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

Cultural Studies Professors, Student to Participate in

Chicago Conference


Professors Bruce Burgett, Colin Danby, Ron Krabill, and Georgia Roberts and student Amanda Martin Sandino will be attending the 2011 Cultural Studies Association (CSA)Conference Forum, March 24-26. 


Bruce Burgett, Vice President of the CSA, will chair several sessions. UWB faculty members have organized panels and will serve as panelists in sessions throughout the conference.  


A paper authored by Cultural studies students Debbie Brown and Amanda Martin Sandino, "This Mutilated Useless Thing: An Autoethnographic Analysis of CNCP and Treatments as Considered in House, M.D.," will be presented by Amanda as part of the "Critical Studies in Medicine, Sciences and Media" panel March 25th. 


In addition, there will be a reception following the Presidential Plenary. The Post-Presidential Plenary reception, co-sponsored by the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies at UW Bothell and the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University, will take place on Thursday, March 24, 7:15-8:15, Building SE, Stage 2 Reception Area, Floor 2, Columbia College, Chicago.


Special Seminar Announced 


Professor Dan Jacoby and Sean Schmidt ( MAPS 2009) have been working with the environmental and occupational health group at the Seattle Campus to create a special seminar commemorating the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire of 1911 and discussing its implications for today.  The seminar is co-sponsored by the Harry Bridges Labor Center and UW Bothell Master of Arts in Policy Studies program. Full details are available online


"Responding to Disasters in the Workplace: Lessons from the Past, of the Present, and for the Future. A symposium marking the 100th anniversary of The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"


Date: Thursday, March 31st
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: South Campus Center, Room 316
Post Event Reception: South Campus Center, Room 354 (Crow's Nest)
More info: contact Sean Schmidt, 206-543-2837,



BPOLST 501 Reminder 


A reminder for Policy Studies students planning to enroll in BPOLST 501, Spring 2011 - Please note that class meetings have been changed to Wednesdays, 5:45 pm to 10 pm.



There's Still Time to Apply!


Oaxaca, Mexico pre-fall 2011 Exploration Seminar - Application deadline extended until Monday, March 14


This program enables you to earn 5 fall quarter graduate elective credits (BCULST/BPOLST 598) before the quarter event starts!  Titled "Social Justice, Labor, and the Economy in Mexico," this program examines issues of Mexican development, economics, trade, and labor.  Taking advantage of our location, this course assesses the causes and consequences of the 2006 uprising that began with teacher demonstrations in the center of Oaxaca City, and quickly turned into a mass movement. We review the recent history and politics of Mexico and place the Oaxacan protests within the context of issues related to globalization.


Oaxaca-bound students will be meet at UW Bothell for a minimum of three days, beginning August 25, in order to gain important perspectives, and we will be in Mexico from August 29-September 22.  While we intend spend the majority of our time in Oaxaca, we are also looking at side-trips to Puebla, Mexico City, and/or Chiapas. 


To learn more and/or apply, please visit this link.


If you have questions, please contact Program Leader, Dr. Dan Jacoby at or (425) 352-5365.



Cultural Studies Student Co-Curates Gallery Event


Ken Matsudaira is co-curating "Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis" with art historian and critic, Susan Platt. The event will be held at The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College, April 4 through May 6, 2011.  


Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis presents a range of issues from opposition to war, terrorism, racism, and colonialism in socially engaged painting, printmaking, sculpture, and video. The artists have been selected from Susan Noyes Platt's recently published book Art and Politics Now, Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis, Midmarch Arts Press, 2011.( The exhibition reveals the power that artists have to make a difference when they choose to thoughtfully engage with the concerns of the world.




Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies

Amanda Martin Sandino recently contributed to the Gnovis Graduate Journal blog with her entry "The Grad Student and the Vicodin Bottle."  The article considers chronic pain as it affects the graduate student and how issues surrounding pain can sometimes be managed.  The blog entry is viewable online.







Professors Dan Jacoby and Keith Nitta have had their paper, "The Bellevue Teachers Strike and its implication for the future of post-industrial reform unionism," accepted by the journal Educational Policy.


In addition, Professor Jacoby has had another op-ed (with Michael Honey of UWT) published in the Tacoma News Tribune. Please visit the News Tribue site for the full story.    



Professor JoLynn Edwards is chairing a session titled, "The Dutch Connection in European Visual Arts" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Vancouver, B. C., at the annual meeting 17-20 March 2011.  



