Dear Evans School Community,

We’ve just experienced one of our largest MPA applicant pools in the school's history. More than 800 applicants from across the country and the globe have applied to become part of the Evans School community. This is a great testament to us all—faculty, staff, students, and alumni—and to our continued commitment to create bold, visionary public leaders.

Our prospective students are excited to meet our current outstanding faculty. I strongly encourage all faculty to attend our two Admitted Student Open House events. The first is on March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second is on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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I look forward to seeing each of you there.

Good luck with the remaining weeks of Winter Quarter. Let's look forward to a stellar spring together. 


Sandra O. Archibald
Dean and Professor
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EVANS SCHOOL STUDENTS SHINE ON UW FRONT PAGE: Ph.D. student Hilary Wething and MPA candidate Matthew Fowle tell what it's really like to be an Evans School student working on real-world, impactful research—while still attending classes. 

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"UW-ICMA held its second annual Women in Government event last week. The panel brought together a group of women at all stages of their careers to talk about their professional journey, mentorship, and gender in the workplace. Professor Kioko moderated the conversation. The panelists told hilarious and inspiring stories about the rookies mistakes they made, their first government jobs, and how they've processed the gendered themes surrounding the recent presidential election. UW-ICMA hopes to continue holding the Women in Government panel for years to come."
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR RACHEL FYALL RECEIVES RESEARCH GRANT: Fyall was awarded a research grant from DePaul University and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fyall's research is a three year mixed-methods study of a randomized trial of a single-site or scattered-site Housing First initiative. 

Housing First is an anti-homeless program that works to get people experiencing homelessness off the streets and into permanent housing solutions. 

PROFESSOR LEIGH ANDERSON HELPS PLAN A NEW POLICY SCHOOL: Professor Leigh Anderson has been invited to serve as part of a Thinking Group to help develop a concept and the strategic framework for a new Aga Khan Graduate School of Government, Civil Society, and Public Policy. Chartered in 1983, the Aga Khan University (AKU) operates in South and Central Asia, East Africa, and the United Kingdom, prioritizing education and research addressing issues central to developing countries.  

IMMIGRATION POLICY PANEL A MASSIVE SUCCESS: In a fully packed room our panelists discussed United States immigration policy and the possible changes, challenges, and strategies different constituent groups may employ moving forward. We live-streamed the event on Facebook Live and, as of this publication, nearly 2000 people have viewed the panel!

Panelists: Evans School Professor Charles Hirshman, Congressman Adam Smith, School of Law Professor Christine Cimini, Mozhdeh Oskouian, Directing Attorney with the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and School of Sociology Ph.D. student Thiago Marques.
PROFESSOR MARY KAY GUGERTY RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED PUBLICATION AWARD: Gugerty and her colleagues, Joannie Tremblay-Boire and Aseem Prakash, received the 2016 William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award by the Public Administration Review for best article by an academic.

The winning paper was entitled "Regulation by Reputation: Monitoring and Sanction in Nonprofit Accountability Clubs."
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM IN PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP (IPPHL) NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The new program, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership, will be led by Professor Justin Marlowe, Associate Professor Scott Fritzen, and Elise Carlson-Rainer, Ph.D., Director of Executive Education.

The International Program in Public Health Leadership (IPPHL) will teach participants the skills of analysis, leadership, communication, and persuasion that will enable them to advance population health in this increasingly complex, resource-constrained environment.

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COFFEE IS GOOD ANY TIME OF THE DAY: We’re happy to announce that beginning spring quarter (March 27, 2017), Public Grounds Café hours in Parrington Hall will be extended until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This change in hours is in response to feedback received from a recent UW Dining survey sent to Evans School staff and faculty regarding how to better serve the Evans School community. 
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Publications, Appointments, & Presentations
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The AP Science Impact Study Team will be presenting recent findings at three upcoming conferences. Principal investigator Professor Mark Long will be presenting AP’s effects on scientific inquiry skills, as well as how those skills and student confidence in science, technology, math, and engineering are impacted across race and gender.

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference March 1st-4th in Washington D.C.

Co-PI Dylan Conger (George Washington U.) will be presenting these findings at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference March 16th-18th in Washington D.C

Alec Kennedy, study co-author and Evans School Ph.D. candidate, will be presenting at the American Educational Research Association Conference April 27th – May 1st in San Antonio, TX.

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Media Makers
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JOE COOK ON NPR'S MARKETPLACE: Cook was quoted on the National NPR show about water markets in the Yakima Basin.

Washington state mulls plan to keep water flowing to high-value crops
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Upcoming Events and Conferences
Find and promote seminars, lectures, employment opportunities, conferences, events, and more on the Evans School Calendar
March 14, 2017

This workshop provides an in-depth focus on major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications skills.

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SUBMISSIONS FOR 2017 APPAM FALL RESEARCH CONFERENCE: Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

Chicago, Illinois

Proposal deadline date: April 5, 2017

Conference date: November 2 to 4, 2017

Conference theme: Measurement Matters: Better Data for Better Decisions

The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, workshops, symposia, and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants. 

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July 3-20, 2017
STUDY ABROAD IN PARIS! University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Paris, France

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy will offer a three-week, for-credit international graduate course on “Comparative Policy Analysis and Practical Program Evaluation,” 
To be held in Paris, France, with the assistance of the Economics Department at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), this study abroad course is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying public policy, public administration, and related subjects such as education, governance, international development, political science, public health, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.

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Scholarship, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
HAVE A CHARITY SOLICITATION?: Do you have a charity solicitation or donation request? Please send requests to us for eNews. These could be anything from buying Girl Scout cookies to volunteering at a homeless shelter.
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Calls for Papers & Funding Opportunities
APPLY FOR THE HUSKY SEED FUND University of Washington

Application deadline: April 3, 2017

Seed award: up to $5000

The seed fund is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of UW.

The Husky Seed Fund created by students for students, is accepting proposals for innovative projects that will enhance the student experience for all. Projects will be awarded seed funding this academic year and must be completed by May 15, 2018.
Winning projects will be: Inclusive, Impactful and Inventive. What change would you like to see at the UW? 

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Have a news story, event, publication, or call for funding you want to share in future editions of eNews? Email your submissions anytime to To be part of the upcoming eNews, send your ideas by Thursday, March 16.
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