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“Hidden Figures: Bringing Math, Physics, History, and Race to Hollywood” Talk

UW Applied Mathematics is happy to host a special talk by the Math Consultant for Hidden Figures. Professor Rudy Horne, PhD, will be in attendance and speak to his experiences of being a mathematical consultant, in addition to other topics of interest to your students and colleagues.

Please see the attached flyer as you see fit.

Hidden Figures Talk Flyer.pdf

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GRE Prep classes at the University of Washington

The University of Washington Women’s Center is offering GRE preparatory courses this fall for our campus and the surrounding community. Attached is a flyer with more information, dates, and registration details. We would greatly appreciate your support in printing and/or forwarding these flyers and sharing this resource with the community you serve.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or call the Women’s Center at 206.685.1090.

SEPT_OCT17 GRE Flyer w LINK.pdf

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Need I say, more?

Please check out the attachments.

SCD WCC IP_Announcement 2017-18.pdf

SCD WCC Crew_Announcement_2017-18.pdf

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Virtual Internship with EPA – Ecolearn – Deadline to apply – July 26th

Hello, we have an opening for 6 virtual interns to teach environmental education in the Seattle metro area. Can you pass it on to your networks? The description of our specific project and the entire program is below. If you know of other program/internship coordinators at other schools, it would be great if you could forward this on to them as well. Thank you!

EPA Region 10 Virtual Internship EcoLearn – Teach exciting prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools in the Seattle metro area. Project code EPA-USA-1

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year there are more than 1,000 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Applications for the 2017-18 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on Real experience is waiting for U.S. college students across the federal government, including NASA, Smithsonian, State Department, CIA, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at by clicking on “See All Projects” at the top! To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript.

Students play an important role in moving the government forward. There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

eInterns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through PhD candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or on-line.

Learn more at our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter! Have questions? Get answers! Post them on our VSFS forum, sign up to receive notifications about VSFS and other internship opportunities under Keep Me Informed, and check in with your regional Diplomat in Residence.

All the best,


The fine print: Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in university level courses in the U.S. or abroad. Last year, we had students from undergraduate to PhD to part-time online students. A resume, transcript, and statement of interest are required as part of the application process. Interviews may be conducted in August. eInternships are unpaid and do not require a security clearance or travel.

Office of eDiplomacy | U.S. Department of State | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | <a href="mailto:vsfs | Instagram

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Woodland Park Zoo’s OTTER SPOTTER project



Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research

If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior. No expertise is needed—anyone can be an otter spotter!

Learn how easy it is to be an Otter Spotter >>

Otter Spotter Flier 2016.pdf

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Free Statistical Consulting Services for UW Students, Faculty, and Staff

Statistical Consulting Services

Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics

Faculty and graduate students in the Consulting Program of the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics offer free statistical advice to UW students, faculty, and staff. Through 50-minute consulting appointments, the consulting program provides assistance with:

  • design of studies and experiments, including preparation of grant proposals
  • data visualization and presentation
  • choice and application of statistical methods
  • development of specialized statistical methods

The consultants have experience with statistical packages R and Stata, but work using whatever statistical software is most convenient for clients. (Please note the consulting program does not offer software tutorials.)

Consulting appointments may be scheduled during academic quarters. To schedule an appointment, please visit

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Biodiversity Fellowship at Oxford


Generously supported by Merton College, University of Oxford.

One of the aims of the ICCS group is to improve engagement between researchers, conservation practitioners in the international and local NGO sectors, and businesses developing and implementing corporate biodiversity strategies, in order that scientific research is informed by, and meaningful for, real-world conservation issues.

There is a widely recognised problem of a mismatch between academic research and conservation practice, which we are keen to bridge. Conservation NGOs and businesses contain many highly skilled individuals who have substantial experience in implementing conservation on the ground, and often have collected excellent datasets which could contribute to the academic evidence base on policy effectiveness. However, often they do not have the time, technical skills or academic environment within which to write these datasets up for publication. To address this issue, ICCS offers a unique initiative in its Biodiversity Fellows Programme.

