News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Engagement

Supporting International Students course boosted by alumni

International students have unique needs and face different challenges than their counterparts. Prior to the pandemic, IAS staff members Jung Lee and Sakara Buyagawan received a UW Bothell Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Fellowship to explore support options for international students. Their efforts, however, became urgent when the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) placed restrictions on international students’ visitor status, due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

December 10, 2020

Brandon Washington discusses philanthropy at UW Bothell

How has work in Advancement & External Relations changed since remote operations began at UW Bothell? Brandon Washington, manager of annual giving and philanthropy, answers a few questions from Maria Lamarca Anderson, director of communications. A graduate in Media & Communication Studies (’15), Washington worked in community engagement for several years before joining UW Bothell in January 2020, and his onboarding experience has been far from normal.

December 2, 2020

Taking contamination out of community gardens

Melanie Malone, an IAS faculty member who researches contaminants in urban gardens, teamed up with community partners to test and remediate soil in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, where residents could use some healthy produce. Malone and community partners received a Population Health Equity Research Grant to sample soil at gardens in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. It’s close to the Duwamish River Superfund site, designated for a special federal cleanup program because of a century of industrial pollution.

November 17, 2020

Becca Price publishes on collaboration with the Pacific Science Center

IAS faculty member Becca Price, along with Dr. Salwa Al-Noori in the School of STEM and Dr. Eva Ma from UW Tacoma, published an article about a collaboration between the UW and Pacific Science Center. Price is the Executive Director of STEP-WISE, a program in which postdoctoral fellows in scientific fields learn how to teach ...

November 4, 2020

Study abroad in India turns into virtual internship

Everyone on campus had to pivot when the coronavirus forced the University of Washington Bothell into remote operations, but one of the biggest twists may have been how a planned study abroad trip to India turned into a virtual internship program.

October 19, 2020

Jin-Kyu Jung coauthors “Community geography: Toward a disciplinary framework”

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung has published a coauthored article, “Community geography: Toward a disciplinary framework” in Progress in Human Geography. This collaborative paper introduces and defines community geography as a growing subfield in geography that provides a framework for engaged scholarship as ...

October 7, 2020

Julie Feng and Pamela Santos receive PAGE Fellowships

Two IAS graduate students, Julie Feng, second-year M.A. candidate in Cultural Studies and Pamela Santos, first-year candidate in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics have received Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellowships for 2020-21 from the national consortium of Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life (IA). University of Washington Bothell is a member campus of Imagining America, which “promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.” ...

September 1, 2020

Raissa DeSmet collaborates on Southeast Asia authoritarianism project funded at $1,000,000

IAS faculty member Raissa DeSmet is collaborating with faculty colleagues from the University of Washington Southeast Asia Center (SEAC) on a four-year $1,000,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation's Luce Southeast Asia initiative for a project titled, "Tracing Authoritarianism: Linking Southeast Asia with Southeast Asian America Through Archives, Language, and Pedagogy." Along with DeSmett, faculty who developed the project are ...

July 23, 2020

Deborah Hathaway receives UW Bothell Outstanding Community-Engaged Scholar Award

IAS faculty member Deborah Hathaway was honored with the 2020 UW Bothell Outstanding Community-Engaged Scholar Award, which recognizes impactful community-engaged scholarship by a UW Bothell faculty member. Hathaway’s community-engaged scholarly work centers around creating community through performance. In her seven years in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences and First Year Pre-Major Program, Hathaway has partnered with several organizations:

June 10, 2020

IAS recognizes two Outstanding Community Partners

In 2018 IAS established the Outstanding Community Partner award to honor the extraordinary contributions of partner organizations. Recipients advance the IAS values of equity, inclusion, and social justice and link student learning and faculty scholarship to real-life experiences that positively impact our region and world. In 2020 we are excited to recognize two phenomenal partners: Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center and Rent Mason Bees!

May 6, 2020