|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.|
Please note that I will not post a December edition. I look forward to reporting to you again in the new year. In the meantime, please view our newly released 2008-09 Annual Report for additional news.
20 Years of Accomplishment - History
The University of Washington Bothell celebrates its 20th
year of operations in 2009-10 and reflects on its great history of
accomplishment. This month we focus on our history.
How well do you know UW Bothell's early history? Can you
imagine just 126 students on campus? That's right. When classes began in 1990,
UW Bothell enrolled 126 students in its Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
program (its first program of study) at its temporary Canyon Park Business
Center site. The students were taught by the institution's 13 founding faculty:
Constantin Behler, Lauren Benton, Paul Bernard, Jane Decker, JoLynn Edwards,
Cynthia Fugate, Jeanne Heuving, Dan Jacoby, Patrick Morris, Cynthia Price,
Ramon Sanchez, Robert Schultz and Alan Wood.
Learn more by visiting the 20th year Web site's
Welcome New Board Members
UW Bothell welcomes three new advisory board members: Al Higginson, Rick
Shea and Deborah Wilds.
Al Higginson is President and CEO of Hubspan, a company that
offers business integration solutions including supply chain management.Rick Shea is Founder and CEO of Spiration, a Redmond-based company that manufactures devices
for the treatment of COPD.
Deborah Wilds is President and COO of the College Success
Foundation. The Foundation offers college scholarships and mentoring to low
income, high potential students.
The board provides valuable support and insight concerning
the growth and advancement of UW Bothell.
Business Program Receives National Ranking
The University of
Washington Bothell's part-time Master in Business Administration (MBA) program
has been nationally ranked by Business
Week magazine as #3 in the Pacific Northwest and #51 in the nation. Says UW Bothell Chancellor Kenyon Chan, "This
is an extraordinary accomplishment for the program and the campus." Sandeep
Krishnamurthy, Professor and Director, Business Program adds "This ranking is
a validation of our efforts to bring excellent programs to the region."
The UW Bothell MBA
program offers two part-time MBA degree programs, a Technology MBA (offered at
UW Bothell) and a Leadership MBA (offered at the UW Bothell Eastside Leadership
Center in Bellevue). The 22-month
evening programs are designed for working professionals and feature innovative
curriculum focusing on leadership, strategy and technology. Courses emphasize
analytical thinking and problem solving grounded in business theory and best
|IPZ Receives $500,000 Grant
The Bothell Innovation Partnership Zone
received a $500,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce for the Washington MedTech Discovery Center. The center will provide a dedicated faculty for incubating, networking and providing meeting space for businesses in the biomedical device industry. Said
Washington State Governor
Chris Gregoire, "The winners of these grants
exemplify the talent, creativity and entrepreneurism that exist across our
state. I'm proud to support such a unique effort of economic development - one
that will allow us to lead in the new economy."
Of note, UW Bothell's Susan Jeffords, Kelly Snyder, and our new advisory board member Rick Shea, were instrumental in presenting the proposal to the state.
Four UW Bothell students have been nominated for the
prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship
Mary Jonasen, MA in Policy Studies
- Ahmed Khalil, MBA
- Brandon Mayfield, MA in Policy Studies
- Meghan Moore, MA in Policy Studies
Students were nominated by the
institution based on the breadth and quality of their accomplishments; capacity
for leadership, and commitment to excellence in the leadership and management
of public policies and programs.
Administered by the U.S. Office
of Personnel Management, this highly selective, rigorous leadership program
recruits outstanding graduate students for a two-year developmental fellowship
at various federal agencies. While the selection
process is ongoing it is important to recognize these students on their
nomination. Congratulations to Mary, Ahmed, Brandon and Meghan.
|Notable Upcoming Events
UW Bothell's Mary Abrums
releases her new book Moving the
Rock: Poverty and Faith in a Black Storefront
on November 28. To celebrate its release, a book
launch and author signing
will be held on December 3, 12:30-2:00 p.m., on
campus in the library, room 205. To learn more, please contact 425-352-3238.
Writing for Their Lives Series will host Charles Bernstein
on January 6 at 4:00
p.m. on campus in the library, room 205. Bernstein is the
author of forty books of poetry and poetics; over four hundred essays and
reviews have been written about his work. He is an elected
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of many
awards including a Guggenheim and a NEA. The
Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the
University of Pennsylvania, he is widely known for his work in the Buffalo
Poetics program. Forthcoming in 2010 is All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected
. Other books, include Blind
Witness: Three American Operas
, Girly Man
, and My Way: Speeches and
, and Content's Dream
. Learn more online
. Julie Shayne
, lecturer in CUSP and IAS, will release her new book They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism
at a book launch and author signing
on January 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., on campus in UW2-030. To learn more, please contact 425-352-3427.
Additional events may be found online
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.