The programme offers NGO or business employees working on biodiversity conservation the chance to spend up to 3 months with the ICCS group at the University of Oxford, writing papers, developing ideas or writing grant proposals. The Fellow will be encouraged to take part in a range of valuable interactions with students (undergraduate and post-graduate) and potential donors. For example, through offering reading groups relating to their subject area, evening talks or individual guidance to students wishing to learn more about how to approach the real-world issues of biodiversity conservation worldwide. The Fellows will be encouraged to host or take part in ICCS workshops and technical events.

Who should apply?

We are targeting people who we feel would particularly benefit from this scheme. We particularly welcome applications from developing country nationals.

If you are a senior member of staff, who would benefit from the opportunities offered by stepping away from your NGO, governmental or business environment and commitments for a short period of time, to develop new strategic approaches, write up their ideas, or build partnerships, then this scheme may be right for you.

Alternatively, if you are at a relatively early stage in your career, and would benefit from the academic possibilities offered by the University of Oxford and the ICCS group you are also particularly welcome to apply. Particularly if you would benefit from learning new skills, analysing and writing up your datasets, and building an international network.

To apply:


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Conference | Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism, June 20

Conference at the University of Washington

Sámi Role in Arctic Affairs: Politics, Research and Activism
20 June 2017 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | UW Club, Yukon Room University of Washington
Space is limited. RSVP to by June 14th to reserve a seat.
Clock hours available to K- 12 Teachers upon request.
A light breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided

Since the 1970’s the global Indigenous movement, building on the human rights movement, has gained considerable momentum.
In 2000, the United Nations founded the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as the central coordinating body for matters
related to Indigenous peoples; in 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was ratified establishing
international legal norms. Indigenous peoples are now playing a significant role in influencing international affairs via new transnational networks. The Sámi are a model for such influence.

Join us on June 20th for this one-day conference. Most of the presenters are Sámi themselves, working with aspects on
reclaiming Sámi identities and the struggle for the Sámi right to survival and well-being. Scholars and activists will
present their work followed by an open discussion with all participants and guests. We will end the day with dinner and
a discussion of future directions for Sámi studies and collaborations followed by a screening of “Sámi Blood”.

Special Guest Speakers:

Lis-Mari Hjortfors | Umeå University, Sámi Studies, Department of Language Studies Margaretha Uttjek | Department of Social Work, Umeå University, Sweden
May-Britt Öhman | Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University; the Association of Sámi Related Research in Uppsala;
Deputy Member of the Swedish Sámi Parliament; member of Technoscience Research Group
Inge Frisk | Stockholm Sámi Association, member of Technoscience Research Group, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University
Troy Storfjell | Scandinavian Area Studies Program, Department of Languages and Literatures, Pacific Lutheran University Karin Eriksson | Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

This event is sponsored by the International Policy Institute (funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York)
and Arctic and the International Relations initiative, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the Canadian
Studies Center, Center for West European Studies, and Center for Global Studies; UW’s Scandinavian Studies; and UW’s Future of Ice initiative.

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Go Behind the Scenes at NOAA During Open House on June 9th, 12-6:30 pm

Go behind the scenes at NOAA during open house

Meet oceanographers, marine biologists, meteorologists, and engineers who work on our planet’s most pressing environmental issues and go behind the scenes in their laboratories during a June 9 open house at NOAA’s Sandpoint complex in Seattle.

The open house will run from noon to 6:30 p.m. at NOAA’s Western Regional Center in north Seattle, on the shores of Lake Washington. It is free and open to the public. Adults must bring valid photo identification.

NOAA staff and scientists will provide guided tours of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Marine Mammal Bone Laboratory, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center Net Loft, the Dive Center that prepares and equips NOAA divers, the National Weather Service Forecast Office, and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory’s engineering shop where they build new technology to collect new data from our oceans.

Attendees will learn about NOAA’s efforts to protect the ocean and its inhabitants, predict changes in the atmosphere, provide information about climate change, and benefit the public through science, service, and stewardship.

​Learn more about the event!

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Autumn 2017: Perceptions of Nature in the Dense City

This Seminar on “Perceptions of Nature in the dense city” will focus on “practices integrating ecological systems in dense urban environments”.

