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Presented by Professor Kar-Yiu Wong (Department of Economics)

February 28th
HUB 145

Open to all majors

RSVP if you can:

EUB Website:

With impressive growth rates in the past three decades, China has emerged as the second largest economy in the world, when expressed in US dollars. Some people even argued that when expressed in purchasing power parity, China’s economy is already the largest in the world. The present talk will examine in more detail the economic growth of China. In particular, it will analyze the sources of growth of China, what the statistical data represent, how China’s growth may affect the economy and other economies, and whether China’s growth can be...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund awards approximately 200 students a $5,000 scholarship each year.  Selected students attend a gala in New York City to receive their award also invited to participate in a summer  internship.  This year 4 UW students were selected for an award.

Majors: The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund looks for students in or intending to be in majors closely aligned with  the fashion industry, including, but not limited to:

  • advertising
  • communications
  • consumer science
  • apparel design
  • graphic design
  • economics
  • fiber science
  • finance
  • information technology
  • management, marketing, merchandising,
  • retail studies,
  • supply chain management

Upcoming Information Sessions

A representative from YMA will be on campus in a few weeks and will host two information sessions:...

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Categories: Advising
“Hook, Line and Sinker”

FISH 260A* (5cr, lecture and lab) TTh 10:30-12:20 and T 5:00–7:00
FISH 260B* (3cr, lecture only) TTh 10:30-12:20 (can take alone or with FISH 261)
FISH 261 (1cr, seminar) T 5:00–7:00 (can take alone or with FISH 260B)

Appropriate for Majors and Non-majors without a strong science background
Meets Natural World and Individual & Societies Requirements

Instructor: Christian Grue (Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of the Environment, 2012)


  • Scientific, societal, and political contexts within which recreational fisheries are managed
  • Opportunities and issues facing recreational anglers

Lab or Seminar

  • Science and technology behind tactics, tackle and equipment
  • Ways to minimize environmental impacts and enhance conservation of target and non-target species
  • Etiquette
  • Challenges associated with regulation...
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Categories: Advising, Courses

Want a drop-in appointment to speak with a counselor? Our Let's Talk Counselor, Kate Fredenberg LICSW, is here now (and every Wednesday) from 2-4PM at the Q Center (HUB 315)!

What is Let’s Talk?

Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students with support from experienced counselors from the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center without an appointment. Counselors hold walk-in hours at two sites on campus - The Q Center and the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. Let’s Talk offers informal consultation – it is not a substitute for regular therapy, counseling, or psychiatric care.

Talking with a counselor can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.

Let’s Talk drop-in visits are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • No appointment necessary

Visit ...

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Categories: Advising

A representative from the Schwarzman Scholars program is visiting the UW Seattle campus on  Wednesday, March 8th and will be offering 2 information sessions for our students and alumni.  Schwarzman  is a fully-funded master’s degree modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship.

About the Scholarship:

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role.  The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree focused in Public Policy, Economics & Business or International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Applications this cycle will open in April of...

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Categories: Advising, Study Abroad

L ARCH 454 Urban Environmental Histories:
How do place + people shape a city?  

Spring 2017
5 credits
offered through the College of the Built Environment/ Landscape Architecture
Dr. Thaisa Way,
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-10:20 am
Gould Hall Room 100

Categories: Advising, Courses
Literature and Technology 

Did you know that Ada Lovelace, regarded as the first computer programmer, was the daughter of the nineteenth-century poet Lord Byron?  Technology and literature have long gone hand-in-hand: products of our creativity, our inspiration, and our cultural desire to organize and improve our lives.  Studying technology and literature together provides a rounded kind of insight: the human and cultural implications of our tools and our machines.

The English department offers opportunities for students to combine their study in tech fields with investigations of the written word and the stories that we tell with it.  One of the benefits of studying technology at UW is that the U provides more than simply learning code or design, it provides a wealth of opportunity to see the intellectual intersections of these with other academic fields.  Moreover, the current tech market depends upon people skilled in reading and writing, so taking courses in English can...

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Categories: Advising, Courses

ESS307 (3 or 5 cr) Diversity Outreach Program in Earth and Space Sciences

TTh 10:30-12:20


Prerequisites:  One of ESS101, ESS102, ESS211, ESS212, ESS213, ESS472 (some exceptions can be made, previous approval of the instructor)

Instructor: Isabel Carrera,

Students will be exposed to the barriers that underserved and underrepresented populations in the Northwest face prior to pursuing careers in STEM and will learn how to design culturally appropriate outreach activities. 

First 5 weeks of lecture/seminar; in the second part of the quarter the students will then participate in outreach events, which will involve students in groups going out to Washington Schools and working with students and teachers to enrich the teaching of Earth and Space Sciences. The credits for the participation in the...

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Categories: Advising, Courses
GWSS/ANTH/JSIS A 328, Gender and Sexuality in China, Professor Sasha Welland, MW 2:30-4:20, SLN 21514

This course provides a rich exploration of gender and sexuality as key aspects of China’s process of modernization, from the late Qing dynasty through the building of the Republic, Communist revolution, and post-Mao economic reform. It examines, through historical, anthropological, and cultural studies scholarship, the centrality of these social constructs in terms of family, state, labor, body, and ethnicity. Offered simultaneously at the undergraduate and graduate levels, with differentiated assignments.

GWSS 390, Critical Conversations in Feminism & Technology, Ivette Bayo Urban, TTh 2:30-4:20, SLN 14833

The course is built around 5 interconnected concepts with relation to technology: Privacy, Security, Self-representation, Identities, and Archives. We will consider the implications, possibilities, and limitations of digital tools as platforms. Through...

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Categories: Advising, Courses
JSIS 478H LGBTI Rights in International Affairs Instructor: Dr. Elise Carlson-Rainer Email: TIME: Tues, Thurs 12:30- 2:20, Spring 2017 ROOM: ROOM: MEB 250

During this course, students will examine the intense global debate over LGBTI equality norms and
how it impacts international affairs. Discussions will address how human rights concepts have
evolved, strategies of social movements, and how states influence one another based upon
normative values. Through guest speakers, group projects, and policy simulations, students will gain experiential learning of human rights advocacy. The course offers an overview of LGBTI rights in international affairs, U.S. and E.U. human rights foreign policies, and contemporary debates in the UN on global rights. Class participants will investigate NGOs and civil society advocacy strategies that lead to...

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Categories: Advising, Courses


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