The Politics and Law of International Human Rights

Lecture: MWF 830-920 in ARC 147
New Quiz: Pol S 368AE/LSJ 320AE, TTH 1230-120 in THO 211 (this section is open–ignore messages that it is closed!)
Optional Service Learning with a local human rights organization
Counts for: I&S, DIV, Human Rights Minor core course, LSJ and Pol S Majors and Minors, Pol S International Security Option

Overview: This course examines the emergence and development, since World War II, of an international movement dedicated to the
defense of human rights. We will study the goals of the movement and the global political context in which it operates. Special
attention will be given to the legal institutions, national and international, which have influenced its evolution and character.
Students taking the course will acquire an enhanced understanding of the role in human rights politics played by the United Nations,
national governments, non-governmental organizations, customary international law, treaty law, regional courts, and international
tribunals.

This is a core course for both the Law, Societies and Justice Major and the Human Rights Minor.

Requirements: midterm exam, final exam, and research paper (7-10 pages long).

Texts:

Course packet of articles and book excerpts.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2009)
Michael Goldhaber, A People?s History of the European Court of Human Rights (2007)
Murat Kurnaz, Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo
(2006)

GRADING:

Midterm Exam          25%
Research Paper        25%
Final Exam            35%
Participation         15%

Service Learning: Service learning is an optional component of this course. If they wish, students can work a few hours each week
with a local human rights organization, thereby acquiring an experience-based perspective on topics raised in the course.

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Pathways Positions Now Being Outreached from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Student Intern & Recent Graduate Positions Soon To Be Advertised

The U.S. Forest Service will conduct a Student and Recent Graduate Hiring Event at the 2016 Society of American Foresters Convention, held November 2-6 in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 140 Pathways Student Intern and Recent Graduate positions will be available at the event. Many of these positions are for foresters, forestry technicians, natural resource managers, or biological technicians. In addition, a few of the positions will be for fisheries and wildlife biologists, and GIS technicians. On-site applications will be accepted at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Convention in Madison, Wisconsin, from 2 p.m. to 7p.m. on November 2nd, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 3rd.

If applicants are unable to attend the convention, they may apply on-line on USAJOBS from October 3-7. Please check our website for updates, job postings, and more information on how to
apply.

“Seven years ago I was hired at the Society of American Forester’s Convention in Orlando, Florida; today I am part of an amazing team that is coordinating the event. To say the
Recruitment Event at SAF changed my life would be an understatement.” Leah Rathbun (Forester – Regional Biometrician) hired at the 2009 SAF Convention in Orlando, FL

“SAF is a wonderful networking and learning opportunity for any forester, it linked me to a career with the Forest Service. Working for the Forest Service has been challenging and exciting. I have a lot of opportunities to grow and succeed.” Lette Benson (Sale Prep Forester, Big Horn NF) hired at the 2014 SAF Convention in Salt Lake City, UT

The following is the list of positions being included in this hiring event for Region 1 of the Forest Service – North Idaho, Montana, and parts of the Dakotas. More positions in other areas across the U.S. can be found on the website.

Click here to learn more about the Indefinite Intern Program. Click here to learn more about the Recent Graduate Program.

Indefinite Intern Positions
Grade
Duty station
Contact Phone Number
Contact Email

Forester Trainee / Forester (Timber Stand Improvement)
3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Kooskia, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forester Trainee / Forester (Timber Stand Improvement)
3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Kooskia, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Silviculture Trainee/Forester (Silviculture)
3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Silviculturist Trainee/Forester (Silviculture)
3/4/5/6/7/8/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Natural Resource Planner
5/7/9
Kamiah, ID
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forester Trainee / Forester (Timber Stand Improvement)
5/7/9
Kooskia, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forester Trainee / Forester (Timber Stand Improvement)
5/7/9
Kooskia, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Silviculture Trainee/Forester (Silviculture)
5/7/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Silviculturist Trainee/Forester (Silviculture)
5/7/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Preparation)
3/4/5
Sandpoint, ID
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Recent Graduate Positions
Grade
Duty station
Contact Phone Number
Contact Email

