National Advisory Board of Imagining America Appoints Dr. Bruce Burgett as Vice Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
CONTACT: Ina Zajac, (425) 352-5461,  IZajac@uwb.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The University of Washington Bothell’s Dr. Bruce Burgett has been named Vice Chair of the National Advisory Board of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life.

Housed at Syracuse University, Imagining America is a national consortium of colleges and universities that supports and advocates for public scholarship and practice. Its mission is to strengthen the public role and democratic purposes of the humanities, arts, and design.

Dr. Burgett is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell where he teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs. He became involved in Imagining America in 2003.

Says Dr. Burgett, “My involvement with Imagining America and the campus’s membership in the consortium have helped to build UW Bothell’s community-based learning and scholarship initiatives, while also strengthening our undergraduate and graduate degrees in the cultural disciplines at UW Bothell and UW Seattle.”

Dr. Burgett is also the co-chair of the 9th Annual Conference of Imagining America which will be held in Seattle, September 23-25th.  For more information on the conference, please visit the Imagining America website: http://www.imaginingamerica.org.

To learn more about Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell’s, visit the IAS website: http://www.uwb.edu/ias.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.
 

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