IAS News

Sustainability guru Sean Schmidt champions good biz

Sean Schmidt

In his Nordstrom days, co-workers called Sean Schmidt (’09, Policy Studies) the "Green Machine" and an "environmental entrepreneur." Ahead of the curve, Sean was the driving force behind several grassroots employee groups which sought to heighten sustainability awareness at the company and better serve customers who were seeking sustainable products. In 2000, Sean led the effort to launch a Sustainable Business & Development program at Nordstrom with the goal of improving and expanding the company in ways that had economic, as well as social and environmental value, by ...

Read more

Careers and Cultural Work Roundtable highlights cultural studies values in action

Caldwell, Holien, Macklin, Straight

Alumni of the M.A. in Cultural Studies program returned to campus to share their stories about living the values of the program in their work, studies, and lives.  The roundtable discussion on “Careers and Cultural Work” highlighted the flexibility and applicability of cultural studies learning to multiple fields of endeavor, working inside and across institutions, sectors, and communities. ...

Read more

Travis Sharp curates, produces and presents

Travis Sharp

MFA alum Travis Sharp (’15, Creative Writing & Poetics) is a Ph.D. student in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he teaches writing and rhetoric. Amidst the demands of graduate life, Sharp finds space to collaborate, curate, produce, and present.  For example, he was recently funded to curate a series of ephemeral texts via autodestruct.online, and this June, he will teach a workshop on ...

Read more

Talena Lachelle Queen becomes first African American Poet Laureate of Paterson, NJ

Talena Lachelle Queen

For the first time, since the city was founded by Alexander Hamilton 225 years ago, Paterson, NJ has named Talena Lachelle Queen as their first “African American Poet Laureate.”  A ceremony honoring Queen will take place on February 3 at the historic Paterson Public Library. Queen (’14) is a poet and graduate of UW Bothell’s inaugural MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program ...

Read more

Daniel Lee’s persistence paves career in UX research

Daniel Lee

IAS alum Daniel Lee (’17) began his career in computer systems while in the United States Air Force, and at one time, he managed over 500 network servers across his base.  After serving, Lee spent nine years managing a usability lab at Microsoft, which cemented his passion for user research and design. It soon became clear that he would need a bachelor’s degree to progress in this sector, but career advancement wasn’t his only motivator.  Lee’s father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer ...

Read more
Displaying results 1-5 (of 122)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|