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CSE 160, Intro to Data Programming
For non-CSE students with no prior CS experience!
4 credits. Counts as NW and QSR

CSE 160 is an intro programming class that requires no previous computing experience.  Students will learn to program in Python, an easy-to-use programming language that is widely used in the sciences and other data-driven fields.  CSE 160 designed with non-CSE majors in mind. Every programming assignment uses a real dataset from science or engineering (not an artificial puzzle or game).  The class features a final project in which teams of students propose a data analysis problem of their own choosing, design and implement a program, and present the results.  After taking CSE 160, students are ready to do independent data analysis of their own.

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Calling ALL Potential Volunteers and Tutors of UW!

UW Dream Project is a student-initiated program that aims to assist low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. We do this by going on weekly visits to support our mentees through the college application process and through our various events throughout the academic year. We would like to invite you to volunteer at our largest upcoming event Admissions Workshop Weekend (AWW) on November 14th and 15th, 2015.


What is AWW?

AWW is a two-day weekend getaway for high school seniors to finish personal statements and college applications. In the past, 80% of attending high school students successfully completed at least one application during the weekend, which is hugely impactful on a mentee’s life.  

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Categories: Advising, Volunteering

There are two Nutritional Sciences Minor information sessions coming up:

Minor in Nutritional Sciences – Information Session


  • Monday, 10/26, from 10:30-11:30am
  • Thursday, 11/5, from 3:00-4:00pm

Where? Raitt 229


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Join us for the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 29, 10am-2pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from over 30 UW, local, national and international organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling, as well as offering information sessions throughout the day.

The list of participating scholarship programs is available at             

Information sessions offered during the Fair include (all held in MGH 171):          

  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship - 10:30am             
  • Summer Medical Dental...
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The School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to present PREVIEW - 

these hour-long info info sessions led by professional academic advisers are designed to introduce prospective undergraduate students to the academic and enrichment programs in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design.   PREVIEW is designed for prospective students (high school and transfer) as well as current UW pre-majors interested in Art, Art History or Design.   This week’s PREVIEW is on Thursday, Oct 22 at 3pm in Space 120 in the Art Building. Our Advising Facebook events page lists more upcoming PREVIEW session dates:
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Applications are now open for the 2015-16 Husky Leadership Certificate cohort. Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate, and demonstrate their leadership growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio, and are matched with a mentor who helps the student reflect upon and give voice to their leadership development. Students must be a junior or senior to be considered.

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. Applicants will be notified by mid-November if they have been selected for the cohort, and will then be matched with a mentor. All HLC students are required to take a 1-credit winter quarter course (available in an in-person environment or online) to support their portfolio development process. 

Please consider this unique opportunity for yourself and spread the word to other students who may be interested. 


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Global Campus Photo Contest - deadline November 2. You're invited to participate! Please also share this message with students, colleagues and alumni.

The Office of Global Affairs and UW Study Abroad are excited to announce the first global photo contest open to the whole UW community—UW students, faculty, staff and alumni are all invited to participate!

Photos taken on study abroad programs, research or personal travel outside of the United States are eligible. The UW community will be invited to vote online among top submissions to pick the winning photos. Winners will be displayed as art at the Study Abroad Fair, and a special selection will be framed and displayed in the Office of Global Affairs in Gerberding Hall.

Submit your photos at our website by November 2! For more information visit...

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Are you interested in working for a tech company but aren’t a computer science student? Join us to learn about the hundreds of jobs in tech companies for non-tech majors! Hear from a panel of employers (DocuSign, Expedia, Google, Payscale) about what those jobs are and how to apply for them. Come for the panel and stay for time to mingle and talk with panelists after the event. 

Careers in the Tech Industry for All Majors
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
4:30-6:30pm; HUB # 214

No need to pre-register. Please do arrive early as seats are limited.  Questions? Email or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to seeing at this fun event!

For all other upcoming “Careers In…”Employer Panel events, please click HERE.  Also, don’t...

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The SustainableUW Festival is coming up next week, Oct. 26-31. The festival is designed to showcase the full scope of sustainability efforts across UW, including special festival programming as well as regularly-scheduled events. Some of the event highlights are below, but we also want to make sure we include all sustainability-related events hosted by everyone across campus that week, so please let me know if you have an event which should be added to the calendar.  You can find all the details on our festival home page:   Some of the event highlights include: Read more
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The UW chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is teaming up with The Princeton Review to host a variety of free practice tests and workshops throughout fall quarter to help students prepare for graduate school.

GK-TPR Fall Events Calendar:
  • Sunday, Oct. 25th - free MCAT practice test. 1 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29th - free Graduate School Admissions Workshop. 5:30-7 PM in SMI 309.
  • Sunday, Nov. 8th - free GRE & GMAT practice test. 1:30 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15th - free LSAT practice test. 10 AM at The Princeton Review location on Roosevelt
  • Sunday, Nov. 22nd - free GRE & GMAT practice test. 1:30 PM in the Suzzallo Computer Instruction Lab.
    • note: each...
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