The ‘Hidden Half’ of PNW Forests: Understanding Why Our Trees Grow So Fast

When: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Anderson Hall 223

Speaker: Professor Rob Harrison

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Fall Speaker and Film Series at the Burke Museum

When: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Burke Museum


Robert Jacobs is a historian studying the social and cultural aspects of nuclear technologies at the Hiroshima Peace Institute of Hiroshima City University in Japan. He is the author of The Dragon’s Tail: Americans Face the Atomic Age (2010), the editor of Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb (2010), and co-editor of Images of Rupture in Civilization Between East and West: The Iconography of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern European Arts and Media (2014). He has written extensively about nuclear issues, including the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He is the principal investigator of the Global Hibakusha Project that explores and social and cultural aspects of radiation exposures around the globe, primarily in nuclear test site communities, nuclear production communities, and nuclear accident sites. The project has recently focused on networking 3rd generation hibakusha and training them to collect oral histories in their communities.

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Composting – Everything you Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

Composting – Everything you Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

When: Wednesday October 1st at 12:00

Where: HUB 145

Speaker: Sarah Geurkink &Mike Erikson, UW Farm

The Whole U has invited Sarah Geurkink, Manager of UW Farm and Mike Erikson, Lead Gardner to be part of the Whole U Speaker Series this October for Composting 101. They’ll explain what the UW is doing to be sustainable and you’ll walk away with easy steps for composting at home or work — with (or without!) the worms. Only 25 spots left!

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Undergraduate Research Position

An hourly, paid undergraduate research position is available immediately with Dr. Neumann’s Hydro-Biogeochemistry Research Group in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The position is on a project examining the effects that wetland plants have on methane dynamics in boreal (taiga) bog and fen wetlands in Alaska. You can read more about the Hydro-Biogeochemistry Research Group here. Responsibilities will include processing images of roots and oxygen concentrations around the roots of plants taken at the
field site this summer, and assisting with laboratory analyses of field-collected samples. Experience with digital photography, MATLAB, or laboratory chemistry is preferred but not required. The applicant must be able and willing to work up to 10 hours a week and be familiar with the Windows operating environment and MS Office. Working hours are flexible.

For more information or to apply, please email Dr. Colby Moorberg, postdoctoral researcher at (if applying, please attach a resume).

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The GREEN Program – Alternative Energy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability

The GREEN Program – Now accepting Applications

The GREEN Program is the premiere experiential learning program for future clean energy and sustainability leaders. The short-term
immersion programs take students on adventures to the epicenters of clean tech, sustainability, and innovative industries.

· Engage in hands-on, experiential education with industry experts and professionals

· Behind the scenes access to innovative clean energy facilities and sustainability projects

· Supercharge your resume with a global perspective and unique cultural experience

· Network and develop relationships with powerhouse student leaders and professionals

· Bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and real-time industry insight

· Participate on world-class bucket list adventure excursions

· Earn an academic transcript during our 8-10 day programs

Take a step out of the classroom and experience the clean energy and sustainability industries, while having the adventure of your life with The GREEN Program.

8-Day Winter & Spring: Renewable Energy + Sustainability + Extreme Climate OR 10-Day Summer: Renewable Energy + Sustainability


· World-class educational environment

· Student-driven passion Capstone Projects

· The epicenter of renewable energy

· Bucket list adventure excursions

· Transferable academic transcript issued by Iceland School of Energy – Reykjavik U

· Apply Today

10-Day Winter: Water Resource Management + Sustainable Practices


· Ancient Inca technologies and wonders of the world – Machu Picchu

· The implementation of water sanitation technology in the third world

· Immersive and historically rich Inca culture

· Peru’s natural resource policy

· Transferable academic transcript issued by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola

· Apply Today

9-Day Summer: Sustainable Design + Urban Regeneration + Thought Leadership


· The technologies behind sustainable design and urban regeneration

· Philadelphia’s Green Building and energy efficiency case studies

· The crossroads of sustainable design and implementation

· The fusion of global markets and sustainability

· Transferable academic transcript issued by Philadelphia University

· Apply Today

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Critical Language Scholarship Program – UW information sessions

Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields interested in studying critical languages may be interested in applying for the Critical Language Scholarships for fully-funded overseas intensive summer language and cultural immersion programs offered by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to broaden the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers in any field.

