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

February 2010  
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 with most state agencies, we are currently monitoring the legislative session, particularly those conversations which impact budget and tuition setting authority. At this point, it is too early to know what the outcomes will be though we believe the budget cuts for University of Washington will be around 4%. As of this moment, the state need grant which is crucial for so many students is proposed to be fully funded. Lastly, the House and Senate have debated providing long-term tuition setting authority with higher accountability to the public four-year higher education schools. We're not sure if this bill will pass; however, the debate is one that will likely continue into next session.

As always, our focus is on our students and to continue to provide them with high-quality educational opportunities in the face of tulumtuous economic times. As you will read below, our campus is alive with energy and activity. Our students are winning awards and our faculty are leading valuable research. Application figures are at an all-time high. These are no small feats and ones that our entire community should relish and celebrate. Thank you for your continued support. 

Kind regards,


20 Years of Accomplishment - Faculty
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 founding faculty.

Did you know that UW Bothell was founded by 13 faculty? These individuals came together to determine the institution's curricular direction and did so in record time. In our latest edition of INSIGHT, we asked three of the founders about their experiences during those early days. Says Dan Jacoby of his decision to join the faculty: "Well, I think it was exciting because it was an experiment in education. When we first came to the campus there were only 13 of us from all different disciplines, so the idea of doing something collaborative, something that crossed all boundaries and pushed out of our small boxes was very exciting."

View video versions of the interviews and read the transcripts online. We are sure you will appreciate the hard work of these founders and join me as I tip my hat to them for their entrepreneurial energy, wisdom and grace.
Admissions On A Roll & Still Admitting
Applications for the Fall 2010 freshman class are coming in at record pace. We currently have 1,508 applications for our 360 open spaces and we are not through our recruiting cycle. These figures show an amazing 60% increase over this time last year and are telling of the true impact of our institution on this region. Students know when they come to UW Bothell they will receive a high-quality educational experience, close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students and hands-on learning, a winning combination for all!

Apply today!
MBA Students to Represent the Pacific Northwest in National Competition
A team of five UW Bothell MBA students won the Pacific Northwest Investment Research Challenge organized by the Seattle CFA Society in early February, after competing against teams from seven other universities in the region. The team will now represent the Pacific Northwest at the Americas Investment Research Challenge in New York City next month where they will compete against thirty teams from North and South America. The winning team in New York will move on to the Global Investment Research Challenge in Hong Kong in April 2010. 

Learn more.
Faculty Research Receives National Exposure
Research by UW Bothell Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe recently received national exposure. His work on international pollution patterns is being widely cited in media, serving as a link between atmospheric ozone over the U.S. and Asian pollution. Read more.
Chancellor's Dinner & Silent Auction, "Celebrating 20 Years of Success"
Join us in celebrating 20 years of academic excellence at the Chancellor's Dinner and Silent Auction, Friday, April 30 at Ste. Michelle Winery.  

For the past two decades, UW Bothell has transformed lives and enhanced economic development throughout the Puget Sound. The Chancellor's Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate supporters, acknowledge the success of our alumni and raise support for UW Bothell's programs, students and new initiatives. This event includes: champagne reception, silent auction, three-course dinner and wine pairings. Tickets are $80 per person or a table of 10 for $750. 

To reserve your seat, please call 425.352.3394 or email marias@uwb.edu.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Research in Action: Warren Gold
Learn more about our faculty by viewing our exciting new video series Research in Action. This month's spotlight video features Warren Gold, IAS Associate Professor and Director of the UW Restoration Ecology Network. Tune in as he discusses his research on nonvascular plants that play vital roles in the Alpine ecosystems of the Cascade Mountains.
Join the First Cohort for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Our new M.Ed. in Educational Leadership has just opened applications for the inaugural cohort.
Many of the instructional leadership skills that are so central to principal success are developed over time as teachers take on challenging responsibilities in their schools. This understanding is the foundation for a new principal preparation program that UW Bothell will offer in partnership with several school districts, the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, and the Center for Educational Leadership. With new thinking about how to coordinate teachers' on-the-job learning and university classes, the program supports teacher instructional leaders and helps them document their learning so that it contributes to requirements for a masters degree and state residency principal certification.
Advisory Board News
UW Bothell Advisory Board Chair George Northcroft has been appointed Regional Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration Northwest Arctic Region. Congratulations George!
Notable Upcoming Events
The CSS Speaker Series will feature Microsoft Systems Engineer Matthew Greenway, as he discusses Cloud Computing on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in UW2-141.

The Writing for Their Lives Series will host Renee Gladman on Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. in the Library, Room 205. Gladman is author of multiple books of experimental prose, including Juice, The Activist and To After That (Toaf).

The annual 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 15, with a 9:00 a.m. start time (8:00 a.m. registration). Funds raised support student scholarships. Learn more.

Following the 5K Run/Walk, a community open house will be held in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Bring your friends and family to the open house and enjoy food, entertainment, information and more! Get details.

Additional events may be found online.
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