Do you like wine and film? Come and support The Red Badge Project (theredbadgeproject.org) in Walla Walla on June 30th. We'll have wine, winemakers, filmmakers, veterans, pilots, writers, readers, librarians, and actor Tom Skerritt all in one place! Click for more info and to buy tickets...

This story by Mary Kollar appeared in "Perspectives" newsletter. A snippet: "A statue of the philosopher Giordano Bruno stands prominently in the Campo di Fiore in Rome. UW student Jordan DeSanto stands at the philosopher’s feet and teaches me, Professor Shawn Wong and 13 UW students about Bruno’s...

A piece that ran in Perspectives newsletter about the Red Badge Project: "When actor Tom Skerritt learned that more American soldiers were committing suicide than being killed in Afghanistan, and that many felt no one was listening to their story, he was determined to help. He...

A piece about a former student of mine, Jane Yang, and our time teaching basketball players in China. A snippet: "It’s a Tuesday afternoon in late September, and sophomore Jane Yang is teaching a classroom full of UW basketball players how to say “Beat Texas” in Mandarin....

(That's a picture of me on the left.) This feature details how I came to be involved with the PBS documentary, "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience," which first aired in 2003. It was an opportunity that I resisted at first, because I'm not a historian —...