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Natalia Dyba and David Goldstein present on virtual global exchanges

Natalia Dyba and David Goldstein with poster

Natalia Dyba, UW Bothell Director of Global Initiatives, and IAS faculty member David Goldstein presented a poster on virtual global exchanges, in which UW Bothell courses are paired with courses in another country through synchronous and asynchronous technology. Their poster, exhibited at the Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice Conference of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in downtown Seattle, described how

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Priya Frank co-facilitates workshop: Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism

Priya Frank

In September, alum Priya Frank (’11, Cultural Studies) co-facilitated the workshop “Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism,” a training hosted by NonWhiteWorks for individuals and organizations working to interrupt structural racism. The workshop examines the power of narratives and concrete strategies for dismantling racist structures through storytelling...

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Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva directs college access program in the Yakima Valley

Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva

Alum Catalina “Catti” Alvarez-Villanueva is Director of Upward Bound at Yakima Valley College, a program that provides fundamental support to low-income and first-generation high school students with the goal of entering college.  Alvarez-Villanueva knows this journey well, as someone who struggled to stay in school and finish her education while raising a young son. A vow to her father and the support of Husky Promise helped Alvarez-Villanueva realize her dream of a bachelor’s in Society Ethics & Human Behavior (’13) and later, a master’s in Education (’15) from UW Bothell.  Now Alvarez-Villanueva is helping ...

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Suzanne Cohen directs Expand Upon: Incarceration

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Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Suzanne Cohen (’15), Managing Artistic Director of Mirror Stage, presents Expand Upon: Incarceration, featuring David Drummond, Rick Dupree, Adria LaMorticella, Pablo Lopez, Corey Spruill, and Benjamin Symons. Additionally, IAS faculty member Dan Berger will deliver pre-show lectures on the History of Mass Incarceration in the United States on ...

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Diane Gillespie connects sleep strategies to community development in West Africa

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Since retiring in 2012, IAS Emerita Professor Diane Gillespie continues to find fulfillment in her work with Tostan, a West African organization that empowers communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights. Tostan’s ground-breaking approach has catalyzed a grassroots movement for the promotion of human rights and the abandonment or harmful practices, such as female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage.  Gillespie has been involved with Tostan since 1991 when it was founded by her sister, Molly Melching, as chronicled in However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy. Now Gillespie has ...

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