Space available (Summer B Term): HONORS 230A, Education Inside Prison

We have space available in our Summer B Term course, HONORS 230A: In Your Name – Education Inside Prison. Please share with interested students; they do not need to be Honors students to participate in this transformative course. Students can earn I&S credit for the course.

Students need to contact the instructor, Claudia Jensen (cjensen) to register for the course. Full description is below.

Thanks for sharing!


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Laura Harrington
Adviser, University Honors Program

Mary Gates Hall, Suite 211

Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-5pm

Honors 230 A: In Your Name: Education Inside Prison (I&S)

SLN 11697 (View UW registration info »)

Claudia Jensen (Slavic Languages & Literature)

Credits: 5
Limit: 12 students

Summer B Term (July 23-August 21)

Please contact the instructor, Claudia Jensen (cjensen), for more information, and to register.

Students will have class on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays and travel to the prison on Wednesdays. There will also be another mandatory all day field trip Thursday, July 30.

Why should people in prison have opportunities for education? What are the benefits and what are the realities and constraints of the institution? This class is centered around a series of visits we will make to the Twin Rivers Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex (about 45 minutes outside of Seattle); this is a medium-security prison unit for men. We will meet with a group of inmates there, sharing reading and writing assignments and developing a series of group projects focusing on education. We will be at the prison every Wednesday during B term, departing from the UW around 11:00 am and arriving back at about 5:00 pm. We will also tour the entire facility and meet with the prison’s administrative staff and correctional officers in order to gain a broad understanding of the complex issues surrounding education
within a prison setting (the tour is currently scheduled for Thursday, July 30, and will take all day). NO MAKE-UP sessions are possible, so please check your schedules.

Students will be required to submit information for clearance in order to enter the prison facility and they will be required to sign the UW’s Acknowledgement of Risk form; all students must be over 18. There are no exceptions to these requirements. Class size will be limited to 12 students; transportation to and from the prison will be provided.

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great course on disability and the arts for autumn quarter!

This is a late add to the autumn quarter time schedule that was very popular in its first run this past spring quarter!

Cultural perspectives on disability and education, as interpreted through arts-based inquiry

Wednesdays 430-650P

Lisa Murakami
lmurakam210 Miller Hall, University of Washington |phone: 206-616-6211 | fax: 206-543-9569

Drop Ins: Mon/Tues/Fri – 9:00-12:00 | Wed/Thurs – 1:00-4:00

Info Sessions: Thursdays 12:30

Appointment CalendarPlease note advising hours are between 9-5 – make sure your calendar is set to Pacific Standard Time to ensure the correct appointment time!

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STEM Coordinator Position at High Point Neighborhood House (multi-service organization in West Seattle)

We have an opening for STEM Coordinator. This is a regular, full-time, benefit eligible position, open to external and internal candidates. The complete job description is available at the link below. This was previously an internal posting. Please help us spread the word about this opportunity.

· STEM Coordinator

Current staff who wish to apply, please click on this link: Online Internal Job Application Form. You will be asked to fill out the form and upload your most recent resume.


Emily Mathiesen

HR and Compliance Coordinator

Neighborhood House

Phone: 206-461-8430 ext. 2080

Fax: 206-350-3675

This email may contain privileged and/or confidential information. It is intended for the addresse(s) only. The unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this email, or any information it contains, is prohibited. If you are not an intended recipient, please contact the sender and delete the material from your computer. Thank you.

Leslie Rupert Herrenkohl, Ph.D.

Co-Director, The 3DL Partnership

Professor, College of Education

Learning Sciences & Human Development

312 Miller Hall, Box 353600

Seattle, WA 98195-3600



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Make a Difference in Uganda – Join Our U.W. Volunteer/Internship Team

Tusubira-We Have Hope Inc. was founded by a group of UW students in 2006 following their trip to Uganda. Tusubira began by raising funds for an orphanage. In 2010, Tusubira began offering scholarships to orphaned students in two rural villages, mostly of secondary school age and has supported over 24 students with scholarships. These students have gone on to universities and technical colleges, and have grown into community leaders because of the opportunity to access quality education.

Time commitment: we hold meetings every other week and time commitment of a few hours per week.

Contact: text message Carol Bogezi, President

@425-628-4058 or

Tusubira Intern flyer_June 2015.pdf

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Missouri

Please consider this post-doc position at the University of Missouri.

Postdoc announcement_MU.pdf

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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Utah State University

Please consider this post-doc position at Utah State University.


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Happy Canada Day!

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UW Sustainability is hiring!

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

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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


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


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

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

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 ( 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 |

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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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