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How can social media be used in detection, situational awareness, risk communication, and response management during an epidemic?

Who should people ‘listen to’ during an epidemic/emergency?

Are we ready to move the data mining of twitter and yelp beyond academic modeling and into implementable programs of disease surveillance? 

Tuesday October 27, 2015 | 5:30 pm | William Gates Hall, Room 207

Light Refreshments Provided 

Please RSVP

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Come celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, where we will be
discussing the Sustainable Development Goals and how local organizations are
supporting them. Featuring panelists from Landesa, VillageReach, Water1st,
and UNICEF, as well as a speaker from our National Bureau.  

University of Washington
HUB 332
4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

The HUB is located on upper campus. Allen Library is to the west, the
Communications Building is to the north, and Stevens Way NE runs along the
east side of the HUB. Hall Health and the UW Club are located across Stevens
Way to the east. 

Friday, October 23rd, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

There is no cost for this event, but donations are welcome. 

Your gift to United Nations Association - Greater Seattle Chapter encourages
active civic participation concerning the most important social and economic
issues facing...

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  • Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
  • Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
  • Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
  • Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

The Morris & Stewart Udall Scholarship offer current college students an opportunity to share that commitment with others, next work with professional in the field and receive up to $5,000 for academic expenses.  The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on American Indian self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.  The Udall is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree full time during the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Applicants for the Udall...

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Learn more about the English Department's long-running (since 1986!) SPRING QUARTER IN LONDON program.

Information Session:  Friday, October 16, 3:30-4:30pm in Thompson Hall 211

Students of all disciplines are welcome to apply.

Application deadline: November 13, 2015

Categories: Advising, Study Abroad

Disability Studies Meets Education…and Pizza!

When: Friday, Oct. 16 from 12-2:30 pm

Where: MGH 024 (the D Center)


  • 12:00-1:00pm “A Gentle Hijacking: Disability Studies Meets Special Education” 
    Presenters Kayla Brown (SSW), Sara Goering (PHIL), Jacob Hackett (COE)
  • 1:15-2:30pm Disability Studies Welcome Pizza Party
    This is a great opportunity to meet the current students, faculty, and advisor, and to learn more about the Disability Studies Program.


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The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is looking for a few good students to serve as volunteers during the Scholarship and Fellowship Fair on Thursday, October 29, 2015 during variable times between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 pm.  The event will be held in Commons,  Mary Gates Hall.   We are looking for individuals to serve in the following capacities:

  • Event Setup in prep for the big day -- Table & Material Setup, Signage-Building & Campus locations, Food & Beverage Station Setup;
  • General Assistants – Greeters, Traffic Directors, Workshop Introductions, Food and Beverage Station Attendants, Registration Support, Materials, etc.; and
  • Tear Down -- Clean up and tear down of the event including collecting signage-building & campus locations.

To see specific times and to sign up, please go to the following URL link  --

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Are you a potential Truman Scholar?  If you want to be a change agent, improving the ways government, nonprofit organization or educational institution serve the public – this may be a scholarship of interest to you. 

The Harry S. Truman offer a great opportunity to students actively involved in leadership on their campus and in their communities to receive awards up to $30,000.  The Truman is open to all juniors and seniors who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2016 and August 2017 and who wish to pursue graduate school in preparation for work in government and public service. 

Applicants for the Truman Scholarship must meet the following:

  1. Attend an accredited college or university..
  2. Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  3. Be in the upper quarter of their junior class.

Campus Application Deadline: November 13, 2015 -- Application can be found at...

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The Department of Global Health

Presenting a Special Guest Lecture: 

"Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in South Africa - Problems and Perils at 21" 

The Honorable Edwin Cameron, LLB 
Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa 

Monday, October 12, 2015
7 - 8 pm 
Kane Hall, Room 130 
University of Washington 


Justice Cameron will describe his country's transition 21 years ago, after a deep history of racial injustice, to constitutional democracy aspiring to non-racialism, equality, dignity and social justice. His personal narrative will recount the difficulties of crime, corruption, healthcare and institutional malfunction that confront the young democracy, but also the solid material achievements and ambitious aspirations of the world's most progressive Constitution.

This event is free and all are welcome to attend!


Department of Global Health, Center for AIDS...

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Events this week include two opportunities to see human rights activist Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa: the inaugural seminar from our global environmental change center (CHanGE) featuring Ron Sims; and an information session on KUSKAYA, a one-year fellowship in Peru for graduate and post-doctoral students.

For more information on news, events, and funding opportunities, visit our website!

Featured Events | Opportunities

Featured Events


"Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in South Africa - Problems and Perils at 21"
Monday, October 12, 2015, 7 – 8 p.m.
Kane Hall, Room 130

Speaker: Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South...

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The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide up to $4,000 ($2,000 per quarter for up to two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research/scholarly activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students regardless of campus, class year, academic major or residency status.

Join us for an upcoming application writing workshop! These workshops provide students with the opportunity to both give and receive feedback on their scholarship essays. All students are invited to attend. Please bring a draft of your essay to share.

Leadership Application Workshop:

Monday, Oct. 12 at 4:00-5:50 PM in MGH 171...

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