NEW COURSE: RE 350 Introduction to Real Estate

Please share with your students the information below regarding a new course that is being offered by the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies in the College of Built Environments.

Students interested in registering for the course should contact for an add code.

Course Description

This is an introductory course and does not assume any previous knowledge of real estate. The mixture of fundamental concepts with expert guest speakers and discussions on real estate related news allows students to understand the workings of the real estate industry in more depth and prepares them for further study of the real estate profession. The individual class meetings cover:

a) general topics of the real estate industry
b) the processes needed to complete a transaction and

c) an overview of the quantitative components of the real estate decision-making for the buyers and sellers. All lecture materials will be posted on the course
Canvas website ( ) one day in advance of each class.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the students should be able to:

A. Overall:

– Apply basic analytical and quantitative techniques

– Demonstrate an ability to use technology and apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances

– Adopt innovative problem solving

– Communicate effectively

– Demonstrate effective decision making skills

B. Specific:

– Understand the participants and processes involved in the real estate market

– Understand the steps needed before a real estate transaction takes place

– Understand representation within the real estate transaction

– Acquire basic competency in real estate finance calculations

– Acquire basic competency within taking title to real estate

– Understand ethical decision making while dealing with all parties involved

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Winter 2017 Sociology Courses

Interesting courses offered by the Sociology department next quarter (WINTER 2017):

SOC 201: Power, Inequality and Markets

SOC 215: Intro to Urban Sociology

SOC 353: Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives

SOC 371: Criminology

SOC 401A: Disability in Popular Culture (crosslisted with DIS ST)


WIN17 SOC 201A.pdf
WIN17 SOC 215A.pdf
WIN17 SOC 353.pdf
WIN17 SOC 371.pdf
WIN17 SOC 401A.pdf

Fel free to contact SOC advising with any questions:

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Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis – open to all students


Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

Winter Quarter – T-TH 1:30-3:50

Ilene Schwartz

Open to all students!

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the concepts of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is an academic discipline that is interested in using behavioral principles (e.g., positive reinforcement) to teach socially important behaviors.

ABA is used in many educational settings including school programs for children with and without disabilities. This course will be an ideal choice for anyone interested in working with children in educational, community, recreation, or coaching situations. The course meets University curriculum requirements for I&S.

ABA is the most effective strategy known for teaching children with autism. If you are interested in knowing more about how to work with children with autism, this course will provide you with the 40 hours of training needed to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). For more information about becoming certified as a RBT contact the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (


EdSpe 427 Flyer – winter.docx

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Call for applications and scholarships: University of Finland School of Forest Sciences

Do you want a career that makes a difference?

University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences offers three internationally renowned Master of Science programmes. We are one of the best academic units in forest sciences in the world and internationally known for our excellence in research and research based teaching. If you are interested in how forests and wood can be managed for the benefit of the global development, to alleviate climate change and to solve challenges in energy supply, you have come to a right place.


Wood Materials Science, MSc

Master’s Degree Programme in Wood Materials Science is a course-based programme that trains experts in production and use of wood for novelty bio-based materials, products and energy. Our graduates find work as technology specialists, researchers, and project managers in development organisations and R&D departments of bio-based industry and energy cluster.


European Forestry, MSc

MSc European Forestry is an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus course-based programme offered jointly by six top-quality European universities. MSc EF provides you with academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with a special emphasis on bioeconomy. Our graduates are highly appreciated by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO’s, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises who appreciate the ability to apply global thinking in local conditions.


Forestry (CBU), MSc

MSc Forestry is a course-based MSc programme run by a university consortium of Finnish and Russian universities – Cross Border University (CBU). Our graduates are experts in ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources, who understand the special features of cross-border cooperation and have cross-cultural understanding.



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Up to $22,500 Scholarship for STEM & Health Care Majors – Opens January 2017

Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

Scholarships Up to $22,500 for STEM & Health Care Majors

Application Opens January 3, 2017

We are excited to announce that the online application for the 2017-2018 Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) will be available on our website soon!

We will select 1850 new students to receive funding and additional professional development support and industry exploration opportunities. We need your help in encouraging every eligible student in Washington to apply!

A Few Scholarship Details:

WSOS supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and health care and encourages recipients to work in Washington state once they complete their degrees. Students must meet additional eligibility criteria.

