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A Fake News & Misinformation: Mini Lecture Series sponsored by the provost’s office and open to the UW community.

Muddied waters: Online disinformation during crisis events

April 18 | 5:00-6:15 | Bagley 131

Kate Starbird, Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Cleaning up our polluted information environments

April 24 | 5:00-6:15 | Gowen 301

Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington

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We are looking for students, 10 undergrads and 2 graduate students, from across the College of Arts and Sciences interested in serving on the Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee for Students for the 2018-19 academic year.  The attached “Call for Applications” provides all the information about what ASACS does and how to apply.  We would also like to ask advisors to encourage students directly to apply.  Sometimes a personal contact makes a huge difference in the willingness of students to put themselves forward for this group.

Application deadline is May 9th.  Instructions for applying are contained in the attachment.

• Must major or intend on majoring in one of the thirty-nine (39) departments
within the College of Arts and Sciences listed in the right column here and at

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Green Dot is a national research-based program that confronts behaviors associated with power-based personal violence like stalking, harassment, and sexual assault. It relies on the community to take responsibility for increasing care and vigilance by getting us to look out for each other in the world and take action to prevent violence. We would love to have you join us Saturday, April 28th from 10-1 for an active bystander training!

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Apply today to be a Dawg Daze Leader! Help welcome new students back to campus this fall, apply at Applications due May 31st, 2018!   



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Examples of Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines: (find more in our database)

-- UW Women’s Center Meena Vashee Scholarship is awarded to one individual each year who is a survivor of domestic violence or the child of a survivor. You must be a UW undergraduate student to apply. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $2000. The 2018/2019 scholarship application is now available ...

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Public Space, Public Life

UrbDP 498A / 598A

Summer full-term, 3 credits, T/Th, 10-11:50a   Open to all students Instructor: Peter Dunn (   This class introduces students to the concept of public space, its role in the city’s social and political relations, and the tools for intervening in public spaces. How are public spaces democratic? How do people present themselves, view others, and interact in these spaces? What are the rules of behavior, and how are they enforced? Who belongs there? Is a mall or a coffee shop a public space? Does it matter if everyone is looking down at their screens? How can physical design or programmed activities change the character of public spaces? This class will explore these issues in two ways. First, we will use foundational readings and exemplary case studies as a basis for class discussions on how public spaces have been theorized, created, and studied. Second, we will use... Read more
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Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is currently accepting applications for summer internships in the Washington D.C. office. This is a great opportunity for college students, recent graduates, military veterans and others who are interested in an insider’s view of the legislative process and the daily operations of a congressional office.

Typical intern responsibilities in the D.C. office include: leading tours of the U.S. Capital, fielding calls from constituents, administrative tasks, attending congressional hearings and briefings, and assisting staff in a variety of projects including research, writing and editing.

All candidates should possess great oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated, demonstrate knowledge of computer applications, maintain a positive attitude and show initiative.

Applicants must be able to make a commitment of at least 10 weeks. Those with Washington state or Pacific Northwest ties are preferred, but all...

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Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib | Washington as a Global Actor

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

CMU 202

Washington's Chief Opportunity Officer, Lieutenant Governor Habib, will talk about global opportunities for Washington, from trade to foreign relations, and the role of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in creating a more prosperous Washington for all.

About the speaker
Before being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Governor in 2016, Cyrus Habib represented east King County in the Washington state Senate and earlier as a member of the state House of Representatives.  A graduate of Yale Law School, Habib has practiced law at Perkins Coie, the region’s largest law firm, where he helped startup technology companies raise venture capital funds and license their software. As Lieutenant Governor, he presides over the State...

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Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 2-2:45pm (NEW TIME) on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall

  • Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.


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Join the ASUW Student Safety and Speech Task Force:

Be a part of the conversation. Discuss police procedure, UW administrative action, and university policy. Contribute to a student-centric dialogue surrounding safety and speech with ASUW Director of Diversity Efforts, ASUW Director of Campus Partnerships, ASUW Local Legislative Liaison, and other student leaders. Application closes  April 16th at 5PM. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 4PM-5PM during Spring Quarter.

If you have any questions feel free to contact:

Anna Johnson, ASUW Director of Campus Partnerships,



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