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University of Washington Q Center is looking for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty who would like to share their stories and participate as a model. Casting is on August 14 & 15 from 10-3pm @ the Q Center (HUB 315). Drop-ins and scheduled appointments welcome. All levels of experience invited. For scheduling or questions, contact Jaimée Marsh at or 206-897-1430.  Please share widely!

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM @ Henry Art Gallery
In concert with National Coming Out Day, the Q-TECH fashion show tells the stories of the LGBTQ community at UW through the use of wearable...

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The Associated Students of the University of Washington is currently hiring for the ASUW Director of Legislative Affairs and Local Legislative Liaison.   The OGR Director of Legislative Affairs coordinates ASUW advocacy on the state, local and federal level, including communicating and advocating for the ASUW Legislative Agenda with state legislators and other relevant parties. The Director of Legislative Affairs researches legislative issues of relevance to the students of the University of Washington and communicates the findings to the ASUW Board of Directors, the state legislature and the President of the ASUW. As Director of Legislative Affairs, they will spend Winter Quarter working full-time in Olympia directing ASUW state-level lobbying efforts.   The OGR Local Legislative Liaison coordinates ASUW advocacy on the city and county level, including communicating and advocating for the ASUW Local Legislative Agenda with city and county officials, as well as other relevant parties... Read more
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Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is collaborating with the Graduate School office of fellowships and Human Subjects to host a session for students on Human Subjects and Ethical Considerations for Research. This is part of their summer fellowships advising program, Global Fellowships prep, which supports students as they apply for competitive grants like the Fulbright.

Date: Wednesday, August 8th

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall 171 

Please RSVP at


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You have just returned from your sabbatical, and it seems to have inspired you?

Yes, I did a lot of reading and thinking about “post-truth” politics and how many people today seem to think that truth is whatever feels true within their own filter bubbles.

What is a filter bubble?
The concept refers to how easy it is for all of us to seek out information that confirms our beliefs and people who agree with us. We are then inclined to equate this consensus among our sources with “truth.”

OK, how do we separate fact from fiction? 
The first goal of the class is to review what scholars have learned about how people form their opinions. We know, for example, that people do not always update their beliefs when they are exposed to new information. In fact, information that challenges prior beliefs often leads people to cling to those beliefs even more strongly! Other research shows how intuition, perception, and memory can lead us astray. Recognizing these...

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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!   Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018   The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2018-19 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.    URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.   More information and application available here:... Read more
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Seattle Met is currently looking for two to three more budding journalists for Seattle Met's internship program for the fall! Fall interns typically start the second week of September; the application deadline for fall interns is August 5, but early applications are encouraged. School credit is available for students who need an immersive internship in a professional setting to fulfill an academic requirement (per school approval, of course). Recent graduates are also eligible for the internship. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and writing samples Hayat Norimine at

While the internship is unpaid, Seattle Met provides a great educational experience for young reporters who want to get their foot in the door. Their interns have gone on to work for a range of local and national outlets, including The Seattle Times, Crosscut, The Stranger, Vice, Time, The Nation, Vanity...

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Are you alumni, graduate or professional student who is interested in spending 2019-20 abroad to engage in research, creative arts projects, graduate studies, or teaching English? You should consider applying for the Fulbright US Student Program. The application is open now, and our internal UW deadline to apply is quickly approaching on Sept. 5! There is still time to craft a strong application though, with some diligent work.

Complete eligibility requirements are listed at, but the basic elements are that applicants must be US citizens who have not yet earned a PhD by the time of the application deadline. Undergraduate applicants during this application...

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FIUTS is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team of Facilitators! Facilitators are our leaders who assist us with the planning and implementation of our over 200 events every year, and we're currently recruiting volunteers for our International Welcome Weeks! Any student (undergraduate or graduate, from the U.S or anywhere in the world) can become a Facilitator, and once you sign-up you can choose which events you want to volunteer at!

 Why become a facilitator?

  • Enhance your resume with flexible volunteer hours
  • Gain cross-cultural leadership experience and training
  • Plan and lead fun events like hiking trips and CulturalFest
  • Help with programs to welcome new international students
  • Make friends and have fun!

If this sounds like something that you're interested in, visit ...

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Are you passionate about equity, inclusion, and sustainability, and looking for an awesome job? The CSF is a student-funded grant organization on UW's campus dedicated to funding diverse student proposals that help to raise environmental and social awareness on UW's campus through applied projects and initiatives. The CSF is hiring an Outreach Coordinator to lead its yearly events and engage UW's campus through various outreach strategies. 

We are looking for a student eager to commit substantial time and energy (up to 19.5 hours/week) to empowering the UW community to engage with sustainability. The CSF has four administrative employees: a Program & Finance Coordinator, student Outreach Coordinator, student Graphic Designer, and student Project Development Specialist. 

The Outreach Coordinator is the designated part-time position focused primarily on the CSF's external relations. Working as the CSF Outreach Coordinator provides the unique opportunity to be...

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship programs have both been available for many years, with many UW students and alumni selected as Fellows. Both programs encourage the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need. The big news this year is that both programs are now housed at Howard University, though still operating separately and...

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