Last year, 10 UW students were selected to participate and studied languages in summer 2014 in Azerbaijan, China, Morocco, South Korea, Tajikistan, and India.

Languages offered:

· Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

· Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;

· Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Eligibility Highlights:

Please review the complete eligibility details at A few of the key eligibility provisions are:

· At the time of application, applicants must be US citizens enrolled in an accredited US degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.

· At the time of participation in the summer 2015 program, participants must be at least 18 years old, in acceptable mental and physical health, and receive an appropriate visa.

UW Information Sessions:

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards supports undergraduate students applying for this program and will hold information sessions for interested students on:

* Mon., Oct. 6, 2014, 4:30-5:20, MGH 173R
* Tues., Oct. 14, 2014, 12:30-1:20, MGH 173R
* Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20, MGH 258
* RSVP to attend at

Deadline to apply for summer 2015 programs is Nov. 12, 2014! Complete details and the online application are available at

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Biology Seminar: Dr. Adam Leaché – MON 10/06

For the full schedule of biology seminars you can check the Biology website or calendar.

Biology Seminar

12:00 PM on Monday, October 6th in HCK 132

“Innovations in Discovering Species: Lessons from Lizards”

Dr. Adam Leaché
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Washington

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Yoga Seminar Autumn Quarter – For Credit!!!!

Open to both graduate and undergraduate students.


JSIS 485a and CHID 498f | AUTUMN 2014 | T 11:30-2:20 | LOCATION SIG 229 Professor Christian Lee Novetzke


B.K.S. Iyengar 1918-2014

Yoga’s long history in India reveals that this practice of imposing discipline on the body and mind was far more than a set of physical or meditative practices, but a means to reformulate the social and cosmic world as well. Practiced by Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists, yoga transcends any given religion, yet links many religions. Yoga also exists independently of any religion at all, as simply a set of stretches and breathing techniques. Over the two or more millennia that yoga has been practiced in myriad forms, it has reshaped the cultures were it has travelled from India to East and Southeast Asia, Europe, and America. And as it has travelled, yoga has often become a subject for political debate: about what constitutes religion, about its purported foreignness outside of India, how it should b used, and its relationship to capital accumulation in all places and times. Yoga is therefore a practice that must be understood in a fundamentally social, historical, and political way.

In this seminar, we will study yoga from its first textual representations to its current status in the modern world. Along the way, we’ll discuss the social, religious, historical, and political issues raised around the practice of yoga, even while we further hone the very definition of this word and practice in different contexts over centuries. Our goal in this course is to holistically understand the world-wide and transhistorical phenomenon of yoga. You will read classic texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita, as well as texts on Tantra, and studies of contemporary yoga practice, its reinvention in the modern West, and its role in reshaping how we view “religion” in the 21st Century. Prerequisites: It is preferable that students will have taken at least one course on Indian religion, history, culture, or politics, or a course on non-Western religions and cultures that included a study of India.
Seminar on Yoga Flyer.pdf

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The AIS Department is hiring a work-study office assistant!

The Department of American Indian Studies is hiring an office assistant. Students who are eligible for Federal Work Study (have received an award of Federal Work Study for the current academic year) are encouraged to apply using this link and job number:

Job Title: Office Assistant
Job Number: AIST01

A position description is attached.
AIST01 (1).pdf

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Husky Neighborhood Interns

Want to work in the UW Community? Apply for this paid internship working in the North of 45th Community. Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.

Compensation · Compensation will be $10-12/ hour with a maximum of 7-10 hours per week . Students must be able to work in the United States.

Desired Qualifications: · Strong verbal and written communications skills. · Outstanding organization and time management skills. Ability to manage projects and provide leadership. · Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and take initiative.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like to work in the North of 45th area and what issues or concerns do you see facing this community to Ernest Shepard, Assistant Director Community Standards and Student Conduct at eshepard by Oct 3, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis after we receive resumes and cover letters. We are hoping to hire two additional Husky Neighborhood Interns

For a more detailed job description and to learn more about the HNI program check out

Elizabeth Lewis Director Community Standards and Student Conduct Box 355836, Seattle, WA 98195-5836 Schmitz Hall Room 447 206-685-6194 office

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Undergraduate Scholarship Information Sessions & Workshops

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates during fall quarter! Please find attached a hopefully helpful listing of selected upcoming scholarship deadlines, scholarship information sessions and workshops that you are welcome to use as a resource, post and/or share with your undergraduate students.

