March 2019

Streamkeeper Nick Chen shares career navigations with IAS students

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IAS alum Nick Chen recently spoke with faculty member Raissa DeSmet’s senior students about his career navigations since graduating in 2016. Chen is a Restoration Technician and Ecologist at Adopt A Stream Foundation who earned his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. Chen originally ...

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Aarshin Karande publishes “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness”

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IAS alum Aarshin Karande has published “I Know Why the Mockingbird Sings: Between America’s Blackness and Whiteness” in The Republic. In his essay, Karande reckons with America’s identity and its binaries. He contends, “America as we know it is in the midst of many changes—the postponed reckoning of its many discontents. Changes that will decide, among other things, whether the journey from President Obama to President Trump represents a triumph of diversity or an omen of immorals. The looming answer lies ...

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Winners Announced in MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics and Essay Press Book Contest

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Essay Press and the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Poetics are happy to announce the winners of their collaborative book contest: of color by Katherine Agard and The War Requiem by Kaia Solveig Preus! Both books will be published in the coming year, and the authors will be invited to read on campus at part of the From the Convergence Zone reading series. This year's ...

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Discovery Core: The Science and Medicine of Harry Potter

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Seldom is there a college class where students have read more on a topic than the professor, but that might be the case with The Science and Medicine of Harry Potter. It’s one of the Discovery Core classes for first-year, pre-major students at the University of Washington Bothell. IAS faculty member Laura Harkewicz is a Harry Potter fan...

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Faculty and students collaborate on Viaduct podcast: Taxpayer Time Machine

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IAS faculty member Amoshaun Toft and Community Radio Journalism student Kristine Kim (Interdisciplinary Arts) collaborated with the Culture Hustlers to record thoughts and reflections from attendees of a public festival where Seattle residents said goodbye to the “Alaska Way Viaduct” – a crumbling two story freeway that runs across the waterfront in downtown Seattle. The interviews were done in four vintage 1950s trailers on ...

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