March 2018

Jin-Kyu Jung co-authors “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets"

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a new book chapter with Jungyeop Shin, “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets: Reading and Mapping Tweet Contexts on Marijuana Legalization and Same-Sex Marriage in Seattle, Washington.”  The chapter, which appears in Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research, presents a new way of reflecting on various epistemologies, ontologies, and methodologies of geographic analysis of big data.  It allows us to ...

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Courtney McCurdy advocates for immigrants and refugees

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Alum Courtney McCurdy (’03) is thrilled to become the Refugee Program Consultant for North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This role enables her to support refugee agencies at a policy level after many years of direct service. McCurdy’s travels and interdisciplinary education have been key to her career path.

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A Culture of Giving in IAS

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The University of Washington Bothell recognizes donors whose giving reaches $25,000 as Founder-level benefactors. Bruce Burgett, Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS), recently met that level, an amount he admits reaching accidentally, simply because he was supporting a school he believes in and helping students and faculty whose success he champions daily. ...

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Students reap the benefits of D.C. human rights scholarship

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The Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar is UW Bothell’s longest running experiential learning program and, inarguably, one of its most transformative.  Founded in 1991, the seminar offers a unique opportunity for students to engage with human rights policy at national and international levels. Students travel to D.C. and for six demanding days, taking part in intensive seminars and briefings with institutions and policy makers across the political spectrum. ...

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Natalia Valdez hosts Boeing career panel at UW Bothell

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Alum Natalia Valdez (’11, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) joined forces with UW Bothell Career Services to host a panel discussion with Boeing colleagues representing the areas of Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, Procurement/Systems/IT, and Human Resources.  Students across majors attended to learn about their career paths, day-to-day responsibilities, and the company culture. ...

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