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Welcome to the Pol S Advising blog. See also our new searchable lists of Internship Opportunities and Scholarship & Award Opportunities.

The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

EDSPE 422 Disability, Education, and the Arts (3) VLPA 

Cultural perspectives on disability and education, as interpreted through arts-based inquiry. 

Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:50 PM 

Instructor: Charles A. Peck

SLN: 22652

For questions about the course, e-mail

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UW Sustainability is currently recruiting a student intern to support our Green Laboratory program. To apply please visit: and search for #91979. 

Internship Title: Green Laboratory Certification Coordinator

Internship Description: The Green Laboratory Program provides resources and guidance for laboratories on campus to implement sustainable practices, including a certification program to recognize laboratories that decrease the University’s environmental impact in alignment with the UW Environmental Policy statement and the Climate Action Plan goals.

Internship / Learning Goals:

  1. Gain hands on experience in project management, program development, collaboration, networking, communications, marketing, and development of evaluative and educational materials under the direction of the Program Supervisor.
  2. Learn how to effectively communicate with a...
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The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.

Fellows are assigned substantive and meaningful work to support our wide variety of programs, events and projects to help revitalize the federal government. True to the Partnership's emphasis on people, the fellows program incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals. We also strive to ensure a quality experience in terms of work and personal relationships throughout the fellowship term. Fellows also receive the following stipends:

  • Full-time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree receive $1000 per month.
  • Full-time fellows who are currently undergraduate students receive...
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The UW College of Education is currently recruiting for the Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) Master’s Program for Autumn 2016 enrollment. This 45-credit program prepares graduates for careers in all sectors of post-secondary education and is designed for those just starting out as well as current higher education professionals seeking to advance. Both full-time and part-time enrollment options are available. Full-time students can complete the program in one academic year. The application form and guidelines are now live.

Learn more about the M.Ed. in Leadership in Higher Education!
(Select a date to register)

Information Session (in person) | Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 6-7pm in Miller 212

Webinar Session (online) | Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12-1pm

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jessica Salvador, Associate Director, at or (206) 221-8384.

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We have two more online information sessions scheduled for students looking to get started on applying for the Fulbright US Student Program. The Fulbright program is open to rising seniors, recent grads and alumni, graduate and professional students in all fields. This year's application cycle is for grants funding reserch, graduate study, English teaching, creative arts projects and other experiences abroad in 2016-17.

The last two UW general information sessions during this application cycle are:

Once registered, participants will receive information about how to log in to attend the session online,...

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A New Music course is now available for Autumn registration:
MUSIC 116 Elementary Music Theory (2) VLPA SLN: 18002

For non-music majors. For people with no hands-on music experience. Rudiments of music; notation of time, small pitch structures (e.g., some scales, chords, rhythmic patterns), some analysis.

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The Daily is looking for students interested in journalism and looking to improve their writing. The Daily pays all staff members.

Students can visit for more information about the application process. All prospective reporters must complete a quarter-long non-credit course called Daily 101 (Development) before being hired. Applications for the Daily 101 summer class are due by Friday, June 26, 2015. Class will be held twice a week, for 45 minutes to one hour each day.

Students can also email for more information.

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The Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science is sponsored by Negotiation Guidance Associates on behalf of the extended Lamb family. The deadline for receiving applications or nominations is March 1, 2016.

We are pleased to announce that the recipient's travel expenses to attend the annual conference of the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) will be reimbursed.

Click Here for the Application and Nomination process. Undergraduates who intend to apply may sign up for updates.

In 2016, the Bert & Phyllis Lamb Prize in Political Science will be presented at the annual conference of WSSA in Reno, NV on April 13-16, 2016. Click here to see the conference webpage and register for the WSSA conference.

You can read more about the Prize by going to the webpage at

How to Apply...

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Are you interested in exploring controversies in science & society or examining the nature of science? Would you like to:

  • Apply evidence-based reasoning to address questions, to evaluate sources and arguments, and to inform your own perspectives on science and society?
  • Understand how scientific knowledge is created, including the importance of integrated sciences perspectives and data analysis & presentation skills?
  • Engage collaboratively in reflection and discussion with peers, helping one another to connect ideas across the sciences?

Integrated Sciences 200: Controversies in Science & Society (3 credits, I&S/NW)

In INTSCI 200, we will focus on societal controversies that emphasize intersections among science communication, education, policy, and research. For example, why do parents choose to vaccinate, or not vaccinate, their children? How should genetically-modified organisms be regulated

INTSCI 200 will...

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Upcoming Undergraduate Research Info Sessions

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help students pursue their research interests.

Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, July 20th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, August 4th, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 10th, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Monday, August 31st, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m., 171 MGH

Tuesday, September 1st, 2:00 – 2:50 p.m., 171 MGH

Sign up here:

Undergraduate Research Program Summer Quarter Drop-In Advising


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