February 9, 2011
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
In This Issue
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events


Reminder for winter graduates...


The last day to complete a Master Degree request is approaching.



First Day to Access Master's Degree Request

Last Day to Complete a Master's Degree Request

Winter 2011

1/3/2011 12:00:00 AM

3/6/2011 11:59:59 PM




Policy Study students planning to enroll in BPOLST 501, spring 2011, should note that class meetings have been changed to Wednesdays, 5:45 pm to 10 pm.



Federal Jobs Webinar: Experienced Professionals, Masters or PhDs -The Government Needs YOU!


Wednesday, February 23, 3-4pm



This webinar is designed for experienced professionals, such as alumni and students obtaining PhDs or masters degrees. Find out about federal government opportunities for seasoned professionals and advanced degree holders.  **For those who cannot attend, archival slides will be made available at a later date.  Contact Lisa for more information.

Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Policy Studies
Abigail Echo-Hawk (MAPS 09) is working as aTribal Liaison for the Community Outreach and Research Translation core of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, Ms. Echo-Hawk works with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes in the 5 state WWAMI region to identify community health priorities and create community-campus research partnerships.  In this role she works collaboratively with tribes to create research regulatory systems and policies that protect against predatory research and allow the tribes to control any research done on tribal land.  Ms. Echo-Hawk also works with academic researchers to ensure all research is culturally appropriate and recognizes tribal sovereignty, these activities include lectures, manuscript review, drafting research and publication policies and Community Based Participatory Research practices in tribal communities. Congratulations, Abigail.

Julianna Mandler, 1st year Policy Studies Student, recently accepted an internship with the Washington Environmental Council. This is a Communications and Outreach internship focused on promoting the Environmental Priorities for the Legislative Session. Good work, Julianna. 


Commander Ken Pierro (MAPS 06) was recently named Response Department Head of the largest field unit in the U. S. Coast Guard.  Ken will be based out of Staten Island, NY and will be responsible for law enforcement, maritime security, Search & Rescue, and oil spill response operations from New York City to Albany, NY.  Previously, Ken was stationed in Honolulu, HI where he traveled extensively to Thaila

nd, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other Pacific Island nations bringing unique Coast Guard expertise to support for DOD and U. S. Embassy programs designed to help local law enforcement agencies combat drug trafficking in the region. The IAS Graduate staff congratulates Ken.


Ken gave credit to his Policy Studies degree for his career advancement  by stating, "Probably wouldn't have the chance to do what I'm doing without having learned what I did in the MAPS program!"


He has also offered to work with a Policy Studies student who would like to be in NY to design an internship in the government track. If anyone is looking for an internship in NYC contact Ken at his work email: kenneth.a.pierro@uscg.mil





 Professor Kari Lerum will be a visiting researcher at University of California, San Francisco, for the month of February. During her time at UCSF she will be giving three talks on issues related to sexual health, sex work, and human rights activism, as well as meeting with sexual health researchers and activists.









Professor Kanta Kochar-Lundren has sent us an update on her busy schedule and many participations and contributions in the past few months:

  • Performances:


    "Techniques for the Possible: Still Points in E-14," Reiss Performative Arti," Turin, Italy, September 19, 2010.

    "Wind Nomads," bewegter wind 2010, Frankenberg, Germany, August 21, 2010.

  • Invited Talk:


    "Theatre, Transnationalism, and Cultural Diplomacy," Plenary on Culture. "55 BANDUNG 55: Diversity in Globalized Society: The Role of Africa and Asia for a Sustainable World, 55 Years after Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955," Yogyakarta and Bandung, Indonesia, October 24-31, 2010.

  •  Presentations:


    "Techniques for the Possible: Still Points in the Neighborhood" Artistic Research in Action: Capra 2, Helsinki, Finland, January 13-15, 2011.


    "Wind Nomads: A Dramaturgy of Natural Disasters," Working Group on Performance and Ecology. ASTR/CORD, Seattle, WA Nov 18-21, 2010.


    "Will the Goddesses Speak? The Moving Body, Art and Water across an Afro-Asian Landscape," "55 BANDUNG 55: Diversity in Globalized Society: The Role of Africa and Asia for a Sustainable World, 55 Years after Bandung Asian-African Conference 1955," Yogyakarta and Bandung, Indonesia, October, 26, 2010.


Professor Dan Jacoby recently contributed a column to the Seattle Times with his article, "A better business plan for Washington state's public higher education," Tuesday, January 25. The article can be read in its intirity online.


Dan also participated as a guest on The Conversation with host, Ross Reynolds, KUOW.org, 94.9 FM, February 3. 2011 at 2 PM. The topic was "Senate Budget Plan, Washington Illegal Immigration, and Funding Higher Ed."  To listen to the program and enjoy Professor Jacoby's insights, please download it from the KUOW website.

