April 12, 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



Important Deadline


If you are planning to graduate this quarter, a Master's Degree Request must be submitted to the Graduate School by 6/1/2012 11:59:59 PM.



Upcoming Events


 Register Now for the UW Bothell 5K Run-Walk
















Next Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium:       


Santiago Lopez
"Landscape Change in Western Amazonia: From Dispersed to Nucleated Production Systems" with Santiago Lopez

Tuesday, May 1 | 4:00-5:30 PM
Rose Room (UW1-280)

All are welcome! No RSVP required.




Student, Alumni, and Faculty News

Congratulations to all of our students and alumni...


Cultural Studies  




MACS 2011 alumni Debbie Brown, Peter Freeman, Amanda Martin Sandino, and current MACS student, Tiffany Murray, presented papers at this year's Cultural Studies Association conference in San Diego.  Their panel, entitled "Is Cultural Studies Good Enoughing?" explored the role of cultural studies in an increasingly turbulent world.


Alan Williams (2010) has been accepted into the UW English PhD program for autumn 2012.   



Policy Studies




Vy Nguyen, IAS Graduate Staff Assistant, was named the Student of The Month at UWB for March.  The Student of the Month award (SMA) is given monthly to UWB students who display exceptional leadership in groups or programs that make major contributions to the UWB community.

Winners are mentioned in the ASUWB Rundown, will have their picture and a description of their outstanding contribution posted on fliers around campus, and will receive a prize from ASUWB.   


Rachel Phillips, first year student, has been hired as Assistant for Alumni Relations in the UW Bothell Office of Advancement. Rachel will be working with the UWB Alumni Council to plan, organize, and implement activities and events for current and future UWB and UW Alumni.  




Brooke Magnusson (2009) a Senior Research Grant Manager with Alere Wellbeing, has c0-authored several papers that were recently published on PubMed.gov. PubMed is a free database accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. Brooke's papers are titled "A review of smoking cessation interventions for smokers aged 50 and older."  and "Trajectories of Cigarettes per Day During the Course of Telephone Tobacco Cessation Counseling Services: A Comparison of Missing Data Models."


IAS Graduate Faculty


Congratulations Faculty!

Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren has accepted the position of Director of the 2013 Innovation Forum Week.  The theme for next year's forum will be "design."

Kanta has an interdisciplinary background in performance studies, dance and theater, the environment, disability studies, cultural diplomacy, and artistic research and is the perfect director for a forum on design.  She will bring together all parts of the university for a stimulating week of experiences and events.

Check out highlights of the 2012 Innovation Forum.  



Professor Bruce Burgett has recently become the President of the Cultural Studies Association and will serve for a 2 year term.  Bruce is also one of three general editors of Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.  


The inaugural issue of Lateral was just released.The journal is developing critical forms of publishing that are commensurate with innovative approaches to knowledge making, political intervention, and material forms of cultural expression.



Professor Julie Shayne's book, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism (Lexington 2009) has been added to the accessible holdings at the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) in Santiago, Chile.   



A joint research paper by Professor Nives Dolsak and 2nd year MAPS student Julianna Mandler, "Collaborative Governance for Solving Complex Marine Problems: An evaluation of Puget Sound Partnership Efforts in Salmon Recovery," has been accepted at the June conference of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University.

Julianna will also be presenting her Capstone paper, "The Water Use Efficiency Rule and Over-compliance: An Analysis of Water Conservation in Washington State" at the same conference.   

Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


City of Seattle, Public Health & Legislative Strategic Advisor(SA2 - HS)
Closes: April 17


UW Seattle Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) Teaching Assistant positions 2012-2013
Closes: April 20

UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, 50% Graduate Staff Assistant (AY 2012-2013) Web Tech and Communications Assistant
Includes Tier 1 tuition benefit
Closes: April 20

The Evergreen State College, Associate Director of Media Services, Olympia
Closes: April 23

City of Seattle, Immigrant/Refugee Program & Policy Specialist(P&D Spec I)
Closes: April 23

Washington C.A.S.H., Grants Manager, Seattle
Closes: April 27

Enviroissues, several positions, Seattle

King County Executive - Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, Data and Evaluation Analyst
Open until filled

Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA), Part-time Program Director, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Art Museum, Adult Public Programs Coordinator
Open until filled

Teach for America, Director of Community and School Partnerships, Seattle
Open until filled





King County, GIS/GPS Summer Intern
Paid, 40 hrs/wk
Closes: April 27

Forterra, Conservation Policy Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, Summer, 10 hrs/wk
Closes: April 30

Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Advocacy Internship, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), Washington DC
Interns are responsible for research, writing, and advocacy on the intersection of US foreign policy and human rights in the MENA region.  Interns conduct research on MENA human rights issues, analyze emerging areas of relevant law and government policy, track the progress of legislation in the United States Congress, and develop materials to be used in advocacy discussions and public education on the issue, including in AI publications and on the webpage.
Still accepting applications for Summer 2013.



