Aut 2017 Course ARCH 498: Planning and Designing in Response to Changing Climates 3cr

This course is interdisciplinary in content, while focusing on how environmental changes wrought by changing climates will affect the built environment and its inhabitants.



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Bring the Classroom into the Field with Wildlands Studies: Thailand, Tasmania, Ecuador, Chile!

Greetings from Wildlands ~

We’re excited for fall term to begin. And even more enthused that over 1000 students have joined our field study teams in the past five years. The consistent feedback is that field-based learning brings classroom studies to life. It’s an experiential layer that contributes to a deeper understanding of a student’s major and adds depth and meaning to what they’re learning in the classroom.

This coming year we will teach field courses in 10 locations over 13 countries. Our programs are perfectly suited for undergraduates who want a field study to complete their degree, and know this will improve their ability to get a job and into graduate school.

We invite students to apply for our Winter 2018 programs in Ecuador, Tasmania, Thailand and Chile, or our Spring 2018 programs in Costa Rica/Panama, South Africa and our newest program to Northern Europe (a comparison of landscapes, brown bears, lynx and wolves across Scotland, Norway and Sweden).

Applications are on our website:

Field program information:

Wildlands Studies creates academically rigorous, rich, immersive learning experiences that connect students with the natural world, and complement what they learn in the classroom.

Please share with your students and encourage them to consider a field based program with us.

Best regards, Leslie

Leslie Arutunian

Director, Wildlands Studies


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Inner Pipeline Seminars : Recruitment

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter Quarter with the UW Pipeline Project!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Spring quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

Volunteer during Fall Quarter 2017:

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

Take a look at the Pipeline Fall Seminars that we are offering:

Inner Pipeline Seminar Spotlight:

EDUC 401A Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners

  • EDUC 401 A
  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 1:30-2:50pm
  • Location: MGH 082A
  • Facilitator: Rachel Snyder

The number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has increased by over 50% in the last decade, with some states, like South Carolina and Indiana, experiencing extremely rapid growth of English Learner populations. Some demographers predict that in 20 years the ratio of ELL students to English-only students could be one in four (Feriazzo & Sypnieski, 2012). With a growing number of English language learners in the US, it is important for educators to be more linguistically and culturally responsive.

In this seminar, we will:

1. Gain familiarity with some of the pressing issues and challenges of ELLs in public, K-12 education.

2. Review some instructional strategies and techniques to work with ELLs.

3. Engage in self-reflection as a backdrop to a tutoring practicum experience.

4. Develop a critical consciousness about the relationship between the policies and practices of public schooling, and how these reflect and/or challenge mainstream American ideology.

Education in the Criminal Justice System (EDUC 401 G)

SLN: 14219

Facilitator: Liz Wurster, lizw

  • Date/Time: Class meets every other Tuesday, 3:30-5:50pm
  • Location: King County Chinook building Room 118.
  • Mandatory Safety & Security Orientation: Contact Liz (lizw)
  • Tutoring hours are available M-Th, 11a-8p.

Do inequalities in the education system lead to criminal behavior? Can adult education in the criminal justice system mitigate the effects of these inequalities? Find out for yourself with this unique opportunity to work with one of society’s most under-served populations. The Education department at the King County Correctional Facility encourages you to stretch your boundaries and join us in a quarter of educational enrichment. With the opportunity to tutor inmates in a GED (General Educational Development), ABE (Adult Basic Education), and/or ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, you have the freedom to challenge your own creativity, gain teaching skills, and help the community by being your student’s first positive educational experience. Our seminar series will focus on personal tutoring strategies and techniques, broader questions and issues surrounding the criminal justice system, and the positive outcomes of adult education in our community. We will hear from speakers who work in adult education as well as adult learners who are the product of adult education. Be prepared for a dynamic experience as you “engage in such incredibly rewarding partnerships with people who really just want the chance to learn that maybe no one else has given them before.” (Quote from current tutor)

EDUC 401E Intro to U.S. K-12 Education

Intro to U.S. K-12 Education

  • EDUC 401E
  • Date: Thursdays
  • Time: 2:30-3:50pm in MGH 295
  • Start date: 9/28
  • Facilitator: Weijia Wang

Catered to meet the needs of international students, this 2 quarter course explores the ins and outs of the US public education system and how undergraduates can find their place in bettering it through tutoring. This course benefits those who want to give back or get involved in the community through education, but are unsure of what tutoring entails. Both international and domestic students are invited to take the course, as it’ll lead to a deeper reflection through all students experiences in K-12 education.Students will spend the first quarter learning about the US education system and tutoring techniques. During the second quarter students will tutor at one of Pipeline’s partner K-12 schools and attend lecture to reflect on their experiences and deepen their learning.For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance.

For more information please email pipeline.

