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Trail Blazers 2017 Scholarship

A $1000 Scholarship in the memory of Bob Pfeifer and Henry Mills is offered to a Qualified Graduate or Undergraduate Student in Natural Resources Science or Management

Check out the attached documents for application and background information on this award.
2017 Scholarship Poster.pdf
2017 Scholarship Application.pdf

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Arctic Lake Greenhouse Gas Student Position

Boreal and subarctic regions of the world are undergoing rapid warming and shifts in precipitation that are altering the structure and function of individual ecosystems and mobilizing massive stores of previously frozen, ancient terrestrial organic carbon into the hydrologic network. The implications that these effects have for the global carbon cycle, however, are poorly defined, since we do not know the quantity and fate of terrestrial carbon entering the aquatic network, nor how aquatic food webs respond to terrestrial carbon loading and other environmental changes. Our research program (working jointly with the U.S. Geological Survey and the broader NASA-ABoVE research program) aims to improve our understanding of the patterns and sensitivity of aquatic C cycling in these northern regions.

Project Description: The 1 undergraduate student selected to participate in this project will contribute by conducting laboratory-based research using a cutting edge, Picarro g2201-I isotopic analyzer to evaluate the greenhouse gas content and molecular composition of gasses extracted from an existing set of samples collected at a series of Alaskan lakes and streams. All work is to be conducted from March 27th – May 31st , 2017, at Bloedel Hall on the UW Seattle campus. Regular time commitments are required but can be coordinated around other obligations.

View the attached document for more details!
SEFS-arctic-lake-greenhouse-gas_student help_FINAL.docx

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SPR17: History of Civic Infrasstructure – Still open!

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BIS 403 Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar (5 cr) for Early Fall Open for UWT and UWS Students

Wonderful opportunity offered by UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences!

BIS 403 Washington D.C. Human Rights Seminar course (an early fall course) is now open for applicants from other campuses.

Students who have interests in human rights, public policy and law will definitely benefit from taking this course.

Any human rights minor students are encouraged to apply to this course.

After two days of intensive seminar at UW Bothell (9/7-9/8), BIS 403 students will spend a week in Washington D.C. for a week (9/10 to 9/16) to meet with legislators and to visit federal agencies (including the Department of Defense), human rights NGOs, foreign embassies, and think tanks.

The detailed schedule and information for this early fall course is available here:

The application is due on Friday, April 14th.

Students can find the application form on the web and they should send their application to Jung Lee ( ).



WA_DC_color_poster_2017 final.pdf

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Paid internships and scholarships from Green Diamond Resource Company

Check out the attached flyers for paid internships and scholarships with the Green Diamond Resource Company!

Students can apply by submitting their resume, cover letter and application to

JD INTERN_Forestry Intern 2017-02-03.pdf
Forestry Intern Coversheet.pdf
GDRCo Opportunity Internship-Scholarship Application.docx

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Spring Quarter 2017 Groups at Hall Health – Beginning Mindfulness Group; Mindfulness Follow-up; International Student Support Group; Procrastination/Perfectionism Group; Mindfulness for Anxiety Group; Relationship and Life skills group


We are glad to announce our Spring Quarter Groups.

Hall Health Mental Health

Spring Quarter Groups 2017

1. BeginningMindfulness Meditation Group: Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Begins on 4/5/2017. 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

4. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Begins on 4/11/2017. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or Carey DeMartini at careyd4

5. Relationship and Life Skills Group: Thursdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Begins on 4/13/2017. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitators Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or Min Lee Booth at minlb16

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.


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CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars- $5,000 scholarship!

The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars internship program is now accepting applications! Students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications. Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship and earn course credit.

Students with backgrounds in art, biology, botany, business, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science & engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, linguistics, neuroscience, physics, public health, psychology, speech & hearing sciences, statistics, visual communications, web design and more should apply. Ten different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences.

WHAT: CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars

WHEN: Summer 2017 (June 19 – August 18)

EARN: $5,000 and course credit

DEADLINE: Monday, April 10 at midnight


Students from all three campuses are invited to apply. All internships will be at/near the Seattle campus. Only degree-seeking UW undergraduate students are eligible (students graduating in Summer 2017 or later are eligible; Winter or Spring quarter graduates are not eligible). This program is made possible by CoMotion and the Mary Gates Endowment for Students.


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SPR Course: “Queering Disability Studies”


There are still some open spots in this great new course.

Queering Disability Studies

DIS ST 430/CHID 480

SPR 2017 – MW 1:30-3:20

Open to all majors

Instructor: Kai Kohlsdorf

This course aims to think through what it means to queer an interdisciplinary field of study, specifically disability studies. Despite a substantial lack of engagement with topics of queerness or sexuality within the field of DS, disability is intricately bound to and co-created alongside sex, gender, and sexuality as a socially constructed norm. We will utilize material from transgender studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, feminist studies, cultural studies, critical race theory, poverty studies, feminist care ethics, and more.


