In the News

January - May 2008

The University of Washington Bothell is making news!

Following are articles pertaining to UW Bothell and its community members, organized in reverse chronological order from January 2008 to May 2008.

Some Biofuels Might Do More Harm Than Good To The Environment, Study Finds

Science Daily, May 28, 2008
Biofuels based on ethanol, vegetable oil and other renewable sources are increasingly popular with government and environmentalists as a way to reduce fossil fuel dependence and limit greenhouse gas emissions. But new research led by a biologist at the University of Washington, Bothell, shows that some of the most popular current biofuel stocks might have exactly the opposite impacts than intended. Read "Some Biofuels Might Do More Harm Than Good To The Environment, Study Finds"

Strengthening Bothell's biomedical sector

The Everett Herald, May 26, 2008
Bothell is home to most of Washington state's biomedical device industry, which is getting new attention from local economic leaders because of its desirable jobs and growth potential. Read "Strengthening Bothell's biomedical sector"

A bold plan to turn UW into a Stanford died a quiet death

Crosscut, May 22, 2008
"Privatization" is one of the no-nos in the populist politics of this state, where public employees are zealous about protecting their turf and suspicion of corporations runs high. Even so, the concept of shifting costs to the private sector is likely to grow stronger, particularly when it comes to building bridges and transit and new toll roads. Read "A bold plan to turn UW into a Stanford died a quiet death"

UW-Bothell names vice chancellor for Advancement and External Relations

PNW News, May 21, 2008
University of Washington, Bothell Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Penny as vice chancellor for Advancement and External Relations. Read "UW-Bothell names vice chancellor for Advancement and External Relations"

National Academies Committee Membership

The National Academies, May 21, 2008
UW Bothell Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry Dan Jaffe appointment to the National Academy of Sciences panel on International Transport of Air Pollutants (ITAP) announced. The committee is comprised of scientists from universities and private companies from around the world. Read "National Academies Committee Membership"

Local strongwoman Kristyn Vytlacil is a mighty mite

The Everett Herald, May 20, 2008
She may be small compared to her fellow competitors at this weekend's World Strongwoman Championship, but Snohomish's Kristyn Vytlacil can pull, lift, push, hoist and toss heavy things with the best of them. Kristyn is a student in the UW Bothell Master of Education program. Read "Local strongwoman Kristyn Vytlacil is a mighty mite"

College Applications on the Rise

The Seattle Times, May 18, 2008
Universities across the state report record application numbers. Read "College Applications on the Rise"

Forming a Pipeline To the Presidency

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, May 18, 2008
Many efforts have helped increase the number of women and ethnic minorities in college presidencies, but Asian Americans have not kept pace. Read "Forming a Pipeline To the Presidency"

5K Run-Walk

The Seattle Times, May 15, 2008
Saturday: The University of Washington Bothell Alumni Council is hosting its annual fundraiser to benefit scholarships for future UW Bothell students. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start. UW Bothell campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell; $15-$25 (www.uwb.edu/5krun). Read "5K Run-Walk"

UW Tuition Could Climb $400 Next Fall

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 15, 2008
Students at the University of Washington could again pay more for tuition next fall -- an increase of hundreds of dollars that would continue an ever-rising trend that has seen UW tuition nearly double in a decade. On Thursday, the UW Board of Regents considered raising tuition for Washington residents by 7 percent, the maximum increase allowed by the Legislature. That means next year's undergraduate students could be paying almost $6,800 for a three-quarter year. Read "UW Tuition Could Climb $400 Next Fall"

Biomedical Device Industry Shows Off

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 15, 2008
The region's biomedical device industry has become a powerhouse, particularly in Bothell, with thousands of jobs and billions in revenue, according to a study that details for the first time the industry's economic impact. The data will be unveiled Thursday afternoon at a summit on the state of the biomedical device industry. Read "Biomedical Device Industry Shows Off"

Caution Flag Raised in Race to Embrace Biofuels

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 8, 2008
...Some environmentalists and scientists urge people to pursue biofuels cautiously. "What is needed is to pause and take a look at what are the spectrum of issues," said Martha Groom, a scientist at the University of Washington Bothell campus who recently published a paper comparing the environmental footprint of different biofuels. Read "Caution Flag Raised in Race to Embrace Biofuels"

