February 8, 2012
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Graduate Programs
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Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Announcements and Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events


 February 13-16, 2012


 Innovation Forum


Several members of the IAS community will be participating with next week's Innovation Forum.



February 14


IAS Assistant Professor Ted Hiebert and student exhibitors will discuss the project On the Ceiling, an exhibition of student work created as a visual response project, inspired by the novel Au Plafond (On the Ceiling) by Éric Chevillard. The images will be on display throughout Innovation Forum week.  


IAS Assistant Professor, Gwen Ottinger, is chairing a panel titled Innovation Squared: Why Innovations in Technology Require Innovations in Ethics.  Researchers from diverse disciplines will give examples of cutting edge technology that is creating new ethical dilemmas; explain why our current best thinking about ethics cannot fully resolve them; and sketch out the ethical innovations needed to act well in the context of rapid technological advance. 

IAS Associate Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren and her students will
facilitate Theater of Situations, a mixed media presentation, exhibit, demonstration, and game participation.

February 15 

IAS professors Santiago Lopez and Jin Kyu-Jung will present
Innovative Approaches to Geographic Information Science (GISc), which features brief research presentations, followed by a panel discussion on the emerging field of Geographic Information Science (GISc).

Cultural Studies students Heath Davis and Ariel Roy will present
Zines: Alternative Knowledge and Media Production in the Academy.  In this seminar, they will discuss their experience using zines as an alternative and supplement to traditional written papers in an academic setting.

IAS Lecturer Dr. Alka Kurian will present Representation of the Marginal in Bollywood and its "Others". This talk will examine how Bollywood movies have contributed to a critique of right-wing activities in India but at the risk of needlessly over-simplifying a complex problem, raising larger issues of the responsibility of media in general.

February 16

As part of the Creativity & the Arts Panel, professors Ted Hiebert, JoLynn Edwards, Jeanne Heuving, and Joe Milutis will discuss their creative practices and the place of the arts in institutions of higher learning, especially on a campus devoted to interdisciplinary studies. 

And last but not least...

Cultural Studies student Lauren Dun has served as the forum's Program Assistant for several months and worked tirelessly to make these events possible.  Thanks for your incredible efforts, Lauren!

**View the Schedule of Events for more details, times and locations.

Next Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium:  


"Who's Speaking Now? Sorting Out Voices in Polyvocal Texts" with Bill Seaburg 

Tuesday, March 6

4:00-5:30 PM
Rose Room (UW1-280)


All are welcome! No RSVP required.


Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Policy Studies




Dylan D'Entremont  has been hard at work gathering data for his capstone research project. Thanks to his work as a research intern at the Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR) over the last year, he has access to great information and supportive colleagues. Dylan's capstone looks at the ramifications of collectively bargained teacher transfer dates on the late hiring of teachers in Washington.


Jenelle Van Eynde was recently promoted from a Program Assistant to a Program Coordinator at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Jenelle has been with the foundation for just over two years. She is excited about her new position with the Global Libraries Initiative, which is part of the foundation's Global Development Program.  As the PC on Global Libraries , she will spend half of her time serving as a liaison and coordinator for GL grantmaking/ grant management activities and contracts pipeline management. The other half of her time will be spent on information management, including project managing the GL Toolkit, an online community of grantees, consultants and staff.

Congratulations, Jenelle.





Mariah Ortiz (2010) facilitated a panel discussion titled "Civil Rights and Human Rights in Seattle" as part of the Seattle Human Rights Commission's 30th annual Martin Luther King celebration.  Professor Bruce Kochis served as a panelist. Thanks, Mariah and Bruce, for keeping the dialogue alive! 




Cultural Studies 




Trina Ballard (2010) returns for her second period of research on the Costa Rican surfing subculture this February, observing differences in expression of identities between surfing Costa Ricans and surfer tourists. She seeks to investigate how these groups position themselves; while one group attempts to penetrate the local landscape and participate as the authentic surfing self, the other resident group keeps boundaries in place between locals and non-locals by communicating tourists' "outsider" identity, predominantly expressed by a paid-for-service relationship.

