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Global Health Business Case Competition 2018 || Coming soon!

The Global Business Center, along with the Jackson School’s Center for Global Studies and UW’s Department of Global Health, would like to announce the 2018 edition of the Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC). As in years past, the competition will involve solving a critical global health challenge. Graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines, from UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, are invited to participate. Teams must be interdisciplinary with at least two majors represented per team.

Registration opens December 1st. The competition will begin with a kick-off event on Thursday, January 25th, followed by 24-hours of case analysis. Students will present their solutions to a panel of judges on Saturday, January 27th. Winning teams from each track (graduate and undergraduate) will receive $500; second place teams will receive $200.

Best regards,

ANGELA SHELLEY
Program Manager, Global Business Center
Michael G. Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Mackenzie Hall 137, Box 353200, Seattle, WA 98195
206-543-4109 / angelajs / foster.uw.edu/centers/gbc/

GHBCC One Page Flyer 2018 – UPDATED Promo.pdf

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ASP’s new Student Success Coach starts this Thursday!!!

Hello community,

We wanted to let you all know that our new Student Success Coach, Madison, will be available to start seeing students this Thursday evening. Students can make an appointment online to meet one on one with her or drop-in if they are here at CLUE. I have attached a flyer for you to post or send out to students. The website below also has all the information.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources

Motivation

Hours/Location: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm in Mary Gates Hall room 171

Make an appointment here: https://meetme.so/UWASPCoach

http://webster.uaa.washington.edu/asp/website/get-help/academic-success-coach/

Please share with all your students and leaders. Thanks for spreading the word!

Adiam

ADIAM TESFAY
Director
Academic Support Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

University of Washington-Seattle

Mary Gates Hall Box 352805

161A Mary Gates Hall Seattle, WA 98195-2805

206.543.5755

adiamt http://depts.washington.edu/aspuw/

Pronouns: She/Her

The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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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Celebrate National Coming Out Day with the Q Center the QSC!

“I’m Coming Out As…”

Hey friends! National Coming Out Day is tomorrow on October 11. As we reflect on what it means to come out, make sure to catch the Q Center and the QSC outside the HUB front entrance tomorrow from 11 AM to 2 PM. We’ll be tabling, giving out condoms, and passing out “I’m coming out as ____” stickers. (Pens and markers will be available to fill them in, and the sticker design is attached below.)

We hope to see you around the HUB and the Q Center then!

All the best,

Joshua T | Queer Student Commission Director

PRONOUNS: HE/HIM/HIS

Associated Students of the University of Washington

E-Mail | Office Hours | Website | Facebook | Twitter

HUSKY UNION BUILDING 131P | (206) 685-4252

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Fundamental for Startups: Introduction to Lean Canvas

Hello,

On behalf of CoMotion Labs I would like to invite you to our upcoming presentation, Startup Fundamentals: Introduction to Lean Canvas with John Sechrest on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 from 12:00-1:00pm in Fluke Hall, 3rd floor Idea Lab.

Join us for our kickoff session as part of Seattle Startup Week 2017! We are very excited to have John Sechrest, Founder of Seattle Angel Conference as our speaker! John will be presenting “Introduction to Lean Canvas.”

John’s current projects include the Seattle Angel Conference and the Lean Startup Seattle Group. As an entrepreneurial collaborator, John focused on entrepreneurial and innovation efforts as a way to develop new projects and companies. His efforts are focused building the tools, skills and processes that enable people to make a positive impact on the world. By connecting resources, people and projects together and building feedback mechanisms into the conversation, John makes significant impacts on the groups that he works with.

Our Startup Fundamentals series aims to provide our CoMotion Labs Community and ELC Community with FREE access to leading experts that can close the GAP in startup knowledge. These startup sessions will give startups, teams, students and community a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-on training, and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business.

All seminars will be video captured and live streamed.

Light refreshments will be served. These sessions are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with UW or a startup to join. We hope to see you there!

To RSVP to attend this session, please email cmlabs, Can’t make the presentation but want the lecture slides or recording? Please cmlabs.

MERCEDES E. LUNA
CoMotion Labs Development Coordinator

CoMotion at University of Washington

CoMotion Innovation Center, Box 354950
4545 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 400, Seattle, WA 98105
206.221.3520 | fax 206.543.0586
mluna | comotion.uw.edu

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Husky Robotics RSO is looking for recruits to build a Mars Rover!

