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University of Washington Graduate School Fair

Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the country, including:

  • University of Washington
  • George Washington University
  • University of Southern California
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University
  • Columbia University
  • Boston University
  • University of Colorado
  • Hawaii Pacific University
  • Duke University
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Diego

And more!

The program is free to attend, with a complimentary bag for the first 200 students to arrive and raffle drawings throughout the day.


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Graduate Student Research Institute

Join us this summer for the second annual Graduate Student Research Institute (GSRI)!


GSRI is a free and online pre-fall program offered by the UW Libraries and Graduate School Core Programs, aimed at giving UW graduate students the tools and strategies they need to research smarter, not harder.

GSRI is highly recommended for incoming graduate students, new Research Assistants, and students in programs that emphasize research or capstones.

GSRI can help you to:

  • Learn practical research skills and strategies
  • Become familiar with a the best resources for graduate research and success
  • Build community with other UW students and campus support staff
  • Reflect on your academic experience and increase your confidence

Participants with common interests will meet together in small online cohorts, with personalized support from UW librarians and other qualified mentors in their subject areas.

Topics include effective academic research, productivity tools & skills, academic support resources, and tips for taking your research to the next level.

There are two sessions of GSRI being offered in Summer 2018.

Session #1: August 20-24, 2018 (online)

Session #2: September 10-14, 2018 (online)

Learning for each session takes place over 5 days with no fixed participation times, although we recommend you reserve approximately one hour per day to complete the Institute. Space in a particular session may be requested, but is not guaranteed. Program is not offered for-credit.

Register online today! For questions, email

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Essential Class for Graduate Students

The UW Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of courses for graduate students interested in developing and strengthening their teaching skills. These highly-rated courses focus on evidence-based teaching practices that apply across disciplines and prepare students for success in the job market.

This autumn GRDSCH is offering:

GRDSCH 501 Teaching Assistant Preparation
In person Sept. 18-19, online autumn quarter (1 credit)
Taken in conjunction with the TA Conference, this hybrid course explores specific teaching resources and strategies that support new TAs in their roles.

GRDSCH 550 Teaching in Global Classrooms: Strategies for Teaching International and Multilingual Students
Thursdays, 2:30-3:20 p.m. (1 credit)
This course focuses on evidence-based teaching practices that leverage the diverse linguistic and cultural assets of global classrooms to enrich learning for all students. (course flyer attached)

GRDSCH 630 Acting Up: Teaching Theater for Change
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30-3:20 p.m. (2 credits)
Students build practical skills in Theatre of the Oppressed and other arts-based pedagogies to promote inclusive educational environments in classroom, institutional, and community contexts.

To see a full list of courses offered this year,  please visit the CTL Graduate School Courses page.

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Graduate Fellowship Opportunity

Here is your chance at an M.S. assistantship at Northern Arizona University aimed at managing resilient forest agroecosystems and doing tribal outreach and engagement!

For more information: NNF Fellowship at SOF NAU Announcement


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Postdoc opportunities at Argonne

The environmental science division of Argonne is looking for a postdoc to study environmental impacts of land use change, with expertise in spatial analysis and agroecosystem modeling. Maybe this position would be interesting to some PhD students in your group/school. Please let me know if you have questions. Have a great day!

Postdoctoral Appointee – Soil and Agroecosystem modeling.pdf

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Master of Social Work – Info Sessions

Applications for 2019 UW Seattle Master of Social Work programs (2 year full-time, 3 year part-time, 10 month Advanced Standing) will be available in September, with a January 3, 2019 deadline. Please attend one of the summer MSW info sessions below to learn more about the program.

 The School of Social Work also offers a PhD in Social Welfare, and an exciting Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW) program that prepares entry-level social workers for generalist practice in a multicultural context; UW undergrads should explore BASW prerequisites to plan ahead, as new BASW students are admitted for Fall quarter only.

Ranked #1 in the world in 2017 (Center for World University Rankings), the UW School of Social Work is committed to promoting social and economic justice for poor and oppressed populations, maximizing human welfare, and enhancing the quality of life for all. Alumni ignite social change as community organizers, mental health counselors, human rights activists, child welfare specialists, nonprofit leaders, immigrant & refugee allies, case managers, policy advocates, and more. They serve in nonprofits, schools, mental health clinics, community organizations, hospitals, and more embracing a holistic, strengths-based, person-in-environment approach. Learn more about what social workers do, and please encourage your stellar students to pursue a meaningful career in social work!


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Funded Graduate Student Position in Plant Ecology

Funded Graduate Student Position in Plant Ecology

The Dovciak lab ( at the State University of New York (SUNY ESF) is looking for a highly motivated graduate student (PhD or MS) for a funded position to study vegetation dynamics of Long Island Pine Barrens of New York State. The student is expected to study forest plant communities and examine patterns of regeneration, recruitment, and mortality for pitch pine and oaks on vegetation plots surveyed in 2005/2006. The data and protocols from this survey are available for use. The position will include (1) resurvey of the vegetation plots, (2) quantification of changes in forest community and tree populations, and (3) building statistical models to relate tree population processes to environmental conditions (including canopy cover, understory vegetation, and soil properties).

