June 2016

Kristin Gustafson and Rena Kawasaki Present Joint Research in Japan

IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson and IAS alumna Rena Kawasaki ('13, Community Psychology) traveled to Fukuoka, Japan for the International Communication Association (ICA) pre-conference, "Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History." They presented their collaborative research project, “Shifting language transnationally: Japan’s national language program and a U.S. Japanese-language newspaper before and after WWII."

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New IAS Graduates Alejandra Pérez and Ben Studley Receive Chancellor’s Medals

Nearly 1,300 of this year’s 1,800 graduates participated in UW Bothell’s 25th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 12.  The program included three distinguished student awards recognizing individuals who have been a consistent source of inspiration and have overcome significant obstacles to complete their degrees.  Two IAS graduates, Alejandra Pérez (American & Ethnic Studies,  Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior) and Ben Studley (Community Psychology) received the esteemed Chancellor’s Medal.

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Amy Lambert’s San Juan Island Research and Conservation Efforts Featured

IAS faculty member Amy Lambert’s work on the island marble butterfly is featured in an article from the Issaquah Press. “Groups seek to protect rare butterfly on San Juan Island” highlights over a decade of Lambert’s research into the species that was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered on San Juan Island in 1998.

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IAS Students Participate in the Fourth Annual Latinx Graduation!

This year’s Latinx graduation (formerly called Latino/a Graduation) celebrated twenty-seven UW Bothell students, sixteen from IAS. This bilingual celebration has grown every year, and this year was no exception. The top floor of the ARC was full to capacity and organizers had to wheel in more tables at the last minute to accommodate the ...

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Audiences Continue to Praise Amen Gibreab’s film “Horeta”

Alum Amen Gibreab (’13, Media & Communication Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) continues to screen his documentary Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture, most recently shown at Roosevelt High School in Seattle.  Horeta follows the journey of 15 UW students as they examine Ethiopian culture and see first-hand how Ethiopians view themselves. What emerges is ...

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