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2015-2016 Labor Studies Scholarships & Research Grants
Full information:

Are you a University of Washington student studying labor and workers rights? Working for social justice outside the classroom? Pursuing a career in the labor movement, law, public service or the non-profit sector? Apply for a scholarship or grant!

Each year, the Harry Bridges Center awards thousands of dollars to top students in Labor Studies. This year, over $35,000 will be awarded. Deadlines for this year's awards are approaching. Apply now!

Deadline to apply: Monday, June 15, 2015

This year's scholarships include:

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Categories: Advising, Student Success

Global Health Minor Information Session

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Raitt Hall, Room 229

Interested in Global Health? The Global Health Minor is interdisciplinary and designed to complement ANY MAJOR!

  • Learn about major problems and policy issues in global health
  • Explore transnational responses to health problems, including health systems
  • Discuss historical, political, social, environmental, and economic determinants of adverse health in developing countries and low-resource settings in rich countries

This is your opportunity to learn more about the minor’s requirements and get any questions you may have answered. We will provide you with useful handouts and talk you through the requirements of the minor for the first part of the meeting, and will have time to talk to individual students at the end of the session.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Categories: Advising, Courses

The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund invests in the future of the fashion industry through awarding scholarships to undergraduate students with an interest in working in the fashion industry, either from the business perspective or the design perspective. Each year, the program awards over 100 $5,000 scholarships, and the program also includes opportunities for industry internships and mentorship from top executives.

Douglas Evans, YMA FSF Executive Director, will be at UW Seattle to meet with students, faculty, and staff from all 3 campuses to share information about the program, and to serve as a resource for students interested in learning about careers in the fashion industry. Mr. Evans has also had a long career in the performing arts and advocating for arts funding (short bio included on the attached).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

12:30pm, Paccar Hall room 392, or

2:30pm, Art Building, Space 120

RSVP at ...

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Categories: Advising, Student Success

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Labor Policy Office for Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), seeks two unpaid interns for the fall of 2015.  The positions offer undergraduate students the opportunity to gain substantive experience while participating in the legislative process.  Interns’ responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting Committee staff in performing office duties, conducting research, analyzing legislation, drafting memorandums, and organizing hearings.  Interns play a key role in the office and will work closely with senior policy advisors. 

HELP Committee:  The Labor Policy Office of the HELP Committee works on a wide range of workforce-related matters, including: labor rights, pension and retirement issues, worker health and safety, equal employment opportunity and civil rights, wage and hour protections, and family and medical leave.  

Qualifications:  Applicants should have an interest...

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English 242 E:Short History of the Short Story

Summer2015A B-term W-Course VLPA and W Writing

Counts toward the English Minor

SLN 11314

Instructor: Norman Wacker


Dating back to the time of Anton Chekov, the short story as a craft and a window on sensibility, personality and society begins to reach audiences made possible as print media, popular literacy, the magazine and book trades created mass and global readerships.  The short story and serialized novels began to be freely available, inexpensive and popular, and in the process, they became mirrors which readers held up to themselves and their times.

Key Questions:

What are the impacts of craft and innovation in this medium on its readers, their sensibility, sense of fashion and conduct? How do...

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English 281 A  Science Writing and Society


Summer 2015 B-term C-composition Course Counts toward the English Minor

SLN 11318 MTWTh 9:40am - 11:50am

Instructor:  Norman Wacker


The primary objective of this course is to establish an interactive classroom community to engage recent scientific research papers and science reporting that have important consequences for contemporary social issues, including global health, the nature of aggression and warfare, genetic engineering, climate change and the neurology of writing, learning and creativity.

 We will look hard at recent science papers that have also been reported beyond the science community to a larger audience. We will examine how Individual science papers contribute to new and flexible...

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Categories: Advising, Courses

ENGL 348:  Summer Quarter 2015

Summer A term
(6/22 - 7/22)

MTWTh, 9:40 - 11:50am

Television Studies

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is not alone in proclaiming that we are in a new golden age of television.  Critically acclaimed shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men tell stories that could only be told in the medium of television.  A proliferation of cable networks and streaming services such as Netflix mean we have more content than ever before.  But how did we get to this point?  Because of the everyday place of television in our lives, it can be easy to forget that this medium has a specific history.

In this class, we will explore such history of one the most popular and accessible forms of entertainment.  What is the relationship between the medium, producers, and audience?  What interpretive practices might we utilize to make critical sense of television?  What does television tell us about American...

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The Student Calling Program employees between 70 and 80 student callers, and 8 student managers. On a nightly basis (Saturday-Thursday) callers engage in quality conversations with alumni and work to acquire gifts to the university. This is a great job for students looking to increase many skills including but not limited to: verbal communication, sales experience, working as a team. However, we employ students from all different majors and interests across campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with professional advancement staff, but they also get to enjoy flexible schedules and a fun, laid-back environment.

Basic Responsibilities:

Student Calling Program Representatives are primarily responsible for calling alumni, friends, and parents across the United States and Canada to acquire and renew gifts to the University of Washington. 


  • Fully matriculated student at the University of Washington and...
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Categories: Advising, Jobs
The Q Center and QSC are seeking volunteers for Lavender Graduation.  The ceremony is packed with vibrant energy, candid humor, danceable music, delicious food, photo booth fun... and last but not least, so many CUPCAKES!  We hope that you will consider teaming up with us because volunteers are essential to the success of the celebration.   Lavender Graduation 2015: "Shine Bright!" Tuesday, June 9th* 6:00 - 8:30 PM @ UW Tower Mezzanine Lounge Visit the Volunteer Registration Link for details and sign up *Volunteers are needed the day before as well as the day of the event.   If you are a graduate who plans on walking at the celebration, please register.     Thank you for your ongoing support,


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