UW Seal Chancellor's Monthly Report
Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor
University of Washington Bothell


December 2008  
Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for University of Washington Bothell friends and supporters of the university. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

As 2008 comes to a close and I am able to reflect on the many achievements of our institution, I must pause and offer my sincerest gratitude for your support. Together, we can all be proud of UW Bothell's success.

Best wishes for a great 2009!


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Budget News
As many of you have read, the Governor's budget proposal for 2009-11 (released on December 18) had to take into account a $5.8 billion revenue shortfall. As a state agency and part of the University of Washington, UW Bothell will make adjustments to offset this deficit.
 
The Governor's budget proposal is the first step. The legislature will convene in January and will wrestle with the budget which will be based on March 2009 revenue forecasts. At this point we do not have a specific number to work with. However, we know that changes are on the horizon for our institution.
 
UW Bothell is taking a proactive approach to the situation. We are currently undertaking a thorough review of all budgets; looking for cost savings; items fit for possible consolidation; and new methods of revenue generation. We are aided in this regard by an able finance team and the support of our faculty and staff. We have begun a series of town hall meetings and are inviting all to help us shape our future to ensure that any cost savings measures do not impinge on UW Bothell's commitments to students first, high quality education in a research intensive environment and our invaluable community partnerships.
 
Look to upcoming Reports for updates on our progress.
UW Bothell, a Community Gem
Community support for UW Bothell is at an all-time high, even in the face of a state economic downturn. The campus was cited as a major economic benefit to the City of Bothell in a recent Seattle Times article and local communities are publicly announcing their continued support.
 
In mid-December, Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb signed a resolution to be sent to the Governor "expressing support for the full build out for the University of Washington Bothell." Kirkland Mayor James Lauinger followed with a letter to the Governor: "In these difficult times, we feel it is important to continue support of all levels of education...We would appreciate if you and the legislature will continue supporting the University of Washington and the Bothell campus to ensure those educational opportunities are available for our communities."
 
Many thanks to Mayors Lamb and Lauinger for their support.
Advisory Board Additions
Welcome to the newest additions to the UW Bothell Advisory Board: John Kinsella, Partner, Regional Practices ERM, and Euan Menzies, CEO, Vertafore.

We thank you for your service to our institution.
Notable Event: Entrepreneurship and the Global Biotech Market
The MBA Programs and the Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute will host Dr. Mark Ahn for two events in mid-January.

Dr. Ahn will present "The Global and Strategic Entrepreneur" on Thursday, January 15, 5:45-7:30 p.m. as well as lead an entrepreneurial seminar titled "Commercializing Life Sciences Products Outside the USA - Why Small Companies Can Do It!" on Friday, January 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Both events will be held in the North Creek Events Center on the UW Bothell campus.

Dr. Ahn is Professor and Chair, Science & Technology Entrepreneurship with a joint appointment from the faculties of Commerce & Administration and Science, Victoria, BC, University of Wellington; and Principal, Pukana Partners, a life sciences strategic consulting firm. 
  
Alan Leong, Director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship at UW Bothell, says, "Dr. Ahn has brilliant ideas for cracking open the global biotech market. He was an invited speaker to the Harvard and Babson MBA Programs. He was also the point man for bringing Amgen into China. He nevertheless retains that casual, down-to-earth courtesy from Hawaii. I was therefore not surprised to hear biotech CEOs tell me that Mark Ahn is their hidden adviser."

A brief presentation on UW Bothell's new Leadership MBA in Bellevue will follow. All are invited. For more information, contact Alan Leong, 425-352-3259.

View all of our exciting upcoming events, such as Nursing Career Advancement Day (January 20), Transfer Fair (January 22) and Career Discovery Week (January 26-30) by visiting our calendar.
Alumni in the News
Mike Hope (MAPS, '06) was elected as the 44th District Representative to the Washington State Legislature. He is UW Bothell's first known alum to hold state office.

Terry Heldreth (BSN '08, current BSN representative on the UW Bothell Alumni Council) served on a medical mission with health care professionals from the Northwest in India in November. View her images.

William Frankhouser (CSS, '06), Web Developer for Everett Community College, recently saw his skills rewarded, when the College received the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 7 Silver Award for their Web site.
Faculty Updates: Social History, Art and War
Interim Education Program Director Linda Watts co-edited two volumes of a reference set recently published by ABC-CLIO. The set, Social History of the United States, is being called "a cornerstone reference that tells the story of 20th-Century America, examining the interplay of policies, events, and everyday life in each decade of the 1900s with unmatched, authority, clarity and insight."
 
IAS Lecturer Robin Oppenheimer has been invited to present her research "Maximal Art: The Origins and Aesthetics of West Coast Light Shows" at the CAA (College Art Association) conference in Los Angeles in February 2009 and at the Media Archeology Festival in Houston in April 2009. Robin also recently passed her Ph.D. qualifying exams at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.

IAS Lecturer Stuart Streicher's essay "Mad about Yoo, or, Why Worry about the Next Unconstitutional War" was recently published in the Journal of Law and Politics. The essay challenges the constitutional arguments former Justice Department official John Yoo set forth which provided the foundation for the Bush administration's position on the president's war-making power.
Students Generate Buzz
On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, December 3 and 4th, students in Tami Blumenfield's Indigenous Media and Film course successfully hosted UW Bothell's first Independent Film Festival.

Each day witnessed large audiences for two screenings, followed by discussions with filmmakers. Director Rick Winters and two others from his production company came to answer questions about their new film on homelessness in Seattle, Signs of the Time. UW Bothell students, triplets Jesse, Dylan and Miles Stipek, brought their whole family to watch their award-winning fiction film, The Soldiers of Necker. And filmmaker Patricia Boiko answered questions about the filming of The Corporal's Diary, a film about two soldiers who were hurt in Iraq.

The festival was a huge success thanks to the hard work of the students.

The event was sponsored by IAS, CUSP, the Office of Student Life, and the newly formed Film Club.
Space Improvements
In an effort to best organize our services to students and to optimize space due to our outstanding recent growth, the Offices of Student Life and the Career and Counseling Centers will soon relocate from the Library Annex to UW1, sharing the suite with the Office of Admissions. This change will provide our students with a "one-stop shop" to meet their needs.

With this change also comes the addition of a Campus Welcome Center to the lobby of UW1. Additional efforts to maximize space usage are being considered to best accommodate our growing enrollment. The next time you are on campus, please stop in and see the newly redesigned space.
The University of Washington is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.5455, or email dss@uwb.edu.