The position starts on August 20, 2018, but a later start (January 2019) may be considered. The position is based at SUNY ESF in Syracuse ( and field work is based at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. Collaborative partners include the Central Pine Barrens Commission and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The position will be supported by research (2 years) and teaching assistantships (1-3 years) that cover a stipend, tuition, and health benefits.

Additional collaborative research opportunities exist in our lab within an NSF-funded project examining ecotone dynamics between deciduous and conifer forests of northeastern United States.

Desired qualifications:

– MS or BS in plant or forest ecology, botany, or a related field

– GPA >3.5 and GRE scores >70% (lower may be acceptable with relevant research experience)

– Basic vascular plant identification skills and familiarity with ecosystems of the northeastern United States

– Excellent time management, interpersonal, and team/collaborative skills

– Ability to work long hours in potentially adverse field conditions over a period of 2-3 months

– Interest in organizing and managing large data sets (e.g., in Excel or Access)

– Ability to use, or willingness to learn, advanced statistical methods and packages (e.g., R)

– Driver’s license and an own car

To apply, send (1) cover letter summarizing your interests, educational goals (MS, PhD), and qualifications, (2) CV, including GPA and GRE, (3) transcripts (unofficial OK at this stage), and (4) contacts
for three references to Martin Dovciak (, ideally as a single pdf file. Please use “Plant Ecology Research Assistantship” in email subject line. Earlier inquiries are welcome. The review
of the applications will start on May 15 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a full application (with official transcripts, reference letters,
and GRE reports) to SUNY ESF ( as soon as possible.

Info on Syracuse academic community/environment is here:

Info on Long Island Central Pine Barrens is here:

Funded Graduate Student Position in Plant Ecology-Dovciak Lab @ SUNY ESF.pdf

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UW EE Grad Programs Info Session Tomorrow!

Are you an Engineering, Math or Physical Sciences student interested in graduate school in Electrical Engineering? If so, please join us to learn more about the daytime UW Seattle MSEE and PhD in EE programs. Current graduate students, faculty and advisors will be available to answer questions!

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 4:30pm

Where: UW Seattle, Electrical Engineering Building, Room EEB 303

Learn about:

  • Preparation and Admissions
  • Master’s vs. Ph.D. programs
  • Degree Requirements
  • Funding
  • Research Groups and more!

Hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Larson
Graduate Programs Advisor – Lead
Department of Electrical Engineering | University of Washington Paul Allen Center, AE142 | Box 352500
206.616.1351 (Phone) | 206.543.3842 (Fax)graduate-programs-info-session-flyer-spr18-page-001

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Master of Science in Real Estate Information Session

Interested in applying to the Master of Science in Real Estate program? We are still accepting applications for Fall 2018

The Department of Real Estate will be holding an information session in Gould Hall 100 on April 9th. Please join us for an informal conversation about the MSRE program and application process. Faculty and staff will be on hand to speak about the program. This is a great chance to get answers to your questions and probe the opportunities that real estate can add to your education and career.


Monday, April 9th
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Gould Hall Room 100
lunch will be served!
kindly RSVP:

Melissa Best

Assistant to the Chair | Department of Real Estate
College of Built Environments | University of Washington

P 206.685.8020 | F 206.685.9597

info session 4-9.pdf

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How will you make compassion a verb?

Seed grants available for ideas to cultivate compassion, kindness and gratitude.

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Announcing Resilience and Compassion Initiative Seed Grants!

New funding supports activities, programming, research and projects that build connection and community

Our world can feel disconnected and polarized, which makes compassion, kindness and gratitude crucial: to find deeper meaning in our daily lives, to help us forge connections across differences, to develop creative solutions to the challenges we face as individuals and as a community.

What would compassion-in-action look like to you?

What are your creative ideas for cultivating compassion, kindness and gratitude toward ourselves and others here at the UW?

APPLY NOW FOR THE Resilience and Compassion Seed Grants, presented by the UW Resilience Lab.

  • Supporting activities, programming, research, and/or projects that build connection and community
  • Current UW faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply
  • Applications will be accepted from March 15–April 30, 2018
  • Award amounts will range from $500 to $3,000

Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity by sharing this message with your colleagues and classmates!

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Arts Foster Scientific Success

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June 2018 Commencement Reminder/ For graduating students

Students who are planning to walk in the June 2018 commencement ceremonies should refer

to the following webpages:


· UW Bothell: Eligibility Requirements

· UW Seattle: Eligibility Requirements

· UW Tacoma: Eligibility Requirements


All questions about commencement, including the program bulletins and application

deadlines, should be directed to the appropriate offices:

· UW Bothell: or 425.352.5166

· UW Seattle: or 206.543.2592

· UW Tacoma: or 253.692.4400

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Good Things to know: Emergency Aid at UW (for ALL currently enrolled students)

Dear Students,

If you have a situation where you need Emergency Aid, the form is VERY straightforward and short!

