UW Sustainability is hiring!

UW Sustainability is currently recruiting a student intern to support our Green Laboratory program. To apply please visit:

https://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs and search for #91979.

Internship Title: Green Laboratory Certification Coordinator

Internship Description: The Green Laboratory Program provides resources and guidance for laboratories on campus to implement sustainable practices, including a certification program to recognize laboratories that decrease the University’s environmental impact in alignment with the UW Environmental Policy statement and the Climate Action Plan goals.

Internship / Learning Goals:

1. Gain hands on experience in project management, program development, collaboration, networking, communications, marketing, and development of

evaluative and educational materials under the direction of the Program Supervisor.

2. Learn how to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders and navigate through the complex structure of the University

3. Learn how to incentivize sustainable behaviors within a laboratory setting

4. Learn more about sustainability at the University through knowledge discovery

The expected outcomes of this internship are:

1. Continue to promote and expand the Green Laboratory Program by:

a. Certifying labs and offering consultation services to help labs implement sustainable practices

b. Working to secure sponsorship support for the program

c. Creating and administering department and college-wide competitions

2. Evaluate the certification program effectiveness, identify areas of improvement for the process of certification, and work with the Green Laboratory Advisory Committee to address challenges and opportunities for the Green Laboratory Program.

3. Continue to share best practices for greening labs with higher education institutions, and identify areas of program improvement based on best practices from other institutions.

4. Achieve reductions in energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste generated on campus in laboratories

5. Report measurable metrics such as:

a. Number of laboratories applying for certification (Overall Total)

b. Number of laboratories certified as green laboratories (Total and at each level of certification)

Salary will start at $12 and we would like a one year minimum commitment for the position. For questions please contact Sean Schmidt: sgs1

Sustainability Programs Supervisor

UW Sustainability / University of Washington

B-40 Gerberding Hall Box 351248
Seattle, WA 98195

aubrey24 / green.uw.edu

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International & English Language Programs Opportunities for UW Students


Do you want to become involved in an international community? Would you like to practice your foreign language skills and/or help others practice their English? Do you want to share your culture and learn about others’ cultures? You need a conversational partner!

The UW IELP Language exchange is a program which matches students enrolled in the International and English Language Program with native English speakers who want to improve their skills in another language. A pair will spend half of the time speaking in English and the other half speaking in the language they are learning.

This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, learn, practice another language, and share culture and language. We have many students who speak Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Students who speak other languages are also welcome to apply and will be matched when possible! We also have many exchange partners who are interested in a cultural exchange but want to speak only English with their partners!

If you would like to be matched with a conversation partner, please sign up online at http://www.ielp.uw.edu/student-life/activities/language-exchange/.


Do you want to work in a classroom setting? Do you want to help others practice their English? Become an In-Class Facilitator!

These volunteers come to our International and English Language Program classes once a week and help instructors lead small-group discussions in their English with our students. This experience is more structured; we place you in a classroom according to your availability and you work directly with teachers and students at a set time and place.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at http://www.ielp.uw.edu/student-life/activities/language-exchange/applications/form-if.asp


Ambassadors are volunteers that have a chance to talk and integrate new students into our program. Ambassadors play an important role in orienting students through a new and often scary experience. Some activities ambassadors participate in are Conversation Clubs, Resource Fairs, activity trips, and a mid-quarter party.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up online at http://www.ielp.uw.edu/student-life/activities/language-exchange/applications/form-ambassador.asp

If you have any questions, please email Johanna at langex.

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Pre-Fall Quarter Class –> NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change/ BE 498

Announcing a New Opportunity for Undergraduates!

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change/ BE 498

Applications due June 30, 2015


Are you interested in working on important issues that face our city, nation, and the world? Come work with peers and expert mentors to learn new skills and begin to develop solutions to urban challenges such as:

· Equity and access to public space;

· Youth and homelessness;

· Public transportation as a public good;

· How healthy are we?

· Urban mapping of public services/What resources where?;

· Big data for social good;

· Access to job training and skill building;

· What do we know about the air we breathe and the water we drink?

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Change is a 2-credit workshop offered Sept. 25-28, 2015 on the UW Seattle campus, providing undergraduates from all disciplines an opportunity to learn from regional innovators and develop an interdisciplinary team-based idea of their own. See attached flyer and cocreate

Or for CBE students, feel free to contact Thaisa Way, tway


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2015 summer internship opportunity

The Forest Trust has a paid internship opportunity available this summer. This is a full-time position for 2-3 months.

Please see the attached job vacancy document.


