January 11, 2012
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


Submissions Being Accepted for The UW Bothell Policy Journal 2012 Edition 

The UW Bothell Policy Journal annually publishes research on a broad range of policy topics spanning all disciplines. This is a great opportunity to get your work published.
Submissions should be the culmination of any research conducted within the timeline of a student's enrollment at UW Bothell.  Priority due date is March 1, 2012. The Final submission deadline is March 30, 2012.

This year the UWB Policy Journal is participating in a journal exchange with campuses from across the country. If your paper is accepted for publication your article will be seen by the UW community along with other universities and colleges.

For submission guidelines, questions or comments, please contact: pjsubmissions@uwb.edu.

Visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Events
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Research Colloquium

Ted Hiebert 

Mark your calendars for the next colloquium presentation with Ted Hiebert!


"Playing in the Noxious Sector: Extended Practices and Artistic Interventions"


Tuesday, February 7, 4:00-5:30 PM
UW1-280 (Rose Room) 


There are times when it's not enough to be rational - moments when one must exaggerate or over-emphasize or simply lie in order to more accurately represent the nuances of a question. These are moments where probability as a scientific endeavor fails to represent the poetic actuality of the moment - moments that can challenge, and sometimes defy, the parameters of certainty and verifiability because the imagination has never been limited by possibility or truth. There are also times when one must put the imaginary first, creatively engaging the irrational possibilities of the world, whether seductive, absurd or entirely nonsensical. Part theoretical reflection, part artist talk, this presentation shares work from recent projects of the Noxious Sector Arts Collective. Dedicated to the exploration of the imaginative, the implausible and the absurd, Noxious Sector projects provide creative forums from which to rethink questions of artistic possibility and integrated practice.


Save the Dates:  February 13-16, 2012


 Innovation Forum


The 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


UW Bothell Student Civic Fellows



As we look forward to commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of service on January 14, IAS Graduate Programs salutes our students who are serving as 2011-2012 Student Civic Fellows.  Student Civic Fellows are graduate and undergraduate students who work as peer leaders and organizers of research, action, and education projects centered on community-based learning and social justice action.  IAS graduate Student Civic Fellows include:


  • Tyrell Edwards (MACS) - Refugee Youth Education and Storytelling Fellow
  • Eliseo "E.J." Juarez (MACS) - Community-Based Learning Fellow
  • Ashley Hamilton (MAPS) - Service Narrative Fellow
  • Andrew Nguyen (MAPS) - Policy Research Fellow

Thank you for serving UWB in this way!



Policy Studies



Ashley Hamilton, second year Policy Studies student, is participating in the UW Women of Color Collective (WoCC) Research Share presentation series.The group will continue the Research Share presentation throughout the year, with a different presenter each month. 
As the initial presenter in the series, Ashley's developing Capstone research on the effectiveness of Navigation 101 program in Washington State public education will be highlighted in the first ever WoCC Research Share.


Please visit the WoCC blogfor recent posts.  Detailed information about the collective is available here.



Julianna Mandler, second year Policy Studies student, is presenting a paper at the "Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability," in Vancouver, BC, January 10-12, 2012.

Julianna will be presenting the research paper that she and Professor Dolsak have written over the past few months, "Collaborative Governance for Sustainable Marine Problems: An Evaluation of Puget Sound Partnership."



Cultural Studies 



Trina Ballard (2010) was recently hired as Director of the Central Washington University Center at Kent. CWU-Kent is a mini-university, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and Law & Justice as well as other courses delivered at a distance. Trina directs operations and events, and creates relationships with area community colleges and high schools. Her current focus is recruiting students to be ambassadors for social intervention and cultural change. In beginning her tenure at CWU-Kent, Trina discovered that there is a National Association for Branch Campus Administrators, which she immediately joined.  

Congratulations, Trina. 


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


King County Public Health, Research Assistant - EMS, Seattle

Closes: Jan 13


City of Redmond, Communications and Marketing Administrator

Closes: Jan 27


Forterra, Consultant - Green Redmond Partnership, Redmond

Closes: Jan 31


Seattle Housing Authority, Housing Choice Voucher Manager, Seattle

Closes: Jan 31


The Laurasian Institute, Regional Director/Program Associate, Seattle

Closes: Feb 6


SEIU, Communications Specialist, Seattle

Closes: Feb 4


College Success Foundation, Director - College and Alumni Services, Issaquah

Open until filled


Hopelink, Sr. Manager - Asset Building, Kirkland

Open until filled


SEIU, Government Affairs Manager, Tukwila
Open until filled   


Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Seattle

Development Manager  

Director of Operations

Outreach Coordinator  

Open until filled  




WA State House of Representatives, Graduate Internships, Olympia
Legislative Intern, Closes: Jan 16
Public Affairs Intern, Closes: Mar 16

National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, Communication/Policy Intern, Seattle
HuskyJobs #: 58872
Open until filled

People for Puget Sound, Community Outreach Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 12-15 hours/week, Jan-June
Open until filled

Port of Seattle, Human Resources Dept, Graduate Intern - Communications, Seattle
Paid, 18.75 hrs/wk
Open until filled  



Career-related Events


Discussion with a Federal Career Professional
Tues, Jan 17, 11:00am-12:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1-041
UWB Advisory Board Member George Northcroft will be visiting campus to talk with students about his academic and career path.  George Northcroft is the Regional Administrator of the GSA's (U.S General Services Administration) Northwest Region.  Northcroft oversees all GSA's operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington - including management of federal real estate and information technology. Prior to this position he served as Director of Business Relations & Economic Development for King County. Additionally, Mr. Northcroft has worked as the Director of Treasury and Cash Management for Nordstrom, and Director of the Department of Executive Administration in King County.  Mr. Northcroft will speak about his academic and professional path and how he made choices along the way that have led to successes.    