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SPEP Leadership Applications

The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions. SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students. Students are encouraged to apply by March 26th.

Why apply for a SPEP leadership position?

– Because #RealDawgsGiveBack!

– FREE FOOD, always!

– Employers look for leadership experience

– Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship

– Volunteer/service experience

– Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events

– Networking opportunities with UW Foundation board members and Advancement staff

– Non-profit work, marketing and event planning experience

The service period is September 2016- June 2017, with an offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, in mid-June.

Students can send Elaine Carpenter the following before March 26th at 11:59 pm to secure their interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

– Which position(s) they are interested in

– Available interview times (March 30, 31 and April 3,4 between 9AM and 4PM)

– Resume

– (Unofficial) Transcript


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Summer Field Courses in the Azores

This course is a 3-week, 3-credit summer field course (in English) covering the Natural History of the Azores islands for students of any major. It is part of the “Study in Portugal” network, and is accredited by and will be taught at the Univ. of Azores main campus in Ponta Delgada this summer. They have great facilities and very reasonable costs, and this course can be paired with either an Azorean literature/history/culture course or a Portuguese language course.

Attached is a pdf flyer with details. Students can contact Erik Zettler with any questions about the course and scholarships. The deadline is March 30th, so register soon!
NHAI brochure.pdf

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Schedule for SEFS Seminar Spring 2017 (ESRM 429)

Check out the schedule for the SEFS Seminar schedule for Spring 2017! The class is offered for (1) credit as ESRM 429. The seminar meets from 8:30-9:20 am on Tuesday mornings in AND 223.

This quarter’s focus is “Science and Management of the Columbia River Basin”.

ESRM 429 Spring 2017

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Open courses in College of Education

Interested in education? There are open seats in many of our popular courses, including educ 170, as we are offering two sections this spring, as well as educ 305, ecfs 419 and ecfs 311!  ECFS 419 and EDUC 170 both meet prerequisites for the masters in teaching program and have no restrictions right now!


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A couple of seats left for new course in outreach

ESS307 (3-5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences

TTh 10:30-12:20


Prerequisites: One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (some exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)

Instructor: Isabel Carrera,

Students will be exposed to the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM and will learn how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities.

First 5 weeks of lecture/seminar; in the second part of the quarter the students will then participate in outreach events, which will involve students in groups going out to Washington Schools and working with students
and teachers to enrich the teaching of Earth and Space Sciences. The credits for the participation in the class will be variable dependent on the hours volunteering:

· 3 credits: class time + 20 hrs volunteering/qtr

· 4 credits: class time + 30 hrs volunteering/qtr

· 5 credits: class time+ 40 hrs volunteering/qtr


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Still seats in The Cultural Politics of Popular Music + linked writing seminar for C/W credit

Looking for a class that offers “C” or “W” credit? The IWP is offering a 5-credit writing seminar “Cultural Politics of Popular Music” linked with ANTH 269 Spring Quarter. This small writing course (21 students max.) is taught by a graduate student from the Department of Anthropology.

Here is the registration information:

ENGL 298, section D, meets M/W 11:30-12:50, which is just before the ANTH 269 lecture

SLN: 13926 (register through MyUW)


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CLUE is hiring for the 2017-2018 school year!


Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? Do you want to enhance your own skills? CLUE can help you reach these goals! We are currently accepting applications for many positions; Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing , Chinese, Spanish, Computer Science and Biology.

See information on the CLUE website, under the tab ‘Work With Us’

Applications are due Friday, March 24th by 11pm


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Fabulous Spring class on Research Ethics


PHIL/VALUES 291: Research Ethics (TTh 1:30-2:50 plus WF quiz section).

In this course students will grapple with topics such as:

· the role of social values in science and ideals of objectivity;

· the rights and interests of human subjects as well as other stakeholders affected by research;

· misconduct in research, including not only outright fraud but also more subtle forms of error and misrepresentation;

· the ethics of publication and peer review;

· ethical decision making about risky research: are there lines of inquiry scientists should not pursue?

The instructor is Alison Wylie. No textbook will be required – all assigned readings will be available on Canvas. Counts for I&S. Optional “W” credit.

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International Student Tax Class

Student Tax class for International Students TOMORROW!

UW non-resident students may receive tax forms related to US source funds they receive. This session focuses mainly on helping students understand the 1042S forms sent out by the UW Payroll Office. The class is appropriate for undergraduate, graduate and professional students and is offered free of charge.

This class is co-sponsors by Student Fiscal Services and the International Student Services.

