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Unique Volunteer OR Independent Study Opportunity - EDSPE 499 (5-9 Credits) ● Summer 2018


This volunteer experience OR independent study provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for people interested in working with young children with and without disabilities. 

Students will serve as interns for an inclusive summer camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities, students will participate in a professional learning community led by experts in the field. This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

  • Students earn one credit for every 30 hours of service
  • Estimate of 5-7 hours/day for 5 days/week
  • 7 weeks of camp and 3 days of volunteer training

You may also participate in this experience as a...

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Please use SLN 11145 to register.

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Environment America is hiring policy fellows and a digital strategist to join our campaign team.

Environment America Fellowship: Start a career in environmental action and advocacy by helping to build a greener, healthier world with Environment America. You’ll build powerful coalitions, lobby elected officials, earn media attention, and everything else it takes to rise to this challenge. Environment America has fellowship openings in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Boston, and Austin. Learn more and apply today.

Environment America Digital Campaigner: As a digital campaigner, you’ll work to craft and win campaigns to fight global warming and protect our public lands and wildlife. You’ll write and send emails to hundreds of thousands of supporters, coordinate with our field team of campaign organizers...

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The Pol S / JSIS / LSJ Writing Center is now accepting Writing Tutor applicants for the 2018-19 academic year. We invite all advanced undergraduate students majoring in Pol S, JSIS, and/or LSJ to apply for the positions via the following application:   Tutors work one-on-one with students to help them improve their writing, make announcements about the Center to classes, and carry out other administrative tasks. Tutors are required to attend workshops to learn how to teach writing, and must be available to work at least six... Read more
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The Philosophy department has spaces in several awesome “w” classes this summer.   Details and brief descriptions of each class below:

PHIL 267: Philosophy of Religion (I&S); A term (sln: 13049); Daily 9:40-11:50

Does God exist?

Is God is queer or disabled?

Do animals survive death?

Can religious belief be rational?

PHIL 102: Contemporary Moral Problems (VLPA/I&S); A & B term options; Daily 9:40-11:50

PHIL 102 A term (...

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ENGL 200 B, "Immigrant/Transnational Fictions," is a VLPA and W course offered summer A-term, M-Th, noon-2:10, SLN 11347.

This course is dedicated to reading and writing about works of fiction that explore the global movement of people in a time when migratory flows are increasingly met with resistance and persecution. Reading, discussion and writing in this class will engage this process of movement, what sacrifices are required, what restrictions are imposed, and what transformations might occur. We will explore the ways in which these fictional works engage the challenges of daily life to enrich our understanding of the struggles encountered by others who seek to preserve a sense of self in the absence of familiar frames of reference or forms of support. While being recognized is a powerful desire, it often conflicts with the fear of exposure, just as the pull of nostalgia competes with the embrace of new possibilities. Texts: Signs Preceding the End of the World,...

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May 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Chinese Buddhist Canon in Formation

Fei Zhao, Ph.D. in Asian Languages and Literature

Location: HUB 337, University of Washington

This talk will introduce how Buddhist texts were transmitted to early Medieval China via the Silk Road and how these texts were translated into Chinese. We will discuss the pioneer translators, their works and translation methods. Their texts formed the core of the Chinese Buddhist Canon, which in turn became the foundation of East Asian Buddhism. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! 

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This past year has made it clear: we cannot trust our political leaders to stop us from going to nuclear war. Whether he’s tweeting “fire and fury” or proposing increasing our arsenal tenfold, the President’s threats and actions have placed our communities and our world in more danger.


We need a movement of trained leaders who will demand their politicians bring us back from the brink of nuclear war, and who will demand an end to weapons that can destroy whole cities.

Each year, we bring together activists from across the country ready to take action in their community to ensure we never...

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