April 2019

Green building champion Tadashi Shiga reconnects with UW Bothell

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Alum Tadashi Shiga (’96) is an evangelist for sustainable living. Shiga’s passion for energy efficiency runs deep, as do his local roots as a third generation Seattleite. With 20+ years in real estate development, it was the 2007 economic downturn that sparked Shiga’s passion for green building. Faced with the market’s uncertainty, he began researching sustainability and energy efficiency for homes, eventually ...

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IAS Faculty Organize Alive 3.0 Spring Performance Festival

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This Spring Quarter 2019, IAS faculty members Anida Yoeu Ali and Naomi Macalalad Bragin, professors from Critical Acts: Socially Engaged Performance Research Interest Group (RIG), are organizing the Alive Performance Festival and Critical Acts Visiting Artist Residency. Now in its third consecutive year, Alive animates campus, asking UW Bothell and extended communities to engage, witness and participate in performance as social justice activism. This year ...

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Amaranth Borsuk is poet-in-residence at the Seattle Review of Books for National Poetry Month

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The Seattle Review of Books has asked IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk to be their poet in residence for April. The editors will publish a poem by Borsuk each week and interview her about her work and reading. Borsuk's first piece, a new poem titled "Strap on a Witness When You Go Out with the Tongue in Your Mouth Worn Thin from Walking," was published on 4/2. "It Goes without Saying," a collaboration with artist Julie Wills, has just been published. Borsuk's current reading list was ...

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Community Mural Project at Interfaith Solidarity Event

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On Friday, March 22nd, the Bothell community came together to honor the lives lost in the New Zealand live-stream shooting. The ICOB Mosque hosted an Interfaith Solidarity Event at the Bothell United Methodist Church which brought numerous speakers, including: law enforcement agencies, religious leaders, and community members to reflect on the tragedy and offer their condolences. People were given ...

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IAS board member Leslie Olson supports the Global Scholars program in a big way

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On April 4, 2019 all three University of Washington campuses participated in the first annual Husky Giving Day with a 24 hour, high energy, online campaign across all our media channels. The UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences came in second on the Bothell campus for most dollars raised, thanks in a large part to a $25,000 pledge for the Global Scholars program from UW alum and IAS Advisory Board member Leslie Olson. Leslie has

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