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Group at UW shows how to account for nature’s benefits in decisions


“If we actually name and pay attention to the benefits we get from nature and are smart about where we protect and restore, we can make decisions that better reflect the values of diverse stakeholders,” said Anne Guerry, chief strategy officer and lead scientist, who is based at the UW. “There are now countless examples around the world of using that kind of thinking to make decisions that have better outcomes for people and the planet – and are cost-effective.”

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need 2 credits of VLPA this summer 2015? DANCE 231 AFRICAN DANCE

11014 C 2 TTh 110-240 MNY 267 

UW Syllabus 2015 DANCE 231.pdf

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You’re invited to FraserFest!


Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Alex Stone, development associate for Summit Assistance Dogs. Summit is one of the member charities in the UW Combined Fund Drive campaign. After many years, Alex’s service dog, Fraser, is retiring. Alex is hosting a retirement party for Fraser at a fundraiser for Summit Assistance Dogs.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

6 p.m.

Campion Ballroom at Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Enjoy a legendary evening of top-notch comedy, fabulous dinner, South African wine, and tributes to Fras. Actor/Comedian Siv Ngesi will host an evening of laughs featuring special guests, including comedian Andrew Rivers. Proceeds support Summit Assistance Dogs. Tickets are available at http://fraserfest.brownpapertickets.com/

View the video.

~ Kerri

Kerri Everly

Development Officer & Campaign Manager

UW Combined Fund Drive

Box 359200

Seattle, WA 98195


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Environment Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards & Resilient Communities Autumn Seminar


Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

Autumn 2015 Course Announcement

C ENV 490 / PBAF 595A, 1 Credit (CR/NC)

SLN: 22522

Seminar coordinators: David Schmidt (Earth & Space Sciences) & Ann Bostrom (Evans School)

Add codes required: Contact David Schmidt, dasc for C ENV 490 codes; contact Ann Bostrom for PBAF 595 codes

Surviving Disaster: Natural Hazards and Resilient Communities

The Oso landslide in 2014 and the recent Nepal earthquake reveal the threats posed by natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest and globally. Natural hazards can cost lives and destroy infrastructure on a monumental scale. The resulting disasters put entire communities at risk, imposing their most severe costs on the most vulnerable. There is a growing realization that society must anticipate and plan for hazardous events to reduce disaster risk and to enable resilient communities. This seminar series engages five national leaders who bring deep expertise and diverse perspectives to that task. Our guest speakers will share their knowledge and experiences, providing insights on the hazard sciences and practices of disaster risk reduction. The course format includes an afternoon discussion period where students interact directly with guest speakers, followed by public lectures later that evening.

Course Schedule: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:50 – The seminar will meet for 6 consecutive Tuesdays, with an afternoon Q&A session and an evening (7pm) public lecture each meeting day except the first. Students are expected to attend both the afternoon and evening sessions.

October 6: Introductions and orientation, 2:30-3:50pm.

October 13: “Disasters Fast and Slow; From Catastrophic Landslides to How We Treat our Soil”

Dr. Dave Montgomery, MacArthur Fellow, University of Washington Professor of geomorphology, and three-time winner of the Washington State Book Award, for The Rocks Don’t Lie, Dirt, and King of Fish.

October 20: “Ten Years after Katrina- Lessons Learned and Unlearned”

Jed Horne, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Breach of Faith (Random House, 2006, 2008), declared “the best of the Katrina books” on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”

October 27: “Social Media Use During Disaster Events: The Evolving Role of the Connected Crowd in Response and Resilience”

Dr. Kate Starbird, University of Washington Assistant Professor in Human-Centered Design and Engineering, expert in computer supported cooperative work and the emerging research areas of crowdsourcing and crisis informatics.

November 3: “How to Lead and Succeed When It Matters Most”

Jake Wood, author of Take Command (Crown 2014), and Cofounder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a nationwide nonprofit providing military veterans with the opportunity to continue their service by responding to natural disasters and global crises.

November 10: “A Tale of Three Seattle Tremblers- One Big, One Deep, and One Direct Hit”

Dr. John Vidale, Professor at the University of Washington, Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Washington State Seismologist, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and recipient of its Macelwane Medal.

Natural Hazards course description_v2a.pdf

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Fulbright US Student Program – last 2 online info sessions!


Are you currently a junior, senior, graduate or professional student or a recent bachelor’s, master’s or JD graduate looking for a fully-funded abroad experience during the 2016-17 academic year? Consider the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html). This program is designed to give students, artists, and other professionals opportunities to pursue research, graduate study, creative projects or English teaching experience in over 155 nations worldwide.