Career and Professional Development


Free & Clear, Healthcare Program Evaluation Manager, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 52578
Closes: Feb 12

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, Sustainable Business Coordinator

Closes: Feb 14

King County/ Department of Executive Services, Project/Program Manager III - P-Card Program, Seattle
Closes: Feb 15

Artist Trust, Program Manager - Creative Career Center, Seattle
Closes: Feb 16

City of Tacoma Housing Authority, Planning & Policy Analyst

Closes: Feb 21

King County/ Department of Natural Resources & Parks, WRIA 8 Project and Funding Coordinator, Seattle
Closes: Feb 21

Youthcare, Data Management and Research Assistant, Seattle
Closes: Feb 21

Sustainable Path Foundation, Managing Director, Seattle
Closes: Feb 22

UW Program on the Environment, Teaching Assistant/ENVIR 300 (Spring 2011)
Req #: 71527
Closes: Feb 21

YWCA/ School's Out Washington, Education Policy Director, Seattle
Closes: Feb 25

City of Seattle, Senior Policy Advisor - Jobs & Labor
Job #: 288091
Closes: Mar 1

VillageReach, Administrative Assistant, Seattle
Closes: Mar 1

Denise Louise Education Center, Contract Position - Community Assessment, Seattle
Project to be completed by Mar 31; Open until filled

Seattle Housing Authority, Community Building Manager

Open until filled

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


Teatro Zinzanni, Events and Education Manager, Seattle
Open until filled


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

Youth Media Institute, Executive Director, Seattle
Open until filled






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


Intel Labs, Interaction & Experience Research (IXR) Summer Internship, Portland, OR
Paid, 40 hrs/wk, relocation assistance available
Closes: Feb 15

Real Time Farms, Food Warriors Summer Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, 15-20 hrs/wk
Closes: Feb 16

Washington State House of Representative Public Affairs Graduate Internship, Olympia

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


One World 2011, Youth Leader Development Program Interns and Fellows, Seattle
HuskyJobs: 52939
$1500 stipend for 10-wk period
Closes: Mar 1

U.S. Department of State's 2011 Fall Student Internship Program

Paid and unpaid, domestic and worldwide
Deadline: Mar 1

City of Seattle, Office of Film + Music, Spring Internship

Small monthly stipend, 6 month commitment, 40 hrs/wk
Closes: Mar 4

World Affairs Council, Spring Internships, Seattle

Volunteer, 12-15 hrs/wk
Closes: Mar 10


4Culture, Policy Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Artist Trust, Program Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, up to 20 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), Spring Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, 5-20 hrs/wk
Open until filled

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

IDEA Space/SCIDpda, Marketing/Event Planning Intern, Seattle

Work study: Temporary, part-time up to 19 hours per week OR temporary, unpaid, academic credit earned

Open until filled

IDEA Space/SCIDpda, Design Lab Intern, Seattle

Work study: Temporary, part-time up to 19 hours per week OR temporary, unpaid, academic credit earned

Open until filled

League of Education Voters, Contract Researcher Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, Spring quarter, min of 8 hrs/wk
Open until filled

League of Education Voters, Policy/Research Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, Summer quarter, min of 8 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Seattle International Foundation, Social Media, Research and Program Support Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 15-20 hrs/wk through end of May 2011
Open until filled

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


Career-related Events


Using Databases to Find Funding
Mon, Feb 14, 10-11am
UW Seattle, Suzzallo Instructional Lab
This workshop will discuss the different funding databases available to UW students. It will overview some of the main ones for the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, International Students and International Study, and Women and Minorities. The workshop will also devote time to two large grant databases, GrantSelect and Community of Science (it's not just for Science), and attendees will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience using COS. Tips for searching databases will also be covered.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Tues, Feb 15, 3:30-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 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.

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, MGH 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.

Careers and Internships at the State Department
Fri, Feb 18, 10:30am-12pm
UW Seattle, Parrington Hall Commons (3rd Fl)

Diversity Job Fair
Feb 23, 12-3:30pm
Crossroads Community Center, Bellevue
Approximately 15-20 employers will be represented. Confirmed employers to date include Cedar Grove Composting, City of Bellevue, Kent School District, Wells Fargo, the Nature Conservancy, Employment Security Department, University of Washington and Solid Ground.
RSVP is required. For more info, contact Kevin Henry at khenry@bellevuewa.gov. Admission is free.

Peace Corps Info Session
Wed, Feb 23, 5:30-6:30pm
UW Seattle, Gowen 301

Resume Writing for Veterans
Mon, Feb 28, 4-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
If you are a veteran looking to translate your military experience on to a resume, this is the workshop for you. Other veterans will be teaching the course, giving you the best possible resources to polish up your resume and get your questions answered.

