February 2016

New Novel by Alum Margaret Chiavetta Receiving Rave Reviews

MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics alum Margaret Chiavetta (’14) continues to receive glowing reviews on her new kids fantasy novel, The Alchemist's Theorem: Sir Duffy’s Promise...

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Jason Hampton channels his passion for sustainability into transportation policy

Jason Hampton ('14, Law, Economics, & Public Policy) joined the Bellevue Downtown Association in May 2014.  As Transportation Program Manager, Jason manages TransManage partnerships with City of Kirkland, City of Bellevue and King County Metro. Through Kirkland Green Trip and the Choose Your Way Bellevue, he works with area employers to develop and enhance employer commute programs. His goal is to provide employers with the knowledge, resources, and expertise to support their employees commute needs. Working at a nonprofit, he liaises with both private and public sectors, often acting as a nexus between the two. Jason also serves as the chair of the Community Transit Employee Transportation Coordinator Peer Advisory Board.

Jason returned to college after a thirteen year hiatus...

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Lauren Berliner co-leads Symposium on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age”

IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner co-led a symposium with Nora Kenworthy (NHS) on “Crowdsourcing Care: Health, Debility and Dying in a Digital Age” as part of their Simpson Center for the Humanities Collaborative Studio grant. The half-day symposium explored how participatory media intersects with experiences of health, illness, care, debility, and dying to produce new subjectivities, modes of participation, narratives, and social forms.

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Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

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Jin-Kyu Jung Promoted to Associate Professor

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung has been tenured and promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in IAS at UW Bothell.  Jung arrived at IAS in 2010, moving from an Assistant Professor position at the University of North Dakota. His scholarship focuses on ...

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