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Earth Day Restoration Work Party at the Arboretum – Saturday, April 20th

UW students are invited to join us at an Earth Day Service Event at the Washington Park Arboretum this Saturday, April 20th from 9am – 1pm.

We start at 9am, at the Crabapple Meadow, south of the Visitors Center, with free coffee and breakfast snacks!

All project materials, tools and gloves will be provided – volunteers just need to show up in close toed shoes!

Groups will head out into the Arboretum to complete gardening and restoration projects including weeding, invasive species removal, and mulching. Groups will return to the meadow at 1pm, where we will have some free light lunch! Stick around and enjoy a beautiful day in the park.

Sign up using this link:

Arboretum Earth Day 2019.pdf

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Global Leadership Summit 2019

The Global Business Center and the Certificate of International Studies in Business are hosting the 2nd Annual Global Leadership Summit on April 24, 2019. Please share with interested students, faculty, staff and community members. Thank you!

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Location: University of Washington – Anthony’s Forum, Dempsey Hall (3rd floor)
Time: 5:15-8:00pm

The Global Leadership Summit is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience from professionals in the field on how to lead responsibly and sustainably. Join students and community members for a night of workshops and discussions spanning different cultures and industries in order to develop your skills as a positive changemaker.

Program Highlights: * Two rounds of sessions led by a fantastic line up of speakers including Sally Jewell, the former CEO of REI and Secretary of the Interior in the Obama administration, as well as representatives from Microsoft, PATH, Starbucks, Clif Bar & Company, Global Washington, MiiR, Union Bank of Switzerland, Earth Economics, and more.

* Networking Reception & Resource Fair – come gain an awareness of global issues while connecting with local experts and like-minded peers.

Event Details: This event is free and is open to the public. Learn more and register:

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Ask Me Session with Undergraduate Researchers

Ask Me Sessions with Undergraduate Researchers

Have you ever wondered what is was like to be an undergraduate researcher? Do you have questions about how to manage research with classes/work/life, benefits/challenges in research and more?

Come to the “Ask Me Sessions”, where you can sit down with Undergraduate Researcher Leaders, current undergraduate students conducting research in a variety of fields, and get a take on their research experience at UW or talk about your own experience with research. The sessions will be held on the following Thursdays (4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23) from 10am-12pm in 171 Mary Gates Hall.

Hope to see you there!

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Think Outside the Park – Thursday, April 11th, 2019, 6:00 pm, Gould Court; Friday, April 12th, 2019, 5:30 pm, Gould Court

Subject: Opportunity for Design Activism in Action

Hello Designers, Planners, Researchers, Scientists, Artists, and Specialists,

Want to get involved with fellow students, work on networking, and design and build?

Think Outside the Park is a new group on campus and we are looking for designers that are interested in applying what we have learned through classes and studios in the realm of design activism. We will be working toward a physical goal of art/design installation in August for the Design in Public festival. There will be research, design, community outreach, grant writing, and physical installation components for this project (basically something for everyone).

We will be discussing our project topic two different days to include as many people as possible, Thursday, April 11th at 6pm in Gould Court and Friday, April 12th at 5:30pm in Gould Court.

Reasons to partake at any commitment levels:

  • Practice producing thought provoking potential policy changing installation.

  • Great networking opportunity for connecting with professionals and community members.

  • Learn techniques/practice having difficult conversations with the community and potentially policy makers

  • Expand your definitions and boundaries of what design means.

  • Have fun!

Check out this link to see what the design festival is looking for in proposal submissions.

Hope to see you one of the days!


Janie Bube ( + Jackie Donovan (

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Spring GRE Prep Courses

GRE Winter 2019

  • Sundays April 28th, May 5th, 12th, and 19th
    • Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    • Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall Room 136
    • Cost: $375
    • Registration Link: Here

Visit Women’s Center website to register: Here

As always, if you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Warm Regards,


University of Washington Women’s Center
“Opening doors for women and girls”

Campus Box 353070
Cunningham Hall
4101 George Washington Lane, Seattle, WA 98195
phone 206.685.1090 / fax 206.685.4490

Click hereto join our mailing list!

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Career Advising with David Gross

Wondering what to do with your degree?

Come talk with David Gross a retired U.S. Forest Service forester and agency recruiter!

To sign-up fill out the form in Anderson 116 or email with your three top time slots.

Appointments last 30 minutes on these dates:

Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:30-4:00pm

Wednesday, April 24th from 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-4:30pm

Thursday, April 25th from 8:30-11:30 am and 1:30-2:30pm


See attached schedule below.

