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The application for the 21st Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 18, 2018 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research...

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​LGBTQ Communities, Public Health, and Migration in Mexico

Application Deadline: JANUARY 31
Program Dates: July 19- August 17, 2018
Total Program Fees: $4300
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Program website: https://chid.washington.edu/study-abroad/2018/summer/lgbtq-communities-public-health-and-migration-mexico

Our time in Mexico City and surrounding areas will introduce students to local LGBTQ activists, organizations, and change-makers. We will learn from our community partners about how a country’s history shapes its LGBTQ communities. Questions we...

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The Gilman scholarship application for study abroad is scheduled to open in the coming days. and is due on March 6th. Students can earn up to $5,000.  The application deadline applies to students beginning study abroad programs in summer, early fall or fall.  Students must be undergraduates receiving a Pell grant as part of their financial aid to be eligible.

I will be hosting info sessions at the following times and will also offer writing tips: 

 *  Thursday, January 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (MGH 171)
 *  Wednesday, January 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (MGH 171)
 *  Thursday, February 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (ECC)
 *  Wednesday, February 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m.(MGH 171)

Please encourage students to come. More information about the Gilman can be found  at 

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I am pleased to announce that the Exploration Seminar to Greenland and Denmark that I will be leading from 15 August - 10 September 2018 is officially accepting applications! 

The course focus is based on physical science, but the destinations and experiences will be rich in exposure and education in culture, history, and policy. The academic motivation is for students to understand how the Greenland Ice Sheet is changing due to climate change, how this affects people in Greenland and around the world, and how Denmark is leading scientific efforts to understand these changes and political efforts to mitigate these changes. Since no roads connect towns and cities in Greenland, we will go by plane and ferry to locations that will span smaller towns, stunning natural environments, and the country’s capitol city. We will hike on the Greenland ice sheet, tour the iceberg-choked fjords, and learn from Copenhagen how it is one of the world’s most desirable places to live and one of...

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Applications for the UWRA Scholarship in Aging must be submitted by January 19. The form can be both found and submitted here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/randolcl/41110. This scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students at any UW campus....

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The Olympia Summer Academy (OSA) and the European International Studies Association (EISA) 
are pleased to announce a unique educational opportunity for graduate students, researchers, young professionals and senior undergraduates: the 2018 Olympia Summer Academy in Comparative and International Politics. We’d be grateful if you were to share this information as widely as possible (see Call for Applications attached).

For all information in regards to the program and the application process, please visit: www.olympiasummeracademy.org.
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The Honors Program is a program of advanced study in political science for undergraduates who wish to pursue a more challenging course of study in their junior and senior year. Students design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of a faculty adviser, gain in-depth knowledge and an understanding of key theoretical and empirical debates in the field of political science, and acquire research design skills and the ability to work independently on a major research project. The honors thesis program also gives students the opportunity to work closely with faculty, similar to a graduate school experience.

Program Requirements
-Pol S 487, Honors Seminar, 5 credits, Spring 2018, minimum grade of 3.3. Counts towards major requirements as a field (field determined by course content) or elective course.
-Pol S 488, Honors Thesis Seminar, 5 credits, Autumn 2018, minimum grade of 3.3. Counts towards major requirements as an elective course.
-Pol...

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We welcome everyone to our winter open house on Wednesday, January 10th!  Stop by anytime between 4-6PM and enjoy some hot cocoa, ice cream, and games while learning about our winter program opportunities.

Fire & Ice: Q Center Winter Social
Wed | January 10 | 4 to 6 pm | Q Center HUB 315

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Join us for the 2018 Scholarship Fair on Jan. 25, 2pm-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall! This event is an opportunity for UW students and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and...

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Did you know that there are approximately 140 FLAS fellowships per year for UW students?

Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? FLAS Fellowships award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages....

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