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The Martin Family Foundation Honors Scholarship application is open and has a deadline of July 6, 2020! Please share the details below with WA community college students entering your Seattle campus undergrad programs who are planning to transfer to UW Seattle this summer 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021 or even those who have already transferred to UW Seattle but have not yet earned more than 18 UW credits.

· Learn about the scholarship, eligibility requirements, application process at

· Learn more about the Martin Family Foundation, read FAQs, bios of current and past scholars and more are at

· Access the online application at

· Deadline for...

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International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

5:30pm, Wednesday, May 27. Register to attend this online session.

WHAT: A panel of six current UW graduate fellows describe their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships as international students. To maximize the benefit you receive from this panel, we recommend reading about the fellowship(s) you want to pursue before you attend the panel session.


Tan Zhao, Political Science, Luce/ACLS China Studies Predissertation Summer Travel Grant
Samia Ibtasam, Computer Science & Engineering, Women Techmakers Fellowship
Flavia Kapos, Epidemiology, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship, Scan|Design Foundation Innovations in Pain Research Awards, American Academy of Orofacial Pain Grant, Patrick Beresford Fellowship in Social Epidemiology, Latino Center for...

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Creativity as Research:

Experimentation and Play

Instructors: Jeffrey Fracé (Drama), Afroditi Psarra (DXARTS), Jennifer Salk (Dance), Guest Instructor: Trisha Davis, Chair of Biochemistry

Dance 295/ Drama 285/ DXARTS 295

SLN 23380/ SLN 23381/ SLN 23382

Autumn Quarter 2020

This hybrid online and in-person course examines creative research in the arts and the natural overlap with research in other fields. Explore research through

the lens of digital art, dance, science, and theater. Freshman / Sophomore priority

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We are looking for 2 more undergraduate interns to help us increase Pipeline's visibility on campus, create community and support among tutors, and provide program support.

Being a Pipeline intern is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills, learn about education program coordination, and build community. Pipeline interns are integral to keeping the program running smoothly.

We are looking for two undergraduates:

Tutor Support and Data Analysis Intern
Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break Intern

Interns would work approximately 5 hours a week (flexible scheduling) including 1 all-intern meeting once a week. While these positions are unpaid, we can offer compensation in the form of General Studies Credit (and lots of free food that comes through the EXPD office suite).

Pipeline Internships are for the entirety of the school year, Fall 2020 - Spring 2021. Applications are due by 11:59 PM, May 25th, 2020.

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COM 460 A



4 credits

*prerequisites waived*

WHAT: A UW journalism publishing project to showcase student reporting and analysis on this year’s historic general elections.

Register now for the Department of Communication's summer-quarter elections reporting course in which students are being encouraged to explore digital reporting styles, genres and methods. Students will be instructed in reporting, editing, packaging and promoting stories on the kind of issues that energize young voters. The course is being run virtually for as long as Covid restrictions remain in place and is using the opportunity to encourage creative thinking about and practice in how best to run distributed newsrooms and deliver high-quality remote reporting. Students will write local and national elections stories with an eye toward issues that will shape voting in crucial districts,...

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Cities and Epidemics
UrbDP 498 H / 598 L
3 credits, Summer full-term
Time TBD (remote)
Instructor: Peter Dunn (

This class takes the present Covid-19 pandemic as a starting point for exploring the relationship between disease and cities. By bringing together historical perspectives and contemporary experiences through a wide range of materials, we will learn how issues of health are drivers of urban change and how cities shape the experience of epidemics. We will examine questions of resilience, social infrastructure, urban form, the role of the state, and disparities in social impacts, among others. The class format includes lectures and seminar discussions, and students will have an opportunity to create their own histories of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Counseling Center is offering free workshops and drop-in groups that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. All of our workshops for Spring 2020 will be offered via Zoom. To request link, contact or 206-543-1240. See below (and attached flyer) for a current listing of workshops. Please share widely with your students.

Spring 2020 Workshops


Learn how to decide when to say no, when to ask for something, and how to communicate effectively.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Beth Blum, Psy.D. and Nicole Montes, M.A.


Join in with peers to share about your loss and uncertainty, receive support and...

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Calling all students interested in learning about global warming, our changing climate system and how politics, ethics and humans can work toward solutions! We are offering climate courses open to everyone and most do not require prior science or math experience. Oh, and bonus: fulfill your “C” or “W” credit at the same time with ATM S 111 this autumn! (By also registering for ENGL 199A.)
Visit this new Introductory Climate Courses for Undergrads webpage for all the details!

Autumn 2020 course offerings: ATM S 111, ATM S 211, ENVIR 100 ESS 201

Brand-new courses coming soon! ATM S 100 (Spring 2021) and SMEA/ENVIR 201 (Winter 2021)

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The Graduate School Office of Fellowships & Awards and the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards are partnering to host a panel of international student scholarship/fellowship awardees who will be discussing their experiences applying for fellowships open to international students for graduate study in the US. The panel will be most useful to non-US citizen students seeking funding for 2021-22 or later. Please share the announcement below with international students in all fields of study, undergraduates, graduate students and alumni. All are welcome, including undocumented students.

International Student Panel: Fellowships for Graduate Study in the U.S.

5:30pm, Wednesday, May 27. Register to attend this online session.

WHAT: A panel of three-five current UW graduate fellows describe their experiences and offer tips on applying for fellowships as...

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LING 100 Fundamentals of Grammar (5 credit) VLPA

Harness the power of linguistics, and level up your language learning! This class will use concepts from the scientific study of language to de-mystify language learning, and make it easier to learn your second, third, or tenth language. We will cover concepts of grammar and syntax, pronunciation and inflection, and the study of language in its social context. No linguistics background needed, this class is aimed at language learners of any language at any level.

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