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Hello and happy 2018,

This is a reminder that the final information session for the 2018 Bonderman Fellowship is this Thursday, 1/4, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Allen Auditorium, Allen Library, and we hope to see you there!

Additionally, the application deadline is next MONDAY, January 8, 2018, 12 noon (PST).

This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad. Up to eight graduate and eight undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships
will be awarded in spring 2018. Each Fellowship carries a $23,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.

Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major...

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Plenty of seats are currently available in ATM S 101: Weather, which fulfills the NW requirement.
The earth's atmosphere, with emphasis on weather observations and forecasting. Daily weather map discussions. Highs, lows, fronts, clouds, storms, jet streams, air pollution, and other features of the atmosphere. Physical processes involved in weather phenomena. Intended for

And ATM S 111 Global Warming:  Understanding the issues. Fulfills I&S/NW requirement.  With optional linked writing course ENGL 199C
Includes a broad overview of the science of global warming....

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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.

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ECFS 499: Immigrant Young Children and Nature: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

1-2 credits
Tuesdays, 4:30-5:50

​How can direct interaction with the natural world promote health, learning and development in early childhood?  

​How do young children access nature-rich play and learning environments?

​Who has access, and who doesn't?   What can be done to make nature-rich learning environments more accessible and inclusive?  

If these issues interest you, join us for ECFS 499! Courses will be offered Winter and Spring 2018 and can be taken singly or as a series. The Winter session will bring together guest speakers from multiple disciplinary perspectives to explore the relevance of nature-based early
learning experiences for children from immigrant families.

The Spring session will follow this with an introduction to core elements of nature-based early learning in practice.  

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The application/information page for Croatia Autumn Quarter 2018 Design/Build is now open for use. The link is:

Students from all departments are welcome to apply.

Any questions, please contact:

Professor Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Washington
302 Gould, Box 355734, Seattle WA 98195-5734
Office 206 616 1876

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A fun course in history- open to all students as a W course- so best for sophomore and juniors. It does include significant reading, writing and a bit of drawing.

LARCH 353H HONORS/ 5 credit course / VLPA/I&S/Writing

Designing Landscapes in a Modern World: History of Modern Landscape Architecture
Lectures: T/Th/ 4-5:50, Smith Hall 221
Quiz/ Graduate Section: Fridays 11-12:00 or 12:00-
Instructor: Thaisa Way (

The course investigate modernism, modernist theory, and the modern landscape architecture as
process, product, and theory.

What makes a good urban landscape? A great publicpark? An inspiring work of landscape art? This coursewill explore the history of designing and creating gardens and landscapes in diverse cultures and places as the profession and practice of landscape architecture has become a leading field in the design and creation of newly imagined city spaces and...

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ENGL 283, beginning verse writing MW 130-250 LOW 219

Course description

Whether you have read and written lots of poetry before or whether poetry is a new adventure for you, this class will introduce you to many new poems and will give you ways to learn and practice skills of craft. It’s O.K. if you don’t have much previous experience with poetry, but if
you’re going to be in this class, you will need to be a serious student. Please be prepared to read and write a lot!

Throughout the quarter, you will gain familiarity with a variety of poetic techniques, practice using your associative imagination, learn about traditional and contemporary poetic forms, and develop your voice through observation, self-reflection, imitation, and experimentation.

You will receive feedback from your instructor on your poems throughout the quarter. In the second half of the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in a poetry workshop and practice giving...

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NEAR E 311 The Archaeology of Biblical Israel (5) I&S
Archaeology of ancient Israel (southern Levant). Covers the know archaeological material and Biblical and other contemporaneous textual sources to explore this topic, covering the archaeological cultures from the Middle Bronze Age to the end of the Babylonian Exile (2000-300 BCE)

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 NEAR E 396: Muhammad's Mothers,
 Daughters and Wives in Muslim Historiography

Hi Advisers,

Please share this course with any interested students. Undergraduate and Graduate sections are available.

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DXARTS has a few more enrollment slots available DXARTS 471: Mecatronic Art, Design & Fabrication (Winter quarter/SLN: 13590), taught by Afroditi Psarra <>.  The course meets Monday & Wednesday 9:30am-12:20pm at the DXARTS Fablab in Ballard (4365 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107; accessible to the UW by bus 44, 30 & 31 TO 28 & 40 or by biking the Burke Gilman Trail).   This class is open to non-DXARTS students who have a basic understanding of prototyping and computer programming.  It does count as a VLPA credit.  For an add code please contact the instructor directly at <>.

Here is the description of the class:...

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