The University of Washington is hosting the 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) on February 25-27 in the HUB. This is the second annual WOHESC event, which brings together students, faculty and operational staff from campuses across the region to advance sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education.
The conference program features many University of Washington students, faculty and staff who will be sharing their experiences and lessons on incorporating sustainability into higher education and beyond in sessions, panel discussions, networking groups and more.
Registration for the conference is open now, with early pricing available until January 25, 2019. Use discount code UW2019 for a 30% discount on registration.
Register at wohesc.org/register
UW Sustainability has a few free registrations available for UW students. To apply for one of the complimentary registrations, students must fill out a short form describing why they’d like to be considered and actions they’ve taken for sustainability. Submissions must be received by Jan. 18, 2019, at 5 p.m.
Details and the application can be found at https://green.uw.edu/blog/2019-01/apply-complimentary-student-registration-wohesc
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The OWRC is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for UW students, faculty, and staff. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Learn more about our tutors and librarians here.
The OWRC also offers
Support for International and Multilingual Students
- Targeted Learning Communities (TLCs): Weekly, small group tutoring for three to five international and multilingual students from the same course. TLC groups support students’ classroom learning, combine personal goals with academic goals, and create long-term learning communities. Sign-ups available through January 23!
Support for Graduate Students
- Dissertation Writing Retreat: Week-long, writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. The retreat consists of presentations, workshops, solo writing time and daily sessions with a peer tutor.
- Open Writing Circles: Weekly, writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers meet in Allen Research Commons to sit and write together to provide light structure, goal-setting, and some companionship. Writing Circles are held on Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm and Thursdays, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, in Allen Research Commons.
Satellite Site Tutoring
- Allen Research Commons: Drop-in sessions for graduate student writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in and cannot be booked in advance.
- Health Sciences Library: Writing consultations for Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students.
- College of Education: Writing consultations for College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.
The OWRC also offers support to direct to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, click here.
Alan R. Spence Scholarships for Transfer Students – Apply now!
Apply by Feb. 20 at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/541.
Get additional details at https://expd.uw.edu/expo/scholarships/Spence.
The Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund was established to support transfer students in their educational pursuits at the University of Washington. Dr. Spence had a long career as an educational leader at several Washington state community colleges, including 24 years at Pierce College. Valuing the community college system as a place where student can begin their journey through higher education regardless of their circumstances and backgrounds, Dr. Spence worked tirelessly to ensure that institutional barriers would not impeded a student’s ability to be successful. This year, the Spence Fund will award 2-3 scholarships of $1000 each to UW students who entered as transfer students.
• Applicants must be Washington State residents who are US citizens or permanent residents; or undocumented students who are Washington State residents and DACA-eligible or WASFA-eligible.
• Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a WA State community college by the time they matriculate at UW Seattle. Students who hold an Associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
• Applicants must be UW Seattle matriculated students during the 2018-19 academic year.
• Applicants must demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. (Students in unusual financial situations may apply, but must explain these circumstances in the additional comments section of the application.)
• Running Start students are not eligible if they entered UW as a Freshman Admit.
Questions? Contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards: robinc or phone 206-543-2603.
Join us for inspiring conversations on local and global themes with visiting student leaders from southern Africa!
Roundtable Discussions on Southern Africa
Wednesday, February 23
5:30-7:30pm (arrive any time – conversations will be ongoing!)
University of Washington, Odegaard Library Room 220
Refreshments will be served
This event brings together participants in the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Civic Engagement from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with individuals from the Seattle area.
Discussion topics will include human rights, gender issues, public health, youth and education, and more. Learn about these young leaders’ successes, hopes, and challenges as they create initiatives to improve their home communities, and share your own experiences and ideas for resources that might be useful or inspiring to them.
More information about the FIUTS SUSI program: www.fiuts.org/susi
FIUTS (Foundation for International Understanding Through Students)
This event is sponsored by FIUTS, the Center for Global Studies, and UW Libraries
Email ellen for more information
Manager of Education Programs
FIUTS: Foundation for International Understanding Through Students
Undergraduates of all perspectives and backgrounds encouraged to apply to either or both programs! The next priority deadline for both programs is January 21st.
Democracy through Dialogue is offering four one-session dialogues for undergraduates this Winter! Dinner is provided. Apply to one or more! The topics are #Metoo Movement, Negotiating our Identities, Socio-economic Class at the UW, and Climate Change & Responsibility.
The Deep-Dive Dialogue Series on Free Speech 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.
Deep-Dive Dialogue Series on Free Speech occurs:
- 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.
