February 14, 2013
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Announcements and Upcoming Events
Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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Admissions Deadlines Approaching for Master of Arts in Policy Studies!


Priority deadline for admission to the Autumn 2013 cohort for the IAS Master of Arts in Policy Studies program is coming up quickly. If you know someone considering applying, please pass along a deadline reminder: 

  • MA in Policy Studies: March 1

Questions about admissions or requests for more information should be directed to Kate Osmond at kosmond@uwb.edu

Information Sessions Now Available Online


The next generation of information sessions for the Master of Arts degrees in Policy Studies and Cultural Studies is here! Prospective students can learn more about these programs by watching our new online information sessions for Policy Studies and Cultural Studies. Special thanks to Jeremy Richards (Cultural Studies, 2010) for sharing his talent and efforts as the "voice" of the new online sessions. Special thanks also to graduate office assistant Nate Brown (Policy Studies, 2013) for his talent and efforts in making the sessions available.  


UWB Student Government Seeks Graduate Senator   


The student government, Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell (ASUWB), is hiring a graduate senator to represent the voice and needs of graduate students. The position requires approximately three hours of work per week, and student senators are paid a stipend of up to $615 over two quarters. Applications are due online by 11:45 p.m. on March 1, 2013. Link to the application here. Questions about the position can be directed to Andrew Nguyen (Cultural Studies, 2013) at  Anguyen@uwb.edu or to ASUWB at asuwb@uwb.edu.


UPCOMING EVENTS                


IAS Cultural Studies Association Announces 11th Annual Conference

The theme of this year's conference, Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts, encourages submissions that reflect on the nature, limits, and merits of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. The Cultural Studies Association (CSA) has announced its eleventh annual conference will take place May 23 through 26 at Columbia College in Chicago.The new CSA website is now live and accepting submissions for the 2013 conference. Early conference registration is available from March 4 to April 22.  


The Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program is now an institutional member of the Cultural Studies Association.  


from The Convergence Zone     


from The Convergence Zone is a series of author readings and events writers and artists who "cross" and "trans" genres and media. Sponsored by the new MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, from The Convergence Zone brings together sometimes peaceable, sometimes combustible, fronts of innovation and experiment.  

Alexandra Chasin will read from her new book, Brief, on February 19 at 7 p.m. in UW2-305. 


Teaching and Learning Symposium at UWB - Call for Poster Proposals!

The third annual University of Washington Bothell Teaching and Learning Symposium will take place Thursday, April 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The symposium provides an opportunity to share best practices, celebrate accomplishments, and discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning in a forum dedicated to enriching the UW Bothell experience for faculty, staff and students. The program will include two 60-minute poster sessions. The deadline to submit proposals for posters is Friday, March 8, 2013. More information is available from David Goldstein, Director, Teaching and Learning Center, at dgoldstein@uwb.edu or 425-352-5378.


School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium 


Join us for a monthly showcase of research-in-progress by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty members. The campus-community and the general public are invited to interact with faculty in conversations about their research, gain a sense of how research practices shift as they move across disciplines and sectors, and think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.   


Mark your calendars for upcoming presentations: 



Comedies of Surplus: Representing the Garden in Recent American Literature

Jennifer Atkinson


Tuesday, March 5, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
UW Bothell, Rose Room (UW1-280)  


This talk explores the function of the garden in American literature and culture as an instrument for reimagining problems of waste, surplus and value. Drawing on literary fiction, popular gardening publications and community or "guerilla gardening" movements, I discuss how garden-based economies of production and exchange are represented as a counter-figure to the commodity logic otherwise structuring everyday experience.


In particular, I focus on ways that growers, writers and activists from the past thirty years have used the garden to challenge assumptions that some form of subtraction must accompany a parallel act of increase.


Research Colloquium presentations for Spring Quarter 2013 will feature Ben Gardner, Jeanne Heuving and Amoshaun Toft.


Please visit the web for detailed information, and past colloquium archives.         


