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Bring the Classroom into the Field with Wildlands Studies: Thailand, Tasmania, Ecuador, Chile!

Greetings from Wildlands ~

We’re excited for fall term to begin. And even more enthused that over 1000 students have joined our field study teams in the past five years. The consistent feedback is that field-based learning brings classroom studies to life. It’s an experiential layer that contributes to a deeper understanding of a student’s major and adds depth and meaning to what they’re learning in the classroom.

This coming year we will teach field courses in 10 locations over 13 countries. Our programs are perfectly suited for undergraduates who want a field study to complete their degree, and know this will improve their ability to get a job and into graduate school.

We invite students to apply for our Winter 2018 programs in Ecuador, Tasmania, Thailand and Chile, or our Spring 2018 programs in Costa Rica/Panama, South Africa and our newest program to Northern Europe (a comparison of landscapes, brown bears, lynx and wolves across Scotland, Norway and Sweden).

Applications are on our website:

Field program information:

Wildlands Studies creates academically rigorous, rich, immersive learning experiences that connect students with the natural world, and complement what they learn in the classroom.

Please share with your students and encourage them to consider a field based program with us.

Best regards, Leslie

Leslie Arutunian

Director, Wildlands Studies



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Just some ideas on Study Abroad Climate/Environment theme from SIT

Climate | Environment

Explore the relationship between environmental and resource management policies, socioeconomic objectives, and ecological realities.

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Work-Study Positions in Earth and Space Sciences!

We are seeking 2 Work-Study-Eligible Student Assistants in Earth and Space Sciences:

-Student Services Student Assistant (EASS03)

-Office Assistant (EASS01)

Job descriptions, qualifications, and instruction for application can be viewed here:

Please feel free to share with your students as appropriate, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Thank you!


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1:1 Tutor-Mentor Opportunity – Open to all junior and senior students!


Please share with any junior or senior students who may be interested!

Program Manager
Academic Support Programs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

University of Washington-Seattle

Mary Gates Hall Box 352805

161E Mary Gates Hall Seattle, WA 98195-2805



EDUC 401 Email Flyer.pdf

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DACA Support

As you know, Mayor Murray announced $150,000 in new city funds to support DACA recipients. We’re moving quickly and working with community partners to get the word out about free workshops throughout September to help eligible DACA recipients renew their status before the October 5 deadline announced by the Trump Administration. Can you help us get the word out? Please see the attached flyer we put together “5 Things You Need to Know”. The flyer is available in 10 languages. We also have an infograph for social media in English and Spanish.

List of workshops providing free legal assistance and information can be found here:

Also, we got confirmation last night that the Mexican consulate is offering to pay the $495 DACA renewal fee for Mexican nationals. This is huge because a super majority of DACA recipients are from Mexico.

Univision is giving us and the consulate air time next Wednesday to talk about the free workshops and the scholarship support.

Cuc Vu

Director, Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
facebook /iandraffairs
twitter @iandraffairs

For more information about renewing your DACA status before the October 5, 2017, deadline, go here:

2017 DACA Flyer Color-EN-FINAL.pdf

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Registration is Open For EPA’s Sixth Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its sixth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition that is open to colleges and universities across the country. EPA seeks to engage with students to foster a dialogue about responsible stormwater management, and showcase the environmental, economic, and social benefits of green infrastructure practices.

Registration for the 2017 Challenge is open from September 1st through the 30th. Student teams must register in order to submit their entries by December 15th. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2018. Each first-place team will earn a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among student team members and a faculty prize of $3,000 to support green infrastructure research or training. Second-place teams will win $1,000 for student teams and a $2,000 faculty prize.

Water pollution associated with stormwater runoff requires infrastructure solutions that are innovative, resilient, and affordable. Today’s scholars are tomorrow’s design professionals. The Campus RainWorks Challenge will harness their creativity and knowledge to jointly advance the agency’s mission to protect public health and water quality.