Welcome (and welcome back!)

After taking 9th place out of 82 international teams (and 3rd out of the US teams!) at last year’s University Rover Challenge (urc.marssociety.org), Husky Robotics is eager to get started on this year’s rover, and we need students passionate about robotics, space travel, astrological sciences, and hands-on learning to join up!

While our team is primarily composed of undergraduates, Husky Robotics has an open recruitment policy (except for software, due to historically high interest in the group), graduates are also welcome to join.

This is a full-year commitment, with our members working every quarter to make sure we meet the competition deadlines. This year we will be focusing on computer vision, LIDAR, inverse kinematics, and improving our autonomous navigation system.

We run workshops to train our members in Computer Aided Drafting, basic machining, circuit board design, soldering, programming, astrogeology, astrobiology, and experiment design, with many opportunities to learn from experience.

If you’d like to learn more, visit our website at http://www.huskyrobotics.me, or come meet us this week at:

–The Engineering RSO fair on September 26th at the HUB ballroom, from 5-7 PM.

–The Red Square RSO fair, September 27th & 28th from 10 AM to 3 PM

Most importantly, we also have an informational meeting for prospective members!

Saturday, Sept. 30th, in room 238 (second floor) of the Mechanical Engineering building at 10 AM.

We’ll go over the different subsystems that can be joined and what they do, along with further details of how to join and what is expected of our members.

Hope to see you there!

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Norway recycles an incredible 96% of its plastic bottles

http://development.watsupafrica.com/news/norway-recycles-an-incredible-96-of-its-plastic-bottles/

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The Owl and His Sheppard

Absolutely amazing pictures of the animal world

These are amazing pictures, enjoy.

The Owl and his Shepard. Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi, a one-year-old owlet, share a very special bond which is evident in the following photos.

For years, photographer Tanja Brandt has made it her mission to capture magnificent photos of animals and wildlife. Recently, the German artist found a new challenge when she photographed the unique bond between two unlikely friends: Ingo, a Belgian shepherd, and Poldi (Napoleon), a one-year-old owlet. The owlet and canine have a special “protector-protected” relationship and that their affection towards each other couldn’t be any more evident.

Ingo lovingly guards Poldi, who apparently “doesn’t know how to live free.”

The owlet hatched two days after his six brothers and sisters, therefore, has always been very vulnerable due to his small size. Comparatively, Ingo was raised by a family of strong, and oftentimes ruthless, police dogs.

“They respect each other and they can read each other,” says the photographer.

Following are some adorable photos of the unlikely best friends:

I just love the picture below…


This one too!

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The “Great Green Wall” Didn’t Stop Desertification, but it Evolved Into Something That Might

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/great-green-wall-stop-desertification-not-so-much-180960171/

It was a simple plan to combat a complex problem. The plan: plant a Great Green Wall of trees 10 miles wide and 4,350 miles long, bisecting a dozen countries from Senegal in the west to Djibouti in the east. The problem: the creeping desertification across Africa.

“The desert is a spreading cancer,” Abdoulaye Wade, Senegal’s president and the wall’s standard bearer, said. “We must fight it. That is why we have decided to join in this titanic battle.”

There were just a few problems.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/great-green-wall-stop-desertification-not-so-much-180960171/#iGy1fyFiw1K1XbbG.99
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In the Field

“Forestry is interesting to me intellectually,” asserts Phillip Chi a silviculture forestry technician on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest. “But it’s also something that I really don’t mind doing as a job.”

PhilChiWriteUp_USFS.PDF

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Art and the Environment: you can do both

http://www.pdza.org/washed-ashore/

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Waste Not, Want Not: Pilot Program Makes It Easier to Compost and Recycle

Ever stood in front of the triple option of Recyclable/Compostable/Landfill bins and wondered where your cup, potato chip bag, or take-out plate should go?

