December 14, 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



Clamor 2012 Now Accepting Submissions


CLAMOR is the University of Washington Bothell's Literary & Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from throughout our campus and the surrounding community. Each year the Clamor Editorial Board selects submissions from across creative disciplines, including works in literary, visual and media format-from University of Washington Bothell students, staff, faculty, alumni and from creative community members. Their goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary and media work through our print edition and our website.
Clamor 2012 is looking for new (unpublished) creative works in writing, multimedia and the visual arts. We publish fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short plays, cartoons, contemporary art and experimental multimedia art. Submit your work here. For more information contact or visit their webpage.  



MACS Alumnae Volunteer for Upcoming Conference


Two Cultural Studies alumnae, Priya Frank and Theryn Kigvamasud'Vashti, have volunteered to help with the South Asian Literary Association Conference, taking place in Seattle, Jan 4th and 5th.  The conference theme is Performing South Asia at Home and Abroad.  


Priya and Theryn have been volunteering as Research Assistants. Theryn is also helping with other conference logistics. 


If you'd like to attend the conference or get more information, it can be found here. 



Save the Date  


February 13-16, 2012


 Innovation Forum


UW Bothell has become an intellectual hub for the surrounding region and the Chancellor and Advisory Board would like to draw attention to that fact by hosting the Innovation Forum on creativity and innovation consisting of a series of activities, workshops, presentations, and performances.   


Chancellor Chan will open the event, followed by a lively panel discussion with leaders in fields of gaming and technology, biomedical devices, and K-12 education as they explore ways to foster innovation in organizations.  


Professor Alan Wood will be moderating the discussion, with panelists including UWB's Advisory Board members Lou Gray, Entrepreneur and CEO, and Rick Shea, President and CEO.


The full  schedule of events taking place during the week of the February 13 - 16th is now online.                             




Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



Policy Studies


Kiley Faherty (2012) recently joined SAIC, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure, LLC, as a Utility Analyst. Kiley initially joined SAIC as an Energy Analyst Intern supporting SAIC's Professional Resources group within the Energy Operations division and was offered a permanent position at the end of her internship. Kiley's work involves conducting financial analysis and modeling, cost-of-service analysis, and other economic analyses for electric utilities; she also provides rates and regulatory support.  


Congratulations Kiley, well done.




Cultural Studies 


2011 Cultural Studies alumnus, David Ryder, has started a media production company, Ryder Pictures, and has been very busy creating photography and video for editorial, educational, commercial and wedding clients. David had his pictures featured in Time magazine and Huffington Post last month. A recent video project of his highlights the wetlands restoration project on the UWB/CCC campus.


David will be spending three weeks in Peru this winter for a documentary photography project and some vacation time at Machu Picchu.


Congratulations, David, these are amazing photos.




IAS Graduate Faculty 


Associate Professor, Kari Lerum, was awarded a supplemental grant from the Pride Foundation (adding to funding from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies) to support her new research project on transgender sex workers in the Seattle area.  




Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Gage Academy, Curator & Public Events Manager, Seattle
0.75 position
Closes: Dec 19

City of Seattle, Tribal Relations Liaison, Seattle
Closes: Dec 20

Community Transit, Transit Applications Administrator, Everett
Closes: Dec 26

Washington Trails Association, Trail Programs Director, Seattle

Closes: Dec 31


City of Seattle, Fiscal and Policy Analyst

Closes: Jan 3   


City of Seattle, Public Health & Legislative Strategic Advisor
Closes: Jan 3

World Affairs Council, Program Officer - International Visitors Program, Seattle
Closes: Jan 3 


Artist Trust, Executive Director, Seattle
Closes: Jan 6

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Grants Manager, Seattle
Open until filled  


Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Public Policy and Advocacy Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

SEIU, Government Affairs Manager, Tukwila
Open until filled


UW Bothell, Student Assistant Strategic Initiatives - Office of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has an outstanding opportunity for a Student Assistant to support collaborative processes to move forward with the 21st Century plan and other OAA initiatives. Duties and Responsibilities include: Prepare documents, spreadsheets and display materials in various formats, create and update website, blackboard and other online content, conduct online research (internal/external) and draft resource materials, assist with maintenance of Strategic Initiatives project files, assist with Strategic Initiatives and other OAA projects and events. To apply please submit a copy of your resume and your current class schedule via email to Questions? Please contact Ann Cox at or 425.352.3468. 