DATE: March 15, 2016 (Wednesday)

TIME: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

LOCATION: Odegaard Library – Room 220

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May 15 deadline ACSUS Arctic Paper Proposals

Call for Proposals “the North and Arctic Indigenous Peoples Section” (NEW DEADLINE for PROPOSALS: 15 May 2017)

Association for Canadian Studies in the United States
2017 Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial Journey” October 18-21, 2017
Tuscany Suites and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

The Arctic is one of the most important emerging regions in the world and the focus of intense political action. As the clearest source of empirical data for anthropogenic climate change, the polar north has become the catalyst for extraordinary innovation and collaboration in the natural and human sciences and in fields of technology and engineering. Yet beyond its role as an inspiring and vital ecosystem, the Arctic is also a socially dynamic and politically contested space. Notwithstanding international debates and claims over Canadian Arctic sovereignty, Indigenous peoples living at the intersection of national agendas and arctic environments have been instrumental in reimagining their homelands as the setting for new models of governance, environmental stewardship/training and sustainable development which seek to address the unique and urgent challenges of the region. Indeed, discussion of northern economic development cannot be divorced from questions of Indigenous/human rights, community health and impacts on ecological systems.

To mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation organizers of this section would like to offer faculty, researchers, graduate students and advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to reflect on and engage with Arctic issues in a Canadian or comparative trans-Arctic context (inclusive of Alaska, Greenland and elsewhere) while remaining open to perspectives that address the next 150 years. After all, the Arctic is a fundamental part of Canada’s heritage and national identity – perhaps now more than ever. In an era dominated by the effects of climate change as well as the challenges and new opportunities for social and economic development, Canada continues to look to promote and strengthen its global leadership in Arctic affairs; a fact made ever more concrete with the opening in 2017 of the government’s new state-of-the-art High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

At the same time, 2017 holds broader historical significance. It marks, for example, the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. It is also the 75th Anniversary of many of World War II’s dramatic and often tragic events in northern lands and waters – including Japan’s invasion of the outer Aleutian Islands and the resulting Aleut evacuation from the war zone; the formation of the Alaska Eskimo Scouts and the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers, which have evolved into today’s Alaska National Guard and Canadian Rangers; and the launch of the Greenland Patrol and Sirius Dog Sled Patrol to help defend Greenland after Denmark’s fall. To Arctic geopolitics, 2017 is important in that it marks the 30th anniversary of Gorbachev’s Murmansk Speech that lead to the founding of the Arctic Council pursuant to the Ottawa Declaration of 1996. It is also a critical year for Arctic Indigenous internationalism as 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the 1st general assembly of the Inuit held in Barrow, Alaska that led to the forming of the Inuit Circumpolar Council.

With so many historic milestones converging in 2017, it’s our great pleasure to announce our call for papers for the ACSUS Section on the North and Arctic Indigenous Peoples. Your proposed paper topics need not directly address the theme of this year’s sesquicentennials, nor the other anniversaries noted above. However, with such a convergence of important historic anniversary events, we hope you will find much inspiration in these exciting and transformative events of yesteryear in the North for your papers on issues and topics affecting the North of today and tomorrow!

Some possible themes could include: northern land claims and self-government processes; the flow of ideas on Indigenous rights as land claims evolved across the region (and on both sides of the tree line); Arctic international relations (whether from state, Indigenous, and/or global perspectives); the northern borderlands in regional and world politics; or Arctic geopolitics and the strategic, economic, and/or cultural consequences of the polar thaw.

Panel and Individual Paper Proposals: Please provide a draft title that succinctly describes your topic, and a 250-word abstract that describes: what your paper (or panel) is about, what methods are used, why the question/inquiry is important, your findings and conclusions. Panel proposals should include 3-4 speakers.

Please submit your proposals to any (or all) of the section organizers by May 15th, 2017: · Nadine Fabbi, University of Washington, · Barry Scott Zellen, Georgetown University, · Mark Watson, Concordia University,

Registration Fees: The registration fee for ACSUS members is $200 before June 15, 2017; and $250 after June 15, 2017. The registration fee for non-members is $320, and includes a two-year ACSUS membership. (Graduate student registration fees are only $50.00).

