October 12, 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


Upcoming Events of Interest


Sharon Daniel"Public Records | Secret Publics" 

with Sharon Daniel 

Thursday, October 13, 4:00 PM

UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center


In this lecture, artist and scholar Sharon Daniel discusses her current series of new media documentaries which address social and economic injustice. DanielÂ's documentaries trace hidden causal chains that foster and perpetuate injustice across public sectors, ranging from inequality in health care and education to racial and class discrimination in the criminal justice system. Reception to follow.  Come one, come all!



"Understanding and Interrupting the Current Politics of Education"

with Dr. Michael W. Apple
Monday, October 17, 6:00-8:00pm
UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center 

 Dr. Apple is considered a leader in critical education and teaching for social justice, and is the author of numerous books on education including Ideology and Curriculum and Official Knowledge, both selected as two of the most significant books on education in the 20th Century. Another of Apple's books, Educating the "Right" Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality, was named the 2006 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Book of the Year. His work has been widely translated and published worldwide.  In this talk Dr. Apple will critically analyze the current corporate-based public education "reform" movement that is sweeping the country, as well as offer some examples of challenges to those same reforms.  Please RSVP to: smorgan@uwb.edu  
Sponsored by the UWB Education Department



"Social and Civic Development through Engaged Scholarship:  Building Capacity and Assessing Outcomes"

with Shauna Carlisle, Karen Ericson, Karen Gourd, and Keith Nitta

Tuesday, November 8, 4:00 PM

UW Bothell, Library, Room 205  




Paul HillInterdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Research Colloquium:

"Portfolios and Recovery Districts: the Future of Public Education?"

with Paul Hill

Tuesday, November 1, 4:00-5:30 PM
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)



 Plan To Attend - and RSVP here!

MAPS studnets with W   
Master of Arts in Policy Studies

   10th Anniversary Celebration


    Friday, November 4, 2011

    6:30 - 9:00 PM

    North Creek Events Center


Special Announcement: Andi Smith (2005), Executive Policy Advisor to Governor Gregoire, will be our alumni speaker!


The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary! Join current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and policy professionals in marking this achievement.


Since launching in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies has provided a transformative graduate education to more than 160 students and alumni. The Policy Studies program enables students to translate interdisciplinary understandings into the professional competence essential to making substantive contributions to their communities.


Keynote Speaker David Bacon, is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany. Bacon covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics. He is currently also documenting popular resistance to war and attacks on immigrant labor and civil rights, and he has received numerous awards for both his writing and photography.




A Reminder That Travel Funding is Available for Graduate Students


Attend a 2011-12 conference and receive up to $400 in conference travel funding per academic year. Applicants must be matriculated current students and enrolled in either the Cultural or Policy Studies programs with a minimum of 5 credits. If you plan to attend a conference during the 2011-12 academic year, please visit the

Cultural Studies or Policy Studies student resources pages for details and to complete an Application for Travel Funding.


"Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Cultural Studies



Peter Freeman (2011) has joined the UW Bothell faculty as a Lecturer PT in the CUSP program, autumn 2011.


Peter shared that "MACS has proven instrumental in how he approaches teaching. His degree has given him the tools to help students investigate how they make meaning of the world, and has also given him the skills needed to facilitate that process."


This quarter, Peter is co-teaching the first of a sequence of courses taken by all first-year students at UW Bothell.  


Congratulations, Peter.



Priya Frank (2011) will be participating in the Association of Performing Arts Presenters 2012 Emerging Leadership Institute in NYC. Each year, 25 emerging performing arts leaders from around the U.S. are chosen to reflect on and develop ideas about leadership, engage in new professional relationships, and collaborate with professional practitioners in the field. As a result, she will also be participating in the annual APAP conference, which provides a space for thousands of artists to showcase their work for potential booking opportunities with performing arts organizations.


Priya will be watching performances and assisting the UW World Series new Artistic Director in providing programming feedback for the 2012-13 UW World Series season. Priya told us, "APAP was an organization I researched within my Capstone Project, so it will be fascinating to see how the featured artists are marketed and how that contributes to their identity formations."


Thanks Priya and please update us on the conference.



Policy Studies



Eden Bossom (2007), Resident Services Coordinator for the King County Housing Authority, is heading the Resident Services Coordination Program for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program. The program has won a 2011 Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO).