Professor Kari Lerumalways busy during her sabbatical, has signed a book contract with Routledge Press to write "Sexuality: the basics." This book will be part of their "Basics" series for undergraduates and working adults. The estimated date of manuscript completion/publication is summer/fall 2012. Congratulations, Kari.



Lecturer Julie Shayne will be doing a talk titled: "Taking Risks" at the upcoming Pacific Sociological Association meeting in Seattle March 10-13. The talk is part of a panel titled "Is Another Sociology Happening?: Exploring Successful Models of Scholar-Activism & Public Sociology." Shayne will discuss her in-progress, edited collection about the challenges of doing research about social justice activism in the Americas.



Congratulations to Professor Rob Turner. His proposal to the Teaching and Learning Center's collaborative undergraduate research program, "Assessing the Effectiveness of the Town of Coupeville's Stormwater Phytoremediation System" was accepted and will be funded at $2,920.   



Career and Professional Development

Snohomish County, Human Services Specialist II - CSBG, Everett
Closes: Mar 17

Washington Conservation Voters, Political Director, Seattle
Closes: Mar 18

City of Edmonds, GIS Analyst
Closes: Mar 25

Art with Heart, Programs Coordinator (.75 FTE), Seattle
Open until filled

Berk & Associates, Project Associate, Seattle
Open until filled

Dye Management Group, Associate/State Transportation, Bellevue
Job #: 7708558
Open until filled

Seattle Chamber Music Society, Operations and Education Programs Manager
Open until filled

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

UWB Quantitative Skills Center, Tutor
Quantitative Skills Center tutors help students, faculty and staff with any aspect of the quantitative process. If you have a passion for math and helping people, this could be the job for you! QSC tutors are required to attend all staff meetings and trainings to discuss techniques and improve skills. Light clerical or educational outreach tasks may also be assigned to tutors when time permits. Download the application and return it to Erin Hill:
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 



World Affairs Council, Spring Internships, Seattle

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


Seattle Reparatory 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

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

Volunteer, 20-40 hrs/wk
Closes: March 29

UW Press Graduate Internship, Sept 2011-June 2012
Paid, 20 hrs/wk
Closes: March 30

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


CityClub, Community Matters Campaign Intern, Seattle

Volunteer, Apr-early Nov, 10-15 hrs/wk

Closes: Apr 4

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

Port of Seattle, Summer Graduate Intern - Seaport Planning, Seattle/Pier 69

Paid, full-time

Open until filled


Career-related Events


Diversity Networking Reception
Tues, Apr 5, 3-5pm
UW Seattle, Haggett Hall Cascade Rooms
The event is hosted by both the UWAA and the UW Office of Minority Affairs as part of the Ethnic Cultural Center's UW Mentor Program. This reception is an opportunity for Mentor Program students-and students in other diversity programs from the UW Office of Minority Affairs and across the campus-to meet in a relaxed setting with UW alumni and friends from a wide range of career fields.
Registration required here.

Microfinance Careers and Internships Open House
Thurs, Apr 28, 2-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH Commons
The Microfinance Careers and Internships Open House will bring employers to campus to talk with interested students and alumni about the world of microfinance, as well as job and internship opportunities with their respective organizations. A great opportunity to learn and network!

The Seattle Networking Guide

Looking for local networking opportunities? This resource has tons of options. Check it out!


Fellowships and Funding


Abe Osheroff & Gunnel Clark Endowed Human Rights Fund for Students

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)


UW Bothell General Scholarship

Various awards graciously endowed from individuals, organizations, UW Bothell alumni, businesses and associations. All UW Bothell students are eligible and encouraged to apply. Only one application is required to be considered for all available scholarships.
Deadline: Mar 31

UW Simpson Center for the Humanities Spring 2011 Call for Proposal Funding

The Simpson Center for the Humanities seeks to support innovative crossdisciplinary research and to integrate that research with teaching at the graduate level and programs designed to engage larger publics. We sponsor a wide range of activities, including collaborative research groups, scholarly conferences and symposia, and a fellowship program for UW faculty and doctoral students. We also support public programs in the humanities, which we construe broadly to include projects and topics of humanistic interest in the social sciences, sciences, professions, and arts. The main purpose of our support is not to provide permanent funding for ongoing programs but, rather, to assist in the development of new ideas and projects.
Deadline: April 20

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 


826 Seattle, How to Write Like I Do" Adult Writing workshops
Greenwood neighborhood, Seattle
March - November 2011
Get a whole year's worth of writerly advice for less than an annual subscription to the New York Times (or the Seattle Times, for that matter)!


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