We understand life can be unpredictable. Unexpected costs and needs can cause significant stress and impact your academic success and personal well-being. That’s why the three campuses of the University of Washington have Emergency Aid to support currently enrolled UW students.

Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree, including:

  • Emergency medical/dental costs
  • Housing and living expenses
  • Family emergencies
  • Natural disasters
  • Loss of income
  • And more…



Undergraduate Adviser (BSE/ESRM)

School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

Anderson 116 | Box 352100 | Seattle, WA 98195-2100

p: 206-543-3077 | e: nord

advising appointments:

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Canadian Studies Center Newsletter – March 2018

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Reminder; International Student Job Search Tool

The Career Centers at the University of Washington Seattle wanted to send a reminder to all advisors that GradConnection—a resource designed to help our international students pursue job or internship searches in their home country—is still available for students and alumni.

GradConnection is a job/internship search platform that is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni find graduate job and internship opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and a number of markets in the Southeast Asia region. GradConnection also works very closely with employers in China to help them promote their openings that prefer graduates from overseas universities who are now returning to their home countries to start their careers.

Student and alumni users can access the UW-specific GradConnection portal using their NetID credentials at .


If you have any questions about how to use the platform, reach out to the Career & Internship Center at ccsfd



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Client Relations & Communications Manager / Career & Internship Center

134 Mary Gates Hall / Box 352810 / Seattle, WA 98195

Office 206.543.0535 / Direct 206.616.3493

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We acknowledge the people – past, present, and future – of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh, the Duwamish Tribe, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and other tribes on whose traditional lands we study and work.

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The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

An opportunity for PhD students.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

We would very much appreciate your help in distributing this announcement to your PIs and scientific communities.

Please find the email announcement attached. Also, for your consideration when delivering presentations to your scientific communities over the next couple of months, please also find attached a few slides with information about the program, including relevant website and contact information.

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

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Call for abstracts extended for CONFORWest 2018 graduate student conference

Hi all,

The abstract submission deadline for CONFORWest 2018 has been extended! We’ve had a lot of responses, but there are still a few spaces open. Submit your abstract by February 26, 2018 to secure your spot! CONFORWest 2018 will be held from April 6-9, 2018 at the Alpine Club of Canada in Canmore, AB.

We welcome submissions from everyone, even those who may not have a set thesis project or any results. We encourage you to present a poster or give an informal talk on some of the ideas or concepts you would like to focus on in your studies, present your proposal or even present work you have done in the past.

For more information visit our website at or contact us at


The CONFORWest 2018 organizing committee

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GRE prep classes UW Women’s Center

As you may already know, the University of Washington Women’s Center offers GRE prep courses available to all in our UW and greater Seattle community. The GRE classes are $375 and offered at the UW-Seattle campus. We’ve set our spring prep course schedule. I’ve attached a flyer for your convenience. Also, below are the highlights:

GRE Spring Offering

Sundays, April 15th, 22nd, 29th and May 6th from 9:00am-2pm (lunch break included)

Location: UW Campus- Savery Hall (SAV) Room 130

Cost: $375

Visit Women’s Center website to register:

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

JOHNNA WHITE (pronouns she/her)
Administrator-Program Operations/Program Manager
Women’s Center

Cunningham Hall, Box 353070
4101 George Washington Lane Seattle, WA 98195-3070
206.685.2940 / fax 206.685.4490 /

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Graduate Assistantship Available

An M.S. Graduate Assistantship is available in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee to work on the effects of mixed-severity fire and/or planting patterns on establishment of new shortleaf pine and shortleaf pine-oak systems through artificial regeneration. The assistantship is available from August 15, 2018 to August 14, 2020, and includes a stipend of $12,500/year and a tuition waiver. Interested applicants should send a resume and a copy of undergraduate transcripts to Dr. David Buckley at .


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Graduate Student Panel and Mentor Mixer

Do you want to learn more about graduate school?
The University of Washington chapter of the American Fisheries Society is hosting a graduate student panel to help answer your questions. Whether you have no idea how graduate school works or you are already looking, this event will help you learn more and get your questions answered by people who have successfully gone through the process.

The panel will start with a series of questions to kick things off, then we will open to questions from the audience. We will cover aspects of life as a graduate student and what graduate school entails to help you determine if graduate school may be for you. We will also discuss the process of applying and things to consider when looking at schools and programs.

The event will be on Tuesday January 30th at 4:30 PM in FISH 203.

We hope to see you there! The event is SAFS based, but our graduate students have a wide range of backgrounds and we welcome all environmental studies, oceanography, SEFS, ESS, and SAFS students, and anyone else who is curious about grad school.

Follow the link below to RSVP and let us know your favorite type of pizza!

We also have 3 mentee spots available in our graduate mentorship program!


Grace Workman
2017-2018 AFS-UW President

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