DtD one-session dialogues occur:
- Wednesday, February 13th, 5-8pm: #Metoo Movement | Socio-economic Class at UW
- Friday, February 25th, 5-8pm: Negotiating our Identities | Climate Change & Responsibility
Next priority deadline for both experiences – January 21st! Feel free to apply for both.
Space is limited to 12 people per group. 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 applications on the website at www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue.
For questions, email engage.
Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center
171 Mary Gates Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
The Jackson School is hosting a PhD Panel event tomorrow, January 10, from 1 – 2 p.m. in Thomson 317.
We will have 4 current PhD students speak as panelists to answer questions and share their experience. While our panelists are JSIS students, this event is open to everyone and is intended to discuss PhD programs and preparation in general terms.
In addition to answering questions, panelists will discuss:
· Motivation to pursue a PhD
· Searching for and evaluating PhD programs
· Preparing for a program
· Research experience and writing a dissertation
· Challenges for PhD students
· General advice
Excited to announce that The Nature Conservancy in Oregon is currently hiring a Water Scientist position based in Portland that could be applicable to SEFS grad students, postdocs or alums. Inquires for more information can be sent to Ryan Haugo.
|Ryan Haugo, PhD
Director of Conservation Sciencerhaugo
(503) 802-8120 office
(206) 930-6970 mobile
|The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
Temporary Address:1634 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205
The PNW SAF Leadership Conference is a two day event designed to build leadership skills and provide an opportunity for mentorship. The student rate is $50 (may go up after January 24th). Students do not have to be SAF members to attend. That’s a fantastic deal for a leadership short course.
The theme this year is “Building Common Ground” and the agenda is packed with regional, national, and local leaders in forestry, communication, and advocacy.
More details and registration information can be found on the webpage: http://www.oregon.forestry.org/content/2019-pnw-saf-leadership-conference
I am writing to let your students and faculty know about the Global Earth Repair Conference which is being held May 3-5, 2019 in Port Townsend, Washington.
Ecosystem restoration is the at the heart of this globally-focused conference. Our team is preparing for over 500 people from around the world to unite in Port Townsend, Washington, for three exhilarating days of learning, celebration, and collective action. The Conference will focus on the grassroots level of restoring the vitality of our world. More than 70 presenters will weave together their expertise in various fields, including restoration ecology, agroforestry, permaculture, carbon sequestration, and myco-remediation. Together we’ll envision a thriving planet for our descendants seven generations from now, and strategize the many steps it will take to get there.
We hope someone from your university will be interested in attending the Global Earth Repair Conference in person, or virtually through our live feeds and uploaded content.
For more information on the Global Earth Repair Conference please see: https://earthrepair.friendsofthetrees.net
You can also find a copy of our Conference poster attached for printing convenience if you would like paper copies of your own.
Logan Elizabeth Fields
We are pleased to invite you to the next talk in the Boeing Distinguished Colloquium series. Hod Lipson from Columbia University will be giving a talk titled “Automating discovery, from cognitive robotics to computational biology.” The abstract is given below.
Where: Gowen Hall 201 (GWN 201)
When: Thursday January 17 – 4:00pm
The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis hall lounge.
Automating discovery, from cognitive robotics to computational biology
Can machines discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of big data, the process of distilling data into scientific laws has resisted automation. Particularly challenging are situations with small amounts of data that is difficult or expensive to collect. This talk will outline a series of recent research projects, starting with self-reflecting robotic systems, and ending with machines that can formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret the results, to discover new scientific laws. We will see examples from psychology to cosmology, from classical physics to modern physics, from big science to small science.
UW STUDY ABROAD – APPLICATION DEADLINES for SUMMER 2019, EARLY FALL 2019 and AUTUMN 2019
If you’re considering study abroad in 2019 please take note of the upcoming deadlines:
- January 15: application deadline for exchange programs starting inSummer 2019
- January 31: application deadline for Summer 2019 UW programs
- February 15: application deadlines for Early Fall Start 2019 and Autumn 2019 UW Programs
For more information about programs accepting applications visit:
We have programs varying in length from 3 weeks to 4 weeks to a full quarter, or a semester or full year abroad.
A couple of tips:
- Start by reviewing the open programs on our website and choosing the ones you’re interested in
- Then come to UW Study Abroad in Schmitz Hall (4th floor) to talk to a peer adviser – a current UW student who has studied abroad and can answer your questions and help with first steps, including the financial piece
- We are open for drop-ins during weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm – just stop by, no appointment needed! Cross the bridge over 15th Ave, come to beautiful (jk) Schmitz Hall, and start your quest!
- Also talk to an adviser in your department or an adviser in UAA to find out how study abroad will work for your academic plans and for your (current or prospective) major/s.
