October 2020

Margaret Redsteer cited regarding the Navajo Nation's battle with climate change

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IAS faculty member Margaret Redsteer was cited in a Reuters news story on drought and climate change “We Don’t Give up Really Easily: Navajo Ranchers Battle Climate Change.”  Redsteer explains how drought is magnified by the long-term changes to water availability on the Navajo Nation, leaving its people increasingly vulnerable.

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Alumni support virtual human rights seminar

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While the pandemic has pushed most courses online, students continue to benefit from rich learning experiences like UW Bothell’s annual Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar. When the 2020 D.C. Seminar went virtual, leaders Ron Krabill and Jung Lee enlisted the program’s vital network in a series of online dialogues. Several IAS alumni joined this cadre of experts and mentors, sharing their firsthand experiences with human rights and social justice. ...

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Troy Landrum Jr. wins first Quarantine Book Club Fellowship

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Troy Landrum Jr., second-year student in the UW Bothell MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, is the winner of the first Quarantine Book Club Fellowship. This fellowship supports Troy’s four week long in-depth study of Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved as part of the Quarantine Book Club, a nationwide group of ...

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MFA / Essay Press Announce third annual book contest

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The MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics has just announced its third annual book contest with Essay press, with submissions open until December 5, 2020. This year's judge is Renee Gladman, a former keynote speaker at the MFA's Fall Convergence and previous visiting writer, who taught a graduate workshop at UW Bothell in spring 2016. Learn more about ...

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Frances Lee and Stephanie Segura awarded Hugo Fellowships

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IAS alumni Frances Lee (Master of Arts in Cultural Studies) and Stephanie Segura (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) were recently awarded Hugo Fellowships for 2020-21. The Hugo Fellowship supports emerging writers, providing space and resources to four to six fellows in the Seattle area to complete a proposed project ...

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