Environmental Planner
GS-09/11
Phillipsburg, Wisdom, Butte, or Ennis, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)
GS-05/6/7
Lincoln, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forester (Silviculture)
GS-05/7/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Forester (Silviculture)
GS-05/7/9
Missoula, MT
406-329-3608
cmckenzie@fs.fed.us

Forester (Silviculture)
GS-05/7/9
Dillon, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forestry Tech (Recreation)
GS-05/6/7
Wisdom or Dillon, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forestry Tech (Recreation)
GS-06/7
Saint Maries, ID
208 245 6022
cplourde@fs.fed.us

Forestry Tech (Timber Stand Improvement)
GS-05/6/7
Elk City, ID
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Preparation)
GS-04/5
Grangeville, ID
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Preparation)
GS-05, target 7
Troy, MT
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Fisheries Biologist
GS-07, target 11
Elk City, ID
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Wildlife Biologist
GS-07, target 9
Dickinson
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

Wildlife Biologist
GS-07, target 11
Ashland
406-329-3604
ascardina@fs.fed.us

You are more than welcome to contact me for more information or with questions. In addition, check out the blog/website at: http://region1jobs.wordpress.com This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job”, “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest Service Jobs” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view our webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

 

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Livable City Year kickoff event: October 6

Livable City Year kickoff

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability.

Speakers will include Livable City Year faculty directors Branden Born, an associate professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jennifer Otten, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, as well as Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and UW Director of Regional and Community Relations Sally Clark.

Faculty members leading Livable City Year courses during Fall Quarter will discuss the projects, followed by a Q&A period.

There will be light refreshments available.

The UW’s Livable City Year program is a cross-university collaboration led by faculty directors Branden Born and Jennifer Otten in collaboration with UW Sustainability and Urban@UW, and with foundational support from the College of Built Environments and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The program is also working with non-profit organization Association of Washington Cities. Livable City Year is based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program and is a member of the Educational Partners for Innovation in Communities Network.

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COE Diversity & Access: UW SHPE – Annual Fun Run

The UW SHPE Chapter brings you the 2nd annual Nerdy. Set. Go! 5K run. This run is being held to raise funds towards scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM fields at the UW as well as funding for our SHPE chapter. Come out for a morning of fun and geeky spirit! Snacks and water will be provided.

When: October 8th
Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
Race begins at 9:00 AM.
5K run will begin from Red Square.
Tickets are $10 for early bird students and $20 for the general public, head on over to https://goo.gl/ameXyi for registration and great T-shirt options.

Have questions about Nerdy. Set. Go! 5k Run? Want to volunteer or sponsor our event? Feel free to contact one of the SHPE officers or email shpe

Invite all your friends, family, coworkers, that one friend who always runs… basically everyone you know. REGISTER AT THIS LINK:https://goo.gl/ameXyi

 

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Queer Student Commission Internships

The Queer Student Commission is currently accepting applications for new interns who are interested in LGBTQIA+ activism for the 2016-2017 school year. Interns are expected to want to get more involved in queer activism and help plan, organize, and execute a wide variety of
events, many of which have historically been designed by the intern team. Activists can get their start in the community by being an intern, and after two years, possibly end up running the program!

Interested? Click here to be sent to the application. The QSC is looking for at least five interns, however they may allow more than five depending upon demand. All details are included in the application. Applicants are expected to have a short interview with the director to meet and greet and discuss their interest in greater detail. Applications are due no later than Monday, October 9th.

If you have any questions, Alice Crowe, the director, can be reached at asuwqsc@uw.edu.

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Spaces Available in Pol S 405B – Immigration Politics and Policy

Pol S 405B – Immigration Politics and Policy

Instructor: Sophia Jordán Wallace
MW 9:30am – 11:20am
Parrington Hall 206

This course explores the history of immigration in the U.S., public policy that has been aimed at immigration flows or immigrants, and political consequences that resulted. Immigration policy is a highly salient and controversial issue in the current political landscape. This course will grapple with notions of citizenship and ‘illegality’ while examining backlash to demographic changes. Rhetoric on immigration is increasingly divisive and has caused differing reactions among various groups of people and voters. A considerable portion of the course will address social movement responses such as the 2006 protests. Legislation aimed at immigrants such as Arizona’s SB1070, DREAM Act and Proposition 187 in addition to other local, state, and federal measures will also be explored at length. Finally, this course will examine undocumented immigration, dynamics on the border, and the politics of policing and immigrant detention.

