January


The one trick that can help you deal with interruptions at work, according to science

irishnews.com, Jan. 19, 2018
Getting constantly interrupted at work can make it hard to focus on the task at hand, but scientists believe they may have an answer to the problem. Sophie Leroy from the University of Washington Bothell School of Business said: “We have to proactively manage the way we transition between tasks to help our attention be more focused and less distracted or divided among everything we have on our plate.

CREATING REGIONAL CONNECTIONS—UW BOTHELL ALUMNI AT 21 ACRES

21acres.org, Jan. 18, 2018
UW Bothell Magazine published an excellent article featuring our Volunteer Coordinator, and UW Bothell alum, Gretchen Johnson!

How to Recover from Interruptions

carriermanagement.com, Jan. 17, 2018
Get interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you’re leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.

With Churn at the Nation’s 3 Largest School Districts, Experts Agree: A Good Superintendent Is Hard to Find

the74million.org, Jan. 17, 2018
The recent announcement that Michelle King will retire as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District by the end of the school year brought several months of uncertainty to a very sad end. Some years ago the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) put out a survey of superintendents titled “The Impossible Job,” recalls Robin Lake, the center’s executive director. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

Study finds strategy to recover from interruptions at work

phys.org, Jan. 17, 2018
Get interrupted at work much? Taking a minute when interrupted to create a "ready-to-resume" plan can help you disengage and move on, avoiding what Sophie Leroy, an assistant professor in the UW Bothell School of Business, calls "attention residue"—that is, continuing to worry and think about the last work when you need to pivot fully to the new task.

Report: 'Savvy leadership' necessary to make district-charter collaboration work

educationdive.com, Jan. 17, 2018
Successful district-charter partnerships require “savvy leadership” and intentional efforts to build a coalition that involves city leaders and community organizations, according to a new report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the University of Washington Bothell.

Robin Lake: Denver’s Storied Portfolio District Is Starting to Act Like Just Another City School System

the74million.org, Jan. 16, 2018
Denver Public Schools hosts endless visits from civic and district leaders looking for ways to reinvent public education. By Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education as well as affiliate faculty at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.

Diversity By Design

425business.com, Jan. 15, 2018
The tech industry recently has made headlines for unenviable reasons. Anemic diversity demographics and sexual harassment issues are top of mind for students and staff at the University of Washington Bothell’s Digital Future Lab.

Underinsured Americans increasingly reliant on medical crowdfunding

lifehealthpro.ca, Jan. 15, 2018
As the current US administration moves to alter healthcare policy, effectively reducing the federal government’s responsibility in ensuring coverage for all Americans, more and more families are being exposed to huge medical costs. According to a University of Washington Bothell study of 200 GoFundMe medical campaigns, nine out of 10 efforts did not meet their goals.

Rotary honors Students of the Month at Everett high schools

heraldnet.com, Jan. 14, 2018
The Rotary Club of Everett honors Students of the Month from local high schools. Honored from Everett High School were Karia Equihua, who intends to pursue a business degree from the University of Washington Bothell.

Housing market update: Low inventory does not reduce demand

bothell-reporter.com, Jan 11, 2018
The number of homes available for purchase in December 2017, was exceptionally low in both Bothell and Kenmore, even by “typical” end-of-year standards. In Bothell, Spencer surmises that the Sammamish River Trail and the University of Washington Bothell are attractive, as well as the overall mix of metropolitan amenities with the charm of a walkable downtown.

What are the crows talking about? Researchers are listening in

tribstar.com, Jan. 11, 2018
Another winter. Another congregation of crows in Terre Haute. Researchers at the University of Washington’s campus in Bothell may uncover some answers about how crows communicate and react to each other, and to outside forces.

Whitmire: Want to Serve Student Interests in District-Charter Partnerships? New Study Advises Tackling the Adult Politics First

the74million.org, Jan. 11, 2018
Few among us can resist the “You’re Doing It Wrong” journalistic fad, in which experts weigh in on the truly correct way to, let’s say, fry an egg or wash your hands. That YDIW phenomenon came to mind as I read the new study from the Center on Reinventing Public Education on the tricky politics behind district-charter collaborations. The center is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.

