December 9, 2010
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
Quick Links


Announcements and Upcoming Events


Winter Electives


BPOLST 583 Issues in Environmental Policy: Conservation Of Living Systems (offered at UW Seattle)


Learn from conservation professionals as they discuss their efforts to solve conservation problems. Senior staff at major conservation organizations, government agencies, and foundations will describe major initiatives their organizations are tackling, and their approaches to conservation. Students will participate in sessions with speakers, short workshops that model conservation processes practiced in these organizations, and online discussions. Students will also complete a project that connects their graduate work to course themes.  To help accommodate the busy schedule of grad students, Professor Groom is conducting much of the discussion and preparation for the sessions online, so students will only have about half of the class meetings (no more than 12) as face to face.


Research Colloquium 


The Research Colloquium course, a 1 credit elective co-offered by Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, will meet on 1/4, 2/1, and 3/1, from 4:00-5:30 PM (first meeting from 3:30-5:30 PM), in UW1-280 (Rose Room). 


The winter UWB IAS speakers are as follows:

January 4, Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Arts Based Research 

February 1, Michael Goldberg, Making Choices: Higher Expectations, Social Equality, and the Paradox of Learning

March 1 Waydia Udell, The Impact of Maternal Religion on African-American Girls' HIV Risk


The series is open to other UWB students, faculty and staff - and the general public. Please note: while the Rose Room can hold up to 78 persons, we cannot accommodate entire classes.



Please... visit your program's website and check out other course offerings. Brittany has created some great course flyers which include detailed descriptions of each course.


Policy Studies 

Cultural Studies


UW Bothell Olympia Days


Are you interested in sharing your experience at UW Bothell with a state legislator? The Government and Community Relations office on campus is looking for interested members from the UW community to spend a day in Olympia during the 2011 legislative session to meet with state legislators and share your UW Bothell experience and how higher education policy impacts your life. Interested parties are asked to commit to one of the training sessions January 5 or 6 and one of six travel days to Olympia between January-April. Click here to sign up or e-mail Vy Nguyen,, for more information. 

Plan to Attend - UW Bothell Career Discovery Week

January 24-28, 2011

Career Week features a host of career-related workshops, presentations, and panel discussions and will include events specific to our degree programs, as well as the entire graduate community.

Here are a few relevant events:

Monday, January 24 (locations TBD)


5:00-6:00 PM - "The Benefits of Mentoring" with UWB alumna Sue Ambler, President/CEO, Workforce Development Council of Snohomish Co.

6:00-7:00 PM - Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Reception

7:00-8:00 PM - MA in Policy Studies Career Panel - featuring professionals representing various career trajectories that are possible with an MA in Policy Studies.

Tuesday, January 25 (location TBD)

6:00-7:00 PM - MA in Cultural Studies Career Panel* - featuring professionals representing various career trajectories that are possible with an MA in Cultural Studies.


More information on UWB Career Week events and workshops will be available on January 7.


*BCULST 501 and BCULST 511 students - this event is embedded into your Tuesday night class.



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News





Cultural Studies Professor Kari Lerum is relishing her sabbatical while managing to stay involved in several new writing and activist projects. Some of her recent activities:

  • A journal article in press; "Exotic Dance Research: A  Review of the Literature from 1970 to 2008." Wahab, S., Baker, L., Lerum, K., Smith, J., Cooper, K.
  • Two book reviews in press; In Gender & Society, The State of Sex: Tourism, Sex, and Sin in the New American Heartland, by Brents, Jackson, and Hausbeck and Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies, and the Politics of Care featured in International Review of Modern Sociology.
  • A published film review of Burlesque in Ms. Magazine's blog.

Additionally, Professor Lerum was an invited guest on the "Voices of Diversity" show (KBCS 91.3 FM) to discuss the topic of bullying in schools. On December 7 in downtown Seattle, she represented the Safe School's Coalition at an ACLU press conference regarding a recent lawsuit. The case involves a young man who was subjected to severe bullying, and is now suing his former school district. Professor Lerum read a prepared 2-page statement on the prevalence of bullying and harassment in Washington State Public schools. 

Brief news coverage and a photo can be found here.



Cultural Studies Professor Ron Krabill's book has been published,

Starring Mandela and Cosby:  Media and the End(s) of Apartheid (U of Chicago Press, 2010).












