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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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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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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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Join the Q Crew!  

The Q Center is hiring undergraduate and graduate students for five positions beginning in fall 2015. Open positions include:

  • Queer Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Library and Social Media Coordinator
  • Education & Safer Zone Coordinator
  • Graduate Assistantship (graduate students only)
Visit our online application to read the position descriptions.  Applications are due by May 6th, and interviews will be conducted the week of May 11-15th.     Please note the new link because the tinyurl in the previous message was broken (apologies!): Read more
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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:45am Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom - 2nd Floor

The 2015 Political Science Convocation celebrates the graduation of Political Science students receiving B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Summer 2014 to Summer 2015.

When: Thursday, June 11, from 10:45am to 12:15pm. Students: Plan to arrive by 10:15am.

Where: HUB Ballroom (2nd floor of the Husky Union Building)

Registration: Students may register for the Convocation from May 6 to 24.

Tickets: No tickets are required, but we do ask students when they register to indicate the number of guests they expect to attend.

Parking: See the Commencement website parking page for information about...

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Want to have an international experience this summer without leaving Seattle?

Study abroad at home through CHID’s 12-credit “Local/Global Engagements: Theory, Agency, and Change” program!

CHID is offering a unique 12-credit summer program enabling students to gain internship experience in local organizations with a transnational focus in order to better understand linkages among local and global realities.

In addition to the internship (tailored to student interests), students will participate in a seminar two days per week to reflect on their own social, political, economic, and ecological positioning and agency, as well as examine how social justice movements and other collectivities work to link theory with practice in efforts to create a more just and healthy world.

Course Details
Courses: CHID/CEP 498C (2 credits), CHID/CEP 399 (10 credits)
Full-term Summer Quarter (June-August)
Class meets on Mondays 9:40am-2:10pm and Tuesdays 9:40am...

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