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October is National Campus Sustainability Month, and there are several events coming up showcasing sustainability efforts across UW! Information on a few are below, or visit  to see the full list. Please share these with your students:


Tuesday, Oct. 13: Talking Sustainability at UW

12-2 p.m.  |  ...

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UCBI application opens Monday, October 19! We're hiring interns to work our community partner organizations January - June 2021.

UCBI is a paid internship program for undergraduates who are interested in working in nonprofits and public sector organizations. Interns work 10 hours/week with community-based organizations throughout Seattle and King County winter and spring quarters. Additionally, they participate in weekly cohort meetings led by UCBI student mentors.

Why participate in UCBI:

  • Take your learning off campus and (re)connect with communities

  • Dive into a topic or issue you’re passionate about and explore career opportunities

  • Learn more about power, privilege, identity, and systems of oppression through community engagement

  • Receive mentorship and coaching from UCBI mentors and...

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We wanted to reach out to let you all know about upcoming Study Skills Workshops that our Academic Success Coaches are hosting. All workshops are open to all students and available through Zoom this quarter. These quarterly workshops provide strategies, resources, and tips for students focusing on four main topics:
  • Staying Motivated and Successful Time Management
  • Study Smart: Effective Study Strategies for Online Learning Environments
  • Self-Care and Building Community in an Online Environment
  • Finals Exam Prep and Test Anxiety
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The application for UW nomination to the Yenching Academy program at Peking University are now open and available for students and alumni in any field of study interested in learning more about China, from both Chinese and international perspectives, through a fully-funded interdisciplinary master’s degree program at Peking University. Please share with students you know who might be interested creating their own learning experience in China. And if this isn’t a fit for you or your students...

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If you are interested in exploring a future career in museums, the UW Museology Graduate Program would like to invite you to some upcoming workshops about the benefits of the degree. Whether you’re just exploring your options or getting ready to apply for your next opportunities after college, we encourage you to join us!

 Finding your passion through Museum Studies 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  3 – 4 p.m. PDT.

Online via Zoom. ...

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As the new academic year begins, the OWRC is excited to welcome our undergraduate students back with our remote writing and research assistance services, which have been adapted to an online format! You can sign up for a writing center appointment here. For our research support, you can visit this website, and make an appointment for 1-on-1 support with UW Libraries...

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International students and other interested individuals are invited to join FIUTS each Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm from October 15-November 5 for our new virtual Discussion Series on the 2020 U.S. Election. These discussions will provide a space for international students and others to learn about and discuss what's happening in U.S. politics right now, how our government and elections work, and the challenges our society is currently facing.    While this series is primarily intended for international students and scholars, other members of the UW community are welcome to attend as well.    Discussions will take place over Zoom. Learn more and sign up at ... Read more
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CHID 250A: The Politics of Weirdness in Comics

Professor Caroline Simpson

SLN: 12612

5 credits


T/TH 1230-220PM (via remote learning)


CHID 250B: Monsters On/Off Screen: Horror, Genre, and Beyond

Instructor Ellen Chang

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Are you looking for a space to discuss and debrief the Presidential & Vice Presidential Debates?

The Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center will be offering lunch time Post-Debate Dialogues the day after every Presidential & Vice Presidential Debate. We recognize that remote learning and working creates barriers to engage in meaningful dialogue with peers about the debates. Participants will be grouped in small groups and will be prompted civic engagement related questions to discuss and reflect on. Our goal is to support participants in processing the information and issues that are highlighted by the debate and start conversation and make connection with one another across political perspectives.

To participate visit: ...

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Hello!  Are you a UW student that is passionate about college access and educational equity? Are you interested in supporting high school students from South King County? Then you might be a good fit for the UW Dream Project.

The Dream Project is a UW program in the Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center, where UW students (YOU) support and create resources for young people to assist with planning for life after high school. Some of our partner schools include: 

Foster High School

Chief Sealth High School

Renton High School

Federal Way High School

Summit Atlas High School 

Summit Sierra High School

Rainier Beach High School

UW students enroll in EDUC 260. 

This is an...

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