Career and Professional Development


Master Builders Association of Pierce County, Government Affairs Associate, Tacoma
Open until filled

Save Our Wild Salmon, Communications Director, Seattle
Open until filled

Washington State Workforce Board, Research Investigator 3, Olympia
Open until filled

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship, Program Director, Seattle

Closes: Dec 12

City of Seattle, Senior Planning & Development Specialist
Closes: Dec 14

Edmonds Community College, Assistant Director, Corrections Education, Monroe Correctional Complex
Closes: Dec 15

ArtsEd Washington, Program Director, Seattle
Closes: Dec 21

Washington CAN, Legislative Director, Seattle
Closes: Dec 21

Washington STEM, Evaluation Specialist, Seattle
Closes: Dec 22

Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, Research Analyst - Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Seattle
Closes: Dec 27

College Success Foundation, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Issaquah
Closes: Dec 31


Stand for Children, Washington Communications Director, Seattle

Closes: Jan 2


4Culture, Winter Quarter Policy Internship, Seattle

Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk

Open until filled

Peace Winds America, Civil - Military Disaster Assistance Research Intern, Seattle
Winter quarter, 4-6 months preferred, volunteer, 20 hrs/wk
Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like this position and what specific skills and qualifications you would bring to Peace Winds America to In addition, please submit up to two writing samples (no longer than five pages each).
Open until filled

Hostelling International - Washington State Council, Program Development Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 5-8 hrs/week
Intern will assist education staff in working with teachers and students from throughout Seattle. Intern may also choose to conduct travel education workshops such as World Travel 101, or help with our monthly community Travel Circles.
Closes: Dec 13

Puget Sound Regional Council, Growth Management Planning Intern, Seattle
Closes: Dec 24

City of Kirkland, "Artilization" Public Relations Intern

Volunteer, flexible hours

Closes: Dec 31

OneAmerica, Washington New Americans Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, Hrs/wk unknown
Closes: Jan 3

McKinsey & Company Summer Internships
For students graduating in 2012 - this paid Associate Internship program is a great opportunity to
explore management consulting and the work we do at McKinsey. The program is offered by several offices worldwide. The typical duration and timing is 8 -12 weeks in the summer, though in some cases, there may be opportunities to intern for fewer weeks, or during the spring or fall (this is dependent on the office and the availability of the intern).
Deadline: Jan 11

Built Green of King and Snohomish Counties, Intern, Bellevue
10-20 hrs/wk, stipend available
Closes: Jan 20

Public Policy Internships


Paid internships at more than 100 think tanks and policy organizations across the US. Our comprehensive summer program includes two career workshops in Washington, DC, and weekly lectures by academics and policy professionals. Interns receive a stipend plus housing and travel assistance.
Deadline: Jan 31


Seattle Repertory Theatre, Professional Arts Training Program Internships 2011-2012
Weekly stipend, 32-40 hrs/wk, Sept 2011-May 2012
Seattle Rep's renowned Professional Arts Training Program has been preparing theatre artists and administrators for 20 years. Our interns are bright, self-motivated individuals with basic training and experience in theatre who are committed to strengthening their skills and talents.
Closes: March 15

Career-related Events (listed by date)

City Business Casual
Tues, Dec 14, 5-7pm
The Arctic Club, Polar Bar, 700 3rd Ave, Seattle
Special guests: Washington State Director of Commerce Rogers Weed, City Council President Richard Conlin, and Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Jean Godden, Mike O'Brien and Tom Rasmussen.

2011 Environmental Priorities Coalition Legislative Workshop
Saturday, Jan 8, 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Seattle Pacific University, Gwinn Room
Cost: $20 with lunch, $10 without lunch, and $10 for students w/ lunch
Spend a day with state lawmakers, representatives from Washington's leading conservation groups, and citizen activists getting ready for the upcoming legislative session. You'll learn about the 2011 Environmental Priorities and what you can do to help get them passed.

Networking for Shy People (and Everyone!)
Wed, Jan 12, 3:30-4:30pm - OR -
Wed, Jan 19, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
This workshop is for those of us who are, shall we say, "network challenged." Whether you are in the job search, exploring career options or researching graduate school opportunities, you will learn some easy, non-threatening ways to connect with others to meet your goals; including "the approach", ways to get "them" talking (so you can rest - and listen!), dealing with silence, getting the info, and how and when to move on. You will discover the excellent conversationalist that you are!

Values Identification Workshop (for enrolled graduate students)
Part 1: Tues, Jan 25, 2:30-4:30pm
Part 2: Thurs, Jan 27, 2:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Location TBD
Planning your career? Choosing between job offers? Getting a life? This interactive workshop series will help you discover, clarify, and apply your life and work values; explore aspects of your success, development, and work-life balance; and find congruence between your goals and values. Space is limited, so participants must be currently enrolled graduate students and are asked to commit to attending both parts of the workshop. Co-facilitated by the Counseling Center & Career Center.
REGISTER by emailing

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Alumni and Community
Jan 21 & 24, 8am-3pm
$160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni; $250 Non-UW Community Members
Co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Association, the Dependable Strengths two day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities. The focus is a nontraditional job search process. Each participant identifies what they enjoy, things they do well and events or experiences in which they take pride.