Also attached are separate posters to further highlight our quarterly scholarship search and application workshops and the upcoming 2014 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 30.

Details are also on our website at
Scholarship announcements Fall 2014.doc
Workshop Flyer Fall 14 final .pdf
Scholarship Fair 2014.pdf

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Join the Dream Project

The Dream Project is a student-run organization with over 400 mentors that support high school students in low-income areas in Seattle on applying to college and other post-secondary planning.

The details:

* Mentor students on the crazy process that is college admissions & beyond!
* You can take it for 2 credits or volunteer. For credit, register for EDUC 260 and EDUC 369 on your UW registration. To volunteer without earning credit, sign up here.
* Lecture (EDUC 260) is on Mondays from 3:30-4:20 or 5:30-6:20 and covers important content related to the college application process, mentorship strategies, and social justice. Counts for I&S credit.
* High School visits (EDUC 369) take place throughout the week at various times. There is also a high school breakout on Mondays 4:30-5:20pm
* Transportation to the 16 different partner schools around the area is PROVIDED!
* Meet awesome undergrads, find leadership opportunities, and make new friends! * Average commitment of 4-6 hours per week.
* Writing credit available (see for details)
* Schools that especially need more mentors include ACE (EDUC 369 A), Auburn (EDUC 369 G), and Kent-Meridian (EDUC 369 Q)

Still not sold? Check out this Buzzfeed article on Dream Project. If you have questions, email us at

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Queer Student Commission Internships


The ASUW Queer Student Commission is looking for interns that are interested in Programming, Advocacy, Publicity, and Community & Outreach! In their respective positions, each intern will work closely with the director, gaining experience in upholding the ASUW Queer Student Commission’s mission. Internships will be dynamic, fun-filled experiences to build community and learn the skills necessary to be a leader in the queer community. All identities are welcome to apply!

Learn more about the mission statement and the available positions at

Apply at

Application closes on October 17th, 2014 at 11:45pm

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More!! New Online Courses Available for Autumn 2014

Autumn Quarter online courses still have space available!

Students can take some of the most popular online credit classes as part of their normal tuition load and pay an online fee of $350 per class.

This select online course is offered in a group-start format and is listed on the fall quarter 2014 time schedule. Online courses are housed at the UW Seattle campus. UW Bothell and UW Tacoma students should check with advising staff at their home campuses before enrolling in classes they expect to count towards their degree program. These courses do not count as residence credit; students should consult with their adviser for any questions.

ECON 200 Q Introduction to Microeconomics (5) I&S, QSR SLN: 23201

JSIS C/CHID 380: Theories in the Study of Religion (I&S) SLN: 23137

JSIS A/POL S 435 Japanese Government and Politics (I&S) SLN: 23135 OR 23136

POL S 312: Survey of American Political Thought (I&S) SLN: 23168

These courses are part of this year’s curriculum in the online bachelor’s degree completion program in Integrated Social Sciences and are made available to on-campus students through UW Educational Outreach.

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AIS 475 “Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence Movements”

There are a few spaces available in an excellent American Indian Studies class, AIS 475: “Indigenous Resistance and Revitalization Movements in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.”

This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-3:20.

5 credits, I&S

Instructor: Charlotte Cote

Course description:

This class examines Indigenous resistance and resurgence movements in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We will explore the political and social contexts in which these movements arose, utilizing the following themes to frame our analysis: state domination and threats to treaty, land and water rights; political mobilization, cultural resurgence and decolonizing struggles; indigenous women and resistance; food sovereignty and sustainable self-determination; and the Idle No More movement. The goal of this class is to provide a deeper understanding of Indigenous experience and knowledge as it relates to decolonization, self-determination, and cultural revitalization and resurgence.

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Mary Gates Scholarships – Upcoming Info Sessions

The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of class year, major or residency status. Deadlines are coming up soon, so begin the application process, attend an information session, and register for an application workshop.

