to monitor native bees with the hope of creating a better pollinator environment on campus is underway with the help of students and championed by Grounds Manager Shannon Britton.

June 14, 2021

CSI Seattle U

June 8, 2021

Being Social Generates Larger Genomes in Snapping Shrimp

Kristin Hultgren, PhD, assistant professor of Biology, is a co-author of this research study. Snapping shrimp have long been a research topic of hers.

Columbia News

June 7, 2021

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Projects Day Preview

Now in its 34th year, Seattle U’s Projects Day will be unlike years past as the venerable day-long show-and-tell of senior capstone engineering projects will reflect a year-long design process done almost entirely virtually.

May 24, 2021

The pros and cons of returning to 'normal'

Audio story includes interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

KUOW-FM

May 20, 2021

SU Earns STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability, Improves Score

Seattle University has earned a STARS Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability. This marks the third time SU has received a Gold rating.

May 14, 2021

First to College app logo

First2College & Seattle U AI4ALL

Each AI4ALL chapter – like the one at Seattle U – is centered around a two-week course that teaches how to use AI to solve problems.

May 7, 2021

Image of painting which depicts four orca whales breaching and one diving in a body of water set against a mountain range, with the sun and Mt. Rainier in the distance.

Curating the Intersection of Art and Science

The Jim and Janet Sinegal Center for Science and Innovation will feature works by renowned local and national artists.

April 29, 2021

As India suffers, diaspora looks for ways to help from the NW

Story includes comments by Meenakshi Rishi, PhD, professor of economics. 

KUOW-FM

April 27, 2021

Ghost kitchens accepted into college

Chartwells, one of the largest operators of college campus dining halls, is rolling out ghost kitchens in its network. Among the schools where the pilot has been tested are Seattle University, University of Utah, University of Texas at Dallas and San Jose State University.

Modern Shipper

April 16, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Stevens Initiative Grantees

The Stevens Initiative is supporting 19 virtual exchange programs that will prepare young people to be leaders in our interconnected world.

Stevens Initiative

April 9, 2021

In Seattle as everywhere, hope is ahead — but we haven’t hit the ‘post’ in post-traumatic stress from COVID-19

Story includes comments from Kira Mauseth, PhD, psychology senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead of the state’s Strike Team.

The Seattle Times

March 20, 2021

Power of Community: Swedish Vaccine Clinic at Seattle U

Volunteers and patients share their thoughts during the final day of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Seattle University's Campion Hall.

March 5, 2021

Seattle U in the News: To fight COVID-19 with vaccines, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Washington first need to be seen

Seattle U graduate student and alumni Joseph Seia, ’08, helped create a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.

March 2, 2021

A Decades-Long Quest Reveals New Details of Antimatter

Story includes comments from Mary Alberg, PhD, professor of Physics.

Wired

February 28, 2021

Washington needs more bicultural, bilingual doctors. This Puyallup doc set a high bar

Editorial focused on Dr. Ovidio Penalver, father of  Seattle U president-elect Eduardo Penalver.

The News Tribune

February 25, 2021

Bob Heeren remembered as "positive and inspiring presence"

Bob Heeren, longtime faculty member and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, passed away Jan. 31.

February 23, 2021

Psychology student researchers key contributors to state pandemic project

Developing critical content for the Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Strike Team offered an unexpected opportunity for Seattle U psychology students.

February 22, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, mental health practitioners urge people to "practice the pause"

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor in psychology, was hired by the Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health to develop a community-based resilience campaign.

Yakima Herald

February 19, 2021

Over three million Washingtonians experiencing depression, anxiety during pandemic

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

KOMO News

February 18, 2021

Dr. Gayle Robinson Receives Community Health Excellence Award

Dr. Robinson is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

The Seattle Medium

February 17, 2021

As Washington state aims to vaccinate millions against COVID-19, thousands sign up to help

Story includes information about the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University.

The Seattle Times

January 23, 2021

Gov. Inslee, business leaders applaud Biden decision to step up COVID-19 response

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of marketing.

KOMO News

January 22, 2021

Mass vaccination sites set up around Seattle: Goal is 45,000 shots per day in state

Story focuses on the vaccine clinic operated by Swedish at Seattle University.