* Annual award amount: $2,500 – $7,500 depending on class standing
* Renewable for up to five years based on credits completed and continued eligibility
* Recipients receive access to additional workshops, events and exclusive support programs

The application will be available on the WSOS website on January 3, 2017, with a deadline of February 28, 2017.



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Dean, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture – University of Maine

Position opening for the position of Dean, College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine -Orono.

Details of the position are available at the link below. Please note that review of applications will begin on January 2, 2017.

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CSU Forest Biometrics Faculty Position


The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship at Colorado State University is seeking applications and nominations for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in forest biometry and natural resource measurements at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications from those interested in the biometry, measurement and statistical analysis of forest and rangeland vegetation are especially encouraged to apply. Individuals with interest and expertise in areas such as forest biometrics, natural resource measurements, remote sensing, sampling, or a related field with a strong background in statistics and quantitative methods would complement the existing faculty expertise and interests in our department and the Warner College of Natural Resources. We seek someone to develop a nationally recognized, innovative, independent, and extramurally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. We expect the incumbent to exhibit leadership in, and passion for, undergraduate and graduate teaching, student mentoring, and curriculum development in the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department. Applicants should clearly demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the department, college, and the university.

Required: 1. Earned Ph.D. with disciplinary emphasis in forestry, applied statistics, or natural resource related field by the time of appointment.
2. Demonstrated research expertise in natural resource measurements and analysis.


To apply, submit application material (cover letter, C.V., statement of research, outreach, & teaching interests, contact information for three referees, transcripts and up to three representative publications) to by February 8, 2017, for full consideration.

After notifying semifinalist candidates, application materials of the semifinalists, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the faculty of the Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Questions concerning position contact: Search Committee Chair:
CSU Forest Biometrics Faculty.docx

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Registration Open: 26th Annual WiSE Conference

The College of Engineering WiSE Advisory Board (WAB) will be hosting their annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) conference at the University of Washington. The conference will take place on Saturday, February 18th. If you haven’t attended in the past, this conference is focused toward the woman scholar who is interested in and/or pursuing engineering and science from high school through graduate level.

Workshops and presentations will be offered all day that speak to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) educational and career opportunities as well as professional and personal development. The workshops run simultaneously so the individual student can tailor the conference for their interests. We encourage students of science and engineering at all levels to attend. The registration fee is minimal, and there are great opportunities to network and explore opportunities.

Registration is now open online:

or contact

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STEM Majors: Research Internships in Germany


DAAD RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

  • Competitive summer internship program for students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Engineering
  • Students work with research groups at universities and top research institutions
  • Length of program is 2-3 months during summer term
  • Working Language is English
  • Scholars receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses
  • Over 300 students are awarded annually

Important Dates:

December 9th –Information Session at 12pm in MGH 171

January 15, 2017 – Application Deadline

You can find more information at the DAAD Rise at the website.

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Winter Quarter Course – Learning Wellness: Healthy Ways to Respond to Stressful Student Life

Winter Quarter 2017

NURS 204 Learning Wellness: Healthy Ways to Respond to Stressful Student Life

Come learn what to do when you’re stressed out! You’ll learn about self-care and other tools from top experts on health, wellness and self-care.

This course is open to all students across departments.

We’ll examine the intimate connections of body, mind, spirit, as well as how stress challenges personal health. Provides overview of methods that respond to stress in health-producing ways, including time management, making healthy choices, and practicing wellness.

Discusses evidence for each method and provides experiential components.

Taught by Lisa Taylor-Swanson, PhD, MAcOM, EAMP, a Licensed Acupuncturist and Postdoctoral Fellow in UW School of Medicine, BIME
UWSON NURS204 Course Flyer.pdf

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Michigan State University Cluster Hire in Plant Stress Biology


Cluster Hire in Plant Stress Biology

The plant science departments and the newly created Plant Resilience Institute (PRI; at Michigan State University are inviting applications for multiple tenure-system positions at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level for individuals studying plant responses to abiotic stresses, such as drought and temperature extremes, and biotic stresses such as attack by pathogens and insect pests.

These positions are part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative that will recruit 100 top-level researchers to MSU over the next five years. MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. We are seeking candidates who address compelling research questions in plant stress biology that will strengthen, complement, and collaborate with on-going research programs at MSU.

