November 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



UWB Veterans Appreciation Week November 7 - 11


UW Bothell thanks our veterans for their service with events taking place around campus. The UWB community is invited to sign banners, plant flags, and donate items for military serving overseas. Please view the list of activities and events and join UWB in honoring our veterans, active military, and their families.




Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Research Colloquium:

"Representations of Masculinities in South Asian Cinema" with Alka Kurian

Tuesday, December 6, 4:00-5:30 PM
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)




Important Deadline


If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a Master's Degree Request must be submitted to the Graduate School by 12/4/2011, 11:59: 59 PM.









Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



Policy Studies



Second year student Kristopher Dane had a paper published in the UW Bothell Policy Journal Volume 15 / Spring 2011, titled "Human Trafficking: Changing Focus" 

He has shared an abstract below.

"Slavery still exists. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 12.3 million people enslaved at any given time. The human trafficking organizations that profit from this trade are just one part of a large network of illicit entrepreneurs that benefit the same process of globalization that benefits licit industries. Increasing global inequality combined with demand for cheap labor and prohibitions on immigration provide opportunities for traffickers to provide slave labor. This paper looks at two of the frameworks that are used to understand human trafficking, human rights and national security. After discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of these frameworks a new "business framework" is proposed that looks at human trafficking as a multinational business and seeks to refocus the policy discussion on the demand side."


View the UW Library site for this article and the availability of other Policy Journals.



Jenelle Van Eynde has been traveling and attending workshops as part of her role with the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In October, Jenelle traveled to Busia, Kenya with her manager, the Senior Program Officer managing the grant, to visit a grantee of the initiative. This grant intends to measure the uptake of chlorine use at a water point for safe drinking-water. Jenelle and her manager went into the field to speak to the users (usually women), answer questions, and learn about the concerns and drivers for the community users of chlorine dispensers.


Earlier this month, Jenelle traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to attend a workshop as part of her role with the same initiative: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The focus of the workshop was to bring together foundation grantees, partners and sector experts working on "delivery at scale" for safe sanitation.  Specifically, the workshop examined sanitation metrics and measurement currently being used in an effort to improve the approaches within the sector that will help lead to the sustainability of safe sanitation. 




IAS Graduate Faculty 


Policy Studies


Associate Professor, Nives Dolsak, is presenting her joint research project (with Julianna Mandler, MAPS second year student) entitled "Collaborative Governance for Solving Complex Marine Problems:
An evaluation of Puget Sound Partnership Efforts in Salmon Recovery" at the Fall 2011 Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Nov. 3-5, in Washington, D.C.


Associate Professor, Kari Lerum, attended the North American Association for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) meetings in Minneapolis, MN, November 2-5, and moderated a session on "Sexuality, Bodies, and Social Justice." Presenters for this session discussed media framings of Title IX, perceptions of lesbian athletes in Taiwan, and images of female sports reporters.




Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date, then alpha)  


Seattle Public Utilities, Corporate Policy and Performance Manager, Seattle 

Closes: Nov 15


King County, Housing and Essential Needs Program Manager, Seattle

Closes: Nov 17


College Access Now, Executive Director, Seattle

Closes: Nov 18


Thurston County, Sustainability Specialist, Olympia

Closes: Nov 18


Within Reach, Immunization Action Coalition of Washington Program Coordinator, Seattle

Part time - 30 hrs/wk  

Closes: Nov 18


Seattle Jobs Initiative, Career Navigator-Welding/Manufacturing, Seattle   

Closes: Nov 20 


City of Seattle Office of Intergovernmental Relations, Tribal Relations Liaison, Seattle

Closes: Nov 22  


UW Health Sciences Library, Graduate Staff Assistant, UW Seattle

Closes Nov 22 


Washington Trails Association, Trail Programs Director, Seattle

Closes: Dec 31


The Justice Center, Project Assistant, Seattle

Open until filled


Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, Seattle

Open until filled


Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Seattle

Open until filled 

Seattle Art Museum, Museum Educator, Seattle
Open until filled 




Children's Institute for Learning Differences, Grants and Research Intern, Mercer Island
Volunteer, 15 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Initiative for Global Development, Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 15 hrs/wk
Open until filled


Sightline Institute, Research Intern - Making Sustainability Legal, Seattle
Volunteer, 24 hrs/wk, bus pass provided
Open until filled
World Affairs Council, Various Internships for Winter 2012
Volunteer, 12-15 hrs/wk
Closes: Nov 20
Good sites for locating internship opportunities:


Career-related Events


Peace Corps Info Session
Mon, Nov 14, 5-6pm
UW Seattle, Gowen 201
Learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process! This provides a great opportunity for all students to learn about a potential life-changing experience. "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


Applying for Federal Jobs
Wed, Nov 16, 4:30-5:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1 103
Learn how the federal government truly works by getting a chance to be part of it. This information session will help navigate your way through the process of finding the federal job you really want and succeed in applying for it.

Networking for Shy People (& Everyone!) workshop

Thurs, Nov 17, 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!

Successful Interviews workshop
Tues, Nov 29, 3-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Mary Gates Hall 134
How to prepare for and conduct interviews that get that job offer! The following issues are addressed: interview formats, researching companies, answering those tough behavior-based and other interview questions, interview ethics and etiquette. A role-play is included to demonstrate an effective interview strategy. 



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


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


State Policy Fellowship Program
Open to students who have graduated in the last year or will have graduated by August 2012.  Each State Policy Fellow will spend two years with an influential state policy organization belonging to the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative or with the state fiscal division at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, DC. Fellows research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups. In addition, Fellows will become part of a national network coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and travel to Washington, DC, for training and career development. The program also identifies mentors and provides on-going training and opportunities for professional growth. External rotations may be offered in some locations at non-profit partners, government agencies, governors' offices, or legislative committees.
Deadline: Jan 13, 2012

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 ( 
Deadline: Jan 31, 2012


Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship will allow U.S. citizens to contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad by serving in professional placements within foreign government ministries or institutions while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. The fellowship will help advance public policy research agendas, fosters mutual understanding and builds lasting ties between the U.S. and partner countries.  Candidates must be in receipt of a master's or J.D. degree by the beginning of the Fellowship (Summer 2012).

Deadline: Feb 1, 2012

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  


Seattle Race & Social Justice Initiative Forum

Sat, Nov 12, 9am-1pm

Rainier Community Center

4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Imagine a city where your race doesn't predict the quality of your life.  Come and share your ideas on how to end racial inequity in jobs, housing, education and more.  We want to hear from you!  Open to all.  Learn more and RSVP


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 


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