KCHA has 10,000 vouchers in the Section 8 program. The RSC Program provides interventions to promote subsidy retention to prevent the most at-risk voucher holders from losing their subsidy and becoming homeless. Thus far, the program has prevented over 100 households from becoming homeless in King County.


Good work, Eden.



Grads Accept new Career Opportunities


John Lee (2010) recently joined Reid, Pedersen, McCarthy & Ballew LLP, one of the state's largest labor law firms, as an associate attorney. John's work involves representing unions and their members in litigation and collective bargaining. The firm represents unions with a diverse membership, from truck drivers, maritime workers, to police officers.


John stated, "The skills I gained in the MAPS program enable me to not only serve my clients' immediate legal needs, but also incorporate long-term policy goals into labor and employment agreements."


Congratulations, John and thanks for sharing your career update with us.



Brandon Mayfield (2010) has accepted a position with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Grants Administrator on the Grants Management Team  of the U.S. Programs. In this role, Brandon will be working on the management of the technical, legal, financial, and administrative components of the grant-making process in the U.S. Program. The U.S. Program works with a range of partners toward greater opportunity for all Americans largely through the attainment of secondary and post-secondary education. The three main initiatives are College Readiness and Success, Access to Knowledge and Technology, and Strong Communities in the Pacific Northwest.





IAS Graduate Faculty 


Gwen Ottinger has had several publications released. Her co-edited book, Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement was published by MIT Press last month.


"Drowning in Data," a creative non-fiction rendering of Gwen's research, was published in the Spring 2011 issue of Issues in Science and Technology, a publication of the National Academy of Science devoted to "discussion of public policy related to science, engineering, and medicine."


Kari Lerum received a Washington State Labor Research grant (Harry Bridges Center for Labor

Studies) for a new research project, Assessing the social context of transgender sex workers: Toward a human rights approach.


Kari has also been appointed editor of the MEDIAtions section of Contexts, a journal of the American Sociological Association as well as acting as a consulting editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior, a Journal of International Academy of Sex research.



Career and Professional Development

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  



NPower Northwest, Client Engagement Manager, Seattle,
Closes: Oct 19

City of Kirkland, Public Works, Education and Outreach Specialist (half-time)
Closes: Oct 24

Seattle Public Schools, Resource Conservation Specialist
Closes: Oct 24

Powerful Voices, Employment Programs Coordinator, Seattle

Closes: Oct 28


Richard Hugo House, Executive Director, Seattle
Closes: Oct 31

Impact Capital, Program Officer, Seattle
Closes: Nov 1

Seattle Art Museum, Museum Educator, Seattle
Open until filled 




Closes: Nov 1

Planned Parenthood, Public Affairs Intern, Seattle
10-20 hrs/wk
Closes: Nov 7 

City of Bellevue, Watershed Planning Intern

Paid, up to 20 hrs/wk

Open until filled


Council on American Islamic Relations- Washington (CAIR-WA), Government Affairs Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12 hrs/wk
Open until filled


Global Washington, Annual Conference Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, hours flexible
Looking for a highly capable graduate student for an internship starting now through the fall quarter in support of the annual conference.  Information on internships here.  Contact Lisa if interested.
Career-related Events


Federal Jobs and Internships: Find and Apply for Summer 2012
Tues, Oct 25, 12-1:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1 103
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!


Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!) workshop
Tues, Oct 25, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
This workshop is for those of us (including one of the facilitators) 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!

FREE Resume Workshop with Career Coach Laila Attalah
Wed, Oct 26, 7:00-8:30pm
Mosaic Café (Wallingford/Seattle)

City of Seattle Office of Film + Music (monthly) Happy HourWed, Oct 26, 5:00-7:00pm
Spitfire in Belltown (Seattle)

Job Offer & Salary Negotiations workshop
Tues, Nov 1,
UW Seattle, MGH 134

Resume Writing for Veterans
Mon, Nov 7, 3:00-4:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103

ColorsCareers.com "Jobtini" Networking Event
Tues, Nov 15, 5:30-8:00pm
Citrus Restaurant-Tapas Grill-Lounge: 1001 Fairview N, Seattle
Dress Code: Business Professional, a 21 & over event.
Free for all jobseekers! Register here

Notes from the Job Search
Free support group for job seekers with Career Coach Steve Paul
Groups meet weekly in North Seattle, West Seattle and Redmond 



