April 13, 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


Degree Requests   


If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a

Master's Degree Request must be submitted by

5/29/2011, 11:59:59 PM. Do not miss this deadline!



Career Center and Graduate School Workshop


Lisa Olason, Graduate Office Community Relations Manager, will be a panelist at the Career Center and Graduate School workshop, Non-Faculty Positions in Universities for People with Graduate Degrees, Thursday, April 28, 3:00-4:30, UWS, Miller 301.

Want to work in a university but not sure you want a tenure-track faculty position? Wonder what other kinds of positions in higher education might make good use of your skills and advanced degree? Come listen to graduate-degree-holding university staff members describe their jobs. Panelists will also share tips on how you can make yourself marketable for interesting higher education staff positions.



Global Spotlight Series Presents Health and Human Rights in Action 


"Unlocking the Power of Social Norms for Large Scale Impact: Abandoning Female Genital Cutting in West Africa"


Wednesday, April 20

4:00-6:00pm: Reception, followed by Presentation at 4:30pm

115 William H. Gates Hall

All are welcome. No RSVP needed


Featured speaker, Molly Melching, Director and Founder of the African-Based NGO Tostan, will discuss the organization's experiences in East and West African communities over the last 20 years. Melching will share her experience with human rights education and discuss the insights we can gain from the growing movement to abandon female genital cutting in Africa.




Final weeks of exhibit


The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College is featuring "Cultural Activism in a Time of Crisis," curated by Cultural Studies student Ken Matsudaira  and art historian Susan Platt.  "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. Works featured include an installation by artist Celia Alvarez Nuñoz, who examines the unsolved murders of hundreds of women in Cuidad Juárez, Mexico.  The exhibit is through May 6.

Daniel Heyman
Daniel Heyman




Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies student, Ruth Gregory, adds another film to her list of documentaries. When the Lights Go Out will premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in May.  Ruth wrote and co-produced the piece about John "Ivan" Borcherding, a laserist at the Pacific Science Center. Check the SIFF site for updates and tickets.


Ruth's 2010 film, I Saw U, debuted at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto and also at the 2010 SIFF.


Amanda Martin has been admitted to UC San Diego to continue her education in the MFA program this autumn. Mandy, best wishes in your future studies!

Policy Studies 


Stephen Barbouletos has accepted a position with Starbucks as a Representative in the Partner Contact Center. In this role he will respond to employee policy and benefits questions and concerns.


Allyson Fredericksen (2010) has accepted an internship with Economic Opportunity Institute. In this role she will assist with the analysis and organization of survey data from Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) childcare providers, with the aim of evaluating how training can improve the quality of care for children cared for by informal networks. She'll also be researching what other states have done in the same area. Congratulations, Allyson!

John Lee (2010) has been hired as Counsel to the Joint Transportation Committee for the Washington State Legislature (JTC). The committee is composed of the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Transportation Committees. John will be advising the committee members on long-term policy and legal issues. He will work with the Committee to draft, negotiate, and supervise consultant and staff-led studies involving transportation, law enforcement, and licensing related policy issues.
Congratulations John!


Congratulations to Mary Nguyen (2009) who has won the 2011 "Tatsuo Nakata Youth Award" from the International Examiner, the newspaper of the Northwest Asian Pacific communities. She will be honored at the annual award dinner on May 18.

Mary is involved in the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) working against sex trafficking and is a UFCW 21 labor community organizer. Please visit this site for more information about the award dinner and the newspaper.


Miko Robertson (2004) has been accepted by the UW School of Nursing for autumn quarter. Since graduation, she has been the Program Manager / Assistant to the Dean in the Department of Medicine, UWS.  





Congratulations to Professor and Director of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bruce Burgett, who has been appointed to a three year term on the Board of Trustees of Humanities Washington.  


Humanities Washington is the state's flagship non-profit for promoting and providing programs based in the humanities. It plays a critical role in addressing an immediate and growing crisis concerning community identity and understanding, respect for other perspectives, and the ability of communities to work together to shape a better future. 


Humanities Washington is governed by a board of trustees who represent the many key constituencies crucial to their work: museums, heritage organizations, universities, scholarly organizations, professional groups, schools, foundations, and corporations. 


Julie Shayne, IAS Graduate Lecturer, recently received the Pacific Sociological Association's 2011 Distinguished Scholarship Award for her book, "They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism" (2009, Lexington Books).  


Please visit Julie's web page for more information about this book, other publications, and her research interests.



Career and Professional Development

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  


City of Bellevue, Transportation Capital Projects/Program Coordinator  Closes: Apr 15


NW Film Forum, Temporary Interim Communications Director and Development Associate, Seattle

May-October, 2011

Closes: Apr 18


Climate Solutions, Business Partnerships Associate, Seattle

Closes: Apr 21


Enviroissues, Communications/Outreach Associate, Seattle

Closes: Apr 23


City of Lake Forest Park, Assistant Planner/ Planning and Building Department  Closes: Apr 25


Neighborhood House, Career Developer, Seattle

Closes: Apr 25


Puget Sound Regional Council, Associate Economic Policy Analyst, Seattle

Closes: Apr 25


Northwest Harvest, Public Policy Manager, Seattle

Closes: Apr 29


The Husky Herald, Board of Directors, Assistant Editors, UW Bothell
Your UW Bothell student newspaper, The Husky Herald, is now hiring 7 positions for next year's managerial and editing staff. These are all excellent opportunities for campus leadership, where you can get meaningful experience running your own independent organization. We are hiring 2 assistant editors, and 5 different board members. Assistant editor positions are 10 hours per week for fall, winter and spring quarters, and are paid a stipend of $3000 for the year. Board member positions require 15 hours per week for fall, winter, plus additional planning hours during the final few weeks of summer, and pay $5880 per year.

