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FISH 290: Scientific Writing and Communication

There are a few spots open in FISH 290 (Scientific Writing and Communication) in Winter quarter. The content isn’t super fishy and that other natural sciences majors should get a lot from the course. We don’t typically open this up to non-AFS majors so this might be a great opportunity for anyone with interest.


This class is designed to teach undergraduate students in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and other areas of biology to

  1. Gather published and unpublished sources of information and bring them to bear on scientific questions
  2. Critically read scientific writing
  3. Access electronic sources of information, including but not limited to internet searches, library databases, and public information and data
  4. Learn the structure and functions of different components of scientific papers to effectively communicate scientific findings
  5. Learn techniques for effective communication of scientific information in oral and poster presentations
  6. Understand the ethical boundaries associated with scientific communication.



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Undergraduate research opportunities from the Urban Water Innovation Network!

The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is now accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program for the summer of 2019! Thank you for sharing this information with students who may be interested. See the attached flyer for posting.

Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas at institutions in urban areas across the nation. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability -social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – are invited to apply.

To apply:

Undergraduate Research Program | UWIN
The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers its fourth Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for the summer of 2019. Participants will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas.

Application deadline: January 25, 2019 Midnight

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $4,500 stipend

Other support: On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

For more information about UWIN, visit:

For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta

2019 UWIN URP Flyer.pdf

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DXARTS 472 – Winter quarter

Have you already taken DXARTS 471 (prerequisite), and want to explore mechatronic art systems? DXARTS 472 includes mechanics, electronics, software, advanced fabrication methods and real-time audio/video processing. The course is taught by Afroditi Psarra <>.

SLN: 21877

Add Code required – contact Afroditi Psarra <apsarra>

Meeting Time: MW 9:30am – 12:20pm

Location: DXARTS Fablab <>

Earn Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA) credit

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Space Remaining: Great 1-Cr Research Exposed: Population Health course!

Enroll in Winter Quarter GEN ST 391D: Research Exposed! Population Health (1cr)

Research Exposed is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines. Through presentations by UW faculty students will learn about the research process, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter, 3 quarters max).

This winter quarter, Research Exposed is teaming up with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a series of faculty lectures focused on human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. For students interested in the intersecting factors that influence the outcomes and quality of human health, Research Exposed will offer insight into and opportunities to participate in ongoing research at UW. The full winter quarter speaker schedule can be found on the URP website. See the UW Time Schedule (SLN 15030) to register.

Research Exposed Win19.pdf

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Scholarship Opportunity for Undergrads, Grads, and PhD students to study in Denmark

The UW Scan Design program would like to make students aware of the generous funding opportunities to study abroad at UW’s partner institutions in Denmark.

This funding is available to Undergrads, Grads, and PhD students from ALL MAJORS and from all departments and schools.

Please visit for information and scholarship applications and to apply to exchange programs.

Information sessions will be held this Thursday, December 6th at 10:00am, and Wednesday January 9th at 11:00am in the Study Abroad Office (Schmitz 459).

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recruiting poster 2019-2020 11×17 11-29 – Copy.pdf

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New Course SEFS 590B (2)

SEFS 590B, Soil Hydrology, 2 Credits, also open to Juniors and Seniors—see attached!

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WDRP Undergraduate Applications Now Open for Winter 2019!

The Washington Directed Reading Program (WDRP) is a new initiative from the Mathematics Department, which launched in Fall 2018. WDRP is modeled after successful Directed Reading Programs (DRPs) at other universities around the country.

This program pairs interested undergraduate students (from all mathemetical and personal backgrounds) with mathematics graduate student mentors to embark on a quarter-long independent reading project. We also encourage participation from women and underrepresented minority groups. We expect to have around 10 projects in Winter 2019. Applications will be open until December 10 at 5:00 pm, and applicants notified byJanuary 7 at the latest. To apply, go to

The main components of the program are as follows:

  • Start-of-quarter kickoff event, including an introduction to the program and time to mingle with other undergraduate and graduate students.
  • One-on-one weekly meetings between undergraduate student mentees and graduate student mentors, to discuss the readings.
  • End-of-quarter presentations by undergraduate students on topics selected from their readings.

In addition, 1 credit (CR/NC) as Math 398 is available to undergraduate students participating in and successfully completing the program. Note that you will not be able to sign up for this credit until after you have applied for and been accepted into the program, at which time we will provide further information about enrolling.

For more information and some sample projects, please see our website Feel free to ask any other questions by sending an email to

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Still room in a GWSS course: GWSS 490 Gender and Sexuality in India

There is still room in this GWSS special topics course for the winter quarter:

GWSS 490: Gender and Sexuality in India

Winter 2019 MW 1:30-3:20 pm SAV 138

Instructor: Prof. Priti Ramamurthy

What do “gender” and “sexuality” mean in India? What do terms in Indian languages–devdasi, hijra, kothi, bhadramahila, aadavallu, thirunar, for example—conjure? How have these concepts changed in meaning and transformed people’s identities and experiences? What do gender and sexuality as analytical frameworks tell us about the violent and everyday operations of power and difference—especially caste, religious, trans and sexual difference–in India, and beyond? How have feminist movements and movements for gender and sexual freedoms sought and brought about transformations in knowledge, law, and radical social change? How have they been depoliticized? We will develop our thinking along these lines at different moments and recursively by considering: the woman question and colonialism, anti-colonialism and nationalism; the modern girl and transnationalism; the agrarian question and women’s economic role in state-led development; the caste question; masculinities and religious assertion; the new middle class; globalization, financialization and urban informality. We will read “classic” and current essays, books, reports, and documentaries by feminist cultural and social historians, anthropologists, and political economists, artists and novelists.