UW Bothell Hosts Culture Night

The Everett Herald, May 8, 2008
The University of Washington's Bothell campus presents its seventh annual Intercultural Night at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at North Creek Events Center, UW Bothell, 18115 Campus Way, NE. Read "UW Bothell Hosts Culture Night"

What to do if you're stopped by a cop

The Daily, May 8, 2008
For the life of me, I've never truly understood why some drivers say the things they do when stopped for traffic violations. Sometimes, it's almost as if they're trying to talk an officer into issuing them a ticket Read "What to do if you're stopped by a cop "

Civic Calendar

The Seattle Times, May 6, 2008
Community Partnerships Fair-Wednesday: An event to showcase the service learning efforts of students, faculty and staff at University of Washington, Bothell and Cascadia Community College. 3-7 p.m. North Creek Events Center, 18345 Campus Way N.E. Read "Civic Calendar"

UW Bothell to Host 7th Annual Intercultural Night

Eastside Business Journal, May 4, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell will host its 7th annual Intercultural Night on Saturday, May 10, 5:30-9:00 p.m., on campus in the North Creek Events Center. The event, open to the public, is a celebration of the diverse cultures on campus. Each year, 250 faculty, staff, students and community members gather to: watch music and dance performances, enjoy a dinner buffet, and participate in a silent art auction. Read "UW Bothell to Host 7th Annual Intercultural Night"

People Watching

Snohomish County Business Journal, April 30, 2008
Gowri Shankar has earned the Distinguished Teaching Award at University of Washington, Bothell. An associate professor, Shankar teaches finance, accounting and economics classes at the college. He was honored for his classroom work and his attention to students who need additional help. Read "People Watching"

Business Briefs: May 2008

Snohomish County Business Journal, April 30, 2008
The University of Washington's Bothell campus has formed the Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute (BBTI) as a resource for individuals and organizations in the region and state with an interest in the development of the biotechnology and medical device industries. BBTI also seeks to engage government, business leaders and citizens in an ongoing conversation about the future of these technologies, their implications for society, and their role in the local, state, national and global economies. Read "Business Briefs: May 2008"

Bothell Mayor: Environment, Growth Can Co-Exist

Snohomish County Business Journal, April 30, 2008
...Bothell is home to the University of Washington, Bothell, campus and Cascadia Community College, which are expecting a large bump up in enrollment as a new interchange off Highway 522 makes access much easier. The city's biotech and medical device employment base is well known. It has plans to build a business district town center on the former Northshore School District Administration site. Bothell, in many ways, is a city on the cusp of change. Read "Bothell Mayor: Environment, Growth Can Co-Exist"

School to Partner with Research Group

The Seattle Times, April 30, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell is entering into a partnership with a major research organization dealing with public education. The arrangement is with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which was founded in 1993 and has the goal of changing national educational policies. The center previously was affiliated with the UW's School of Public Affairs in Seattle. Under the new affiliation, it will be housed both in Seattle and on the UWB campus. Read "School to Partner with Research Group "

Scientist to Speak on Climate Change

The Seattle Times, April 30, 2008
Climate change will be the subject of a free public event today at the University of Washington Bothell. The address will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at the North Creek Events Center on the UWB campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell. The speaker will be Pieter Tans, senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory. His presentation is titled "Tackling the Climate Change Problem: We Cannot Afford to Wait" and will cover global warming and greenhouse-gas emissions Read "Scientist to Speak on Climate Change "

A Sober Walk Through a DUI Traffic Stop

The Daily, April 24, 2008
Almost every campus law enforcement agency in the United States has had to deal with the problem of intoxicated drivers on campus property. At the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus, where the student population can reach about 3,000, campus safety officers have never encountered such a DUI-related incident. Read "A Sober Walk Through a DUI Traffic Stop "

UW-Bothell’s Henry is Tuned into the Environment*

Bothell Reporter, April 23, 2008
Chuck Henry is serious about sustainability, but he had the crowd chuckling at the Washington State Technology Summit. Sitting on a four-man panel last Tuesday at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, the University of Washington, Bothell senior lecturer broke a smile when it was his turn to speak. “The compost toilet I invented really isn’t that sexy,” he said. “How many of you are going to drive your toilet to the ballet?” 

