May 22, 2013
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Student, Alumni, and Faculty News
Career and Professional Development
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UW Bothell Plans for 2013 Commencement  


The University of Washington Bothell will celebrate the 2013 Commencement on Sunday, June 16, in Hec Edmundson Pavilion at UW Seattle. Dr. Oscar Arias, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of Costa Rica, will be the commencement speaker.  


Celebrate Graduation with a Barbeque!

UW Bothell will host a barbecue for the 2013 graduating students at the North Creek Events Center on Saturday, June 1, from 12:00 noon to 4 p.m. The event will include music, food, games, and a variety of door prizes. Family members of graduates are welcome to join the festivities.


Grad Fair

The 2013 Grad Fair will take place Saturday, June 1, Monday June 3, and Tuesday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the North Creek Events Center. Graduating students can pick up their commencement apparel and guest tickets at the fair.    


New Chancellor Announced     

The University of Washington Bothell community looks forward to opening the 2013-2014 academic year with a new chancellor. UW President Michael K. Young and Provost Ana Mari Cauce announced the selection of Bjong Wolf Yeigh, professor and president of SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, as the next chancellor at the University of Washington Bothell, effective Sept. 1, 2013. The appointment is subject to approval of the UW Board of Regents.


UPCOMING EVENTS                


Literary and Art Journals Unite to Celebrate 2013 Publications! MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Plans Spring Festival

The literary and art journals of UW Bothell and Cascadia Community College, Clamor and Yours Truly, plan a collaborative launch party May 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Mobius Hall on the Cascadia campus to celebrate the release of the 2013 editions of the journals. An art gallery displaying student work from both journals will highlight the event. Musicians and authors will perform their pieces live, and artists will talk about their work on display. Other activities will include spoken word, open mic, mural painting, henna, face painting, a raffle, and a poi performer. Refreshments will be provided, and limited copies of both journals will be available to those who attend. This free event is coordinated by UWB Clamor and Cascadia's Creative Arts Club.    


The art gallery in Mobius will be open for viewing from May 27 to June 3. Find out more about the journals at the Clamor website or the Yours Truly Facebook page.  


MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics Plans Spring Festival



The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics will hold its inaugural Spring Festival at North Creek Events Center June 7 and 8. The Festival will feature two Convergence Zone events, with a reading by Robert Gluck on June 7 and a reading by Bhanu Kapil on June 8. Get in touch with Meredith Field for additional information.  


Final IAS Research Colloquium of the Academic Year Approaches 


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 the next presentation:   



Contextualizing Technology Use: Communication Practices in a Local Homeless Movement

Amoshaun Toft


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



In this talk Amoshaun Toft presents his ethnographic work on Internet-enabled technology use in the local homeless movement. He focuses on four themes that characterize the strategies organizers used in communicating within and between constituents: how organizers emphasized 'relational' face-to-face communication, used ICTs to connect with housed allies, encouraged participants to move from the computer screen to street, and relied upon existing organizationally sponsored communications infrastructure in facilitating communication tasks. Most studies of technology use in organizing practices are focused on understanding how a narrow technological elite think, feel, and act in relation to ICTs, systematically excluded those with meager means, and those contexts in which technology is not central. Toft proposes that an analysis of communication practices broadly defined is important in understanding the role of technologies of communication more specifically, and highlights the classed dynamics that technology use reflects in organizing processes.


Please visit the web for detailed information about past colloquium archives.          


Run/Walk to Raise Money for Cancer Research!    


John Lee (Policy Studies, 2010) and his wife Sarah Kaufmann-Fink invite UWB graduate students and alums to join them for the inaugural MoveMMORE Across America 5K & I Mile Run/Walk to support multiple myeloma (MM) research. The event will take place June 30 at Magnuson Park in Seattle. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; the race starts at 9:00 a.m. The Seattle event will be one of several being held around the country, with 150 to 200 people expected to participate at Magnuson Park. Teams are encouraged to join. Register online for the event.


Lee, his wife and their family founded MMORE, Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research & Education, after her diagnosis with the disease and subsequent bone marrow transplant in 2005. He was in his first year of the MAPS program, while she neared completion of her undergraduate degree at UW Seattle. MMORE has donated more than $1M in cancer research funding to several cancer centers, including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Mayo Clinic, the James Cancer Center at Ohio State Univeristy, and Emory University. They're also expanding educational programming at strategic locations in several cities. Find out more about MMORE.


Student, Alumni, and Faculty News


Bogdana Manole (Cultural Studies, 2014) and Eric Hopson (Policy Studies, 2014) have been accepted to attend "Biodiversity Conservation through the Lens of Indigenous Peoples," a two-week specialty course in Costa Rica offered by the Organization for Tropical Studies in August. The course, intended for graduate students interested in biological conservation projects that overlap with indigenous cultures, focuses on issues faced by conservation leaders developing projects within indigenous lands, while addressing the need for balanced and interdisciplinary approaches to conservation projects in the face of techonological, economic and social change.