We look forward to seeing you!
Your UW Study Abroad Team
|Study Abroad – University of Washington
University of Washington. Summer is coming. Check out summer study abroad options. And keep coming back!
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 Career & Internship Center is excited to offer a robust menu of workshops (in person & online), events and small group coaching. Details for all of this can be found on our online calendar or through the Handshake calendar.
Below are details on how students can access 1:1 career support in our office plus key websites for career resources, tools & tips.
· Drop-In Coaching (no appointment necessary):
o Monday-Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, 134 Mary Gates Hall
- Scheduling 30-min Career Coaching appointments
· Job & internship postings: uw.joinhandshake.com
· Career tips & diversity resources: careers.uw.edu
· Videos: careers.uw.edu/resources/video-resources
· Internship advice: careers.uw.edu/internships
· Pre-Health (Med, Dent, Pharm, etc): careers.uw.edu/pre-health
· Pre-Law: careers.uw.edu/pre-law
Advisers ENTRE Digest | January 8, 2019
THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS!
Whether you are working in a technical, medical, consumer, environmental, digital, or another space, awards are available between $500 and $3,000! Some restrictions apply.
The final deadline to apply for funding is Friday, January 11th.
ATTEND: Business Case in 60 Seconds: A Pitch Competition
Thursday, January 17 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Anthony’s Forum
Come watch your peers pitch their early-stage ideas in 60 seconds or less. If you have an idea to pitch, plan to submit your idea for preapproval in early 2019. Good ideas will win cash prizes, and every idea gets a quick piece of feedback from the panel of judges. Refreshments will be provided and after the pitches there will time for networking among audience and participants. RSVP to attend or to pitch: bit.ly/BC60seconds
MEET UP: Networking & Team Formation Night (after the Science Technology Showcase)
Thursday, January 24 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Anthony’s Forum
The Science and Technology Showcase is a closed door event, but all poster presenters will be around after the Showcase to talk to the public about their work. This is a great opportunity to find teammates or to seek to join a team as you see excellent examples of current projects and research on display.
ATTEND: Resource Nights (aka ENTRE 440/540)
Thursdays, 6-7:50pm| Shansby Auditorium (PCAR 192)
Open to All UW Students as a drop-in audit
Students who are curious about the various aspects of creating a startup venture can learn directly from local experts during this weekly course! Regular guest speakers from industries ranging from software, healthcare, finance, food and fashion will join us to share their entrepreneurial experiences.
Resource Nights lectures are open to the community, and UW students may register to take the class (2 credits). Lectures will also be posted on our website if you can’t join in-person!
ATTEND: Consumer Product Workshop
March 2, 9am-12pm | Anthony’s Executive Forum (Dempsey 302)
Students who are considering applying to the Dempsey Startup Competition with a consumer product or retail, software or app, or a non-profit idea can get valuable feedback on their first drafts from mentors at this pre-screening workshop!
ATTEND: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Information Session
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4 – 5 p.m. | Dempsey Hall 233
Join us to learn about the 12-month Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the UW Foster School of Business. During the session, we will give you an overview of the program, discuss the admissions process, and answer any questions that you have.
APPLY: Competition Entry Deadlines!
College students from across the PNW are invited to apply for student innovation and new venture competitions hosted by UW Foster School of Business’ Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
Feb 11 | TLButler
Feb 19 | brohal
Apr 8 | sstuder
APPLY: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Application Review
January 13, 2019 | Midnight
Looking for a master’s program that combines intensive entrepreneurship education with the time to work on accelerating your own idea? Apply to the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship! Admissions is underway and the 2nd round deadline is January 13. All applications received by this date will receive an admission notification by Feb 28. This is also the final deadline for all international applicants.
ATTEND: A Taste of UW Entrepreneurship (Hosted by Master of Science in Entrepreneurship)
Thursday February 7 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
PACCAR Hall 2nd Floor, Jiambalvo Hearth
Want to get a feel for the Seattle entrepreneurship community? Come mix and mingle with current Master of Science in Entrepreneurship students at the Foster School of Business, then join a student host and head to the classroom! Observe a popular course which brings in experts from the local entrepreneurial community to teach various aspects of creating a startup venture.
The topic in class will be “Your play – picking your bet/market entry strategy to win”. Guest speakers include: Tom Gonser – Founder, Docusign, and Xiaoyu Wang – CEO, Castbox.
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.
Please see the attached description of a special class offering on Human Rights in Islam taught Denis Basic this Winter.
This is a unique opportunity.
For JSIS undergrads in the IS General major, this can count for Human Rights or Middle East tracks.
HUMAN RIGHTS IN ISLAM