This course will draw on scholarly work from a variety of fields including Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Latino Studies, and Ethnic Studies. It will also actively engage current events including discussions of hunger strikes in detention facilities and the framing and role of immigration policy in the 2016 Election. We will watch films, such as Crossing Arizona and 9500 Liberty, and political campaign advertisements highlighting immigration. Students will also examine political cartoons and media depictions of immigration.

For more information about the course, contact Prof. Sophia Jordán Wallace – sophiajw@uw.edu.
Pol S 405, Aut 2016.pdf

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GO! Scholarships are now open (fwd)

The Global Opportunities office in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity is accepting applications for the GO!, Fritz, and GO! STEMXchange scholarships for study abroad. These undergraduate awards range between $2,000 to $5,000. Students whose programs begin during winter or spring quarter 2017 should apply during the fall application cycle. The application deadline for all three of these scholarships is October 25. Students who plan to begin study abroad in the summer or fall of 2017 should wait and apply in the spring (look for announcements about the spring application cycle in winter quarter). To apply or obtain more information about scholarship eligibility requirements, please visit the Global Opportunities webpage: http://expd.uaa.washington.edu/globalopportunities/

The first writing workshop for these awards is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th from 6-7pm in MGH 171. The purpose of this workshop is to give students guidance as they begin writing their application essays. Students can sign up to attend the workshop through the Global Opportunities webpage as well as through starting an online application for any of these awards. More advanced writing sessions will be offered as we move closer to the deadline. If students have questions about study abroad program offerings or course credit, please encourage them to visit the UW Study Abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall (they offer drop-in advising between 10am-4pm daily) or e-mail studyabroad@uw.edu.

If students have questions about these scholarship programs or would like to set up a scholarship advising appointment, please have them send an email to goglobal@uw.edu.

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Call for Applicants: 2016-17 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and practical to the UW. Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding? You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund. In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/katyd2/311132

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., October 10, 2016

Councilmember Duties

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – The Vulnerability Collective and The Undergraduate Research Journal. Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

· Meetings during academic year

o Bi-weekly whole group meetings – Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

§ Autumn Quarter

· October 25, November 8 & 22, December 6

§ Winter Quarter

· January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21, March 7

§ Spring Quarter

· March 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23

o As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings

§ To be arranged by small group members

  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers. They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at katyd2

Katy

Katy DeRosier

Director of Program Development I The Graduate School

Special Projects I Office of the Provost

301 Loew Hall-Box 352191, Seattle, WA 98195
206.221.1437 fax 206.543.8798
katyd2 grad.washington.edu

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Class Offering: EDUC 421A for pre-STEM and Art majors: VLPA and I&S Credit

STUDIO: Build our world

Calling all Youth Mentors and STEM enthusiasts who want to make an impact on youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project and the 3DL Partnership are partnering with Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle on an exciting new program called STUDIO. As STUDIO mentors, we engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, art, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life.

Here’s how to sign up:

Mentor at Neighborhood House from 3.30 – 6.30pm on Tinker Tuesday or Workin’ Wednesday. (Includes transportation time, ride provided)

  • Register for EDUC 421A/B, SLN 14029 or 14030 (VLPA & I&S), 1- 3 credits/quarter
  • Includes 1-hour seminar on Friday 3.30 pm – 4.20pm with Leslie Herrenkohl

· Two quarter commitment preferred

· Fill out interest survey at bit.ly/PO7t3Z so that we can tailor our seminar content to you!

· Email Meixi Ng at meixi for an add code or with any questions.

· Watch what we do here!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4f3Ipi64Mo

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Now Accepting Applications: College of the Environment Student Travel & Meeting Fund – Deadline October 21, 2016

Dear College of the Environment Students,

The College of the Environment Student Travel & Meeting Fund is now accepting applications for Autumn Quarter Review.