The application cycle for the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open now. The UW deadline for applications is September 9, 2015.


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Food Recovery Network of UW


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UW Environmental Student Groups

Below is a list of active environment or sustainability related student groups at the University of Washington, inactive groups are also listed below the table. For information on non-environmentally related student groups, see the RSO Directory.

Also, connect with others interested in Sustainability on the UW Sustainability Facebook Group


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New Autumn Online Music 116 Course Available

A *New* Music course is now available for Autumn registration:

MUSIC 116 Elementary Music Theory (2) VLPA SLN: 18002

For non-music majors. For people with no hands-on music experience. Rudiments of music; notation of time, small pitch structures (e.g., some scales, chords, rhythmic patterns), some analysis.




Jeaneen Bougard| Online Learning Adminstrator | UW Professional and Continuing Education | Box 359485 | p: 206.221.8335 | f: 206.543.8032 | www.pce.uw.edu

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Environment Course information


ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies & International Relations in the Arctic

3 credits | I&S Credit | 2015 Fall Quater | T 3:30-5:20pm | THO 135 | SNL: 10422 | Instructor: Nadine Fabbi (nfabbi) *Core Requirement for the UW Minor in Arctic Studies

The Arctic – home to 400,000 indigenous people – is emerging as one of the most dynamic regions in global geopolitics in no small part because of the role of Arctic indigenous peoples in international relations and sovereignty efforts. For arguably the first time in history, indigenous peoples are engaged in foreign policy and international politics on almost equal par with nation‐states. For example, six Arctic indigenous organizations have claimed Permanent Participant status on the Arctic Council, a high‐level intergovernmental body formed in 1996. This status gives Arctic peoples a legitimate voice in decision shaping and policy making for the region.

Indigenous self‐determination is typically achieved as part of a decolonization process in which a particular group wins increased autonomy at the domestic level. However, what is occurring in the Arctic encompasses both domestic and international political engagement. This emerging phenomenon has not been given much attention nor is it well understood. Yet, Arctic indigenous peoples are shaping future international policies that have implications for the circumpolar world and beyond. Scholars now argue that the Arctic is a unique region where reform can take place. The Arctic is viewed by some as a potential laboratory for international collaboration and the site for meaningful engagement between nation‐states and Arctic indigenous peoples.

This course will examine the characteristics of the Arctic as an emerging region in the world including the Arctic Council, the international and national Inuit associations, Arctic foreign policy, climate change, and issues of sovereignty and security from both nation‐state and indigenous perspectives. The course will draw in policy studies, spatial analysis and customary international law to understand how Arctic indigenous peoples are furthering their voice and interests in the Arctic.

Students will gain insight into these developments by reading the speeches of Arctic leaders and scholars, analyzing the declarations and policies of nation‐states and indigenous organizations, reading articles from major U.N. declarations, and via listening to key leaders and scholars on video recordings.

The goal of the course is to provide each student with an understanding of the Arctic as a distinct global region and with a foundation in the emerging developments in Arctic indigenous mobilization and sovereignty. The course will utilize Arctic indigenous maps, films, video clips, art and music to enhance understanding of the course content and to bring the Arctic indigenous voice, culture, sensibilities and philosophies to the classroom.

2015 ARCTIC 200 Flyer .pdf

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“Truth & Lies in Victorian Literature” (VLPA & “W” credit)


ENGL 200-K –   Truth and Lies in Victorian Literature  (VLPA, “W” credit) Jessica Campbell MW 1:30-3:20


ENGL 200 section K

MW 1:30-3:20

Autumn 2015, SLN 14051



“We must cultivate the lost art of lying.” –Oscar Wilde, “The Decay of Lying”


The Victorian period in England (1837-1901) was the heyday of the realist novel, but writers during the time also produced a great deal of fanciful, sensationalist, and speculative literature. In writing realist fiction, authors strove to expose societal problems and articulate human psychology in ordinary situations. But while some writers sought to convey unadorned truth in order to improve society, others insisted on the importance of inventiveness and “art for art’s sake.” Through this course, we will look at a variety of Victorian works of and about literature, realist and otherwise, that explicitly consider questions of truth, realism, storytelling, and outright lying. What were the values and dangers of telling stories? We will read serious and humorous texts, including nonfiction essays, short stories, poems, a play, and a novel.


The course grade will be primarily based on two writing assignments and on class participation. You are required to purchase three texts: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Norton Critical Edition), The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (any edition), and a course pack.

