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This announcement is from United Way of King County

United Way is Hiring. Join our effort in changing our community!

Read about the available positions by clicking on any of the links below. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

                                            Learn more about United Way's AmeriCorps Teams!

Fuel Your Future
September 15th, 2017 through July 31st, 2018
Transform schools into nutrition hubs through education, expanding access to federal nutrition programs, and community events. 
Focus Area: Food Security and Family Stability 
Program: The Fuel Your Future program reduces childhood food insecurity in low-income schools while helping families build financial
stability and meet their basic needs. FYF AmeriCorps members work with kids, parents and staff...

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Announcement from the Department of American Indian Studies



Historical practices mandated the cultural assimilation and colonization of North American Indigenous peoples, but according to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, the inevitable legacy of colonialism is likely to influence every aspect of the lives of the subjugated persons for eternity. This course will examine 1) the foundations of psychological colonization and 2) how understanding these foundations can provide a roadmap for ameliorating the ongoing disruptions to self and identity development, families, education, and the future development of tribal communities. Theoretical and empirical...

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Announcement from UW Information School

The UW Information School’s Career Services team is looking to hire a student worker for the 2017-2018 academic year. Some duties for this position include:

-          Reception coverage at the front desk of iSchool Student Services (Mary Gates Hall 420)

-          Assist employers with posting jobs to the iSchool online job board

-          Create and design web/printed documents for career services events and activities

-          Work ~8-12 hours/week with a start date of 9-18-2017, pay is $15.35/hour 

Full details and application can be found here:

Deadline to apply is August 15th, 2017. Please note, this position is only open to currently enrolled UW undergraduate students.

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This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and
the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone
analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products
work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse
roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts
will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and
market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants. All analysts will complete
developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide
exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision,
enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the...

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Announcement from the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

GWSS 290: Motherhood and Work in America and Beyond

This course introduces students to feminist perspectives on motherhood, with an emphasis on its relation to work. We will explore understandings of mothering in various social, cultural, and geographical contexts. How does American popular culture create motherhood ideals and how do they impact the subjectivities of mothers in their day-to-day lives? How does the experience of mothering vary based on race, class, sexuality, nation, and immigration status? What is the relationship between motherhood and work, particularly within the context of neoliberalism and globalization? We will focus on theses including mothering across borders; transnational representations of motherhood; medicalization, biotechnologies, and surrogacy; and motherhood as a resource for political organizing.

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Announcement from the UW Center for Human Rights   The UW Center for Human Rights has an excellent opportunity for a research internship in human rights, with a focus on Freedom of Information.   See below for more details. Please feel free to share with your friends. The position is open to all UW undergraduate students (not exclusive to any single department or majors). Project Information: Human Rights Research Intern

Project Description: Human Rights Research Intern (focus on Freedom of Information) The University of Washington Center for Human Rights (UWCHR) invites applications from undergraduates interested in forming part of our access to information research team. We are recruiting interns to conduct research on two topics, using FOIA and Washington state public records law: 1) Crimes against humanity committed in El Salvador during that country's armed conflict (1980-1992). To learn...

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Announcement from the UW Women's Center

GRE Prep Classes

The purpose of this test prep workshop is to introduce the graduate school applicant to the structure, content, and logic of the Graduate Record Exam. We will share the test-process analysis, complete content review, and practice questions. We will also discuss anxiety reduction and study techniques in order to empower the student to aim to perform competitively on the GRE. Emphasis will be placed on learning appropriate timing and strategies designed to account for the adaptive nature of this complex computerized exam.

For all GRE classes: Please purchase and bring to class Cracking the GRE with 4 Practice Tests, 2017 Edition.  It is optional to purchase 6 full-length practice tests edition.

GRE Prep Series

Summer Series I:

Dates: Sat, Sun/Sat, Sun — July 15th,16th, 22nd, and 23rd
Time: 12:30-5:30 pm
Location: UW Campus — Savery Hall (SAV) 131...

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Announcement from the UW Department of Bioethics and Humanities

402 Ethical Theory (5)  I&S  (SLN 11124) 
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one basic course in ethics. Offered: jointly with PHIL 412.

Jecker T TH 12:30-2:20 pm HSB BB1602

Graduate section is B H 502, SLN 11127

Please email for an add code.

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WRF Fellowships & Levinson Awards Research Funding Application & Info Sessions

The application is now open for WRF Fellowships and Levinson Awards! - Apply by August 28

NOTE: These two opportunities share a common application and you are welcome to apply to one or both for 2017-18 funding. 

Join us for an info session for on these funding opportunities:

Wednesday, July 12, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Monday, July 17, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Register for an info session here


Washington Research Foundation Fellowships (WRFF) for advanced undergraduates support promising students who work on...

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The Expository Writing Program in the English Department is offering several new and exciting 200 & 300-level courses in Autumn that fulfill the "C" or "W" requirement and count towards our new Writing Minor. ENGL 282 and 382 focus on developing multimodal, digital, and new media 21st literacy and communication skills. Students enrolled in these courses may want to pursue the Writing Minor - a new opportunity that is idea for students entering business, engineering, law, journalism, or other writing intensive career or who seek extra writing support. See attached flier.  The title of the courses are listed below:
  • ENGL 282 A - Composing Community
    • In English 282, we will explore how multiple modes—linguistic, visual, aural, gestural, and spatial—allow us to compose about and for selected communities. The course design and topic accommodate a broad range of disciplinary approaches to community and multimodality. We will analyze elements of effective...
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