Areas of interest include, butare not limited to: the role of the microbiome in plant resilience; adaptation to abiotic and biotic stresses; tree and forest systems as regulators and responders to changing climates; genomics of plant resilience; plant stress signaling pathways, including volatile signals; impact of climate change on plant growth and productivity; use of gene editing to improve plant resilience.

Successful applicants will contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants should have a strong record of accomplishments and publications. Further, evidence of past or ongoing successful collaborations is desired, and evidence of multidisciplinary collaborations will be viewed favorably. For positions filled at the rank of Associate and Professor, a strong record of extramural funding is required. A Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) is required for consideration. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

PRI is a multi-departmental research unit, with current faculty appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR; and/or the College of Natural Sciences (CNS; Successful candidates may be jointly appointed in one or more departments/programs on campus including the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Horticulture, Forestry, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Plant Biology, and Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences. Appointed faculty will also be affiliated with MSU AgBioResearch ( To apply, applicants should provide curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and future research objectives, brief description of teaching philosophy and goals, and the names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference. The complete application package should be compiled into a single PDF document and candidates must submit their application through the MSU Human Resources site at (posting #4395).

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Questions regarding this position may be emailed to the Search Chair at MSUPRI. Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. A member of the Association of American Universities, MSU is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


MSU-PRI Job Description final.pdf

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You’re Invited: Making NOIS-e for Standing Rock (12/1)

SEFS master’s student Jessica Hernandez, who is co-president of the Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS) at UW, invites you to a teach-in that will include voices from the field in the forms of literature, lecture, videos and photographs.

What: Making NOIS-e for Standing Rock

When: Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

The event is free and open to the public—no RSVP is required, but you can check in on the event’s Facebook page—and a light lunch will be provided.

So come out if you can!

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ANTH 269

See the attached flyer for information on this new course with 35 open seats!
ANTH 269 FLYER – The Mystery of the Material World.pdf


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UW iSchool – MLIS Open House, Dec 1, TH, 5:30-6:30 pm

You’re Invited!

UW Information School
MLIS Open House: Pizza & Info Session
December 1st (Thurs), 5:30-6:30 pm

Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL) Room 220

UW Seattle Campus

Interested in a career in librarianship, information literacy, knowledge organization, user experience design, data curation, or information architecture? Do you think creatively and want to help people and organizations find and understand information? If yes, then check out the Master of Library and Information Science degree offered by the University of Washington Information School. We offer the #3 ranked program in the nation, and coursework may be pursued online or on-campus. Check out a brief video that tells you about our program and people.

Please join the information school on-campus for an information session on Thursday, December 1st, from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pizza will be served as you hear from iSchool faculty, staff, and current students about the MLIS program. Come with your questions about the school, program, and profession – they’re happy to answer them! No RSVP is necessary for this session.

Click here to find out more of what you can do with an MLIS degree, including pathways of support and job titles and recent hiring stats. And check out these videos to learn more about what some of our alum are doing.

Full event information for December 1st is at If you can’t make this one, then check out the Events Calendar and think about joining an upcoming web chat; the next web chat is Wednesday, December 14th, from 2-4 pm.

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American Indian Studies Winter Course: Researching Indians’ History

AIS 370: Researching Indians’ History

5 cr. I&S

Instructor: Sasha Harmon

MW 1:30 – 3:20

A hands-on research seminar, introducing students to various library and archival sources of information about American Indian history (Northwest focus) and to the challenges of interpreting them and using them in historical accounts. Interested and curious students are encouraged to talk with Professor Harmon ( for information or add codes.

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Climate Change Open Letter

Consider adding your name to this open letter to President-elect Donald trump:

This document aims to collect signatures from climate/energy experts and Earth scientists* nationwide, urging President-elect Trump to uphold American leadership against climate change.

*If you’d like to sign, please reply with your name, title, and institutional affiliation as you’d like them to appear on the letter. *(**pursuing or having completed a PhD or equivalent in any field related to climate change, Earth science, or energy*)
After a sufficient number of signatures from academics have been collected, the letter will be opened to the general public, asking them to support the call for climate action.

If you are concerned about the threat that Trump poses to progress on climate policy and clean energy, *please sign now and urge your colleagues to do so too by Dec 5, 2016*.