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NELC Summer B-Term Courses (fwd)

NEAR E 266 The Modern Middle East and Central Asia (5) I&S
Ethnographic overview of Muslim societies in the middle east and central Asia from various anthropological perspectives. Examines the unity and diversity of Muslim communities and acquaints students with the significant linguistic, cultural, and political diversity of Muslim societies. Helps students develop an understanding of Islam as a lived experience.

NEAR E 386 The Middle East Through Cinema (5, max. 12) VLPA
Analyzes the function of cinema in shaping communal and individual identities in Middle Eastern cultures. Examines topics including religious transformation, violence, identity, gender, immigration, and exile through film screenings, discussions, and supplementary readings. May not be taken for credit if credit earned in NEAR E 410.


SUM15_ME Cinema.pdf

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Summer Undergraduate Research Info Sessions and URP Drop-In Advising Hours (fwd)

Upcoming Undergraduate Research Info Sessions

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests.

Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, July 20th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 10th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 31st, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, September 1st, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Sign up here: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/160

Summer Quarter Drop-In Advising

Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in 171 MGH

If this times do not work for you, please email us (urp@uw.edu) available dates and times for the following week and we can work on setting up an appointment.

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Environment Ever wondered what was lurking below the ocean’s surface? Take Marine Biology (FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 250) in Summer quarter and find out! (fwd)

Take FISH/OCEAN/BIOL 250 in Summer Quarter 2015 in A-Term and explore the ocean and all its salty creatures!

Get I&S or NW credit! No pre-reqs and open to anyone, especially students interested in the marine sciences or marine biology.

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Summer courses: Human/Nature: Coast Salish Perspectives on Being Human in Nature based in Story, Art and the Environment; Indians in Cinema (fwd)

There is plenty of space available in two wonderful summer courses, both of which promise to be great courses for the summer–we’ve got field trips, storytelling, art-making, films, and more! Please share.

AIS 475: Human/Nature: Coast Salish Perspectives on Being Human in Nature based in Story, Art and the Environment

Instructors Roger Fernandes MS & Cynthia Updegrave MS

A-term, MTWTh 3:00 – 5:00

5 credits I&S

SLN 10052

How are we preparing the world for the people to come with our current relationship with the natural world?

At their heart, Coast Salish Transformer stories teach about preparing the world for the people to come. What can these mythic stories teach us about being human in the context of the natural world? The stories
ask us to compare and contrast world views of humans living within nature and those that consider humans outside of nature. Can we define our own connection with the natural world through our modern stories? Is
it consistent with the teachings of the indigenous people’s myths and if not, how do we explain the differences?

The Waterlines Project Map will provide a visualization of the natural world as it existed at the time of the treaties. Storytelling is central to this learning experience. In class we will focus on stories such
as the Epic of North Wind’s Fishing Weir; Moon the Transformer; Tootsaleetsa is a Leader; and the Maiden of Deception Pass. Learning will be enriched with a visit to a site associated with a story. Further
connections will be made through art-making; experience of traditional songs; geology, plant and ecosystem study; and community relationships.


AIS 360: American Indians in Cinema

Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Tomhave

A-term, MTWTh 10:20 – 12:30

5 credits VLPA/I&S,DIV

SLN 10050

This class will critically examine how American Indians have been presented in various media productions by both native and non-native media producers.


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Advisers 2016 Washington State Legislative Internship Applications Open Now (fwd)


Undergraduate Students-

Applications for the 2016 Washington State Legislative Internship are open now on their website! The internship is open to ALL majors.


They will accept applications between now and October 16th. The 2016 internship will run from January 6, 2016, through March 10, 2016.
Starting this year, the Washington State Legislative Internship Program will have a Priority deadline of October 6th, and a final deadline of October 16th.

The Legislative Internship is an amazing opportunity for students to learn about the formation of public policy at first hand while developing the sorts of transferable professional skills that employers are looking for. On a day-to-day basis, interns are tracking legislation, attending hearings and meetings, communicating with constituents, and conducting research for state legislators.

Additional information about the internship, about the application and other frequently asked questions can be found on their website:

http://leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/Application-Writing-Tips-and-Sample.aspx http://leg.wa.gov/Internships/Pages/faq.aspx

Feel free to contact the internship coordinators in Olympia (Paula Rehwaldt and Emily McCartan) at: civic.ed@leg.wa.gov.

If you have questions about the internship, applications, or how the credits will count at the University of Washington, feel free to contact me or set up an appointment through the Political Science Advising Appointment Calendar (http://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php).
I would be glad to talk through the application process with any interested student from any department. Don’t let this amazing opportunity slip by before you graduate.


Mark Weitzenkamp

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