Learn more at:

Matt King


Office of Water

Green Infrastructure Program


2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge.pdf

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UW Music Ensembles 2017-18

To Whom It May Concern

My name is Lorenzo Guggenheim, graduate TA for the UW School of Music Orchestras.
I am reaching out to you because I would very much like to spread the word about the many opportunities for students to participate in orchestras, bands, choruses here at UW.
These ensembles are open to all students/faculty/staff members across campus, regardless of major. We would sincerely like all incoming and returning students to be aware of these opportunities.

If possible, I kindly ask if you could you please forward this email to both new and returning students in your department, as it includes PDFs with all the information needed for the coming academic year.

We greatly appreciate your help spreading the word!


Lorenzo Guggenheim

M.M. Pre-Candidate, University of Washington 2018

Conductor, UW Campus Philharmonia Orchestras

Assistant Conductor, UW Symphony Orchestra

(206) 409-6757 – Lgpg

String Announcement 2017-18.pdf

Music Ensemble Auditions 2018-17.pdf

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Undergraduate Opportunity


Attached is information regarding an undergraduate opportunity through the Center for Growing Talent by PMA. The Center works to attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce industry. They are organizing a student conference in November for undergrads across multiple disciplines – and requested that we spread the word. The application can be found online here –

It also includes information on who students should contact if they have further questions.

Please share with


Advisor & Student Services/Master of Supply Chain Management

Foster School of Business

Mackenzie Hall 259 / Box 353200 / Seattle, WA 98195
206.685.9441 /

Immersion Academy – one pager.pdf

Draft Program.docx

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MS in Entrepreneurship

Samantha Ogle

Associate Director, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
Foster School of Business, University of Washington

(206) 616-8687
samogle @SeattleSamOgle

Sign up to receive updates on the MS in Entrepreneurship!

MS ENTRE prospect flyer.pdf

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Summer Quarter 2017 Groups at Hall Health – Beginning Mindfulness Group; Mindfulness Follow-up; Procrastination/Perfectionism Group

Hall Health Mental Health

Summer Quarter Groups 2017

1. BeginningMindfulness Meditation Group: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Begins on 6/28/2017. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4 and and ask for Karin Rogers to schedule a screening appointment.

2. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm., Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. (Wed & Thu) and Carey DeMartini (Fri). Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

3. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to for more information about our groups.

We look forward to seeing you.


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ENV H 406/506: Disasters and Public Health

ENV H 406/506 Disasters and Public Health
AUT 2017 3 cr open to all majors, no prerequisites

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A comprehensive overview of public health and environmental health disasters, their consequences, and the role of public health agencies and practitioners in

preparedness, response, and recovery. This course:

  • Employs an all-hazards, domestic perspective to explore different types of natural, biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear, and other human-caused disasters.
  • Uses a combination of course lectures, readings, case studies, discussion, and debate to examine the public and environmental health community’s role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.
  • Develops proficiency in analyzing and evaluating the public health response to  disasters and identifying solutions and methods for improvement.


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Summer 2017 B-Term: Geography 258 – Digital Geographies

Geography 258 teaches students new and interesting digital tools for storytelling and mapping and has wide application across disciplines. The course also takes a critical look at the implications of digital spatial technologies.



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UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates-Applications due in 2 weeks!

The UW Libraries is currently accepting student research projects to be considered for the annual Library Research Award for Undergraduates. Please apply! The deadline is May 15th and based on previous years, students have a 1 in 5 chance of winning an award!

Full information and website link:

Call for UW Undergrad Papers & Projects

What? The UW Library Research Award for Undergraduates recognizes outstanding research projects in all formats created by undergraduate students.

Why? Winners receive $1,000 and University-wide recognition for their outstanding accomplishment.  New this year: additional awards of $250 are available for projects aligned with the theme of population health

When? Deadline to submit is Monday, May 15, 2017, by 5:00pm PDT.

Where and How? Submission criteria and guidelines are available online.


If you have questions, please email

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Explore the Marine Biology Minor!