Customers at Local Point in Lander Hall now have the opportunity to see exactly where leftover food and other waste belong. Using software on an iPad mounted near the bins, customers can also learn what the eco savings are in terms of CO2 (carbon dioxide), landfill space, and energy saved.

https://www.hfs.washington.edu/abouthfs/Default.aspx?id=7461#gsc.tab=0

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Otter Spotter

On Sunday September 11, 2016 Environmental Manager Chris Andersen was out at the Auburn Environmental Park in the Mill Creek area when he spotted a rare visitor. While checking on a beaver dam in the area, he heard rustling across the creek from where he stood. He got his camera out and started to record, when an otter showed itself and began to lope across the grass, take a quick glance in Chris’s direction, and plop into the water shortly after. It swam upstream for a bit, popped it’s head up to check on Chris once more, and continued on it’s way.

While it’s known that river otters call this area their home, it is rare to see one in the wild in action. It’s quite lucky to catch one on camera, so we would like to share this experience with you! Check out this short clip captured by Chris!

http://www.auburnwa.gov/services/environmental/spotlight.htm

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Learn about the burke-gilman trail history

https://www.biology.washington.edu/news/1489163400/merrill-hille-creation-seattles-burke-gilman-trail

On Sunday, Sept. 12, 1971, hundreds of people began marching toward Matthews Beach Park along the shores of Lake Washington north of Sand Point. Families, couples, adults and senior citizens converged on the park in two streams – one from the south, one from the north. They marched there that sunny late-summer afternoon along old railroad tracks, on a route that dated to the 1880s.

The “hike-in” and rally was organized by Merrill Hille to draw attention and create support for turning the old railroad tracks to a bike and pedestrian trail.

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UW Project Boosts Health through Community Gardens in Navajo Nation

http://sph.washington.edu/news/article.asp?content_ID=8321

Aims to Reduce Health Disparities in Two New Mexico Communities

A University of Washington School of Public Health collaboration in two Navajo Nation communities is inspiring families to grow and eat more fruit and vegetables – setting them on a path to better health.

The Yeego (Let’s go) Gardening! project features a series of collaborative studies. One of the recently completed studies developed community garden plots and workshops that teach basic cultivation techniques. The aim of that study was to boost health and wellness in two New Mexico communities – Crownpoint and Shiprock – with high rates of diabetes and low access to healthy foods.

“We’ve been able to show in the study that the gardens and gardening workshops help increase gardening among adults in the communities,” says India Ornelas, assistant professor of health services at the UW and an assistant member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Women in Leadership

 

MGMT 490A – Spring 2017 – M | W 1:30-3:20

Women in Leadership

We will use the lives and experiences of local guest speakers to find personal answers to the same questions, enhance skills and create a personal vision.

We will:

• Interact with at least seven local women in leadership positions.*

• Apply a leadership framework that has helped women around the world succeed

• Build your appetite and comfort with the risk-taking that will help you excel

• Create a personal vision board to picture your ideal career and life

• Examine different ideas of work-life balance

• Practice your authentic leadership style to hone your most powerful voice and presence

• Translate your strengths, values, dreams and goals into a life and career worthy of you

 

Flyer for 2017 Women in Leadership class (2).docx

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2017 Citizen University Conference: Reckoning and Repair in America

Hello changemakers, activists, and community catalysts!

We want you to attend the 2017 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on March 24th and 25th!

Citizen University is an annual national conference; it is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship. Hundreds of change makers, activists and catalysts from across the United States show up to learn about power, build their networks and recharge their sense of purpose. The theme for this year’s conference is Reckoning and Repair in America. As the event website states: “We face deep divisions across the country. Now more than ever, we the people have to step up: to reckon with injustice across ideological divides and to repair our frayed social fabric.”

Citizen University invites everyone–regardless of national origin or documentation status–to practice the art of citizenship and civic participation. For more information about Citizen University and to see the agenda and list of the amazing speakers and presenters, please visit their website.

Citizen University 2017 is taking place on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30PM AND Saturday, March 25th from 8AM-5:30PM at Seattle Center. The University of Washington* is covering the cost for 30 UW students to attend this dynamic conference.

What is required of the UW students selected to attend Citizen University 2017?

  • Attend a pre-conference orientation on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30-7pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171. Complete pre-conference reflection assignments.
  • Attend and participate in the entire conference on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30pm AND Saturday, March 25th from 8am-6pm at Seattle Center.
  • Participate in a post-conference conversation on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-7PM in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171, and complete post-conference reflection assignments.