Travel: The conference will be held at the Tuscany Suites and Resort, which is in a quiet area that is, nonetheless, only a 10-minute walk from the Las Vegas Strip. Spacious and beautiful rooms for the conference are provided at the special rate of $65 per night (single or double occupancy) for weekdays and $125 per night for weekends. More information on this site is available at

Other ACSUS Sections:
· Anthropology and Sociology: Kim MacInnis, Bridgewater State University,
· Borders and Domestic Security: Pierre Atlas, Marian University,
· Quebec Studies: Sam Fisher, University of South Alabama,
· North American Studies: Laura Macdonald, Carleton University,; Jeffrey Ayres, St. Michael’s College,; Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University,
· Education: Amy Southerden, State University of New York at Plattsburgh,
· Foreign Policy and Defense: Patrick James, University of Southern California,; David Haglund, Queen’s University,
· Gender and Diversity: Sharon Morgan Beckford-Foster, Rochester Institute of Technology,
· Geography, Energy, and the Environment: Andrea Olive, University of Toronto,; Daniel Macfarlane, Western Michigan University
· History: Andrew Holman, Bridgewater State University,
· Literature and Arts (English): Robert Thacker, St. Lawrence University,; David Staines, University of Ottawa,
· Literature and Arts (French): Katherine Roberts, Wilfrid Laurier University,; Jane Koustas, Brock University,
· Politics and Public Policy: Neal Carter, Brigham Young University—Idaho,
· First Nations: Pamela Palmater, Ryerson University,
· Film: Matthew Smith, State University of New York at Plattsburgh,; Peter Lester, Brock University,; Anthony Kinik, Brock University,
· Immigration and Citizenship: Mireille Paquet, Concordia University,
· Philosophy: Joan Whitman Hoff, Lock Haven University,; Bob Timko, (emeritus), Mansfield University,
· Media, Music, Performance, and Popular Culture: Nicolas Baxter-Moore, Brock University,; Karen Fricker, Brock University,
· Mexico and Canada: Myrna Delson-Karan, Queen’s College, City University of New York,
Arctic Call for Papers.pdf

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Spring 2017: URBDP 498/598 Environmental Planning

URBDP 498/598 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING Spring Quarter 2017
GLD 102 Tue-Thu 10:00-11:20

Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Urban Ecosystems

Marina Alberti
(206) 616-8667


This course places cities and urban regions in the context of Earth’s eco-evolutionary dynamics. The focus is on the integration of principles of ecosystem dynamics and resilience into planning and decision-making. The course builds on complex systems theory and explore its application to coupled human-ecological systems through 4 modules: 1) theories of environmental planning,2) methods of environmental assessment, 3) integrated modeling, scenarios, and strategic foresight, and 4) collaborative adaptive management and planning. Together these modules are used to frame and address critical transitions and resilience in urban ecosystems in the Puget Sound region. Students learn techniques for developing scenarios, building models, assessing resilience and devising management strategies. The course builds on a broad range of approaches including strategic environmental assessment, place-based analysis, life-cycle techniques, risk assessment, and adaptive collaborative planni! ng.

• Explore theories and approaches of coupled human natural systems and resilience
• Learn concepts and principles of complexity theory and apply them to address emerging environmental issues
• Understand the implications of these concepts and principles for environmental planning and management
• Learn how strategic foresight and scenario planning methods help to integrate irreducible uncertainty into decision making
• Learn how to create an adaptive management portfolio that is effective and credible in the short and long term

PRACTICUM The practicum will focus on Complexity, Resilience, and Innovation in Urban Ecosystems. We will explore dynamics of coupled human-natural systems in urbanizing regions and examine the drivers, mechanisms, and functions that regulate urban ecosystem dynamic and affect human and ecological wellbeing. Building on case studies linking urban patterns to human and ecological functions, we will develop hypotheses about what system characteristics and qualities make cities more resilient to change. We will select case examples in the Puget Sound region and test these hypotheses by exploring system resilience and innovation under alternative future scenarios. The practicum will reflect on our findings and develop principles to translate resilience science into strategies for environmental design and planning.

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Summer Program: Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Management

Want to Grow Your Career in Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Management?

Learn about relevant concepts and practical skills in marketing, management, and accounting and finance – the three pillars in most Tribal Gaming and Hospitality enterprises.

The Department of American Indian Studies, in conjunction with the Foster School of Business, will offer a summer certificate program in Tribal Gaming and Hospitality Management. This 10-credit program spans the full summer term (June 19 to August 18) and is open to current UW students, visiting students, and the general public.

In conjunction with the leaders of Tribal gaming enterprises, this program’s goal is to help prepare the next generation of leaders for tribal casinos in the northwest. The course combines general business education with issues specifically relevant to the tribal gaming business to create a unique learning environment.

Summer Quarter of 2017, the Foster School of Business is partnering with the American Indian Studies Department to offer a companion course for undergraduate students. For two days a week, students will receive instruction in four modules: management/leadership, marketing, finance/accounting, and a capstone project. It provides essential information for any tribal gaming and hospitality business. It explores customer markets, business models, people management, core business processes, ethics, and financial basics.

More information:

Sign up during Summer Quarter Registration

Registration information can be found at the UW Summer Quarter website.

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