David Ross Meeting Times

Event flyer

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Ethnoforestry Planting Party

We are hosting a planting party on Friday, April 19th from 1-3pm at our ethnoforestry site behind Paccar/ Dempsey Halls. This bed will be dedicated to Washington’s four coastal tribes and we’ll be installing plants that are culturally significant to them.


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Program on Climate Change Spring Symposium – invitation to students

The Program on Climate Change (PCC) invites you to attend our third annual Spring Symposium on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 3 pm in Ocean Sciences Building (OCN) 425. This exciting event features interdisciplinary presentations on climate-related research, outreach, and education by students and postdoctoral researchers. A light breakfast, catered lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided. This will be a great opportunity for networking and conversation with researchers across UW who are interested in climate.

Please register at this link by Friday, April 19th. See the link for more details. If you can’t make it for the whole event, feel free to just drop by for a session.

Like last year, we are welcoming posters and talks from undergraduate students. This will be a fun, casual opportunity for you to share your work with a diverse, welcoming audience and get to know the PCC community! Discussion of ongoing, unfinished work is welcome. If you are interested in giving a talk, it can be approximately 6 or 12 minutes in length, plus time for questions.

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#MeTooSTEM events at UW on 4/17 and 4/18

Professor of Neuobiology and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and founder of #MeTooSTEM, is visiting UW in April to give a science talk and participate in several events related to #MeTooSTEM and Sexual Harassment. Both Science and Inside Higher Education have recently covered some of her story. She also has a #MeTooSTEM website.

UW ADVANCE is one of many sponsors of her visit. You might be interested in some of the upcoming #MeTooSTEM-related events. A summary of those events appears below. More information and workshop registration can be found at Attached is a flyer with additional information.


  • “Ending Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination in STEM One Harasshole and Chili Pepper at a Time” – 4-5pm in Hitchcock 132


  • Building Healthy Academic Workplaces – 9-11am in HSB G-328
  • A MeTooSTEM Action Workshop w/Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin: End Campus Rape Insurance(registration required) – 11am- 2:30pm in Samuel K. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Unity Suite
  • Peer Supporter Training (registration required) – 3-5pm in HSB G-417
  • #WeToo – Taking on harassment & discrimination through collective action & collective bargaining – 3-5pm in HSB G-328


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Reminder: Be The Match: It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Be The Match: It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HUB 250
FREE admission and open to all faculty, staff and students

There are still a few spots available for this exciting event! Learn how you can help save a life! Register today.

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years, Be The Match has managed the largest marrow registry in the world, and works every day to save lives through transplant. Help ensure all ethnicities are represented in the blood stem cell registry. WATCH AVA’s STORY

1. HEAR THE STORIES: Hear UW Professor Alexis Harrisshare her struggle to find a match, Joe Grojean’s story as a stem cell recipient, and donor Landon Bennett’s incredible experience as a stem cell donor!

2. VOLUNTEER FOR CHILDREN: Create a note of encouragement for children battling life-threatening illnesses at Seattle Children’s and sign the poster for their unit.

3. YOU COULD BE THE MATCH: You could be the match! Are you between the ages of 18 and 44? You can register with the Be The Match registry or share the registry with coworkers, friends and family and save a life!

REGISTER TODAY! Co-hosted by the UW Combined Fund Driveand The Whole U.

Be the Match-flyer.pdf

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4/24 Worker Memorial Day at the University of Washington

Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Please join us on Worker Memorial Day to honor those who died in 2018 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. This special ceremony will raise awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington State.

Worker Memorial Day.pdf

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Fish and Wildlife Ecology Seminar – Monday (4/8/19) 3pm

Christopher Schell (Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, University of Washington, Tacoma) will be presenting Monday (4/8/19) from 3-4pm in the Physics and Astronomy Tower, Room C520.

Title: Nothing to Fear: Uncovering the mechanisms that mediate fearlessness in coyotes


