Spring 2023 Business writing class interviews justices and prosecutors

Students enrolled in Laura Umetsu’s community-engaged learning BBUS 307 C: Business Writing Spring 2023 course conducted research, data collection, and interviews with stakeholders. They wrote organizational web-based press releases in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Seattle. CELR courses are hands-on, reflective, skill-building opportunities for students to engage with campus and community...

May 24, 2023

Paola Rodríguez Hidalgo receives 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Each year, Undergraduate Research Symposium presenters are given an opportunity to nominate their mentor for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Nominations are considered by a small review committee of faculty and staff. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and research staff are all eligible for nomination. “Paola has been an amazing mentor, she has consistently pushed...

May 20, 2023

Global Scholars Program gets Distinguished Teaching Award for Teams

Global Scholars Program is a year-long, cohort style community that brings together students and professors for genuine and thought provoking dialogue providing local and virtual options for those who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to travel outside of the United States but still seek diverse experiences. The team’s yearslong contribution has won them...

May 20, 2023

Jennifer Ha receives the U.S. Student Fulbright grant to Taiwan 2023-2024

Jennifer Ha, 2021 graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with the ESOL endorsement, received a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to become an English Teaching Assistant in Taiwan during the 2023-24 academic year. Jennifer currently works as a substitute teacher in Seattle Public Schools and she is passionate about making classrooms more inclusive for...

May 11, 2023

Dr. Shima Abadi and Rachel Aronson speak on the UW FieldSound Podcast on May 4 about “Ocean Acoustics”

Shima Abadi is the Director of the Ocean Data Lab and Assistant Professor with the UW School of Oceanography. She discusses ocean acoustics and analyzing data to understand the soundscape of underwater environments. Rachel Aronson holds an M.M.A. from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and leads the Quiet Sound Program....

May 4, 2023

Three Connected Learning Students make the 2023 Husky 100 list

The Husky 100 recognizes UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW. Congratulations to three students who participated in Connected Learning opportunities or worked as student staff on the team. In order from left to right: Dessirée Ortaç, recipient of the Mary Gates Research Scholar and Founders...

May 1, 2023

Matsuyama City Cherry Blossom and Mankind’s Strength of Hiroshima, Japan – w/ Liliia Khomych

Liliia applied to the UW Bothell Study Abroad Ambassador Scholarship and was financed with enough funds to have her dream come true, traveling to Japan and exploring its charming culture.  During her spring break in 2023, Liliia Khomych reached out to Global Initiatives and took the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program Japan: ‘Glocal’...

April 17, 2023

Students tackle a global AI challenge

Professor Nick Cuhaciyan helped one of his Community-Engaged Learning & Research classes connect with Omoigui to play a role in real-world projects on campus or in the community. Waeve.AI came in handy when they identified and categorized an enormous amount of data from various firms’ websites. Community Engaged Learning and Research courses are hands-on, skill-building...

April 14, 2023

Where the Sakura Blossoms Live: An Experience Never Forgotten from my time in Matsuyama, Ehime – w/ Kanu Vasdev

It was a memorable experience for Kanu Vasdev after joining the UW Bothell Faculty Led study abroad program hosted by Global Initiatives to Ehime, a seaside prefecture in Japan. Kanu developed sturdy connections with the prolonged culture after visiting several historical sights and engaging in traditional events with locals.

April 14, 2023

Come As You Are to the ABC

“A setting where someone could show up as exactly themselves and be celebrated for it.” Fallon Zollars writes about her story starting as a volunteer through a Community-Engaged Learning & Research (CELR) class at the Alyssa Burnett Center (ABC). This story features her experience and why she applied for a full-time position at the Center...

April 10, 2023