1st District legislators talk priorities for 2018 session

bothell-reporter.com, Jan. 9, 2018
Washington’s 1st Legislative District held its inaugural legislative kick-off event last week for constituents to hear the priorities for the 2018 session that started Monday. University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College hosted 1st District Sen. Guy Palumbo and Reps. Shelley Kloba and Derek Stanford.

Metro pilot program in Bothell offers alternative modes of transportation

bothell-reporter.com, Jan. 9, 2018
A new rideshare program has started up with King County Metro. University of Washington Bothell community transportation coordinator Kristi Dreessen helped with the beginning stages of Community Van as it was implemented in Bothell and Woodinville.

UCLA initiative promotes school collaboration to improve math performance

edsource.org, Jan. 9, 2018
In bringing together principals of charter schools and regular public schools, a new university-based initiative is attempting to salve wounds inflicted by the rawest conflict in the nation’s second-largest district. The network could be a model to help L.A. Unified promote more collaboration between charters and district-managed schools, said Robin Lake, director of the Seattle-based Center on Reinventing Public Education, a University of Washington Bothell institute that has studied district-charter collaborations nationwide.

The Fatal Attraction of a Murder of Crows

thestranger.com, Jan. 5, 2018
We can not forgive the opening sentence of this almost interesting Seattle Times piece, "What’s with all the cawing? UW team eavesdrops on crows": "If a congregation of crows is called a murder, then the nightly gathering at North Creek Wetlands could be described as a massacre." That said, the story, which concerns the 16,000 or so crows that, at the end of the day, meet and make a lot of noise at North Creek Wetlands near UW Bothell, has a piece of information that's astonishing—even mind-bending: that massive community of crows is not all that many, relatively speaking.

Public school choice is harder than it looks

washingtonpost.com, Jan. 5, 2018
Few cities have done more to make public school choice accessible than the District. According to a recent report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education, our research partner, low-income families and families of color are much less likely to enroll in the city’s top-rated schools.

Intervention: Tension as Creative Material

thestranger.com, Jan. 2018
Art Events. UW Bothell Discovery Hall Tues Jan 9, 4:30-6 pm Thea Q. Tagle will moderate a discussion with contemporary artist Indira Allegra and UW faculty member/artist Anida Yoeu Ali. In room 061.

UW Bothell’s Ali combines art with social justice

bothell-reporter.com, Jan. 4, 2018
It was a cold Tuesday morning in early December. While these images could be taken from a refugee camp, this was the scene of an on-campus art installation at the University of Washington Bothell.

First class of UW-Gonzaga med school partnership finishes Foundations

gonzagabulletin.com, Jan. 4, 2018
Spokane is about to benefit from the endless hours of classroom-based learning, clinical studies and lab experiences completed by the inaugural 60 students of University of Washington School of Medicine and Gonzaga Regional Health Partnership. “Being on a campus that focuses on the whole person, in their education, on their focusing on developing people, is a good reminder of what it means to be a good physician. It’s a good place to learn medicine in that context,” said Justin Thompson, who graduated from UW Bothell.

What’s with all the cawing? UW team eavesdrops on crows

seattletimes.com, Jan. 3, 2018
BOTHELL — If a congregation of crows is called a murder, then the nightly gathering at North Creek Wetlands could be described as a massacre. “It’s really spectacular,” said UW Bothell biologist Douglas Wacker.

Go Fund Yourself

motherjones.com, January / February
Two days after receiving a diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer, Marisa Rahdar had to figure out how to beg for her life. But 90 percent of GoFundMe campaigns fail to meet their target, according to a small study by Lauren Berliner and Nora Kenworthy, professors at the Univer­sity of Washington Bothell.

The growing debate over four-day school weeks

trustedk12.com, Jan. 3, 2018
It might seem like a dream scenario for students—and some teachers: One less day of school each week. Writing for the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy, Paul T. Hill and Georgia Heyward of the Center on Reinventing Public Education question not only the academic benefits of four-day school weeks, but also the potential budget savings of the approach—especially in rural districts, where the four-day week has been particularly popular. CRPE is affiliated with the University of Washington Bothell.