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New course this autumn. JSIS 578: Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (SLN 23736)
Instructor: Warren Acuncius
2 credits, Autumn 2020

Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and Congo are just a few examples of humanitarian...

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  • (I&S,DIV) 
  • SLN:  23630

Looking for a great I&S or DIV class?  This popular course has just been added to the Jackson School’s Autumn Quarter schedule.  Here are some of the questions will be explored in JSIS B 324 Immigration.  (Prior familiarity with immigration is not required.)

What drives people to leave their homes and go to unfamiliar countries where they may be subject to harsh treatment or even detention and expulsion? Why do states welcome certain people at certain times and restrict migration at other times? At what point do ‘foreigners’ cease to be foreign? What do the children of immigrants say about their identities? How have ‘America First’ policies, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter protests impacted...

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Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is looking to hire tutors for the upcoming school year. Please share this opportunity with any students that you feel might be a good fit! We are currently looking to hire for a broad range of subject areas. Hours are flexible and there may be an opportunity to work remotely (virtual tutoring).  

 UW students can apply through our job posting on Handshake.

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GEN ST 391K: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students - Autumn 2020

Weekly class sessions (Fridays, 12:30-1:50 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive is designed to help incoming transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions in all academic disciplines. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with Undergraduate Research Program staff and interact with peer researchers.

To request an add code, fill out the google form here:

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Action Academy is officially launched!! You can find the program launch details here

As we all know 2020 is a very important election year that will shape the course of our democracy for decades to come.  Millennials and Gen Z’ers will hold the largest share of eligible voters this fall and they have the power to make a difference. These new members of our democracy, however, historically vote at lower rates than older cohorts. We can help change this historical trend by supporting initiatives to increase access to the democratic process. Folks at Common Power, a Seattle based organization that provides creative onramps to...

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It’s not too late to start your Fulbright Application! With Fulbright, you can pursue graduate study, independent research or English Teaching Abroad. Next week, we’ll be stepping through the application and highlighting key components and opportunities for you to stand out. Register for the Zoom link.

Fulbright Research & Study Application Workshop

  • Tuesday, July 14
  • 5:30 pm
  • ...
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Calling all UW undergrad and grad students: Change in summer plans? Don’t want that idea of yours sitting on the shelf collecting dust?

We want to know if YOU are interested in a virtual summer camp with the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship where you can have the space to ideate, innovate, and create. Sign up asap to get on the list for full details and schedule, coming this week.



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GEN ST 391 I: Research Exposed!
In Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 I), students learn about ongoing research opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines. Each week, UW faculty give presentations focused on the process of discovery, how they develop research projects, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process. The course meets once a week for fifty minutes and may be repeated for credit (1 credit per quarter; 3 quarters max). Speakers and topics will vary.

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Current UW Students: Join FIUTS for a 5-week facilitated virtual discussion series focused on race and racism in the United States. These discussions will provide a safe space for international and U.S. students to learn with and from each other about how to understand and talk about race in the U.S. today. The discussions will be facilitated by University of Washington professor and racial equity consultant Dr. Anu Taranath. You can find more information about the program and how to sign up at ... Read more
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CLUE (Center for Learning & Undergraduate Enrichment) will be open for drop-in Chemistry, Economics, Math, Physics & Writing tutoring on Mondays/Wednesday/Fridays from 10am-3pm. We will be offering tutoring via Zoom & GoBoard. Students can go to our website to learn more and get in line for tutoring.  Success Coaching is available online throughout the summer! Our peer success coaches are available to support students both inside and outside the classroom. They can help improve study techniques for online courses, strategize for time management, develop strategies for goal setting, self-care, and more! You can schedule an appointment... Read more
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