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Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program Graduate Fellowship:  

Applications due Sept. 17, 2018 (for graduate studies starting fall 2019)

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program:

Applications due Sept. 20, 2018 (for graduate studies starting fall 2019)

These fellowship programs seek to attract and prepare outstanding youth people, who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity, for careers in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Both programs select fellows annually in highly competitive nationwide processes and supports them through two years of graduate study, internships, mentoring, and professional development activities. These programs both...

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Join Natacha Foo Kune, PhD and Director of the UW Counseling Center on July 27th 9-10:30 a.m. in Alder Auditorium for her talk "How to Work with Your Emotions," part of the Student Wellbeing Collaborative Speaker Series.

Emotions are an incredibly helpful but misunderstood resource. All emotions, including those we think of as “negative,” actually provide us with valuable information, helping us understand ourselves, make better decisions, and improve memory and learning. This talk will teach you how to process through emotions in a helpful way.

Visit to RSVP.

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It you are still looking for a B-term class, there's still room in ENGL 200 A, Literature of the Pacific Northwest.

It's interesting, region-specific reading; assignments are creative and personal; and classes emphasize discussion and inquiry.

Email if you have questions.


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“All of us are raised with narratives that work for some people and don’t work for others. The more you start seeing how power and privilege work in society, the more you can pivot and start seeing your community, your family, and your world from different perspectives.” - Dr. Anu Taranath


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Global Fellowships Research Fellowships
June 26 | 5:00 p.m. | Mary Gates Hall 171

Join us at 5pm for refreshments and conversation. Panelists include students recently awarded the Fulbright, the Churchhill, the Yenching, the Carnegie Endowment and others.

 If you're not in the Seattle area or can't make it in person,...

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GEN ST 391K: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students - Autumn 2018
Weekly class sessions (Fridays, 12:30-1:50 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive is designed to help incoming transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions in all academic disciplines. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.

To request an add code, email and include the following:

Your full name
Transfer institution
UW student number
Major, intended major, or area(s) of interest

See flyer for more information.


Jennifer & URP Staffents - Autumn 2018

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Edison Research is the firm that collects the vote totals on Election Night for the National Election Pool. For this upcoming Primary, they are hiring for all Counties in Washington’s 3rd, 5th and 8th Congressional District. Right now, They are looking to pay someone $85.00 to go to the County Courthouse on Election Night and call in the vote totals to us once they are released. 

The job begins at 7:30pm on August 7th and ends when the vote totals are fully reported. The position pays $85.00 for the evening. Essentially, any punctual and responsible individual would be a good fit for this position.

If you happen to know someone who would be a good fit for this job, feel free to have them email with their name, the county they reside in, and a good contact...

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The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards will be offering an online information session next Tuesday, providing an introductory overview of several scholarship programs supporting students interested in foreign affairs-related studies & careers. These are primarily undergraduate-focused programs, but all are welcome to join to learn more. 

Foreign Affairs Fellowships Information Session: Pickering, Rangel, PPIA, Payne, Carnegie, Humanity in Action fellowships & more!

Tuesday, June 19, 5:30pm

This session will be conducted online via Zoom. RSVP to attend and we'll send you the link to the online meeting:

Description: There are a variety...

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Success Coaching is an interactive process that empowers students to get from where they are now to where they want to be. The Success Coach is a peer who students can visit to help build more general skills for success. Even if you are not sure why you're struggling to meet academic goals, the Success Coach can help identify and overcome challenges to create a foundation for success in college.

The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:
Effective study strategies
Time management skills
Setting and working towards goals
Finding campus resources

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