09/25/2017 News Release Sept. 25, 2017 Contact: Laura Mansfield 425-324-1100, firstname.lastname@example.org UW Bothell professors share insights into fast-growing region at free, public Campus Research Connections series BOTHELL, Washington -- University of Washington Bothell researchers who are in a unique position to monitor changes in the fast-growing Bothell area share their insights this fall in a series of free public presentations called Campus Research Connections. Held in the Bothell Regional Library or City Hall, these faculty-driven topics engage the public in educational and discussion opportunities around water quality, controlling invasive species, and preservation and restoration. Here’s the lineup so far: A Sense of Place: Our Rapidly Urbanizing Environment Warren Gold, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences associate professor and director of the UW Restoration Ecology Network, along with a panel of longtime Bothell residents discuss what it means to have a “sense of place” — both today and during the city’s early history. Oct. 5, 3:30-5 p.m. Bothell City Hall, council chambers The Story of Our Water Robert Turner, IAS senior lecturer, and community partners from the Sno-King Watershed Council and the city of Bothell review the health of local streams. Oct. 24, 5-6 p.m. Bothell Public Library Changes in Our Natural Landscape David Stokes, IAS professor, and other UW Bothell faculty share how humans and invasive species affect the local habitat. Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. Bothell Public Library Ann McMahon, UW Bothell's executive director of research strategy for broad impact, moderates this new series. Plans are in the works to continue the series this winter with talks on cybersecurity. The Campus Research Connections series is in addition to the Pub Night Talks the UW Bothell started this summer in collaboration with McMenamins Anderson School. About UW Bothell: UW Bothell provides access to an exceptional University of Washington education to students in a small campus environment that fosters student achievement. Offering more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.