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Announcement of UW Department of Astrology: 

Looking for a great way to earn Natural World (NW) or Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) credits this summer? Consider taking an astronomy class from one of our award-winning instructors! Both classes are for the full Summer Quarter.

ASTR 101 – Introduction to Astronomy

Astronomy 101 will give you an introduction to stars, galaxies and the universe, with more emphasis on conceptual than on mathematical comprehension. The course covers modern theories, observations; ideas concerning nature, evolution of galaxies; quasars, stars, black holes, planets, and the solar system. Not open for credit to students who have taken ASTR 102 or ASTR 301; not open to upper-division students majoring in physical sciences or engineering.   

5 credits (NW, QSR)

ASTR 150 – The Planets

Astronomy 150 is for liberal arts and beginning science students. Survey of the planets of the solar system, with emphases on recent...

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Announcement from the UW School of Environmental & Forest Science: 

BSE 190A: Renewable Energy and Bioenergy

5 credits online class 
Summer quarter 2017
A term only, SLN 10602
NW and I/S credits
Prof. Renata Bura

Bioethanol: a promising alternative to fossil fuels or food crop- consuming boondoggle?
Biodiesel: fuel from french fries?
Wood: a renewable source of fuels and chemicals?

  • Take this class for answers to these questions and more! This is an introductory bioenergy course covering production of biofuels and biochemicals from biomass. 
  • The course is offered for non science and science students from any department and provides both NW and I/S credits.
  • 100% online class, all you need is a computer and internet access. 
  • Learn about bioenergy topics trending in the news...
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Announcement from the UW Career & Internship Center: 

Dear Huskies,

The Career and Internship Center is looking to recruit volunteers for the 2017 Summer Career Fair on Wednesday, June 14thfrom 2-5pm in HUB Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 9:30 am-7:00 pm (a requested time commitment of two hours please).

Why volunteer?

  • 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. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access with employers in attendance- and they’re all hiring!
  • 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...
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Announcement from the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards:

The time to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship program is this summer for rising seniors and those seeking to begin graduate study in Fall 2018.  The fellowship provides up to $47,500 annually for two years. The application will likely open in mid-June and close in mid-September. Our office is open all summer and we are happy to talk with students about this fellowship and support their applications. You can read more about the program online at

*As an additional note, UW’s own Hamda Yusuf (class of 2016) was named a 2016 Rangel Fellow and is set to begin her graduate studies this coming autumn. You’ll find her picture and can read a little bit about her study plans on our website at

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Announcement from the U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding, and Solidarity (FoCUS):

The U.S.-Mexico Forum for Cooperation, Understanding, and Solidarity (FoCUS) is a program organized jointly by Stanford University and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). The program offers an opportunity to students get to get involved in the initiative.

US-Mex FoCUS is dedicated to promoting positive U.S.-Mexico relations by fostering communication and mutual
understanding among future leaders. Our goal is to create a network of students who are already addressing
social, political, economic or technological issues; and bring them together to discuss and create proposals with
the potential to influence bilateral affairs. We are seeking to assemble a diverse group of young leaders from
across the United States and Mexico to connect at our biannual summits in Silicon Valley and Mexico City. ...

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Announcement from the UW School of Environmental and Forest Science: 

Looking for a fun and interesting summer course?  Consider ESRM 210 – Soils, an A-term course providing NW credit.  Two field trips provide hands-on experience in the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil.  Includes soil morphology and genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, and the application of soil properties to environmental concerns.

ESRM 210 - Intro to Soils

“The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” -­-­-­ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Learn about the physical, chemical, and biological properties that affect distribution and use patterns of this important ecosystem component. This course includes soil morphology and genesis, plant nutrition and nutrient cycling, soil water, microbiology, and application of soil properties to environmental concerns.

Summer Quarter, 2017 -­ A Term
Fulfills NW | 5 Credits MTW 8:30-­10:40AM

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Apply today to be a Dawg Daze Leader! Help welcome new students back to campus this fall, apply at Applications due May 24th, 2017.   

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Announcement from UW Electrical Engineering: 

Electrical Engineering has opened our sophomore level introductory courses to all UW students for Summer Quarter. This is a great chance for those curious about the field to either get a basic introduction or explore further. The prevalence of electronics in today's world encourages all of us to be at least a little familiar. All courses are Full-term. Please share this with your students.

E E 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
4 credits, NW
MWF 940-1040 EEB 037 (SLN 11178)
Quiz A T 940-1150 EEB 054 (SLN 11179)
Quiz B Th 940-1150 EEB 054 (SLN 11180)

Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit and systems concepts. Prerequisites: PHYS 122; MATH 126; concurrent enrollment in either MATH 307 or AMATH 351.

E E 233 Circuit Theory
5 credits
MWF 1050-1150 EEB 026 (SLN 11181)
Lab A Th 830-1150 EEB 137 (SLN 11182)
Quiz T 940-1150 EEB 042


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Announcement from the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington: 

The rising Chinese folk musician Yuli Huang, who is also the UW Jackson School’s senior student will give us a talk on Chinese urban folk music history on Friday, May 26 from 12:15 to 1:30 pm in HUB 340, he released his new album on a number of well-known music platforms in China and is favored by the young generation. His single Rhinoceros in Love received more than 10 thousands comments on the main Chinese music app. Here is the link to his hit song Reinoceros in Love.

Light refreshment will be provided, join us and hear Yuli’s music stories! 

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Announcement from the UW Center for Experimental Learning and Diversity's Pipeline Project: 



Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.
Pipeline is recruiting members now for the 2017-2018 team!

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and has been developed to address a communityidentified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.

Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history...

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