Campus Wins Award

Seattle Times, April 23, 2008
The joint Cascadia Community College and University of Washington, Bothell campus received national recognition this month for its 58-acre urban-wetlands-restoration project. The campus won the habitat-restoration category of a National Wildlife Federation competition called Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming. Read "Campus Wins Award "

Business FYI

The Everett Herald, April 21, 2008
The University of Washington's Bothell campus computer and software systems speaker series concludes April 30 with a discussion on climate change, led by Pieter Tans, a the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration senior scientist. The free event is open to the public and starts at 5:30 p.m. at the North Creek Events Center. Read "Business FYI "

UW Bothell Hosts International Human Rights Activist*

Eastside Business Journal, April 19, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell will host international human rights activist Gasana Mutesi on May 5 as she visits the Seattle area to speak on peace and reconciliation work in Rwanda. Mutesi is President of Amani Africa, a grassroots organization based in Kigali, Rwanda whose mission is to promote peace and reconciliation by helping street children and orphans. In working for this cause for 10 years, she has become one of the most influential human rights activists in the region. 

 

Institute Will Serve as a Resource for Biotechs

The Everett Herald, April 19, 2008
The University of Washington's Bothell campus has created a new institute aimed at growing the city's established cluster of biotechnology and medical device companies. The Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute aims to be a resource for individuals and organizations interested in starting up new biotech or biomedical companies or further developing the industry locally. Read "Institute Will Serve as a Resource for Biotechs "

UW Bothell Announces Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute

Eastside Business Journal, April 19, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell recently announced the creation of the Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute (BBTI). The BBTI is a resource for individuals and organizations in the region and state with an interest in the development of the biotechnology and medical device industries. It seeks to engage government and business leaders, and the citizens of Washington State, in an ongoing conversation about the future of these technologies, their implications for society, and their role in the local, state, national, and global economies. Read "UW Bothell Announces Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute "

Cell Phones and Drivers Don't Mix

The Daily, April 17, 2008
For those campus drivers who either haven't been paying attention, or have for one reason or another chosen to completely ignore the law (and believe me, the numbers are staggering each day on the shared UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus), a rude and costly awakening is on the horizon beginning July 1, 2008. Read "Cell Phones and Drivers Don't Mix"

Ken Pyle to Present "Leadership and the Legacy of Henry 'Scoop' Jackson"

Eastside Business Journal, April 16, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell presents its first Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (reception 6:30 p.m., lecture 7:00 p.m.), on campus in the North Creek Events Center, featuring Ken Pyle as keynote speaker. Pyle will present "Leadership and the Legacy of 'Scoop' Jackson," in which he will examine the qualities of leadership that characterized his good friend and colleague Senator Henry M. 'Scoop' Jackson's public service. Read "Ken Pyle to Present "Leadership and the Legacy of Henry 'Scoop' Jackson"

Venture Firms Chided Over Clean Tech Funding

Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 15, 2008
A lack of venture capital funding is damaging the potential for Washington to become a leader in the clean tech industry, according to panelists at the Washington State Technology Summit in Bellevue....In a later panel, Charles Henry, a senior lecturer at the University of Washington-Bothell, said the state is not doing enough to make sure that it creates the next leaders in science and technology. Read "Venture Firms Chided Over Clean Tech Funding"

CSS Speaker Series Tackles Issue of Climate Change

Eastside Business Journal, April 15, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell Computing and Software Systems (CSS) Speaker Series concludes on Wednesday, April 30 with a discussion on climate change. Dr. Pieter Tans, Senior Scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory, will present "Tackling the Climate Change Problem: We Cannot Afford to Wait," an address on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. The free and open to the public event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the North Creek Events Center. Read "CSS Speaker Series Tackles Issue of Climate Change"

Center on Education Change Joins UW Bothell

The Everett Herald, April 15, 2008
Kenyon S. Chan, chancellor at the University of Washington's Bothell campus, recently announced a new partnership with the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The research center, founded in 1993, is changing its affiliation from the UW Seattle Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs to UW Bothell. "This change will provide UW Bothell students with unique training opportunities and access to top-notch research in the area of school reform," Chan said. The center focuses on policy-oriented research on K-12 public education. With the new arrangement, the Center will be housed both in Seattle and at UW Bothell. Read "Center on Education Change Joins UW Bothell"

UWB announces 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award winner*

The Woodinville Weekly, April 14, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell has announced Dr. Gowri Shankar as the recipient of its 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Shankar, an Associate Professor in the Business Program, has taught courses in finance, accounting and economics at UW Bothell since 2001. In doing so, he has built a reputation among both his students and his faculty colleagues as a dedicated teacher with a strong commitment to the long term intellectual and professional development of all his students.