Thank you

Pipeline Project Staff

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Wildlands Studies Field Programs and the Gilman Scholarship

Advisors: Please share this important and time-sensitive scholarship information with your advisees.


Wildlands Studies creates academically rigorous, rich, immersive learning experiences that connect students with the natural world, and bring your classroom experience to life. At the same time, we introduce you to active researchers and help establish your professional network. All facets that led to employment and graduate school.


We know that funding can sometimes be a challenge. Although our field programs are one of the most affordable (usually less than tuition, room and board for the term), it can still be tough to make it work. Each year we have 1-2 students receive the Gilman Scholarship to participate on our programs (winners have joined us in Belize, Nepal, Tasmania – just to name 3!). This scholarship awards up to $5000 for study abroad. BUT they have tight deadlines. The Winter or Spring 2018 program deadline is right around the corner – October 3, 2017.

If you are a Pell Grant recipient, we encourage you to consider the Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship.

If this scholarship is not right for you, use our scholarship webpage to find one that is!

We welcome all applications for our 2018 Winter and Spring field programs.

Field programs:

To apply:

As always, we are here to answer questions.

Best regards, Leslie

Leslie Arutunian

Director, Wildlands Studies


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You’re Invited: 2nd Annual Calling Home Ceremony


There are over 1,800 current student veterans across our three campuses who currently call the University of Washington home, in addition
to the countless alumni who have served. For many who came to UW after military service, campus was not always a welcoming place to be a
veteran. We as a society and a campus are working to better honor and integrate returning military members with the communities they
served. To the many for whom this has been a reality, this program welcomes you home to the UW family.

The “Calling Home” ceremony pays homage to the American Indian and Alaska Native tradition of embracing and celebrating those returning
from uniformed service. As service members transition to their new identity as a veteran, the tribe willingly accepts the burden of
responsibility as a collective.

Let no warrior carry the burden of coming home on their own. The University of Washington accepts the responsibility to walk with members
of the military community on their new journey.

Join Student Veteran Life and the Intellectual House for this unique event celebrating our Husky Veterans from all generations, honor their
service, and call them home to the University of Washington! Don’t miss your chance to hear from a powerful lineup, including UW
President, Ana Mari Cauce.

Attendees who RSVP below by October 3rd will be given free campus parking for the event.

RSVP at:


© 2017 Student Veteran Life
4001 E Stevens Way NE
HUB 327
Seattle, WA 98195

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2-3 Weeks Left to Apply to the Washington State Legislative Internship Program for Winter 2018!


The Washington State Legislative Intern Program is a paid, for-credit internship opportunity for college students of any major to work as staff at the State Capitol during the Legislative Session (January through March or April). About 70 students are hired each year from colleges around the state. Political experience is not necessary. Students from diverse backgrounds who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government and gain practical job skills are encouraged to apply.

The 2018 internship will run from January 3, 2018, through March 8, 2018. Applications for the internship will be due on October 10th (priority registration) and October 18th, 2017 (final deadline). Students must be enrolled juniors or seniors, in good academic standing, and receiving academic credit for the internship. Students of all majors are welcome and the internship provides amazing opportunities for networking, shadowing, and real-world experience in a wide variety of fields, from state government and politics to business, law, criminal justice, communications, social work, environmental policy, education, and public health. More information about the Legislative Internship Program is available on their website at . Students are also welcome to contact the UW liaison (Mark Weitzenkamp) or set up an appointment with him at the POL S Advising Office: to learn more about the internship and the related credits at UW-Seattle.



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Spots remaining in INFO 386: Professionalism

We still have spots in one of our electives, INFO 386 “Professionalism in Informatics” SLN: 16626.

While this class was developed for those seeking to successfully start a career in technology, much of the material covered can be used to help undergraduates transition from students to working professionals. This course examines professionalism, communication, productivity, career management and networking to strengthen students as they seek to excel professionally. By focusing on hard skills & soft skills, and individual & team deliverables, the course ensures a well-rounded approach to attaining excellence as an organizational professional.

Please forward this on to interested students.


Dowell Eugenio

Academic Adviser, Informatics

Mary Gates Hall, Suite 420


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B E 200 Introduction to the Built Environment: Seattle on Foot

B E 200 Introduction to the Built Environment: Seattle on Foot

SLN 10990 – 3 credits – VLPA and I&S

GWN 301 TTh 3:30 – 4:50 (students should also register for break-out sessions that meet during class time)

Instructor: Vikram Prakash

** Please note that students should register through MyUW or the registration link in the poster rather than MyPlan. **

Thank you!



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Education and the Playfield open to all undergrads!!!


Offered Fall 2017 Dr. Sara Lopez

Examine the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to adult experiences.


Explore the influence of sport and physical activity to positively impact the lives of young people.


Offered Spring 2018 Dr. Sara Lopez

Examine diversity themes together with historical sport events through a social justice framework.