Fellowships and Funding


U.S. Department of State, 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2012 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Students may apply for one language, and will be placed at institute sites based on language evaluations after selection.
Critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.
Deadline: Nov 15


IES Abroad Scholarships
Several scholarships of varying amounts available for graduates and undergraduates participating in an IES Abroad program.  This application cycle is for students planning an IES study abroad in Spring 2012.
Visit the website for more information.
Application deadline: October 25, 2011

Partnership for Public Service Public Fellows Program
Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive a $1000 monthly stipend.
All Fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office.
Deadline for Jan-May 2012 fellowships: Oct 28

Simpson Center for the Humanities proposals for 2012-13
The Simpson Center invites proposals for fellowships, collaborative projects and working groups, conferences and colloquia, as well as Katz Lecturer nominations. Please see details and guidelines.
Deadline: Nov 16

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
The National Resource Centers of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies offer FLAS Fellowships to UW students studying the following languages and their respective regions:
-Arabic -Bangla -Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian -Bulgarian -Burmese -Canadian First Nations -Chinese -Czech -Danish -Estonian -Filipino/Tagalog -Finnish -French -German -Hebrew -Hindi -Indonesian/Malay -Italian -Japanese -Kazakh -Khmer -Korean -Latvian -Lithuanian -Norwegian -Persian -Polish -Portuguese -Russian -Slovenian -Spanish -Swahili -Swedish -Tajik -Thai -Turkish -Uighur -Urdu -Uzbek -Vietnamese
Summer Grad/Undergrad: $5,000 tuition, $2500 living stipend
Applications accepted starting Oct 15
Deadline: Jan 17, 2012

Boren Fellowships
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.  Helene Obradovich in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards is the point of contact for graduate students interested in this program (helene@uw.edu). 
Deadline: Jan 31, 2012

Michigan State University Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans
This resource is recommended as a site for locating funding opportunities.

UW Bothell Believe Student Support Fund

Up to $750 non-renewable scholarship for currently enrolled UW Bothell students who are members of an underrepresented group or community for participation in extracurricular competitions, conferences and academic events.  Due consideration will be given to candidates who clearly demonstrate qualities of character and leadership and who exhibit a strong commitment to community service and academic achievement. 
No deadline; applications continually accepted on a rolling basis 



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


How to Reach Ethnic and Diverse Communities through the Media

Thurs, Oct. 20, 1 pm - 3 pm 

North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue

For more information and to RSVP for this FREE event, email: Kevin Henry, khenry@bellevuewa.gov

Confirmed Panelists: David Cho, President of AAT Television, Stacy Nguyen,  Editor, NW Asian Weekly, Olga Kazakova, Reporter, Russian World, Gabriel Fernandez, Senior Consultant, El Mundo Communications Inc., Julie Pham, PhD, Managing Editor, Người Việt Tây Bắc/Northwest Vietnamese News, Eddie Rye, Urban Forum Northwest Radio Program, and Javier Palmer, News Producer for Univision TV. 


Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Community - Call for Facilitators and Films

March 2-3, 2012 at Washington Hall (Seattle)
The 2012 conference - "Vibrations of Love" Meeting and Film Festival - will be held in partnership with Washington Hall.  It is co-sponsored with Ladies First, and Hidmo, all local organizations run by women of color.  
Deadline for submissions: Nov 15 


UW Bothell Debate Society - Call for Participants
The new UW Bothell Debate Society is dedicated to providing UWB students with a forum to develop their skills in speech and argumentation.  This student-centered program will provide opportunities for intercollegiate competition at the local, regional, and national level.   In its inaugural year we will participate in the American Parliamentary Debate Association circuit and Model UN circuit.   The debate society includes; a debate club for undergraduate and graduate students interested in debate; a competitive traveling team whose members will represent the UW Bothell in tournaments at the local, regional, and national level; and debate courses designed to broaden student knowledge and skills in competitive speech, argumentation, and rhetoric.  Additionally, UW Bothell will kick of it's inaugural year by hosting its first UW Bothell JV/Novice tournament on March 3rd and 4th, 2012. Interested?  Join the society by contacting the program directly at:  debate@u.washington.edu.  No prior experience necessary.

Simpson Center for the Humanities Email Announcements
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Another fantastic resource!

Jack Straw Productions Artist Residency Programs
Offered to established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation Deadline: Oct 31, 5pm

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.