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D.C. Vote are working with the Seattle League of Women Voters to educate students on the importance of the D.C. statehood issue. As you know, the lack of representation for the District of Columbia provides important lessons regarding both voter suppression and the inner workings of Congress. We are hosting a short presentation on this topic.

Here are the details:

Seattle Public Library-- University Branch

October 16th 5:00- 5:50 pm

Food will be provided.

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Hi Students!   Are you looking for a community of fun, motivated, high-achieving individuals? Have you ever imagined yourself compelling a jury with your words, or playing a fun character witness from Australia? UW Mock Trial is a nationally competitive, academic team that puts on full trials in courtrooms across the country, competing against teams from Yale, Harvard, Berkeley, and more. Our team is made up of a very inclusive and diverse group of students, aimed at building each other up and learning the law. No experience is necessary... we will teach you how to be a star in the courtroom!    Our graduates go on to excel at top law schools, graduate schools, they travel the world on Fulbright scholarships and become authors, poets, and more. Our alumni work anywhere from analyst positions in the government to management positions at local startups. People know and respect UW Mock Trial. Get ready to work hard... and have fun!   To learn more about joining one of UW's most... Read more
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Study Abroad Week consists of multiple events that will help get you excited to study abroad:

  • Study Abroad Mixer – Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7pm, ECC Unity Suite RSVP
  • “Remixing Your Reality” with Blake Brandes – Wednesday, November 7th 6-8pm wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House ...
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Community Standards & Student Conduct is excited to announce an opportunity for students to get involved with our office! We have one undergraduate position posted on Handshake:

Assessment Committee Student Intern (Job #1925910) – We are seeking two undergraduate or graduate students to serve as interns on our assessment committee. Community Standards & Student Conduct will be overseeing a large-scale assessment project this year and would like to have students excited about integrity on the committee. 

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled. 

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Interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master's program at Peking University? Consider applying for UW nomination to compete internationally for the Yenching Academy program. The program offers a Master's degree in China Studies and an essentially full scholarship. 

UW Information & Nomination Details:

UW Application:

UW Deadline to Apply for Nomination: Oct. 30, 2018

UW Information Sessions:

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October 16, 2018 | 2:00-7:00 p.m. | Husky Union Building (HUB)

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 Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the...

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Landscape architecture is the design of environments – environments that encompass both natural and social worlds, urban spaces and wilderness, land, water, and air. It is a practice of design for people and communities, plants and animals, while supporting social and natural processes, and protecting human and environmental health and well-being.



L ARCH 212: Designing the Future

MWF 10:00 – 11:20 | Keith Harris

3 credits, VLPA / I&S (SLN: 16869)


How do landscape architects and other designers  shape  our  cities,  our  lives,  and our futures? Through fieldwork, hands-on activities, research, and discussion, this course explores innovative and interdisciplinary design thinking and practice that addresses critical human issues from the local to the global scale.


L ARCH 300: Intro L Arch Design...

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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2018-19 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here:


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You don't have to be a music major to join one of the School of Music's performance ensembles. Membership in all groups is open to all UW students regardless of major. So make time to play…

in a band, an orchestra, a jazz or chamber ensemble, or sing in one of our choirs, and earn VPLA credits toward your degree.

Bands/Orchestra  Brass, Woodwinds  & Percussion Auditions

Meany Hall, Room 268

Choral Auditions

Music Building,  Room 213

Can I play without an audition?


9:00 - 10:30  Horn

10:30  - 11:30   Bassoon

11:30  - 12:30   Trumpet

12:30  - 1:30  Trombone

1:30 - 2:30    Tuba/Euphonium

Orchestral Strings Auditions

Meany Hall, Room 268

2:30 - 3:30    Oboe

3:30 - 5:00    Clarinet


9:30 - 11:45  Flute

12:00  - 1:30  Percussion

1:30 - 2:45   Saxophone


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Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-present 5 credits I&S/DIV   In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue—and initiated the conquest of the Americas. That same year, the king and queen of Spain expelled its Jewish community. Known as Sephardic Jews, what became of the descendants of the Jews exiled from Spain?   This course explores the unlikely experiences of Jews who spoke Spanish written in Hebrew letters, lived in the Muslim world for five centuries, studied at French schools, and made Seattle a center of their communal life in the 20th century. The course will help us overturn assumptions about the relationships between homeland and diaspora; Jews, Muslims, and Christians; politics, culture, and society in the Jewish and Muslim worlds; Antisemitism and Islamophobia; race and passing; colonialism, nationalism, and genocide; migration and political belonging; memory and nostalgia.  ... Read more
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