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The School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to present PREVIEW - 

these hour-long info info sessions led by professional academic advisers are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design.   PREVIEW is designed for prospective students (high school and transfer) as well as current UW pre-majors interested in Art, Art History or Design.   This week’s PREVIEW is on Thursday, Oct 22 at 3pm in Space 120 in the Art Building. Our Advising Facebook events page lists more upcoming PREVIEW session dates:
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Applications are now open for the 2015-16 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort. Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate, and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio, and are matched with a mentor who helps the student reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. Students must be a junior or senior to be considered.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Applicants will be notified by mid-November if they have been selected for the cohort, and will then be matched with a mentor. All HLC students are required to take a 1-credit winter quarter course (available in an in-person environment or online) to support their portfolio development process. 

Please consider this unique opportunity for yourself and spread the word to other students who may be interested. 


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Global Campus Photo Contest - deadline November 2. You're invited to participate! Please also share this message with students, colleagues and alumni.

The Office of Global Affairs and UW Study Abroad are excited to announce the first global photo contest open to the whole UW community—UW students, faculty, staff and alumni are all invited to participate!

Photos taken on study abroad programs, research or personal travel outside of the United States are eligible. The UW community will be invited to vote online among top submissions to pick the winning photos. Winners will be displayed as art at the Study Abroad Fair, and a special selection will be framed and displayed in the Office of Global Affairs in Gerberding Hall.

Submit your photos at our website by November 2! For more information visit...

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Are you interested in working for a tech company but aren’t a computer science student? Join us to learn about the hundreds of jobs in tech companies for non-tech majors! Hear from a panel of employers (DocuSign, Expedia, Google, Payscale) about what those jobs are and how to apply for them. Come for the panel and stay for time to mingle and talk with panelists after the event. 

Careers in the Tech Industry for All Majors
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
4:30-6:30pm; HUB # 214

No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited.  Questions? Email or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing at this fun event!

For all other upcoming “Careers In…”Employer Panel events, please click HERE.  Also, don’t...

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The SustainableUW Festival is coming up next week, Oct. 26-31. The festival is designed to showcase the full scope of sustainability efforts across UW, including special festival programming as well as regularly-scheduled events. Some of the event highlights are below, but we also want to make sure we include all sustainability-related events hosted by everyone across campus that week, so please let me know if you have an event which should be added to the calendar.  You can find all the details on our festival home page:   Some of the event highlights include: Read more
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The UW chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is teaming up with The Princeton Review to host a variety of free practice tests and workshops throughout fall quarter to help students prepare for graduate school.

GK-TPR Fall Events Calendar:
  • Sunday, Oct. 25th - free MCAT practice test. 1 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29th - free Graduate School Admissions Workshop. 5:30-7 PM in SMI 309.
  • Sunday, Nov. 8th - free GRE & GMAT practice test. 1:30 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15th - free LSAT practice test. 10 AM at The Princeton Review location on Roosevelt
  • Sunday, Nov. 22nd - free GRE & GMAT practice test. 1:30 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
    • note: each...
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How can social media be used in detection, situational awareness, risk communication, and response management during an epidemic?

Who should people ‘listen to’ during an epidemic/emergency?

Are we ready to move the data mining of twitter and yelp beyond academic modeling and into implementable programs of disease surveillance? 

Tuesday October 27, 2015 | 5:30 pm | William Gates Hall, Room 207

Light Refreshments Provided 

Please RSVP

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Come celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, where we will be
discussing the Sustainable Development Goals and how local organizations are
supporting them. Featuring panelists from Landesa, VillageReach, Water1st,
and UNICEF, as well as a speaker from our National Bureau.  

University of Washington
HUB 332
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

The HUB is located on upper campus. Allen Library is to the west, the
Communications Building is to the north, and Stevens Way NE runs along the
east side of the HUB. Hall Health and the UW Club are located across Stevens
Way to the east. 

Friday, October 23rd, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

There is no cost for this event, but donations are welcome. 

Your gift to United Nations Association - Greater Seattle Chapter encourages
active civic participation concerning the most important social and economic
issues facing...

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  • Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
  • Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
  • Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
  • Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

The Morris & Stewart Udall Scholarship offer current college students an opportunity to share that commitment with others, next work with professional in the field and receive up to $5,000 for academic expenses.  The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.  The Udall is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree full time during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Applicants for the Udall...

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Learn more about the English Department's long-running (since 1986!) SPRING QUARTER IN LONDON program.

Information Session:  Friday, October 16, 3:30-4:30pm in Thompson Hall 211

Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Application deadline: November 13, 2015

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