Research in Progress


The Research-in-Progress (RIP) seminar series highlights the ongoing research of UW Bothell faculty, while fostering interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. These presentations, sponsored by the Office of Research, take place the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in LB1-205, and are open to all interested faculty, students and staff.


IAS faculty member Camille Walsh will present "Race, Taxes and Rights: Taxpayer Identity and the Structure of Racial Inequality" February 19.


Student, Alumni, and Faculty News



Calvin Timmons (Cultural Studies, 2014) will attend the International Language
Documentation and
Conservation Conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i, at the end of February. Following the conference, he will participate in a two-day field study in Hilo on Hawai'ian language revitalization via public education. These opportunities tie in to his interest in language politics in Ireland, and to his aspiration to pursue a teaching career.   


Cora Thomas (Cultural Studies, 2013) recently attended the 2013 Mentoring Symposium at Western Washington University. The mission of this year's symposium, It Begins with ME: The Mentoring Effect, was to build a community of people interested or engaged in mentoring, and to discuss why mentoring is essential to the future. The conference mission aligns with Cora's experience as a mentor, and with her interest in the role increased agency for students might play in improving higher education.    



Priya Frank (Cultural Studies, 2011) shares news that her recent collaboration with photojournalist, and fellow alum David Ryder (Cultural Studies, 2011) was a big success. Announced in last month's issue of Coordinates, Priya curated the pop-up exhibit of David's work featured at Lucid Jazz Lounge in early February. The UW Department of Communication did a piece on it, available here.


Ericka Weathers (Policy Studies, 2011) will present at the 26th Annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, Florida, in March. Her talk will focus on the psychometrics and reliability of the Wraparound Team Observation Measure (TOM). Erika describes Wraparound as a team-based care coordination process for youth with behavioral health needs and their families, and notes she took the lead on this project through her role as a Research Coordinator in the Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy at the University of Washington Seattle.  




Dan Berger recently gave conference plenaries on two continents. The talks concerned the rise and possible fall of mass incarceration in the United States. Berger delivered the first at the 18th annual Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Berlin. While in Germany, he also delivered talks in Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. Joined by Rachel Herzing of Critical Resistance, Berger gave the second plenary at the Tangled Webs: Mass Incarceration and Alternative Futures conference at Fairhaven College of Western Washington University. These talks drew on Berger's research into prison protests of the 1960s and 1970s. The lectures in Germany also celebrated the publication of the German edition of Berger's earlier book, Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity.


Amaranth Borsuk and Joe Milutis read from their books at Elliott Bay Book Company in January. Borsuk read from her two recently-published books of poetry, Handiwork and Between Page and Screen. Milutis read from his recently-released book Failure: A Writer's  Life. Following his first book, Ether: The Nothing that Connects Everything, Failure maps a hybrid and heterogeneous landscape of artistic marginalia, web detours, and literary and philosophical roads-not-taken. Milutis is, in the words of one reviewer, "a skilled ringmaster of difficult ideas that might otherwise bite."  


Rebecca Brown recently published a new essay and short story, accompanied by interviews. Brown's essay on "Transgressive Meditation" was published in Bombay Gin, the magazine of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, with the accompanying interview appears on the Bombay Gin blog. The short story and second interview appeared in FACT-SIMILE Magazine. Brown read from her work at the closing event of the Frye Art Museum's Moment Magnitude exhibit on January 20. She also will be in conversation with author Garry Wills on February 20 at 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Seattle. Wills will read from his new book, "Why Priests: A Failed Tradition," and Brown will interview him on stage.    


Kari Lerum was recently invited to speak at the "From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Trafficking and Promoting the Rights of Migrants" conference held at the University of Southern California. The conference featured key players in the original United Nations' development of the Trafficking Protocol, with a goal of situating the war on trafficking in the broader struggle for migrant human rights. Lerum's presentation, "Victims, Villains, and Heroes: How 'Trafficking' Stories are Told and Sold in the U.S.," was part of a panel on "Sex Workers: The Impact of Curb Campaigns."


