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Seattle-based Experience America is looking to hire UW Political Science undergraduate students interested in short-term teaching assistant opportunities with visiting international students.

They seek to employ undergraduate assistants who could help course instructors implement classroom sessions covering a range of topics related to:

  • International business and trade
  • American Studies
  • & related subjects

Classes are normally held on the UW campus, and so this opportunity is easily combined with other work and school commitments. 

They are currently looking for undergraduate assistant who could help with several visiting Danish high school groups coming to Seattle in late August, September and October to study US business, culture and society. 

This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students looking for supplemental income or classroom experience working with...

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Preparing for the GRE?

The UW Women's Center has Fall GRE Prep Days available. 
Price: $375.

Session 1: Sept (14,15, 21, & 22)  From: 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Session 2: Oct (6, 13, 20, & 27) 9AM - 2PM


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Have you ever wanted to learn the language spoken by the Native peoples of Seattle and southern Puget Sound?

The American Indian Studies department is very excited to be able to offer a full year of Lushootseed language again next year. If a student already has their foreign language credit, they are also open to offering the classes as VLPA credit.

Highlights include:

  • Fulfills Foreign Language requirement
  • Especially good for non-traditional learners - uses games like Bingo and storytelling
  • No final exams
  • Learn the language spoken by the Native peoples in this area
  • ...
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EDUC 215 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond

The class will be particularly helpful to get first year and transfer students started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! Students preparing for graduation also find this class particularly helpful as they begin their transition to their next stage of life. In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don't want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas. This 5 credit class meets for 90-minute lectures on Monday... Read more
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DIS ST / CHID 430 A Topics in Disability Studies
History of Human Differences
Autumn 2019
M/W 2:30-4:20

Instructor: Joanne Woiak

No prerequisites

This course will address the history of disabled people along with the ways that disability intersects with race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality in justifications for discrimination in American society. Disability has often been used as shorthand to represent things that are negative and undesirable. We will examine historical episodes in which groups were oppressed by having disability attributed to them, including through scientific and medical knowledge used for...

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Did you know that the Rhodes Scholarships, which fund graduate studies at Oxford, are open not just to US students, but to students from all over the world, including international students studying at UW?

In particular, the China Rhodes program is looking to encourage more applications from Chinese citizens enrolled at US universities. Chinese citizens enrolled at UW or any other US university are eligible to apply, provided they have spent five of the past ten years of education in China (which means, in most cases, that eligible applicants have attended Chinese high school).

UW nomination is not required for the Rhodes Scholarships for China (or other countries besides the US), but the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is available to support applicants, answer questions, navigate the process, and develop competitive applications.

Rhodes Scholarship for China Eligibility Requirements:...

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Musap 389b/589b Autumn 2019
with Visiting Artist Paco Diez

TTh 5:30-6:50
(plus a weekly individual lesson)

Singer and multi-instrumentalist
Paco Diez is a master of traditional Spanish song, including Sephardic music (a tradition of Jewish song in Spain) and romancero. His teaching will focus on voice, guitar, percussion and the gaita (a type of Spanish bagpipe), and students also will have the opportunity to play Spanish music on their own instruments.

Schedule: In TTh ensemble meetings, students will learn to perform a repertoire of songs and instrumental music. Each student will also schedule a weekly one-hour individual or small group lesson, choosing from time slots on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

Choices: Students can choose to focus on singing, percussion, gaita, or guitar, or some combination of these, depending on...

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