Wildlands Studies info session on April 18, in Anderson 22.
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I hope this e-mail finds you well. I’m writing to let you know about the UW Women’s Center’s Spring GRE and SAT prep schedule in case you have networks or are in communication with aspiring UW students. The fliers is attached and I’ve included the information below for your convenience. Please feel free to share.
SPRING GRE SCHEDULE
Sundays April 28th, May 5th, 12th and 19th from 9:00am-2:00pm UW Seattle Campus SAV Room 130
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4195483
SPRING SAT SCHEDULE
Thursdays April 11th, 18th, and 25th from 5:30-8:30pm UW Seattle Campus Savery Hall Room 166, $150
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4109231
Tuesdays April 16th, 23rd, 30th from 4:30-7:30pm Othello UW Commons Conference Room (4200 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118) , $150
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4104385
Thursday May 9th, 16th, 23rd from 5:30-8:30pm UW Seattle Campus Savery Hall Room 168, $150
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4111195
Tuesdays May 14th, 21st, and 28th from 4:30-7:30pm Othello UW Commons Conference Room (4200 S. Othello St., Seattle, WA 98118), $150
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4104395
As always if you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out!
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I thought this document was very detailed and would be useful to many of you.
Requesting a letter of recommendation
by Michael Ernst
Advancement in your professional career (such as obtaining a job or fellowship) often requires that you obtain letters of recommendation from previous colleagues, supervisors, etc. In general, letters tend to be more important in academic jobs than for industrial ones. You shouldn’t feel that you are imposing when you ask for such letters: the letter-writers recognize that it is part of their professional responsibility. However, you should also do everything in your power to ease the burden on your references…..
Our Enterprise and the Environment Summer School will take place from 30 June – 12 July 2019 at the University of Oxford and is intended for undergraduate and masters students passionate about environmental change. The course typically attracts a global spread of 35-40 attendees from a diverse mix of academic disciplines and will include teaching across subjects such as corporate sustainability, environmental economics and policy, the future of transport, water markets and risk, and the renewable energy transition. There are x3 scholarships available which will cover the course fees in full. I have attached a copy of the course brochure and can also advise that more details are available on our website here: https://www.smithschool.ox.ac.uk/courses/summer-school/.
MAJOR IN CEP
The Department of Urban Design and Planning offers a flexible, two-year undergraduate major called Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP). We’re looking for students who are interested in everything from sustainability, to community engagement, to policy and design. Many students pursue a double major or minor while in our program.
Our application for Autumn 2019 enrollment is due on Friday, February 15th. We have two upcoming events for students to learn more:
· CEP Application Workshop
Tuesday, January 29th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Gould 110
· CEP Open House
Tuesday, January 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., HUB 214
You can also learn more by visiting our herzomeg.
STUDY ABROAD IN BERLIN
Join us Summer A Term 2019 to study urbanization, conflict, and community in one of the most historically freighted and contested cities in the world. We’ll explore Berlin’s urban history and learn how contemporary challenges, including climate change, gentrification, and immigration butt up against competing ambitions for Berlin to become a “global city” and for it to maintain its distinct character.
Applications are due on Thursday, January 31st. We’re going to be taking 15 students and students from all majors and degree programs are welcome to apply! If you have any questions, please email me at herzomeg.
Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Winter quarter application deadline is Friday, January 25
The Environmental Health major is for students who love science, and who are passionate about using their scientific skills to address human health issues related to the built and natural environments. From water quality to work place safety, environmental health majors are engaged in problem solving to keep communities safe and healthy.
How to Apply: The Environmental Health major is a minimum requirements major, which means all students who meet the minimum requirements and can complete the degree within UW’s maximum time frame will be admitted. The online application can be accessed through our website at http://deohs.washington.edu/undergraduate/applying-major
Information Sessions: Learn more about the Environmental Health major at an upcoming information session.
Health Sciences Building, F453 | 11:30AM-12:20PM
– Tues, February 5
– Tues, March 12
Raitt Hall, 229 | 3:00-4:00PM
– Wed, January 23
– Thurs, February 21
Current Student and Alumni Profiles: Read about the internships, research, and careers of some of our current students and alumni:
- Kate Tokareva (2018) is a senior in the Environmental Health major currently doing research at the Center for Health and the Global Environment with DEOHS faculty members, Dr. Kris Ebi and Dr. Jeremy Hess.
- Wafa Tafesh (2014) interned with the Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition/Technical Advisory Group, and is now a Public Health Adviser for the Drinking Water Office of the Washington State Department of Health.
- Vy Tran’s (2016) passion for workplace safety started with her own experience working alongside her mother in a Seattle tofu factory. She is now an environmental health and safety consultant Google X
Questions? To meet with an adviser, schedule an appointment at ehug.
The attached describes an opportunity for undergraduate students to work/do research at Oregon State University’s Department of Wood Science & Engineering during summer 2019.
Arijit Sinha & Eric Hansen
The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series is an opportunity for twelve UW undergraduates of different backgrounds and perspectives to have ongoing (5-session) dialogue about an issue they all care about – over dinner.
Like our one-time dialogues, students will practice the skills necessary to interact constructively across difference; experience personal growth; and explore divergent perspectives before engaging with resolution. The purpose is to work across difference towards a world where there is justice and liberty for all.
Within the extended time-frame, we hope students will:
- learn about one another’s lived experiences
- come to understand one another’s motivations, concerns, and hopes
- wrestle with challenging questions, points of disagreement, and competing priorities
- map a co-created understanding of the topic and avenues for change
The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series is a 5-session cross-perspective endeavor to communicate and co-create regarding an issue critical to our campus and community. A simple dinner is provided.
Mondays, February 4, 11, 25, March 11, April 8th (2019): 5-7pm
Between March 11th and April 8th, there will likely be another meeting/outing that your group does together at a time convenient for you and without the facilitators.
The application will go up December 15th, and we will be including a section prior to January 1st in which early applicants can vote for various topics they personally would like to focus on!
Space is limited to only 12 students. As always, our goal will be to comprise a group of students whose perspectives and backgrounds reflect many walks of life, but who have interest in the same issue/topic. Please know that if you are not invited to this series simply because of the need to balance the group, there will be other ways to stay involved!
Please look for the application on the website at www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Devon M. Little
Facilitator & Coordinator
Democracy through Dialogue
UW Carlson Center
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
UW LSAMP (the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) and Engineering STEM Study Abroad Program.
Follow the link….
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
- Gather published and unpublished sources of information and bring them to bear on scientific questions
- Critically read scientific writing
- Access electronic sources of information, including but not limited to internet searches, library databases, and public information and data
- Learn the structure and functions of different components of scientific papers to effectively communicate scientific findings
- Learn techniques for effective communication of scientific information in oral and poster presentations
- Understand the ethical boundaries associated with scientific communication.
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: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/
|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: https://erams.com/UWIN/
For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator: locheta
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 <https://dxarts.washington.edu/people/afroditi-psarra>.
Add Code required – contact Afroditi Psarra <apsarra>
Meeting Time: MW 9:30am – 12:20pm
Location: DXARTS Fablab <https://dxarts.washington.edu/facilities/ballard-fab-lab>
Earn Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA) credit
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.
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.
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).
SEFS 590B, Soil Hydrology, 2 Credits, also open to Juniors and Seniors—see attached!
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 sites.uw.edu/wdrp/applications
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.
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.
Please see attached announcement for a GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP for an MSc student at the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho).
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.