Julie Shayne worked recently with the University of Washington and University of British Columbia libraries to archive and digitize the bilingual feminist periodical Aquelarre: Latin American Women's Magazine. Translated as "illegal gathering of witches," Aquelarre was published in the late 1980s and 1990s as a creative and political forum for Latin American women everywhere. Shayne had collected six of the twenty-one issues the Aquelarre collective produced as part of her research on Latin American culture and politics, including her award-winning 2009 book, They Used to Call Us Witches: Chilean Exiles, Culture, and Feminism. The original copies of the journal now reside in the Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) in Santiago, Chile.


Crispin Thurlow spoke recently on KING 5 evening news about the significance of a proposed bill in the Washington state legislature to mandate gender neutral language in state law. View or listen to the segment and debate here. A second print article, also quoting Thurlow, appeared in the Seattle Times on February 4 and the story has been picked up in the Huffington Post.


Amoshaun Toft and student Paul Kim spoke recently on a panel about opportunities for educational institutions to apply for Low Power FM radio licenses. The discussion drew on efforts at UW Bothell to start a student-driven, community radio station, KUWB. The panel, "Catch Some (Air)Waves: An information session on low power radio (LPFM) and what it means for Seattle/King County," was organized by Brown Paper Tickets and took place at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. The event aired on the Seattle Channel. Toft and IAS student Ellen McCleerey spoke at local Seattle station Hollow-Earth Radio on Wednesday, February 13, as part of an event for United Nations World Radio Day.


Camille Walsh has been working with dozens of IAS students over the past year to launch a Youth Court in the City of Bothell. The youth-centered restorative justice project began as a joint collaboration between Walsh and Bothell Municipal Court Judge Michelle Gehlsen. Teens from schools in the area will serve as jurors, advocates, judges, and mentors in monthly hearings at the courthouse, and the youth defendants will be encouraged to return and participate as jury members after their hearing is over. IAS students have researched and presented their findings to the city, and led trainings on restorative justice and advocacy techniques for the teen court members as part of an ongoing independent study course. Bothell Youth Court was launched at a celebration on January 28 in the North Creek Events Center.


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


City of Seattle Department of Public Health--Environmental Health Services, Educator Consultant I
One year term
Closes: Feb 19

Closes: Feb 21

Social Venture Partners, Program Manager, Philanthropy Development, Seattle
Closes: Mar 1

College Success Foundation, Program Officer, Scholarship Services, Issaquah
Open until filled

Metia, Inc., Freelance Creative Writer, Kirkland
Open until filled

PRR, Research Associate, Seattle
32 hours/week
Open until filled

Seattle Parks Foundation, Director for Community Partnerships
Open until filled

SEIU, Research Analyst, Renton
Open until filled

SIFF, Festival Publications Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

Woot Workshop, Staff Writer, Seattle
Open until filled





Artist Trust,  Programs & Communications Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 4-6 months, 15-20 hours/week
Closes: Feb 18

Paid, 16-20 hours/week
Open until filled, first review: Feb 18

National Bureau of Asian Research, People's Liberation Army Studies Internship, Seattle
Volunteer, Spring through Fall 2013
Closes: Mar 15

Progressive Majority,  Political Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, starts Mar 25
Closes: Mar 22

Freeform Radio,  Incarcerated Voices Internship, remote
Volunteer, 10 hours/week, begins Fall 2013
Open until filled

Jolkana,  Blog Content Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 8 hours/week
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Academic Careers - Negotiations
Thurs, Feb 21, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, Thomson 125
Are you concerned about the negotiation process? Now is the time to learn what to do after you're offered an academic position.  We'll discuss strategies for negotiating a package that maximizes your personal & professional happiness, in the short-term and long-term.  Faculty members from various disciplines will share their perspectives on the negotiation process.  No registration required.

Study Abroad Scholarships Information Session
Thurs, Feb 21, 3:30pm-4:30pm
UW Bothell, UW1-103
With good planning, financial aid and external scholarships can help cover the additional costs associated with study abroad. This workshop, led by UW Bothell Study Abroad Ambassadors, will provide general information and application tips about several scholarships, including the Gilman, GO!, Fritz, Foundation for Global Scholars, and more!