Are you interested in studying marine biology at the University of Washington (UW)?
The UW currently offers a minor in marine biology. Students are encouraged to declare the marine biology minor during their freshmen or sophomore years and immediately join a community of researchers and students interested in marine organisms, ecosystems, and conservation. All marine biology minors participate in hands-on learning in tandem with their coursework through labs and field trips, research with faculty, and other exciting opportunities. The minor combines courses from Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Oceanography, Biology, and our marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs.

To explore the minor:
– see all minor course requirements on the attached planning sheet. The minor can pair with any major.
– contact the Marine Bio adviser Joe Kobayashi at to schedule an advising appointment.
marbio minor sheet 2017 A.pdf

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CHID Autumn Course Offerings!









Comparative History of Ideas Program

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AFS-UW Graduate Student Panel


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 May 2nd at 5 PM in FISH 203.

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The Q Center is Hiring Student Staff for 2017-2018!

Join the Q Crew!

The Q Center is hiring enrolled undergraduate and graduate students for three positions beginning in fall 2017, and one Web Master position that we hope to fill immediately.

Available positions include:

· 1 Education & Safer Zone Coordinator

· 2 Program Coordinators

· 1 Web Master (needed ASAP)

If you have questions or are interested, contact or 206-897-1430.




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AUTUMN 2017 Time Schedule is Out!

Start planning your schedules now, the time schedule for Autumn quarter 2017 is online!

Check it out:

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Tree Inventory Management Summer Internship Opportunity with SDOT

Over the summer SDOT is seeking to hire up to four undergraduate or graduate interns to collect updated information on SDOT and privately maintained street trees, and report on inventory updates. Intern will also work with iTree software to report on the social and economic benefits of Seattle’s street trees. The position will help the student understand how their coursework translates into the daily operations of a city urban forestry division, in particular, the collection of data and entry into the tree inventory, and analysis of GIS data to determine planting potential throughout the city.

The position is open all students, undergraduate and graduate students, who are enrolled in an accredited educational program preferably studying Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management or with sufficient tree identification knowledge.

To learn more about the position, students can visit: and look at Tree Inventory Management Intern position.

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Summer Course in Natural Resources Co-Management

Envir 495D

Tuesday, 1:10-4:30pm; PAA A212
One required all day field trip (Date TBD by consensus first day of class) Office hours and location: Wallace 15H; by appt.

Indigenous People and the Collaborative Stewardship of Non-human Nature Joyce LeCompte, Lecturer; Program on the Environment
Instructor website:

3 credits: Class and required field trip

5 credits: Includes practicum

Course Description
This course surveys the conceptual and practical issues encountered when Indigenous peoples participate in the collaborative stewardship of natural resources. Involving Indigenous people and communities in natural resources stewardship has the potential to produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes, yet even well-intentioned initiatives often fail to produce truly equal partnerships. Focusing primarily on issues and cases involving federally recognized Tribes in the Pacific Northwest, students will develop a solid understanding of the cultural, social, political and legal frameworks that are required to engage in meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities. We will explore environmental issues, from pre-European contact times through the present, attending to Indigenous and treaty-based perspectives. We will survey the dynamic role of Indigenous peoples in environmental and resource stewardship through the lenses of tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, and Indigenous law.

Course Objectives
Through this course, students will grow their understanding in the following areas:
• Gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the diversity of Indigenous peoples, perspectives, and approaches to the environment;
• Explore the treaty relationship and other institutions that govern natural resources and the environment in the United States;
• Recognize key challenges and opportunities to collaborative natural resource stewardship experienced by Indigenous peoples at the intersection of history, culture, politics, law, science, and economic development;
• Appreciate the knowledges, practices, and beliefs of Indigenous peoples, and their role in natural resource stewardship and environmental governance in the US.

This course will prepare students for future work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and governmental and non-governmental organizations with the ultimate goal of improving the relations between Indigenous communities and various groups and institutions.

Required Texts
• Ross, Anne, et al. 2011. Indigenous Peoples and the Collaborative Stewardship of Nature: Knowledge Binds and Institutional Conflicts. Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press. • Other required readings will be made available on Catalyst

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