Upcoming Submission Deadline: Autumn 2016: 10/21/2016

Funding Opportunities:

Individual Student Travel to Meetings

  • Students who are giving oral presentations of their original work (including co-authored work where the student is first author) are eligible to receive travel funding once per degree.
  • Applicants must be matriculated students pursuing a graduate degree or undergraduate major within the College of the Environment.
  • Maximums of $500 for North American travel and $750 for international travel
  • To Apply:
    • Complete the online Individual Student Travel to Meetings Application o Submit the following to the Student Travel & Meeting Fund Dropbox
    • Detailed budget proposal, using the Individual Student Travel to Meetings Budget Proposal template + Budget Guidelines:
      1. Use the template to provide detail about your total estimated budget and funding sources. Where applicable, use UW meal and lodging per diem rates. To reduce costs, consider
      cost-saving measures such as sharing a room with a fellow student attending the conference or only requesting the amount necessary for meals or lodging (rather than the full per diem
      amount). The strongest applications will show requested or approved support from several sources. If you are only requesting funding from the College, please state the reasons why you have not applied elsewhere.
      2. Name your budget file using the format “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME Budget Proposal” before uploading to the dropbox.

Funding for Student Organized Meetings

  • CoEnv will competitively award grants to student organizations for partial funding of interdisciplinary, student-run meetings at which CoEnv students are presenting original (including co-authored work where the student is first author) work.
    o Maximum of $1,500 or 20% of total expenditures, whichever is smaller. Maximum one per organization annually.
  • To Apply:
    • Complete the online Student Organized Meeting Funding Application
    • Submit the a detailed budget proposal using the Student Organized Meeting Budget Proposal template to the Student Travel & Meeting Fund Dropbox 1. Budget Guidelines:
      * The strongest applications will show requested or approved support from several sources (with can include registration fees). If you are only requesting funding from the College, please state the reasons why you have not applied elsewhere.
    • * CoEnv will not provide support for:
      * alcohol
      * non-student (including keynote or plenary speaker) attendance * conference-organizing contractors
      * within-unit annual student symposia
      * individual travel
      * Name the file using the format “MEETING NAME Budget Proposal” before uploading to the dropbox.

For details on either of these funding opportunities & tips for successful proposals, please visit:

https://environment.uw.edu/students/student-resources/funding/student-travel-meeting-fund/

Funding proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Submissions should be planned such that travel can be accomplished within 6 months of the date of the award, otherwise the award may be retracted. Awards will not be granted retroactively for travel that has already been complete – please plan accordingly and apply for funding by the admission deadline prior to your conference or meeting. Submissions outside of these dates will not be considered.

Questions? Contact coenvaa@uw.edu

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Northwest Urban Environmental Planning & Tribal Sovereignty

T URB 490, Special Topics in Urban Studies

Tuesday/Thursday

10:15AM-12:20PM*

Classroom: JOY 211

5 credits (I&S, fulfils W requirement)

University of Washington Tacoma Campus

*Hybrid:  4 Thursday classes held online; 4 Thursday classes for site visits.

Learn about the connections between waterway protection, tribal sovereignty, and sustainable urban development. Collaborative planning for shoreline resources is an important area of urban environmental management, in the Puget Sound region and around the world. Local tribes have been national leaders on these issues, influencing urban planning and co-management regimes throughout the United States.

  • Visit local sites with worldwide significance for indigenous rights and urban environmental restoration
  • Explore the role between legal standing, property rights, and urban spatial development – land and water
  • Read about and discuss local innovations in urban land and resource management
  • Develop your own written essays, using published research, online exercises, and in-class workshops

Dr. Anne Taufen Wessells is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies, and teaches in the Sustainable Urban Development (BA) and Community Planning (MA) degree programs. She studies collaborative governance and spatial planning, with a focus on urban waterfronts and environmental justice.

For questions, contact uwturban@uw.edu or 253-692-5880.