In addition, Hopson has a new position as a part-time researcher and writer at the Basel Action Network, an international organization based in Seattle that focuses on confronting environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade. In his new position, Hopson will concentrate environmental justice issues regarding the disposal of electronic waste.





Joy MacTavish-Unten (Cultural Studies, 2010), the Worksite Lactation Support Project Coordinator for the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, a program of WithinReach, is serving on the planning committee for the upcoming Inequity in Breastfeeding Support Summit: The Impact of Institutional Racism, Power, and White Privilege on Breastfeeding Rates and Maternal Infant Health. The purpose of the two-day summit is to collaborate, educate and act together as a community of breastfeeding supporters to learn about and counter institutional racism and social injustice in perinatal support services. The summit will take place at the Brockey Conference Center at South Seattle Community College June 21st and 22nd. Stakeholders throughout the state are expected to attend.


MacTavish-Unten is also self-employed as a certified birth and postpartum doula and breastfeeding specialist. She also teaches childbirth, newborn and breastfeeding classes, primarily through Great Starts, a program of Parent Trust for Washington Children, and she is planning to sit for board exams in July to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.


Ericka Weathers (Policy Studies, 2011) has been accepted to the Ph.D. program in Educational Policy at Stanford University and will begin this fall. During the summer, she will work at Stanford's Center for Poverty and Inequality, a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what's driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality. Weathers will research racial test score gaps.


Holly Winters (Cultural Studies, 2011) has accepted a position as Adviser and Administrative Coordinator for the Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies at the University of Washington Seattle.   


Three alumnae from the Cultural Studies program will reunite on a panel at the 11th Annual Cultural Studies Association conference at Columbia College in Chicago. Amanda Martin Sandino (2011), Debbie Jean Brown (2011), and Trina Ballard Southern (2010), and Tiffany Murray will present, "There is nothing outside the text: Critical interventions in the cultural landscape." Brown, a Ph.D. candidate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, has served as organizer and chair of the panel. Panel talks will include: The House that Disney Built (Over), by Sandino; Chews Wisely: The Politics of Chewing Gum, by Southern; My Parents Are Like Totally Absent, Literally, by Murray; and, Restorative Justice and Forgiveness, by Brown.





IAS faculty members Dan Berger and Kari Lerum organized and hosted "Beyond the Carceral State," a mini-conference on 14 May 2013. The event featured scholars, activists, and community organizers envisioning alternatives to the American carceral state. Speakers included Emi Koyama, John Page, Dean Spade, Dan Berger, Kari Lerum, Cheryl L. Cooke, Emily Thuma, Michelle Zebrowski.


Lerum also recently published "What's Love Got to Do with It?: Life Lessons from Multiracial Feminism" in Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. The edited volume, in the words of its editors, "analyzes the obstacles that female faculty of color encounter on the road to tenure and beyond, and propose creative and empowering strategies to survive, thrive and transform the academic workplace." The book has received wide scholarly and media attention, including being selected as one of CHOICE magazine's Editors' Picks for March 2013. 


Johanna Crane recently presented her research at the "Imagining the Worst" spring workshop at Cornell University's Department of Science and Technology Studies. The workshop focused on scholarship related to the prediction of and response to disasters and worst-case scenarios. Crane's contribution to the workshop, "Doomsday Strain: Imagining the Worst in the AIDS Treatment Era," described how misconceptions about drug-resistant HIV and Africa enabled the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies to withhold support for HIV treatment from African countries in the name of global public health.


Karam Dana appeared on Russia Today (Arabic), an international, Arabic-language news agency on April 20 discussing the Boston Marathon events of April 19 and how they might further complicate how American Muslims are perceived in the United States. Listen in here.



Nives Dolsak won the 2012-13 Outstanding Teaching Faculty award in the College of the Environment at UW Seattle. Dolsak holds a joint faculty appointment across IAS and the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW Seattle, and teaching courses in both units. Congratulations, Nives, on this much deserved honor!



Santiago Lopez recently received funding from UW's Herbert H. Gowen International Studies Endowment to support his continued efforts to promote study abroad opportunities for UW students. Santiago Lopez and fellow IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung will lead an exploration seminar to the Ecuadorian mainland and the Galapagos Islands in the early fall of 2013. The program provides students with opportunities to engage in applied field research in topics geography, spatial analysis, community mapping, climate change, water quality, and sustainability.


