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ENV H 311 Introduction to Environmental Health, 3 credits, NW and I&S
 This course explores the relationship of people to their environment—how it affects their physical well being, and what they can do to protect and enhance their health and the quality of the environment. Students will be introduced to many different areas of environmental health study, fromwater quality and air pollution, to toxicology, epidemiology, and occupational safety. Recent group project topics have included: "Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in Puget Sound", "Genetically Modified Foods", "Nitrates in Ground Water", and "Factory Farming Health Impacts". This course has no prerequisites, and is open to students in all majors.
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The Career Center is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Summer Career Fair on 6/24/15 in the HUB South Ballroom. Shifts will be available from 8:00am-7:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours. Food will be provided for all volunteers.

Why volunteer?

If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team to put on our biggest event of the year. Learn the ins and outs… then put it on your resume!

Some volunteer shifts will work directly with employers, where you will have direct access to network and connect with them.  Keep in mind- they are all hiring and/or have internship opportunities!

Interested? Send me an email at econeill@uw....

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Featuring poet David Ferry
Thurs, May 28th
Kane 130 (Roethke Auditorium)
Free and open to the public

The 52nd Annual Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Reading on Thur. 5/28 at 8pm in Kane 130 (the Roethke Auditorium) and will feature poet David Ferry.  This event is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there.

David Ferry is the author of eight books of poetry, including Bewilderment, winner of the 2012 National Book Award and praised in The New Yorker as €œone of the great books of poetry of this young century.â€\ His many honors include the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and the Ruth Lily Life Prize for lifetime achievement. 

In addition to and...

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  The Gut to Choose!  Who are you? Who do you want to be?!   This is A diverse career panel inviting gutsy speakers from different backgrounds to show you the possibilities in career paths, the courage to choose what you really want, and the perseverance to fight for it.   We also have several undergraduates from different disciplines to share their stories of struggles, dedication and inspirations.   When Thursday, May 28th, 7-9pm Where  First Floor Common, HUB   ––– Panelists –––       Wilson Mendieta Wilson has had a broad performing career inclusive of concert dance, t.v., commercials, voice overs, and the Broadway stage. He now teaches at the University of Washington, and will serve as the Director of the Musical Theater Program beginning the Fall of 2015.  
Molly Moon Molly left her job as Executive Director of Music for America to start Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream, and now works to make the world better, one scoop at a time by advocating for worker’s rights... Read more
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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.




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 READING THE ELWHA: Tracing the Dynamics of Landscape Change
L ARCH 498A (SLN# 11931); L ARCH 598A (SLN# 11936); 4 credits
Planning Meeting July 23, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm, GLD 100
Field Trip: July 27 - 31, 2015


Located on the Olympic Peninsula, the Elwha River flows north out of the Olympic Mountains in Olympic National Park before emptying into the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Historically the river supported diverse and viable populations of five species of salmonids, but for the last century two dams have blocked the river to migration and altered the biophysical processes of the watershed.! After four years of deconstruction, the dams have been fully removed and the river flows unimpeded once again. The removal marks the largest dam removal in U.S. history and establishes a precedent for the future management of rivers in the Pacific Northwest, the U.S., and abroad. The class will examine the history of the watershed and...

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Communication and Media Internship

June – August 2015

            The Washington State Secretary of State’s Office is seeking qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an unpaid internship during summer 2015. The Office of Secretary of State includes the Elections Division, Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, and Corporations and Charities Division. The intern’s primary responsibility will include assisting the Communications team in the executive office, but may also include participation in projects and research for other divisions within the Secretary of State’s Office.

Place of Employment and Duties

            The internship lasts from June to August 2015, depending on the student’s academic schedule. The intern will work in the executive office of the Secretary of State at the Capitol Building, in Olympia and have access to a computer and other equipment to complete assigned tasks. The standard work day is...

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Abel Pacheco is a UW Evan’s School Graduate running for Seattle City Council in the 4th District, which includes Wallingford, the University District, Wedgwood, and Laurelhurst. He is running to bring energy back to the 4th District, focusing primarily on public safety, housing affordability, and transportation/infrastructure issues.

Abel is looking for enthusiastic and driven people to be Campaign Interns on a rolling basis between June and the election in November. Course credit may be available with approval from a university. 

This internship is an opportunity to learn hands-on about the many aspects of a political campaign out on the campaign trail. Schedule is flexible, some weekends required. Training will be provided for all aspects of your work and interns will be supervised by the candidate and the Campaign Coordinator (Conor Bronsdon) though other senior staff may assist in training. Minimum hours are 15-20 hours a week.  Full time work is an option. ...

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UW College of Arts & Sciences and Koru, a college-to-career program, will help you translate what you’ve learned in college to real professional experience.


Want all the benefits of a summer 2 short weeks? UW and Koru are hosting a summer job prep program for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. You’ll work on real projects for
real companies and walk away with hands-on job experience. You’ll also expand your network for future summer job or internship opportunities. It's a win-win. Join us!
For more information, see:  

To apply to the program and save your place, go here:  


• Skills
• Experience
• Mentorship
• Network

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