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Scholars at Work
Retirement for faculty raises fundamental questions about what it means to be a professor and how one’s identity and purpose are defined by more than the specific demands of a ‘job’. The purpose of this seminar is to provide faculty with a structured setting for reflecting, meeting, and talking with UW colleagues, as well as deepen our collective appreciation of what experiences may be available in retirement and what steps we can take to ensure they will be positive and productive.
Reimagining the PhD
To continue fostering public engagement opportunities through the Reimagining the Humanities PhD grant, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Simpson Center is pleased to fund a limited number of UW doctoral students to attend the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop virtually during Summer 2022. The Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop is an intensive online five-week program (June – July 2022) focused on training Workshop Fellows in public-facing publication. Fellows work with industry professionals who are at the top of their fields and leading transformations in traditional and digital publishing. Through lectures, seminars, and practical instruction, Fellows learn the foundations of book, magazine, and online editing and production, digital and print publishing, and the financial and business aspects of the industry. The Publishing Workshop also offers skills-based workshops with editors, art directors, web designers, marketing professionals, and specialized tracks for hands-on experience with book and magazine production.
Reimagining the PhD
To foster continued connections between the UW and local community colleges, the Simpson Center has constructed a Community College Advisory Board. The Board consists of exemplary community college faculty and leaders occupying a wide range of institutional positions. Collectively these individuals possess a wealth of knowledge on community college career paths, teaching and administration, student support, diversity initiatives, institutional collaborations, and more.

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