January 13, 2011
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


Consider Volunteering at UW Bothell

A Message from the Chancellor's Office...

The University of Washington Bothell is partnering with Cascadia Community College and Campus Compact to host our 3rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service this Saturday, January 15th from 8:30am -2pm. Each year we work with community partners in the local area that have specific needs which a single day of service can meet. We have worked with students and the greater community to create 15 projects that address, bring awareness to, and help alleviate a large span of issues and populations in the greater Bothell area. This year we are expecting participation from approximately 300 volunteers including students, staff, faculty, and community members. Each site has a student leading, supporting, and facilitating an individual service project. The University of Bothell and Cascadia Community College are devoted to working towards Martin Luther King's dream of the beloved community. We ask everyone to take the time Saturday to join us in our intentional work towards a stronger, wiser world.


Find out more and pre-register for a service project at http://bit.ly/hsu3OU!


Attend UW Bothell's Career 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.  A list of all events may be found here


The following events are sponsored by IAS Graduate Programs:


Monday, January 24

"The Power of Networking" with Sue Ambler
5-6pm; UW2 005
RSVP Required, Seating is limited
Knowledge and relationship based mentoring has served Sue Ambler, M.Ed well in her personal and professional life. Whether the mentor experience is face to face or Facebook, Ms. Ambler attributes her success to those who have mentored her, those she has mentored, and looks forward to the future mentors in her life.
Sue Ambler, President and CEO of Workforce Development Council Snohomish County, has 30 years of experience in public and private industry throughout the greater Puget Sound area, including 16 years in public K-12 and higher education as both faculty and as a provider of career and academic advising, disability services coordination, outreach, recruitment, crisis management, youth advocacy, and curriculum and accreditation standards development. Ms. Ambler has a Bachelor's degree from Washington State University and Master's degree in Education from University of Washington Bothell.

Graduate Student and Alumni Networking Reception
6-7pm, UW1, 3rd Floor Vista

This graduate program-wide networking reception will be a great opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, meet current students, and connect with other graduate-level professionals. Light refreshments will be served. Don't miss out!!

Master of Arts in Policy Studies Career Panel

7-8pm, UW1-391


Policy Studies alumni will discuss their current work, providing exposure to various policy arenas and career paths. Panelists include: Laura Fricke (MAPS '09), PhD Student, Public Policy and Management, UW Evans School of Public Affairs; Kristin Hallgren (MAPS '04), Research Analyst, Mathematica Policy Research; Andrea Schrock Westenberger (MAPS '10), Program Analyst, EPA - Region 10; and Andi Smith (MAPS '05), Executive Policy Advisor, Governor Gregoire's Office.


Tuesday, January 25 

Master of Arts in Cultural Studies Career Panel* 

6-7pm, UW1-021


This discussion will examine various career trajectories for Cultural Studies graduates. Panelists include: Randi Courtmanch (MACS '10), Program Coordinator, CD Forum and Instructor, IAS/UW Bothell; Ted Hiebert, Assistant Professor, IAS/UW Bothell; Joyce Pisnanont, Manager, Seattle Chinatown International District Public Development Authority/IDEA Space; and Debra Twersky, Funding Program Manager, 4Culture.


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



Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies
Ruth Gregory will present papers at two conferences in 2011. The first presentation will be "The Historiography of Cinema History" at the Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in San Antonio in late April.

Ruth is also collaborating on a paper with Jayne Swift (2010), Professor Kari Lerum, and Stephanie Wahab (Portland State University) called "Hollywood Stripper Stories: Visions of Exotic Dancers from 1938-2010." They will be delivering the paper at The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in May at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.



Professor Kari Lerum (Cultural Studies) is part of a U.S. team of sex worker activists and academics responding to the United Nation's Universal Periodic Review (Geneva, Nov. 2010), where a number of human rights violations were reported, including against sex workers. Lerum is co-leading several components of this effort, including writing policy briefs for the State Department.



