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Introducing Marine Biology Alive, a new Winter seminar course focusing on issues and individuals across the marine biology discipline.
FISH 497, Section B (SLN 14955) Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:20 pm  1 credit, CR/NC grading Remote instruction no pre-reqs [time schedule: Read more
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What is CEP?    Community, Environment & Planning (CEP) is a two-year undergraduate major in the Department of Urban Design & Planning. Students apply to CEP in winter of their sophomore year, and start the program in autumn of their junior year.  CEP provides structure through a series of core courses, community through a 40-student learning cohort, and flexibility through self-selected methods credits. You can focus your studies on urban planning, design, transportation, or housing -- or community engagement, social justice, sustainable practices, accessibility and more.  2 Ways to Learn More: 
  • Attend our Open House! 
    Thursday, November 19th
    3:30 - 5:20 PM via Zoom 
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November is UW Global Month and UW Study Abroad has some great opportunities planned:

  • Q&A with Rick Steves
    • Thursday, Nov 19, 2020, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    • UW Study Abroad is hosting Rick Steves, founder of Rick Steves Europe, for an exclusive student Q&A. Bring your burning questions about travel and where to go next.
    • Register here 
  • Enter to win a...
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The UW Libraries and OWRC are offering several student-focused events this fall to support student connection, wellness, research and library skills.  Read more
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ESS 101 is a tried and true course, but I wanted to bring your attention to its new format in this virtual world. Professor Swanson has designed ESS 101 for winter quarter with lots of flexibility for students in different time zones as well as lots of support and extra credit opportunities, as you’ll see on the attached flyer. And if you can’t do in-person field geology, virtual field geology is the next best thing! Please share widely with your students and networks.


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Please share this information as appropriate: Virtual Conference "Racial Justice in Education and Society"  December 5 : 9:00am - 4:00pm CST (10:00am - 5:00pm EST) Virtual (via Zoom) Visit our registration page for full details. Registration is required to attend. Register Now → Don't miss this opportunity to learn with some amazing researchers, practitioners, policymakers and community activists. Our Keynote Speakers:
  • Dr. Bettina Love, University of Georgia
  • Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Temple University
  • Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Interested in a career in public service, international affairs or public policy? Come learn about graduate programs from six major public universities!


Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PST



Admissions directors from six leading public universities will discuss their graduate programs and provide students with tips for applying to graduate programs in public policy and international affairs. They will discuss issues of career outcomes, funding opportunities, diversity initiatives and the...

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STEM Internships in Germany: Introduction to DAAD RISE Program

What: Learn about this funded internship opportunity offered by the German Academic Exchange.

When: Monday, November 16 | 4pm

Register on Zoom


Global Fellowships Preview

What: A sneak peak into the fellowships that will open in winter quarter! Come to learn about options to study, research,...

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Dr. Bich-Ngoc Turner in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature is seeking a grader for Vietnamese language classes. Applicants must be proficient in Vietnamese, but is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Please see the attached job ad for further details. If students want to apply or have any questions, please direct them to contact Dr. Turner at
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For winter quarter 2021, the Canadian Studies Center is pleased to feature two courses that we hope you will share widely. Both courses satisfy requirements for the Arctic Studies minor. ARCTIC 220/HSTCMP 220: At the Top of the World: Arctic Histories M/W, 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.; 5 credits Taught by ... Read more
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