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Peace Corps Info Session – Adventures in Africa

The Peace Corps is looking for volunteers who have backgrounds in environment, education or business, and who are interested in serving overseas!

The next application deadline is January 1st. Applicants for this period will be considered for Summer-Fall 2017 departure dates.

Peace Corps Info Hour – Adventures in Africa

Tuesday Dec. 7th 5pm-6pm

UW Career Services Center -134 Mary Gates Hall, Seattle, WA 98195

Come hear stories from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Ethiopia and Zambia.

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Weekly Jobs Update from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Job Outreaches from the US Forest Service Northern Region

Please see below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to the 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 Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

Check out the new blog/website at: This is where you can find “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” and “Top 10 Resume Building Tips For Forest Service Jobs”. And, you are welcome to view the webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.

Partnership Liason Specialist GS-7 in Kamiah, Idaho

Biological Aid (Plants) GS-3 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – 2 positions

Biological Science Technician (Plants) GS-4/5 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) GS-6/7 in Kalispell, Montana

Forestry Technician (Timber Stand Improvement) GS-6 in Bigfork, Montana

Customer Service Representative GS-5 in Hamilton, Montana

Forestry Technician (Pre-Sale) GS-8/9 in Kooskia, Idaho

Physical Scientist GS-9 in Dillon, Montana

Aquatics/Hydrologist/Soil Scientist GS-12 in Great Falls, Montana

Program Support Assistant GS-7 in Missoula, Montana

Ecologist GS-12 in Missoula, Montana

Equal Opportunity Assistant GS-5 in Missoula, Montana

Purchasing Agent GS-7/8 in Anaconda, MT; Butte, MT; Darby, MT; Dillon, MT; Hamilton, MT; Missoula, MT

Upcoming Webinar!
New Job Opportunities with Region 1 Forest Service
Wednesday, November 30th at 12 – 1:30 p.m. MST

Here is a great opportunity to join via teleconference call or on video with Regional Specialist, Amber Kamps, to ask questions regarding upcoming jobs, hiring events, and more.

No registration is needed. Limited to first 50 who attend.

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2017 Bonderman Fellowship – final information session tomorrow!

The final information session for the 2017 Bonderman Fellowship is tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/29, 6:30-7:30 pm – (this is an online session and students can learn how to join us on the Bonderman Fellowship web site.

The Bonderman Fellowship is available to UW graduate/professional students and to undergraduate seniors (with either a 3.65 GPA or good standing in a UW honors program) – please see below for more eligibility details.


The 2017 Bonderman Fellowship application now available!
Deadline: January 9, 2017, 12 noon (PST)

The 2017 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is Wednesday, 11/2, 12:30-1:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library!

David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2017. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

All applicants must be enrolled (for graduate students “on leave” status is not considered enrolled) and in good standing at the UW during the quarter the application is due and must hold US citizenship or permanent resident status. Good standing in this regard refers not only to academic but also disciplinary and conduct standing. Additionally:

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS: All students in graduate or professional degree programs are eligible to apply.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: All undergraduate students with senior credit standing AND who also meet ONE of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

* at least a 3.65 cumulative UW GPA by the start of Winter 2017; OR
* participation and good standing in the University Honors Program (Interdisciplinary, Departmental or College Honors) or in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program, by the start of Winter 2017. Undergraduates in one of these Honors programs DO NOT need to have 3.65 UW GPA or higher to apply, but simply must be in good standing in their respective programs, whatever that might mean.

To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the information sessions listed on the website.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 pm (noon) January 9, 2017.

More information about the fellowship, information sessions, and the application can be found at:

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International Students and Employment Pathways

International Students and Employment Pathways

Would you like to learn about options for working in the US after graduation from experts in immigration law? If so, come hear from immigration lawyers about how to prepare! You will learn about:

· Employment-based visas

· Talent and skills-based visas

· Investment-based visas

· Optional Practical Training

What: International Students and Employment Pathways

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Paccar Hall, Room 392

Who: U.S. Immigration Lawyers Peng & Weber and UW International Student Adviser Megan Serenco


Open to all UW students.

Sponsored by the Certificate of International Studies in Business Program, Foster School of Business


International Students and Employment Pathways.pdf

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