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The Pipeline Project is a great tutoring and service learning opportunity. It is a dynamic opportunity for undergraduates to earn credit and also gain experience working in K-12 classrooms!!

Here is the link to our website to read further about Pipeline autumn courses:

One specific course of interest is called, Leadership and Educational Equity! Check it out here:

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ESRM 320, Marketing and Management from a Sustainability Perspective
SLN 11447
5 credits
TU/TH 4:30-6:50 PM

ESRM 320 is an introductory business courses designed for non-business majors, has NO prerequisites, and gives NW and I&S credit. Course info is at htt

ABOUT 320...
For-profit companies and non-profit organizations use marketing and human resources to create and deliver products, services, and ideas. This course explores: 1) business practices that are aligned with environmental stewardship and social responsibility standards; 2) the concepts and models of a market orientation; 3) how markets are researched and targeted, and products positioned, to meet consumer needs; 4) creating and pricing products, developing distribution channels, and implementing promotion campaigns; 5) managerial and...

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The Political Science/Law, Societies & Justice/Jackson School of International Studies/Comparative History of Ideas Writing Center provides writing support this summer! 

The POLS/LSJ/JSIS/CHID Writing Center is located in Gowen 111 (to the left of the main Political Science office). We are open two days a week during Summer Quarter, and our hours are:

Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Any student taking a course listed or cross-listed in Political Science (POLS), Law Societies & Justice (LSJ), the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS), or the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) or in any of those majors is welcome to utilize our center. Our goal at the Writing Center is to help you not only with the assignment in front of you but also to develop your writing skills more generally. We work with students at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming about a prompt or assignment to...

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Bringing Back the Wealth: The Abundant Land of the Campus
**This course is currently listed as AIS 475 E, but will be changed to AIS 275 before the beginning of Autumn quarter.**

  • SLN 22945
  • I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (
  • 5 credits
  • Tu/Th 3:30 - 5:20
  • Instructor: Cynthia Updegrave

If landscape is memory, and time is living, how might we think about the richness of the environs of the university campus? What can it teach us, and how might we begin to bring back the wealth of the abundant land?

This course is welcoming to all disciplines and backgrounds, and created to engage multiple perspectives in dialogue. wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ [], the Intellectual House, is more than a building on campus: it is the living breath of teachings situated within a rich complex of relationships...

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Transportation Institute

Administrative Assistant


The Transportation Institute, a maritime trade association,( is looking for a new Administrative Assistant to work in our Seattle office.

Frequent Duties

  • Research and monitor maritime-related news, legislation, data, and history
  • Compose memos, letters, and emails on behalf of the director
  • Maintain and update Outlook calendar and contacts
  • Organize and maintain computer files and folders
  • Arrange travel (online with Expedia, Orbitz, etc.)
  • Prepare activity and petty cash reports for submission to East Coast office
  • Maintain petty cash account
  • Problem solving

Additional Duties

  • Assist with planning and publicity of events involving the Transportation Institute
  • Advise on social media opportunities and media strategy
  • ...
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The Foster School of Business opened up a new quiz section for QMETH 201 - Introduction to Statistical Methods. This is a great class if you want to explore business. 

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Job Opening: Project Manager for Asia
Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT
Apply Now: and search Requisition # 32469BR

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an academic enrichment and leadership training initiative at Yale for talented high school students from around the world, who apply through a
competitive application to study on the Yale campus in the summer. Read more at

The International Program Specialist will:

  1. Contribute to the development of complex projects for advancing Yale’s interests in a specific foreign country.
  2. Work with various groups and individuals, University wide, on programs and activities that are related to a specific foreign country.
  3. Conduct research and remain informed...
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As part of their capstone, a team of Environmental Studies students are working with UW Farm and opening a produce stand on July 24.  This is a great opportunity to buy produce fresh from the UW Farm, and to learn about Environmental Studies from students. 

Announcement from Environmental Studies students: 

We here at UW Farm would like to announce the opening of a farm produce stand this summer, and we're inviting you to come join us and support our very own volunteer-driven agricultural enterprise. Enjoy seasonal, sustainably sourced, picked-that-morning fresh produce grown just two miles away, along with great music, refreshments, and delicious seasonal recipe ideas.

Starting July 24th, the farm stand will be open Fridays from 4pm-7pm, in the Fisheries Supply parking lot at 1900 N. Northlake Way. We're right along the Burke-Gilman Trail and directly across from the Gasworks Park parking lot. Keep us in mind and we hope to see you there!

Learn more...

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Still looking for a great 5 credit course for Autumn? C ENV 110 Introduction to Food and the Environment examines the intersection of food, environment, and human health. Earn NW or I&S credits. No prerequisites! Register today :)

C ENV 110 Introduction to Food and the Environment - 5 credits


SLN# 11831 (plus lab section)

No prerequisites. Great for Freshmen!

Everyone eats, and all food production has environmental consequences.

  • Discover environmental science through food production.
  • Explore the link between the decline of civilizations and current farmer efforts to cope with changing water supply, topsoil loss, and technology.
  • Create a food diary and find out the environmental consequences of your diet.
  • Understand what climate change, politics, culture, biodiversity, and geography have to do with food.

See: http...

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The Astrobiology Program is offering a course this autumn titled "Intro to Astrobiology: Life in the Universe" which is designed specifically for non-science, liberal arts majors. This 5-credit ASTBIO 115 course is offered jointly with ASTR 115, BIOL 114, ESS 115 and OCEAN 115, and has a corresponding lab section. Attached is a flyer with more information about Astrobiology and course content.

Autumn 2015
ASTBIO 115 (offered jointly with ASTR 115, BIOL 114, ESS 115 and OCEAN 115)
Intro to Astrobiology
5 credits
Lecture: M/W/F 1:30-2:20pm
Lab Sections: T/Th @ 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Fulfills Natural World requirement

Flyer (PDF)

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