Reduced fear in wildlife is becoming an extensive phenomenon across the globe. Justifiably so, as a minimum level of habituation may be necessary to survive rapid, human-driven landscape changes. However, fearlessness beyond a certain threshold may increase the potential for human-wildlife conflict. Investigating the mechanisms that underpin human-directed fearlessness may therefore be a significant tool for diagnosing and mitigating conflict before incidents occur, increasing the basic and applied potential of such research endeavors. In this talk, Dr. Schell will detail the potential processes that contribute to the emergence of boldness behaviors in coyotes (Canis latrans), a widespread urban-adapted mammal. The talk will also explore the varied work of the Grit City Carnivore Project, a research collaborative dedicated to uncovering the patterns and processes by which urban carnivores navigate urbanization in the Pacific Northwest.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Chris Schell is an Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and principal investigator of the Grit City Carnivore Project. Dr. Schell’s research integrates evolutionary theory with ecological application to disentangle the processes accentuating human-carnivore conflict. Specifically, his interests lie in understanding the physiological mechanisms and anthropogenic drivers that may contribute to fearless behavior in urban carnivores. His research is uniquely tied to the community: urban ecology is inherently a synergy of anthropogenic forces and natural processes. Hence, he often works closely with nondominant communities (e.g. ethnic and racial minorities), wildlife managers, cultural institutions, and philanthropic organizations to help foster mutually enriching relationships among people and wildlife. Chris received his B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University (2009) and his masters and Ph.D in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago (2015).

Zoom Meeting information:

If you are unable to attend in person, here is the Zoom meeting link to attend remotely:

For information on how to join a UW Zoom Meeting please visit:

Upcoming FWE seminars:

Date: Speaker:
4/1/19 Devin Johnson
4/8/19 Christopher Schell
4/15/19 Leslie New
4/22/19 Tara Chestnut
4/29/19 Daniel Schindler
5/6/19 Correigh Greene
5/13/19 Lily van Eeden and Carol Bogezi
5/20/19 Dee Boersma
5/27/19 Memorial Day
6/3/19 Jim Thorson

For more info visit the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit’s webpage:

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2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture (4/11) is just a week away!

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Dear UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences Community,

The 2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture is just about a week away, and we want to see you there! The talk is free and open to the public, and tickets are going fast, so please be sure to RSVP to save your spot.

This year, we are pleased to welcome Dorceta Taylor from the University of Michigan’s School for the Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) as our 2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture speaker!

Dorceta Taylor is the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at SEAS, a professor of environmental sociology, and teaches courses in environmental history, environmental politics, environmental justice, climate change, sustainable development, sustainable food systems, gender and the environment, and sociological theory. Taylor will present “Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Lack of Transparency and Inequities in Compensation.” Dorceta Taylor


What: “Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Lack of Transparency and Inequities in Compensation”
When: Thursday, April 11, from 7-8 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall 220The talk is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so we encourage everyone to register in advance. Please be sure to RSVP to save your spot.We hope you’ll join us for this special opportunity.
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Youth ((25 and under) but all are welcome)) Climate Lobby Day in Olympia on April 11

On April 11, we need you to join us in Olympia to show our elected officials that climate change is an urgent issue, and that young people are demanding action now. We are the generations most impacted by climate change, and we will soon make up the largest voting demographic in the United States’ electorate.

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Info Session for Chemical Engineering Data Science Master’s program/ Thursday April 11 4-5 pm , MolES 115

Our new data science track (starting in 2019) offers students with a background in chemical engineering or a related field to receive applied data science instruction in the context of chemical engineering and molecular science. Students in the data science track will still receive a rigorous graduate level education in key areas of chemical engineering.
Our data science curriculum provides targeted coursework within the ChemE program in Python scientific programming and cloud computing, statistics and machine learning, and computational molecular science. M.S. students on the data science track will complete a team-based capstone project to cement their skills and help build a data science portfolio.

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Student Tax class REMINDER

Student Tax class for US Resident Students:

Wednesday, 4/3/2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Odegaard Library, room 220

You’ve received your 1098T tax form! Student Fiscal Services is presenting this workshop to help US Resident students understand the information on the 1098T tax form. The workshop will cover how the 1098T form relates to education tax credits. The workshop will also discuss tax issues regarding scholarships and grants. Class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The class is free of charge and you do not have to register to attend. Come learn about the updates to the 1098T form.

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Rescheduled iSchool Career Fair 4/9 (Jobs & Internships)

iSchool Career Fair 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | HUB N Ballroom – UW Seattle | Event Page

Open to all UW students and alumni 2:30 – 4:30 PM. Check-in closes at 4:00

Make sure to bring your UW Husky Card!

*Please note- the fair is restricted to iSchool students only from 12:30-2:30, then open to all UW students and alumni 2:30-onwards

The Information School Career Fair (ICF) provides students with an opportunity to speak with different organizations and learn about careers, internships, directed fieldwork, and research opportunities in the field of information science. It is an ideal setting for students looking to network with industry professionals, learn about current and future openings, and explore the work culture of different organizations.

Students will find opportunities in software and application development, business analytics, content management, data science, data analytics, information technology consulting, user experience, project management, information security, and much more.

