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The Department of Germanics offers several exciting literature and culture courses in English each quarter. This spring we offer:

GERMAN 285 A: Representation and Diversity

The Queerness of Love

GERMAN 293 A: Introduction to Contemporary German Culture

Gegenkultur: The Art of Protest

GERMAN 385 A: Rhetoric and Social Justice

Cultures of Extinction

GERMAN 423 A: Studies In Twentieth-Century Literature And Culture

Writing Travel: Migration, Translation, Memory

(Readings and discussions for this course will be in English and German)

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Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of "African Americans Against the Bomb", on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equality.

The United States is on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years rebuilding our entire nuclear weapons arsenal. This talk will address how African American activists have been involved in the fight against nuclear weapons, how racism, colonialism, and inequity have shaped our nuclear policy, and how this is playing out under our current Administration. We'll also explore why communities of color and other citizens concerned with social and racial justice can and should be engaged with the issue of nuclear weapons, and how to take action today.

Where: University of Washington, Bagley Hall: Room 131
Bagley Hall Seattle, WA 98195

When: Monday, April 2nd. Doors at 5:45pm; Program: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Contact us at (206) 462-9238 or...

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Inclusive. Impactful. Inventive.

If you have an idea that enhances the UW student experience, we’ve got the funds to make it happen. The Husky Seed Fund provides up to $5,000 for you to pursue your passions and bring your projects to life. At the same time, you will develop your leadership and project management skills with support from the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC). Examples of previous projects have included the The Vulnerability Collective and Husky Adapt.

Here’s how to change your ideas into reality:

Information Sessions & Application Writing Workshops
· February 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Gerberding 142
· March 1, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Allen Research Commons Green A

· All UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply
· Applications can be individual or team-based
· All team members must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5)
· Project...

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GradConnection—a resource designed to help our international students pursue job or internship searches in their home country—is still available for students and alumni.

GradConnection is a job/internship search platform that is dedicated to helping students and recent alumni find graduate job and internship opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and a number of markets in the Southeast Asia region. GradConnection also works very closely with employers in China to help them promote their openings that prefer graduates from overseas universities who are now returning to their home countries to start their careers.

Student and alumni users can access the UW-specific GradConnection portal using their NetID credentials at

If you have any questions about how to use the platform, reach out to the Career & Internship Center at...

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UW Law Open House

Saturday, March 3, 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm, William H. Gates Hall

During this half day event, you will have the opportunity to tour the law school, meet admissions representatives, participate in a mock law class, and hear from current law students about the UW Law experience. To register, please complete the...

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Tipping Points: An Economic Defense of Gratuities

The Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB) will be conducting the quarterly Paul Heyne Lecture with
Professor Anthony Gill
from the Political Science Department on

February 22nd, Savery 260, 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Don't miss if you are interested in learning more about
the economic defense of tipping!
Refreshments will be provided

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The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website.  With special funding from the UW Doorway Project, the Spring/Summer 2018 UCBI program will focus on supporting youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the U-District of Seattle and surrounding areas. UCBI provides undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based...

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Spartacus to Ali: Masculinity and Multiculturalism - Comparing Educational Pipeline Development in Italy and the U.S. is a three-week Exploration Seminar based at the UW Rome Center in Italy. By comparing and contrasting the development of both Italian and American education systems, we will explore historical, social, psychological, political, and contemporary factors that have shaped and continue to shape the common trajectories among men in the two countries. A true titan of historical civilizations, Ancient Rome is arguably one of the largest and most influential empires the world has ever known. From gladiatorial training to the passing of the Casati Act and current day reform debates, what formal education has looked like and who has access to it are complicated questions. Answering those questions with respect to common male trajectories requires a rich understanding of historical influences, systems of oppression and how we make sense of masculinity in the context of race and... Read more
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