April 2019

Early grad Deidre Woods traces her journey to UW Bothell

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Last December IAS launched the Early Grads campaign to reconnect with our “founding alumni” (1991-2003). This group played an important role in shaping the campus and creating a legacy of excellence. Now thriving in their lives and careers, we want to celebrate their stories. One alum who’s reconnected through the campaign is Deidre Woods.

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Kari Lerum presents at Seattle City Council & The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (UW)

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IAS faculty member and Seattle LGBTQ commissioner Kari Lerum recently presented the commission’s 2 year work plan to the Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic committee of the Seattle City Council. The video footage of Lerum along with two other LGBTQ commissioners can be seen starting at minute 54.

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Diane Gillespie and Leah Shin build reciprocal mentoring relationship

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Mentorship can be an uneven partnership, but one pair is redefining this. Last winter IAS major Leah Shin enrolled the course, “Women, Culture, and Development,” taught by IAS faculty member Julie Shayne, and was inspired by guest speaker Professor Emeritus Diane Gillespie, who discussed her work with the human rights organization Tostan. Shin found ...

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UW Bothell and Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center students collaborate through drama

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Last fall IAS faculty member Deborah Hathaway’s students joined students at Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center (ABC) to study drama and co-create an applied theatre community. The collaborative partnership challenged all of the students to learn acting and performance technique, and actively practice and embody the curricular goals of creating an inclusive community. ABC is ...

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Julie Shayne receives UW Distinguished Teaching Award

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IAS faculty member and GWSS faculty coordinator Julie Shayne has received the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2019. The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to seven faculty members: five from the Seattle campus and one each from UW Bothell and UW Tacoma. Recipients are chosen based on a variety of criteria, including mastery of the subject matter; enthusiasm and innovation in the teaching and learning process; ability to engage students both within and outside the classroom; ability to ...

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