The fair is open to all UW students and alumni across campus who are seeking jobs and internships in the information science field.

Further details on the organizations, types/titles of positions, work authorizations, and degrees recruited will be updated about five days before the event on our career fair app. You can download our career fair app for the iPhone and Android or search the Google Play Store or iTunes Appstore for “ U of Washington iSchool Fair”

Expectations of students attending:

  • Come dressed up in business or business casual attire
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume
  • Bring your Husky Card

Additional information on the fair and attending organizations can be found here. Please note that the career-prep events listed on this page are for iSchool students only:

Questions? Email iCareers

iSchool Career Fair 4-9-19.pdf

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This Week’s SEFS Seminar: Matt Bogard, post-doc at SEFS, presents “Constraining terrestrial-aquatic exchanges of carbon and nutrients in coastal wetlands”

Happy Monday!

Our first SEFS Seminar of the spring quarter is this week!

On Wednesday, April 3, hear from Matt Bogard, postdoc at SEFS, as he presents “Constraining terrestrial-aquatic exchanges of carbon and nutrients in coastal wetlands.” The seminar begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Forest Club Room (Anderson 207), and a reception will be held afterward.

We look forward to seeing you!

Spring 2019 SEFS Seminar Schedule

April 3Constraining terrestrial-aquatic exchanges of carbon and nutrients in coastal wetlands
Matt Bogard, post-doc, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

April 10 – No SEFS Seminar this week due to the 2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture on April 11.

April 17The role of Washington’s private forests in mitigating global warming
Indroneil Ganguly, associate director, CINTRAFOR, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

April 24A social-ecological analysis of management of collective forest in nature reserve in China
Yi Xie, professor, Beijing Forestry University; visiting scholar, University of Washington

May 1Aviation fuels from biomass
Fernando Resende, assistant professor, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

May 8Structure, growth and mortality in giant sequoia forests spanning the 2012-2015 California drought
Robert Van Pelt, affiliate assistant professor, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

May 15TBA
Yasmeen Hussain

May 22Effects of 21st century climate, land use and disturbances on ecosystem carbon balance in California
Benjamin Sleeter, land use and climate change team lead, Western Geographic Science Center, United States Geological Survey

May 29Biodiversity maintenance and ecosystem effects of large mammalian seed dispensers
Taal Levi, Oregon State University

June 5TBA

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Last call: Be part of UW Earth Day

This is the last call to participate in 2019 Earth Day. This year we will focus on the different ways in which engaging with the planet through the lens of equity and inclusion. While traditionally Earth Day at the University of Washington has been an environmental-centric festival, this year we are expanding the conversation to include the economic, social, and political aspects that we believe are crucial to any discussion of sustainability. Which is why our theme this year is Engage for Earth!

We are reaching out to invite all UW-members (as well as programs, schools, departments, and student groups) to actively participate in this year’s Earth Day events! We greatly appreciate your consideration of participating by having an information table or preparing a special presentation/event. We are expecting lots of foot traffic so it would be an excellent way to gain exposure.

Our programming will include speakers, exhibitors, performances, installations, workshops, classes, film screenings, panels, and more to both engage and empower students and local community members to get involved in their communities. There’s a lot of room for groups to get creative and participate in a way that really enhances this dialogue and gives all a chance to showcase what they do and what they’re passionate about, beyond the more classic tabling model.

Participation for UW members is free, but if you have the capacity to make any donation support to create more equitable opportunities for student participation in this event.

In addition to Earth Day, we will also be facilitating several related events in the week leading up to the April 22nd festivities. All UW departments and groups are encouraged to create their own event during the month of April focusing on diversity, environmental or social justice, or sustainability as part of Earth Week. To have your event included on the UW’s Earth Week event calendar, email sustainability.

Please help us by sharing this information with other students and groups.

For those interested in participating, please contact the student coordinator, Sarah Culp, at sfculp. We look forward to learning how you engage!

Save the date!

UW 2019 Earth Day celebrations
April 22, 2019 | HUB Lawn and Lyceum

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Startup Job Fair 4/10

If you know students who would work best at a company where they get to wear hats for multiple roles within the organization, then beginning their career at a startup company could be a perfect fit. The Buerk Center is proud to announce the upcoming UW Startup Job Fair!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

University of Washington
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4:30-5:30: Entrepreneurship (Lavin, Entre Minor, TEC, MS Entre, etc.) and Foster Students
5:30-7:00 PM: UW Students


RSVP is recommended so we can have a count of potential attendees.

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