News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Alumni

Chad Bates Launches Community Talk Show

IAS alum Chad Bates (Global Studies, 2014) recently launched a live talk show and podcast called And...Discuss!? Bates hopes to build a community that engages those that loved learning about and discussing serious issues in college, but don’t have a place to do that after graduation. In their 2nd show,

September 17, 2015

Susan Brown’s Work Included in London Places and Spaces Exhibition

Susan Brown (MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, ’14) spent time taking photographs in London while doing field research for her master’s thesis. Responding to a call for posters by the Association of Illustrators based in London, she envisioned “Under the Moon!” which was chosen to be included in the “London Places and Spaces” exhibition at the London Transport Museum, running from May through September 2015.

July 31, 2015

Melissa Watkinson Selected as Hershman Marine Policy Fellow

Melissa Watkinson (Master of Arts in Policy Studies ’15 and Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and Society, Ethics, and Behavior ‘11) has been selected as the first Hershman Marine Policy Fellow from UW Bothell. She will start working with The Nature Conservancy this fall on coastal climate resiliency and policies, where she hopes to learn how established non-profits engage with local communities and policies on pressing environmental issues.

July 23, 2015

Students gain career advice through IAS Mentor Chats

Over spring quarter, several undergraduate students met with alumni mentors Andrea Blanken (Culture, Literature and the Arts, ’02) and Emily Anderson (Society, Ethics and Human Behavior, ’09) to learn about their career trajectories and gain real-time advice on accessing their fields.

July 9, 2015

Priya Frank wins Outstanding Early Career Award

IAS 2011 Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum and Associate Director for Advancement Priya Frank received the 2015 Outstanding Early Career Award from the UW Seattle Department of Communication.

June 30, 2015

IAS hosts “Mentor Chat” with T. Andrew Wahl

In early March, IAS alumnus T. Andrew Wahl (Comparative U.S. and International Studies, ‘96) met with undergraduate students to share his career journey and advice as part of IAS’s “Mentor Chat” series. Mentor Chats assist students with career exploration and networking by providing opportunities to dialogue...

June 26, 2015

IAS hosts “Mentor Chat” with Deborah Oaks

IAS hosted its first “Mentor Chat” in January with alum Deborah Oaks (Science, Technology and the Environment, '08). Mentor Chats assist students with career exploration and networking by providing opportunities to dialogue with IAS alum and community partners working across diverse roles and sectors.

June 25, 2015

Kelle Grace Gaddis is on a publishing streak

Kelle Grace Gaddis, a 2014 graduate of our MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, has launched Brightly Press. This small press will debut at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in April 2015, featuring some of the coutry's top poets. Gaddis' own work has recently been published in a number of venues.

June 25, 2015