KUOW-FM

January 22, 2021

Examining Digital Ethics at Seattle University

Three leaders in the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle University talk about digital ethics and their work in the intersection between technology and ethics.

January 20, 2021

Inslee's plan: 45,000 people vaccinated daily but vaccine providers face challenges

Story includes comments by Greg Magnan, PhD, professor of markerting.

KOMO News

January 19, 2021

Podcast | Tracking the wildlife in Washington cities and suburbs

Podcast is about the Seattle Urban Carnivore Project by Seattle U and Woodland Park Zoo.

Crosscut

January 19, 2021

Amazon Endowed Computer Science Chair

Amazon to Endow Computer Science Chair at Seattle University, Search Underway

Amazon’s gift will support Seattle University’s efforts to recruit and retain well-prepared computer science students—with a focus on underrepresented minorities —and to connect all students with industry perspectives and elevate the department’s ability to graduate computer scientists and software engineers.

January 14, 2021

All-female team delivers COVID-19 vaccines by snowmobile in harshest of conditions in rural Alaska

Seattle U graduate James Austin V, RN, was among the team.

Good Morning America

January 14, 2021

Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Swedish and Seattle University Open a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University

Much of the first floor of Campion Hall is home to the Swedish Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Seattle University, a new and unique collaboration between the two longtime partners in health care education that will be in place at least through June.

January 12, 2021

Parler CEO complains about backlash from tech world

Story includes comments from two Seattle University professors.

KOMO News

January 12, 2021

Student holds up smartphone with app and test strip on screen.

Computer Science Collaboration Creates Life-Saving App

Computer Science faculty, students and recent alumni collaborate with start-up Bilimetrix-USA, LLC in building a software-based point of care and patent-pending app to support solutions for early detection and treatment of severe infant jaundice in low-resource countries.

January 7, 2021

Retired UW computer science professor embroiled in Twitter spat over AI ethics and ‘cancel culture’

The story includes comments from Nathan Colaner, PhD, managing director of the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies at Seattle U. Colaner is also program director of Business Analytics and a s enior instructor of Management in the Albers School of Business and Economics.

GeekWire

December 16, 2020

The Nanodropper team

Seattle U Alumnus and Company Co-Founders Among Forbes “30 Under 30”

Elias Baker, ’16, along with his co-founders of their company Nanodropper, were among those named to Forbes “30 Under 30” 2021 list.  

December 16, 2020

Are Health Awareness Campaigns Effective? New Study Finds Mixed Results

Despite their ubiquity, the efficacy of health awareness events remains unclear, according to a new study co-authored by a Seattle University economics professor.

December 9, 2020

Bullitt Center

Bullitt Center’s eco-friendly water system is working, Thompson’s paper confirms

Phil Thompson, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, coauthored a paper examining the viability of the Bullitt Center’s water system, which was published this month by the Journal of the American Water Works Association.

December 7, 2020

How Solar Power and City Ecosystems Can More Effectively Co-Exist

Story features an interview with John H. Armstrong, PhD, assistant professor of environmental studies.

Solar Magazine

December 7, 2020

'Fauci effect' a likely cause of applicant uptick at Washington medical schools

Story includes mentions of increase applications to Seattle U's nursing and social work programs.

KING 5 News

December 6, 2020

Seattle University Physics Student Receives Research Poster Award

Seattle University physics major Lucas Ehinger, ’22, received the “Best Poster Award Sponsored by Luminex Corporation” at the recent annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference, hosted by The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

November 23, 2020

Biology students and professor

Collaborative science research provides undergraduates with research opportunities

Collaborative research is the norm in many scientific disciplines. It becomes especially rewarding when faculty researchers involve their students, says Kristin Hultgren, PhD, associate professor of biology.

November 19, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Wild Hope magazine story "Urban Dwellers" Showcases Science Collaboration on Urban Critters

Seattleites are learning about the wildlife living in their midst through a community-based program created by Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle University. 

November 18, 2020

Facebook’s redoubled AI efforts won’t stop the spread of harmful content

Story includes mention of research conducted by Seattle U communications associate professor of communications Caitlin Carlson, PhD.

Venture Beat

November 13, 2020

Psychologist gives advice managing anxiety of elections, Daylight Savings Time and Covid-19 pandemic

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology.