Rosemary Ferreria (2010) has been hired by Big Fish Games where she has launched over 60 games, exclusively in Portugese. Rosemary told us, "The protagonist in these games is 80% of the time a woman. In the other 20% it's usually gender neutral. In a small way I feel I'm empowering women. If they can solve a mystery and save the day in the virtual world they'll believe they can do it in the real world. At least that's how I feel."  Thanks, Rosemary, keep up the good work.  


Priya Frank (2011) recently spent a week in New York City as a participant with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI).  The ELI invites a select group of emerging leaders to be part of an intensive two-day seminar that provides participants with many of the critical leadership skills they need now and in the future.  More on Priya's experience may be found on her blog.  Congratulations, Priya.  




IAS Graduate Faculty


Nives Dolsak, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, is one of the two faculty who received 2011/2012 competitive grant to give research presentations and set up student exchange between University of Washington and University of Ljubljana, Department of Economics.

Congratulations, Nives.

Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Seattle Jobs Initiative, Sr. Policy Analyst, Seattle
Closes: Feb 17


Seattle Jobs Initiative, Resource Development Manager, Seattle
Closes: Feb 17

UW Program on the Environment, Teaching Assistant for ENVIR 480: Sustainability Studio
Part-time, Spring 2012 with potential to continue during 2012-2013 academic year
Req #: 81562
Closes: Feb 17

UW Program on the Environment , Teaching Assistant for ENVIR 300 Environmental Studies: Synthesis and Application
Part-time, Spring 2012
Req #: 81563
Closes: Feb 17

City of Seattle, Public Health & Legislative Strategic Advisor
Closes: Feb 22

The Nature Conservancy, Washington Government Relations Director, Seattle
Enter "39724" in Keywords
Closes: Feb 28

CityClub, Community Outreach & Program Coordinator, Seattle
Closes: Feb 29

Earth Corps, Volunteer Program Manager, Seattle,
Closes: Feb 29

College Success Foundation, Director - College and Alumni Services, Issaquah
Open until filled


Hopelink, Sr. Manager - Asset Building, Kirkland

Open until filled   


Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, CBPR Student Research Assistant (work study), UW Seattle
10-19 hrs/wk, hours flexible
Open until filled

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), Data Analyst, Seattle
Open until filled

Neighborhood House, High Point Promise Evaluator/Research Analyst, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Works, Program Manager, Seattle
Open until filled   


SEIU, Government Affairs Manager, Tukwila
Open until filled    


The Council of State Governments ERC, Policy Analyst, Seattle and New York
Open until filled  


Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Seattle

Development Manager  

Director of Operations

Outreach Coordinator  

Open until filled  





Cascade Bicycle Club, Political Communications Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 18 hrs/wk
Closes: Feb 17

Cascade Bicycle Club, Political Program Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 18 hrs/wk
Closes: Feb 17

U.S. Dept of State, Fall Internships, D.C. or overseas
Volunteer or paid (limited number), 40 hrs/wk
Closes: Mar 2

World Affairs Council, Spring internships, Seattle
Positions within: International Visitor Program, Community Programs, Communications, Global Classroom, Administration
Volunteer, 12-15 hrs/wk
Closes: March 9 


WA State House of Representatives, Public Affairs Intern, Olympia
Closes: Mar 16

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

Futurewise, Political Evaluation Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 20 hrs/wk
Open until filled    



Career-related Events


Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)

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

Thurs, Feb. 9, 4:30-6 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     


Environmental Career Fair
Wed, Feb 15, 11am-3pm
UW Seattle, MGH Commons 


Collaborating and Co-Authoring


Wed, Feb 15, 11:30am-12:30pm


UW Seattle, Research Commons, Green A (ground floor of Allen Library South)


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
Seattle Arts Education Forum
Thurs, Feb 16, 6:30-8:30pm
Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium
You are invited to join Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Susan Enfield and youth for a lively panel discussion and community forum about arts education, creative learning and student success. Bring your questions for our panel of students and policymakers and learn how the city of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools are partnering to help ensure arts learning can be a part of a basic education for all students.  Reception to follow. Children welcome. Free supervised arts activities and snacks for school-aged children. To sign up, call (206) 684-7372 by Friday, Feb. 10.
The Basics of Publishing in the Social Sciences
Wed, Feb. 22, 1:30-2:30pm
UW Seattle, Research Commons, Green A (ground floor of Allen Library South)
Learn important strategies and approaches for publishing in the social sciences. How do you know when a paper is ready to send out for review? How do you select a journal for submission? What should you expect when you receive reviewer comments? How long does the process take? These questions and more will be addressed in this interactive presentation.
Presenter: Amanda Hornby, Geography Librarian