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Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Please see below for a number of great positions.  The links will take you to our Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at www.usajobs.gov.  Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

Dispatch Center Manager GS-11 in Kalispell, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=8CAC8EF41EB144BAB741470F7364A0A6
Forester (Silviculturist) GS-11 in Bonner Ferry, Idaho https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=AE53B52547BF47C287910F7AF506E9FC
Supervisory Administrative Assistant Support GS-9 in Missoula, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=C4E6EC2C9B9F4747A25D8C318275F628
Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-6 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=BF4196D6B3C94FBC99A2CB128C80A353
Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) GS-7/9 in Kalispell, Montana https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=FC33B1467A8C4AA6A8106CD0DDC1DC9C Student Trainee Forestry Technician GS-3/4/5 in Sandpoint, Idaho – Multiple positions to fill across the Nation, see link below https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=C47B3FF301804A0EA1871EB0E9014848

Student Trainee (Natural Resource Mgmt) GS-3/4 with promotion potential to GS-9 in  Kamiah & Kooskia, Idaho & Missoula, Montana – Multiple positions to fill across the Nation, see link below https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=8CE6A29841B4428290CCBED3BD2566DE
Student Trainee (Natural Resource Mgmt) GS-35/7 with promotion potential to GS-9 in  Kamiah & Kooskia, Idaho & Missoula, Montana – Multiple positions to fill across the Nation, see link below https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=17C71013FDD241BC8EDEE43A69BFB5AC

Ecologist/Forester GS-11 in Missoula, Montana – 2 year term position https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=FE9474B7412B49918CF33EF58A39454A
Now on USAJOBS Being Advertised:

Ecologist GS-12 in Missoula, Montana – 2 positions to fill, closes Wed, Sept 21st https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450336000/
Park Ranger GS-5 in Kooskia, Idaho – closes Mon, Sept 26th https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450637700/
Park Ranger GS-3 in Kooskia, Idaho – closes Mon, Sept 26th https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450641400/
Recreation Technician GS-5 in Kooskia, Idaho – closes Mon, Sept 26th https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450645400/
Cook Training Leader WG-7 in Anaconda, Montana – closes Wed, Sept 21st https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449577600/
Fisheries Biologist GS-12 in Kamiah, Idaho – closes Fri, Sept 23rd https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/450831500/
Temporary Position – Biological Sciences Aid GS-3 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – closes Fri, Sept 23rd https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/449777000/

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Employer-Led Workshop Series

The Career & Internship Center is hosting an Employer-Led Workshop series during Fall Quarter 2016. Workshops are held in MGH 134 on Wednesdays (Oct. 12-Nov. 16) from 12:30-1:20pm. Workshops are open to all majors and all class levels, including alumni. Employers will be presenting on career-related information relevant to their organization, the lineup includes: Facebook, Teach for America, Amazon, the CIA, PepsiCo, and AT&T. Additional information can be found on our website, within the Events Calendar. A printable version of the flyer below is also attached in this email. Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for sharing this information with your students!

 

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Give Back with MESA

Welcome back students!

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you.  If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks at mtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907. 

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Won’t you help MESA as we help our students excel.  Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today. 

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Are you interested in Wildland Studies?

Wildland Studies welcome students to join them this coming Winter 2017 on one of their programs in Chile, Ecuador, Tasmania or Thailand.  They are actively accepting applications and encourage interested students to apply soon.

They also have spaces available on their Spring 2017 programs to Nepal, South Africa and Costa Rica/Panama.

 

Our field based environmental programs provide hands-on, applied learning and direct research experience to students while living in a backcountry wilderness setting.  Student’s earn 15 Environmental Science quarter credits through Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment.

 

Prospective students are invited to review their website: www.wildlandsstudies.com.  Each program has a full project description and photos on the field project webpage.

 

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Husky Stadium: UW vs. Stanford student job

Husky Stadium Temporary Survey Taker: UW vs. Stanford

Description:

Do you want to see some of the UW vs. Stanford game FOR FREE?!

All you will have to do is ask three short questions of attendees on their way into Husky Stadium, and you’ll be paid for the time you are working.

The Details:

-Game is on Friday, September 30th. Your paid shift is from 1-7pm. (after 7 you can stay and watch the rest of the game. You will not be paid for time after 7pm)

– You and another person will work as a team to survey people on how they arrived at the game.

1. How did you get to the game today?

2. If by car, how many people in the car and 3. Where did they park?

That’s it!

-Pay is $14.50 /hr

-You will receive a 90-minute training and a 30-minute break.

Take this opportunity to attend a Husky game and help the UW gather valuable information that will help make future commutes to the stadium better!

Please email utemp to let us know you’re interested. Reference Husky Game Survey in the subject line of your email.

