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Chancellor Kenyon Chan

Greetings Colleagues,

Welcome to my Chancellor's Monthly Report, created specifically for friends and supporters of the University of Washington Bothell. This Report highlights select UW Bothell events, news and information.

Over the past 150 years, the University of Washington and the people of Washington state have worked together to create one of the most livable, innovative and vibrant areas of the nation.

The UW has provided world-class education to generations of leaders, thinkers and doers, who have contributed to our state in countless ways. The UW, along with our alumni and friends, shares a concern with the citizens of our state for the well-being of people everywhere and of the planet we all share.

UW Bothell is proud to be part of the University of Washington’s great history with doors open to education that inspires innovation and creativity. As we take this moment to recognize our shared accomplishments, we look ahead with excitement to what the next 150 years will bring.

On Friday, November 4, join in the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the University of Washington. 

Kind regards,


UW 150th Anniversary Show Your Purple on W Day


On November 4, Huskies around the world will drape themselves in purple and raise a toast on the UW’s 150th Birthday. Join the celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. on the Codex (outside the UW Bothell bookstore) as the campus celebrates the first W Day. There will be music, purple cupcakes from Cupcake Royale and a few surprises. Downtown Bothell will also be sporting purple for W Day. Learn more about W Day.

Wetland Facebook Game Launch

wetlandgame.jpgThe Center for Serious Play, Associate Professor Warren Gold and a team of UW Bothell students developed a wetlands game based on the highly successful 58-acre wetland restoration at the UW Bothell campus. Students provided the creativity and learned social entrepreneurship. The Wetlands Facebook game will launch in November. Learn more

Debate Team Success

debate.jpg This fall the Debate Society was created. The Debate Society is dedicated to providing UW Bothell students with a forum to develop their skills in speech and argumentation. This program is also meant to enhance student interdisciplinary research skills, critical thinking skills, and oral and written communication. The team has successfully competed in two tournaments this October resulting in several awards. Learn more.

Program and Faculty News

Business Program Accreditation


UW Bothell has earned initial accreditation of its Business Degree Programs by recent action of the Board of Directors of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. UW Bothell joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International. Only 633 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. Learn More.

New Degrees and Programs for 2012

untitled.bmpThe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing and Poetics is dedicated to helping each student develop their creative work through a course of study that encourages exploration and discovery. Through an emphasis on poetics, or why we write how we write, the program invites students to participate in a forum and laboratory that focuses on the pursuit of creative writing in a rapidly changing society. Learn More

Welcome New Professors

Newly joining UW Bothell are four new faculty members. Assistant Professory Joydeep Chatterjee will be teaching in the Business Program. Associate Professor S. Charusheela and Assistant Professor Shauna Carlisle will serve as faculty in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and Assistant Professor Kristina Hillesland is an addition to the faculty for the Science and Technology Program.

Upcoming Events

November 1- Portfolios and Recovery Districts: the Future of Public Education? – Paul Hill, director of research for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, discusses how states and localities are looking for ways to increase school performance even during a time of fiscal stringency and are experimenting with new methods of performance-based management. Learn more.

November 4- Master of Arts in Policy Studies’ Tenth Anniversary Celebration - Since launching in 2001, the Master of Arts in Policy Studies Program at UW Bothell has provided a transformative graduate education to more than 160 students and alumni. North Creek Events Center, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Learn more.

The Office of Research Support is pleased to host a Research-In-Progress Seminar Series. The Seminars will be held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Library Room 205. The Fall Series includes:

November 8- Social and Civic Development through Engaged Scholarship; Building Capacity and Assessing Outcomes. Shauna Carlisle, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Karen Ericson, Director of Community-based Learning and Research, The Teaching and Learning Center; Karen Gourd, assistant professor, Education Program, and Keith Nitta, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

November 15- Kinesthetics in Mathematics Education, Robin Angotti, associate professor, Education Program

November 22- Leadership and Entrepreneurial Resilience, Alan Boss, assistant professor, Business Program. 

 November 29- The Financing Choices of American Consumers:  The Influence of Cognitive Disposition, Material Values, and Quantitative Literacy, Cinnamon Hillyard, assistant professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Peter Nye, associate professor, Business Program. Learn more.

Writing for Their Lives presents:

November 28- Tan Lin, author of three important works:"Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe", "Ambience is a Novel", and "Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004". Learn more

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Research Colloquium presents:

December 6- The Politics of Hindutva South Asian Cinema – Alka Jurian will discuss the cinematic representation of the 2002 state-led genocidal violence perpetrated against the Muslims in the Indian state of Gujarat. Learn More 

February 13 to 17 - Chancellor’s Forum on Creativity and Innovation - The Chancellor and Advisory Board are hosting a forum on innovation and creativity consisting of an invigorating series of activities, workshops, presentations, and performances. Save the dates. Learn more.

Save The Date! The University of Washington Bothell's Chancellor’s Reception will be held on Friday, April 6 at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. This annual event provides an opportunity for UW Bothell to thank the alumni and friends for the generous support of the students, programs and initiatives. Please join Chancellor Chan for this champagne reception, four-course dinner and silent auction.  For more information, contact