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In Winter 2016, the Expository Writing Program will offer three "MLL" composition courses designed for multilingual students who would like to complete their "C" course in a class with other multilingual students, with a teacher who has expertise in teaching both Composition and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), typically focusing on topics that include both US and non-US perspectives.  These MLL sections meet the same outcomes, and students fulfill the same requirements, as in any EWP course. Note that add codes are *not* required for any of our MLL sections, but instructors' email addresses are included here and in the time schedule if
students have questions.

  • English 121D (composition: service-learning/social issues) will be taught TuTh 10:30-12:20 (SLN 13983) by Holly Shelton,
  • English 131C...
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UW Oceanography, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, and Marine Biology Information Session

Want to learn more about your options for studying marine and freshwater sciences at UW?  Join us for a info session highlighting the variety of programs UW has to offer.  This info session is open to all current and prospective UW students.

Thursday, November 12

Ocean Sciences Building, Room 425

University of Washington Seattle campus

Join us for snacks, short presentations, Q&A with advisers and faculty, and to learn about:

  • Marine Biology minor
  • Aquatic and Fishery Sciences major
  • Oceanography major
  • Friday Harbor Labs, UW’s marine station on San Juan Island
  • How to get involved in research, internships, and field courses
  • ... and more!

See you there!

Samantha Scherer, SAFS Undergrad Advising (...

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Dear students,

We write to share an extraordinary opportunity for travel, discovery, and challenge. The 2016 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying. This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.

Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in spring 2016. Each Fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be...

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Global Health Minor Information Session

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raitt Hall, Room 229

Interested in Global Health? The Global Health Minor is interdisciplinary and designed to complement ANY MAJOR!

  • Learn about major problems and policy issues in global health
  • Explore transnational responses to health problems, including health systems
  • Discuss historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health in developing countries and low-resource settings in rich countries

This is your opportunity to learn more about the minor’s requirements and get any questions you may have answered. We will provide you with useful handouts and talk you through the requirements of the minor for the first part of the meeting, and will have time to talk to individual students at the end of the session.

We look forward to meeting you!

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GEN ST 297 Section I 

Applying to Health Professional School

SLN: 14810, 2 Credits, CR/NC

Instructor: Dan Poux

Details: Winter Quarter, Tuesdays 2:30 – 4:20, MGH 241

The seminar will cover preparing an application, writing an effective personal statement, gathering letters of recommendation, choosing schools, and interviewing. Class time will be spent on group work, short lectures, and visits from experts, such as admissions officials. Grades will be based on in-class assignments, participation in interview exercises, and occasional out-of-class writing assignments, such as drafts of personal statements and professional school applications.

Unlike most academic seminars, this course will require students to direct their inquiry inward and assess themselves realistically and honestly in order to present themselves as unique and...

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November 3, 2015 | 6-8 PM
The Career Center, Mary Gates Hall, Room 134

Please join a diverse panel of young professionals across technology, education, public service, and startups for an interactive workshop about utilizing your college years to develop a thriving and meaningful career. All majors are encouraged to attend.

Flyer (PDF)

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Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives   AIS 275 A, SLN 21460 I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta ( 5 credits Tu/Th 3:30 - 5:20 pm Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay   At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group... Read more
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This year our Huskies for Humanity lecture hosted by the UW Sustainability office will be "Art, Research, and Restoration: UW's Connection to the Duwamish River” and features current and former projects of UW students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners that are associated with the Duwamish River.

Date | Wednesday, October 28th
Time | 6:00-8:00pm
Location | Alder Hall Commons & Auditorium

6:00-6:30pm | Posters session of current and former projects associated with the Duwamish River

6:30-7:30pm | Presentations on current and former projects by UW faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners.

7:30-8:00pm | Additional poster viewing, as well as an opportunity to interact with UW and community presenters. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters include: James Rasmussen, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition; Bill Daniell, UW School of Public Health, Bill Becker, Swim...

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ENGL 367:  Gender Studies & Literature (FEMINIST APPROACHES TO SCIENCE FICTION ) Gillis-Bridges T & TH 1:30-3:20
SLN 14146

As Veronica Hollinger observes, "feminist theory contests the hegemonic representations of a patriarchal culture that does not recognize its ‘others.' Like other critical discourses, it works to create a critical distance between observer and observed, to defamiliarize certain taken-for-granted aspects of ordinary human reality, ‘denaturalizing’ situations of historical inequity and/or oppression that otherwise may appear inevitable to us, if indeed we notice them at all. The concept of defamiliarization–of making strange–has also, of course, long been associated with [science fiction]" (The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction 129). This course examines the relationship between science fiction literature and...

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Information session will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the University of Washington-Seattle in the Marine Studies Building, Room 168.  There will be free pizza and drinks for those in attendance.

Graduating soon? What’s your next step? With a combination of evening and online course offerings you can have your master’s in criminal justice in less than 2 years or a certificate in crime analysis in 1 year. As one of the few programs in the United States to be certified by the Academy of Criminal Justices Sciences, Seattle University’s Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice, the joint law degree program, and crime analysis certificate program in crime analysis will prepare you for successful future. Apply today! The deadline for fall admission is March 15! Scholarships available!  To learn more from the Graduate Director directly, please join us for FREE pizza and drinks on Thursday, November...

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