GWSS 490 Gender and Sexuality in India.pdf

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Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities at Nebraska


We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2019 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.


Summer 2019 research programs include:

Applied Plant Systems

Bioenergy Systems

Biomedical Engineering


Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Minority Health Disparities

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction

Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Redox Biology

Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments

Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome

Unmanned Systems


Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer Research Program »

Justina Clark
Director, Undergraduate Research
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies
1100 Seaton Hall | Lincoln, NE 68588


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MSc Graduate Assistantship

Please see attached announcement for a GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP for an MSc student at the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho).

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Anthropology Course for Winter: ARCHY 484

If you or other students are looking for another course to fill in your Winter schedule, you should check out ARCHY 484: Archaeological GIS!

ARCHY 484 teaches students the basics of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) through a series of hands-on tutorials using archaeological datasets. The course provides students with a critical view of the application of this tool within the field of archaeology. This course is on the approved course list for the Archaeological Sciences option in Anthropology.

Students who do not meet the prerequisite requirements for this course may contact the instructor.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane or Morgan in the Anthropology Advising office.

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The Izaak Walton League of America National Conservation Scholarship

The mission of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources. Part of IWLA’s longstanding mission includes education — Thus the formation of the IWLA National Conservation Scholarship program.

Each year the non-profit, membership organization offers two $2,500 scholarships to qualified natural resource undergraduates, involved in:

  • Environmental science/engineering/education
  • Natural resource management
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife
  • Fisheries
  • Parks and recreation
  • Other natural and earth sciences


IWLA National Conseration Scholarship may be presented to no more than two undergraduate students in the United States, one in each of the following categories. Each scholarship category includes up to $2,500, an engraved plaque, and a one-year IWLA student membership (new or renewed).

  • Category 1: previous IWLA Chapter/Division Scholarship Recipient
  • Category 2: child/grandchild of-or-a current IWLA member


Previous IWLA National Conservation Scholarship recipients are ineligible. You may apply for only one category per year. If not selected, but still eligible, you may apply during the second year.

Application Deadline

The application must be postmarked no later than May 15th.

For more information, please visit:

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Space Available in MICROM courses

There are currently spaces in the following Microbiology courses. There are no major restrictions, just pre-requisites. Please pass along to students if it applies!

MICROM 411 – Bacterial Genetics – PR: BIOL 200 and Organic Chemistry

Molecular genetics: description of fundamental genetic processes such as mutation, repair, genetic exchange, recombination, and gene expression. Use of genetic strategies to analyze complex biological processes. Focuses on prokaryotic organisms.

MICROM 431L – Prokaryotic Recombinant DNA techniques – PR: BIOL 200 or MICROM 301

Laboratory course emphasizing concepts and techniques/methodologies in recombinant DNA research employing bacteria and their viruses. Topics and experiments/demonstrations include genomic and plasmid DNA isolation, restriction mapping, cloning, transposon mutagenesis, sequencing, and Western and Southern blotting

MICROM 442 – Medical Bacteriology – PR: BIOL 200

Medically important bacterial pathogens are discussed in terms of the clinical, therapeutic, and epidemiological aspects of diseases caused by them, molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and their identification in the clinical laboratory

MICROM 450 – Molecular Biology of Viruses – PR:BIOL 200

Introduction to the molecular biology of viruses and virus-host relationships. Designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the biological sciences. Coverage includes bacterial and animal viruses, with an emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of viral gene expression and regulation

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Summer Employment Opportunity for Students

Sierra Pacific Industries, a company in both California and Washington, is looking to hire students for the 2019 summer as botanical technicians performing surveys for rare plants on forestlands in northern California. Students can learn more about the company at If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Puentes at the email or phone below.

Our flyer can be viewed and printed from

~Stephanie Puentes

Sierra Pacific Industries

Botanist, Wildlife and Botany Department

(530) 378-8190

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Noble Research Institute Accepting Applications for Summer Agriculture Internship

Noble Research Institute Accepting Applications for Summer Agriculture Internship

DEADLINE: February 6, 2019

The Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture program offers students the opportunity to work alongside agricultural professionals at one of the nation’s foremost agricultural research organizations. Scholars work forty hours a week and will earn approximately $4,800 during the two-and-a half month program.

To Apply

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Beinecke Scholarship for juniors planning for graduate study in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences

Scholarship opportunity available for undergraduates planning ahead for graduate studies in arts, humanities and social science fields. The Beinecke Scholarship hopes to reduce financial barriers to graduate study for academically strong “juniors” (i.e. those planning graduation between December 2019 and August 2020). Freshmen and sophomores may also appreciate learning about this opportunity now for application in future years. Eligibility details are included below.