UW Bothell, Work Study: Facilities Services Sustainability Student Assistant - Facilities Services
The Facilities Services Department is comprised of maintenance, custodial, grounds and wetlands services. Assisting the Facilities Services department , duties include updating information that will be used in the President's Climate Commitment reporting system, adding information and data into our Energy Dashboard,  analyzing past ESCO energy saving items and analyzing their effectiveness,  attend and assist the chairpersons of the Chancellor's Advisory Sustainability Committee, among many other duties. To Apply: Email letter of interest/resume to


UW Bothell, Work Study: Peer Writing Consultant - Writing Center
Writing Consultants at the University of Washington Bothell Writing Center tutor UW Bothell students through individual conferences, group workshops and peer writing groups. Our goal is to help students become stronger, more confident writers and communicators. Writing consultants are also responsible for completing projects related to educational outreach, marketing, and/or teaching. These tasks have included, for example, visiting classes to publicize our services and assisting with peer review sessions. Pay rate is between $10.25-11.79.   


Waste Management Pacific Northwest Public Sector Services, Public Education and Outreach Manager, Seattle/Kirkland
Open until filled




Artist Trust, Programs Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk

Closes: Dec 16

Earthbongo, Community Relations Intern, Seattle
Paid, 15 hrs/wk
Closes: Dec 16


Social Justice Fund NW, Social Media and Communications Intern, Seattle,
Volunteer, 10 hrs/wk
Closes: Dec 20 


826 Seattle, Programming Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 15 hrs/wk
Open until filled

National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Japan Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12-15 hrs/wk
Open until filled 


Shunpike, Internships in Arts Administration, Seattle
Volunteer, flexible hours
Open until filled 



Career-related Events


Dependable Strengths Seminar for Alumni and Community
Jan 20 & 23, 8am-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni
Co-sponsored by the UW Alumni Association, the Dependable Strengths two day group process is designed for those interested in assessing their skills and combining them to open new windows of opportunities. The focus is a nontraditional job search process. Each participant identifies what they enjoy, things they do well and events or experiences in which they take pride.


Seattle Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour!
Wed, Jan 25, 5-7pm
Spitfire, (Belltown), Seattle
The Happy Hour averages an attendance of upwards to 200 people each month. In addition to bringing people together, each month we host a special 30 minute presentation from guest speakers who give unique insight into the creative and technological innovations directly affecting your industry. 



Fellowships and Funding


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
This fund provides funding for graduate students of "outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study."  The UW Graduate School will be able to send only three nominees to the national competition, and thus we are conducting an internal selection competition.  The fellowship provides an $18,000 stipend plus tuition and may be renewed for a total of three years of funding.  Fields include: Social sciences, humanities, natural sciences (as well as law, medicine, engineering, architecture).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
Deadline: Jan 4


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


WASHCost Junior and Associate Research Programme

WASHCost is a five-year action research project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, investigating the costs of providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to rural and peri-urban communities in Ghana, Burkina-Faso, Mozambique and India (Andhra Pradesh). The objectives of collecting and disaggregating cost data over the full life-cycle of WASH services are to be able to analyse costs per infrastructure and by service level, and to better understand the cost drivers and through this understanding to enable more cost effective and equitable service delivery. Opportunity to conduct research for 3-6 months in India, Ghana, Mozambique, or The Hague.  Must have a research supervisor and must have funding secured for housing and living expenses.