Using Social Media to Build Your Network
Wed, Feb 22, 4:00-5:00pm
Increasingly Social Media is a crucial tool for connecting with others for professional as well as informal reasons. Social Media can be used to let people know about a talk you might be giving; or a conference where you will be presenting. It can be used to network with colleagues you know and those you are interested in knowing you. There is no question that Social Media is also an important tool for employers. Learn how to use social media (such as Linked In and Facebook) in ways that promote your skills, education, and experience.  This session is great for all graduate students and postdocs.
Presenters: Heather Krasna, Director of Career Services, Evans School and Nicholas T. Muy
UW Seattle, Research Commons, Green A (ground floor of Allen Library South)

Job Offer & Salary Negotiations workshop
Wed, Feb 29, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
"Okay the employer is interested, now how do I get the offer and the salary and benefits I want?" This workshop will address that question and more. What is the employer concerned about? How do I decide between several job offers? When should I accept? How much time do I have to decide? When do I talk money? What if I change my mind? Learn how to solve these issues so that you keep options open and maintain your integrity and worth.

Poster Sessions: How to Prepare and Present
Thurs, Mar 2, 11:30am-12:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 171
One of the common ways to present information and research in academic settings are poster sessions. Learn how to prepare and present your ideas and research findings in this interactive session. We will focus on the design ideas, content to be shared, and the mechanics of getting your poster completed.
Presenter: Jennifer Harris, Associate Director, Undergraduate Research Program

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Grad Students & Postdocs
Mar 16 & 19, 8am-5pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$100 Students; $160 UWAA Members; $200 Non-UWAA Alumni
The Dependable Strengths seminar provides a safe place for grad students, postdocs, & graduate-level alumni to explore their good experiences to discover their unique patterns of strengths; consider which strengths they want to use in a career; write a report that articulates their strengths and reflects their potential; and learn to use the report to make connections, enhance application materials, and improve interviews.'
Register by March 9.



Fellowships and Funding


International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), Call for 2012-13 Editorial Fellows
Editorial Fellows (EFs) co-create and publish the new online IARSLCE Annual Conference Proceedings. This publication is intended to increase the public visibility of research related to service-learning and community engagement and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioner-scholars.  
Deadline: Feb 14

University of Washington Retirement Association (UWRA) Fellowship in Aging
The UWRA Graduate Student Fellowship will provide a one-quarter fellowship to support graduate students of outstanding academic merit who have a demonstrated academic and personal interest in aging-related issues or concerns.
Deadline: Feb 22, noon (PST)

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship
The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.
Deadline: April 1


Professional Development/Miscellaneous  


City of Redmond, Call for Poets
2012 is Redmond's Centennial year and to help celebrate, Redmond Poet Laureate Rebecca Meredith is seeking ten poets to help create the Redmond Centennial Poetry Anthology. For more information about the Poetry Anthology or to view the Call for Poets visit the Redmond Centennial Website.

City of Redmond, Call for 2012-2014 Redmond Poet Laureate
The Redmond Arts Commission is seeking nominations for the next Redmond Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate holds a 2 year term (July 2012 - June 2014) and receives compensation from the City of Redmond. The Poet Laureate will work to develop programs and activities with the goal of putting poetry into the hands of everyday people and building a more literate community. Those interested in nominating someone (or self-nominating) should download the application.
Deadline: March 1 


Interdisciplinary Humanities, Call for journal submissions
The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities.  The editors welcome submissions of articles, essays, and reflective pieces on service-learning from various points of view: students, faculty, agency mentors, and higher-education and non-profit community administration and staff. Documents may focus on studies, theory, practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and school-community partnerships as they apply to service-learning. The co-editors for this special issue are Isabel Baca (University of Texas-El Paso) and Joana Owens (Jacksonville University).   Send inquiries and papers to Isabel Baca at: ibaca@utep.edu and Joana Owens: jowens1@ju.edu.
Deadline: May 1   

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