Introducing The William W. Hurst Law Scholarship Spring 2019

At William W. Hurst we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $500.00 college scholarship for to the winner of our essay competition.

All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is December 20th, 2018.

Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements and may be found here: https://billhurst.com/scholarship/

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Application OPEN: Environmental Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2019 Environmental Fellows Program is now open! The Environmental Fellows Program is a summer fellowship program for masters and doctoral students that seeks to place students traditionally underrepresented in the environmental field and those committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in summer fellowships with environmental foundations and their grantees.


Application OPEN. Deadline to apply is January 31st, 2019.
The Environmental Fellows Program involves:

  • A 13-week fellowship at either an environmental grantmaking foundation, or at one of their grantees. Past placement sites include: Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Appalachian Voices; Natural Resources Defense Council, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, the Erb Family Foundation and many more!
  • A stipend of $10,000 plus a travel allowance for participating fellows.
  • Participation it the Environmental Grantmakers Association Retreat.
  • Fellows work on a variety of environmental issues including but not limited to: environmental health, energy justice, marine conservation, transit solutions, food justice, and more!
  • Fellowship placement sites are available across the country in both major cities and at rural locations. Some of our past placements have been located in: The Greater Boston area, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Richmond Va.
  • Fellows receive training in: diversity, equity, and inclusion; institutional culture; and professional development.

For more information and to apply please visit https://efp.seas.umich.edu/.

If you have questions about the Environmental Fellows Program please feel free to contact M’Lis Bartlett at seas-efpoffice or 734-936-0900.

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Update: Boeing Colloquium, Nov. 15th

Just a reminder not to miss our Boeing Colloquium this coming Thursday, in which our guest speaker will be Norden Huang of the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao.

There are still a few spaces left on Thursday if you would like to meet Dr. Huang in the Lewis building for a private discussion before the seminar. I’m also pleased to report that he will now also be available on Friday afternoon.

Please book a slot using this form if you would like to meet him for a chat!

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UW Research Assistant/Data Scientist Position

The UW EarthLab seeks a Temporary Research Assistant for studies of outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. The employee will be responsible for developing and maintaining software and scripted workflows that aggregate data on park use. Data will be derived from various on-site counts as well as postings to social media platforms, and then processed and analyzed using programs written in R and python. Analyses will evaluate how well various data sources measure the quantity and type of nature-based recreation. Duties will also include literature review and data visualization. The employee will contribute to reports summarizing methods and major findings, in order to demonstrate opportunities to improve decision-making and deepen the understanding of the recreational value of public lands. The successful candidate will be a friendly, intelligent, self-directed individual who is passionate about working on collaborative projects for social good.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter describing your interests in the project at https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=161405

For more information, email Spencer Wood at spwood.

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Global Health Business Case Competition 2019

Coming soon! Attend an Info Session in Fall Qtr

The Global Business Center, along with the Jackson School’s Center for Global Studies and UW’s Department of Global Health, would like to announce the 2019 edition of the Global Health Business Case Competition (GHBCC). As in years past, the case will involve solving a critical global health challenge. Graduate and undergraduate students of all disciplines, from UW Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma, are invited to participate.

About the Global Health Business Case Competition:This competition builds on the traditional business school case competition model by bringing together students from multiple disciplines including business, engineering, area studies and health sciences in a competitive environment. Instead of addressing a typical management or supply chain issue, students will instead tackle a critical global health challenge.

Watch this video to learn more…

Competition Details

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IRES UBC Call for Graduate Applications

The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC would like to announce that applications are now open for the Resources, Environment and Sustainability Graduate Program (RES) – September 2019.

For more information on the Program, including funding opportunities, visit: www.ires.ubc.ca.

UBC is ranked in the top ten globally for environmental and ecological studies.

Multi-year funding offered for top applicants. 80% of students win major scholarships.

Come and join a program situated in an energetic, safe and multi-cultural city frequently rated as one of the most livable cities in the world!

Get social with us! Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from IRES.

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UW Food Pantry open to help both students and staff!

No Husky should go hungry.