Contact Lisa for more information.
Deadline: Jan 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 ( 
Deadline: Jan 31, 2012


USAID Global Health Fellows Program II Summer Fellowships in Washington D.C.
These internships offer the opportunity to gain practical experience by working closely with global health professionals on vital projects that impact lives in the developing world. Positions are in one of the Global Health Bureau offices: Office of the Assistant Administrator, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition, Office of HIV/AIDS, and Office of Population and Reproductive Health.
Deadline: Jan 31


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 


Bonderman Travel Fellowship
Bonderman Fellowships enable students to undertake independent international travel to explore, be open to the unexpected, and come to know the world in new ways. Because Bonderman Fellowships are intended to foster independence, Fellows may not participate in a program or organization, engage in formal study at a foreign university, conduct research or other academic projects, or travel with an organized group while carrying out the obligations of the fellowship. Bonderman Fellowships are intended to introduce students to cultures, peoples, and areas of the world with which they are not familiar. Preference will be given to candidates without extensive international travel experience.
Upcoming info session: Tues, Jan 10, 12:30-2:20pm, Location TBD
Deadline: Feb 7



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


Gallery4culture invites King County Artists to Apply for Exhibition Opportunity
The online application for Gallery4Culture's September 2012 through August 2013 exhibition season is available.  Gallery4Culture exhibits contemporary art in all media.  Solo, two-person, and curated small group exhibitions will be considered.  Nontraditional media and methods underrepresented in commercial galleries will be considered.
Deadline: Jan 9


UW Women of Color Collective Sister (Re)Search Share
The Women of Color Collective would like to invite graduate students to informally share their current and developing academic research projects. The purpose of these meetings is to create a cross-disciplinary dialogue amongst graduate students in different departments while creating a space for women of color to informally share their developing research ideas. Our goal is to not only share our research and generate feedback, but also to create awareness around the exciting and innovative research that each one of us is developing. We are planning to host these informal lunch time talks once a month giving space for 1-2 students to share each time we meet.  Our first WoCC Sister (Re)Search Share is scheduled for Monday January 9, 2012 from 12:00-1:00 PM at the UW Seattle Allen Library Research Commons.  If you are interested in presenting your research for the first meeting, please send an email to by December 16, 2011.


CityClub is looking for Event Volunteers

CityClub informs, connects and engages citizens to evaluate complex issues, make sound judgments and contribute to solutions that address issues vital to our region.   Assist Community Outreach and Program Coordinator with formation of events, facilitation of volunteers, event logistics, and event day activities. An outstanding opportunity for someone who would like to gain insight about working in a fast-paced community based non-profit organization, event planning and event execution. This is an unpaid position that offers lots of hands-on opportunities and opportunities to make new professional contacts.


Clamor 2012 Now Accepting Submissions
CLAMOR is the University of Washington Bothell's Literary & Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual and media formats from throughout our campus and the surrounding community. Clamor 2012 is looking for new (unpublished) creative works in writing, multimedia and the visual arts. We publish fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, short plays, cartoons, contemporary art and experimental multimedia art.  We are seeking submissions in imaginative/experimental video, or video on an art or literature topic, music or other creative audio pieces for possible inclusion in our web version. We accept submissions of photography (film and digital), drawings, paintings and other art captured in a 2-D image, fiction, poetry, and other creative text for possible publication in both the hard copy and web versions of Clamor.
More information/to submit, click here.

Microsoft Training at No Cost for UW Students, Faculty, Staff
Enhance your skills using Microsoft Access, Excel, .NET, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio, and many more Microsoft products through UW-provided (so no cost to you) access to the Microsoft IT Academy Online Learning Program, through October 2012. In addition to hundreds of video-based Microsoft E-Learning courses, you can access the Microsoft Digital Literacy program to learn basic computer skills. For more information, go to Microsoft IT Academy at the UW.

Sustainable Seattle Happiness Initiative
Founded in 1991, Sustainable Seattle is a regional sustainability indicator organization.  The Happiness Initiative is a national project offering tools and resources to communities and individuals seeking to enhance their well-being. The mission of the Happiness Initiative is to work for a just, healthy and resilient society where all people have the opportunity to pursue happiness. The Seattle Area Happiness Initiative is a local happiness initiative that uses the tools and resources developed and provided by The Happiness Initiative.  Sustainable Seattle is looking for research assistance with this program.  If you are interested in learning more, contact Lisa.

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