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Message from the Dean

Editor's Note: Dean Archibald is in Washington, D.C. representing the Evans School at the 33rd annual conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). She'll return with a message from the dean in the next issue of eNews.


Scott White Public Memorial—November 6

Senator White speaks at Associate Professor Emeritus Jon Brock's retirement reception earlier this year.

Senator Scott White (MPA ’01) will be honored with a public memorial service at 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 6 at Meany Hall. Governor Christine Gregoire and local elected officials, friends, and family members will provide the eulogy. White, who passed away unexpectedly on October 21, represented the 46th District, adjacent to the University of Washington (UW), served on the staff of the UW Office of Planning and Budgeting, and was a teaching associate at the Evans School. “The Evans School community mourns the loss of Scott,” Dean Sandra Archibald said. “He will be greatly missed.”

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Sad News About Two Visiting Committee Members

Two Evans School Visiting Committee Members, Jim Lane and Paul Demitriades (MPA ’75), passed away recently.

Jim Lane served as treasurer during Dan Evans' first run for statewide office in 1964, and later became Governor Evans' primary speechwriter. Jim joined the Visiting Committee in 1999 and was a friend and colleague to many in Washington state.

Paul Demitriades was not only an alum of the Evans School, but also of the Foster School of Business (BA ’55) and served on the Evans School's Visiting Committee for nine years.

The Evans School holds these men, and their accomplishments, in high regard. Our condolences go out to their families.

Evans School Well-Represented at APPAM Conference

Evans School Dean Sandra O. Archibald

Evans School faculty, staff, and students are attending the 33rd annual Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference in Washington, D.C. on November 3-5. Dean Archibald is president-elect of APPAM, and played a large part in planning this year's conference, which is the largest to date with 125 sessions and over 1,500 registered attendees.

Brewster Denny Rings Denny Bell for the 50th Time for Homecoming

Denny and granddaughter Ella

Evans School Dean Emeritus Brewster Denny was greeted with cheers and applause after ringing the Denny Hall Bell on October 28. The momentous occasion marked five decades of the annual Homecoming week bell ringing by Denny, founding dean of the Evans School. This year’s event was especially significant serving as part of a series of year-long activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Evans School.

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HHH Fellows Contribute to Special Report on Open Government

The 2010–2011 Evans School Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows were credited for their insights on government transparency in a special report by the Seattle-based nonprofit Public Eye Northwest. The in-depth report, “Making the Open Government Partnership Work,” appeared this week on the blog of the Cambridge, U.K.–based Open Knowledge Foundation, reaching an international audience. Matt Rosenberg, founder and editor of Public Data Ferret, a project of the Public Eye Northwest, met with the fellows last April.

Annual Harvest Party Rocks the House

Your Student and Career Services Team

Students, faculty, and staff enjoyed treats and elaborate office decorations in Parrington on October 28. Parrington 109 disguised their office as a backstage rock concert, 208 was the "MadWomen" Marketing Firm, and 303 went back in time to be the Evans School in 1961. Great fun was had by all.

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Evans School Merchandise for Sale

ESO President Becka Johnson models a sweatshirt

Support the Evans Student Organization (ESO) by buying Evans School Merchandise: water bottles, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. This is a great way to promote the Evans School during its 50th anniversary year and help raise funds for ESO. Contact ESO President Becka Johnson for more information.

In the News

Dean Emeritus Brewster Denny’s 50th anniversary of ringing the Denny Bell for Homecoming week was highlighted in The Seattle Times and UW Today.

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Humphrey Fellow Presentation: “After Tahrir Square”–November 7

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Emad El-Din Ismail

2011–2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Emad El-Din Ismail will present “After Tahrir Square” on Monday, November 7 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Commons. Ismail is a member of the Egyptian National Committee for Governance and Anti-Corruption and formerly served as an advisor to the minister of state for administrative development with the Egyptian government.