Collaborating and Co-Authoring

Wed, Jan. 18, 11:30am-12:20pm
UW Seattle, Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A
Many scholars enjoy co-authoring because doing so affords an opportunity to develop new ideas, extend our methodological toolkit, and share the workload.  If you hear of such an opportunity, or see a call for papers that you would like to answer, you may also pitch a co-authorship opportunity to other students or faculty. Whether or not they accept your invitation will depend on how thoroughly you've considered the workload, authorship credits, and of course, the intellectual fit.
Presenter:  Professor Philip Howard, Department of Communications

Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) "Staying Connected Socials"
Please join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a night of relaxed conversation, networking and fun with UW graduate students of color from all disciplines.
5-8 p.m.
Next Social: Fri, Jan 20, 5:00-8:00pm
Hotel Deca, The District Lounge   


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.


Introduction to Making the Evidence of Research Available Online Through ResearchWorks

Tues, Jan. 24, 11:00am-12:00pm

UW Seattle, Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A

There is a growing range of ways to get your research out to different audiences. In this interactive presentation you can learn about the University of Washington Libraries ResearchWorks Service which provides graduate students researchers with tools to archive and/or publish the products of research including data sets, monographs images, journal articles and technical reports.

Presenter:  Ann Lally, Head, digital Initiatives, UW Libraries


Career Symposium:  Finding Employment with a Graduate Degree

Tues, Jan. 24

Panel Discussion from 4:00-5:00pm

Networking Event from 5:30-7:00pm

UW Seattle, Kane Hall 210 and Walker Ames Room 


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.    


General Scholarship Information Session

Thurs, Jan 26, 1:30pm 

UW Bothell, UW1-103 


Time Management

Wed, Feb.1, 12:00-1:00pm

UW Seattle, Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A

There is no question that one of the ongoing challenges of being a graduate student or postdoc, is time management.  Attend this informative presentation by a professor and department chair, father, and scholar to learn some strategies for managing your time effectively and proactively.

Professor David Domke, Department of Communications


Searching, Finding, Feeding: It's Not Just for Zombies Anymore

Tues, Feb. 7, 2:00-3:00pm

UW Seattle, Allen Library, Research Commons, Green A

Learn tips and trick on database searching for journal articles. Learn how to keep current with journal articles being published in your area of interest by using citation alert services and feeds.

Presenter: Emily Keller, Political Science and Public Affairs Librarian.


Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)

Graduate and Undergraduate Diversity Mixer (In partnership with the Ethnic Cultural Center)

Thurs, Feb. 9, 3-6 pm
UW Seattle, Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall 225

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with other graduate students of color, network across disciplines and share your experiences with undergraduate students of color who are considering graduate school. Includes a reception with good food and great company!

Register here     


General Scholarship Information Session

Fri, Feb 10, 1:30pm 

UW Bothell, UW1-103 



Fellowships and Funding


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 (helene@uw.edu). 
Deadline: Jan 31  


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 


Google Policy Fellowship

For students who are passionate about technology and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

Deadline: Feb 3   


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


2012-13 Fritz/Boeing International Fellowships for International Research and Study

For 2012-2013 the Graduate School will award Chester Fritz and Boeing International one-quarter fellowships to support international study or research abroadby UW graduate students. These grants are available to fund research and/or study periods of three months, corresponding to regular UW quarter dates.  During the quarter of their award, fellows are required to register for study abroad through the Office of International Programs and Exchanges. The IPE fee is covered by the fellowship. Graduate students in fee-based programs are not eligible to apply. No extra money is included for airfare.

Deadline: Feb 10, noon PST


Grants and Funding Information Service (GFIS)

GFIS works to provide resources for outside funding opportunities to graduate students at the masters and doctoral level who have been admitted to or who are attending the University of Washington. GFIS offers workshops and individual consultations to help students explore resources for potential funding.

Drop-in advising hours for the Winter quarter will be on Mondays and Wednesday. Check the GFIS website for a current schedule.         


UW Bothell hires Manager of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
New advisor Natalia (Ksiezyk) Dyba is available for one-on-one advising with students applying for competitive, merit-based awards. To schedule an appointment, visit Student Services WCONLINE system and select Line 6: "Merit Scholarships."       



Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) Annual Conference "Student Guest Award"

WSRA is looking for students to attend this year's conference in Spokane. WSRA and its partner, The Recycling Foundation, award funds to help students participate in our annual conference. This is a great opportunity for them to learn and network and for us to help cultivate the next generation of recycling professionals. The "Student Guest Award" includes full conference registration. This entitles award recipients to attend educational sessions, workshops, exhibits, tours of recycling facilities, social events, meals and the WSRA Annual Awards Banquet. It also covers three nights' lodging.

Conference dates: April 29-May 2; Location: Spokane, WA

Deadline: Feb 1


Call for Contributors: Roots of Consciousness, Routes of Struggle: Youth Reimagine Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice

Editors: Dorcas R. Gilmore and Molly Talcott

We invite original submissions from activists, artists, scholars, and visionaries of all ages to our anthology, Roots of Consciousness, Routes of Struggle: Youth Reimagine Racial, Gender, and Economic Justice. The collection's central purpose is to explore, narrate, document, and understand the paths through which children and youth become committed actors in social movements, political struggles, and creative projects that seek to build racial, gender, and economic justice. We seek experientially-based narratives, autobiographical and first-person reflections, group-authored

Deadline: April 2


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.   

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