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 INFO 386 “Professionalism in Informatics” SLN: 16626.

While this class was developed for those seeking to successfully start a career in technology, much of the material covered can be used to help undergraduates transition from students to working professionals. This course examines professionalism, communication, productivity, career management and networking to strengthen students as they seek to excel professionally.  By focusing on hard skills & soft skills, and individual & team deliverables, the course ensures a well-rounded approach to attaining excellence as an organizational professional.


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Open House/Info Sessions @ the Q Center (HUB 315)

The Q Center is hosting a series of open house sessions where we will discuss a variety of resources for LGBTQ+ community members followed by games and mingling. The sessions occur over two days, twice per day, and guests can show up to any of the sessions to receive similar information.

Tuesday, September 26th 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (first session)
2:00 - 3:00 PM (second session) 
Social from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (first session)
2:00 - 3:00 PM (second session) 
Social from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

14th Annual Welcome Luncheon @ wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ  Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court) 

​~ Featuring Nikkita Oliver as keynote​   Friday, September 29th  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
Join us for our largest event of the year featuring fabulous speakers, free lunch, networking, and a fancy photobooth! This event is free and open to the campus... Read more
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Please mark your calendars for the first Friday of Fall Quarter! The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) welcomes Meredith Loken, Ph.D student in the UW Department of Political Science. Meredith will present a talk titled "Women Militants and Rebel Trajectory in Asymmetric Conflict." Her paper is attached.

The talk will be held on Friday, September 29, 1:30-3pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1a). The format for this presentation will be a practice job talk. This is the first UWISC presentation of the academic year. Please note the start time is later than usual for this presentation.

Meredith Loken is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of Washington. She specializes in the study of international security, specifically examining the relationship between gender and political violence, terrorism, and insurgency. Her research examines variation in how women’s conflict involvement - as participants or civilians - affects state...

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  EDUC 221 - EDUCATION & THE PLAYFIELD  Offered Fall 2017 Dr. Sara Lopez  Examine the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to adult experiences.   EDUC 231 - DEVELOPING YOUTH THROUGH SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Offered Winter 2018 Dr. Hannah Olson  Explore the influence of sport and physical activity to positively impact the lives of young people.    EDUC 451 - THE ROLE OF SPORT IN SOCIAL JUSTICE & CHANGE Offered Spring 2018 Dr. Sara Lopez   Examine diversity themes together with historical sport events through a social justice framework.   
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Undergraduate Research Program Autumn Quarter Courses   GEN ST 391 I (1 cred) | SLN: 15698 Research Exposed!: Approaches to Inquiry Enroll in Research Exposed! for Autumn Quarter (Wednesdays, 12:30-1:20 PM)   Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I) is an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in research at UW.   This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.   Visit the UW Time Schedule entry to register for the course.      GEN ST 391 K (2 cred) |  SLN: 15700 Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College... Read more
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Jason Rittereiser is a congressional candidate running in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The seat will be open for the 2018 election following Congressman Dave Reichert’s retirement. Interns will work in a fast-paced campaign environment, 2-3 days per week, with a flexible schedule.

We are looking for a driven, tech-savvy undergraduate to join as a Finance and Digital Intern. Responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Using campaign software to track fundraising efforts

  2. Keeping daily fundraising data up to date in our systems

  3. Track social media interactions and provide regular reports to the campaign staff

  4. Develop social media engagement, followers, and post suggestions

  5. Research project related to active campaign social media strategies

  6. ...
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In partnership with First Year Programs, our office is pleased to offer our autumn quarter undergraduate seminar in our Exploring Sustainability Seminar Series. The autumn quarter seminar will be particularly valuable for incoming freshmen and transfer students as it is an introduction to all things sustainability here at UW. 

GEN ST 297-V | Autumn Quarter 2017 | Exploring Sustainability at UW

Here are the details on the seminar:

  • GEN ST 297-V | Undergraduate Seminar: Exploring Sustainability at UW (SLN 15678)
  • Friday 2:30-3:20pm
  • 1 credit, C/NC only
  • Open to all majors
  • Instructor: Sean G. Schmidt,
  • In this course, students will explore opportunities to make more sustainable...
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There’s still room in our introductory course (no pre-reqs) for your students who might be looking additional courses exploring social justice and social change:

SOC WF 200 Introduction to Social Welfare Practice (5) I&S
MWF  9:30 – 11:20 AM
SLN  21320
Introduction to the field of social work, including the theoretical concepts and institutional framework that guide practice. Overview of social work profession and social welfare system within which it operates. Lectures supplemented by exercises, films, guest lectures, and class discussions.


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Interested in learning a new language? All of our first year French language sections had filled so we added a new section of FRENCH 101 (no prerequisite!) at 10:30-11:20 and FRENCH 103 at 9:30-10:20! With French 103 you can fulfill your foreign language requirement, earn VLPA if you have already fulfilled the FL requirement, or get ready for a Study Abroad program in France or the Francophone world! 

Details on our New Sections are Below:

23883 FRENCH 101 K LC 5   ELEMENTARY FRENCH   MTWThF 10:30-11:20 THO 334                                                  


23872 FRENCH 103 C LC 5 ELEMENTARY FRENCH MTWThF 09:30-10:20... Read more
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There is still space left in this great Autumn Quarter class, Art History 214. Students can select VLPA or I&S credit, and all enrolled students receive "W" credit.

ART H 214: Art of India from Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals
Professor Sonal Khullar
MTW 3:30 - 4:20 + quiz section
Thomson 101
SLN: 10538

The course surveys the material culture and artistic production of South Asia, which includes the present-day nation states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, from antiquity until the...

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