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Interested in exploring China and its role in the world through a Master's program at Peking University? Consider applying for UW nomination to compete internationally for the Yenching Academy program. The program offers a Master's degree in China Studies and an essentially full scholarship. 

UW Information & Nomination Details:

UW Application:

UW Deadline to Apply for Nomination: Oct. 30, 2018

UW Information Sessions:

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October 16, 2018 | 2:00-7:00 p.m. | Husky Union Building (HUB)

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 Join us for the University of Washington Graduate School Fair on October 16, 2018 from 2–7 p.m. at the HUB on the UW Seattle Campus. We invite any student who would like to learn more about what a graduate degree can do for them to attend. At the fair, you can interact with representatives from over 100 graduate programs from schools across the...

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Landscape architecture is the design of environments – environments that encompass both natural and social worlds, urban spaces and wilderness, land, water, and air. It is a practice of design for people and communities, plants and animals, while supporting social and natural processes, and protecting human and environmental health and well-being.



L ARCH 212: Designing the Future

MWF 10:00 – 11:20 | Keith Harris

3 credits, VLPA / I&S (SLN: 16869)


How do landscape architects and other designers  shape  our  cities,  our  lives,  and our futures? Through fieldwork, hands-on activities, research, and discussion, this course explores innovative and interdisciplinary design thinking and practice that addresses critical human issues from the local to the global scale.


L ARCH 300: Intro L Arch Design...

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Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader! Application Deadline: Sept. 7, 2018

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2018-19 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

More information and application available here:


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You don't have to be a music major to join one of the School of Music's performance ensembles. Membership in all groups is open to all UW students regardless of major. So make time to play…

in a band, an orchestra, a jazz or chamber ensemble, or sing in one of our choirs, and earn VPLA credits toward your degree.

Bands/Orchestra  Brass, Woodwinds  & Percussion Auditions

Meany Hall, Room 268

Choral Auditions

Music Building,  Room 213

Can I play without an audition?


9:00 - 10:30  Horn

10:30  - 11:30   Bassoon

11:30  - 12:30   Trumpet

12:30  - 1:30  Trombone

1:30 - 2:30    Tuba/Euphonium

Orchestral Strings Auditions

Meany Hall, Room 268

2:30 - 3:30    Oboe

3:30 - 5:00    Clarinet


9:30 - 11:45  Flute

12:00  - 1:30  Percussion

1:30 - 2:45   Saxophone


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Sephardic Diaspora: 1492-present 5 credits I&S/DIV   In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue—and initiated the conquest of the Americas. That same year, the king and queen of Spain expelled its Jewish community. Known as Sephardic Jews, what became of the descendants of the Jews exiled from Spain?   This course explores the unlikely experiences of Jews who spoke Spanish written in Hebrew letters, lived in the Muslim world for five centuries, studied at French schools, and made Seattle a center of their communal life in the 20th century. The course will help us overturn assumptions about the relationships between homeland and diaspora; Jews, Muslims, and Christians; politics, culture, and society in the Jewish and Muslim worlds; Antisemitism and Islamophobia; race and passing; colonialism, nationalism, and genocide; migration and political belonging; memory and nostalgia.  ... Read more
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University of Washington Q Center is looking for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty who would like to share their stories and participate as a model. Casting is on August 14 & 15 from 10-3pm @ the Q Center (HUB 315). Drop-ins and scheduled appointments welcome. All levels of experience invited. For scheduling or questions, contact Jaimée Marsh at or 206-897-1430.  Please share widely!

Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM @ Henry Art Gallery
In concert with National Coming Out Day, the Q-TECH fashion show tells the stories of the LGBTQ community at UW through the use of wearable...

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The Associated Students of the University of Washington is currently hiring for the ASUW Director of Legislative Affairs and Local Legislative Liaison.   The OGR Director of Legislative Affairs coordinates ASUW advocacy on the state, local and federal level, including communicating and advocating for the ASUW Legislative Agenda with state legislators and other relevant parties. The Director of Legislative Affairs researches legislative issues of relevance to the students of the University of Washington and communicates the findings to the ASUW Board of Directors, the state legislature and the President of the ASUW. As Director of Legislative Affairs, they will spend Winter Quarter working full-time in Olympia directing ASUW state-level lobbying efforts.   The OGR Local Legislative Liaison coordinates ASUW advocacy on the city and county level, including communicating and advocating for the ASUW Local Legislative Agenda with city and county officials, as well as other relevant parties... Read more
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Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is collaborating with the Graduate School office of fellowships and Human Subjects to host a session for students on Human Subjects and Ethical Considerations for Research. This is part of their summer fellowships advising program, Global Fellowships prep, which supports students as they apply for competitive grants like the Fulbright.

Date: Wednesday, August 8th

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Mary Gates Hall 171 

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You have just returned from your sabbatical, and it seems to have inspired you?

Yes, I did a lot of reading and thinking about “post-truth” politics and how many people today seem to think that truth is whatever feels true within their own filter bubbles.

What is a filter bubble?
The concept refers to how easy it is for all of us to seek out information that confirms our beliefs and people who agree with us. We are then inclined to equate this consensus among our sources with “truth.”

OK, how do we separate fact from fiction? 
The first goal of the class is to review what scholars have learned about how people form their opinions. We know, for example, that people do not always update their beliefs when they are exposed to new information. In fact, information that challenges prior beliefs often leads people to cling to those beliefs even more strongly! Other research shows how intuition, perception, and memory can lead us astray. Recognizing these...

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