Information Sessions (two sessions daily; select one):

Sept. 29, 3:30-4:20 p.m. or 4:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171

Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m, rm. MGH 171

Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. or 12:30-1:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171

Leadership Application Workshop:

October 7, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171 (RSVP here)

Research Application Workshops (select one):

Oct. 8, 3:30-5:20 p.m., rm. MGH 258 (RSVP here)

Oct. 14, 4:30-6:20 p.m., rm. MGH 171-E (RSVP here)

Leadership Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 13, 5:00 p.m.

Research Deadline:

Monday, Oct. 20, 5:00 p.m.

Begin the online application and learn more on our website, Email with any questions.

Many thanks,
April M. Wilkinson, M.Ed.
Adviser & Program Coordinator

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Paid Undergraduate Research Opportunity with NWFSC

PAID Northwest Fisheries Science Center Internship – Apply by Oct. 8

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is offering a new Paid Internship Opportunity for undergraduates to research with NOAA scientists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) starting autumn quarter. This internship opportunity is especially good for undergraduates in the sciences who might be interested in Fisheries and Marine Biology-related lab and field work research. Interested applicants can find out more about the internship opportunity and the requirements to apply for each on our website (

Application deadline is Wednesday, October 8th.

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VLPA/I&S – African Dance, Dance 234

Dance 234 – World Dance & Culture, VLPA/I&S – African Dance – 3 credits – T/Th 4:30-6:20

Contact Sarah Lee Parker, for an add code

This course will offer instruction in West African Dancing, and give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the artistry, history, context and philosophy of both traditional village, as well as more urban West African dance, as it occurs in West Africa and here in the United States. Students will gain this understanding by practicing and developing competency with movement as well as by reading short essays and a short book, engaging in dialog, writing journals and viewing live and recorded examples of West African Dance. While dancing, students will distinguish and focus on the movement form, posture, vocabulary, volume, strength, vitality and energy found in several of the dances from Guinea, West Africa including dances of initiation, hunting, seduction, welcome, harvest, celebration and strength, derived from 5 very distinct ethnic groups within Guinea. Other topics to be covered include: ethnic diversity and race politics; the inseparable connection between African dance and its rhythms, songs, music; the strong connection between this dance and historic and current daily life, ceremony and ritual; and the place for individual self-expression within such a traditional art form.

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Employer-Led Workshops at the Career Center

Employer-Led Workshops

Come join us for a new event series at the Career Center, to hear straight from top employers how to be successful in your job or internship search, as well as strategies for developing your personal and professional life both during and after college!

Coming up first? AT&T sharing insights on how to make the most of a new role and set yourself up for success.

Employer-Led Workshop: Maximizing Your First 30 Days on the Job (presented by AT&T) Wednesday, October 8th 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Come join the Global College Recruiting Executive Director of AT&T to learn how to prepare for, and what to expect, during the first 30 days at a new job! Building relationships, Active Listening skills, Magnifying success, driving performance, assessing revenue, leading change, staying industry relevant. No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops, and space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Email careerevents .


Employer-Led Workshop: Interview Tips (presented by Google) Wednesday, October 22nd 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Transitioning to Life After College (presented by Northwestern Mutual) Wednesday, November 5th 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshop: Internships: What They Are and How to Find One (presented by Liberty Mutual) Wednesday, November 19th 12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Employer-Led Workshops flyer.pdf

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ISS Final Year Workshop for International Students

The International Student Services (ISS) Office is offering a new workshop this Autumn for F-1 international students who are in the final year of their degree programs. Students will learn important information on maintaining their F-1 status in regards to enrollment, graduation, employment, travel and more! Guest speakers from the Counseling Center, Career Center, and Registrar’s Office will come talk about the next steps and expectations after graduation for students. We highly encourage graduating students to attend the Final Year Workshop to get information on how to smoothly transition from the UW.

Final Year Workshop for F-1 International Students

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2:30-4:00pm

Please check in first with the ISS Office in Schmitz Hall Room 459 at least 5 minutes prior to the workshop. Space is limited! Sign up will start at 2:00pm on the day of the workshop.

For more information about other quarterly ISS workshops, please visit,

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