Lisa Murakami

Academic Adviser, UW Early Childhood and Family Studies Major

206 Miller Hall | Box 353600 | Seattle, WA 98195-3600 | 206-616-6211 | College of Education




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Great Bear Sea Post-Secondary Resource

We are happy to share the launch of the new Exploring the Great Bear Sea Post-Secondary Resource – now available at This resource supplements the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future by
Green Fire Productions, and is a tool instructors can use to explore themes in a variety of post-secondary subject areas, including
environmental science, marine studies, resource management, coastal geography, Indigenous studies and social sciences (law, governance, sociology, etc.).

The Great Bear Sea encompasses the waters that surround the Great Bear Rainforest along the North Coast of British
Columbia and extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of BC’s coast is one of the
richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.

The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future film was created in collaboration with Coastal First Nations.
The film showcases how coastal BC communities, 17 First Nations and the provincial government are collaborating to plan for the future and ensure this region is sustained for generations to come.

The resource is free to download and includes the following:

* a facilitator’s guide
* student resources to use in the classroom, including brief overviews and detailed case studies
* instructor resources, including background information, suggested activities and discussion questions to use in the classroom, additional links and resources (such as maps, research data, etc.)
* the full-length Great Bear Sea film as well as a variety of short film clips on the YouTube playlist to supplement teaching and learning

In addition to this Post-Secondary Resource there are also Elementary and Secondary Resources available for free online at Please consider forwarding the attached flyer to those who may be interested in any of these resources.

The Great Bear Sea Team

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New SFS Summer Program: Conservation of Asian Elephants in Cambodia

NEW PROGRAM: Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants – Cambodia, Summer 2018

SFS is excited to announce a new special topics program offered at our Center for Conservation and Development Studies in Cambodia
– Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Elephants. This 4-week/4-credit program will be offered during Summer Session II beginning in 2018.

This program focuses on the ecology and conservation of the Asian elephant and is perfect for students pursuing pre-veterinary
studies or interested in wildlife conservation. Due to a drastic decrease in wild elephant populations, the reality of a world
without these charismatic megafauna is becoming more likely. In Asia this is primarily due to a booming human population and
increased demand for space. Elephants are of great scientific interest due to their intelligence, complex behaviors, and social
interactions. Saving these elephants requires improved scientific understanding of the species and the increasingly complex
environment that they inhabit.

In Cambodia, there are between 250-600 elephants remaining in the wild. Elephants have long been a symbol of power and prestige as
well as a symbol of tradition in Cambodia. From the Angkorian Empire to contemporary royal traditions, elephants have played a
central ceremonial role. Today, elephants continue to play a role in traditional livelihoods of the indigenous Bunong people in Cambodia’s highlands.

This program will be delivered at our Center in Siem Reap as well as within the Keo Siema Wildlife Sanctuary at the Elephant Valley
Project in Mondulkiri Province. Students will explore Cambodia’s highland ecosystems, wildlife management policies, elephant
health and welfare, and the pressures associated with increasing human populations and habitat destruction.

Applications for this program are open and space is limited. To learn more about the SFS Center for Conservation and Development
Studies and our semester and summer programs in Cambodia, please visit our website.


The School For Field Studies

100 Cummings Center, Suite 534-G Beverly, MA 01970


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UW Environmental Studies – visit this year?


Come to the ‘SFS Lunch and Learn’ to hear about Environmental Field Studies Programs!!


Time: 12:30 – 1:30p


Pizza will be provided!!




SFS info session at UW 10-25-17.pdf

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Vertebrate Pest Council Conference

The 2018 Vertebrate Pest Council Conference will be held in Rohnert Park, Sonoma Wine Country, CA! This conference is one of the most student-friendly conferences in the country, offering student travel awards, extensive professional and academic networking opportunities, a one-of-a-kind human-wildlife interactions field trip, and the opportunity for students to present either oral papers or posters. All papers are peer-reviewed and published in our open source journal!

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Paula Rivadeneira at or by phone at 928-782-5893. We look forward to having your institution represented at the VPC conference, and giving your students and faculty the opportunity to share their work!


Lans Bickford MPA, MAOM

University of Arizona

Yuma Agricultural Center

6425 W. 8th Street

Yuma, AZ 85364

Tel: 928-726-3904

Fax: 928-726-8472



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Just some ideas on Study Abroad Climate/Environment theme from SIT

Climate | Environment

Explore the relationship between environmental and resource management policies, socioeconomic objectives, and ecological realities.

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Work-Study Positions in Earth and Space Sciences!

We are seeking 2 Work-Study-Eligible Student Assistants in Earth and Space Sciences:

-Student Services Student Assistant (EASS03)

-Office Assistant (EASS01)

Job descriptions, qualifications, and instruction for application can be viewed here:

Please feel free to share with your students as appropriate, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Thank you!