ID: 107306

Level of Experience: No experience required

Desired Major(s): All Majors

Desired Class Level(s): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Super Senior (5th year), Alumnus (UW), Community

Salary Level: $14.50 /hr.

How to Apply:

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Andy Rabitoy

Career Services Director: Undergrad and Specialty Masters

Michael G. Foster School of Business • University of Washington

Dempsey Hall Room 212 • Box 353223 • Seattle, WA 98195-3200

T: 206.221.8142 • arabitoy • http://foster.uw.edu/careers/career-services/

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Course Announcement – AMATH 531

AMATH 531 MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF CELLULAR DYNAMICS is not just a course on mathematical application to biology; it is actually a course on how to understand any complex systems in mathematical terms, and biological systems are simply the most obvious, and deeply studied, subject as an example. Traditionally, theoretical physics is where one learns how to understand the world in terms of mathematics; and
engineer disciplines follow. But using mathematics to understand the world, we only have confidences on simple systems, such as a rocket, or an electron, or ray of light. For most complex systems and phenomena, even physicists are not sure how to effectively using mathematics (e.g., the three-body problem of celestial mechanics, turbulent fluids in terms of the Navier–Stokes equation). The AMATH 531 is designed to introduce you the mathematical understanding of complex systems; it is not about teaching you how to do mathematics; its goal is to show you a possibility to see a complex world through the lens of mathematical equations and formulas. Each year, new materials will be added, so webpages from previous years are only suggestive.

Official description:
AMATH 531 MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF CELLULAR DYNAMICS (3)
Develops a coherent mathematical theory for processes inside living cells. Focuses on analyzing dynamics leading to functions of cellular components (gene regulation, signaling biochemistry, metabolic networks, cytoskeletal biomechanics, and epigenetic inheritance) using deterministic and stochastic models. Prerequisite: either courses in dynamical systems, partial differential equations, and probability, or permission of instructor.

Course webpage from a previous year:
http://faculty.washington.edu/hqian/amath531/

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Research / Work study opportunity in the HilleRisLambers Lab

The HilleRisLambers lab studies the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. They are interested in understanding how warming temperatures and declining snow levels will affect the geographic distribution of tree species and the phenology (seasonal timing) of wildflower reproduction. There are two kinds of opportunities available for undergraduates interested in being involved in research in their lab (starting fall of 2016, ideally for the whole academic year).

Please see http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html for more information on lab research and projects. View the attached document for more details.
Research&Workstudy_2016.pdf

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Dawg Daze Bike Tour

If you’re interested in the sustainability projects that are taking place on campus and enjoy bike riding then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Join UW CSF for a 4.5 mile Dawg Daze tour of on-campus, sustainability projects funded through the CSF. They are a student-run, student-funded grant organization that makes available over $300,000 a year for on-campus, student-led sustainability projects. Since their founding in 2010, the organization has funded 80 projects; a handful of which you’ll visit on the tour!

Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet. If that option is unavailable, email uwcsf@uw.edu and they will help you find a rental. For more info, check out the organization’s website at csf.uw.edu.

Event Partners: ASUW Bike Shop, Kincaid Ravine Restoration Project, The UW Farm, Society for Ecological Restoration – UW Chapter, UW Grounds Management, UW Transportation Services.

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Honors Seminar, spots open “A SOLAR CELL FROM A MATERIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE”

Spots available in Honors seminars, “A Solar Cell from a Material Science Perspective”. Students should contact the Honors Program, uwhonors@uw.edu, for an add code.

15852 A 2 Th 130-320 in THO 334

HONORS 396 A:
A Solar Cell from a Material Science Perspective (NW) SLN 15852

Instructor: Alexander Uhl (Hillhouse Research Group)
Credits: 2, c/nc

Governments and leaders around the world agree that renewable energy, including photovoltaics, is the way of the future. This course strives to provide an introductory overview of climate change and renewable energy sources, the operational principles of solar cells, and the various deposition and characterization tools for thin film layers.
Two lab visits will offer a hands on experience of solar cell manufacturing and cutting-edge research facilities. In addition, two course quizzes and a final reflection paper are designed to strengthen your understanding of global warming, various photovoltaic technologies, and material science in general.

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