Global Health Career Fair
Wed, Mar 2, 11am-3pm
UW Seattle, MGH Commons
This career fair is geared towards UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are interested in future employment in global health. The objective of this career fair is to expose a diverse population of UW students to a broad range of opportunities available in the field of global health as well as the specific hiring processes and desired skills that organizations seek in potential employees.
**Please note that this is not necessarily a job fair, but an event for students to gain an understanding of the skills they need and the types of employment opportunities available to them post- graduation. Not all attending organizations will have positions currently available.

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs
Day 1: Fri, Mar 18, 8:15am-5pm
Day 2: Mon, Mar 21, 8:15am-5pm
(Must participate in both days)
The Dependable Strengths seminar provides a safe place for grad students, postdocs, & graduate-level alumni to explore their good experiences to discover their unique patterns of strengths; consider which strengths they want to use in a career; write a report that articulates their strengths and reflects their potential; and learn to use the report to make connections, enhance application materials, and improve interviews.
Cost is $100 for students ($160-$200 for postdocs & alumni).
Register by March 9th at - careers.washington.edu...  



Fellowships and Funding


UW Dept of GO Health Fellowship

The purpose of the GO Health Fellowship is to provide financial assistance to a graduate student, professional student or medical resident at the University of Washington so that they may gain valuable international fieldwork experience in global health. The Fellowship of up to $4,000 (USD) can be used to support travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.

Deadline for LOI: Feb 16, deadline for completed application: Mar 16 


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)

$5,000 scholarship for graduate and undergraduate students who have demonstrated ongoing commitment to the community through volunteer services that impact hunger in the U.S.  An additional $5,000 grant will also be donated to a local organization of the winner's choosing. 
Deadline:  Feb 18
University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) Fellowship in Aging
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship will provide a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.
Deadline: Feb 21
Students and alums under 30 years of age may spend one year abroad working in global health.  Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for global health equity. GHC provides paid fellowships with outstanding organizations working on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. Seventy fellowship positions are available in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda,
Uganda, and the US.
Deadine: Mar 1
Walter H. Meyer - Garry L. White Memorial Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship for returning adult students in Washington.  If attending at the undergraduate level applicant must be over the age of 24. If attending at the graduate level applicant must be over the age of 30.  Apply online through www.theWashBoard.org or visit the program website for more information. 
Deadline:  Mar 1

$1,000 scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who create an original entry piece that demonstrates what you want to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.  Your creation must be submitted through the online entry form within one image. 
Deadline:  Mar 2

Eligible students may be enrolled in any graduate or professional school at the University of Washington, and must submit a project proposal that addresses a global health issue or problem.  Projects should be one month to three months in length and must be completed by the end of Winter Quarter 2012. The Fellowship of up to $4,000USD can be used to support student travel costs, including room and board, travel health preparation, travel insurance and/or supplies for a particular global health project.  
Deadline: Mar 10 

The 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

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: Mar 25 

These one-quarter awards are intended to give graduate students an opportunity to develop a specific project focused on teaching and learning at the college and university level (students may not use the fellowship to teach a course they have already developed). Projects are proposed by students, who find faculty Teaching Mentors, either from UW or from a nearby community college, college, or university to collaborate with them in their projects.  The award will be made for a single quarter during the 2011-12 academic year (students are strongly encouraged to use their fellowship and work on their project during Winter Quarter 2011, when the required course is given).
Deadline: Mar 28, noon (PST)


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 



Women Who Rock! Film Festival: Making a Scene on and off Screen

A festival of short films by and about women who rock! This collection showcases how some women are making social change by breaking rules, building community, and making music from South Africa to Palestine, Mexico, Brazil, Seattle and the spaces in between.
Feb 17, 5-7pm
UW Seattle, Communications 120

Women Who Rock! Conference

February 17 & 18
UW and Seattle University, Pigott Building
FREE - but be sure to register!

University of Washington's Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: Absurdity and the Everyday, Call for Proposals

Conference dates: May 17-18
UW Seattle
CFP Deadline: Mar 7

826 Seattle: "How to Write Like I Do" 2011 Adult Writing Workshop Series

March 8 - Nov 1
Attend one or all eight!

Global Health Week

Feb 28-Mar 4
UW Seattle
Global Health Week, sponsored by the Department of Global Health's Global Health Resource Center, is a way to celebrate global health on campus and provide students with an introduction to this field.

Cornerstone Institute Summer Residency

July 7-August 7, 2011

Fowler, CA
The Institute Summer Residency offers an immersive, hands-on collaborative experience to learn Cornerstone's methodology. Participants work alongside Cornerstone artists and residents of Fowler to create a community-specific theatrical production.
Deadline: Mar 15

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

Imagining America National Conference, Call for Proposals

Sept 22-24, 2011
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Deadline: Apr 4

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.