UW Bothell Starts Up a Biotech Institute

Puget Sound Business Journal, April 14, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell said it's creating a Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology Institute to serve as a forum for the biotech industry in Bothell. The BBTI got started by working with the city of Bothell and local businesses to develop a "Bothell Biomedical Manufacturing Corridor," which was designated an Innovation Partnership Zone by the state. According to Gov. Chris Gregoire's office, the areas "receive special access to state funding and resources that otherwise might not have been available." Read "UW Bothell Starts Up a Biotech Institute"

Continuity and Change in the Pursuit of a Democratic Public Mission for Our Schools

Phi Delta Kappan, April 2008
An essential mission of schools, Mr. Bellamy (UW Bothell faculty) and Mr. Goodlad argue, is ensuring that each new generation understands the principles and institutions that support democratic life. Schools require vigilant stewardship to serve this public purpose. Much of the needed work is local, but it depends on new and challenging collaborations among education professionals, local public groups, and policy makers. Read "Continuity and Change in the Pursuit of a Democratic Public Mission for Our Schools"

The Center on Reinventing Public Education Joins UW Bothell*

Eastside Business Journal, April 10, 2008
University of Washington Bothell Chancellor Kenyon S. Chan has announced a new partnership with major research outlet the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The Center, founded in 1993, is changing its affiliation from the UW Seattle Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs to UW Bothell. Says Chan, "This change will provide UW Bothell students with unique training opportunities and access to top-notch research in the area of school reform."

$500,000 Pledged to Heybrook Ridge

Seattle Times, April 9, 2008
...A University of Washington Bothell professor, Dave Stokes, has taken students onto the ridge to study its ecology. Supporters point to a new US Forest ... Read "$500,000 Pledged to Heybrook Ridge"

Triplets' Film Work Wins Them an Award

The Everett Herald, April 8, 2008
Their latest movie, "Soldiers of Necker," played at McCaw Hall in Seattle as part of the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. The World War II film won the audience choice award for featured short...When they're not editing video and writing scripts, they attend the University of Washington's Bothell campus on scholarships from a New York-based ... Read "Triplets' Film Work Wins Them an Award"

In Our View: Clear the Air*

The Columbian, April 8, 2008
...A recent analysis of 12 years of air quality information by University of Washington (Bothell) professor Dan Jaffe finds the PGE plant contributes half the ... 

Ken Pyle to Speak at UW Bothell*

The Woodinville Weekly, April 7, 2008
The University of Washington Bothell presents its first Leadership Lecture on Tuesday, April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (reception 6:30 p.m., lecture 7 p.m.), on campus in the North Creek Events Center, featuring Ken Pyle as keynote speaker. For more information and to register for this free event, visit www.uwb.edu/alumni.

County Democrats Expect to Pack Everett Arena at Convention

The Everett Herald, April 6, 2008
Speaking of big events, not many are bigger for the University of Washington's Bothell campus than last Thursday's groundbreaking on a road project. A pep band, two mascots, politicians and a couple hundred people showed up, and not simply to celebrate the pouring of concrete -- though they've waited for years to do so. They came because when the work is done and a new offramp opens from Highway 522 to the south side of the campus, the lid will be lifted on an enrollment cap governing the university and adjoining Cascadia Community College. Read "County Democrats Expect to Pack Everett Arena at Convention"

Road-access Work Begins for Campuses in Bothell

Seattle Times, April 2, 2008
Work on a long-awaited new access route to the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College starts this week, opening the door to more than tripling enrollment at both schools. The $50.7 million project will develop a south approach to the schools from Highway 522 and allow enrollment to expand from the current 3,000 students to 10,000 full-time students by about 2025. Read "Road-access Work Begins for Campuses in Bothell"

Some Biofuels Risk Biodiversity and Could End Up Harming Environment

Science Daily, April 1, 2008
Biofuels are widely considered one of the most promising sources of renewable energy by policy makers and environmentalists alike. However, unless principles and standards for production are developed and implemented, certain biofuels will cause severe environmental impacts and reduce biodiversity - the very opposite of what is desired. UW Bothell faculty Martha Groom is quoted. Read "Some Biofuels Risk Biodiversity and Could End Up Harming Environment"

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