Green Career Fair: Day 1, Non-Profit and Government
Wed, Jan 26, 10am-2pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall Commons
Day 1 of the Green Career Fair will feature non-profit and government employers looking for interns, volunteers and full-time employees in environmentally-focused, green or sustainable fields. 
Interested in opportunities with green and sustainability-friendly corporate employers? Check out Green Career Fair Day 2.

Green Career Fair: Day 2, Corporate
Thurs, Jan 27, 10am-2pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall Commons
The 2nd day of the Green Career Fair will highlight corporate employers who are green-friendly, have major sustainability or 'green' initiatives, or have opportunities in the green sector. It's a great chance to learn more about internship and full-time opportunities with these corporations that match your values.


Fellowships and Funding


William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Up to $5,000 for a graduate or undergraduate minority student from an underrepresented community with a background in the social sciences or humanities. The fellow must serve as a summer intern at The Aspen Institute in Washington D.C. for 10 - 12 weeks. Visit the program website for more information. Deadline: December 15

Department of Homeland Security, Office of Policy Fellowship
Two years, post graduation, based in Washington DC
Deadline: Dec 15

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
$1,000 merit-based scholarship for undergraduates and graduates in any major. Winners are selected based on a short personal statement. Apply online.
Deadline: December 31

Humane Studies Fellowships
Awards of up to $15,000 for graduate students and outstanding undergraduates pursuing academic careers whose work advances a free society. Past fellows have researched the economics of healthcare policy and how property rights regimes affect natural resources allocation.
Deadline: Dec 31

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

FLAS Fellowships support graduate and undergraduate study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, international studies, or international or area aspects of professional studies.

Deadline: Jan 18

2011 Pride Foundation/GSBA Scholarships
This year, $500,000 is available in scholarships to support education and leadership development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer students of any age; students who have an LGBT parent; and students who are straight allies and are committed to civil rights for the LGBTQ community. Since 1990, more than $3 million in scholarships have been awarded. There are fifty different types of scholarships with awards up to $10,000 - but only one web-based application to complete!
Deadline: Jan 31, 5pm (PST)

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
Mrs. Liebmann set up a trust fund to provide funding for graduate students of "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study." The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.
Deadline: Jan 31, 12pm (PST)


2011-12 Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Bonderman Travel Fellowship awards may be used during your graduate studies or after graduation, but fellows selected in this round must embark on their 6-8 month journeys between June 2011 and June 30, 2012.
Upcoming info sessions:
- Wed, Jan 5, 4:30pm in Smith Hall, room 102
- Another January session will be held; date and time to be announced
Deadline: Jan 31, 12pm (PST)

Jennifer Caldwell Fund in Human Rights
All undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington (Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma) are eligible to apply. The Jennifer Caldwell Fund in Human Rights has been established to make financial support available to UW students who are pursuing hands-on work on topic areas that Jen cared deeply about (such as fair trade, human rights, women's rights), particularly if they are interested in doing this in an international context.
Deadline: Fri, March 25

Americorps' Students in Service Program
Earn $1,132-2,675 in educational awards for your volunteer service!
Student volunteers working in the areas of human needs or services, education, environmental initiatives, homeland security and public safety are eligible to receive education grants based on various lengths of service. Visit the website and take the short tutorial to see if you qualify.
Open until filled


Professional Development/Miscellaneous

 Essay Contest: "The Rights of Children and International Human Rights Law"
Deadline: Feb 1


Olympia Legislative Visits: Speak out for UW Bothell
Here's a chance to meet with state legislators about what it means to be a UW Bothell student and how higher education policy has impacted our lives. We ask students to commit to one training session in early January, and then pick from six dates (Jan-April) that best fits their schedule for a day trip to Olympia. For more information visit UW Bothell's event page.

The Journal of Science Policy and Governance, Call for Submissions
This interdisciplinary journal seeks high-quality student submissions on emerging or continuing policy debates. We seek to publish articles on a variety of policy areas including: scientific research, engineering, innovation, technology transfer, commercialization, bio-medicine, drug development, energy, the environment, climate change, the application of technology in developing countries, STEM education, and space exploration.

United Nations and Other International Organizations (IO)
Are your graduate students and experienced alumni interested in working for the United Nations and other international organizations? The State Department helps to recruit individuals for exciting positions with these offices located in a variety of foreign countries. Most of these jobs require experience, and although the qualifications vary by assignment, a graduate or law degree in a relevant discipline and proficiency in at least one U.N. working language in addition to English are preferred.

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 inquire about disability accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at least ten days prior to the event at 425.352.5307, TDD 425.352.5303, FAX 425.352.3581, or email