Q13 Fox

November 5, 2020

Graphic from 2020 Virtual Grace Hopper Conference

Donor Support Opens Doors for Underrepresented Female Students in Tech

Since 2018, 10 female students enrolled in Seattle University’s Computer Science Program have received scholarships to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), an annual conference described as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists from around the world. 

October 21, 2020

Seattle U is a ‘Top 50 Green College’

The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition ranked Seattle University #16 in the U.S. in its latest publication examining the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges.

October 20, 2020

The Disillusionment Phase of the Pandemic Is Upon Us

Story features interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of psychology and co-lead of the Washington’s Behavioral Health Strike Team.

Seattle Met Magazine

October 8, 2020

“A Towering Presence” – Remembering Bernie Steckler

Bernie Steckler, a much-beloved and longtime member of Seattle University’s faculty, passed away Sept. 23.

October 1, 2020

The Center for Science and innovation

Notes from a Tour of the Center for Science and Innovation

Michael Quinn, PhD, dean of the College of Science and Engineering, offers his account of a recent tour of the new building under construction, which is scheduled to open next fall.

September 30, 2020

Coping amid disaster: How we can mentally prepare for a pandemic winter

Story festures an interview with Kira Mauseth, PhD, Seattle U psychology instructor and co-lead of the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

KUOW-FM

September 22, 2020

Seattle U in the News: The Stress From COVID-19 is Tremendous

Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology, was interviewed for a Seattle Times story that examines the impacts on our mental health after six months of lock down. “Nobody is immune from this,” said Kira Mauseth, one of Washington state’s top behavioral health officials. “Nobody.”

September 18, 2020

As we near 6 months in Washington’s stay-home order, mental health experts warn that things may get worse

Story includes extensive remarks by Kira Mauseth, PhD, a senior instructor at Seattle University and co-lead for the Behavioral Health Strike Team for the Washington State Department of Health.

The Seattle Times

September 18, 2020

Washington officials emphasize access to mental health help amid pandemic

Story features comments by Kira Mauseth, PhD, senior instructor of Psychology and co-lead of the state Department of Health’s (DOH) Behavioral Health Strike Team. 

KING 5 News

September 17, 2020

Professor Mary Alberg Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Mary Alberg, professor of physics, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “Hadron Structure and Interactions.”

September 2, 2020

Seattle U continues to lead on and off campus in issues of emerging technologies

As Seattle U continues to grow its footprint in the research and teaching of emerging technologies and ethics, expect the Initiative in Ethics and Transformative Technologies to continue playing a leading role.

August 27, 2020

The Future Is in Sight

August 20, 2020

Gary Fernandes prepares lab kits for mailing to students

Completing the Circuit for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

The faculty and a staff member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program in the College of Science and Engineering have come up with innovative ways to bring the labs to students’ homes while promoting collaborative learning to increase student engagement.

August 11, 2020

Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean of Nursing Inducted into WSNA Hall of Fame

The Dean of Seattle University’s College of Nursing, Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, is among those who have been inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) 2020 Hall of Fame, which recognizes achievements that will endure beyond their lifetimes.

August 6, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Who is Getting COVID-19 in King County?

People of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the trend when associated with income wasn't much of a surprise to Jodi O'Brien, a sociology professor at Seattle University.

July 31, 2020

Pictured left to right: Sarah Dean, Jen Tate from God’s Lil Acres, and Brad Fifield holding wound care kits.

Nursing Students Help Improve Access to Wound Care Supplies for the Homeless

Nursing students Sarah Dean, ’20,’14, and Brad Fifield, ’20, received a grant from King County Nurses Association to pursue their project, “Navigating Wound Care for the Homeless" through the College of Nursing's Public Health Internship program.

July 29, 2020

6 months in, who is getting COVID-19 in King County? Here's a breakdown by race, age

Story includes comments by Jodi O'Brien, PhD, professor of sociology.

Seattle P-I

July 29, 2020

Computer Science Chair Looks at Privacy in Digital Space

“You must take control of your own data by taking time to understand how to set your devices and apps to the privacy preference.”

July 13, 2020

Seattle U in the News: Nursing's Adaptation of its Hands-On Patient Simulation to a Virtual One a Resounding Success

Puget Sound Business Journal story examines how higher education has adapted traditionally hands-on learning to virtual simulations.

July 10, 2020

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