The Campus Food Pantry provides non-perishable and shelf-stable items. Located at Poplar Hall 210, our hours for 2018 fall quarter are:

Tuesday 11:30 – 1:30 pm | Wednesday 11:30 – 1:30 pm, 3:30 – 6:00 pm | Thursday 11:30 – 1:30 pm, 3:30 – 6:00 pm | Friday 11:30 – 3:00 pm

GET CONNECTED

uw.edu/AnyHungryHusky

Facebook.com/UWFoodPantry

With increasing cost of living and learning, food insecurity is a growing issue on campus amongst students and staff. If you ever struggle to put food on the table, or have to choose between buying food and other necessities like books, rent, or childcare, the UW Campus Food Pantry is a great resource! Just bring your Husky card and shop for grocery items to supplement your diet.

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STUDIO- Community Service Learning and VLPA/I&S credit Opportunity

STUDIO is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in the local Seattle community by working with youths in after-school program. It counts as VLPA or I&S credits for undergraduate students.

Past undergrads have said that it was one of the best experiences that they had in UW, because they felt a sense of belongingness learning together with youths and other undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I attached flyers, and videos including course registration information. Undergraduates do not have to be STEM major to participate in STUDIO. Below is our video about the program.

https://youtu.be/ZNNvrA-Upp0

Here is the website that introduces people and organization involved in STUDIO. https://www.studionhwa.org/

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B E 220: Cities, Health, and Well-Being

B E 220 Cities, Health, and Well-Being

SLN 10944

Winter 2019 | Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:50

GWN 301 | 3 credits | I&S | SLN 10944

BE220 explores how cities contribute to health and well-being, including security, basic needs, positive social relations, freedom, choices and opportunities. It evaluates an urban future and debates strategies for rehabilitating existing cities and building new, sustainable ones. Lecture and group discussions.

PDF attached.

For additional information contact drbobm@uw.edu

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ENGL 285 (winter, VLPA): Writers on Writing

Interested in the writing and publishing process (how a poem gets to press, how a novel is written, how a writer comes up with that most beautiful/memorable sentence)? Then this class if for you! Every week a different published writer will talk about their experience and answer your questions.

For more information, please see the attachment below.

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Spots still available! Democracy through Dialogue dinner

We believe that now, more than ever, we must engage in dialogue with people who have different beliefs in order to broaden our perspectives and generate understanding. The Democracy through Dialogue series was created for this reason. This program welcomes UW undergraduates of any background or political perspective to participate in a facilitated, intimate, lively and productive dialogue over dinner about critical issues of our time.

Rolling Application – please apply!

Online application found at: www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue

Fall Dialogues:

  • November 13th, 5-8pm
  • November 19th, 5-8pm

Dinner is provided. The event is free of cost.

Fall Topics:

Free Speech: Nonviolent Protest

Education for All: Conduct & Discipline

Democracy through Dialogue aims to revive the art of public discourse across difference. It will do so by helping UW students develop their capacity to connect and disagree in ways that are both personally and civically constructive. The premise is that authentic, compassionate connection across difference is essential to our ongoing pursuit of justice and liberty for all.

For questions, please email engage.

To visit our website and apply, please go to www.uw.edu/carlson/dialogue.

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ENV H 446/546 Hazardous Waste and Public Health

ENV H 446 / 546 Hazardous Waste and Public Health

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SAVE THE DATE – IWRI OPEN HOUSE FOR STUDENTS

Please join the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute for a meet and greet/open house!

RSVP so as to help plan accordingly for food, gifts, etc. This event is open to all AIAN students (any level, any degree program)

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China-US Dialogue Lecture Series & Chinese Culture Talk Series

1. China-Us Dialogue Lecture Series:

PUSHBACK: The China Challenge

  • Speaker: Dr. Robert Sutter, George Washington University
  • Discussants: Prof. Don Hellmann and Prof. David Bachman, Jackson School of International Studies, UW
  • Date: Monday, November 19th, 4-6 pm
  • Venue: William H. Gates Hall Room 138
  • RSVP is required:
    • The event is free and open to the public

About the event:

Is a new Cold War between China and the United States becoming the reality? Under the Trump Administration, China-U.S. relations is deteriorating at a rapid rate. Recent policies and behaviors on both sides have created an enormously destructive dynamics in the relationship. It is time for us to reevaluate some of the heated debates in both countries’ policy arena today: Are Chinese and American national interests fundamentally incompatible? How did China-U.S. relations get to the current mode of confrontation?

