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Join us in this special day focused on building an inclusive university!

May 21 Global Accessibility Awareness Day events

Thursday May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. There's more information about this annual tradition on the GAAD website

The following GAAD events and activities are planned. They are open to all members of the University of Washington (UW) community:

• Web Council, 9:00-10:20am, Odegaard 220.Web Council is the largest regular meeting of web professionals on campus. They meet monthly, and this month's meeting will focus in part on digital accessibility, including the unveiling of the new University of Washington IT Accessibility...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

QMed, the LGBTQ medical student organization at the UWSOM, will be hosting an informal “drop-in” mentoring event on Monday, 5/18, 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Allen Library Research Commons (Room “Green A”). Come talk to current medical students about applying to medical school and their experiences as current medical students! Bring personal statements and questions about interviews! We are there to answer any questions you have.

This is a great chance to find a medical student mentor or to get advice before the school year ends!  Light refreshments will be provided, sponsored by UW Pre-Health Advising.  ALL STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS are welcome to attend this event.

To sign up (for head count purposes), please sign up using this link:

When: Monday, 5/18, 3:30pm-5pm

Where: Allen Library Research Commons (Room “Green A”)

Who:  QMed and medical...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Linda Steg, Environmental Psychologist, Scholar, Author, and Professor from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Dr. Steg will speak about how to foster sustainable pro-enviornmental behavior in the built environment.   Event Details Tuesday, May 26th | Reception at 5:00 pm | Lecture at 6:00 pm  Alder Hall Auditorium, 1310 NE 40th Street, University of Washington  
Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

ENVIR 239 Sustainable Choices


SLN:  11387 (3cr) or 11388 (5cr)

Tue/Thurs noon-1:40pm

Explore sustainability through lecture, discussion, writing, and personal sustainability activities. Add service learning component for the 5-credit section. Unpack issues such as consumption and happiness; sustainable food choices; green energy; water use; sustainable campuses; and economics.  Deeply explore the impacts of your choices through activities around food, waste, consumption, and citizen action.  Instructor:  Kristi Straus

ENVIR 235 Introduction to Environmental Economics (A term)

SLN: 11386 (5 credits)

M,T,W,ThF 1:10-3:20pm

Introduces environmental and natural resource economics. Discusses fundamental economic concepts, including markets and private property. Includes basic tools used in the economic assessment of environmental programs and applies these methods to key environmental issues. ...

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Categories: Advising, Courses, Student Success

Want to work in the UW Community? Apply for this paid internship working in the North of 45th Community.

Husky Neighborhood Interns (HNIs) work on projects to improve public safety, promote civility and foster a greater sense of community for the students and permanent residents living north of campus.


Compensation will be $12/ hour with a maximum of 7-10 hours per week .  Students must be able to work in the United States. 

Time Commitment:

Must be able to attend two days of training in late September before classes start.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills.  Ability to manage projects and provide leadership.
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks and take initiative.

How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like to work in the...

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Categories: Advising, Jobs, Student Success

The Arts and Sciences Advisory Council for Students (ASACS) is seeking applicants!

ASACS is an advisory council for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences that consists of approximately 10 undergraduates and 2 graduate students. We meet regularly with Dean Stacey to provide student perspective, input, and recommendations on College-level decision making regarding budgets and policies pertaining to our college. We discuss a wide range of issues decided on by our council. We have submitted recommendations to both the Dean and the Provost Advisory Committee for Students (PACS) on issues like merit based faculty salary increases, the number of teaching assistants in the college, online course evaluations, creation of a new Life Sciences building, and the review of course fees. We meet weekly on Fridays from 3:30pm-5:00pm in the Dean's Office (CMU 065).

We are currently seeking motivated and engaging undergraduates and graduate students to apply for the 2015-2016...

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Categories: Advising, Jobs, Student Success

FIUTS World to Work week kicks off today (Monday, May 11) with a series of workshops, sessions, and tours to connect international students with career resources and local professionals. The following opportunities are free and open to all students (see descriptions at

What’s Next? Exploring Options for After Graduation (International alumni panel & discussion)
Monday, May 11, 5:30-7:00, HUB 214
Job Searching in the U.S. For International Students: Strategies for Addressing Challenges
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30-4:30 PM, HUB 307
Culture Conversation Group: Professional Culture & Employment in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 12, 4:30-6:00 PM, HUB 337
Social & Business Networking Workshop
Wednesday, May 13, 4:30-5:30 PM, HUB 340
Professional Networking Reception
Wednesday, May 13, 6:00-7:30 PM, HUB 250...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events, Student Success

The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year, specifically targeting young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

Details and eligibility requirements are outlined below. Addition details are available at


Categories: Advising, Student Success, Study Abroad

Columbia University's Journal of Politics and Society is currently accepting student papers for publication in our Spring 2016 Journal, and we request your help in passing on our call for papers to your undergraduate students. The Journal has consistently published multiple papers by your students in the past few years, and we would like your assistance in continuing to discover and print high quality work.

We are an academic journal of the social sciences and history, distributed nationally among academics on EBSCO, Google Scholar, and the Library of Congress. The Journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues. We are seeking outstanding student research papers from seminars, upper-level electives, independent study and thesis programs.

If you believe your students have produced work that would be suitable for the Journal, it would be greatly appreciated if you would let them know about our call for papers (typically between 20 and 50...

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Categories: Advising, Student Success


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