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Are you interested in learning about the various ways to measure the physical and social world? 

ENVIR 250: Data Types & Collection Methods (5 credits) (NW, QSR)
(Don’t be misled by the title, this is an interactive and interesting class!)

Students learn how to ask valuable research questions, gain a broad understanding of research strategies, critically analyze data, and learn to effectively communicate research results. This is a good class for sophomores and strong freshmen, and there’s NO prerequisite (as in the past). 


MWF 9:30-10:20am

Yen-Chu Weng & Kelly Ryan

SLN 14371


ENVIR 250 AA (lab)

M 12:30-2:20

SLN 14372

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The Slavic Department still has space available in the following courses: 

  • SLAV 223 (SLN 20177) - The Cinema of Roman Polanski
  • RUSS 110 (SLN 20093) - Intro to Russian Culture and Civilization
  • RUSS 120 (SLN 20095) - Food in Russia
  • RUSS 340 (SLN 21831) - Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
  • SLAV 101 (SLN 20176) - Slavic Lands and Peoples

  • RUSS 316 (SLN 20100) - Extended Russian Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    - Meets Thu 4:00-5:50 p.m.

    Intended for students in technical fields or humanities already relatively proficient in spoken and written Russian to extend their language skills to the topics of STEM and develop academic language skills and social stylistic registers. Prerequisite: either RUSS 301 or permission of instructor for heritage speaker.

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The Gilman International Scholarship application is now open for students who are studying abroad in Winter or Spring 2016. The application deadline is October 6, 2015. 

Read more about the scholarship and apply online at

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen Undergraduate
  • Pell Eligible
  • Studying abroad for at least 28 days in the same country
  • Studying abroad for credit
  • Studying in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warning list.

Learn more about the scholarship, including eligibility, the application process and tips for writing a competitive personal statement.

Gilman Application Workshop

August 26, 2015


MGH 173


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Greetings from the iSchool!

Join us online for a detailed presentation about the MLIS, MSIM and PhD graduate programs at the University of Washington Information School. After the presentation stay and participate in an online question and answer session.

UW iSchool Graduate Programs Online Info Session: Wednesday, August 19th, 3-4:30pm (PDT) Chat login

Calendar posting,

If you are unable to participate in this event, we have more scheduled in the coming months,

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Apply now for the Washington Research Foundation Fellowships and Levinson Emerging Scholar Awards:

These two opportunities share a common application with a deadline of August 20 with funding starting next academic year.

Deadline: August 20

Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on creative and sophisticated science and engineering research projects under the guidance of UW faculty. WRFFs target undergraduates who have already participated in undergraduate research for at least three quarters and who are working beyond an introductory level in a project that requires creativity and advanced knowledge.

As WRF Fellows, selected outstanding UW undergraduates...

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HSTAA 110 History of American Citizenship

Professor John Findlay

MTWTh 12:30-1:20

GWN 201

"Citizenship is crucial because it defines the relationship of people to their nation. Focusing on the topic illuminates much U.S. history."

- Professor John M. Findlay

This course presents a clear, thematic focus on citizenship – an issue that is of enduring interest and importance today. By examining how, when, and why different groups of people (e.g., white men, white men without property, peoples of color including one-time slaves, women, immigrants) became eligible for citizenship throughout American history, this course explores how and why for many peoples, at many times, citizenship did not confer equal rights to all. Find more information on the attached flyer, or visit the Department of History website by clicking here.

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*HSTCMP 290 Empire, Nation & Religion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim
Migrations to America* - Professor Devin Naar

East meets West. The Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Pacific worlds intersect as we trace the itineraries of hopeful migrants from Istanbul, to New York, to Seattle. Join our exploration of the themes of empire, nation, religion, and race as we delve into the experiences of Jewish, Christian and Muslim immigrants from the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East to the United States during the twentieth century. Also check out the attached flyer!

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This great new autumn course in American Indian Studies is now open for enrollment. We welcome students from all areas of study.

Environmental Issues on Indigenous Homelands
**This course is currently listed as AIS 475 B, but will be changed to AIS 275 before the beginning of Autumn quarter.**
SLN 10188
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 - 5:20
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

Take this class to learn about environmental issues faced by tribes in North America.

In this introductory class you will learn about environmental pollutants and challenges that impact tribes today. You will participate in class discussions, learn to analyze journal articles, read key literature, be informed by guest speakers who work to solve tribal environmental issues, and sharpen your writing skills by developing a short research paper about...

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Want to learn about the Electrical Engineering undergraduate degree and admissions process?

EE Undergraduate Program Information Session

From smart phones to the giant wind turbines in Easter Washington, EE's design and build the newest microprocessor chips, antennas, Bluetooth, MRI's and surgical robots.

Learn more about Electrical Engineering including application tips at our next information session.

Thursday, August 13th


Room EEB 303 (3rd floor of the Electrical Engineering building)

Information sessions are offered the 2nd Thursday of every month, 2:30-3:30pm in room EEB 303.


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UW Tacoma Urban Studies Program invites all undergraduate students to register for a this autumn quarter course. It is open to all majors from any campus (cross campus enrollment restrictions apply). Please share this with students who want a 3 credit, 300-level hybrid course.

Urban Social Change, T URB 340
SLN 21171

M/W 4:15-6:20pm (hybrid schedule; contact instructor for details)

Fern Tiger 

Informational flyer (PDF)

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