Humphrey Fellow Presentation: “Energizing Nepal: Community–Based Rural Electrification Programs”–November 9

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Pooja Sharma

2011–2012 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Pooja Sharma will present “Energizing Nepal” on Wednesday, November 9 from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. in the Commons. Sharma is the Executive Officer of that National Association of Community Electricity Users in Nepal.


Join the Evans School Ride in the Rain Team

The coveted Soaked to the Gills trophy, which Evans School teams have won twice

It's not too late to participate in Ride in the Rain, the annual UW Commuter Services sponsored bicycle commute challenge, running from November 1–30. Contact Associate Professor Marieka Klawitter if you're interested in joining the Evans School's team. Klawitter says: "This contest has a long history and lots of support at the Evans School. [Director of Technology] Kole [Kantner] has been a leading force in getting Evans School people to ride and fixing their bikes."

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Save the Date for ESO Winter Ball

This year’s ESO Winter Ball is scheduled on Saturday, December 3 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight in Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room. More details to come.

Keeping You Posted

Direct Deposit for Travel Reimbursements Now Available

Effective November 1 travel reimbursements may be received by direct deposit. Learn more about direct deposit for travel reimbursements. For more information or questions contact Evans School Travel Coordinator Junko Sakuma.

Show Your Purple on W Day!

Celebrate W Day on the UW’s 150th anniversary this Friday, November 4 by draping yourself in purple! Head to Red Square between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see President Young, hang out with the band and the cheering squad, and get free t-shirts and Cupcake Royale cupcakes. Select local merchants will also be offering promotions in honor of the day.

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Data Use Agreements Reminder

Data use agreements need to go through the UW Office of Sponsored Programs, including agreements for use of data in the classroom. Contact Evans School Research Manager Deborah Fishler to facilitate this process.

New Form Required for Outside Professional Work for Compensation

Faculty must use a new form to request approval to participate in outside professional work. Requests using the old form will be returned and must be resubmitted on the new revised form. The announcement reminding faculty to report their 2010–2011 activities and request approval to participate in outside professional work for compensation was sent by the provost last week. Questions regarding the revised language in the new request form should be directed to C4C or the IP Hotline: 206.616.8776.

Gold Stars

Each week, Evans School students, faculty, and staff show their appreciation by giving a gold star to their colleagues.

Gold stars this week go to Camille French, Papken O’Farrell, Michelle Birdsall, Jared Eyer, and Jason Adams. “I want to thank them for pitching in at the last minute to help make the 50th Denny bell ringing such a success,” Events Coordinator Julie Klein said. “This is what the Evans School staff is all about—teamwork!”

Community and Campus Events

November 8
Pizza with the Dean

November 9
Chemonics International Presentation

Information Session for Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management (UW Students)

Information Session for Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management

November 16
City Managers' Forum

November 17
Information Session for Prospective Students

Funding Opportunities

Upcoming funding opportunities open to Evans School faculty and/or students.

November 15, 2011
MDRC and U.S. Department of Labor 2012 Scholars Program (Ph.D.)

November 16, 2011
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Ph.D.)

December 5, 2011
Local Government Management Fellowship (MPA)

December 6, 2011
National Endowment for Financial Education Grant (Faculty)

February 16, 2012
NIH Funding for Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (Faculty)

Boeing Funding for Puget Sound Civic Grants (Faculty)

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Calls for Proposals, Papers, and Participation

Upcoming research opportunities, and calls for proposals and papers open to Evans School students and/or faculty.

November 30, 2011
Papers for Converging and Conflicting Trends in the Public Administration of the US, Europe, and Germany Conference

December 1, 2011
Papers for Special Issue of Long Range Planning (129 KB PDF)

December 20, 2011
Proposals for the 2012 Fudan Public Management Research Conference

January 22, 2012
Papers for 13th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research (129 KB PDF)

February 15, 2012
Cases for the Fifth Annual Teaching Case and Simulation Competition

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