About the speaker:

Robert Sutter is a Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University. Sutter’s government career (1968-2001) focused on Asian and Pacific affairs and US foreign policy. He was the Director of the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service, the National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the US National Intelligence Council, the China Division Director at the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

2. Chinese Culture Talk Series:

What Happen to Those Aggressive Women in Early China? – A Covered History of Chinese Women with Agency

  • Speaker: Dr. Xiucai Zheng
  • Date: Monday, November 19, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Venue: East Asian Library, Rm 2M (3rd Floor, Gowen Hall)
  • The event is free and open to the public

About the Event:

What’s the common stereotype of Chinese women in your mind? Based on early China texts, Dr. Zheng will present a very different image of women living 2,400 years ago. These stories were rewritten to deprive women of aggressive roles in family and in public affairs with the rise of patriarchy to its full from under the Han Dynasty (206BC-220 AD). Dr. Zheng will also share how she draws strength and comfort from these powerful historical heroines.

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REVISED: Winter Quarter Undergraduate Course: Global Health and Justice

The following class is now twice-a-week 50 minute interactive lectures and a 50 minute discussion sectiontiba.

Law 305 spring 2017

Global Health and Justice

Instructor: Beth E. Rivin, M.D., M.P.H.

This newly revised undergraduate course explores leading issues in global health and the human right to health. Specifically it focuses on injustices that occur around the world resulting in disease, disability and death. Using a justice framework, the course will consider social determinants of health and vulnerabilities that exist among populations and sub-populations, such as women, children, people with disabilities or HIV and the poor. Special attention will be given to low and middle income country health problems and struggles to attain healthy populations. Students will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, international human rights law, and the pivotal role that law and ethics play in understanding and addressing injustices in health.

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Winter 2019 – QSCI 497 Special Topics: Agent Based Modelling

Q SCI 497 Special Topics in Quantitative Science: Agent Based Modelling (4 credits)
Winter 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:20pm
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Berdahl, berdahl

Agent-based models (aka individual-based models) provide a flexible framework for creating simple representations of complex phenomena in the life, social and physical sciences. In this play-based course we will learn to design, build and perform computational experiments using agent-based models. Along the way you will learn useful programming and data visualization skills.

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Winter 2019 – FISH 511A Special Topics: Historical Ecology

FISH 511: HISTORICAL ECOLOGY

WINTER 2019
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm, discussion course
Instructor: Chelsea Wood

Long-term data are vital for developing realistic management baselines; unfortunately, these data are exceedingly rare. Scientists and managers who are interested in understanding an ecosystem within its historical context have had to get creative in order to derive reliable data on past ecosystems states. In this course, we will survey the variety of creative approaches that historical ecologists take to obtain data about the past. We will discuss the use of ship’s logs, fisheries landings records, naturalist’s accounts, living persons’ memories, family photographs, museum specimens, maps, seafood menus, and more. Our approach will be to read and discuss the fundamental papers for each method, with the goal of equipping students to use established historical ecology methods and derive new methods for their ecosystem of interest.

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Click here to see most recent study abroad programs

REMINDER:

Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, November 8 from 10am – 2pm in the HUB Ballroom

Explore international study and internship opportunities, learn about funding options, and connect with study abroad alumni. Advisers, fellow UW students and faculty will be at each event to answer your questions, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Click here for a full list of exhibitors

Click here for more information

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Fellows 2019 UCSC Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Application Launch

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Programat the University of California Santa Cruz are now available. Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. Our goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water. We focus on serving college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with two years of college left at a stage when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they graduate. Students who attend or are transferring to any four-year institution in the US, its territories and Native nations are eligible.

During the first year Scholars participate in an eight-week, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors. During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations and labs. A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years and beyond, we work with home mentors at each Scholar’s campus to provide ongoing support. Our Scholars receive a $4,000 stipend each summer and become part of the national Doris Duke Conservation Scholars network for life.

Please share this widely with faculty, eligible students, and others in your professional and community networks. Applications for the 2019 class of Scholars are available on the website and due February 8, 2019.

We have attached a slide that you can incorporate into talks and presentations, or print and distribute. For more information, visit jacummin. Thank you!

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Renewal: Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC – $1,000 bi-annual Scholarship

Dear students,

At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC we strongly feel that a great education is one of the most important benefits for young people today. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that our firm is offering a $1,000.00 college scholarship to the winner of our essay competition.

All students who plan on pursuing a course of study at a college or university for the school year of 2019 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship deadline is December 30th, 2018.

Our scholarship page contains all the eligibility requirements and may be found here:
http://www.yourdelawareworkerscompensation.lawyer/scholarship/

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