Chancellor's Monthly Report, Wolf Yeigh

January 2014


This letter comes to you from our snowy nation’s capital. I am spending the first week of the winter quarter in Washington, D.C. in meetings with legislators, funding organizations and media outlets. My visits are intended to increase awareness and support for the University of Washington Bothell.

The year 2014 will be another year of great achievement and momentum. Discovery Hall will open for classes in the fall. Our Education and Nursing and Health Studies programs will both be going through the application process to become full-fledged schools. We will hold our first Sally Ride Science Festival in October. We expect to have a record number of graduates in June and continued high enrollment in fall 2014.

As we grow – both in numbers and in the breadth of our programs – we remain focused on our core values. To that end, I have appointed Wayne Au to chair our important campus Diversity Council. Wayne is an associate professor in the Education program and a noted scholar on social justice in education. Also this year, we will resume our search for a Director of Diversity and Campus Engagement.

Of course, our core mission is to provide a singular academic experience for our students. As the year 2013 ended, we received word that a record six UW Bothell students were awarded Mary Gates Scholarships. These are extremely competitive scholarships that support undergraduates while they are engaged in research guided by faculty. I want to congratulate our six scholars and thank the faculty mentors for their investment in our students.

As you talk about UW Bothell in your community, I want to share a few resources that will help you tell our story. Our Office of Advancement and External Relations has produced a new video, "UW Bothell in 60 Seconds," that provides a fact-filled, one-minute snapshot of life on our campus. We also have the new 2013-14 "Fast Facts", a printed publication with vital statistics. Finally, the 2012-13 Annual Report is available in print or online.

My best wishes to you for a successful year as we begin 2014.


Wolf Yeigh Signature

Wolf Yeigh

Lion Air CEO Joins School of Business Advisory Board

Rusdi Kirana Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Group, has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the University of Washington Bothell School of Business. The Board provides strategic guidance, helps build external partnerships and deepens the school’s relationship with the business community. A native of Indonesia, Kirana is the father of three, including a daughter who is a student at UW Bothell. Lion Group is the largest private carrier in Indonesia; Kirana began the company in 2000 with his brother Kusnan Kirana.

Way Au Appointed to Chair Diversity Council

Wayne Au Wayne Au, an associate professor in the Education Program, has been appointed to chair the University of Washington Bothell Diversity Council. The Diversity Council was established in 2009 as a major priority of the 21st Century Campus Initiative strategic plan to enhance campus commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

As he assumes leadership of the Diversity Council, Au will also chair the search committee for a newly created position at UW Bothell, the Director of Diversity and Campus Engagement. That search will begin early this year. 

UW Bothell Has Record Number of Mary Gates Scholars

BooksA record six students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships at the end of 2013. Mary Gates scholarships are intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty. The following UW Bothell students were awarded for their research search in both science and the humanities:

Dan Lombardo, Biology
Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of a Seasonal Wetland Crow Roost.

Brooke Sullateskee-Rincon, Community Psychology
Listen to the Youth: Understanding the Medical Care Needs of High Risk Youth.

Brendan Korb, Biology
Myeloid Leukemia Cells

Jessica Manfredi, Global Studies; Law, Economics, Public Policy
Feminization of Brain-Drain: (Re) formulating Gender Identities of Mexican and Caribbean Migrant Women.

Anthony Stillman, Biology
Healthcare Teams in the Wake of Disruptions.

BSN student Bren Hammond was awarded a Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship for her demonstrated leadership skills.

Speaking of UW Bothell...

Fast Facts The Office of Advancement and External Relations has been hard at work developing materials that quickly tell the story of UW Bothell. The new 2013-14 Fast Facts is available in print format, a smaller pocket card or online. Or view the brand new UW Bothell in 60 Seconds video . Filled with energy and facts, it's the perfect way to punch up a meeting. Watch the Video

2012-2013 Annual Report

Annual ReportSupport from generous donors allows UW Bothell to empower students and invest in programs and research that strengthen our communities and fulfill the needs in our region. If you have not already received our 2012-2013 Annual Report, click here for our online version.

Krabill Op-Ed in The Seattle Times

Ron Krabill IAS professor Ron Krabill was recently a guest columnist in The Seattle Times. In his op-ed, Krabill urged readers to consider what to remember of Nelson Mandela’s life, and what we are at risk of forgetting. Krabill is the associate dean for graduate education and author of "Starting Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid." Read Krabill's op-ed here.

Discovery Hall Unwrapped

UW Bothell Discovery Hall For two days in December, all eyes were on Discovery Hall as construction workers dismantled the external scaffolding and unveiled the beautiful $68-million Discovery Hall science and academic building. The 74,000 square foot building will support UW Bothell’s growth by accommodating 1,000 full-time students with more than 400 classroom seats, 11 science labs and a large lecture hall. Watch a time-lapse video of the scaffolding removal here.

Upcoming Events

Research In Progress

Tuesday, January 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in UW1 - 021.
"Mash-ups and Mishaps: Viral Data and Digital Transmission Vectors," by Jason Pace, Digital Futures Lab.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Saturday, January 18, 2014
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Mobius Hall

Join UW Bothell students, faculty and staff to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy through service to the community.


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