IAS News

Interactive art illustrates climate change

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Recent graduate Vancie Fu created a senior project that still has her teachers talking. With elements of art, environmental studies, digital media and creative storytelling, Fu uses an multi-disciplinary approach to discuss climate change with her “artifact from the future.”

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Green building champion Tadashi Shiga reconnects with UW Bothell

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Alum Tadashi Shiga (’96) is an evangelist for sustainable living. Shiga’s passion for energy efficiency runs deep, as do his local roots as a third generation Seattleite. With 20+ years in real estate development, it was the 2007 economic downturn that sparked Shiga’s passion for green building. Faced with the market’s uncertainty, he began researching sustainability and energy efficiency for homes, eventually ...

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IAS board member Leslie Olson supports the Global Scholars program in a big way

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On April 4, 2019 all three University of Washington campuses participated in the first annual Husky Giving Day with a 24 hour, high energy, online campaign across all our media channels. The UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences came in second on the Bothell campus for most dollars raised, thanks in a large part to a $25,000 pledge for the Global Scholars program from UW alum and IAS Advisory Board member Leslie Olson. Leslie has

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Alumni receive Fulbright awards to Estonia and Namibia

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Hana Bloedel has been selected for a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to Estonia, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Hana completed her B.A. in Global Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior, with a minor in Human Rights, in June 2018. Mariah Crystal (formerly Ortiz) has been granted a Fulbright award to conduct research in Namibia during the 2019-2020 academic year. She will be analyzing the oral history narratives of Namibian women who contributed the anti-apartheid movement and ...

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Jacob Allen co-founds social identity-focused school

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IAS alum Jacob Allen (’12) is CEO and co-founder of pilotED Bethel Park, a new charter elementary school in Indianapolis that believes identity and civic engagement could transform the educational landscape, especially for students of color. Says Allen, “Once you acknowledge who the child is as a human being … what comes after that are highly engaged students.”

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