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A quick note from Academic Support Programs (ASP)- All of our services are running strong and eager to serve your students on-line! As many of you know these services include:

CLUE- our multidisciplinary learning center. CLUE’s hours remain the same: we are open Sunday-Thursday from 7pm-11pm at night. Students can now simply go to our website during operating hours and check in on-line. 

The process is easy and students can get help in a variety of subjects, including math, chemistry, biology, physics, writing, and computer science. CLUE also continues to hold on-line exam reviews and discussion sessions for a variety of classes. 


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Welcome back, everyone! 

As we move into Spring Quarter and are continuing to deal with the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share with folks that the Bridges Center’s staff have been working diligently to ensure that resources and advising are still available and accessible to the UW community. Financial support for students is more important now than ever, so I wanted to send out a reminder to folks that the Bridges Center has a wide variety of scholarships and funding available to undergraduate and graduate students, with applications that are currently open! However, due to the stresses and new unknowns that our community of students, staff, and faculty have had to navigate, we are extending the deadline for applications from April 13th to April 30th, 11:59 pm. 

By submitting our single online application, you will be considered for up to seven different awards (viewable here:...

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 Please note that the deadline for the Marcy Migdal Fund for Educational Equality has been extended to April 1, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

About the Marcy Migdal Fund: 

  • Open to students from all departments and majors 
  • No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required - international students may apply! 
  • Apply by April 1, 2020 at 5 PM PST
  • Apply and learn more here

The Marcy Migdal Fund provides financial resources for undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in activities aimed at enhancing access to education for vulnerable students, either locally or throughout the world....

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Dr. Kathy Snow, the 2019-2020 UW CanadaFulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401:Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit...

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Are you a student who wants funding for a hands-on human rights project that aims to achieve real-world impact? We want you! Does your thesis or dissertation address human rights issues? There is funding for tuition, books, travel and other research expenses.

No U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required
Open to students from all three UW campuses
Apply by April 1, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Apply at:
Please email questions to

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The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly student positions for the 2020-2021 academic year. If you or your colleagues know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor or Student Program Assistant at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link ( and encourage them to apply on Handshake.

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and...

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PHIL 115: Practical Reasoning

5 credits

Q/SR and I&S

Lecture: MWF 1:30-2:20 (sln: 18368)

T, TH quiz sections - the 2:30 (18371) and 3:30 (18375) ones have plenty of open seats.

In this course, students will learn a wide array of philosophical tools -- from informal logic to elementary decision theory -- that can be used to analyze the ethical and political arguments that we encounter everyday in the news and through social media. Students will also investigate the circumstances under which human behavior is predictably irrational and illogical. By learning when we are likely to behave irrationally, we can improve our own decision-making and avoid being manipulated by marketers, politicians, and other actors who might not always have our best interests in mind.

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This is just a reminder that there is still space in most of the online social science courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring.  Thanks for letting your students know when and how they can enroll in available spaces.

Spring 2020 Online Courses in the Social Sciences

On-campus students at the University of Washington (Seattle) are invited to enroll on space-available basis in online courses offered by the Integrated Social Sciences program this Spring Quarter.  If you would like to enroll, here are some important things to know:

  1. Enrollment is on a space-available basis during Period 3 (the first week of the quarter).  If the course is full, no overloads will be given.
  2. You may not register using MyUW/MyPlan, but must call PCE registration at (206)543-2310 in order to request enrollment.
  3. Because ISS...
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In light of the uncertain and swiftly changing situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak and the move to remote learning, the College has decided to move back the deadline for all the undergraduate and graduate scholarships that it oversees and which are listed on

The new deadline is Wednesday, April 1st.  Please submit your applications/nominations via pdf to by 8 am on April 1, 2020.


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Unique Course for your students - please forward!

This spring students have the opportunity to take a 3-credit course on Inuit education with Visiting Fulbright Arctic Chair, Dr. Kathy Snow - ARCTIC 401.

Dr. Kathy Snow, UW’s 2019-2020 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies, will teach ARCTIC 401: Inuit Education: Past, Present and Future. Using education as a context for discussion, this course will explore relationships between Inuit and Qallunaat (non-Inuit) within Inuit Nunangat (the name given traditional territories of the Inuit within Canada). Topics will include the history of Inuit education, the relationship of education to land claims, Inuit models of education and current issues in Inuit education reform in Canada.

This 3-credit course will count towards the Arctic Studies minor, and is a wonderful chance to learn from a top scholar coming to us from the University of Prince Edward...

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