News from School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Category: Students

Ten students share the fifth annual Leslie Ashbaugh Feminist Praxis in Education (LAFPIE) Award!

This year ten GWSS students from Lauren Lichty’s class “Participatory Action Research to Address Sexual and Relationship Violence at the University of Washington Bothell” will share the LAFPIE award. The Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) community created the award in 2016, the year they launched the degree, to honor and commemorate their colleague Leslie Ashbaugh.

May 21, 2021

MFA candidate Troy Landrum, Jr publishes in South Seattle Emerald

Troy Landrum, Jr recently published a work of short fiction, “The New Life,” in the South Seattle Emerald. Landrum is a second-year candidate in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program, currently completing his thesis, a work of historical fiction that traces the Great Migration through the history of a Black family. In addition to his writing ...

April 12, 2021

The enduring impact of mentoring connections

The Winter/Spring issue of UW Bothell Magazine highlights the power of mentorship and features IAS alumni Tadashi Shiga ('96), Emily Anderson ('09), and Bianca Borjas ('17), and current student Cindy Yang. In the article, “The enduring impact of mentoring connections,” ...

April 6, 2021

Practicing social justice with Snohomish County

Students in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program gained practical experience in a winter quarter partnership with Snohomish County’s new Office of Social Justice. As part of IAS faculty member Charlie Collin’s Practicum for Policy Studies course, the students worked on three projects: an assessment of marginalized communities; a comparison of strategies with other governments; and a survey of diversity, equity and inclusion among county employees.

March 26, 2021

Debate sharpens nonnative speaking skills

English is the second language for students Helen Fita and Misheel Ildbaatar, members of the UW Bothell Debate Team. Both say debate has prompted new ways to think about language and culture — and has been a way to make friends during remote operations. According to IAS faculty member and director of forensics Denise Vaughan, students improve their literacy by capitalizing on storytelling and speaking about what they’re interested in. “They can find their strength in speaking and connect it back to their academic work in terms of writing.”

March 18, 2021

Angelica Lucchetto publishes research in UW FieldNotes journal

IAS Environmental Science major Angelica Lucchetto published, "Impacts of Floating Woody Debris on Algae Communities: A Comparison between Spirit Lake and Coldwater Lake, Mount St. Helens," a feature article on her research in the UW FieldNotes journal. The article ...

February 11, 2021

Speech and Debate Team wins Division II Silver Program

Under the leadership of IAS faculty member Denise Vaughan, the UW Bothell Speech and Debate Program won the Northwest Forensics Conference’s Division II Silver Program for 2020-2021. The 2020-2021 season for Speech and Debate has been a challenge with Covid and distance competition. UW Bothell students have turned this distance challenge into an amazing opportunity. Students have competed ...

February 1, 2021

Kristina Jorgensen collaborates on legislation and receives capacity-building grant

In 2020, Kristina Jorgensen graduated from IAS with a major in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior, minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, and began her graduate education in the M.A. in Policy Studies. She is also an alum of the D.C. Seminar in Human Rights (2019). Since beginning the M.A. in Policy Studies program, Jorgensen has successfully advanced a number of impactful justice projects through her research, networking, advocacy and leadership. ...

January 21, 2021

Community engagement on a global scale

Isolated at home by the pandemic, members of UW Bothell’s 2020 Global Scholars cohort said they nonetheless had a meaningful experience of global engagement. Through an inspiring book, deep discussions and remote projects with partners in different countries, they also experienced personal growth and community building. The Global Scholars program was launched by IAS faculty members Ben Gardner and Ron Krabill, along with Global Initiatives Director Natalia Dyba and Eva Navarijo, director of undergraduate advising for IAS.

January 11, 2021