Internship Fair
Thurs, Feb 28, 3:00-6:00pm
UW Bothell, North Creek Events Center
Connect with  employers about job and internship opportunities.

Job Offer and Salary Negotiations
Thurs, Feb 28, 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.

GO-MAP Staying Connected 1st Friday Socials
Fri, Mar. 1, 5-8 pm
Lucid Jazz Lounge
The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP), is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.  Join us every first Friday of the month for a night of relaxed conversation, music, networking, and fun with fellow UW students from all disciplines.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Tues, Mar 5, 4:00-5:00pm
UW Bothell, UW1-361
Come learn how to find and apply for federal jobs.

Federal Jobs: Find & Apply
Wed, Mar 6, 3:30-4:30pm
UW Seattle, MGH 134
Are you interested in a great job - with a good salary, excellent benefits, and possible student loan repayment? Want a job where you can make a real difference - in the areas of health, environment, policy, international relations, and more? Consider working for the federal government - a sector doing lots of hiring! In this workshop, you'll learn how to find agencies that might interest you, locate federal job openings, and tailor your application materials to show how your qualifications match what federal hiring authorities are seeking.

CityClub presents CIVIC COCKTAIL
Wed, Mar 6, 5:30pm doors open, program at 6:00 - $12
The Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave Seattle
Esteemed panelists at the first-ever Civic Cocktail include arena deal-maker Chris Hansen (invited), Highline School District Superintendent Susan Enfield, and Crosscut Editor Berit Anderson. Additional journalist and host to be announced.  Reservations strongly encouraged!


Fellowships & Funding 


Paid Summer 2013 internship opportunity: Public Service Fellows Program   

The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. Fellows' duties vary across the Partnership's internal teams, but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. 

Fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive a $1,000 per month stipend, and fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive $800 per month.
Deadline: Mar 8
Learn more

All hands-on human rights projects aiming to achieve real-world impact -- in other words, to improve human rights -- are eligible, whether the work is to be carried out in the United States or elsewhere in the world. In keeping with Abe's and Gunnel's belief that accountability begins at home, priority will be given to projects that speak to the particular roles and responsibilities of our own institutions (including government, private sector entities, and the university itself) in human rights.
Deadline: Apr 1

This fund has been established in the name of a cherished UW alumna, Jen Caldwell, to honor her passionate commitment to human rights.  The Jennifer Caldwell Fund in Human Rights gives financial support to UW students proposing international, hands-on practical projects to produce tangible human rights improvements for vulnerable communities around the world.
Deadline: Apr 1




Professional Development/Miscellaneous 
Universal Leadership Conference at UWB, Call for Proposals
The Universal Leadership Conference (ULC) is a student-run annual conference that serves as the cornerstone of the leadership experience and training for hundreds of college students across the nation. The philosophy of ULC is that service, social justice, and leadership are all connected. Thus, the programming for this conference offers students a variety of opportunities to learn, understand, interact with, experience, participate in, engage in, and reflect on service, social justice, and leadership. The conference will be held on Saturday, May 4 at UWB.
Deadline: Feb 28
Questions?  Contact Ty Edwards: tedwards@uwb.edu

2nd Annual Northwest College Film Festival seeking film submissions
Hosted at Shoreline Community College on Saturday May 4, we invite submissions of short films and screenplays (under 20 minutes/pages) from students attending or recently graduated from colleges in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska.  
Submissions need to be postmarked or uploaded to Vimeo by April 1st.  
Questions?  Contact Ruth Gregory: ruthmg@uw.edu
Clamor is Accepting Submissions for our 2013 Edition!
Clamor is the University of Washington Bothellʼs annual Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual, and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community.  To submit your work, go to clamor-journal.com and click on the "Submit" link. Questions?  Contact: clamor@uw.edu
Final Submission Deadline: Apr 1

Writers Residencies
For those interested in summer residencies, Poets & Writers hosts a database of opportunities.
Choose "Residencies" as "Event Type" to locate upcoming options.

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