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

The Beinecke Scholarship seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The scholarship provides $34,000 for a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need.

Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is able to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

UW application deadline: Jan. 8, 2019, 11:59pm

UW application and nomination information:

UW online application:


To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

· Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during their undergraduate career.

· Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2018-2019 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2019 and August 2020.

· Plan to enter a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue professional school programs that emphasize skills and practical analysis over theory and research (such as law, business, education, architecture, journalism, clinical psychology, social work, etc.), are not competitive for selection at the national level.

· Be a United States citizen, or a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

· Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

Information Sessions:

To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:

· Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 12:30pm, MGH 136

· Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm, online via Zoom

· Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 4:30pm, MGH 136

· RSVP to attend at, though drop-ins are always welcome.

Please feel free to contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards (robinc, 206-543-2603, MGH 171) with questions or concerns.

Beinecke Scholarship.pdf

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Winter and Spring 2019 English Department courses for future teachers

The English Department offers courses each quarter of interest to students considering careers in teaching and related fields. English 471: The Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing, will be offered next in Winter 2019, and the Community Literacy Program (English 298/498/491) will be offered in Spring 2019.

These courses fulfill a range of UW requirements, as well as requirements for the ELS Minor and for application to Masters in Teaching/Teacher Education programs. These courses all offer students the opportunity to put on-campus learning into practice through service-learning internships in our partner “high needs” public school programs.

Winter 2019: English471: The Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing (TuTh 1:30-3:20) VLPA; W option). In Winter 2019, English 471 will be taught by Mandy Macklin. English 471 reviews the research in composition studies, and the core debates and politics that have shaped the practice, teaching, and study of writing. The course will also examine the assumptions that guide varied approaches, and consideration of whose interests they serve, so that all members of the class can become more self-reflective readers, writers, and teachers. Coursework will include keeping a reading journal, conducting a brief teaching ethnography, preparing a bibliography and curriculum design presentation, and creating a teaching portfolio.

English 471 will have an optional service-learning internship component through which students work in a local K-12 classroom (three to four hours each week) as tutors, mentors, and writing coaches. Those who opt to do service learning will also have the option to register for additional credit hours of English 491 if they choose. For those who participate, the service learning in this course will fulfill 30-40 of the observation hours required for application to the Masters in Teaching/Teacher Education programs. Add codes will be available for English 491 during the first week of classes. For more information about service-learning in English 471 contact the English Department’s service-learning coordinator, Prof. Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill, esoneill.

Spring 2019: Community Literacy Program (MW 10:30-12:20; C or W; capstone for English majors). In Spring 2019, the Community Literacy Program will be taught by CLP director Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill. Community Literacy Program links a 5 credit on-campus seminar (English 298 or 498) with service-learning internships in our “high needs” partner public school programs (English 491). Assignments include a service-learning journal, short writing about course texts and themes, a collaborative presentation about students’ shared work in a partner school, and an individually designed research project, for which research instruction is provided. The instructor meets with students to discuss drafts and revisions of their major projects. Central course goals include testing theory in practice, engaging in effective, reflective work with public school students and teachers, and learning more about both our own writing and learning processes, and the impact of CLP on our academic, career, civic and personal goals.

Community Literacy Program provides a capstone opportunity for English Majors, and an opportunity for students from other majors and at all stages of their UW careers to complete “C” and “W” requirements. CLP is also a great way for students considering teaching careers to get crucial school-based experience in “high needs” schools, and the hours completed may be used toward the field work requirement in the Education, Learning and Society minor, as well as observation hours required for application to the UW Masters in Teaching Program. There are no prerequisites. Add codes (all periods) will be available from the instructor beginning in February: esoneill.

Feel free to be in touch with questions related to these courses, or to the English Department’s public school service-learning partnerships.

Elizabeth Simmons-O’Neill
Director, Community Literacy Program
Associate Director, Expository Writing Program

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Hiring OWRC Writing Center Tutors for 2018-2019 (Applications due 11/19)

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring new writing consultants for Winter and Spring quarters. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer tutor at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link ( and encourage them to apply on Handshake (#2139717). Preference will be given to candidates graduating in June 2020 or later.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, group tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.

Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative. The OWRC is a vibrant learning community that provides tutors with ongoing training, varied professional experiences, and a welcoming work environment.

Complete application instructions are posted on our website; the deadline is Monday, November 19 at 5:00 pm. We also encourage applicants to to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and come by.

OWRC Peer Tutor Job Announcement_Wi19.pdf

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Introducing The Levin Firm Bi-yearly $1,000 Scholarships

The Levin Firm would like to invite students to partake in our Spring 2019 Bi-yearly $1,000 Scholarship.

At the Levin Firm, we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $1,000.00 college scholarship to the winner of our essay competition.

All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is February 15th, 2019.

Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements and may be found here:

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STAT 180: Introduction to Data Science

New course STAT 180 Introduction to Data Science in Winter 19. The course has essentially no prerequisites and is suitable for freshmen.

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