Career and Professional Development 

Jobs  (by closing date if known, then alpha)  


Organizational Research Services (ORS), Research Assistant, Seattle
Closes: May 31

Prosthetics Outreach Foundation, Program Officer, Seattle
Closes: May 31

King Co. Department of Natural Resources & Parks - Solid Waste Division, Project Program Manager III, Seattle
Closes: June 2

Cascadia Bicycle Club, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 4

Economic Opportunity Institute, Communications Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 7

OneAmerica, Programs Manager, Seattle
Closes: June 10

Pyragraph, Writer positions, Remote
Closes: June 13

Washington Trails Association, Communications Associate, Seattle
Closes: June 17

Foundation Strategy Group, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Associate, Seattle
Open until filled

Seattle Art Museum, Manager of Volunteer Programs
Open until filled

Solid Ground, Lettuce Link Program Manager, Seattle
Open until filled

WA State Senate Democratic Caucus, Policy Analyst, Olympia
Open until filled





4Culture, Public Art Administrative Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 8-16 hrs/wk, June 18-Dec 20)
Closes: May 24
(select 4Culture tab and "professional development")

Artist Trust, Programs Intern, Seattle
Volunteer, 10-20 hrs/wk, 6 months
Closes: June 3

City of Snoqualmie, Management Intern
Paid, 4 months
Open until filled

The International Examiner, Summer Internships, Seattle
Volunteer, 12-15 hrs/wk
Open until filled

Microsoft, Game Design and Content Publishing Internships
Open until filled

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Internships
Open until filled



Career-related Events


Discover the Fulbright Program, A World of Opportunity
Thurs, May 16, 3:30-5:00pm,
UW Bothell, UW1-280 (Rose Room)

Seattle CityClub, Civic Cocktail
Wed, June 5
Doors Open: 5:30pm, Program: 6pm
June's Civic Cocktail infuses Seattle's upcoming mayoral race with conversation about the business climate in our community. Throw in a splash or two from the state's legislative special session and watch what shakes out.  This month's panelists include Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, D-Medina (session permitting), Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee Company and current Vice Chair of the Washington Business Alliance and Crosscut columnist Knute Berger. Stay tuned as we add other panelist to the mix. Host Brian Callanan moderates the discussion while the audience poses questions and comments.
Register here

Dependable Strengths for Grad Students & Postdocs
Friday, June 14 & Monday, June 17
UW Seattle, MGH 134
$100 for Students
The DS seminar provides a safe place for grad students, postdocs, and graduate-level alumni to:
- Explore their good experiences to discover their unique pattern of strengths
- Consider which strengths they want to use in a career
- Write a report that articulates their strengths and reflects their potential
- Learn to use the report to make connections, enhance application materials, and improve interviews

Dependable Strengths Workshop for Alumni
Friday, June 21 & Monday, June 24
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.

2013 Summer Career Fair
Thurs, June 27, 2-6pm
UW Seattle, HUB, North Ballroom


Fellowships & Funding 


Samuel B. Bassett Scholarship in Labor Relations
Established to memorialize long-time Seattle labor lawyer Samuel B. Bassett, this scholarship awards $5,500 to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in labor relations. Scholarship winners must demonstrate high academic achievement and be enrolled for Autumn Quarter of the upcoming academic year.
Deadline: June 10

Gundlach Scholarship in Labor Studies
The Gundlach Scholarship provides $5,500 in financial support to an undergraduate or graduate student studying labor or with a labor background.
Deadline: June 10


Professional Development/Miscellaneous 

2013 Regional Reentry Conference, Call for Proposals 
July 30-31, 2013 
University of Puget Sound Campus 
The Community Partnership for Transition Services of Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties in partnership with New Connections and Race & Pedagogy Initiative of University of Puget Sound invite you to take part in the 2013 Regional Reentry Conference. This annual conference offers an opportunity for service providers, educators, faith-based organizations, community organizations to network, share expertise, learn about best practices, and foster sustainable partnership. 
The theme of this year's conference is Engaging Communities, Bridging Connections. Conference programs are designed to initiate and refine best practices for supporting those in transition and preparing for productive and successful reentry. We recognize that reentry is a process best sustained through collaborative partnerships, meaningful contacts, and dedicated individuals. The annual regional reentry conference will again feature our rich community and human resources and highlight interagency collaborations aimed at bridging connections across systems and communities. 
Proposal deadline: May 30

8th Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference: "Critiquing Culture"

Sat, Sept 21
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
The Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee at George Mason University is currently accepting abstracts for our 8th annual graduate student conference "Critiquing Culture."
Paper submissions are due June 15

Aug 5 and 6
University of Denver
The 2013 conference is the 3rd biennial conference held at the University of Denver that brings scholars, students, faculty, staff, community members, social justice workers, and activists together to engage in dialogues about the various aspects of privilege and the ways in which privilege impacts education, social justice work, helping professions, and research.

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