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Space available for AUT2020 AFRAM 498B: Health Disparities in African American Women SLN: 10199 T Th 4:30-6:20pm 5 Credits / I&S Instructor: LaShawnDa Pittman Did you know that compared to women from other racial and ethnic backgrounds, Black women experience persistent and severe health disparities, including disparities in mortality, reproductive health, heart disease, various cancers, and HIV/AIDS? They also experience disparities in access to health care, quality... Read more
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Space available for AU20

AAS 360 A: Critical Filipino American Histories

SLN: 10100

T Th 10:30-12:20

5 credits / I&S, DIV

Instructor: Third Andresen

This course examines the historical and contemporary configurations of Filipin@s in the United States particularly Seattle and Stockton in...

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Apply now for a 2020-21 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship!

The Canadian Studies Center is re-opening its FLAS competition for the 2020-21 academic year. For 2020-21, UW graduate and professional students may apply for a FLAS fellowship in French, 300-level Inuktitut, or 200-level Nuu-chah-nulth. Students from all programs and departments are encouraged to apply. FLAS Fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Out-of-state graduate students receive a non-resident tuition waiver. FLAS fellows will receive up to $18,000 in tuition and $15,000 in living stipend.

To apply:

For further information or to apply, click ...

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GEN ST 391K: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students - Autumn 2020

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, fill out google form here:

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NUTR 390 Food Seminar (1 cr) - Food Documentaries: Fact or Fiction?

The course will help students learn how to critically evaluate several films and determine whether they are presenting accurate facts, peer-reviewed science, and practical solutions. Is the film a veiled marketing ploy to advance a specific agenda and presented with doomsday constructs, limited or anecdotal evidence, or pseudoscience? 

The course, taught by ...

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This position will support our team in managing job and internship postings in our School’s job board, responding to and troubleshooting employer and student email inquiries, social media management, and helping with administrative and project responsibilities supporting the greater Student Services team.

Undergraduate or graduate work-study eligible students are welcome to apply. We will review applications as they are received, with a preferred application deadline of August 28th. Work will take place virtually for the foreseeable future. 

Detailed pay rate and application instructions are in the attached description, and the position is listed in Handshake and in the Office of Financial Aid workstudy positions webpage: ...

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We will focus on the design and building of a sensory garden for Casa Forabosco, a community based association for people with autism. Students will live near, and work on the campus of the University of Perugia in collaboration with Italian students under the direction of Professor David Grohman. Students will explore and sketch the urban and rural environs of ancient Perugia, learn its fascinating history, crafts and participate in-several field trips including Florence, Siena, Rome, and Assisi.

Information Sessions: 

August 31 11am PCT zoom

September 23 11am PCT zoom

October 19th 11am PCT zoom

Zoom meeting ID: 952 8637 2780

Applications due: November 15, 2020

Questions? Contact Professor Daniel Winterbottom:

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Join FIUTS for a 5-week facilitated virtual discussion series focused on race and racism in the United States, to be held Thursdays 4:00-5:30 from August 13-September 10. These discussions will provide a safe space for international and U.S. students and others to learn with and from one another about how to understand and talk about race and racial justice in the U.S. today. Learn more about the program and register at Questions? Contact FIUTS Manager of Education Programs, Ellen Frierson, at Read more
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the Study of South Asia

Competition re-opened for AY 2020-21 fellowships

Application Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 5pm PST

The South Asia Center has re-opened the competition for 2020-21 Academic Year graduate and undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. This is a quick turnaround, especially for obtaining letters of recommendation. Please apply as soon as possible.

Award amounts:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition, $5,000 living stipend

FLAS ...

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