If you are interested in one of the sponsored registrations for Citizen University, complete this questionnaire. Please recognize that if you are selected to attend the conference, your registration costs will be covered by the University of Washington. These sponsored conference registrations are limited; we ask that only those fully committed to attending complete the interest form. Deadline for consideration is Monday, 2/27 at 11:59pm. (We will confirm your spot by Friday, March 3rd.)

If you have any questions about the commitment required for the conference, please feel free to contact Nani Vishwanath at nvish@uw.edu or Kathryn Pursch Cornforth at purschk@uw.edu.

*Sponsored student registrations for Citizen University were made possible by the Husky Leadership Initiative and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.

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Quote

“There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction.

To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.”


Winston S. Churchill, 23 June 1925, House of Commons

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Let’s Talk: Drop-In Consultation with a Counselor

 

 

 

What is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center, without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours at two sites on campus.

Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.
Let’s Talk drop-in visits are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • No appointment necessary

Winter Quarter 2017 Let’s Talk schedule

Tuesdays, 2-4PM
Ethnic Cultural Center
Iris Song, PsyD

Wednesdays, 2-4PM
Q Center
Kate Fredenberg, LICSW

How does Let’s Talk work?

Appointments are first-come, first-served. The counselor will listen closely to your concerns and provide support, perspective, and suggestions for resources.

Let’s Talk is different from ongoing counseling. Let’s Talk is not formal counseling: it is a drop-in service where students can have an informal consultation with a counselor.

Topics can include relationships, financial and academic stress, oppression, intersecting identities, body image, family problems and other concerns.

Is Let’s Talk the right choice for me?

There is no wrong reason to seek counseling through Let’s Talk, the Counseling Center, or Hall Health Center. However, Let’s Talk is an especially good fit for students who:

1. Are not sure about counseling and wonder what it’s like to talk with a counselor

2. Are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a counselor

3. Have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to talk it through

4. Have a concern about a friend and want some thoughts about what to do

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Study Abroad with American Indian Studies: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study

Tribal Canoe Journeys

STANDING TOGETHER: TRIBAL CANOE JOURNEY FIELD STUDY, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Summer 2017 B-term

Dates of Instruction: 7/20/17 – 8/19/17

Application Deadline: 2/15/17

Standing Together: Tribal Canoe Journey Field Study at Cape Mudge and Campbell River, British Columbia is a response to the official invitation from the We Wai Kai and We Wai Kum Nations of British Columbia, presented at the Paddle to Nisqually this year at the culmination of the annual Tribal Canoe Journey on August 6, 2016, we quote the invitation here, so that the intention of our host will be clear:

The coastal waters of British Columbia have sustained our peoples since time immemorial, providing access to precious resources and connecting our communities to one another. This common thread weaves our histories, stories, art and families togeth er and helps ensure our cultural traditions thrive with each new generation.

The canoes will arrive into Cape Mudge on Saturday, August 5th and into Campbell River on August 7th. On both occasions, public community feasts will be held. It is anticipated that between seventy-five and one-hundred canoes will participate and an additional 5,000 guests will line the shores to witness history in the making.

Join the tribe on the beach as the canoes are called in and formally welcomed to the territory. What a tremendous opportunity this represents in the building and nourishing of intercultural and cross cultural relationships. Your participation serves to strengthen the nation and their peoples, and demonstrates the unified commitment to working together for the common good.

This program is open to all students, of all levels, faculty, and staff, from all campuses at the University of Washington, and other universities. Participation of the community is also encouraged, and non-matriculating students will be accepted.

Learn more about the program at UW Study Abroad and at The Daily.

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An Afternoon with Beijing’s Funniest American Comedian

 

Laughter brings together communities. That’s what Jesse Appell intends to do at his next live comedy talk show at the UW. Come out on January 31st at 4:00 p.m. in the Communications Building, Room 120 for an hour of hilarious comedy.

Hosted by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Asian Languages and Literature Department, and The Whole U, Appell, a Fulbright Scholar alumnus, has been featured on CBS, TEDx, PBS, NPR, and PRI will perform his bilingual comedy aiming to overcome cultural gaps with a focus on storytelling.

Come share some laughs with “Beijing’s Funniest American Comedian” in his comedic show, The Life of a Chinese Comedian!

 

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