Career and Professional Development


Kirkland Arts Center, Exhibitions Director

Closes: Jan 14

YWCA, Education Policy Director, Seattle
Closes: Jan 14

Suburban Cities Association, Part-time Public Policy Analyst, Tukwila
Closes: Jan 21

Seattle Mayor's Office, Senior Policy Advisor - Jobs and Labor

Closes: Jan 25

Washington State, Policy Associate - Workforce Education, Olympia
Closes: Feb 7

CityClub, Development and Marketing Manager, Seattle

Open until filled

Washington Dental Service (WDS) Foundation, Senior Program Officer - Early Learning Initiative, Seattle
Open until filled

SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership, Workforce Intelligence and Integration, Project Manager, Tukwila
Open until filled




4Culture, Policy Internship, Seattle

Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk

Open until filled


Humanities Washington, Program Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, Spring quarter, 10-20 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Village Volunteers, Project Manager Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 6 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Washington State House of Representative Legislative Graduate Internship

Full-time/paid - July through mid-September, return for 2012 legislative session
Closes Jan 17

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

City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Communications Intern

6 month commitment, 40 hrs/wk, $1000 monthly stipend
Closes: Jan 28

CityClub, Community Matters Campaign Program Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-15 hrs/wk, June-Nov
Closes: Jan 31

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


ACLU, Legal Intake Counselor Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12 hrs/wk, Mar-Aug
Closes: Feb 14 

Washington State House of Representative Public Affairs Graduate Internship

Full-time/paid - July through mid-September, return for 2012 legislative session
Closes: Feb 28

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)


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.

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 counsels@u.washington.edu
Using Social Media to Find a Job: LinkedIn, Twitter, & Facebook
Wed, Feb 2, 4-5:30pm
UW Seattle, Smith 304
LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook are all powerful online tools that can serve a purpose during the job search. They're free, they're easy to use, and they can help you meet contacts that might be the keys to your future career success. But, like with any resource, social media tools will only be helpful if you take time to learn how to harness their full potential. Come learn how to create good profiles; build connections; locate and engage with both individuals and companies; and search for jobs. And...find out how to connect with fellow Huskies around the world! Sponsored by the Evans School, the Graduate School, and The Career Center. No registration required.

International Careers Seminar
Wed, Feb 16, 1:20-2:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
Government Career Fair
Thurs, Feb 17, 2:30-5:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall Commons
If you are interested in internship or entry-level career opportunities in the local, state or federal government, you won't want to miss this opportunity to meet and network with representatives from up to 50 government agencies.
Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Tues, Feb 15, 3:30-5pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking. All academic disciplines welcome! No registration required. This event is sponsored in conjunction with the UW Making a Difference: Careers in Federal Government Initiative.


Fellowships and Funding


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


Scholarships Information Session
Thurs, Jan 27, 1:00-2:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
There is money available to help you pay for your education, but you have to ask for it!  In addition to the money, applying for scholarships is a great way to improve your technical writing skills, develop a critical and reflective analysis of your academic history, and communicate your future career goals.  Come learn how to search for awards and get tips on how to prepare a competitive application.


Doing Good Scholarship

Various scholarships up to $25,000 for undergraduates and graduates who exhibit a strong commitment to helping others in their community. 
Deadline:  Jan 31

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.
Info session: Fri, Jan14, 12:30-2:20 p.m, UW Seattle, Paccar 291
Deadline: Jan 31, 12pm (PST)

USAID Global Health Fellows Program Summer Internships, Washington DC and Kampala, Uganda
Paid, full-time
All internships require US citizenship or permanent resident status.

Deadline: Feb 4, 12pm (PST)


National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship

The goals of this student fellowship program are to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase the use of scientific knowledge to further resource management in parks. Awards will be made in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per fellowship for research to be undertaken in calendar years 2011-12.
Deadline: Feb 4

2011-12 Graduate Fellowships for International Research or Study

For 2011-12 the Graduate School will award Chester Fritz and Boeing International one-quarter fellowships to support international study or research abroad by UW graduate students. These grants are available to fund research and/or study periods of three months, corresponding to regular UW quarter dates. Fellowships include a monthly stipend for the three months, equivalent to the rate of a Predoc Teaching Associate II, currently $1761 per month, and include paid health insurance and UW state tuition. No extra money is included for airfare.
Deadline: Feb 18, noon (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


Abe Osheroff & Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for StudentsThe Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark Fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students to support human rights projects that promote social change through direct action, whether in the United States or abroad. The awards are administered by the UW Center for Human Rights, and can provide funds up to $1,500. The number of awards and amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications. Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate feasibility, sustainability, and partnership, and that reflect the legacy of Abe Osheroff, in particular his insistence on accountability for the role of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in promoting and protecting human rights.
Deadline: Friday, March 25


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.

Digital Research Summer Institute: Designing, Composing, and Evaluating Digital Scholarship
Call for Participants

Fridays, 9am-4 pm, June 24 to July 22, 2011
Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington
Deadline: Mar 30 

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 dss@uwb.edu.