Out and About around the Husky Globe: Spring 2019


New endowment advances understanding of global issues

David Tang and Resat Kasaba

David Tang, a long-time friend and supporter of UW’s Jackson School of International Studies, was recently interviewed about the David and Daphne Tang Family Endowment for International Studies. Established in 2017, the endowment helps fund visiting scholars, graduate and post-doctoral programs, and public programs and lectures. This critical support helps deepen perspectives of future leaders and enhance public understanding on Asia.

Learn about what motivated David and Daphne to make their gift and about their hopes for the next generation of international scholars. Read the full interview in the Jackson Report


Foster School hits the road with workshops across Asia

UW’s Foster School of Business hosted a series of talks across Asia featuring Jean Choy, the school’s associate dean of executive education and international initiatives. The workshops focused on communication and negotiation skills for leadership and everyday life. Attendees gained a better understanding of communication styles and learned to adapt their style to maximize their effectiveness. Workshops in the series were hosted in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.


Finding happiness in business and engineering

Group photo featuring Boon Chaya

When Thailand Huskies’ President, Boon Chaya, ’78, visited Seattle in March, he stopped by campus to share stories and lessons learned in both career and life. He spoke about how his electrical engineering degree had been a jumping off point for his career and how he acquired the skills that made him successful. He also talked to students about how working environment and understanding individual passions can impact their overall happiness.


Community lawyer in Australia provides a voice for the underserved

Frances Bain on a plane

While working as a paralegal in her native Australia, Frances Bain, ’11, saw first-hand the many challenges faced by aboriginal youth, a disproportionate number of whom are in the care of the state, as they enter the judicial system.

Today, she is a senior community lawyer at Fitzroy Legal Service in Melbourne, one of the oldest community legal services in Australia where she serves and advocates for a range of underserved communities. Read the full profile on the School of Law’s website. 


Henry Chan, ’14, named Schwarzman Scholar

Henry Chan

Henry (On Man) Chan, ’14, is the first UW student or alum to receive the Schwarzman Scholarship. An extremely competitive scholarship, only 147 of the 2,887 candidates were selected to join this one-of-a kind program that focuses on developing the next generation of global leaders.

Schwarzman Scholars will come from around the world to Tsinghua University in Beijing to immerse themselves in Chinese culture, business and language. At the end of the cross-cultural, year-long program, scholars will have developed an in-depth understanding of China and earned a master’s degree in global affairs. Learn more about Henry and the Scholarship.


Husky champions inventive sewage solution

Floating village in Cambodia

Taber Hand, ’83, is not a magician. When he demonstrates how certain plants can turn sewage into clean water, it may seem like magic, but it is science. Hand designs and builds wastewater treatment systems that harness the microbe-rich root systems and unique filtering ability of plants that thrive in wetlands. His company develops its treatment systems for extreme or unusual environments, including Cambodian floating communities and other settings where a lack of waste treatment leads to health and environmental problems. Find out more in Perspectives.