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Seats Open in ENTRE 370: Intro to Entrepreneurship

Have you ever wondered why some startups become unicorns, while others are flops? How about why some entrepreneurs are able to consistently introduce innovative new products? These are the kinds of questions that are explored in ENTRE 370: Introduction to Entrepreneurship. We are offering three sections of the course this fall and opening up slots in each section for non-business majors. In the course you will learn the fundamentals about starting a technology-based business, create a term project, and connect with the entrepreneurship community at UW and in Seattle.

Section A: T/Th 10:30-12:20
Section B: T/Th 1:30-3:20
Section C: M/W 3:30-5:20



Sarah Allex │ Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Programs Office
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington
202 Dempsey Hall │ Box 353223
Seattle, WA 98195
Ph: 206.543.4352 │ Fax: 206.616.8225

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Furnished apartment for rent by SAFS professor

Furnished apartment for rent.

We are hoping to rent our day-light basement apartment for fall quarter while our son is away at college. The apartment is located on the west side of Green Lake, close to the E-Line and within biking distance of the UW. It has an independent entrance, bathroom, hallway storage, and a large, open room with kitchen, eating, sleeping, and work areas. It is fully furnished, ready to move in, and has access to the washer and drier. We are asking $1000 per month, and will respond to any inquiries with photos and further details.

Tom Quinn,


Contact information for Tom:

Tom Quinn

School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences


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Norway recycles an incredible 96% of its plastic bottles

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AUT2017 New Class ATMS 493 ECO CLIMA – you could potentially use this towards ESRM via petition 3credit class

ESRM students you could potentially petition this class to count towards the major.

If your students have questions about the course they are welcome to contact the Professor, Abigail Swann at aswann

Thank you for letting your students know about this great course!


Erica M. Coleman

Academic Advisor

Atmospheric Sciences

What role do plants play in the climate system? 
 How is Earth different than it would be without continents with life 
 on them?
 How and why does the atmosphere care about land?

This course will investigate the connection between ecosystems and climate including physical, chemical and biological interactions. We will be investigating global scale implications and the expected response of a coupled earth system under past and future climate change.

ATMS 493 Ecological Climatology AU17 flyer.docx

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Aut 2017 Honors courses open to all UW students

Hi advisers,

Did you know non-Honors students can register for Honors courses once Period II registration begins? If this is something the students you work with are interested in doing, please direct them to email us at uwhonors and we would be happy to issue them an add code.

We currently have two, 2-credit seminars with spaces open for fall.

HONORS 398A:The Brain, and the Healing Power of Poetry
This honors seminar seeks to explore the interface between poetry and the healing arts and science. We will review brain anatomy and physiology, and correlate brain domains thought to be essential to the creative process and the use of functional MRI scans to investigate these brain structures. Students will start by acquiring basic poetic craft and techniques to bring music and emotion into language. The history of poetry in medicine will be examined: its value in retrospective reflection, as a tool for teaching compassion to medical students, and as a vehicle for expression in mentally and physically afflicted patients. Renowned physician-poets will be discussed and each student will participate in vocalization of a selection of their poems.

The format of the class will be in a round table, workshop tradition with constructive, collegial critique. Each student will be required to generate "in-class" writing as well as weekly writing assignments, and to create 3-4 poems relevant to illness, death and healing. A broad spectrum of environmental, socio-political and personal grief can be the subjects for powerful poems that move us.
An editor, co-editor and graphic design artist and publicity agent will be chosen by the class to produce a 30-40 page book of poetry for publication by the University by the end of the seminar. A group reading at the University Bookstore or Seattle venue, in which all students must participate, will be graded as the final examination. Instructor’s role will be as a facilitator and guide to provoke thought, to generate innovative poems, and to open minds and hearts to the possibilities of poetry for self exploration in the realm of illness, death and healing.

HONORS 398B: Discovering European Cultures through Seattle Film Festivals
This class will explore cultural identities of contemporary Europe through films. We will watch 6 films in total. Every other week we will participate in a film festival at SIFF Uptown (students must pay and additional $25 to view the films) and get engaged with their prominent guests. We will learn about Ireland, France, Italy, Poland, and Romania through their most representative works and thus connect ourselves to contemporary Europe and its stories. After each screening we will share our understanding of the cultural profile of each nation in a creative way – designing a poster, creating a Facebook event, writing a blurb for a pamphlet, or a short imagist poem a la Ezra Pound.

You can see complete course descriptions of all our courses at If you or your students have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out!

Thank you,



Front Desk Counseling Services Coordinator, UW Honors Program
Mary Gates Hall 211 | Box 352800 | Seattle, WA 98195-2800

ams723 | 206.543.7444 |

Pronouns: She/Her


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