Career-related Events


UW Bothell Scholarship Information Session


Tues, April 17, 3:30-4:30pm, CUSP Office (UW1-080)
To discuss specific scholarship opportunities, contact Natalia Ksiezyk at 425.352.3261 or nksiezyk@uwb.edu or make an appointment at: http://uwb.mywconline.com 


UW Bothell Spring Career and Internship Fair


Wed, April 18, 3-6pm and Thurs, April 19, 10am-1pm
North Creek Events Center
Come learn and network with a number of different companies and organizations located in the greater Seattle area.

Grant Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Fri, April 20, 10:30-11:30am
UW Seattle, Research Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library)
Learning how to write a strong grant is a skill and an art. In this session we focus on grant writing in the humanities and social sciences. If you have current grants you are working on or considering, bring them to the session or email them in advanced to Rebecca Aanerud (raan@u.washington.edu) be sure to indicate that grant writing session in the subject line.
Presenter: Miriam Bartha, Associate Director, Simpson Center for the Humanities

Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) "Staying Connected Socials"
Fri, April 20, 5-8pm
Hotel Deca, The District Lounge
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.

Seattle Office of Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour
Wed, April 25, 5-8pm
Spitfire Restaurant, 2219 4th Ave, Seattle
Guest speaker: Beth Barrett, Director of Programming at Seattle International Film Festival
The monthly Happy Hour is a meet up for leaders in film, music and interactive industries to share, learn and make meaningful business connections.

Finding the Mentors You Need as a Graduate Student
Fri, May 4, 10:30-11:30am
UW Seattle, Research Commons (ground floor of the Allen Library)
There is no question that mentors are incredibly important as you work your way through graduate school. But, how do you find good mentors? What if your advisor is not your primary mentor? Should you have more than one mentor? This presentation helps you think about the mentoring relationship and how find and build good mentoring relationships.
Presenters: Sabrina Bonaparte, Nick Muy, and Rebecca Aanerud

Dependable Strengths Seminar for Alumni
May 4 and 7, 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.

Discover the Fulbright Program, a World of Opportunity
Wed, May 2, 3:30-5:00pm
The Fulbright U.S. Student program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.  The application cycle for the 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student competition will open on May 1, 2012.  Learn about the Fulbright Program through the experience of former recipients from UWB and the broader UW community. Chancellor Kenyon Chan will give an introduction and four Fulbright alumni will engage in a panel discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Fulbright Information Session
Tues, May 8, 3:30-5:00pm
Become familiar with eligibility and application details for the US Student Fulbright Program, including research and English Teaching Assistantship grants.  Note: If you cannot attend this event, additional information sessions are being offered on the Seattle campus and via an online webinar.  Fulbright program advisor at UW Bothell: Natalia Ksiezyk Dyba, nksiezyk@uwb.edu, UW1-177

Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program Info Session
Thurs, May 17
Learn about the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, including eligibility requirements and deadlines. PMF is a flagship leadership development program for top students interested in government service.

Fellowships & Funding 


Simpson Center Funding Opportunities for 2012-2013
The Simpson Center invites project proposals in the humanities from UW faculty and graduate students. Spring funding opportunities include full professor crossdisciplinary conversation awards; graduate interest groups; symposia, colloquia, and conferences; crossdisciplinary research clusters;

 large-scale collaborations; and projects in the public humanities.

Deadline: April 18 


Strategic Data Project Fellowship
The Strategic Data Project (SDP), housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, partners with school districts, school networks, and state agencies to bring high-quality research methods and data analysis to bear on management and policy decisions. SDP's theory of action is that if we are able to bring together the right people, the right data, and the right analysis, educational leaders can significantly improve decisions, thereby increasing student achievement. Two year, salaried fellowships.  Must have advanced degree.
Deadline: June 15

Professional Development/Miscellaneous 


Forces of Change Conference: Justice and Equity in Public Education
University of Washington School of Law
April 27 & 28, 2012
UW Seattle, William H. Gates Hall
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, litigators, policymakers, and public education practitioners to address unequal access to high quality public education for poor students and students of color. The goals of the conference are to create a more integrated and focused coalition to improve school reform efforts and to inform law, education, and public policy students how to bring their talents to bear on improving K-12 public education.
Co-Sponsored by UW College of Education and Evans School of Public Affairs
$10 for students

North Puget Sound Conference on Race - Partnering for Social Justice
Sat, April 28, 8:30am-4:00pm
Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall
A unique opportunity for students, community members, educators and employers to learn about and discuss how rapidly increasing cultural, linguistic and racial diversity is changing our communities and the lives we share in them. Rapid change often challenges our ability to adjust, both as individuals and as members of larger groups, such as schools, churches or business organizations. How does the concept of "race" affect our lives together? How do racism and other forms of prejudice based on culture, language or socio-economic status result in the exclusion of those who are vital to our collective ability to prosper in an increasingly inter-connected and competitive world economy?

The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award - Call for Papers
The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.
The winner of this year's award will receive $1,000 cash prize; Travel and lodging (up to two nights), and complimentary registration to the 14th Annual ILA Global conference, Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging Cultures, Contexts, and Complexities taking place in Denver on  

October 24-27, 2012; Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA; and Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications.
Deadline: June 15
826 Seattle | Write Like I Do
Great adult writing workshops at 826 Seattle

Volunteers of America Care Crisis Chat - Volunteers Needed for Everett clinic
One 4-hour shift per week minimum  



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