IAS News

Frances Lee discusses the power of citation in activist writing

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In their article “It Is Just Me, Or Does Activist Writing Need A Citational Practice?,” Cultural Studies alum Frances Lee discusses citing as an exercise of power. Says Lee, “When we fail to give credit to the authors of the ideas we are building upon, we are preventing people from being acknowledged for their gifts, and even robbing them of the ability to get paid.”

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Neil Low named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

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The UW Bothell Alumni Council has selected IAS alum Neil Low (’03) as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in acknowledgement of his lifetime achievements. Low is a 50-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and author of seven detective novels. Due out this summer, his eighth book, “Crazy Love,” is a fictionalized version of the death of Kurt Cobain. 

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IAS hosts third annual Circle of Recognition event

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On May 15, IAS hosted the third annual Circle of Recognition event to honor achievements and contributions of IAS students, alumni, and community partners within the academic year. Honorees were introduced by a faculty or staff member of their choice, and accompanied by friends and family members who had encouraged and enabled their success. Honors included:

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Diane Weber stays politically engaged through Democrats Abroad

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After a long career in public service, IAS alum Diane Weber relocated to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For many retirees, a life of leisure ensues, but Weber’s political work keeps her quite occupied.  After the 2016 election, she felt compelled to take action and joined Democrats Abroad, the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. With 42 country committees throughout the world ...

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Mary Howisey leads Alumni Council’s Husky 5K efforts

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On Saturday, May 18, more than 1,300 walkers, strollers, joggers and runners will take to the streets of Bothell for the 14th Annual UW Bothell Husky 5k. Since the first race in 2006, proceeds from the Husky 5k have resulted in more than $160,000 for scholarships. Alum Mary Howisey has volunteered every year helping to secure sponsors, rallying people to participate, and managing race-day logistics. For the past two years she has lead ...

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