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Information sessions about the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars internship program will be held this week! 

THURSDAY, 3/30, 3:30-4:20 PM, MGH 171

FRIDAY, 3/31, 12:30-1:20 PM, MGH 171

This is a unique program in which students can spend Summer quarter working as interns with UW faculty-led start-up companies, seeking to transfer research to real-world applications.  Participants will build upon their strengths and learn about intellectual property and entrepreneurship through hands-on teamwork with an emerging company.

Each Innovation Scholar will receive a $5,000 scholarship and earn course credit.

Ten different internships are available this year, across a broad spectrum of engineering, health sciences, and natural sciences.  Students with backgrounds in art, biology, botany, business, chemistry, civil & environmental engineering, computer science & engineering,...

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Check out the Career and Internship Center's List of Spring 2017 events! 

They also have an online calendar that is a great resource to stay up to date with the programming.  

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Do you have a passion for teaching?

Do you enjoy helping others succeed?

Do you want to enhance your own skills?  

CLUE can help you reach these goals while you get paid and gain professional experience! 

We are currently accepting applications for; Chemistry, Math, Physics, Writing , Chinese, Spanish, Computer Science and Biology.
See information on the CLUE website, under the tab ‘Work With Us’
Applications are due Friday, March 31st by 11pm

Email with questions or concerns.

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MOSSAIC is a new(er) peer mentoring program that is available for Seattle UW students who identify on the Autism Spectrum. 

Since 2015 the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Sciences Department, in collaboration with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), has been developing a peer program where peer mentors work together with mentees to identify personal challenges and set goals related to the college experience, and then provide ongoing support to help mentees reach their goals (e.g., navigation to campus resources, assistance with time management strategies and tools, strategies for communication with professors or in group work).

Current and past students have shared how much they have enjoyed the relationships and connections that have come out of their MOSSAIC experiences. For more information or to contact the UW MOSSAIC program please email: ...

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DXARTS has a class on the Immersive Arts during Summer quarter 2017, term B (July 19-Aug 17, 2017). Classes will be held Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm in Raitt Hall, room 129. 

The class will focus on stereoscopic video, virtual reality, and multi-channel systems. Students will use various display systems, production techniques, and compositional strategies to discover immersive media experience for moving-image and sound based artwork. Students will learn to produce stereoscopic 3d images, utilize multi-channel and sound systems, and be introduced to 3D modeling, game engine, and VR hardware.

Primary course goals are:

  • To develop an art historical foundation for our inquiry
  • To conduct experiments through in-class labs
  • To produce and present a final project

Add codes are required for registration periods I & II.  Please contact the instructor, Martin ! Jarmick <>...

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DXARTS has a new and unique class offered Summer quarter - DXARTS 490A (SLN  14304) on Photogrammetric Modeling.  This studio art course presents an introduction to the emerging field of photogrammetry.  Students will experiment with both entry-level and professional software to create digital 3d Models from large sets of 2d photographs.  Class will focus on this technology's potential relationship with archaeology, architecture, design, geography, photography, and sculpture.  Additionally students will be exploring themes such as memory, mapping, virtuality, archives, and expanded cinema.  

Class will meet during Summer quarter 2017 during term A (June 18-July 18, 2017), Monday-Thursday 9:30-12:30, in Raitt Hall, room

An add code is required for registration period I & II.  Please contact the instructor, Tivon Rice, for add codes at <...

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Announcement from the UW Women's Center:

What is NEW Leadership?

Alene Moris NEW Leadership is a 6-day intensive institute that educates and empowers the next generation of women leaders. NEW Leadership teaches college women the value of civic engagement and encourages them to see themselves as empowered leaders who can effectively participate in politics and public policy.

By offering political and civic leadership training to undergraduates, NEW Leadership strives to increase the number of women in the leadership pipeline, thereby enhancing the prospects for democratic representation, participation, and leadership in contemporary political and civic life.

Who is eligible?

Any undergraduate or graduate who attends a two-year college or a four-year university in Washington State (or has a permanent address here) and was enrolled for the 2016-2017 academic school year is eligible to apply.



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Comparative History of Ideas still has room in some of their courses. Some offer Writing and VLPA credit:


Interrogate the role of bodies (human & nonhuman) in society by examining literary and filmic works in which they feature prominently. Some questions we will investigate are: Whose bodies are subjugated and whose are elevated? Why do we prefer certain bodies to others and what kinds of choices do we make based on those preferences? Where do our bodies end and where do others begin? Who exerts power over human and nonhuman bodies and to what end?


This course will explore how to productively fail at translating across disciplines. We will explore creating new knowledges out of cross-disciplinary conversations to grasp how different theories have created ways of knowing out of interdisciplinary practices.


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The ECC is Hiring for all positions for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year!

In support of the University of Washington goals, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center promotes an inclusive educational environment by providing programs and services which enhance the communication and exchange of multicultural perspectives and values. The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center provides programs and a learning environment where students and student organizations collaborate, develop, and implement programs while building leadership and organizational skills.

Please visit our website to learn more on how to apply, and the different jobs available for students.   Find Out More
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From the YMCA of Greater Seattle-Accelerator YMCA:

The Accelerator YMCA and City of Seattle would like to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Get Engaged program! The Get Engaged program is a collaborative program of the Accelerator YMCA and the City of Seattle, dedicated to ultivating the next generation of leaders and advocating for the influence of young voices in city affairs. The application link will be available on April 1st.

We place one emerging leader aged 18-29 on each of the participating 19 City of Seattle Boards and Commissions for the upcoming September 2017-August 2018 term.  The Get Engaged program provides a chance for young people in Seattle to develop skills as an emerging leader, participate in the public decision-making process, increase youth civic engagement, and help shape policy decisions. Applicants do not need any prior experience serving on boards to be qualified candidates. Please feel free to contact ...

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