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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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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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