Closes: Apr 29


Alliance for a Just Society, Research Associate, Seattle

Open until filled


Cascadia Consulting Group, Project Assistant - Energy Efficiency & Quantitative Analysis, Seattle

Open until filled


One America, Manager, Innovations in English Language Learning Project (IELLP), Seattle

Full-time through June 2012

Open until filled


Seattle Art Museum, Museum Educator: Teen, Family & Community Programs  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: ehill@uwb.edu.
Open until filled

UWB Writing Center, Peer Writing Consultant

The Writing Center is looking for new Peer Writing Consultants to begin work Summer Quarter. We are looking for students in all academic programs who talk energetically and think deeply of writing, and for folks whose language and writing backgrounds represent the diverse populations we work with in the Writing Center.   


Wave Hill, Part-time Nature & Art Programs Manager, Bronx, NY

Open until filled




Seattle Art Museum, Summer Internships

Volunteer, 8-35 hrs/wk 

Closes: Apr 15  


Alliance for a Just Society, Public Policy Internships, Seattle 

Volunteer, part-full time 

Available on rolling basis  


Artist Trust, Development Internship, Seattle 

Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk 

Open until filled  


CAIR-WA, Summer internships, Seattle  

Volunteer, 20 hrs/wk

CAIR is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. 

Open until filled 


Cascadia Consulting Group, Summer Intern, Seattle  

Paid, part-time  

Open until filled  


City of Bellevue, Transportation Planning Intern III  

Paid, 20 hrs/wk during school year  

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, Graduate Intern - Environmental Communications, Seattle
ID #: 5357
Paid, full-time during summer, 20 hrs/wk during school year
Open until filled

Port of Seattle, Summer Graduate Intern - Commission, Seattle
ID #: 5374
Paid, full-time
Open until filled

Port of Seattle, Summer Graduate Intern - Seaport Planning, Seattle
ID #: 5365
Paid, full-time
Open until filled 


Career-related Events


Drop In Resume Day
Thurs, Apr 14 - All Day
No appointment necessary

UW Seattle Spring Career Fair
Thurs, Apr 14, 3-7pm
HecEd Pavilion
More information 

Finding Funding for Graduate Education
Presented by: Julie Tanaka, Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS) Coordinator
Mon, Apr 18, 11:30am-12:30pm
UW Seattle, Allen Library/South Wing, Research Commons

UW Bothell Spring Career Fair
Wed, Apr 20, 3-6pm
Thurs, Apr 21, 10am-1pm

North Creek Events Center

List of registered employers

Panel Discussion: Community College Teaching Opportunities
Mon, Apr 25, 3:30-5:00pm
UW Seattle, Bagley 154

Federal Careers Panel
Tues, Apr 26, 4:30-5:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Panel Discussion: Faculty Careers at Teaching-focused Universities
Wed, Apr 27, 3:00-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Miller 301

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!

Panel Discussion : Non-Faculty Positions in Universities for People with Grad Degrees
Thurs, Apr 28, 3:00-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Miller 301

Teach for America/Peace Corps Info Session
Tues, May 3, 3-4:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Fulbright Info Session
Thurs, May 5, 4-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Scholarship Info Session
Tues, May 10, 3:30-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Info Session
Tues, May 17, 4-5pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103



Fellowships and Funding


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship 

Up to $5,000 for graduate or undergraduate Latino students who demonstrate a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and desire to continue civic engagement in the future.
Deadline: Apr 16

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: Apr 20

Washington City/County Management Association (WCCMA) Scholarship 

The $2,500 scholarship is for graduate students interested in a career in local government management.
Deadline: Apr 29

The Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund Award and The Dennis Lang Award for Disability Studies 


The Disability Studies Program is proud to announce two award opportunities open to enrolled UW undergraduate or graduate students in any major or degree program. Awards range between $500-4,000.
Deadline: May 1

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies Scholarships and Grants 

Each year, the Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to undergraduates and graduates in Labor Studies. For example, the Martha H. Duggan Fellowship awards $10,000 for graduate students and Best Paper Prizes award $250. Learn more about what's available.
Most deadlines: June 13 



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


Revolution Books First Thursday Art Walk, Call for Artists 

Revolution Books in Pioneer Square is seeking: authors and poets to read; artists to exhibit or perform; professors, teachers and activists to speak

4Culture Call for Volunteers: Brightwater Art Installation
Dates: June 10, 11, 12 (8 hrs/day)
Public Art 4Culture is looking for volunteers to help with assembly of artist Janet Zweig's artwork Limited Edition, that will be installed this summer at Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant. Volunteers will work with the artist to glue magnets to golden tiles, an interactive element in the artwork to be installed on a long exterior wall of the Clarifier Building. Read more.   


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