Content: There is a current trend to design green environments and infrastructure in dense cities, which claim to be “Natural” or “representing Nature.” What is the “Nature” that designers and planners are referring to – and for what purpose? Is Nature a pristine condition in an untouched environment or can it be a hybridization of human and natural systems? How do such definitions and perceptions impact both professional approaches, and the public acceptance of new design idioms?

Through lectures, readings and discussions, this class will explore various perceptions and definitions of Nature associated with contemporary design processes and projects, especially in the context of climate change adaptation strategies. Independent research and case study will allow students to choose and investigate one particular aspect of these topics

Fall Seminar / 3 credits / LARCH 498K / 598K
Wednesdays 5:30 – 8:30pm / Gould 110
Poster final_Fall17.pdf

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Pilchuck Tree Farm Summer Intern Position

The Pilchuk Tree Farm has a seasonal crew person position available. Please see the attached document for details and application information!

Pilchuck Tree Farm Summer Intern Position.docx

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FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior – Autumn Quarter 2017


Please forward to your grad and undergrad lists as appropriate:

FISH 450 Salmonid Behavior
Everything you ever wanted to know about salmon but were afraid to ask!

FISH 450A (5cr), MWF 1030-1120; T 930-1120 – primarily for undergrads; no pre-reqs but some knowledge of biology and ecology is helpful

FISH 450B (3cr), MWF 1030-1120 – primarily for grads (and undergrads who have completed FISH 312A); to request add code for 450B,

Instructor: Thomas Quinn, tquinn

Samantha Scherer, Student Services Manager and Undergrad Advising
Pronouns: she, her
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences | Fishery Sciences Bldg, Suite116 | 206-543-7457
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00-4:00
Website | Student Services Blog | Facebook

FISH 450 AUTUMN 2017.pdf

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Fall data analysis course for upper-level undergrads & grads

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates: consider enrolling in a fall quarter data analysis class (flier attached) — topics covered include statistics and computer programming in practical application to data analysis.

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2017 Summer Career Fair

Hello Huskies!


2017 Summer Career Fair

Wednesday, June 14th

2-5pm, HUB North Ballroom (211A)

Full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities are available

Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend



  • Your potential employers want to meet you IN PERSON. This is a fabulous opportunity for you to make a great impression with the recruiters.
  • Recruiters hire students who attend fairs. The majority of the employers who attend our career fairs and complete our surveys indicate that they’ve extended offers to candidates they met at the fair.
  • Employers aren’t just looking for programmers and accountants. Many employers who attended last year’s Summer Career Fair were open to ALL MAJORS! DO use The Fairs App to find out what majors and positions attending employers are looking to recruit for at this fair.



  • Use The Fairs App to access information about the Summer Career Fair (attending employers, position titles, position types, majors, and class-levels employers are looking to recruit at the fair). The Fairs App is available to download for FREE to your iphone/ipad from the Apple App Store or from Google Play Store for Android phones. You can also open it with your web browser.



ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAND OUT AT THE FAIR IS TO COME PREPARED– check out our great tips on how to prepare by clicking here! 




  • The Summer Career Fair is one of the best ways to network with employers. We will have over 60 employers on campus attending this event. If you choose to volunteer at the fair, you’ll have unparalleled access with the employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • We have shifts available from 9:30 am-7:00 pm (a requested time commitment of two hours please).
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with our center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s fun, and it’s a great opportunity to work with your peers and make new friends.

·        FREE FOOD will be provided!!


Interested? Please send Donna Chen an email at with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability  for 6/14/17 (Wednesday)


Questions? Please feel free to contact Donna Chen at . We look forward to seeing you at the HUB on June 14th!

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Summer – Social Work Elective


Soc W 573A Child Welfare Permanency (3 credits)

SLN: 13545
Open to grad students

Instructor: Gerilyn Myers

Mondays, 6-9pm SWS 32

The class will focus on introducing the students to Public Child Welfare and will cover disparity and disproportionality in public child welfare, child abuse and neglect,
permanency, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children and the dependency process.

