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 Please note that the deadline for the Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality has been extended to April 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

About the Marcy Migdal Fund: 

  • Open to students from all departments and majors 
  • No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required - international students may apply! 
  • Apply by April 1, 2020 at 5 PM PST
  • Apply and learn more here

The Marcy Migdal Fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world....

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Dr. Kathy Snow, the 2019-2020 UW CanadaFulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401:Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit...

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HUMAN RIGHTS FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UW STUDENTS
APPLY BY APRIL 1ST!
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST!
Are you a student who wants funding for a hands-on human rights project that aims to achieve real-world impact? We want you! Does your thesis or dissertation address human rights issues? There is funding for tuition, books, travel and other research expenses.

No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required
Open to students from all three UW campuses
Apply by April 1, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Apply at: https://jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/apply/
Please email questions to uwchr@uw.edu.

https://mailchi.mp/c7c1dce79982/uw-center-for-human-rights-news-and-anno...

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The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly student positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor or Student Program Assistant at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/hiring) and encourage them to apply on Handshake.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and...

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PHIL 115: Practical Reasoning

5 credits

Q/SR and I&S

Lecture: MWF 1:30-2:20 (sln: 18368)

T, TH quiz sections - the 2:30 (18371) and 3:30 (18375) ones have plenty of open seats.

In this course, students will learn a wide array of philosophical tools -- from informal logic to elementary decision theory -- that can be used to analyze the ethical and political arguments that we encounter everyday in the news and through social media. Students will also investigate the circumstances under which human behavior is predictably irrational and illogical. By learning when we are likely to behave irrationally, we can improve our own decision-making and avoid being manipulated by marketers, politicians, and other actors who might not always have our best interests in mind.

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This is just a reminder that there is still space in most of the online social science courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring.  Thanks for letting your students know when and how they can enroll in available spaces.

Spring 2020 Online Courses in the Social Sciences

On-campus students at the University of Washington (Seattle) are invited to enroll on space-available basis in online courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring Quarter.  If you would like to enroll, here are some important things to know:

  1. Enrollment is on a space-available basis during Period 3 (the first week of the quarter).  If the course is full, no overloads will be given.
  2. You may not register using MyUW/MyPlan, but must call PCE registration at (206)543-2310 in order to request enrollment.
  3. Because ISS...
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In light of the uncertain and swiftly changing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the move to remote learning, the College has decided to move back the deadline for all the undergraduate and graduate scholarships that it oversees and which are listed on https://admin.artsci.washington.edu/advising/scholarship-information.

The new deadline is Wednesday, April 1st.  Please submit your applications/nominations via pdf to barbmack@uw.edu by 8 am on April 1, 2020.

 

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Unique Course for your students - please forward!

This spring students have the opportunity to take a 3-credit course on Inuit education with Visiting Fulbright Arctic Chair, Dr. Kathy Snow - ARCTIC 401.

Dr. Kathy Snow, UW’s 2019-2020 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401: Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit within Canada). Topics will include the history of Inuit education, the relationship of education to land claims, Inuit models of education and current issues in Inuit education reform in Canada.

This 3-credit course will count towards the Arctic Studies minor, and is a wonderful chance to learn from a top scholar coming to us from the University of Prince Edward...

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Spring 2020 Online Courses in the Social Sciences

On-campus students at the University of Washington (Seattle) are invited to enroll on space-available basis in online courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring Quarter.  If you would like to enroll, here are some important things to know:

  1. Enrollment is on a space-available basis during Period 3 (the first week of the quarter).  If the course is full, no overloads will be given.
  2. You may not register using MyUW/MyPlan, but must call PCE registration at (206)543-2310 in order to request enrollment.
  3. Because ISS is a fee-based program, your regular tuition will NOT cover the cost of an ISS course.
  4. You may be able to apply your financial aid award to the cost of an ISS course, although the types and amounts of eligible aid may vary from one student to another.  Please check with...
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We have decided to postpone April’s Dress for Success event due to the current public health situation. We plan to reschedule for later in spring quarter, and will communicate out once plans have been made.

Thank you to all who have made donations of clothing or funds! We look forward to hosting this event in the coming months.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you!

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