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The Daily, the University of Washington's student-run newspaper, is hiring for fall quarter 2020 now! The Daily has paid positions for writers, designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and more. All applications are on our website here. Applications for our writing class are due October 4. Working for The Daily is a great opportunity for students to find community, make friends, gain professional journalism experience, and be part of an award-winning news organization. Our reporting is an integral part of the campus community, helping to keep students and faculty safe, informed, and entertained. Most recently, The Daily has been at the forefront of COVID-19 news reporting on college... Read more
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The UW application for students interested in seeking nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship is now available! Brief details are included here, and further information and application instructions are at Please share with undergraduate sophomores and juniors (based on graduation date, and including transfer students) in STEM fields engaged in research and planning for research careers!


The BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP is designed to attract outstanding students into research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current...

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GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?

Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?

Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

Course information:

GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education

Autumn Quarter 2020: Fridays, 1:30-3:20pm 

(Meeting Remotely on Zoom)

SLN 15913 

Course Website: ...

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            M W     0230-0420   *      *      LaRue,D
            Offered jointly with POL S 447 A

Course Description:

This course, sponsored by the European Union Center/Center for West European Studies is a practicum focused on the current, real-world policy issues and international negotiations of the European Union, as well as the theory of international negotiation, public policy and the politics surrounding policy formation. It will also help prepare you for participating in the annual Model European Union! The policy areas that we will cover include: Defense, EU Enlargement, Environment, Migration, Brexit, COVID-19. For more information, contact Dean LaRue at

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Looking for a 2 credit class? There's still room in this NEW COURSE: 
Lessons (not learned) from the Holocaust 2 credits I&S, C/NC Tuesdays, 4:30 pm JEW ST 289B   Examine the history and context surrounding the Holocaust and the factors that made (and continue to make) atrocities of this magnitude possible.   Offered remotely. Lectures are 35 minutes, followed by Q&A.   Email Prof Ahuvia at with any questions.
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1-credit seminar BE 498/598, Cities on Screen: Film, Design and the Built Environment. Fridays 3:30-5:50pm
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The Undergraduate Research Program is hiring! We are seeking a Program Development Intern (paid) to support URP’s mission and work with undergraduates engaged in research for the 2020-21 academic year. Please share with your graduate student networks!

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Readings from the Heart of Europe | Mark your calendars and plan to join the American Romanian Cultural Society for an engaging discussion on Lojze Kovačič’ s Newcomers: Book Two, with our special guest, translator Michael Biggins |September 27, 11:00 AM



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Hi UW Pre-Law Community,

The time of the Pre-Law 101 Seminar has changed to 5:30-6:50PM on Wednesdays (instead of 2:30-3:50). Due to this change, there are some spots open both in Section V and Section W (FIG section). I will still continue to be the instructor of the course for this fall.

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HSTCMP 202. It is now a general writing-in-history course open to all students, and will be taught by Ross Coen, a graduate student and historian with many years of teaching experience. This will be a great course for first year students looking for an intimate learning community and lots of instructor interaction, as...

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