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Jackson School of International Studies SUMMER QUARTER courses


Registration for Summer Quarter 2017 is in full swing. Here are some of the JSIS offerings, including information about the International Studies major requirements that the courses will meet [in square brackets below the course listing]. Below are the courses that still have available seats.

See the UW Summer Time Schedule for a full list of offerings.

Please contact a Jackson School adviser for specific questions.

14598 A 5 MTWThF 940-1150 PAR 213 TITE,PHILIP L Open


[Comp Relig required course]

11974 A 5 MTWTh 940-1220 SWS B010 LOWE,CELIA Open


[I.S. required course]

11992 A 5 MTWTh 940-1120 BLD 392 PORTER,DEBORAH Open

[Meets Asian Studies major requirement: JSIS A 207 or JSIS 203]

11995 A 5 MTWTh 1020-1230 PCAR 395 CAMPBELL,MICAELA M. Open


[Meets Asian Studies ‘Asian Civilizations’ requirement]

11997 A 5 TTh 150-400 BAG 154 NGUYEN,HUONG THI DIU Open


[Asian Studies elective, or I.S. SEA track or CORE course]

14535 A 5 MTWThF 940-1150 DEN 303 SUTRISNO,EVI LINA Open


[Asian Studies elective, or I.S. SEA track or CORE course]

12000 A 5 MTWTh 910-1150 MLR 316 BASIC,DENIS Open


[I.S. Middle East track, or CORE course]

12001 A 5 MTWTh 110-320 CLK 219 ARAI,ANDREA G. Open WJ


[Asian Studies elective, or I.S. East Asia track or CORE course]

12004 A 5 MTWThF 940-1150 THO 325 BACHMAN,DAVID M Open J


[Asian Studies elective, or I.S. East Asia track, Foreign Policy track, CORE course, or I.S. JSIS B 330 requirement]

12005 A 5 TTh 130-340 SMI 304 BAKKALBASIOGLU,ESRA Open


[I.S. Ethnicities track, Human Rights track, or CORE course]

14596 A 5 TTh 150-400 THO 135 BEGUN,JEFFREY C Open


[I.S. Political Economy track, Development track, JSIS B 330 requirement, or CORE course]

12006 A 5 TTh 940-1150 DEM 002 BEGUN,JEFFREY C Open


[I.S. Political Economy track, JSIS B 330 requirement, or CORE course]

12008 A 5 MTWTh 110-320 CLK 219 COX,CHRISTOPHER R. Open J


[I.S. Development track or CORE course]

12009 A 5 TTh 110-320 THO 125 MONTGOMERY,SCOTT Open %


[I.S. Foreign Policy track, or CORE course]

14495 A 5 MTWTh 110-320 DEM 126 MEYERS,STEPHEN Open J


[I.S. CORE course]

12011 A 5 MTWTh 910-1150 BAG 108 BASIC,DENIS Open J


[I.S. Ethnicities track, Human Rights track, JSIS B 330 requirement, or CORE course]

14369 A 5 MW 940-1150 PAA A212 VAN DUYN,MATTHEW J Open 1/ 15 J


[Asian Studies elective, I.S. East Asia or China track]


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UW Native Outreach

Tiny SOP flyers.pdf

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VLPA Courses for Autumn – Space Available in POLSH 320 and RUSS 223




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Just Added! JSIS A 314: Israel in a Global Context

JSIS A 314: Israel in a Global Context (5 I&S, DIV)
AUT 2017, T/TH 1:30-3:20pm with new UW Israel Studies Professor Liora Halperin SLN: 23524

Introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel in the context of larger global forces. Examines domestic, regional, and international elements, both historically and in the contemporary period, that have shaped Israel’s culture, politics, and special role in world affairs. Topics include nationalism, ethnicity, politics, religion, film, literature, and culture.

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CEP 200: Intro to Community, Environment, and Planning

CEP 200: Intro to Community, Environment, and Planning

5 Credits | I & S
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-12:50
Professor Marty Curry

Perfect for Freshmen and Sophomores looking for an active, small, community focused, engaging, and, experiential course!

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